10 Best Bathing Soaps in Nigeria

There are many types and brands of soap in Nigeria. These different soap brands claim to be the best for your skin which can make it difficult to decide on which soap to use. More so, using the wrong product for your skin can result in a number of skincare issues such as acne or pimples, sunburn, etc. This article will help you decide on the best bathing soap in Nigeria. Nigeria has a tropical climate with sunny and hot weather for most of the year. This weather makes Nigerian residents susceptible to sunburn.

Contrary to public opinion, even dark skin can get sunburned. Many think it is only those who are light-skinned that need to pay attention to their skin in Nigeria, but this is not true. Every color of skin requires much attention and treatment in order to maintain it. Brown skin (caramel) which many Nigerians have also required treatment so it does not bleach or get too dark. There is no skin type or color that does not need special care.

Best Bathing Soaps in Nigeria

Below is a list of the best bathing soaps to use in Nigeria.

Dudu Osun Black Soap

This is one of the oldest soaps in the Nigerian market. Dudu Osun soap is made from shea butter, Osun (camwood), palm kernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash and other nourishing ingredients. It can be found in major supermarkets in Nigeria. Many swear by the wonders of this soap. It helps in reducing acne scars, preventing skin irritation and smoothening the skin. It can also reduce the dark spots and stretch marks on the skin. Dudu Osun soap is affordable. You can get it at 300 Naira, depending on the location of your purchase.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Soap

Palmers is a popular brand especially known for its cream, the Palmers cocoa buttercream. Palmers Cocoa Butter soap is just as good. Palmers cocoa butter soap contains vitamin E and pure cocoa butter. It cleanses your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. It also serves as a moisturizer such that it gives your skin a daily radiant and smooth complexion.

Dove Soap

This Dove product is specially formulated for sensitive skin. It cleanses, moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Dove soap is often recommended for those who want to maintain their skin color as it is. The soap prevents your skin from getting dry and provides the needed nourishment to your skin. Dove soap also maintains the skin’s natural barrier and hydrates the skin while keeping it fresh and supple. Many people with different skin colors, fair, dark, or chocolate skin swear by Dove soap. Dove soap also helps to remove blemishes and dark spots on the skin. Dove is produced by Unilever and can be found in many stores in Nigeria.

Kojie San Soap

Kojie San soap is a popular soap that treats dull and hyper-pigmented skin. One of the major ingredients in this soap is Kojic acid which is a product gotten from the fermentation of mushrooms. Kojie San soap is a recommended product if you are experiencing excess darkening due to sunburn in any part of your body. Kojie San soap interferes with the production of melanin in the body, thus reducing dark pigments or spots on the skin. The soap also contains other ingredients such as Glycerin, Orange, Vegetable extracts, VCO and Vitamin C which are all-natural ingredients beneficial to the skin.

Eva Natural Fairness

Eva Fairness soap is one of the products you should consider if you want to maintain healthy fair skin in Nigeria. Eva soap contains Cranberry which provides your skin with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Vitamin A and Vitamin C help to reduce signs of aging which makes your skin look younger and fresher. Eva soap also hydrates the skin. The soap also has a fragrance that keeps you smelling nice all day.

Papaya Soap

Papaya soap comes in different options such as Triple Papaya Kojic Bar, Original Likas Skin Whitening Herbal Soap and others. Papaya soap contains Papain fruit, which produces an enzyme that reduces pigmentation of skin. The soap also contains Honey, Aloe Vera, AHA Collagen, Q10, and others. All these help to lighten hyperpigmented skin. Papaya soap also moisturizes the skin and prevents sunburn. Using this soap will give you fresh and radiant skin.

Asantee Papaya Herbal Soap

Asantee Papaya soap helps to keep the skin bright and radiant. It contains AHA Collagen, Q10, Vitamin C and Papaya Honey. When using this soap regularly, dead skin cells and damaged skin are removed from the skin surface which gives way to fresher skin. When dead skin cells are removed, the enzyme in the Papaya soap helps to ensure that new skin cells come out.

Ambi Skincare Complexion Cleansing Bar

The Ambi Skincare Complexion Cleansing Bar is designed for people who often experience breakouts and black spots on their skin.  The Ambi Skincare bar also doubles as a scrub so you might not need to use a body scrub often when using it. The soap also has a super-fresh scent which you will love.

The Fair and White Exclusive Whitenizer Exfoliating Soap

This is perfect for cleansing and exfoliating the skin. Regular use of fair and white soap will help to restore the natural radiance of your skin. The soap contains apricot seed powder which is known to smoothen skin texture. It also clears damaged and dead skin cells. However, be sure to buy only the original product because there are many fakes of this product in Nigerian stores.

Olay Age Defying Beauty Bar

The Olay Age Defying Beauty Bar is especially recommended for older people. The soap is perfect for skin rejuvenation. It has a unique age-defying formula and other nourishing ingredients that help to keep the skin looking young and spot-free.

Palmolive Soap

Palmolive soap is gentle on the skin. It contains palm and olive oils which help to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated throughout the day.

These are the best bathing soaps you should consider.


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