It's so annoying that all these people from iHerb come on makeupalley and write reviews. Makes me not want to order this in general cause I know their reviews are fake. Anyways, a real review. I bought this from Amazon and my skin loves this stuff. It lathers really nicely, you only need a tiny bit, and leaves your skin really clean but not too stripped. I would always notice after I washed my face with this, the blackheads on my nose would be less noticeable, (like I was using an exfoliant) but this is a foamy cleanser w/o those drying chemicals. This takes off makeup well, and my acne scars did get less noticeable with this (dunno if I can totally attribute to this though), but I think it helps with texture and it's just an awesome basic soap. If you're looking for a cheap face wash without the chemicals, this is it. :)
Still using and loving this soap. I came back today to read more reviews out of curiosity to see how it was doing! So surprised not too many people love it as much as I do. I want to start off by saying I don't use this for my face and never have, never will. This soap leaves too much of a moisturized feeling and I know that if i used on my face regularly, I would break out. i have normal/combo dry skin. For eczema however, HOLY GRAIL! i have on my arms, and some random spots as well on legs,and under buttcheek lol. This soap does wonders for that and can count on it especially because the ingredients.
I bought this and used it up to the very last sliver so I can definitely make an honest tested out review for this soap!! Before this, I never heard or tried black soap but for some reason I saw it on sale online and ordered it. This soap bar is a little bigger than your average bar of soap size and was tough to hold in one hand when it was new!! It suds up soooo beautifully and when I rub it over my wet skin in the shower it literally does feel like VELVET. Probably my most favorite thing about it. After rinsing, I can immediately feel that squeaky clean feeling on my skin but for me (someone with dry skin on the body), this made me a little worrisome the first time i tried it because I also have eczema patches on my inner elbows and some along the triceps area of my arms. And with a skin condition like that, you want to be sure to keep it well moisturized otherwise it can get irritated. ANYWAYS, smells really good not sure what that scent is but was earthy. Didn't necessarily clear up my excema but didn't make it worse either (since it was natural stuff) which is awesome and helped keep it at bay whenever flare ups did happen. I would definitly repurchase but am also going to continue using my neem soap for any skin issues.
Update: It took more than 6 months for me to finish off a bar of this soap and my skin is entirely different than it was when I started using it: smooth, no eczema, clear pores, less breakouts, quicker healing.
Since I started using this soap with my Clarisonic a few times a week, my blemishes have been healing faster and my skin is smoother and more radiant. It wasn't a miracle worker, but I can clearly see a difference since I tried it. Fantastic for my PMS shiny face!
At first I thought it was too drying; it's been a long time since I used actual soap on my face, but my face was not left uncomfortably dry or tight - felt just shy of squeaky clean. It's just right - thorough cleansing enough to remove makeup and oils from the day without causing any dry spots or flakies on my combination skin.
I'm not a fan of the smell - the plantain extract reminds me of banana peels - which I don't like, but it's bearable.The black soap scum can get a little gross inside the Clarisonic, but washes away easily enough. The bar holds up well and doesn't hold water and get goopy or slimy in the shower.
A little background...my current skincare regimen is"
-Nubian Heritage African Soap (this soap, used twice, once to wash off my makeup, and another time to actually cleanse my skin)
-ACV as a toner
-Milk of Magnesia
-SPF face lotion
-Tinted Moisturzer and bronzer
-Nubian Heritage African Soap (this soap, used twice, once to wash off my makeup, and another time to actually cleanse my skin...sometimes I will follow up with my Murad facewash)
-ACV as a toner
I have very sensitive acne prone skin and I feel like this regimen (specifially this product) is the ONLY thing that has given me nearly perfect skin. I have used ProActive, Murad, Neutrogena and any other drugstore product you can think of...and this bar has made my skin PERFECT. It has quickly faded dark marks, shrinks my poors, assists in oil production, and gets my makeup off as well as any high end product. I will always use this bar. It is great for traveling (I hate traveling with liquid soap), when I am away I use this bar as my makeup remover, facewash, and body wash. I love the scent, I love the price, and I will always have this stocked up in my bathroom. I have not tried the other scents on my face, but I know for sure, this works for sensitive acne prone skin. If any of you ladies have tried the other scents on your face with similar or better results please send me a message!
I love this soap! I use it every night after removing my makeup, to ensure everything is iff my face. And I use it in mornings when I feel oily.
This soap has helped me with redness on my face so much. And I feel like when I use this, my breakouts appear to the surface more quicker, helping me to get rid of them faster.
Has an amazing smell to it, and I love how cheap it is for this bar of soap! Lasts for a longggg time.
I have been using this soap for a month on my face. I have acne prone, clog-prone skin that gets pretty oily. I use Paula's choice 2% bha to keep the clogs at bay. I ordered this soap because I heard great things about African black soap. This was very cheap. I ordered a bar from iherb for less than $4. Shipping was very fast. This is a relatively big bar of soap. It as a very nice, fresh, smell. It soaps up pretty nicely. It cleans my face very well, and leaves it feeling very clean and fresh. It does not dry out my face.I don't break out from this, but I don't think it exactly helps improve my skin either. It just leaves my face very well cleaned. Previously, I used PC's hydralight cleanser, which I really liked. However, I am going to continue using this soap because it performs just as well, and costs much less than your typical facewash. I also use this with my Clarisonic at night and it works very well with that as well.
Got this at vitamin shoppe (they do carry a lot of nubian heritage stuff)...and was excited to try this out. I read it initially on iHerb.com and seeing the glowing reviews I just had to run out and get it. First off my skin is on the oily side but gets dry very easily. The smell is divine, very unique and I was very skeptical about using bar soaps to wash my face but this particular one included shea butter so I didn't hesitate. The first few days my skin felt pretty good, nothing to write home about, but after using this bar soap everyday (once a day) for 2 weeks, I broke out in tiny bumps all over. Especially my cheeks where it is very sensitive to acne breakouts. I believe this bar soap is "too soapy" and i would not recommend as a facial wash.
Anyway I use this in the shower on my body now, I keep it away from my face (critical).. The smell is still good and it lasts for quite a while..makes for a good body exfoliater.
Did i already mention that it smells really good?
I'm not a big fan of bar soaps, but this stuff is amazing. I've tried so many things for my adult acne, and I saw a random blogger review it and thought "why not." I paid $4 or so for it at Whole Foods, and it's not drying and is helping clear up my acne!
I had high hopes for this soap after rave reviews about it clearing up people's acne, but once again I am disappointed. It didn't leave my face dry like a lot of others said, but it didn't clear up my acne. I noticed a slight slight improvement, but nothing to write home about--I have pretty moderate to severe acne, for reference. I used it non stop for about two months, and nothing. My face didn't purge or clear up really, just kind of stayed the same. After I noticed it wasn't doing anything for my face, I started using it on the rest of my body. It didn't clear up any acne on my chest or back and it made my legs and arms very dry and somewhat itchy. Smells great, but won't be repurchasing unless it is for handsoap only.
I bought this because it said it woul even out skin tone, well been using for about two weeks and haven't really seen a change in the department BUUUT!!! I love the natural smell and it made my KP feel super smooth!!! So that's a plus! I'll continue using it and see if it helps with my HIP an uneven tone