Yes, Saranghae absolutely works for African American skin types to heal, regenerate and protect, but in a slightly different fashion. 

To understand how Saranghae helps African American skin types we must first understand the similarities and differences with skin types.

All skin types lose collagen and elastin at an accelerated rate as we age and all skin types need essential moisture and nutrients to slow down visible signs of aging. 

That said, there are some unique characteristics with African American skin:

  • African American skin has thicker and more compact dermis than Caucasian skin with a stronger stratum corneum.
  • African American skin sheds its out layers more and has 50% fewer ceramides than Caucasian or Asian skin.
  • African American skin has larger mast cell granules and larger fibroblasts which may explain greater keloid formation (tissue scarring leading to bumps)

What this all means is that on average African American skin will show fewer wrinkles and visible signs of aging but will be more susceptible to visible signs of scarring.

Although African American skin needs less moisture overall, it needs constant moisture because even slight dryness of the skin will be more visible (will look ashen).

Saranghae’s Complete 5 Step routine will help lock in moisture while decreasing keloid formation in the skin. 

It also helps even out discoloration and diminish hyperpigmentation.  We also recommend the Saranghae Pore Cleansing Charcoal mask which will clean out dead skin cells and physically unclog pores preventing keloid scarring.

For more information, please visit the following independent reviews below from some of our African American customers and reviewers.