- Refreshes your skin
Ok, but not as expected
I have been using this soap for approx 2 months now, and I must say I’m a tad disappointed. I have oily skin (T-zone), acne and eczema, and have been on prescription medication, including Retin A and Elidel for years and although it’s greatly improved, my skin has gotten used to them (was also on antibiotics for over 6 months). I was so happy when I heard about Dudu-osun Black Soap, as I figured using an all-natural soap could only be the next best thing to do. At first, I bought 3 bars, and then when that finished, went ahead and bought 3 more, thinking I’d give it a fair trial. Regrettably, I seem to be having more small outbreaks, esp along my jawline, and I think the eczema has also increased along my brow. On the plus side, it seems to be clearing up my scalp, as I also use it to wash my locks…it is very drying, but I’ve been using 100% Shea butter, so I don’t particularly find that a problem. I guess I will continue to use what I have to wash my locks and in the shower, but think I need to stop using on my face…as is expected, it will prove more beneficial to some people than others.
Outstanding soap bar & last a long time.
I generally do not like scented anything. This soap was so highly recommended I decided to try a few.Now I am used to the smell which isn’t unpleasant. The soap lathers and lathers and lathers. One bar lasts weeks in the shower. I use a brush for legs and back and under arms which uses more soap than hand use.The acidic level may be a tad higher than most soaps? In shower lathered my face and left on while I washed the rest of me. After five minutes my lips felt a string from this lather. No big deal and rinsing made it go away. The amount of lather that keeps growing is unique to other soaps IMHO.Like all soaps after use put in holder that allows dripping off. Sitting on parallel wires after a week I noticed the soap had formed stalactites below wires. I brush them off and brush me in next shower. Also combine small almost used up bars with new ones for no waste of soap. Just get wet and press together. Great soap. I also like squeeze bottles of liguid soap for convenience and travel. At home I only use these bars.
I’m really amazed by this soap. After trying many things for years I’m always skeptical and nothing is great as it sounds. But this was my first time trying African Black soap and I could see instant results. It was bringing deep-down gunk to the surface. The soap does sting when first using it, and it felt very drying to me after I washed it off. But I also purchased some vegetable glycerin and I’m using that to make a moisturizer with plain water & a tiny bit of jojoba oil… Perfect combo that doesn’t clog pores and isn’t greasy. Forget doctors and expensive chemical products. Go natural, it really works.
Head to toe soap!
I’ve used this soap for 20 years! It is truly a head to soap. You can wash your hair, wash your face to keep blemishes away, shave, and wash the rest of your body. It can be strong so dont leave it on your face for any length of time. It is also a very soft soap so make sure you get a well ventilated, well draining soap dish. If it does suffer from getting water logged, set it in a well draining dish and leave until it dries out…a couple of days. This soap travels well and trust me, once you discover you love it, you will want to take it with you. If you do travel with it, make sure you take your own wash cloths so that the hotel housekeeping won’t get angry with you when the hotel wash cloths are black! Yep, it stains and it can stain bad so do youself a favor and get a navy colored wash cloth.
Well, it’s not working for me as well as it is for other ppl, but…
…someone described it as cleaning “squeaky clean”. heck yes. It cleans my face so clean that it feels so tight and dry afterwards. Although a lot of ppl do not like a drying effect like that…I kinda appreciate it since I normally have really oily skin. When I wash my face with it in the morning, I moisturize with 100% pure African shea butter, but at night I don’t since I wake up witch my face oil anyway. I think it helped a bit with my under the skin pimples; not significantly, but a little. I have been using this product for almost 2 weeks.