Dark Skin Woman and Dudu Osun African Black Soap

Hey Glow Gang,

I have really been looking forward to reviewing the Dudu Osun African Black Soap and I am so glad I finally got to it. I have been using it for about five years and it’s definitely one of my favourite beauty items.

African Black Soap is originates from West Africa. Plant ash is the core ingredient of this age-old cleanser and another notable ingredient is Camwood powder that’s rich with cleansing and rejuvenating properties. Tropical Naturals, a company based in Nigeria, is the firm behind the Dudu Osun brand.

The soap comes wrapped in plastic material, inside a paper box. It is actually dark brown in colour and when cut up it can be a bit crumbly. I love the fact that the ingredients are listed on the packaging and that it’s mostly made out of natural ingredients. It has worked fantastically as a cleanser for my oily acne-prone skin as it’s very effective at getting rid of excess oil, impurities and makeup on the skin, leaving it squeaky clean and de-congested. However, it can get a bit drying so I would advise you to moisturize your skin immediately after washing your face and if you have dry skin, avoid double cleansing. Over the years, I have noticed that my skin has been much clearer since I began using it. It also gives my face an exfoliated fresh feel, especially after a long hot dusty day.

I am all about saving my coins therefore, one of the reasons I re-purchase this product is due to its affordability. It costs about Kshs. 320 or Kshs. 500 depending on the retailer. Additionally, a bar lasts me about 3 months! That’s a pretty long usage period, in my opinion, considering I cleanse my face twice a day. It’s definitely a steal!

Have you used this soap before? Share with me your thoughts on it, I would love to know how it held up for you.


  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Cocoa pod ash
  • Palm bunch ash
  • Shea butter
  • Water
  • Pure honey
  • Lime juice
  • Osun (camwood)
  • Aloe vera
  • Lemon juice
  • Fragrance

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