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17May

Product Review: Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Collection

Nubian Heritage is my new boo!

Hello everyone! Sorry, that I’ve been gone for so long. But, I've been super busy with "life" wink. Plus, my “favorite” and only sister just graduated from college. But, in between all of the craziness, Nubian Heritage blessed me with an opportunity to review the African Black Soap collection, and I’m in love. So, let me tell you all about it!

                          African Black Soap Awesomeness :-)

 

 

Richelieu Dennis, Nyema Tubman and Mary Dennis founded Nubian Heritage over twenty years ago on the streets of Harlem. Richelieu and Nyema had just graduated from Babson College in 1991, and since they were unable to return to Liberia due to civil war. They made the decision to partner with Richelieu’s mother to begin making and selling Shea Butter and African Black Soap on the streets of Harlem.

Their passion for sharing their culture, and the healing and restorative powers of indigenous ingredients led them to found Sundial Brands, and Nubian Heritage was born. The Nubian Heritage Brand can now be found in Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Wegmans, Sprouts, Pharmaca, and independent health food stores nationwide.

So, I was honored to have an opportunity to review their African Black Soap collection. I was able to review the products at no cost to me. I also was not paid for this post, and my opinions are completely unbiased. So, let’s talk about African Black Soap.

Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap collection is perfect for all skin types. African Black Soap, is made with palm ash, tamarind extract and plantain peel and has been used in Africa for centuries to minimize the appearance of skin blemishes and other skin ailments.

So, it’s super moisturizing and healing to problematic skin types. I was able to try the bar soap, body wash, body lotion, and the 24 hour natural deodorant. The line also contains an intensive hand cream and infused shea butter.

When you first try it, you can really feel the “love” that goes into making Nubian Heritage products. The African Black Soap collection has a wonderfully light scent that really lasts. My mom tried the lotion as soon as I opened the box, and she loved the scent. She really appreciated how it wasn’t overpowering, but had a great staying power. She still smelled it on her skin when she woke up the next morning.

I felt the same when I tried the body wash and soap. The scent immediately enveloped me in the shower, and it really had a great lather. So, I felt like I didn’t need to use a lot to get clean. The soaps also easily washed off, and my skin didn’t feel stiff. My skin felt silky smooth and was nicely scented. I felt like I smelled like a mix between coconut oil, shea, and plantains smile.

The body lotion is nice and thick. I really appreciate a thick lotion that is more like a body cream. My skin tends to be dry sometimes, and it really hydrated my skin. That was especially important to me for my mom. My mom is on medication for her thyroid, diabetes, and high blood pressure. So, her skin takes a beating from the side effects.

Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap collection really worked wonders for her skin. Her skin was hydrated, and I noticed that she wasn’t scratching from feeling itchy. Her skin looks clearer and we’re making Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap a permanent part of her skin care routine. It’s so hard to find a healthy product that works for managing the skin challenges that come with the side effects of taking medications. But, this line really gets the job done. So, that sold me right there; and then I found out that their 24 hour natural deodorant works too!

                This 24 hour Natural Deodorant really held up during my "tests" :-)

Now, let’s all be real. When you think about natural deodorant you think of a product that’s shaped like a crystal, and is going to leave you smelling like a bear. I thought that way too. Heck, I’d even tried other lines before that shall remain nameless to not bring up "funky" memories wink.

But, when I tried Nubian Heritage’s African Black Soap 24 hour natural deodorant, I was pleasantly surprised. Now, let me say this. I didn’t fall in love overnight. It’s taken about two weeks of solid not smelling like a mule to ensure I’m ready to give up my Secret smile. But, after trying this out, and putting it through the “paces” (e.g. runs, working out, stress, etc.), this is going to be my new deodorant of choice. 

Nubian Heritage’s 24 hour natural deodorant goes on smooth, doesn’t stain my clothes, and smelled exactly like the African Black Soap collection. I learned how to make it work for me, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve really wanted to make the transition to a natural deodorant, and Nubian Heritage makes the transition very easy. Again, it’s all about the love they put into their products.

Nubian Heritage puts so much love and care into their products. They’re an amazing company, with amazing products that don’t just cover skin care. They also have hair care products too. Please make sure you check out their website. Click here to review their seventeen collections. They’re also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Treat yourself to some of their amazing natural products, and read more about their story. Thanks again Nubian Heritage for the chance to review your products. The “2chicksand1oldlady” are forever grateful and forever fans.

Please share your experiences with Nubian Heritage products with me, and what line I should try next. Until we meet again!

 

Hugs and Kisses!

 

 

Posted in Front Page, Health Tips

Comments (20)

  • Kita

    Kita

    18 May 2015 at 08:25 |
    I only buy beauty products when someone reviews them because I need to know how and what I am spending my money on. I need a new deodorant but I am scared to try something different because the summer and my arm pits....they don't get along at all lol

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 22:11 |
      Hi Kita,
      I was so afraid to try the deodorant too. It took sometime for me to get used to it. I was waiting for someone to tell me that I was funky. But it never happened. On the days I felt "unsure", I would just apply a little extra during the day to ensure I stay fresh. Give it a shot. I think you'll be making the transition sooner than you think. Good luck!

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  • Melissa

    Melissa

    18 May 2015 at 16:15 |
    I have never heard of Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Collection. It looks like a great product and one that I need to check out further! Thanks for your awesome review!

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 22:09 |
      Thanks Melissa! Check them out! Nubian Heritage has a great collection of products. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Dina

    Dina

    18 May 2015 at 16:28 |
    I love products like that for my skin. I have super sensitive skin but this looks like it would work out perfect.

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 22:08 |
      Thanks Dina! My skin is super sensitive too. Nubian Heritage products are cruelty-free, and many are vegetarian or vegan friendly. So, you should be great. Good luck!

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  • Laura H

    Laura H

    18 May 2015 at 20:22 |
    Thank you for an honest review. My soon to be sister in law is African American and hard to buy for. This is going to be a gift basket for her. I know she has been complaining that the NC sun and humidity is killing her to find a deodorant. Her other one changed ingredient and left her skin sore. Not something a woman wants. Thanks again for making my shopping EASIER.

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 22:07 |
      Thanks Laura! Your future sister-in-law is going to love it. The deodorant does take some getting used to. But, she should adjust just fine. Their products are awesome!

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  • Audrey (Trhardmom)

    Audrey (Trhardmom)

    18 May 2015 at 20:27 |
    Sounds like you have found a wonderful line of personal beauty products to use. I have been hearing all the rage with natural deodorants but have never tried them. I might consider. Thanks for the review!

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 21:55 |
      Thank you Audrey! Natural deodorant is definitely not for the faint of heart. But, this product makes it easy to love. Give it a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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  • Alanna

    Alanna

    18 May 2015 at 20:46 |
    Congratulations to your sister on her graduation!! I've heard of this brand before and after your review, I really would like to try it!! Thank you for sharing!! It sounds like a really nice soap and would be great as a gift!

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    • Pam

      Pam

      18 May 2015 at 21:53 |
      Thank you so much Alanna! I'm super proud of her. Definitely check Nubian Heritage out. They also make Shea Moisture, and their products are amazing. Enjoy!

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  • Jenn @TheRebelChick

    Jenn @TheRebelChick

    19 May 2015 at 09:42 |
    That sounds like such a luxurious bath soap! I love that it has Vitamin E and Aloe in it, as well as oatmeal. The combination of those three ingredients are so moisturizing together!

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    • Pam

      Pam

      19 May 2015 at 23:32 |
      Thanks! It's a great line. All of their formulations are cruelty free and extremely hydrating .

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  • Mhie Lee

    Mhie Lee

    19 May 2015 at 10:55 |
    I have sensitive skin and allergies at the same time. I only use the products that is recommended to me.Its tough but I needed to do what I have to.

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    • Pam

      Pam

      19 May 2015 at 23:32 |
      I totally understand about allergies. It's so hard to find a good product that doesn't irritate you. But, I haven't had any problems with Nubian Heritage. So, it may be worth a look :). Good luck!

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  • Melissa

    Melissa

    19 May 2015 at 11:34 |
    I have been looking for a good soap with staying power. I love the scent and when it lingers I get to enjoy it longer. Thanks for sharing, I will have to check this out because of your glowing review. Congrats to your sister on her graduation too btw!

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    • Pam

      Pam

      19 May 2015 at 23:30 |
      Thank you! It's a great line. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Vashti (veepeejay.com)

    Vashti (veepeejay.com)

    19 May 2015 at 15:03 |
    Congrats to your sister! I love all things Nubian Heritage. Their products are really great and I recently tried their deodorants and they worked well for me. Great review

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    • Pam

      Pam

      19 May 2015 at 23:29 |
      Thank you!

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