No No No!!!... I really wanted to like this product because of all the wonderful ingredients however it burned my face, dried it out, and caused it to overproduce oil. By the end of the day I looked like and oily raisin. I tried to use it on my body but it burned my body and actually caused a painful burn on my stomach. I'm not sure but the burning was probably caused because black soap tends to have a high ph and skin is slightly acidic so in using something with a high ph can be to harsh. Although if I'm correct this product has lemon juice and aloe which can lower ph so I'm not sure what caused the burning but this product is just not for me. Mabye my skin is too sensitive. I prefer to use a fragrance/dye free gentle cleanser like Olay or Dove and then use a serum or a clay mask in the evenings to gently exfoliate with or treat acne. I liked the smell though it smells fresh and natural.
This is my HG when it comes to clearing acne. I have suffered from acne since the age of 10 and I am now 24. I tried birth control in college because prescription meds and over the counter products did nothing for my mild acne. It was the ONLY thing that cleared my skin completely. After 4 years of being on the pill I decided to ditch it in hopes that my skin would stay clear...it did for 6 months and then BAM...moderately severe acne. Talk about a blow to my self esteem. I went back to the dermatologist and she prescribed Epiduo...worst thing I've ever used on my skin. Extremely harsh. After 2 months I couldn't take the extremely sensitive skin on my face. Then one day my coworker told me he used his roommate's Dudu Osun black soap and it was already clearing up some of his razor bump scars after one use. I did some research and realized I had nothing to lose. I found a different brand in a local store because I couldn't find Dudu Osun. It started working wonders immediately. Then a month later I went to Atlanta and found a crapload of Dudu Osun soap and stocked up. It's stronger than the the first one I bought which is great because I had horrible acne. I use it twice a day because I have super oily skin. This product is DEFINITELY worth a try. I no longer suffer from acne (with that once a month exception) and am just working on clearing up the really old acne scars. This soap clears up most scars and acne, but I now use lemon juice and honey to help aid in getting completely clear skin. Please give this product a try. It's cheap and smells great as well. Be sure to use a moisturizer afterwards though.
TIP: I have horrible acne prone/oily skin. The first 2 weeks I used this soap it DID cause a little redness and did burn/sting when I used it. But my skin got used to it and now it no longer burns/stings or causes redness. I have been using this soap for 7 months. If you have dry or sensitive skin I recommend a brand of black soap that is not as harsh as this one. This product WILL dry your skin out and remove the oils...which is what clears the acne.
I like this soap, I like the smell and I like what it does for my skin. I have oily skin and at first a bought an imitation black soap from target that left my with red patches on my cheeks. (Looking like santa in the face with rosey red cheeks) So I researched dudu and I liked the reviews that I was reading. It lathers really well, so I dont use a towel with it. I just use my hands as if I am spreading a cream cleanser on my face, it has the same effect.
Even with my oily skin, I will say this is the only thing that has dried my skin, cant say that I am complaining. However, it is the winter so having flaking skin is not an option, I just use a small amount of shea butter on my skin as a moisturizer. I do mean a small amount because a little goes a loong way!. The dudu black soap has tightened up my skin and is now lightening the dark marks on my face. Its like a cleanser and toner in one.
I do have some small breakouts from time to time, I figured its just deep cleaning out the impurities from the other cleansers that I was using before this dudu soap. The breakouts never last and are gone by the next day. I wash my face morning and at night and have been using for a week now. I must say, I do like the natural glow that has come over my facial skin.
I almost forgot..the price is excellent.. I purchased mine from amazon and I bought six bars for 10 bucks!!
I have been completely cured of this GOD AWFUL mess that is acne that I have suffered with since the age of 10. I am now 36 years old and have grown weary with the constant cycle of breakout and dry up and breakout and scar up. Ran across this soap at the health food store and decided to try it. My skin has literally changed over night. I have not had ONE SINGLE PIMPLE or one UNDER THE SKIN CYST since the night I first used this soap. Aside from the scars that remain from previous years and years of acne, I am COMPLETELY acne free after one week of using this soap. I have been telling everyone I know who even suffers from just an occasional pimple about this soap. LOVE IT! I have thrown every single acne cleanser, masque, toner, etc. that I had under my counter away. I have a 13 year old son who is just starting to go through the breakout craze and I have him using it as well. His skin has completely changed. Breakouts have halted and the oiliness is gone. One MAJOR plus to this soap is that it fades dark spots and your skin starts to look brighter. It will take quite a while for this to fade the years of damage that I have done from picking, etc. but I can already see some of my major damage starting to slowly lighten! I can't say enough about this soap!!! If you are at your wits end, TRY IT! My entire regimin consists of this soap, along with 2.5 BP after washing. That's all. Nothing more. TRY IT!!!!
this soap really dries out my skin, just the face. I gotta tell you if your looking for a soap , you better get the Raw African Black soap, is not as drying as this one. Also Use The Fruit of the earth Vitamin e cream to moisturize after the use of the abs. It really cheap! Walmart, Dollar General...
I'd heard a lot of good things about Dudu Osun on skincare forums, so in my quest for fresh, clear skin, I finally decided to take the plunge last week. I bought mine from a local black beauty supply store for £1.35, which isn't a bad price. On opening the box, I was immediately hit by its scent. I actually find it a nice zingy smell, but others might not find it to their taste. Using it for the first time, I sliced a chunk off and put the rest back in the box, which I do with all my soaps to make them last longer. It was a bit crumbly but not a big issue. Once in the shower, I rubbed the soap in my hands and it foamed really well - no black foam though, as I was expecting from other reviews, just a greyish cream colour. I rubbed it all over my body, then put a bit on my flannel and gently rubbed with that, and then rinsed well. I was pleasantly surprised to find no stinging whatsoever - even on my face (which I'd incidentally done a lactic acid peel on the day before). The only soap I have ever found to sting me is Kojie San, but this was a lot milder on my sensetive face, and got me a hell of a lot cleaner. My skin didn't feel too dry afterwards either and it appears to help my body lotions sink in better. After using twice a day for nearly a week now, I can happily say that this stuff is shizz, and definitely lives up to its good name. My skin is soft, bright and clean so no complaints so far. I'm hoping in the long term this will be a great aid, along with my other products, to even out my skin tone and remove my permatan.
I ordered this a little over a week ago from Amazon (I'm stationed in Germany and couldn't find it here). Anyway, it came here really fast and was in good shape. I got 3 bars for 10 which isn't bad at all.
This soap smells SO good! I've been using it for 4 days now and have already noticed a few old pimples fading and one super stubborn closed comedone is gone. I typically have very sensitive skin (I get hives really easy if I scratch myself and my face gets very red if I use something rough) but I had no problems when I used this soap.
I must note though, I don't use the actual bar on my face, I just lather it up and use the lather my hands. My husband is half African American, half Thai and has pretty oily skin, and a lot of open follicles, but since using this soap it has helped drastically. My face hasn't been dry enough that I've had to use a moisturizer yet, but if I need to I will update.
LOVE this stuff!
This product is not for acne of the face... as it is too harsh - if you are lucky to use it on your face by all means clear that face acne! But this stuff will clear the "appearence" of stretch marks and body scars and dry up body acne... hair bumps too... just make sure you heavily moisturize. The pricing is defintely not consistent - those little kiosks that sells the soaps are too expensive (for me)!
This dried my already face out and broke me out like crazy. May be good for some people but definitely can't be good for sensitive skin
The first day you use this soap you will see improvement !
Use a light hand, because it is very potent with it's cleansing properties !
It removes your most stubborn makeup, acne, and dark spots amongst other things !
Make sure you use a light lotion, or cream afterwards because it can be drying !
I would suggest an all natural moisturizer, like shea butter, jojoba, almond,etc... because the soap is all natural, plus you would defeat it's purpose adding chemicals to your skin !
Also make sure your using spf while outside, the soap uses lime/lemon juice which can make your skin more sensitive to the sun !
Over all this soap is awesome, please never stop making Du Du Osun !