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I have hyper pigmentation and an body filled with two different skin tones conflicting with each other. I do not want a simple skin lightener because that always seems like
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What does this product exactly do??
 

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Link posted is different from actual african soap. African black soap is a soap made in west africa - Nigeria, its very moisturizing. Black soap is commonly used unrefined in Africa, molded into balls and hawked on streets or open street markets. Someone very enterprising repackaged the black soap and labeled it African black soap. You can find it in African stores. It doesn't work for pigmentation but it sure moisturizes the skin and makes it smooth, does no harm but very messy though, leaves the bath black and greasy. I know a lot about this soap because it's my Mama's favourite.
 

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ttee, is it the plantain skins that make it black or what? I wonder who ever had the idea to use it as a soap! I tried it once and you are right! Very messy to use!

Can you post a link to the real deal?



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ttee, is it the plantain skins that make it black or what? I wonder who ever had the idea to use it as a soap! I tried it once and you are right! Very messy to use!

Can you post a link to the real deal?
I have to google to see if there a real deal out there. I know about this soap because like i said my Mum loves it and gets it from African stores here, so when i visited Nigeria last summer on a mission ,she made me buy her some pure unrefined coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, black soap and the repackaged african black soap that Abstrakt was enquiring about. So i actually got my information from source where the soap is made and not from a google search.
 

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I found informative info on a website that sells "real" black soap and tells buyers to beware for the soap that is dyed black and sold in many u.s. stores. The only reason I do not plan on purchasing is because I am going to try Likas Papayas Soap and I do not know if this site is "safe". Has anyone this particular soap?

 

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I found informative info on a website that sells "real" black soap and tells buyers to beware for the soap that is dyed black and sold in many u.s. stores. The only reason I do not plan on purchasing is because I am going to try Likas Papayas Soap and I do not know if this site is "safe". Has anyone this particular soap?
St lika's has worked well for some of us, provides good exfoliation and speeds up the effect of lightening creams.It cleared some of the unevenness on Jose's face (a poster on this website). It's very drying but cleans skin really well. I guess it depends on the type of result you're looking for. Good luck
 

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I have used black soap before and it wasn't bad. But I like my likas and glutathione soap much better for my hyper pigmentation.
 

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I found informative info on a website that sells "real" black soap and tells buyers to beware for the soap that is dyed black and sold in many u.s. stores. The only reason I do not plan on purchasing is because I am going to try Likas Papayas Soap and I do not know if this site is "safe". Has anyone this particular soap?
If that is from the Nasaab website, yes it is legit and that is where I purchased my soap. I used them about 3 times and they were great.
 

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I love using African black soap in summer as it cleans without drying but I do not use it for pigmentation, best to use a specialist product and one that suits your skin condition. I buy my black soap from a fair trade supplier, a little goes a long long way.
 

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I found informative info on a website that sells "real" black soap and tells buyers to beware for the soap that is dyed black and sold in many u.s. stores. The only reason I do not plan on purchasing is because I am going to try Likas Papayas Soap and I do not know if this site is "safe". Has anyone this particular soap?
I use African black soap daily. They are a legit business but I prefer to buy my black soap from hosia online, cheaper...Basically, black soap is from two different countries, the one you linked to is from ghana, it's brown and crumbly. It's highly effective and I recommend it for anyone who suffers from frequent breakouts, acne and uneven skin tone, since it has help me deal with it. Another one called dudu osun is made in Nigeria and is harder, darker in color and smells like lemon juice. It is also authentic black soap and my husband likes to use it as well for his razor bumps. They go away within a day after each use. Now that I think about it it's funny how i use the soft black soap and he uses the hard black soap. lol it may be a gender thing.
 

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Allegedly, Black soap is suppose to help with acne, eczema and oily skin. It is not supposed to help with hyper-pigmentation though, it has no lightening ingredients in it. It does leave your skin feel really clean and drier in my experience, but that's about it.

I think for your two-tone skin, you should use ingredients with Hydroquionine since that's the best for lightening skin tone. Or you can use natural alternatives like licorice extract, lemon extract, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Mulberry,Arbutin, Soy,etc but these take longer to work, and more so brighten than lighten. You can also regularly exfoliate to bring newer healthier skin forward.
 

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I purchased my black soap (the real stuff) from EclecticLady(dot)com

Their website is very informative on the uses of black soap
 

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I found informative info on a website that sells "real" black soap and tells buyers to beware for the soap that is dyed black and sold in many u.s. stores. The only reason I do not plan on purchasing is because I am going to try Likas Papayas Soap and I do not know if this site is "safe". Has anyone this particular soap?
That site is where I purchased from, Nasabb! I think it's safe. Oh, and the soap is kinda soft so you wanna keep it away from moisture, if you do get it.
 

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I have used dudu-onsn myself... I found my skin to be dry after showering, so I had to follow up with an olive oil rubdown.... (extra virgin, of course.
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Allegedly, Black soap is suppose to help with acne, eczema and oily skin. It is not supposed to help with hyper-pigmentation though, it has no lightening ingredients in it. It does leave your skin feel really clean and drier in my experience, but that's about it.

I think for your two-tone skin, you should use ingredients with Hydroquionine since that's the best for lightening skin tone. Or you can use natural alternatives like licorice extract, lemon extract, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Mulberry,Arbutin, Soy,etc but these take longer to work, and more so brighten than lighten. You can also regularly exfoliate to bring newer healthier skin forward.
Thanks; how do I get all these extracts to buy and what's the usage?
 
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