What is African Black Soap?

African black soap is revered for having skin nourishing benefits due to an abundance of antioxidants.  The soap is made from the ashes of Plantain skin and leaves, cocoa pod ash, palm leaves, and palm oil, palm kernels oil, shea butter and sometimes coconut oil.

Plantain skins and leaves have a high concentration of iron and vitamins A and E.  Vitamin E helps with tissue structure, is healing and helps moisturize the skin improving texture and tone.  Vitamin A benefits collagen production. Allantoin in the leaves of plantain stimulates the growth of new skin cells. Palm oil is rich in antioxidants and two forms of vitamin E tocopherol and tocotrienol, which is useful in the treatment of acne and eczema and reduces cell damage caused by environmental toxins and free radicals. Palm kernel oil is high in lauric acid giving it antibacterial and antifungal properties. Cocoa pod ash softens and firms the skin and has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to fight against free radicals, repair damaged skin and renew skin cells.

Benefits of African Black Soap:

  1. Protects Against Photo Aging
    Antioxidants in black soap protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin aging, wrinkles and facial lines. Improves Skin Tone
  2. Black soap firms and tones skin and improve skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin.

  3. Fades Skin Discolorations

    Black soap helps even out and fade brown spots and discolorations.

  4. Reduces Inflammation and Skin Irritations

    Black soap helps reduce inflammation and skin irritations. It is soothing on dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes and red areas.

  5. Helps to Heal Problem Skin

    It eases the symptoms of skin conditions like acne.  Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat and clear acne, gets rid of blackheads, psoriasis and eczema.

  6. Has Deep Cleansing Action

    Black soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing.  It also is effective at removing makeup because of the oils and butters.

  7. It Alleviates Razor Bumps

    It is often used by men during shaving because of the high shea butter content, which protects the skin.

  8. It’s an Effective Exfoliant

    The ashes in black soap provide exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells and thereby improve fine lines, soften and rejuvenate rough skin.