Have you tried African Black soap yet? If you haven’t, you should—it’s fantastic. With a base of raw African Shea butter this soap gently cleanses and moisturizes your skin at the same time. And with the addition of Neem, its healing and disinfecting benefits are taken to an entirely new level. Here’s why, if you want to use African Shea butter Black soap, you should make sure it contains some Neem:

Neem is extremely effective as an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial plant. It grows as a tree throughout India, Southeast Asia and Africa and has an extensively long tradition of use in the ancient Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda. As a skincare ingredient, Neem helps to heal and protect against irritations and infections, making it a perfect ingredient to include in soap. It also makes it the perfect ingredient for those who experience dryness when they wash their hands frequently since the Neem prevents irritation and the Shea butter moisturizes for clean and soft hands and body.

Because of Neem’s potent antibacterial and irritation calming properties, many people find it helps them with their acne. Because African Black soap is already beneficial to acne, when it contains Neem it is all the more effective at helping to heal and prevent acne and other similar skin conditions. Additionally, Neem has been used to help heal, fade and prevent the accompanying scars that come with conditions such as acne, making it even more valuable for folks who are looking to heal their skin and prevent future damage from happening.

Because of Neem’s anti inflammatory properties, it is the perfect addition to African Black soap as it helps to prevent wrinkles, fine lines and other inflammation and free radical based signs of aging. Inflammation causes everything from skin irritations and puffiness to dark spots and rashes, so using something that gently, naturally and effectively keeps your skin inflammation free is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent visible and future signs of aging in your skin.

African Black soap is used for everything from washing the hair and hands to soothing skin irritations and fading the dark post inflammatory marks that accompany blemishes. And with the addition of Neem it is that much more effective. Economical, easy and above all effective, make sure you’re including a little bit of Neem into your skincare routine.