With Oats, Aloe & Vitamin E. Acne Fighting, Detoxifying & Healing. Ethically Traded Ingredients. Sustainably Produced. Heritage: African Black Soap, made from palm ash, tamarind extract, tar and plantain peel has been used in Africa for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, psoriasis, and other skin ailments. Historical references to shea butter, a staple of African pharmacology, date back to the reported shea butter caravans of Cleopatra’s Egypt. Nubian Heritage’s authentic African Black Soap combines Shea Butter’s healing and hydrating properties with the ancient medicinal properties of palm ash, plantain peel, tar and tamarind to balance and resolve problem skin. Our deep cleansing formula aids exfoliation and promotes new cell growth to reveal radiant, fresh, even and health skin.