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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 517 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Easy to use (358)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Harsh (8)
  • Unpleasant smell (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Travel (70)
  • Adult acne (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (268), Brand buyer (141)

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5.0

This soap smells so good!

By Marjorie

from Orlando

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Smells Great
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    This soap keeps me from having additional breakouts. I love the way it smells & it feels smooth on my skin.

     
    5.0

    I rebuy this over and over

    By Cely

    from Moreno Valley,CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        I tend to have dry skin and I've noticed while using this bar soap it hydrates my skin for a longer period of time. I absolutely love it! So worth it!

         
        5.0

        Best soap out there!!

        By Talisa

        from Georgia

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Smells Great
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            Best hydrating soap..ever!!!
            Love all Shea Moisture products!

             
            5.0

            So far I've used this for a week, skin is already clearing!

            By Lyssa K.

            from Macomb, MI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin
            • Smells Great
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne
              • Teen Acne

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              Used twice daily, morning and night, and the little bumps on my forehead and chin are disappearing!

               
              5.0

              Makeup brush cleaner

              By Across

              from Cleveland

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Smells Great
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I used this to wash my makeup brushes and it worked fantastic

                 
                5.0

                Incredible!

                By Banana

                from Sandy, UT

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I bought this because a friend recommended it to me for acne. My skin is in that stage where my acne is less in my T-zone and more near my chin due to hormone changes that come with aging. This is cleansing my skin with no problems! It's great for my dry spots and oily spots, trying to tame my combination skin has been a big problem for me. This is so great!

                   
                  5.0

                  A must buy!!

                  By Gab

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Smells Great
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Eczema
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Moderate Acne
                    • Teen Acne

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    Whether I take a bath or shower I use this soap. This will also clean your beauty blenders and make up brushes *** seriously, it will look brand new. Works better then makeup remover for brushes etc!!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Acne problems solved

                    By Emily

                    from San Marcos

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Smells Great
                    • Soothing

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Acne
                      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                      • Moderate Acne
                      • Teen Acne

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      I've read so many reviews about this and finally took the step to try it and I'm in love!

                       
                      2.0

                      Turns normal skin extremely sensitive and irritates it!

                      By Ari

                      from Texas

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Minimizes Pores

                      Cons

                      • Irritates Skin

                      Best Uses

                      • Moderate Acne

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      I tried something a little different and bought this. I heard so many good things about this product. I have oily skin mostly in my t-zone area and that's about it. I don't have sensitive skin at all, never have. After using this product my face felt clean and refreshed but noticed after I used it I put a mask on and it burned like crazy. It's also the clay mask from this brand. After I washed it off , later that night tried another mask that I know wouldn't irritate my skin. After putting a smudge of that on my skin around the sides of my mouth and cheek burned like crazy. I also use the toner from this brand and it worked fine.I gave my skin a rest and decided just to use the soap on the t-zone. Doing that was fine but I still used the toner. Days later skin was still sensitive and burned with any product even my moisturizer. I also noticed some discolored blotches after using. Whatever this brand uses in the products has turned my normal skin soooo sensitive.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great product!

                      By Tracey

                      from Louisiana

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Smells Great
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Acne

                        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                        Worked wonders for my skin and face.

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                        • Q:

                          Is this product safe for people with rosacea?
                          Asked on 4/26/2017 by van from Huntington Beach, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            If you have, roceasa, we recommend consulting your physician prior to use.

                            Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this soap for tinea viscolor ?
                          Asked on 4/24/2017 by Richie from Jersey

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            If you have tinea viscolor, we recommend consulting your physician prior to use.

                            Answered on 4/27/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          This is my second day using this soap on my face. My face stings at bit and looks like it's drying up and peeling. Is this normal or is my skin to sensitive for this soap?
                          Asked on 4/22/2017 by Tay from Stockton ,ca

                          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 4/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Is the African Black Soap Bar by Shea Moisture vegan?
                          Asked on 4/19/2017 by Sara from Umeå

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes it is.

                            Answered on 4/19/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I have terrible butt acne. I have lots of red bumps and acne scars all over my buttocks. Will the black soap help with clearing my skin? Or is it just for the face?
                          Asked on 4/11/2017 by Linda from Elk grove, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The African Black Soap Bar Soap is safe for both face and body.

                            Answered on 4/12/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can it be used for body acne?
                          Asked on 4/6/2017 by Mari from fresno ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, the African Black Soap Bar Soap will help with body acne.

                            Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I've been using this soap for about 2 weeks and now my face is starting to peel. I use this soap everyday. Is the soap too strong or am I washing my face too often? I also use the mask.
                          Asked on 4/5/2017 by Wanda from Lewisville, Texas

                          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 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          will this help with blemishes & small bumps?
                          Asked on 4/3/2017 by CJ from TX

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

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

                            Answered on 4/4/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this on your face if you have roceasa
                          Asked on 3/14/2017 by Joann from Palmdale

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            If you have, roceasa, we recommend consulting your physician prior to use.

                            Answered on 3/15/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Does this product help fade away black spots?
                          Asked on 3/12/2017 by NeepHelp from Montgomery AL

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For dark spots and help with evening out your skin tone, the Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Moisturizer and/or the Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème are our recommendations.

                            Answered on 3/13/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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