My Not So Secret Beauty Cleanser For Flawless Skin

My Not So Secret Beauty Cleanser For Flawless Skin

I am one of those odd unicorns that has skin that can be classified as  “Normal”. It is neither Dry nor Oily and it’s definitely not Combination. I can humbly say that I have been blessed by the skin gods when it comes to that aspect. But although I had it easier in this area, I was plagued by hyper pigmentation and millions of tiny zits on my forehead. They were even more pronounced when I wear foundation!

I tried so many different skin care products and spent hundreds of dollars on cleansers, toners and masks in the hopes that it would remove some of the acne I was experiencing. As I bought many different products, I began to realise that my skin responded better to products that other people considered harsh. Toners that would normally dry out peoples skin were absolutely perfect for me. Cleansers that were too strong were not even strong at all on my face. I came to the realisation that my skin needed a strong but natural product to help tame the horrendous acne I was experiencing. This lead to my discovery of a Black African soap called Dudu Osun!

Dudu Osun has been here for as long as I can remember. In secondary school, I saw girls use this soap religiously and I wondered why anyone in their right mind would use a soap that is black. Fast forward to my Uni days in Manchester, after spending a lot of money on a cleanser that that didn’t work, I decided to find an affordable alternative which led me to the back of an African Caribbean store where I discovered Dudu Osun!


I initially did not use it on my face, but once my cleanser ran out, in a moment of desperation I used this soap. I loved it so much that I stopped using that cleanser and started using Dudu Osun. I haven’t looked back since.

Dudu Osun is made up of all natural ingredients including shea butter, honey, aloe vera, osun (Camwood), palm kernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, lime juice and lemon juice. With so many lovely natural ingredients included I am not surprised it is doing wonders on my skin.


Something that I have noticed is that Dudu Osun is a strong soap. Do not get it in your eyes. I have made that mistake a couple of times and it was not fun getting it out. It is very harsh. It’s probably the reason why it works on my skin. lol

Dudu Osun is also a pimple zapper. Once I spot a pimple and I use it, the next day it is visibly smaller. It is also a preventative measure for future acne because it has antibacterial properties. I now have virtually no acne spots on my skin and I also have minimal acne scaring! I’m assuming this is because of the lemon and lime which have natural bleaching properties.

Dudu Osun is also extremely affordable in Nigeria and abroad. In the UK, a pack of 6 costs £6. Which is £1 per soap! I am now a big believer of not spending stupendous amount of money on beauty products when you can find one just as good (or even better) in a drugstore or market.

Most skin care products are down to trial and error so even though I may be raving about this product, it may not work for you. However, since it is affordable and most people that have tried it like it, it is definitely worth a buy!

You can find Dudu Osun at most African Caribbean stores or African markets. If you’d rather not go there you can order it directly on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed this post! This soap is really my secret weapon for flawless skin. I really don’t worry about acne anymore and it is an amazing thing to check off your list!

Thank you for reading! Have you tried Dudu Osun? What did you think of it? 

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  1. July 17, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Sounds awesome! Glad you found a product that works! And actually works.

    • July 17, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Cassie! It’s really the best product I’ve used in a long while 💕🙌🏾

  2. July 17, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Dudu Osun is that soap that does wonders for my hair and skin. It’s like black magic 😀 I’m glad it’s working for you too.

    • July 17, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s really “Black” Magic 😂 ❤️

  3. July 17, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Was gonna do a review on this – great minds! I love Dudu Osun and it’s wonders.

    • July 17, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Oh really! I’m glad it’s working for you too! I wish I discovered it sooner it’s such a lovely soap 👌🏾💕

  4. July 17, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Currently using it too and it’s great! Love the smell and my skin feels smoother too.

    • July 17, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Yes it has a really unique, lovely smell! I love it. So glad you’re loving it too! ❤️

  5. July 17, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I have never heard of this Pearl. Haven’t seen it here in Australia….

    • July 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Oh no really? I believe the soap is made in Nigeria but it’s available in the US and U.K. I think if you check the Australian Amazon website someone must be selling it there! It’s found it’s way all over the world to be honest. Lool

        • July 17, 2017 / 1:12 pm

          No problem! And if it’s not on Amazon I’m sure there’ll be another website that can ship the soap to Australia 🙆🏾

  6. July 17, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I love African black soap and was actually going to do a post about it too! Its probably the only harsh product I can use on my face that works.

  7. July 17, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Dudu osun is so perfect for my hair and skin. There are times I try other soaps and end up with rashes, once I get use dudu osun, it clears off within 2 days.

    • July 17, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Same here! It’s just the right balance of strong and natural and I’m so glad I found it! Thanks for the comment girl 💕

      • July 17, 2017 / 7:18 pm

        It is one of the best out there.. You are welcome love.

    • July 17, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Get it girl! Thanks for commenting! ❤️

  8. July 17, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    YES GIRL! I love black soap – this is a good reminder for me to buy some more! If you like harsh products (my skin needs them too!) you might like apple cider vinegar. It was amazing for me xx

    • July 18, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Oooo I’ve heard a lot of things about ACV. I didn’t know it was harsh. I think I want to try it now lol. Do you use it like a toner?

      • July 19, 2017 / 9:17 am

        It’s natural but I’d consider it pretty harsh – I recommended to a friend who can’t use harsh products and apparently it made her skin really sore. Worked amazingly for me though and yep I use it as a toner 🙂 x

        • July 19, 2017 / 2:37 pm

          Oooo that sounds perfect for me! I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks girl! ❤️

  9. July 17, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Dudu Osun is the truth! I need to get more for myself because this black soap is everything and more.
    Thank you for sharing this!

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    • July 18, 2017 / 11:30 am

      You’re very welcome! It really is the truth I’m so glad I discovered it. Thanks for commenting! ❤️

  10. July 24, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Thank you for the solution as I also am blessed with tiny pimples on my forehead. I was always afraid to wear foundation. But with Dudu Osun, this problem has been fixed! Thank you again

  11. August 7, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I love this soap. I use it for my face and helps me with my spots and i also use it for my hair and it’s a God send. It doesn’t strip my hair after wash. It’s the best thing I’ve used in a while.

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