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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 424 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (332)
  • Pleasant smell (292)
  • Easy to use (285)
  • Rich lather (146)
  • Gentle (135)

Cons

  • Dries skin (28)
  • Messy (22)
  • Unpleasant smell (7)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Harsh (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (308)
  • Shower (214)
  • Baths (107)
  • Travel (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (217), Brand buyer (112)

Reviewed by 424 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Meegan

from Clemson ,SC

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:

    After two days of use my acne cleared up significantly and left my skin smooth

     
    1.0

    Made me have the worst breakouts of my life

    By Tazsmine

    from Des Moines, iowa

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective
      • My acne got way worse

      Best Uses

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        I started using this product 2 months ago and was so happy about it beings I've only heard good things about this product. I would use it at night & wake up with at least 2 new pimples, my dumb self didn't put two & two together until now. My face is now 3x worse than what it was before using this.

         
        5.0

        This product saved me

        By Aidan Flury

        from Morgantown WV

        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 the product with an exfoliating brush cleaner and it feels like it opens my pores and cleans so well

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By AK

          from Ca

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries out skin

          Best Uses

          • Baths
          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          I was breaking out really bad on my body and it dried it all out and it was all clear in a few days of using it. The only downside is that it dries my skin out, so you definitely need to go in with a good mosturizing lotion after showering.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best thing for acne and dark spots!

          By Happymom2111

          from Philadelphia,PA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baths
            • Daily Use

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I love this soap it has cleared up my acene within 2 days! Ive used neutrogena acne products with the harsh cemicals and just made my face worse . this soap has calmed down my acne and lightened my dark spots too. I will continue to buy this is a staple in my routine to a glowing no acne face :)

             
            5.0

            Love love love this product

            By Kie

            from Spartanburg sc

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For acne
              • Showers

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              Great

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              don't recommend

              By Jamie

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

              • Brake Outs
              • Dries Skin
              • Harsh
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I used this product on my face and I have combination skin (Oily T-Zone, relatively normal/dry cheeks), I was looking for a good cleanser that could help keep my skin clearer longer and I heard all the rave about this soap, a few days after use I got a few zits. I noticed it also dried my skin out like crazy, I used a ton of moisturizer and it still made my skin dry and irritated. After a full week of product use my skin as broken out a lot and now I'm in the process of getting back to normal. Overall I wouldn't recommend to people with my skin type, definitely something for super oily skin.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!!

                By Jenna

                from FL

                About Me Brand 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 think I finally found my face "cure all"! I started using this product a week ago, and my skin is smoothing out and I haven't had any new pimples pop up. I have tried everything from retinoids to birth control and everything in between. So far, nothing has worked as well and as fast as this product has. I get deep cystic acne on my jaw line, as well as breakouts on my face. The brand is amazing, love everything from Shea Moisture that I have tried. I highly recommend it!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this!!

                  By Nicole

                  from Orange County, CA

                  About Me Brand 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:

                    Love this!! Smells so fresh and fruity, but not overwhelming. The pieces of oats in the soap gently exfoliate and the black clay detoxifies my skin which gets rid of little imperfections!

                     
                    3.0

                    I'm unsure if I would purchase this again

                    By Sara Jones

                    from Chicago, IL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Pleasant Smell

                    Cons

                    • Dries out skin
                    • Harsh
                    • Ineffective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      I tried using this product for a week because I heard it helped treat acne. However, my acne Is the same and my face has dried out. In random spots on my face I have dry flaky skin.

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                      115 Questions | 115 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        While using this product, what product would I use for moisturizing?
                        Asked on 1/2/2017 by Daniellaaa from New Jersey

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Can use this soap with the Mia2?
                        Asked on 1/1/2017 by sueza from Los Angeles, California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, we recommend lathering in your hands and applying to your face prior to scrubbing with the Mia.

                          Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        i've had acne since 7th grade , i am in 10th grade now will this soap give me a clear face ?
                        Asked on 12/28/2016 by daisssyyyy from california

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This product will help improve skin imperfections while absorbing excess oil.

                          Answered on 12/30/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help treat tiny bumps on face caused by skin congestion?
                        Asked on 12/25/2016 by Brie from Phoenix, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This product will help improve skin imperfections while absorbing excess oil.

                          Answered on 12/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product with the clearfying face mask
                        Asked on 12/24/2016 by Ty from Wichita

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, these products can be used together.

                          Answered on 12/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        My husband had razor bumps will this soap help?
                        Asked on 12/12/2016 by Spencer from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, the African Black Soap Bar Soap is formulated to help moisturize and calm troubled skin conditions such as this. You can feel free to use the African Black Soap Bar Soap from head-to-toe. It is made for use on the face and the entire body.

                          Answered on 12/13/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used for dark spots on my inner thighs??
                        Asked on 12/7/2016 by Choko from Salt Lake City, UT

                        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 12/8/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Can this soap be use on sensitive skin
                        Asked on 12/4/2016 by Verla from Plaquemine La

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 12/6/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Will this soap be helpful for dandruff and is it OK for dreadlocks?
                        Asked on 12/1/2016 by Rchabibi from Hollister, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We often suggest our African Black Soap Dandruff Control Shampoo for dandruff and locs!

                          Answered on 12/4/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I have seen this around and I get pimples and white heads would this prouduct be able to get rid of them, and if i use a face mask will it affect my face in any way?
                        Asked on 11/27/2016 by princess from Hackensack, NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this product will help your skin since it is designed to clear, cleanse, and hydrate problem skin. If using a face mask, we suggest using the one from the same collection about once or twice a week to prevent over drying.

                          Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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