Unlisted Brand • DuDu Osun African Black Soap • Gels/Soaps
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
If you have acne, this will clear up and brighten your skin as well as aid in giving you an even skin tone. But do not use this on your face more than twice a day for it is VERY drying and can start to cause irritation. The soap is very strong which is why it is a great cleansing bar. But because it can be very drying it is best to use a really good moisturizer directly afterwards. I use coconut oil instead of shea butter to counter the dryness. I have been using this soap for about 4 months now and one bar of soap will last you a very long time using it everyday. It will last about a month whereas most other soaps last about a week or two. So you get more for your buck. I should also add that it shrinks pores.
EDIT: 9 months into using this and I still love it! My younger sister, who has been having skin problems, finally purchased it. I told her about the soap the first month I began using it and she sort of ignored me and kept doing her own thing. Now she confessed to me that she would be staring at my face because of how flawless it looks and trying to figure out what it was that I was using. Now she uses the soap, even ordered 6 bars at a time. I'm so in love with this soap, it's the only one I use and I never plan on using anything else.
I also order 6 at a time so when I nearly ran out I couldn't wait for my next batch to come in because there was NO WAY that I was going to use any other kind of soap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I credit both this and the Dr. Woods liquid black soap with almost completely eliminating my hormonal acne - something no other product has been able to do, including Accutane. A couple of months ago I began using the Dr. Woods black soap to clean my face twice a day. I was so impressed with the results that I decided to do some more research on black soap and discovered that Dudu Osun is one of the most widely known brands of black soap on the market. As others have mentioned, there are a number of imitation black soaps out there, however the origin and ingredients of Dudu Osun are entirely authentic. I began using it shortly after my experience with Dr. Woods, and have been amazed at the results. Initially, it did sting quite a bit, but my skin has become accustomed to it and now I no longer notice it. I use Dudu Osun on both my face and body twice a day, and NOTHING gets rid of my makeup better. When mixed with water, it lathers into a deep brown foam, and it completely removes any trace of bacteria/oil from the skin both on and beneath the surface. What amazes me the most is how exfoliating it is! I have used a number of facial scrubs in the past, including Olay's microdermabrasion kit, and none of them compare to black soap - which doesn't even contain any "scrubbing" particles! After about one week, I could see red spots and acne scars reduce in size, and right now the surface of my skin is almost completely even with the exception of a few small blemishes (which I attribute to my hormonal acne). The best skin care products I have ever tried all have natural ingredients and cost substantially less than their "brand name" counterparts. Dudu Osun pure African black soap is no exception. Do your research and if it sounds right for you, give it a try!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Dudu was my first experience with black soap and I was pretty pleased. I'd like to get my hands on some of the black soap from Ghana other reviewers mentioned before I try this again. I never felt any stinging and my skin always felt really soft and clean afterwards. Oh, and the smell is WONDERFUL. It's not an HG, but it's one of my favorite bar soaps for sure.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
AMAZING SOAP. After 4 days of use, for the first time in my life, I have CLEAR skin. It has even cleared up milia that was imbedded in my skin for so long I thought only a dermatologist could get them out. Acne scarring has faded dramatically. Leaves skin super clean and soft as a baby's behind. No need for makeup anymore!! Wish I had found this 20 years ago.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Other, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
Since I've started using this soap my skin is smoother and it doesn't break out anymore. Makes my skin a little dry, but a good moisturizer does the trick. I think it's making my skin lighter which is cool for my acne scars but I hope it doesn't change the overall tone of my skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had read so much good stories about this soap so that when I came across it, I bought a bar and tried it. This soap burns and it irritated and scorched my face. My face had weals and looked like I got sunburnt. I don't know if it is the lime and lemon juice in this soap that makes it so acidic and burning. I am totally disappointed as I thought it would be gentle and moisturizing. I feel like throwing it in the bin but because my sister has skin issues I said I would let her try it, maybe it will be different for her skin type.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was in an african store at the flea market and I saw a woman purchasing this product. Lately I have been having issues with my skin and everything that I try seems to work for a little while and then I would be back to the same problems. The woman purchasing the soap had flawless skin I mean FLAWLESS. I asked her if she liked the product and she told me she had been using the Dudu Osun soap for over 15 years. She advised me to purchase the soap and she said I would never use anything again. Well I purchased it and I LOVE it. My dark spots from blemishes are fading away right before my eyes. I do notice that my skin is dry after I wash the soap off. But like stated in other reviews it's nothing a little shea butter can't help. I love this soap and I am on the road to better and flawless skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I find this soap to be very harsh. A family member got me some pure DuDu soap from Africa and I was excited to try it as my father (who is Afro-Brazilian but has Nigerian ancestary) said he used it as a child and loved it. I should've known it wouldn't work for me as mine and my father's skin types are so different - he has tough skin and I have sensitive skin that reacts to just about everything.
I've tried this on my face and it was a disaster - it dried my skin out like a prune, irritated my skin and caused me to breakout in cystic acne. On my body it's slightly better because it did make me feel very clean, but it dried out my skin again.
I'm very fond of the smell of this soap, but that's about it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brunette, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I decided to try this product after seeing numerous videos on Youtube raving about the benefits of ABS. After some hunting, I found it at a local beauty supply store for $7.95. I used it on my face as well as my body, with mixed results. It was very drying, but I followed up with a good moisturizing lotion and my skin felt very soft. My face was another matter; I never use soap on it because it's very sensitive. While this soap worked on my body, it was too harsh for my face - I broke out within a couple of days. Upon recommendation, my mom bought me another type of African Black Soap which came wrapped in brown paper from an African supply store. Oh my goodness, what a difference! You only need a little as lathers up well. While it was still drying, I did not break out. I just used Cetaphil moisturizer after. My face felt so soft, I could not stop touching it. Within a week, the once enlarged pores on my cheeks had shrunk significantly. I would recommend that if you are just starting to use African Black Soap, you should do some research first. There are so many brands that claim to be pure ABS, but contain extra additives that can be harsh on your skin. While I love this soap, I would not buy this brand again. I'll only buy the one that comes wrapped in brown paper, which is from Ghana.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
my friend recommended this product to me because i have acne prone skin and she swears that this soap got rid of all her acne. so i learned the hard way that this soap needs to be used in serious moderation. instead of directly rubbing the soap on your face, you have to rub it in circular motion in your palms and then once the soap suds start forming, use that to wash your face. although i consider myself to have oily skin sometimes, this soap cleans off everything including makeup. however, i find it quite drying and it burns the skin a bit for me. immediately after use, remember to apply good moisturizer. i follow with olay but whatever works best for you. i think this product takes some time getting used to but overall, it's pretty good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Black
Wel..I just got this few days ago.and have tried this soap on my blemished skin about 3 times. Good thing is..my skin doesn't react badly..no new acne formed..Bad thing is...it burns my skin like nobody's business..I yelped right after few seconds massaging my face and splashing with 100% cold water! that's why 2 lippies off
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I gave this soap 4 stars because in winter, it's best to use the Ghana version, which is less drying because it doesn't contain lemon and lime oils. But if you have really oily skin all year long, then this is the only soap you'd ever need.
Now Beware of imitations of this soap. There are plenty of fakes out there. Original black soap has to have either cocoa ash or/and plantain skin ash. It must have shea butter and honey as well. That's the basics of a good african black soap. Shea butter and honey are the 2 things that you will find every african with a good skin uses. You can google the properties of both to find out why. I know that because I'm 100% african and have traveled to different countries of the continent before coming to the U.S.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was surprised to located anything on here about Dudu. I love love love this product. I have been using it for over 5 yrs and will continue to do so. Not only does it help keep any threat of acne at bay but is helps fade any discoloration. I can actually say this my HG of skincare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
All black soaps are not created equal.
I used this soap and it burned my skin . This was due to the lime content in the soap. Dudo osun , which is Nigerian black soap, has more of a lime and lemon content while Ghana black soap does not . I used Dudo osun for three weeks and gave up. I took a 4 month break and tried Ghana black soap which my skin loves. It cleaned my skin thoroughly without the stinging burning sensation. I have been using it more one month and will not use anything else. I follow this with my green tea toner, la roche sunscreen, then fote aloe vera gel. My skin tone looks amazing. My spots have faded and my pores are invisible. My theory is that the black soap cleans your pores and the aloe vera blocks dirt particulars from entering your skin while soothing your skin. What ever the reason is it has been working.
I think using FOTE aloe vera after black soap is great because it will soote whatever burning sensation you experience.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been using this soap since mid February and it's cleared up 75% of my pimples. I am sticking to this soap as it really works. I just purchased a six pack from near where I live. This was £5 so about $7.50. What a bargain for something that actually works.. but they do sell these a lot in London you can get one bar for 89 pence so a little over a dollar . I've been using this soap with pure unrefined shea butter which I bought online and with aloe vera gel. Washing with it twice daily.
So far its working great, and everyday my skin gets better. I did break out in the first two weeks when I first used this, but i think my skin was just purging. You have to persevere and fingers crossed good results will follow. It can be a little drying but that's no problem a little shea butter & aloe cant fix. What I really want to get rid of is the acne scarring left on my face and I have a few lightly pitted areas on my cheeks. So far its working well & the acne scars are fading. It has really helped with my blackheads... I only have a few now. Over all my skin is looking the best its done in a long time, I love this soap. All I just use is a bit of powder on my face now and that's my foundation done.
I'll update again in 2 months time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I gave this product a 2 rating because I wasn't particularly impressed w/ this soap. I got it in the liquid version. It had a generic, sharp soapy scent w/ a bit of a medicinal note. It was a bit "cooling" on the skin in a mentholy when while I was washing with it. It did leave my facial skin a bit dry after and I think? It may have broken me out. Overall did nothing for acne or blackheads etc. Have switched to using it as a body soap to use it up and don't really even love it for that since the smell is not great, but it is moisturizing on my body since it has shea butter.
The authenticity of various black soaps is also under question. Mine was liquid, here is what the supposed "true" black soap is supposed to look like, and it is not supposed to be really black:
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I only use this on my body right now and love how my skin feels after I take a bath...I will try it on my face and update the review at a later time...It is all natural and has a fresh scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Seeing as my dad is Nigerian, I've been using this soap on and off since I was young as whenever we went to Nigeria he would get some. I must say - it DOES have a tendancy to dry my skin in the winter if I use it everyday, so I limit my usage for only when I've broken out. I like it because it clears up my acne well, and takes off ALL traces of my makeup. Make sure you moisturise with a rich moisturiser after using. I have combo (oily t zone normal cheeks) skin and this works fine for me aslong as I don't use it everyday. I don't mind the smell either, I hardly notice it anymore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a an acne problem of course, i tried black soap before and it never worked and i used it for a month with no results. As i did my research i found out that some black soaps were imitations, i think that's it was because it did nothing for me. About 4 weeks ago i decided to try it again but this time i picked this one up and it worked wonders, not only did it clear up my acne, it made my skin soft, and i am starting to see my dark spots fade. I would admit within the second week of use i did start to break out, but it all went away, and its also a bit drying but that's what i use Shea butter for ,both of them together works wonders!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This the best soap I've ever used on my face, hands down! I have sensitive acne-prone skin and nothing ever cleared me... this does. I only wash with this at night then slather on pure shea butter and I wake up with soft skin and NO breakouts, it's amazing. In the morning I wash with water, that's all, just water. My skin has never been better and I think it's the combo of this soap and shea butter.