Charcoal is said to be good for the skin. It is an effective exfolliant. Shea Butter has moisturizing properties. The essential oil of Frankincense has a smooth, earthy scent and is thought to be beneficial for mature skin. Our black soap is an excellent soap for washing the body and you can also use it for your face. I do. I have heard great reviews of customers using the black soap to clear their acne. I too use it for my face but also like the exfoliation as I wash.