Due to the abundance of antioxidants and vitamins A and E in African black soap, there are many skin nourishing benefits. It helps to heal skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, fades skin discolourations, relieves drY and irritated skin, and evens skin texture and tone.

ALOE VERA (Aloe Barbadensis)

Contains proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.


AMLA POWDER (Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Fruit Powder)

An Ayurvedic herb made from the Indian gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis). Strengthens the scalp and hair whilst also stimulating hair growth. Known to reduce hair loss and also prevents or treats dandruff and dry scalp.

APRICOT OIL (Prunus Armeniaca)

A rejuvenating natural oil that's ideal for softening fine lines and restoring a healthy glow to the skin. Rich in essential fatty acids, this gentle oil has excellent restorative properties that promote soft, radiant hair and soothes dry skin. The emollient properties help to exfoliate and moisturise the skin, helping it retain moisture, eliminating patches of dry skin, and relieving inflammatory conditions, such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.

ARGAN OIL (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)

A great moisturiser and can be used to fight both dandruff and dry scalp as it has extraordinarily high in vitamin E and antioxidants. It also helps to fight frizz, keeps hair protected from damage and adds shine.

AVOCADO OIL (Persea Gratissima Oil)

The perfect oil for improving the levels of moisture and strength in your hair. It is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturise your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage. It also helps to moisturise and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increases collagen metabolism

BAOBAB OIL (Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil)

Rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to help towards maintaining healthy, firm skin. Baobab oil is derived from the seeds of the Baobab tree, a tree that is native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The hydrating, coating and moisturising properties of baobab oil can help to strengthen your hair for greater elasticity and less breakage.


A herb that has been used throughout India for centuries. Bhringraj Powder is a herbal powder of a herb which is best known for its hair benefits. The oil helps boost blood circulation to the scalp, stimulating it and triggering hair growth.

CARROT SEED OIL (Daucus Carota Seed Oil)

Cold pressed from the carrot seeds, and it's used in cosmetics for anti-aging properties in skin care. Carrot seed essential oil has shown antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.

CASTOR OIL (Ricinus Communis)

A staple ingredient in the natural beauty world, Castor Oil is obtained from the castor bean. It is a thick emollient applied externally to soothe dry skin. It is also ideal for hair treatments as it softens and nourishes. It is also commonly used to stimulate faster hair growth and thicker hair.

COCONUT OIL (Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil)

Has many skin benefits including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturised and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria. Coconut Oil also adds luster, shine and softness to the hair, preventing hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length.

GRAPESEED OIL (Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil)

Moisturises and conditions hair without leaving it feeling greasy. It also reduces dandruff and hair loss and strengthens the hair as well – enabling it to grow faster. The vitamin E content in the oil helps build the hair tissue, and the linoleic acid in the oil promotes hair growth.

JOJOBA OIL (Simmondsia Chinensis)

Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba Oil help in skin repair and damage control.

KAOLIN CLAY (China Clay)

One of the most gentle among all the other types of clays used in skin care. It has a neutral pH and is rich in silica dioxide. It is gentle on your skin and makes it soft and healthy. Also strengthens hair, improves elasticity, and helps repair damaged hair. It soothes the scalp, helps treat dandruff, and encourages hair growth.

LAVENDER OIL (Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil)

Deeply conditions the hair, keeping it shiny, and helping to control dandruff. It also gently moisturises skin, and is non-comedogenic meaning it does not clog the pores. Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores. This makes it perfect for preventing, calming, and healing painful acne breakouts.


Also known as Vitamin B3 and Nicotinamide, Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimise enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface.

NEEM OIL (Azadirachta Indica)

An evergreen plant with properties to help treat fungal infections. It conditions your scalp, promotes healthy hair growth, temporarily seals hair follicles and soothes frizz. It deeply penetrates skin to restore moisture, enhance elasticity, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and heal cracks caused by dryness.

OLIVE OIL (Olea Europea)

Olive oil is rich in Vitamins A, D, E & K and makes a mild and superior soap. The ancient Greeks used to bathe with olive oil. It is invaluable for its moisturising qualities.

ORANGE SWEET ESSENTIAL OIL (Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil)

Beneficial for maintaining the health, appearance, and texture of skin by promoting clarity, radiance, and smoothness, thereby reducing the signs of acne and other uncomfortable skin conditions. Orange Sweet Essential Oil is also an excellent moisturiser for brittle hair as its known to improve the smoothness of hair strands.

PINK CLAY (Kaolin)

Rich in Silica, which can help to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal for supple, younger looking skin. Gently exfoliating and light on the skin, Pink Clay leaves skin silky soft and smooth, can help to minimise blackheads and promotes a radiant and balanced complexion.

RHASSOUL CLAY (Moroccan Lava Clay)

The high levels of silica and magnesium content, make Rhassoul clay specially good for skin. In fact, this clay can be used daily instead of soap for a gentle way to cleanse that won't strip skin of beneficial oils.

ROSEHIP SEED OIL (Rosa canina Fruit Oil)

The fatty acids and Vitamin A in Rosehip Oil moisturises the skin, and also promotes skin regeneration, and can improve skin flexibility and permeability. This means that products containing Rosehip Oil can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars.

ROSE PETAL POWDER (Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Petal Powder)

Helps to do away with skin irritations like dermatitis, eczema etc., the rose petal powder helps treat acne and other breakouts while maintaining the pH balance of the skin. Also brightens the skin and evens skin tone.

SHEA BUTTER (Butyrospermum Parkii)

Pure unrefined Raw Shea Butter has been used in Africa for many years to combat the effects of ageing. It tones the skin - a fabulous skin emollient OVERALL rich in vitamins A, E &F. Seals moisture into hair strands, soothes dry & Itchy Scalp, treats split ends and Breakage.Effective Natural Conditioner.

SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus Rubra)

Treats Dull Hair. The fatty acids, polyphenols, and other essential nutrients present in the elm help in the treatment of dry and dull hair. The elm makes them smoother and shinier, thus adding to the volume of your hair. It also removes dandruff and treats damaged strands.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL (Helianthus Annuus)

This is a great source of vitamin E, rich in nutrients and antioxidants. It is also effective for combatting skincare issues like acne, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. Sunflower oil has emollient properties that help the skin retain its moisture.

SWEET ALMOND OIL (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil)

Full of vitamin E, vitamin A, monosaturated fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc. The fatty acids help your skin retain moisture and can heal chapped and irritated skin.

VITAMIN PRO B5 (D-Panthenol)

Helps to keep skin soft, smooth, and healthy. Deeply hydrating, it helps to keep skin quenched by absorbing moisture from the air. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that can help stimulate your skin's healing processes.


Can stimulate capillary growth in your scalp, with in turn supports hair growth; it prevents breakage and pesky split ends; its antioxidants even boost hair's elasticity and shine. Vitamin E also moisturises and nourishes your skin. It adds to your glow and makes your skin smooth and healthy. The oil is also known to reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles, besides maintaining skin health



This information may help the customer understand the typical features of some of the ingredients used in our range of products, however, this should in no way be construed as claims made by Kiya Cosmetics as to their perceived medical benefits.