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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

Item #: 2271836 Size: 8.0 oz

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap with Shea Butter is designed to cleanse, hydrate and calm problem skin. Helps to balance oily skin for clearer complexions. Use daily.

Shea Moisture's Story:

Sofi Tucker started selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling shea butter, african black soap and her homemade hair and skin preparations all over the countryside. Sofi Tucker was a grandmother and sheamoisture is her legacy. With the purchase of African Black Soap Body Wash it helps empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.

Benefits:
  • Ethically traded ingredients sustainably produced
  • Pioneering community commerce and Fair Trade since 1912
  • Tested on their family for four generations. Never on animals.
Lather in hands or on a washcloth and wash entire body. Rinse clean.
African Black Soap Base, African Shea Butter*, Oats, Aloe, Plantain Extract, Vitamin E, Essential Blend Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Bar Soap
 
4.7

(based on 320 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (248)
  • Pleasant smell (219)
  • Easy to use (211)
  • Rich lather (146)
  • Long lasting (110)

Cons

  • Dries skin (27)
  • Messy (12)
  • Unpleasant smell (7)
  • Poor lather (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (228)
  • Shower (165)
  • Baths (92)
  • Travel (48)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (164), Brand buyer (82)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works!

By Sunny

from Virginia

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Moisturizes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I kept hearing about this product and thought I'd give it a try. I had mysterious dry patches on my face that would never go away even with high dollar moisturizers. Also had stubborn blackheads on my nose that wouldn't go away no matter what I used-for years. I also have combination skin with oily t-zone yet dry scaley patches. After reading the rave reviews I figured I'd give this a shot - what did I have to lose but $5? I've been using it for about a month now and I have a noticeable difference in the evening out of my skin tone, scaley patches greatly reduced and blackheads on my nose are almost gone. My face feels clean and moisturized after use. I've been using it only at night with my Clarisonic. I can't wait to see what my skin looks like in another month. I'm having very exciting results. Feels very gentle. I purchased at my local Ulta store.

     
    5.0

    I love this soap. Your skin is literally squeaky clean

    By Trish with skin issues

    from Houston, tx

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Moisturizes
    • Pleasant Smell

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Baths
      • Daily Use
      • Showers
      • Travel

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I use this soap because I sweat alot here in Houston and my skin is acne prone. It cleared it up in a week. Leaves your skin squeaky clean with out drying you out.

       
      5.0

      I definitely would buy this again

      By Racy

      from Augusta, Ga.

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Good Value
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I use this as a face wash

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wish I found this soap long time ago...

      By CAB

      from Barrington, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Good Value
      • Moisturizes
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Use it daily on my face .

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        This soap is wonderful. Helps fight the acne bacteria and moisturizes at the same time.
        I been using it for a week and I can all ready tell a difference..

         
        5.0

        I would absolutely buy this product again!!

        By Anjelmommy

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Gentle
        • Moisturizes
        • Pleasant Smell

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          I use this product everyday. My skin feels amazing!!

           
          5.0

          Perfect for sensitive skin!

          By R

          from Memphis

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Good Value
          • Moisturizes
          • Pleasant Smell

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baths
            • Daily Use
            • Showers
            • Travel

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            My husband loves this soap. He has sensitive skin and this is the only soap that does not leave his skin red or cause his skin to break out.

             
            5.0

            Amazing !

            By Ang

            from Little silver, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Good Value
            • Moisturizes
            • Pleasant Smell

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Showers

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              I will be buying another one

               
              5.0

              Feels great!

              By Robin

              from Houston

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Good Value
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baths
                • Daily Use
                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                Love!!!!!!! Does leave soap dish black =) cleanses well and leaves skin feeling amazing!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My skin is GLOWING

                By Kourtnei

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Gentle
                • Moisturizes
                • Pleasant Smell

                Cons

                • A little expensive

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I love this product! I suffer from ache scars and oily skin and my skin is clearing up a lot. It had little minerals in it that has an exfoliating effect on your skin so my skin is soft also! It is worth a try!

                 
                5.0

                Love this soap

                By Lala

                from Elk Grove Ca

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle
                • Good Value
                • Moisturizes

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    Great for acne prone skin

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                    • Q:

                      Do you have a hibiscus face moisturizer with sunscreen? I'm trying the black soap to even my skin tone. I've seen suggestions of the hibiscus even tone.
                      Asked on 8/10/2016 by Q from Columbus, Ga

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We don't currently have any moisturizers that contain SPF. However, we do offer CC Creams with SPF 15. For your skin tone, we recommend using our Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème and Spot Correcting Moisturizer.

                        Answered on 8/11/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      I have very very crazy dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. will this soap work for me?? i don't want my skin dryness to get even worse.. please suggest.
                      Asked on 8/4/2016 by leo from Houston, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product is formulated to help to hydrating dry skin and calm irritations too. So, we think it's a great fit for your skin needs.

                        Answered on 8/4/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      does this black soap remove even black
                      spots from allegy for a long period of time?
                      Asked on 7/29/2016 by fay from mwanza,Tanzania

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The African Black Soap Bar Soap can assist in relieving many troubled skin conditions by soothing and calming irritated skin. Although, if these spots were caused by allergies, we would suggest visiting with your doctor to figure out what is causing this reaction. In general, we would recommend our Coconut & Hibiscus Collection for dark spots such as the Even Skin Tone Crème and the Spot Correcting Moisturizer.

                        Answered on 8/2/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      is this soap meant to be used for the face, body, or both? I have problem skin all over my body and I was hoping this would help
                      Asked on 7/28/2016 by Monica from Dallas, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can use the African Black Soap Bar Soap on both your face and body. It can be used from head to toe.

                        Answered on 7/28/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      I have some old dark marks on my legs. I am praying this will work. I haven't worn shorts in so long . Will this help with that?
                      Asked on 7/24/2016 by Hopeless from Harrisburg Pa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        To even out skin tone, we'd suggest the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Body Wash. It brightens skin while firming and evening skin tone.

                        Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      When using this soap what moisturizer is recommended for oily skin(although I read comments that it dries out the skin a bit)? I have moderate sometimes severe acne around my cheeks. Has this soap proven to minimize or get rid of acne like this?
                      Asked on 7/23/2016 by Selena from Santa Ana, Ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        African Black Soap works to balance out oil while calming and soothing the skin. We have seen great results when it comes to Acne. For best results, we'd suggest following it with the African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer.

                        Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      can i use this soap and leave it on as a facemask? it's hot and my face gets sweaty and oily but with this on and dried it doesn't. i mean like could that constitute as a facemask? just leaving this soap on to dry? if it doesn't i will feel silly even though i like it but if it can be a legitimate thing then i will feel validated
                      Asked on 7/13/2016 by elizabeth from flint, mi

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        To avoid over-drying we'd suggest fully rinsing off the soap. For a deeper clean, we'd suggest the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Mud Mask. It will help balance oil and deeply clean pores. You apply a thin layer and leave it for no longer than 10 minutes. You can also try the African Black Soap Toner after washing. It will help balance oil as well.

                        Answered on 7/15/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      how long before i start to see my skin clear up?
                      Asked on 7/12/2016 by Alyssa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We suggest giving the African Black Soap Bar Soap a week or two to see full benefits.

                        Answered on 7/13/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      I just purchased a bar and i praying it will take care of my acne and redness.. How often are you suspose to cleanse your face with the soap? Also about how long will you see a difference?
                      Asked on 7/6/2016 by Msbeautiful from Syracuse,NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The African Black Soap will help balance and calm skin while absorbing excess oil. We've heard great reviews when it comes to Acne. For best results, we'd suggest using daily and results within a week or so.

                        Answered on 7/7/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      How often should this be used? Is morning and night too much?
                      Asked on 7/6/2016 by BeautyB from Concord, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Twice daily is fine. If at any point you find your skin is getting dry, irritated, or breaking out more, we'd suggest cutting it back to once daily.

                        Answered on 7/7/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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