Yes, it’s black but our neem soap with charcoal is formulated with concentrated (and bio-activated) neem charcoal. It deep-cleans even very sensitive skin for seniors and teens. Neem soap with charcoal has all the benefits you’d expect from neem — high levels of antioxidants and immune-boosting properties — plus the extra cleansing power of charcoal.
It’s also a carbon-neutral product that balances out the release of CO2 because it takes less fossil fuel to grow and manufacture it than is created when it’s made. (Learn more about carbon-negative farming here.)
Neem soap with charcoal has been a big hit with teens because it clears up non-cystic acne almost immediately — so much so that mothers say their sons actually use it twice a day. Older users (like us!) have seen our skin improve significantly even though we’ve been using neem soap exclusively for years. Gardeners, in particular, love it because we get so darned dirty nearly every day.
For extra cleansing power, we wash our face, and leave the neem soap with charcoal on while we brush our teeth. That gives the charcoal a chance to soak through the outer layer of skin and adsorb even deep-down dirt or environmental toxins. Use a moisturizer while your skin is still damp — we personally love the Nothing but Neem Stick or All-Natural Facial Serum.
We honestly can’t recommend it as a hand soap or in the shower though because it needs a special dish all its own or everything around it ends up black. (It does wash away quickly and easily if you think it’s worth the extra step.)