BEAUTY AROUND THE WORLD: BLACK AFRICAN SOAP

Hello, witches!

In the past few months, I’ve been reading on several beauty groups about Black African Soap. Girls swear by this, saying it’s been great for getting rid of acne. I didn’t even think I could find it here in Romania but I accidentally stumbled upon it on a website that sells organic beauty products from different brands. For 10 $ I ordered a Black Soap produced in Ghana with 100% vegan, cruelty-free and natural ingredients.

This type of soap has been used by Ghanaians for centuries, but only recently has it gained popularity around the world. I’m really happy that I got to buy it from Akoma because by buying from them you can help employ women in Ghana where they receive a fair pay for their work and are treated ethically. So, enough about this company that I’ll be sure to buy more from, let’s talk about the product itself.

I’m going to be really honest and say that I don’t like the smell of it, but that’s no surprise, it has no additives, no perfume, it’s all natural, but it’s not an awfully strong and yucky scent, just not the most pleasant. It smells like classic homemade soap. It can have a shelf life of up to four years, and one year after being opened and used, which is a long time for a natural product. I’m happy it’s this long because this thing is not easily consumed. I’ve been using it two times a day for almost 3 weeks and I’ve barely scratched the surface. To make sure that it won’t mold or waste away in the humidity caused by my Hell’s flames showers, I’ve decided to cut a small slice of it and keep that one on my bathroom counter.

I’ve recently moved to Bucharest and my skin has not been agreeing with the big city life, so I’ve been having a terrible acne attack on my back, decolletage and face. It’s been clearing out on my face in the last couple of days so I don’t know, it might be the African soap or it’s just my body getting accustomed with the water over here. But, although I can’t really say if it’s helped my acne or not, I can say it hasn’t made it worse and I still really enjoy this product.

I love using this soap for removing not only the dirt in my huge, moon crater pores but also for removing makeup. When I first read about its’ makeup removing properties, I thought I’d still have to wipe my face once with micellar water after, but I was wrong. My face was perfectly clean afterwards. It’s a bit difficult to use around the eyes because this thing will sting like Hell if you get it in them, but it’s awesome for the rest of the face. I think it’s a great alternative to all these chemically filled makeup removers that also cost a small fortune.  Oh, and it also hydrates a little bit.

I love to spread it deep into my skin by using my Foreo cleansing brush, to make sure that I deep cleanse the skin. With a 145 gram product, I think I can probably remove makeup and dirt for a whole year.

So, all in all, this great product made from organic shea butter, cocoa pods, coconut oil and water is great for cleansing your skin, and it helping your acne is just an added bonus.

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