Responsible and Affordable Skin Care You Must Try!

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap

An Honorable Brand, Nubian Heritage

The story of how Nubian Heritage developed into a popular skin care line available in Ulta stores and is a fascinating one!   The team who started the company started out as street vendors in Harlem.  Being passionate and close to their community, their desire was to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap to those within the community.  This was back in 1991 and the team has been at it ever since.  Only they have significantly expanded their line to offer products with different ingredients and healing properties. Today, African Black Soap remains within the collection but there are also many other bath, hair, and skin care products within each line that are available at Ulta.  It’s quite a success story!

Nubian Heritage combines traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom, and indigenous ingredients to formulate modern natural solutions that are in high demand today.  Their products are very reasonably priced and have received consistently great reviews from users.  Nubian Heritage sources and understands ingredients from all over the world including Black Seed Oil, Buriti Oil, Haitian Vetiver, Neem Oil, Avocado Butter, and so much more!  The organization is committed to reducing poverty in areas that they source ingredients for their products.  They invest in women’s cooperatives in Ghana and purchase their products.  Nubian Heritage also helps them develop self-sustaining businesses.  Its companies like this who are committed and care about people around the world that I want to support and buy products from.

Nubian Heritage Products

Nubian Heritage has a wide array of products ranging from skin care, bath products, and hair care.  Each of the beautiful Nubian Heritage formulas target different skin and hair needs.  The different lines have a variety of products available to choose from.  When Nubian Heritage approached me and offered me to try and share my opinion on their products with you, I had a very difficult time selecting the products I wanted to try.  Honestly, everything was intriguing and the scents of the products are beautiful!   I finally decided on the African Black Soap because it represented the beginnings of Nubian Heritage, and it helps solve a skin problem that I have living in Phoenix.

African Black Soap

Nubian Heritage products do not contain sulfates, parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, DEA, silicones, mineral oil, petroleum, triclosan, synthetic fragrance or artificial colors. The brand is also cruelty-free.  Natural and organic ingredients are used in the Nubian Heritage products.

My Pick: African Black Soap Products

The African Black Soap is gentle on the skin and removes bacteria, excess oil, and does not dry or irritate skin.  It is formulated with aloe vera, oats, and vitamin E to help soothe acne-prone skin.  The African Black Soap is made with palm ash, tamarind extract, and plantain peel.  These ingredients have been used in Africa for centuries to help control skin blemishes.  The aloe vera and oats are soothing to the skin and the oats offer a mild exfoliating effect.

Nubian Heritage African Black Soap

This product line was of particular interest to me because, living in Arizona, it’s hard to control acne due to the heat which causes sweating just about everywhere on your body!  It’s easy to develop breakouts on your back, underarms, and well…. even your behind!  As the weather warms up, I’m always looking for ways to avoid acne on my body, as is my husband.  I decided to try the African Black Bar Soap for my face and the Black African Body Wash for my body.  This product line is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.

Can I just say the product smells absolutely incredible!  I honestly don’t know how to describe it but it’s a beautiful scent and considering there are no artificial fragrances added to the product, the scent comes from the natural ingredients.  It’s mildly sweet yet subtle and soft.  It’s definitely suitable for both men and women and it’s incredibly refreshing. I truly love the way this product smells.

Nubian Heritage

The bar soap provides a nice lather and rinses off easily leaving skin feeling clean and soft.  There is no dryness, residue, or irritation that is caused from using the soap.  The body wash is an absolute delight.  It contains Dead Sea Salt and jojoba beads to gently exfoliate the skin and the aloe vera and oats in the formula help soothe skin.  The African Black Soap products have a high concentration of shea butter, which leaves skin moisturized and soft.  The shea butter is sourced from a cooperative in Ghana so you can really feel good and responsible when using these products.

Affordable Skin Care

Affordable Skin Care

Ibotta has offers available for Nubian Heritage from Ulta, which make the products even more affordable.  I’d highly recommend you take advantage of the Ibotta offer and give some of the products a try!  I’ve included the Ibotta deals for you below. If you would like even more information about Nubian Heritage click here.

What products do you think you will try first?  Please share your comments below!

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Here is the Ibotta offer for great product discounts!

  • $1 Off Any Bar Soap
  • $2 Off Any Product (Excludes Bar Soaps and Travel Size Items)
  • $3 Off Bath Bombs and Infused Butters

Follow @Nubian Heritage on Twitter! #NHBalancedBeauty

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nubian Heritage. All opinions are entirely my own.








10 thoughts on “Responsible and Affordable Skin Care You Must Try!

  1. I tried the nubian lemon grass body butter and was very disappointed… I like their humble beginnings story and the idea of the brand but was sad the body butter was way too thick and oily, but maybe ill give them another chance after reading your post;) Am heading to the US tomorrow and am compiling a looong list of beauty products I want to get my hands on;) /Mary

    1. Oh that’s so disappointing! I haven’t tried any other products, just the black soap. And I picked that product seeing a lot of positive reviews on it. I don’t use a lot of body products, in general, because I always feel like they are greasy. The one I would recommend that I think is truly GREAT is the Curel Hydratherapy. It’s very affordable and takes some getting used to but it feels so good and works incredibly well. My dad is in his 70s and he loves it too! While you are here, you can pick it up in any drug store or large retailer and I think you will be quite impressed!

      1. Hey again, sorry about my late reply..I have tried to reply earlier but it didnt work 🙁 inspired by you I got myself a black soap from Nubian (from Marhsalls obvs) and am excited to try it out:) happy you got a mammography and that all was well:) big hug from Mary

        1. Thank you so much! Have you smelled the soap yet? It’s very soft smelling (not overwhelming) and it smells sooooo good! Really beautiful! Let me know how you like the soap! <3

  2. Hi! I am a Jeannine too! I reached your blog sleuthing for information on Solvaderm! I appreciate your honest review. I too am a HUGE fan of Nubian heritage black soap! It is the only soap I will wash my face with. So glad I found your blog! Any advice on reducing new puffy bags under my 42yr old eyes??

    1. What a great name! 😉 Here’s something ironic for you. My beloved Yorkie who I am completely in love with is named Gigi! HEHEEH.

      So, puffy bags, yes – they are fun aren’t they? I’m 46, so I’m right there with you! Sometimes bags under the eyes are genetic or due to aging. The tissues and muscles around our eyes can weaken allowing fat from other areas around the eye to settle underneath causing bags. That’s usually a surgical fix where they go in and remove those fat pads (and it’s relatively easy). Sometimes peels or lasers can help with that too.

      If you know the puffiness is from stress, lack of sleep, diet, allergies, edema, and other transient sources, I would suggest you try this…. Set your alarm 20 minutes early in the morning. Get some good quality, highly caffeinated green tea and moisten the bags and keep them in the fridge. I store mine in just a little water to keep them nice and moist. In the morning, get your wet tea bags and relax for 15-20 minutes before you get up with the tea bags under your eyes. It does wonders! Eye creams with caffeine also help get the puffiness down but the tea bags are really wonderful (and inexpensive).

      Another product I just got and started using is from Patchology. It’s called Flashpatch Restoring Night Eye Gels. You wear them for 5 minutes and each box has 30 pairs. They seem to do a nice job smoothing the under eye and helping to reduce puffiness but I’ve only had them two days. Try the tea bags first and maybe an eye cream with caffeine such as Eye Repair Complex by Nia24 or MD Skincare Firming Eye Gel With Vitamin C. The MD Skincare product is something I have had my eye on a while but I haven’t bought it yet. I would not rely on it for Vitamin C though. I would still recommend a C serum in the mornings.

      I hope this helps! =)

  3. I’m so glad you posted this!! I’ve been using this African Black soap line for a long time and the thought of posting about it never crossed my mind. I guess I just thought of it as a necessity. Lol. I agree, the scent is great and it keeps my skin clean and soft. My son actually switched from bar soap to body wash because he liked it so much.

    1. I love the way it smells and I gave a bar to my oldest son to use because he has occasional break outs. It’s so affordable too! They have a ton of products within the Nubian Heritage line that are affordable and are made with good ingredients! I really like it!!

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