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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 337 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (260)
  • Pleasant smell (231)
  • Easy to use (223)
  • 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 (242)
  • Shower (171)
  • Baths (94)
  • Travel (49)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (171), Brand buyer (88)

Reviewed by 337 customers

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4.0

Great soap for troubled skin

By A.Santos05

from NWI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Moisturizes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I bought this for my daughter who was having a lot of all over skin issues after getting sick - rash like breakouts. After just one use the redness and inflammation was dramatically decreased and completely subsided after about 5 days every day use. I love the natural ingredients and it's an amazingly effective product, but I wish the smell was a little more pleasant and longer lasting. Don't get me wrong it doesn't smell bad, it just kind reminds me of uncooked oatmeal (very natural but not something I would ever choose to smell like all day)

     
    5.0

    This is the best soap for anyone with skin issues

    By Tam the Gram

    from Mayflower, AR

    About Me Budget Buyer

    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:

      My husband and son both have skin issues, especially in the summer time. A friend of mine recommended this product to me, and we haven't used anything since. They both have patchy skin, that's red, itchy, and just irritated. This soap clears all of that up.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Renee

      from Casa Grande AZ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        Use daily to wash my face.

         
        5.0

        love this!

        By Zy

        from Delaware

        About Me Brand 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 wash my face with this twice a day once in the morning & once at night. Keeps my face super clear & doesn't dry it out. sometimes I'll only wash my face once a day if it starts to feel dry. i have combination skin.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Colleen

          from Powell, OH

          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:

            Bought this once and now I can't go back to any other soap. I love it!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Makes your skin beautiful

            By Evergirl

            from Los Angeles

            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:

              I use this product for my face and upper body. It's clears up any acne you may have plus making you soft and helping to clear acne marks.

               
              5.0

              Yes, I swear by this soap! I always make sure to have one.

              By Precious

              from Baytown,tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I use this product to cleanse my face

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would purchase this product again

                By Yelitza

                from Phoenix az

                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 use it twice a day and I love it leaves my Cave super soft.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  works well for acne

                  By Jennifer

                  from Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Showers

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    i started using this soap to help a bad breakout i had a while back and within a couple of weeks my blemishes began to disappear. i've been using it twice daily ever since,but it dries my skin somewhat.

                     
                    4.0

                    I would purchase this product again

                    By Catera

                    from Chesapeake, VA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      Definitely feel like in the matter of a couple of days of usage my face was clearing up. Doesn't leave my face overly dry and tight, but definitely moisturize face after use

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                      • Q:

                        Does this help with clogged pores ?
                        Asked on 9/10/2016 by joc from Springfield,ma

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The African Black Soap Bar Soap helps cleanse the skin, moisturize, and relieve troubled skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. For cleaning pores, we've had great reviews on our African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask. We think you'll love the benefits of this product.

                          Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Does it fade eczema?...Or the body wash
                        Asked on 9/9/2016 by Jayjay from Atlanta,GA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The African Black Soap Bar Soap works great for calming troubled skin conditions such as eczema. We would highly suggest this soap for you.

                          Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Does this product contain any coconut/coconut derivatives? And can it be used as a shampoo bar?
                        Asked on 9/8/2016 by Rana from Wayne, NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, there is coconut oil in the African Black Soap base. It can be used to wash from head to toe so you can also use it as on your hair if you would like.

                          Answered on 9/16/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Will this help smooth the texture of my skin I have tiny bumps
                        Asked on 9/8/2016 by Ash from La Verne , ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This soap helps soothe and calm problem skin while balancing oil. We think you'll see great results.

                          Answered on 9/9/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Is it normal to purge/breakout with this product? If this product causes increased acne, should I stay away from other SheaMoisture ABS products?
                        Asked on 9/4/2016 by M from CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We actually heard from many of our customers that, at first, this product caused a little purge/breakout. However, after continued use, they were able to achieve the results they were looking for on their troubled skin issues such as acne. We recommend giving this product at least 2 weeks to see optimal results.

                          Answered on 9/5/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I have extremely sensitive skin and I have bad black marks on my cheek and I was wondering what I can use without messing up with my skin? Will this really work for me I am allergic to sulfate products will this affect my skin in anyway ?
                        Asked on 8/30/2016 by Momo from Stockton, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          If you believe these marks are caused by an allergy, we suggest visiting a medical professional to determine what is causing this reaction. If it is sulfates that are causing this, then you do not have to worry because all of our products are sulfate-free. The African Black Soap Bar Soap works to help cleanse, soothe and calm your skin. For dark spots, we would recommend our Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème and the Spot Correcting Moisturizer.

                          Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I have dark spots on my face that I would like to try to correct. Will this soap help with the dark spots and even out my skin tone? This is my first bar.
                        Asked on 8/27/2016 by Patsy from Atlanta

                        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 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Is this soap good for severe eczema all over the body?
                        Asked on 8/27/2016 by Bella from Dallas, Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this Bar Soap works well to calm troubled skin issues such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis from head to toe.

                          Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I have scars on my chest from ingrown hairs. Will this help fade my scars and even my skin tone?
                        Asked on 8/23/2016 by Curious_81 from Raleigh, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          For the ingrown hairs, we offer our Honey & Black Seed After Shave Healing Elixir. For the scars and to help even out skin tone, the After Shave will help too but you can also use the Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème. These should make a great combination for your needs.

                          Answered on 8/25/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Will it help with chin acne?
                        Asked on 8/21/2016 by KayKay7 from Baltimore

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the African Black Soap helps relieve a wide range of troubled skin issues including acne.

                          Answered on 8/24/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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