Transform Your Skin with Nature & Science


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When it comes to achieving healthy, glowing skin, the right combination of skincare products can make all the difference. Enter African black soap and Glycolic acid— two skincare superheroes that offer remarkable features and benefits. Discover why incorporating both nature and science into your routine can take your skincare to the next level.


How its Made…

Although it contains no harsh chemicals, not all African black soaps are the same! Generally it is not made with lye, however depending on the origin and soap making process, some versions are very dark in color and are thin in consistency. If it is a bar soap, it will barely lather and if it is a liquid it will pour very thin. I find that these are very acidic, are very drying to the skin and usually contain lye. Due to its popularity, the bars that you would get at your local beauty supply store are now mass produced and have declined in quality. Despite its name, not all black soap is black. It can be dark brown or even beige in color. My expert advice it to purchase your black soap from an small batch brand that makes their own bars or offers a liquid version that is more brown than black with a thicker consistency. Our Rosemary Geranium Face wash is made with a light brown, pearlized African black soap that is highly effective for all skin types and can be used daily.

Nourishing and Moisturizing

I love African black soap. So much as been said about this natural product that has been around for centuries. Originating in West African, African black soap is generally crafted from cocoa pods, plantain skins, palm oil, and shea butter. Vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron are in black soap due to the plantain leaves. With its blend of shea butter and other natural ingredients, African black soap moisturizes and nourishes your skin.

Versatility and Multiple Skin Benefits

African black soap offers a range of benefits for different skin types and concerns. It helps to balance the skin's oil production, making it suitable for both dry and oily skin. The soap's moisturizing properties can alleviate dryness and eczema, while its exfoliating action can improve skin texture and tone. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties can assist in healing various skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis. It also aids in reducing inflammation, soothing irritation, and relieving itchiness, making it beneficial for sensitive or irritated skin conditions. With all of its benefits, African black soap can be used on the face, body, and even the scalp, providing a versatile and multi-purpose skincare solution.


What is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is widely used in skincare products and chemical peels. It is derived from sugar cane and belongs to a class of organic compounds known as carboxylic acids. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular size among AHAs, which allows it to penetrate the skin effectively. Because sugar is a natural humectant, it also helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin.

Why You Should Use It...

Gentle Exfoliation

Glycolic acid is commonly used in skincare products for its exfoliating properties, helping to remove dead skin cells, improve skin texture, reduce signs of aging, and enhance overall skin radiance.

When used in chemical peels, glycolic acid is applied in higher concentrations and left on the skin for a specific duration.These peels should be applied by an esthetician or dermatologist.

If you want to use glycolic acid at home, you want to use a cleanser or toner. Most products for at home use tend to be 10% or less. Generally speaking cleansers can be use everyday because you are washing it off and it is not sitting and absorbing deep into the skins layers. With that being said, be sure to follow the instructions for the brand you are using. Because glycolic acid can cause skin sensitivity, it is best to use it at night and be sure to apply SPF every single day.

Our 3% Glycolic Acid Face Cleanser also includes Lavender, Lemon Peel Extract, Burdock Root, Rose Hip Extract, Pro Vitamin B5. It can be used everyday because it is 3% and it is being washed off. Use it nightly as part of your Double Cleanse routine or use it 2-3 times a week as your exfoliation step when skin cycling instead of using glycolic acid toner.

If you have sensitive skin, start with once a week and work your way up or follow a skin cycling routine.

Skin Rejuvenation

Glycolic acid stimulates collagen production, which can contribute to improved skin firmness and elasticity over time. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it can help unclog pores, making it beneficial for those with acne-prone or congested skin.

Ultimate Skin Prep

By exfoliating the skin's surface, glycolic acid allows other skincare products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. In combination with pre cleansing which is your first cleanse, you are preparing your skin to absorb the rest of your skincare products allowing for better penetration and better results.

Combining Nature and Science

By incorporating African black soap and glycolic acid into your skincare routine, you can enjoy the following benefits:.

Comprehensive Cleansing

African black soap cleanses deeply and eliminates impurities, while the glycolic face cleanser gently exfoliates, leaving your skin refreshed and purified.

Improved Texture and Tone

The exfoliating properties of glycolic acid smooth the skin's surface, while African black soap nourishes and evens out the complexion, resulting in a more refined texture and an even tone.

Youthful and Radiant Skin

The combined effects of both products promote collagen production, reducing signs of aging and enhancing your skin's natural radiance.

Our Recommendation

We recommend our Rosemary Geranium Face Cleanser and 3% Glycolic Face Cleanser. Both products have received 5 star reviews from our clients and are our top sellers. As mentioned above, you can choose one of the following routines:

Routine 1:

AM: Rosemary Geranium Face Cleanser

PM: 3% Glycolic Face Wash 

Routine 2:

Rosemary Geranium Face Cleanser AM and PM

3% Glycolic Acid Face Wash 2- 3 times a week as part of a skin cycling schedule

I hope this clears up any confusion about these 2 amazing products. I you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me here or leave a comment below.

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