My New Holy Grail Skincare Products

Ashley Evert, Managing Editor

If you haven’t heard of African Black Soap, you might be hiding under a rock. Every time I see someone complaining of acne, dry skin, or oily skin on social media, African Black Soap crusaders come to the rescue and suggest this hidden gem of a product.

Shae Moisture, the company who makes the one I purchased, describes the soap as such:

“Our African Black Soap collection is a powerful healing agent perfect for anyone struggling with problem skin. Made from palm ash, tamarind extract, tar and plantain peel, our age-old family black soap recipe uses only the best natural and certified organic ingredients to create truly effective skin and hair care solutions.”

The soap “possesses strong cleansing properties yet is gentle to the skin. Rich in Vitamins A and E, it helps alleviate irritations and heals skin while it softens. This all-natural remedy has been used for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, psoriasis, and other types of troublesome skin conditions.”

An all natural and organic soap that claims to solve any problem skin might have? I was skeptical at first, but with my drugstore and high-end skincare yielding me less than desirable results, I popped into the skincare section of Target and purchased the soap.

I purchased an African Black Soap skincare set that included a face and body bar, moisturizer, face mask and facial scrub. This full sized set cost me $15 at Target whereas if I purchased it from the Shae Moisture website it would have run me a total of $38 to buy each product individually.

These products have a very light odor of tea tree oil that isn’t too overpowering. After using the face and body bar and moisturizer every single night for over a month, my skin has seen major improvement. I swap out the bar soap for the scrub when I feel I need a little extra exfoliation and the mask when I have some extra time to myself.

My pores have noticeably shrunk and my blackheads have definitely diminished. A lot of the redness that naturally appears on my outrageously sensitive skin is a thing of the past.

My skin maintains it’s moisture balance with the fabulous moisturizer and the incredibly gentle exfoliating action of the soap makes it a much smoother canvas to apply makeup. I can’t rave enough about these products.

If you’re tired of trying everything and not getting any results, spend the $15 for the set or the $4 for jus the bar of soap. I can’t imagine these products not working for anyone.