African black soap has been around for centuries, but is only now starting to create a buzz in the beauty world

The skincare product emanates from West Africa and is made from the ash of indigenous plants and peels.

In recent times, the soap – which also goes by the name Dudu-Osan –  is typically black in colour and has been hailed for it’s all-natural, ‘miracle-working’ properties.

Take a look at some of the benefits of using African Black Soap…

Soothing & healing

With its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, African black soap is great for treating a wide variety of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema.

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It’s also used to treat fungal infections, razor bumps and skin rashes.

Good-bye to blemishes, dark marks and stretch marks

Ingredients such as Vitamin A & E, shea & cocoa butter and other essential fatty oils help fight discolouration, reduce scarring and naturally lighten blemishes.

African black soap is also rich in natural collagen that helps firms and smooth skin tissue, texture and tone.

Compatible for oily, dry and sensitive skin

African black soap is super effective when it comes to deep-cleansing your skin of dirt, dead cells and excess sebum – which does not strip your skin’s natural oils and leaves it with a balanced PH.

Its moisturising and hydrating properties are great for dry skin whilst its mild and gentle enough to treat sensitive skin too.

Fighting the signs of ageing

African black soap is rich in antioxidants and free radicals that help minimise fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve skin texture and elasticity.

Is there truly anything African black soap can’t do?

Take a look at where to shop African black soap online…

Shea Moisture African black soap, Foschini – R134,95
VP Herbal black soap, Clicks – R79,95
Native Child African black soap, Cosmetic Connection – R52,90
Nashe Organics African Black Soap, Natual Moisture – R80-R140
Anim Naturals African Black Soap, Faithful to Nature – R148