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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 546 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Easy to use (377)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (14)
  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Harsh (8)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Travel (70)
  • Moderate acne (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (287), Brand buyer (149)

Reviewed by 546 customers

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5.0

This is a REPEAT buy.

By Shaina

from MD

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    This is GREAT for someone with oily skin/ combo skin. I wash my face with this before applying makeup and I can tell it helps with preventing oil. Also, the bar is HUGE so it will last for a few months & its cheap $5-$6 bucks.

     
    4.0

    Great Product

    By Hanna

    from FAIRFIELD, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    Started using this soap and it has done wonders for my skin. I have acne prone skin and it's really cleared up my face. It's on the cheap side too honestly a very good buy.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Tiff

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      African Black Soap has worked wonders for my face. My skin feels so clean and soft after use.

       
      4.0

      Stains any washcloth

      By Rose G

      from Boise, Idaho

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          I have used raw African black soap which has a more neutral scent and isn't a black bar. However, this soap works great. I use it in the shower and my skin is very soft and lightly scented. I have oily skin on my face, but Keratosis Pilaris on my arms and legs. My bumps are less obvious and don't feel as rough, and it helps my oily face! I still moisturizer after bath or shower, but I really love this product. The only thing I don't care for is that it stains my washcloths.

           
          3.0

          Not for eczema!

          By mel

          from warren, michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I needed something to calm my eczema down, and to help diminish the darker spots on my body. I did not see the one that was specifically for eczema, but i was hoping overall this could help. In the shower, it will kind of sting my patches, but I still loved the feeling of oatmeal that is in the bar. Ive been using this for about a month, and i have not seen a difference in my skin.

             
            5.0

            So far so good

            By Lexxis

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              I've been seeing many girls my age use this soap and I have texture and small bumps and it's always noticeable when i wear my makeup. When I started using this soap (I've had it for about a week now), I noticed a great improvement! The texture started becoming smoother and it has made my acne calm down. However, I am still waiting to see if it helps to take my acne scars away. Other than that, I'm loving this soap! I use it in the morning and before bed with the Earth Therapeutics Softouch Purifying Complexion Brush and it's a great combo in my opinion.

               
              5.0

              I love this!!

              By Sunny

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Hydrates Skin
              • Soothing
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I use this product more for the body than face and so far, it's been great. Also my teenaged son who's very picky, loves this as well. It makes me feel clean without drying out.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great product but wrong packaging?

                By Maya

                from Seattle

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hydrates Skin
                • Minimizes Pores
                • Reduces Acne
                • Smells Great
                • Soothing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Cleanser
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I'm going to start of by saying that on my bar, the packaging said "for very dry skin", not "for acne prone skin" as it did in the picture, but the ingredient list and name matched up, so I'm pretty sure I got the right product. That being said, I love this product. I suffer from moderate acne and extremely sensitive skin and have been searching for a while for an effective, soothing daily cleanser. I think I have found it. This product removes dry and impurities as the second step in my double cleaning routine and I have seen a noticeable difference in my acne. It also comes ina really big bar, so it is sure to last for quite a while. It does have a VERY strong, sweet scent, so if you are sensitive to smells I might avoid this. Overall though this product does an amazing job for a really cheap price. Thanks SheaMoisture!!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  This made my skin so soft!!

                  By Kati on a Budget

                  from Montana

                  About Me Budget 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:

                      I bought one for myself, one for my husband. After the 1st time I used it in the shower, my husband wouldn't stop petting me, saying "I can't get over how soft you are!!". This worked way better than any body wash that I had formally used.
                      The one negative thing I have to say is that it promotes that it is for severely dry skin, which I have. While it definitely made my skin more silky, my skin still itched and needed lotion after use. So if you have severely dry skin, use this PLUS lotion afterwards to look and feel like a goddess!

                       
                      5.0

                      Love this soap!

                      By Issy

                      from Knox, IN

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Smells Great
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Inflammatory Acne
                        • Moderate Acne
                        • Severe Acne

                        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                        I used to have moderate back acne that I couldn't seem to get rid of even after trying different acne body washes, clarifying sprays, and clearing pads. I use this every day on my back and my chest as my chest is sensitive and some high fragrance body washes can cause me to break out and this soap has completely cleared my back and chest. As for my facial acne it definitely helps, but I avoid using very foamy soaps as they can be too much for my skin with all the topical acne treatments I use and strip my skin which only makes oily skin more oily so I use this roughly every other day in the evening. I would suggest getting the bar over the liquid version as I bought this in March and I am just now needing to repurchase in June. I just keep mine in a plastic tub.

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                        • Q:

                          I'm 17 years old and I started breaking out when I was 16 I've never gone had bad skin till now and I have it really bad on my cheeks and I have scars from my old pimples.. will these clear my skin and scars ?
                          Asked on 6/8/2017 by Calista Galvez from Houston , Texas

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes. The African Black Soap Bar Soap will help to improve skin imperfections associated with acne prone skin.

                            Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Does it help with oily,acne and acne scars? How long does the process take
                          Asked on 6/7/2017 by chels from Houston

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes. SheaMoisture African Black Soap will work to absorb excess oil and improve skin imperfections related to acne-prone skin.

                            Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          So I know that shea moisture also has a 3.5 Oz bar that's more expensive, but says for face and body. Is there a product difference? Should I not use this on my face? What is the difference between the two?
                          Asked on 6/5/2017 by Kailee from undisclosed

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            You can use both on the face.

                            Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Does this product help with oily skin tremendously or a little bit, and does it actually help with acne breakouts?
                          Asked on 5/30/2017 by Dre from Burlington Township

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes. SheaMoisture African Black Soap will work to absorb excess oil and improve skin imperfections related to acne-prone skin.

                            Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this soap day and night?and everyday
                          Asked on 5/26/2017 by Ashley from Pittsfield

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can use twice a day, daily. We suggest this in order to achieve optimal results.

                            Answered on 5/29/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can I use any moisturizer with this product?
                          Asked on 5/13/2017 by Ashley from Pittsfield ma

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes you can!

                            Answered on 5/14/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Can this product be helpful for keratosis pilarisis
                          Asked on 5/13/2017 by Ashley from Pittsfield ma

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Our products are not formulated to treat medical conditions but Keratosis responds well to exfoliation like our scrubs or our African Black Soap.

                            Answered on 5/14/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I have blackheads and skin colored bumps on my cheeks. Would this product help ?
                          Asked on 5/6/2017 by Lorraine from West Covina

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

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

                            Answered on 5/7/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I'm not acne prone but I get a few zits every once and awhile. Is it still okay or safe for me to use this product or is it only for people who have acne issues? Would it be too strong for my usually clear skin?
                          Asked on 5/4/2017 by Amber from Glendale, Arizona

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            It is safe for you to use this product. It will help to keep your skin balanced.

                            Answered on 5/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          What is the pH of this product?
                          Asked on 4/27/2017 by Sydney

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The approximate pH Balance of our Bar Soaps is 8.0-11.0.

                            Answered on 4/29/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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