African Black Soap
Empress Organics African Black Soap can calm down your skin – whether it is excessively dry or you have eczema and other skin allergies. It helps in clearing and soothing rashes and itching. Due to the abundance of antioxidants and vitamins A and E in African black soap, there are many skin nourishing benefits. It helps to heal skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, fades skin discolorations, relieves dry and irritated skin, and evens skin texture and tone.
Benefits of African Black Soap are:
- Helps To Minimize Hyperpigmentation, Blemishes And Scars
- Helps in reducing stretch marks and past skin wounds
- Boost your collagen production but also repairs your skin tissues
- Helps to calm irritated and inflamed skin as well as balance the pH of your skin
- Helps in healing and preventing acne breakouts
- Has anti-inflammatory properties that create a barrier which helps retain moisture
- Firms and tones skin and improves skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin
- Has antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin aging, wrinkles and facial lines
- Add moisture to the eczema and epidermis as well as counter inflammation
- Provide deep hydration while at the same time soothing the pain and swelling that comes as a result of the eczema flare-up
- The antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties help in minimizing razor bumps
African black soap contains phytochemicals and oils derived from plants. These components are rich in flavonoids, alkaloids, and other bioactive compounds that can fight bacterial infections and prevent further infection. Usually, synthetic soaps contain a lot of chemicals and artificial fragrances that destroy the acid mantle of your skin and cause issues. African black soap contains plant products and is fragrance-free. This soap is extremely gentle and helps in balancing your skin’s pH without stripping it of moisture. As African black soap contains a concoction of various oils, along with shea butter, it is incredibly hydrating and beneficial for dry and combination skin types. The butter and oils enrich the skin, lock in moisture, and keep it plump and hydrated. African black soap is rich in vitamin E and other emollients. It exfoliates your skin gently, getting rid of all the dirt and dead skin cells, and prevents signs of aging. Moreover, it is hypoallergenic and does not irritate your skin. It can be used for washing your hair as well.
This soap has antiseptic properties that can soothe an itchy scalp. African black soap is a boon for oily skinned people and those who are prone to acne. It balances the natural oil of your skin and doesn’t let excess sebum clog your skin pores. It is very effective in controlling the proliferation of Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that cause acne. After you have waxed or shaved, your skin needs proper exfoliation to prevent the dead skin cells from clogging the pores and causing razor bumps. Using African black soap can help in preventing the bumps and infections that result from shaving and waxing your skin. Sun damage caused by excessive exposure to UV rays can leave ugly marks and dark spots on your skin (called hyperpigmentation). African black soap contains shea butter that protects your skin from sun damage and minimizes dark spots and hyperpigmentation. African black soap is a strong anti-fungal agent. It is very effective against several types of fungus, including Candida albicans (a type of yeast) that causes athlete’s foot, jock itch, and other skin infections.
Black soap is traditionally derived from West Africa, most commonly Ghana. It is hand made using methods passed down through generations, using recipes that are centuries old. Local tribes harvest plants and barks including plantain skins, palm tree leaves, shea tree bark, and cocoa pods. These ingredients are sun-dried and added into a kettle to roast. Shea butter, palm oil, coconut oil, and honey are among the various ingredients that are then added and stirred into the kettle, where the soap is left to cure in the African sun for about two weeks. A fantastic all-natural soap formulated for all skin conditions. Great for acne, eczema, psoriasis, discolored and dry skin. Loaded with anti-aging properties that exfoliate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. Excellent for both body and face, this soap can be used by men, women and children.
Directions: Do not apply bar directly to skin. Lather with a sponge or wash-cloth, then apply to desired area. Follow with a natural alcohol-free toner such as rosewater and a moisturizer.
Place this bar on a soap dish that allows water to drain away and keep away from moisture. When natural soaps remain in water between uses, they become soft and do not last as long as they otherwise would. There may be some slight variation in color for each bar. African black soap is considered safe for all skin types.
More About the Ingredients and Benefits in African Black Soap
Plantain skins and leaves have a high concentration of iron and vitamins A and E. Vitamin E helps with tissue structure, is healing and helps moisturize the skin improving texture and tone. Vitamin A benefits collagen production. Allantoin in the leaves of plantain stimulates the growth of new skin cells. Plantain skin: Contains antioxidants, such as riboflavin, vitamin C, thiamine, and folic acid.
Cocoa powder softens and firms the skin and has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to fight against free radicals, repair damaged skin and renew skin cells.
Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cacao bean. It’s been used for years as a moisturizer. It has vitamins A and E to fight against environmental damage and therefore the signs of aging. It helps the skin retain moisture and improves elasticity. Cocoa butter is also said to improve the appearance of stretch marks. It has also been used to ease skin conditions like rashes, eczema, and psoriasis.
Unrefined Shea butter (karite butter) made from the nuts of the karite tree, also has vitamins A and E to strengthen skin and repairs damage. It has been used to heal burns, sores, and scars, and to treat psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. It helps promote cell renewal and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. It is also a good for treatment of acne scars because it is non-comedogenic and has anti-microbial properties. Is also has anti-inflammatory property and keeps your skin moisturized and prevents fine lines and signs of aging.
Unrefined Coconut oil has fatty acids that work to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier and lock in moisture. Coconut oil is also helpful for repairing skin damage, dry skin and eczema, and to reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and contains antioxidants that protect your skin from UV damage and prevent skin aging. It has cleansing and antibacterial properties, which makes it useful for removing grime and makeup, and when combined with other ingredients works as a natural deodorant.
Palm oil is rich in antioxidants and two forms of vitamin E tocopherol and tocotrienol, which is useful in the treatment of acne and eczema and reduces cell damaged caused by environmental toxins and free radicals. It also Is derived from the palm fruit (and not its kernel) and contains beta-carotene, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Palm kernel oil is extracted from the fruit seeds of the African palm tree. It is high in lauric acid giving it anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also an excellent moisturizer and emollient that keeps your skin hydrated and nourished.
No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Paraffins, No Gluten, No Propylene Glycol, No Mineral Oil, No Synthetic Fragrance, No PABA, No Synthetic Color, No DEA, No Sulfates, No Animal Testing.