Several months ago one of our contributors was in New York on a product search and a real gem was uncovered. Apparently there was this brand of soap models were using during NY Fashion week to ensure fantastic skin. The soap was from a small natural products brand, Dr. Woods.
In particular we heard the black soap is relied upon by many for flawless skin. We had to check it out and when we did were quite impressed. Not only is the soap exquisite, its inexpensive and comes in easily recycled stock #2 HDPE packaging.
The star of the Dr. Woods soap line is the black soap. The soap gently exfoliates dead skin skin cells to reveal healthy, radiant skin and is excellent for clearing up blemishes - this explains why the soap is so desirable.
The company markets their black soap as, "the idea complexion cleanser." Black soap is made from a process using the skin of a plantain - a natural source of vitamins A&E and iron. The skin of the plantain is dried and then roasted in a clay oven in order to achieve a particular color, texture and smell. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil and palm kernel oil to form the soap.
All Dr. Woods liquid soaps contain organic shea butter which is a wonderful addition making the soaps ultra moisturizing cleansers.
We are particularly impressed with the black soap it works incredibly well and does not dry skin like many other facial soaps do.
Dr. Woods liquid soap is available in almond, black, peppermint, lavender and tea tree formulations in 8, 16 and 32 oz bottles. The soaps are available at specialty natural food stores including Whole Foods (Northeast), Fairway Market (NYC) Akins Natural Foods (Oklahoma), Chamberlins Natural Foods (Florida) and others as well as online.
The packaging is all stock #2 HDPE bottles - highly recyclable virtually anywhere in the US.