The Liquid African Black Soap is a thick and very concentrated soap that is dark brown in color, and it lacks any sort of discernible or distinctive smell. It has a nice thick lather that is rich and creamy because of the unrefined Palm Kernel Oil and Shea Butter, but the black soap is also very deep cleaning. I tend to prefer using this soap on my body because I find that it leaves my face a little too squeaky clean for my liking, but it is not in the least bit drying on my combination skin. Those who have oily and very oily skin may find this soap to be perfect for their facial skin. My husband, who has thicker combination skin, uses it on his face and thinks that it is a really effective daily cleanser because it leaves his skin feeling good, clean, and not in the least bit dried out. If you go to Alaffia's website you will see that this soap is in the Body Care category, rather than in the Face Care category- so I think that it is safe to say that they have facial cleansers that are better suited to the particular needs of the face. However, I have several friends who use this as a daily facial cleanser, and they both swear by it, and now my husband has joined their ranks.
Full Ingredients: Distilled water; African Black Soap (Saponified Unrefined Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter and Unrefined Palm Kernel (Elaeis guineensis) Oil).
Overall assessment: I love this soap for my body, but less so for my face. I have never tried an Alaffia product that I didn't like, and I will definitely continue to buy more of their products.
8 oz. $8.95 I purchased mine at Whole Foods Market.