Nubian Heritage African Black Soap

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap
African Black SoapAfrican Black Soap

3.9

83 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

African black soap base, African shea butter, oats, aloe, plantain extract, vitamin E, essential oil blend, vegetable glycerin, palm ash, rosemary extract, iron oxides.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

Sadly, an average soap that did nothing for my eczema or acne. While it did not cause any irritation, break outs or drying out my skin excessively (it is a deep cleansing soap, so don't expect much moisturising effects), it does lather well and cleaned my skin. Basically, just a regular soap that does what it's supposed to do.

I would give it a 3 star rating if not for the crazy giant chunks in this soap that makes it a pain to use.
I've used African black soaps before, and while they did have a slightly rough texture, it was more like a very gentle and mild scrub, unlike this scratchy soap. It completely does not help my eczema or sensitive skin to have chunks in my soap that scratch it while I'm using it.

I might recommend African black to soap to others with sensitive skin problems, but I will definitely not be recommending this one.

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on 4/15/2018 11:37:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Omg I had a relative buy this black soap for me Bc the vitamin store was having a sale & I wanted to try this soap bar as a shower 🚿 soap! But once I opened the package I was horrified by the strong fragrance of this soap!& I'm so upset Bc I can't tolerate anything on my skin that's perfumed 👎🏻😖& when I read others reviews on this & checked out the ingredients list there's no mention of a synthetic stinky baby powder scent in it ! But I looked @ the package & there's fragrance listed high up on the label! I guess I just have to air out the soaps & then use them & hopefully once the scent goes away I can use them without a allergic reaction! 😖! So annoying! I'm so disappointed in this soap Bc I was expecting a natural fresh banana 🍌 scent like others mention but it's a gross fragrance 😖!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I used this years ago before my skin became more sensitive after Accutane. It worked fine, I even used it on my face occasionally (even though you shouldn't use soap on your face). Now it gives me contact dermatitis, particularly in the space under my armpits. It's just too abrasive for me. I still use it to clean my makeup brushes, though.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

So I read a lot of reviews here of people who had a lot of issues with the product. I will say this isn't your every day product, moreso like once or twice a week. I would use this if I am doing a hydrating facial immediately after. The product has a clarifying effect so it will strip off everything. I love this for my whole body including to wash my hair with since I have a buzz cut. I love how it foams up so lavishly and just gets the job done.

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on 1/27/2018 5:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I decided to try this soap out hoping it would cure my mild / cystic acne.
Skin type: oily T-zone at times, dry/very dry everywhere else

Pros -
Nice smell
Very affordable

Cons -
Dry, tight feeling after use
had opposite affect on acne, ended up making it worse and even giving me roscea which has never happened before
Didn't help with pigmentation
Personally a bit hard to use and store as its a soap bar
extremely dirty and unhygenic as bars of soap tend to attract a lot of bacteria
Pieces in the soap are a bit sharp and rough, can make small cuts and tears in skin.
Way too dark in color, meaning preservatives + extra colours, normally black soaps are brown-darkbrown in color as the products its made of arent black.

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on 10/11/2017 10:40:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE I TRIED USING THIS AFTER 2 DAYS IM SAYING OKAY ITS CURING MY OILY SKIN BOY WAS I WRONG IT MADE MY ACNE WORSE LIKE BIG BUMPS ON MY FOREHEAD GREAT PRICE BUT AWFUL PRODUCT

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on 9/18/2017 9:11:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought this off iherb.com for $5, plus extra shipping, with goals to clear my moderate acne/hyperpigmentation many months back. I'd seen generous amounts of great reviews on Youtube and everywhere so I decided that I might as well give it a try as it's affordable

Skin type: oily

Pros -
Nice smell
Very affordable

Cons -
Dry, tight feeling after use
Didn't clear any acne instead broke me out a bit
Didn't help with pigmentation
Personally a bit hard to use and store as its a soap bar
Pieces in the soap are a bit sharp and rough (the oats, I'm guessing?)

I'm not African-American but I was also recommended this and it was still worth a try. I didn't see it helping my skin, however I continued to use it for a couple of weeks, even tried it with bacne or a spin brush for deeper cleansing but still didn't see any results. It's actually been in my cupboard for months not being used. So honestly and unfortunately it didn't work for my skin. Not everything works for everyone. But there's many great reviews on this and I'm sure it may help with some other people's skin massively. Won't be buying again, but could be worth a try for you.

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on 5/8/2017 12:03:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

If you have acne, just try this soap. If it doesn't do anything for your breakouts, you can use it up on your body. I've been using it for almost two years and in conjunction with an alcohol-free toner my skin went from very breakout prone to only somewhat breakout prone. I can usually get a bar for around $4 dollars and sometimes I can find it on BOGO sale. I find that this product can make my skin feel kind of tight (squeaky clean) so I always moisturize after cleansing my face with it.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm not sure if this is the exact brand I want to review but this sounded similar enough. My mother bought African black soap in a deal on Groupon when it was very popular. She's not a huge fan of it so I am currently using what's left of it since I like it a lot. It's very cocoa butter smelling and is a nice creamy texture. I am not personally African American, I'm white with 1/8 Native American blood but I rather like African black soap and know it can be used by multiple skin tones and types. It seems to heal my eczema and acne I get very well and seems very moisturizing. Would definitely buy again!

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on 8/16/2016 4:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral

Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Black

Pros: Very affordable, cleared pimples, made my skin look matte(which I love because I have oily skin), resolved discoloration on my cheeks

Cons: Very tight feeling and drying (so dry to normal skin people, not recommended to try ) and smell might be outputting to some.

Where to buy: Singaporeans, I got this on iHerb.com. Not sure if you can find any selling in stores here.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


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