You Ruined My Face: Dudu Osun Review

You Ruined My Face: Dudu Osun Review
You ruined my Face! 
By: Tianna

About a month ago I started hearing about a soap called “Dudu Osun Black soap”. The reviews I found online were mixed, I heard so many good ones about it on YouTube, and a good share of mixed reviews on

Even before trying it, I had positive expectations of it since I had a wonderful experience with the a Charcoal and Clay mask I tried before. The mask helped me fight off breakouts and kept my pores pretty clean.

I assumed the dudu oson soap had activated charcoal in it as well which gave it its dark color, but to my surprise the ingredients included shea butter, honey, aloe vera, osun (Camwood), palm kernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, lime juice, lemon juice, water and fragrance. 

My Experience with Dudu Osun

Despite seeing some of the bad Dudu Osun reviews, I felt adventurous and decided to give it a try anyway. I went on Amazon and brought TWO bars of this infamous Dudu Osun soap mainly because one seller had priced two bars cheaper than another seller that was selling one. My soaps arrived about 2 days after I ordered them, I was so excited to try them! 

Side Effects From Dudu Uson Soap

First time washing my face with this soap I noticed right away that it burned extremely bad, even after 5 minutes of washing it off. It dried my face out to the point where once all the water dried up on my face my skin was white ashy like I hadn’t moisturized in days. Now I think that should have stopped me, with those big red flags waving right in front of my face, but no it didn’t.

Fast forwarding about a week later of using the soap I began to break out in areas I never did before, on the bridge of my nose, along the bottom of my jaw line, near my lips, and under my chin. I had all of these clusters of whiteheads all over my face in random areas. Even after I stopped using the soap the pimples did not go away, it took about a month to start clearing up.

Some reviews said things like “This is just the purge stage” “Your body is just getting rid of its toxins”... BLAH BLAH BLAH! Reality was, this soap RUINED my skin! 

Did It Really Ruin My Skin?

So I know you will ask things like  “How do you know that it was the soap and not anything else?” “Are you sure it wasn’t what you were eating or a different product you tried?” I will kindly address it right now. 

Previous to using this soap I had a staple product routine which did not and will not change. I also test-drove this product not once but TWICE for a full week, two months apart for my better judgement before I decided to do any reviews on it. I am sure there is no coincidence, I had not had flare ups of acne until I started using this product for the first time and when I tried it again it did the same thing. I am currently trying to get my face together from giving it a try again. 

Edit: I also read some comments that since I ordered mine from Amazon, it could have been a fake soap so beware of buying beauty products off Amazon.  So that is one thing to take into account.  

This is just my personal experience, I am not saying DuDu Osun will not work for you and I am not trying to bash the company I know African Black Soap has done wonders for others as you can read on this amazing article by Kali Kushner on a different African black soap, but I personally will never again dismiss bad reviews. I hope you have learned something from this Dudu Osun review, have you tried it yourself? Did it work or did it also ruin your skin?

*Disclaimer: I am not saying DuDu Osun will not work for you, this is just my personal experience 


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I bought the soap on Monday and before Weds I don’t know we’re pimple came from. The pimple were so big and painful . After raising my body it will start burning and itching everywhere include gbola like person who have std.



The blog post on “You Ruined My Face” by Banish is a compelling read. It bravely addresses the vulnerability of individuals who have faced challenges with their skin and the emotional toll it can take. The honesty and empathy in sharing personal stories create a supportive space for those navigating similar experiences. Banish not only acknowledges the struggles but also provides solutions and encouragement, making this blog a beacon of understanding and empowerment. It’s refreshing to see a skincare brand addressing real issues and fostering a community that prioritizes self-love and resilience.



Dudu Osun is actually a very nice soap.I’ve been using it for some time and it’s doing wonders on my skin.I’m pairing it with Palmers skin success fade milk and it’s really nice tbh. It does dry the skin and that’s good for me cos I have really oily skin. I just make sure to moisturize immediately after bathing.



thank yall for telling me this before i just purchased this item

Armas Kandapo

Armas Kandapo

Hi, don’t use a face cloth or anything to scrub with dudu osun, and moisturize afterwards. If you use a scrubbing cloth or exfoliating cloth, it’ll burn. And since it sucks out all the oils and exfoliates everything be sure to use a moisturizer afterwards. My sister used to sell it and I loved the soap, but in her words: “lightly rub it on your palms and massage it into a lather on your face, do not use anything else to apply it or it will burn”.

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