My favorite Facial Cleanser


This post is dedicated to Coastal Scents’ African Black Soap.  It retails for $12.95 for a whopping 18oz.  This soap is terrific.  According to the Coastal Scents website, this African Black Soap is imported from Ghana and has no preservatives, scents, or chemicals.  It’s used to for oily skin, to clear blemishes, and treat acne.

Here are Coastal Scents suggested uses:

Traditionally, African Black Soap has been used to treat rashes, acne, eczema, dandruff, body odor and much more. The African black soap helps keep the skin clean and helps against premature facial lines. It is great for showering, bathing, washing of the hair, face and the feet. Black Soap is recommended for the young and the old. Black soap leaves the skin smooth and soft & as a facial soap it is excellent for clearing acne.

African black soap has been used in Africa for the treatment of rashes, ring worm, eczema and also as a natural hair shampoo to avoid itchy and dry scalps.

I haven’t used it for my hair, but I have used it on my body and I can notice a difference in the texture.  My skin feels more smooth and clean.  It does feel a bit dry though, so I immediately put on moisturizer. It’s crazy how oily my face is but the rest of my skin tends to be dry.

This is the 2nd bar of African Black Soap that I’ve purchased from Coastal Scents.  My first bar lasted almost a year.  I break smaller pieces off of the huge bar and place my smaller pieces in a separate container.  With my first bar, I mixed my African Black Soap with Jojoba Oil.  Recently, I’ve added Shea, Avocado, and Grapeseed Oils.  This eliminates that tight feeling after washing my face.  I use my Clarisonic along with my African Black Soap to really get a deep cleansing effect.  I have seen a drastic change in my skin.  It’s more clear and even.  I don’t have as many break-outs and if I do, the scars fade away really quickly (well that may have to do with me using M.A.C. Lightful Charged Essence and M.A.C. Brightening Serum every day afterwards as well.)  

I will continue to buy this soap and I would recommend it to everyone.  I especially like the fact that Coastal Scents participates in Fair Trade.  Please see below:

Following the guidelines of Fair Trade, the manufacturer of our African Black Soap pays much higher prices for this product by providing the women in the Northern Region of Ghative societies with interest free loans, credit facilities, training in packaging, labeling and quality control services, therefore a higher price for their quality processed African Black Soap is justified.

When you buy our Fair Trade African Black Soap, you are enabling the Tamale and Wa women that process our product to live with dignity and invest in their families, communities and the environment. (taken from the Coastal Scents website)

*The picture of the soap and the product description as well as the Fair Trade info were taken from the Coastal Scents website

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Lady K aka Kendra

I've heard a lot about black soap. I just may give it a try since I'm looking to replenish my skin care regimen. I too have a oily face & dry skin on my body (I acutally have eczema) so this should be wonderful! Thanks for the review.

Royal Beauty Designs

Girl I love, love, love, this soap. I know that other companies make versions of it because I've actually seen a bar in Target. I've never tried them though. I really like that the ladies in Ghana who are making the soap really benefit from the profits. And for the price and quantity that you get, it's totally worth it. You should try it! I got the Shea oil from Coastal Scents as well and I use it on my body, face, and hair. I forgot to mention that in the post.

Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera

I have always been wanting to try it! Glad to see a review about it. So glad I found your blog through your post on @sherryblossombeauty

Royal Beauty Designs

Hi Jessica! *waiving big*

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. You should definitely try this soap. I just checked out your blog and followed.

[…] in combining it with my Purity Cleanser.  Even more so than when I use it with my favorite Coastal Scents African Black Soap.  The only drawback is that Purity doesn’t help my oily problem as much as the African Black […]

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