An African Black Soap Bar Alongside Its White and Green Packaging

African black soap adopts the name of its color and is to soaps what activated charcoal is to beauty masks. Made completely from plant-based ingredients, this skin care product is the solution to everything, from breakouts to stretch marks.

Here’s why this soap has ER African Market’s approval. (Spoiler alert: it’ll also have yours by the time we’re through.)

1. It Has Zero Chemicals

Chemicals equal skin irritation for some of us. However, that’s not a problem with black soap, whose natural ingredients make it gentle yet antimicrobial. It helps reverse the effects of chemicals in cosmetics and skincare products and removes more bacteria from the face and body than their chemical-based counterparts.

2. You Don’t Have to Sample It

With most skincare products, you have to request or buy samples before making a commitment because you don’t know how they’re going to react with your skin. If your skin is on the drier end, you’re likely going to want to avoid anything fragrant, be it soaps or moisturizers. If it’s more oily than dry, you might be wary about oil-stripping or adding more of it to your skin.

However, compatibility isn’t even an issue with black soap.

  • This soap will only take away excess oil if you have oily skin.
  • If you have dry skin, this soap will moisturize your skin.
  • If you have combination skin, this soap will help you balance the two to maintain a healthy glow.
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3. It Soothes Irritated Skin

Your skin might feel itchy, sensitive, and irritated due to several skin conditions, such as seasonal allergies, eczema, dermatitis, and maybe even a zit in some cases. You can rub aloe vera on your face, but that would only take care of the problem for a short while.

The black soap is a permanent solution to these skin issues, and some of its versions work particularly well for skin rashes.

4. It Exfoliates

Exfoliation doesn’t have to be a long and tedious process. You can exfoliate your body by rinsing it with black soap. This applies to both men and women, who’re used to removing their hair through shaving, waxing, plucking, etc.

For instance, if someone shaves his beard in the morning, they might feel and see razor burns and rashes on their skin. They can take care of these aftereffects by lathering it up with some of our black soap.

Shop African Soaps and Beauty Products Online

Visit our online African store for authentic African products across several categories. Buy African black soap online or treat yourself to a hearty breakfast away from home but with all the right flavors, which you can easily find in our African spice section.

Get in touch to request African snacks, beverages, and other products that remind you of home sweet home.