Monday, August 27, 2012

Coastal Scents: African Black Soap

I've been familiar with Coastal Scents for quite a while now.
I remember when my older sister always used to buy tons and tons of palettes (eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, etc.) from them.
I was still a little girl back then so I was really fascinated with makeup.

I'm sure most of you guys who attended IMATS know about this, but when I walked by the Coastal Scents booth, I saw that they had this "mini sweepstakes" where you have to drop this token and you'll win something, depending on where it falls. (I hope I explained that right. LOL.)
Anyways, I won a sample of an African Black Soap.


AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

Coastal Scents African Black Soap is the real deal! This soap is imported directly from Ghana, Africa where members of the Sekaf Village manufacture and produce it from all natural ingredients. The Ghanaians have used the African Black Soap for centuries.

There are 4 types of African Black Soap: Nuna Black Soap Unscented, Nuna Black Soap Shea Butter, Nuna Black Soap Cocoa Butter, and the Tama Black Soap.
You can order a whole set, which includes all 4, at Coastal Scents for only $12.95.

It is said to:

- relieve acne, oily skin, and blemishes
- reduce skin irritations and conditions (Eczema)
- remove dirt, oils, and makeup
- leave skin soft and clear


Since it's super tiny, I only use my African Black Soap for my face.
I breakout A LOT so I wanted to experiment and see if it will actually help clear my acne.
I have been using this for about a week now, and I got to say that I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!

It definitely dried up my breakouts. I had a fresh pimple the first time I used it, and the next day, it was almost gone. That's pretty amazing if you ask me.
It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.
It lathers up really nicely so a little goes a long way.
It has an earthy smell but I don't really notice the fragrance. It's almost non-existent.
I've read other reviews before and most of them said how the soap dries out their skin.
The very first time I used it, I found that it softened up a few dry spots on my face.
But after a few more washes, it did start to kind of dry out my skin. So make sure to moisturize right after.

Have you guys tried African Black Soap? How did it work out for you?


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56 comments:

  1. wow this soap sounds great!!! its looks odd but sounds really great :D

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    1. when my brother saw it, he thought it was gross. LOL.

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  2. i got this too, carrie! my token fell into the african black soap slot too. :) i've read tons of positive reviews about it even before i won a sample, so i was really ready to buy a full bar, but unfortunately, they weren't selling it at imats. :/ i really love it though, so i'm definitely gonna buy one from coastal scents. :)

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    1. i knowww! they really should've sold them there though cause people would be lazy to order it online. :/

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  3. Sounds awesome! I'll have to try it :)

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  4. It sounds fantastic and sort of odd but I should give it a try.

    <3 Marina
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    1. that's exactly what i said when i saw it the first time. LOL.

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  5. I have never heard of this before, but so glad it works well for you!

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  6. I have never heard of this soap, but It sounds fantastic!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  7. I have never tried this product out myself, but it sounds like such an intriguing concept. :)

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  10. We haven't tried this yet! Great review!

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  11. African Black Soap is amazeballs! ;]

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  12. Love coastal scents!!! This soap sounds pretty amazing if only I have a chance to try it :)

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    1. you can order it online if you would like to. :]

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  13. Very interesting. I love learning about different products out there. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I've never even heard of this! And although it looks sort of unattractive, you make it sounds really nice!
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  15. This sounds great, I might have to try it. =)

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  16. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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  17. I haven't tried it yet, but I'd love to! First I thought it's food, haha :D
    X

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    1. oh my, this doesn't look like an appetizing meal. LOL.

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  18. I didn't know this brand but i love your review sweetie :)

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  19. I had never heard of these soaps before! Your reviews are always to the point!!

    Have a beautiful week!
    Love.

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    1. that's what i always try to achieve. :)

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  20. That's awesome...thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  21. This is really cool! I can't wait to try!

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  22. My mom would love this product. Can I get this thing online?

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    1. you definitely can! go check out their website, www.coastalscents.com :)

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  23. i havent haeard about it, but will def look into it.

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  24. So lovely post, my dear!

    Have a wonderful week,

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  25. It looks kinda weird (lol!), so it's good to hear you loved it!:)

    Love, Belle

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    1. i know it does look weird. but i promise it works. LOL.

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