Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap - Peppermint

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5 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$


Key Ingredients: African Mint Extract, African Black Soap (Saponified Shea Butter and Palm Kernel Oil)

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

got this primarily to use as shaving soap since I prefer those over gels. it left my legs super soft without clogging my razor or causing any irritation. I used this as a face wash because, why not? It left my face feeling super soft yet oh so clean. works well with a loofah on a stick to clean my back as well which is something I realized I needed (I had been previously using a bar of soap by rubbing it on the loofah which is a bit of a pain as it can destroy the loofah over time). all in all this is a great product and the peppermint aspect leaves me feeling so fresh. I much prefer this over shea moisture's African black soap which is thicker and smells like sulfur.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

i really loved alaffia's black african soap--- before it was reformulated. now its scented in citrus or peppermint and is nothing like its former self.
it used to be THICK, it used to smell so earthy, like dirt. now its runny and watered-down and lacks that true hippie scent.
i purchased its old formulation by bulk from some hippie drugstore in Madison, WI. you can now find alaffia nearly everywhere. you guys are a let down now that you came into town. do something about it :) i loved you so

on 11/30/2012 6:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

this is billed as an all-in-one product, so i shall review it as such.

i tried this as a shampoo first. YUCK. it barely lathered (and that's with adjusted expectations for natural shampoos) and left my hair course and sticky.

as a face wash, it was a winner: mild, yet effective. as many have commented, this noticeably reduces acne. african black soap applied with a bamboo face brush is an ideal combination because the brush sloughs off dead skin while the natural soap minimizes irritation.

additionally, this can be used as a body wash. it works for that, but isn't my favorite.

so while i was looking for a natural shampoo, i found a face wash! just don't think this is an all-in-one.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love this stuff! I bought this on a whim while shopping in health food store, and I am so glad that I found it. I constantly battle breakouts, rashes, dry skin, itchiness, and redness. This calmed my skin down without clogging my pores. My skin has not looked this good in years! I have to admit that I was skeptical when I noticed that mint was the first ingredient listed. I recommend ignoring the ingredient list and just trying it. You won't regret it.

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on 10/4/2012 7:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I bought this at Whole Foods as a last resort because they didn't have my favorite Nubian Heritage bodywash. I really love peppermint scents so that's what really urged me to buy it. While I used it, my shower was filled with the perfect, aromatic balance of peppermint essential oil. When I say that was an awakening scent, it really was! It left my skin feeling minty clean and moisturized. I will repurchase this soap again and probably try the tangerine citrus next time. Idk if it is black soap because the ingredients would say plaintains and black ash, but then again it makes my skin feel glamorous.

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