reneemeraz510's review of Alaffia Liquid African Black Soap unscented


6 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This product is my holy grail! I used to suffer from severe acne until I started using this soap to cleanse my face.

I have oily and acne prone skin and have tried a variety of facial soaps in the past with no luck which normally resulted into even more break outs. I decided to read up on cleansing soaps that have natural ingredients and came across this product, which has amazing reviews.

I then headed to my nearest Whole Foods and purchased a 16 fluid ounce bottle for only $6.00. I picked up the unscented version and noticed the packaging has a pump. The label also claims that this soap can be used as a shampoo, body wash, shaving soap, and as a facial cleanser, which I found quite interesting.

I was a bit skeptical when using this product for the first time, as I was afraid it would irritate my sensitive skin like the numerous other products I have tried. The consistency is a bit on the thicker side and has a strange "earthy" aroma. I rubbed the product thoroughly all throughout my face and rinsed it off. My face never felt so refreshed and clean with any other product! The next morning, my skin still felt tight and and fresh, which is amazing since I am normally an oil slick whenever I first wake up.
After weeks of using this soap, I noticed my acne completely cleared up and a huge reduction in oil breakthrough. This product has saved my skin and I will definitely be repurchased again and again. One bottle has also lasted me about a year or so, which is another huge plus.

On the label on the back of the product, it states "In West Africa, authentic black soap is also known for its Yoruba name, Ossť Dudu. 'Dudu' means the color black, which comes from the extensive 'cooking' of the soap to the point of charcoal." Whenever I use this soap, my boyfriend always asks,"Are you going to use that doo doo soap again?" Lol.

If you have oily/ acne prone skin, I highly recommend this product to those with the same or similar skin type. It is definitely worth a try and truly works wonders!

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