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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
 
4.6

(based on 485 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (385)
  • Pleasant smell (333)
  • Easy to use (330)
  • Gentle (177)
  • Good value (170)

Cons

  • Messy (35)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Harsh (7)
  • Unpleasant smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (354)
  • Shower (245)
  • Baths (122)
  • Travel (68)
  • Face (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (251), Brand buyer (131)

Reviewed by 485 customers

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1.0

Burned my skin!!!

By Amy

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Harsh
    • Ineffective
    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I bought this product because I try to only buy natural cosmetics. The product was on sale, BOGO 1/2 off. I bought two soap bars. I only used the product one time, and it severely burned and dried out my skin. In addition, I had an allergic reaction and had to take medication. Stay away. I'm still recovering almost a week later and I will be bringing both soap bars back today.

       
      4.0

      Love and will continue to buy

      By Anne Sceen

      from Boulder, Colorado

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Very drying

      Best Uses

      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I use this soap on my face and body, and absolutely love it. I have very, very oily skin, and this soap not only eliminates the oil, it helps keep my skin clean and dry. Great smell, great feel, cleared my acne. Great for oily skin.

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Jo

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Budget 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:

        This is incredible! I've recently gotten acne in places I'm not used to, outside of my T-zone on my face, and this soap cleared it up beautifully. I was afraid it was going to be too harsh, since my skin is sensitive, but it moisturizes and doesn't strip the skin of necessary moisture. It also works great as an overall body soap, much better than Dove.

         
        5.0

        Good product

        By Sally

        from Homestead, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            My face broke out bad with hormonal acne. I tried other products that cost $50+. Those didn't work for me. I bought this soap and it really has helped improve my skin. I can't use it twice a day because it really dries out my face. I am not 100% better yet but I've seen a huge improvement.

             
            4.0

            Love this product

            By Maria

            from Moville, IA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              I love the smell of this soap! I haven't used it long enough to see a change in me skin. But my face feels very clean after using. If you have oily skin it won't make you oily.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              VERY drying

              By KJ

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I got this soap because i read it was really good for acne. I dont have really bad acne but i thought i would try it out. I read a few reviews and nothing really about how much it dries out your skin. I used it on my face and body and it felt amazing in the shower and a couple minutes/awhile after i got out of the shower my skin and face was so incredibly dry! i put lotion on my face and all over my body and it still felt super dry. WOULD NOT recommend this to someone with even the slightest of dry skin. And if you are going to be using this, i would only use it once or twice a week or even with lotion your skin is going to be so dry

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for restoring balance

                  By Nina

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Showers

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    I've been using this product for a good 6+ months now. I have definitely noticed a big difference in my skin, specifically cleanliness and texture. I avoid using mostly all facial soaps due to my dry skin. However this soap helped restore balance in my skin. It gave me a nice glow immediately. I prefer to use it at night after removing makeup ( I use wipes ) then lather the soap and use my olay pro x for exfoliating and deep cleaning. Great to use if struggling with hormonal acne or oily skin. I approve for dry skin, just use moisturizer right after patting your face dry.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful soap

                    By Gina

                    from FL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Showers
                      • Travel

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      Love the product and it has a great smell.

                       
                      5.0

                      Face Saver

                      By DRosa21

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Face
                        • Showers

                        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                        I use this product on both my face and body! It cleans well, has exfoliants and leaves my skin smooth and glowy. My skin is usually dry and sensitive but this has worked so well!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I will buy this product over and over

                        By Kim

                        from Ogden Ut

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                        I use this as a face wash and for eczema on my leg. Has been a wonderful find!!

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                        • Q:

                          What is the difference on using this soap vs. eczema and psoriasis black soap for eczema?
                          Asked on 3/10/2017 by heather

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The African Black Soap Bar Soap is formulated to help moisturize and calm troubled skin conditions such as acne and eczema. It also aids in evening out excess facial oils for cleaner and clearer looking skin.

                            Answered on 3/13/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I've been using this product for about 3 weeks and I've started breaking out really bad): more than I have with any other product its pretty bad. Is this normal? Maybe just my skin getting rid of all the bad things I used to use on it?
                          Asked on 3/8/2017 by Trinity from Flagstaff AZ

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Some users may experience a purging period. Also, we advise to lather the bar soap on your hands before applying to the face. Since SheaMoisture uses natural and potent ingredients within their products, it may irritate the skin if rubbed on directly. Not all products work the same for everyone; it may take a little while for your skin to adjust, so give about 3-4 weeks for best results.

                            Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I've been using this soap for a month now but i still have acne , how long does it take to take affect ?
                          Asked on 3/2/2017 by Barbs from Sacramento, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            We suggest continued use of the African Black Soap for at least two-three full weeks to see the full benefits. Your skin should imperfections should improve.

                            Answered on 3/3/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Is this product ok for dry skin? I am slightly acne prone but definitely on the dry side and I am also sensitive. Thanks!
                          Asked on 3/2/2017 by Kelly from VIC/SA/TAS

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this Bar Soap works on a wide variety of skin types including sensitive skin.

                            Answered on 3/3/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I'm 57 and was wondering if this would help with fine lines wrinkles. Would it help aging skin. Like firming and toning.
                          Asked on 3/1/2017 by Young at heart from Palmdale Ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For anti-aging, we suggest the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter collection.

                            Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          The vegetable glycerin in your soap is it derived from soy? Have a new found soy allergy and trying to find soy free soaps, shampoos and lotions.
                          Asked on 2/28/2017 by ChefMolly from Raleigh, NC

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Vegetable Glycerin is derived from sustainable Palm Oil and/or Coconut Oil. It does not contain Soy.

                            Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I am breaking out really bad right now. My skin isn't really oily. It's dry. Some people it made them break out worse. Also I don't have cleansing wipes so idk if I can wash my make-up off with it or not. :(
                          Asked on 2/26/2017 by Kada from Florida

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this Bar Soap works on a wide variety of skin types including dry skin. The cleansing wipes do work well to take off make up.

                            Answered on 2/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can i use it even though i dont have acne? But the black pigmentation on face will it go?
                          Asked on 2/24/2017 by Lovepink from Riverside ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes. African Black Soap Bar Soap works to improve many skin imperfections.

                            Answered on 2/26/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          My face mostly around my smile lines and around my mouth and nose started peeling after my first week what should i do????!
                          Asked on 2/21/2017 by Laysha from San Diego, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            We suggest continued use of the African Black Soap for at least two-three full weeks to see the full benefits. Your skin should imperfections should improve.

                            Answered on 2/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I have clogged pores on my cheeks and I was wondering if this will help unclog them
                          Asked on 2/20/2017 by Kyla from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This product will help improve skin imperfections while absorbing excess oil.

                            Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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