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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 597 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (410)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Messy (37)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Dries out skin (24)
  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Irritates skin (12)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Travel (70)
  • Moderate acne (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (310), Brand buyer (168)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great product from this line

By Nicole Sarai

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I had heard of African Black Soap before and I had been looking for a product to help with my acne. I had tried it once and I really liked it. What sold me is that I decided to try a different product to branch out to other brands. But it broke me out so bad I was horrified! I decided to buy another bar of this soap and I saw immediate results in my skin. So I'll be sticking to this

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Lora

    from Woodbury NJ

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      Very Good

       
      5.0

      Obsessed.

      By Alyssa

      from Albuquerque

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        I've heard so many great things about this product. And when I finally got my hands on it, I was in love.

         
        4.0

        will definitely keep using!

        By kd

        from nashville tn

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        I have used this product for about a week now and i love it! I have sensitive, acne prone skin and once i started using this soap it helped clear my face tremendously. I'm not a fan of the smell and it does dry out my skin but once i put my regular face lotion on it's no big deal. I'm 19 now and in high school i tried every product under the sun to get rid of my acne and nothing ever worked like this does, wish i would've found it sooner!

         
        5.0

        Absolutely love

        By Krys

        from Bronx, New York

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          This has definitely helped with my acne & getting rid of most of my acne scares

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing for oily skin

          By Cam

          from Vacaville, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Smells Great
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I used this along with coconut oil to moisturize and my skin cleared up in a week!! Amazing product leaves your skin clean and fresh. Definitely recommend for people on the oily side.

             
            1.0

            I would NOT buy this product again

            By Alyssa

            from Denver, Colorado

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I usually LOVE Shea Moisture products. I use their products all the time and I was really excited to try this after hearing how amazing African Black Soap was. I have super oily, and acne-prone skin, and this was supposed to be great for that. Immediately after using it, I knew something was wrong. I couldn't even put water on my face because my skin became raw. All of my natural oils and such were stripped away. I started breaking out like crazy. I couldn't even put moisturizer on to fix it! I don't even have sensitive skin in the first place. Do not use this soap on your face!!

                 
                5.0

                Love this product!#buyitbythedozens#skinlovesit#smells great

                By Crucianteach

                from STX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Hydrates Skin
                • Smells Great
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    Love this soap! Buy it by the fozen#

                     
                    1.0

                    Do not recommend

                    By Elena

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Hydrates Skin
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                    • Ineffective
                    • Made skin too oily

                    Best Uses

                    • Moderate Acne

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    Tried this and the moisturizer and was seriously disappointed. I would say i have moderate acne and combination skin. Used this for about 5 months and noticed no change in my acne but it made my forehead so oily and shiny, I couldn't even wear make-up. Definitely a one-time buy.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    No more body acne

                    By B

                    from Pennsylvania

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    I have been using this for about 6 months now, and I will never look back. I used to use cetaphil antibacterial bar soap to help with acne on my chest and shoulders, but while it reduced my issues, I still had them. This product, however, completely cleared my acne.

                    It smells great, produces a rich lather, cleanses, exfoliates, is gentle, and generally amazing. It is all it claims and more for my sensitive, dry, acne prone skin. I got my boyfriend, niece, and friends with eczema to all make the switch.

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                    • Q:

                      Is this safe for sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 6/30/2017 by agarcia from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 7/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Is this safe for sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 6/30/2017 by agarcia from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 7/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      I have blemishes my face that soap work remove
                      Asked on 6/28/2017 by Sandy from Ca

                      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 6/29/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Hello I wanted to know if this soap works on dark necks because I been having a dark neck for some time now and I tried to use other type of products and none of them seem to work so I was just curious if I works on dark necks
                      Asked on 6/14/2017 by Ashanti from VA

                      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 6/15/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • 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
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