The tale of two black soaps – Organic African black soap and Cosmetic Black Soap

Across many beauty magazines and blogs, there have been articles raving about the Organic benefits and health benefits of using organic African black soap. But few of these publications truly explain what Organic African Black soap is and how it differs from other black soaps, such as Ultra Glow Black Soap, which are also getting a lot of media attention. Let’s go over how these two black soaps differ from one another and what individual benefits using either has.

Organic African Black soap: This all natural soap has been made in Africa since the time of the Egyptians and is produced predominantly in Nigeria by tribes such as the Yoruba people. Well, each tribe has their own herbal recipe for making black soap there are certain ingredients that are universal such as shea butter and the use of plant, wood, and ash.

While most African black soap are in fact black, there are many that are dark brown or even light brown depending on Herbal compound they were made from. Organic African Black Soap can be used on the hair face and body and are perfect for anyone suffering from eczema acne dry and oily skin. Black soaps also treats razor bumps, dark spots, dandruff, dry scalp, acne scars and many more skin and hair-related ailments.

African black soaps have also been used to reduce the signs of aging and because they have such a high levels of shea butter and cocoa butter concentration they also provide an organic protection. Also because of how they’re made black soaps are often coarse and abrasive which makes them perfect all natural body scrubs and exfoliants.

Ultra Glow Black Soap: This is a soap brand that is dyed the color black and is a highly effective beauty bar. While, they are not hundred percent organic they do contain many natural ingredients such as shea   butter.

Ultra Glow Black Soap is to be used only on face and body especially formulated to treat moderate to severe acne as well as acne, scarring dark spot, and extreme dryness. Ultra glow black soaps are smooth and more aesthetically pleasing than an authentic African Black soap.

In many ways, Ultra Glow and other brands like them are synthetic or simulated versions of true organic African black soaps. In that, they use similar ingredients but do not employ the same methods of production or only use organic ingredients.

So in closing when choosing between the two black soap that is important their differences and similarities. For someone seeking a 100% organic product that is ideal for treating a wide variety of skin and hair issues than organic African black soap is the clear choice. If you’re searching for a beauty bar that is formulated to treat acne and acne scars than Ultra Glow Black Soap is the right choice for you.

Yes! Black Women Need Sunscreen too!

It’s a common misconception that women of color do not need sunscreen this is simply not true. While it is well known that skin dark skinned people do not burn and are at less of a risk for skin cancer than our Caucasian counterparts that does not mean we don’t contract skin cancer. Dr. Perry Robins, President of Skin Cancer Foundation, has stated that while people of color are much less likely to get skin cancer they are also much more likely to die from it due to late detection.

The melanin that black people have in their skin equals 13.4 SPF, however, to protect against skin cancer is recommended to wear an SPF of 30 or higher. And while skin cancer certainly is the most important reason to protect your skin against the sun’s rays it’s not the only one there’s also premature aging and dark spots.  Here’s a list of sunscreens, lotions, and SPF makeups that are that are specially designed for black women.

Kiss My Face Sensitive Side® 3 in 1 SPF 30 Sunscreen – Protects against UVA and UVB rays with both SPF and natural antioxidants. It’s infused with hydrating ingredients, so it’s perfect for those with dry skin.

Neutrogena Ultra sheer dry touch sunblock – This sheer lotion is easily absorbed and never leaves your skin feeling greasy like other sunscreens. The formula is good for all skin types even those with skin problems like acne and eczema.

Aubrey Organics SPF 30 with Green Tea – Is made with mostly organic ingredients making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

L’Oréal Sublime Sun-liquid silk lotion SPF 30  – Not only is this a wonderful Sunscreen but it helps protect against premature aging and sunspots.

La Roche-Posay Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid – This fast absorbing sunscreen fluid provides SPF 60 and works with all skin types

Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20 – Not only does this lotion protect against sun damage but it corrects damage you may already have.

Black Friday Sale!

It’s Black Friday and you know what that means… A special deal for our Vega Vixens! We want to do something special so we are offering an awesome bundle deal. When you purchase 3 bundles, we’ll give you you a FREE LACE CLOSURE PIECE! That’s right, its absolutely free with your purchase of 3 or more bundles! Quantities are limited so order soon. And to make this special, we’ll be offering this exclusive deal online now through Monday at midnight. To take advantage, just add at least 3 bundles and the closure piece. The discount will automatically apply. Hurry they won’t last long.


Offer not available in store.

We’ve Moved!

Has everyone heard the news?!  Today we moved to our new location. We have a bigger place to better serve you as we are gearing up to offer new in store serves. Come on out and show your support. We are now located at”

3706 Mercer University Dr
Suite 3
Macon, GA 31204

We appreciate your continued support. By the way, Mel’s Kandi Nails also relocated right above us!