Nubian Heritage. You may have seen these products in your local BSS or Vitamin Shoppe and wondered what’s the deal. I’ve seen them everywhere and finally decided to give them a go. Nubian Heritage is owned by Sundial Brands and is a sister company to SheaMoisture. Sundial actually has 10 different brands under their belt! Nubian Heritage makes black soap bars, body wash and lotion in a variety of scents/ingredients. I picked up the Honey & Black Seed, Goat’s Milk & Chai and Mango on a special deal at a Black Expo.
$4 for 5 oz
ing: Black Seed Oil, African Shea Butter, Apricot Oil, Organic Honey, Black Seed, Palm Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract, Soaps of Coconut and Palm, Iron Oxides.
This is a hefty sized soap bar, it is bigger than the standard soap bar for sure. I am not really a fan of bar soap but I liked it. It lathers well and rinses clean does not leave your skin feeling coated with residue. We used this as both a soap bar and a shampoo bar on my son and it worked well on his hair, cleaning without stripping and did not leave build-up. This bar is much more nourishing as compared to Ivory, Dove, Caress and lasts a lot longer. I used it on both my body and my face and my skin felt a bit tighter which is normal with black soap.
Goat’s Milk & Chai Body Wash
$12 for 13 oz
ing: Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Oil Soap), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (Palm Kernel Soap), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (Palm Kernel), Glycol Stearate (Palm Kernel), Stearamide AMP (Palm Kernel), Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Goat’s Milk, Essential Oil Blend, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Sodium Lauroyl Hydrolyzed Silk (Silk Proteins), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Rose Extract, Green Tea Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
This body wash is very thick and lasts a good while. It really reminds me of a thicker version of Dr Bronner’s and has the same kind of potency in that it is super concentrated. It is important to note that the ingredients listed above are the new ingredients the old formula contained parabens and it is still available at discount stores so if you are avoiding those ingredients make sure you read the labels carefully. I absolutely loved the scent of this stuff it smells so fresh, sweet and clean. It does not smell exactly like chai tea but it is reminiscent of those tea scents. I also used it as a shampoo and it works as a clarifier (like Dr B’s). It was pretty drying as a face wash but did not dry out my body. It will burn like heck if you get it in your eyes so I do not advise using this on kids. If you like castile soap but dislike the lack of viscosity I think this is a good alternative.
$12.00 for 13 oz
ing: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernel), Ceteareth 20 (Emulsifying Wax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Carbomer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Orange Oil, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower, Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower extract
This lotion is super thick and the scents are long-lasting but not strong or over powering. It is more of a body cream than a body lotion. While $12 may seem a little pricey for a lotion this stuff is so thick you really only need a small amount so it lasts longer. Like the body wash, the ingredients listed above are the new ingredients the old formula contained parabens and which is still available at discount stores so if you are avoiding those ingredients make sure you read the labels carefully. This scent is fun and tropical and did a great job of fighting off the ash. The lotion was a bit to heavy to use in the humid summer months but was perfect for fall and winter. You can feel the butters in this lotion which help make it long lasting but it does not leave a heavy coat or greasy feeling.