Read so many reviews praising this stuff, but wasn't good for me. Far too drying and irritating! I had oily skin with sometimes severe cystic acne. Finding the root cause of the breakouts (food sensitivities) and using less/gentler topical stuff was better.
not what I wanted
Not the traditional African black soap I was looking for. This is a hard solid actually BLACK bar of soap, smells overwhelmingly sweet and fruity. It was okay as far as regular soap goes, but wouldn't buy again, and I wanted real African black soap.
Thick, sticky, waxy...did not like this, felt like it just sat as a coat on top of my skin. I now use unrefined raw bulk shea butter that is silky, absorbs nicely, not like this yellow gloppy stuff.
I like Carlson brand. Just noticing it's a little misleading, as it says may contain up to 30% other fish, but the front says Norwegian Salmon Oil as if that's the only source. Better than some though, that don't tell you much about the source or purity testing, etc. I take two a day. Good for a lot of things.