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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 301 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (230)
  • Pleasant smell (202)
  • Easy to use (195)
  • Rich lather (146)
  • Long lasting (110)

Cons

  • Dries skin (27)
  • Messy (10)
  • Unpleasant smell (7)
  • Poor lather (4)
  • Bubbles don't last long (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (212)
  • Shower (152)
  • Baths (83)
  • Travel (43)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (156), Brand buyer (75)

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5.0

Makeup remover/ acne reducer

By Kirse

from Whitwell,TN

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:

    My husband thought it was hysterical that I raved about this soap and how amazing it makes my skin feel. Then he started using it. He asked me to get another bar because he loves it!

     
    5.0

    My skin is clearer already, literally 10/10

    By Alana

    from Orlando, FL

    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

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      It's wonderful, I use it after I wash my ace with my charcoal scrub. Great smell. Not too harsh 10/10

       
      5.0

      I absolutely love this soap. Cleanses and moisturizing

      By Royisha

      from Tucson, AZ

      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:

        A bonus is that it's all organic, no harsh chemicals on your skin

         
        5.0

        I will buy this again

        By Sarah

        from Ga

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Pleasant Smell

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baths
          • Showers
          • Travel

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          Just bathe

           
          4.0

          Good product that works

          By seakamber

          from IL

          About Me Budget 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:

            I love that it's easy to use and effective (not to mention the lovely scent). I didn't notice an immediate difference in my skin, although that may have been caused by a reason unrelated to the soap. I use this each night right before applying the Problem Skin Moisturizer from the same brand. The effectiveness, simple ingredients, and inexpensive price make this product almost too good to be true!

             
            5.0

            Helps with Hyperpigmentation!

            By Kissi

            from Maryland

            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:

              I use the soap on my face and neck because of blemishing problems and hyperpigmentation. This has cleared up a large portion of my hyperpigmentation and I am currently blemish free.

               
              5.0

              I love this facial cleanser

              By DWash

              from Prairieville LA

              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 product and the way it makes your skin feels after using it

                 
                5.0

                I love this product!

                By Des

                from Michigan

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Moisturizes
                • Pleasant Smell

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Showers

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  This soap is simply amazing! I have dry skin, and it never dries my skin out. The bar is a reasonable size and lasts a long time. This smell of the soap is subtle and not overpowering. I would recommend this soap to anyone; especially those with dry skin.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  HOLY GRAIL FOR HIGH MAINTENANCE SKIN

                  By Mara

                  from California

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I can't emphasize enough how happy I am I discovered this. After a week of washing my face with this soap, my skin looks and feels softer, and I've been developing less blackheads and pimples. It lathers very easily and does an excellent job of deep cleansing pores. After I wash this off I apply the Neutrogena Oil Eliminating Astringent, and then the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask. My skin looks practically perfect after a few weeks of using these products. Please check them out if you have high maintenance oily skin!

                   
                  5.0

                  Best face wash ever!!!

                  By Mal

                  from Palm Bay, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Baths
                  • Daily Use
                  • Showers

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I use this face wash every morning & night! Great for clearing breakouts! It's amazing! The only problem is it will turn you washcloth black, but it washes out with the laundry.

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                  • 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

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                      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
                  • Q:

                    Is this a product that makes your skin worse before it gets better? How long until i should see results?
                    Asked on 7/6/2016 by BeautyB from Concord, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      With all skin regimens, it can take time for your skin to adjust. You should see clearer skin within 2 weeks.

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

                    I am light skinned with very oily skin and black spots. Will this soap work for me while brightening my skin?
                    Asked on 7/6/2016 by Tee from Lagos, Nigeria

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      To help brighten and even out skin tone, we would suggest using our Coconut & Hibiscus Line of Products including; The Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème.

                      Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Can I still use my Epiduo if I use this face wash?
                    I have a lot of acne and hyper pigmentation .
                    I just wanted to try a natural face wash because I've been using a lot of harsh products on my skin. I also use Cetaphil moisturizing cream, will this be okay to use for the dryness?
                    Asked on 7/4/2016 by Tweety bird from LA, California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It should be fine to continue using this product, however, since you already received your prescription, we would recommend discussing this further with your dermatologist prior to changing your skin care routine. Also, with any bar soap, we suggest you rub it in your hands before applying to your face. Never apply bar soap directly to face.

                      Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    hi will this bar also remove makeup?
                    Asked on 6/26/2016 by skincarelover from Tampa, FL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Many people use the African Black soap Bar on their face. It is a deep cleanser so unless you have problematic skin, you might not want to use it for everyday use. It will also help remove impurities.

                      Answered on 6/30/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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