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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

8.0 oz Item 2271836

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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
 
4.5

(based on 634 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (436)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Messy (39)
  • Dries out skin (36)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (20)
  • Irritates skin (17)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Travel (70)
  • Moderate acne (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (339), Brand buyer (173)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By J

from Ohio

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    This clears up my acne so well if I use it everyday and I love that its not expensive!

     
    5.0

    love it

    By lia

    from miami, fl

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Teen Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      i use this 1-2 times a day and i feel like this really has helped tame my acne and its cheap

       
      1.0

      Made my skin dry, cracked, irritated, and red

      By Gabby

      from New Jersey

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          Used this twice and it really irritated my skin. My face has been dry and cracked for days even after I stopped using it. Way too harsh for the face so I'll probably just finish the bar by using it as a body soap.

           
          1.0

          Waste of money

          By meacham23

          from Post Falls, ID

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Causes breakouts
          • Dries Out Skin
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I have been battling acne since forever. There are days my skin looks awesome and days where nothing I do can really hide it. I purchased this soap hoping that it would help with my acne. I used this product a few times and each time I had more and more acne showing up on my face. The only good thing I have to say about it is that it smells good. For me, the soap dried out my skin, caused me to have more breakouts and was overall ineffective. I have normal to dry combination skin and unfortunately it just dried it out even more. I definitely won't be using this product again.

             
            5.0

            My husbands must have

            By AB

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me Brand 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:

                My husband will only use this soap and I love buying it from ulta because I can get points and I am able to by myself more makeup. I love this soap as well, it keeps my skin from drying out in the winter and oddly enough another women I was casually chatting with told me it's her husbands favorite as well. The only issue I have with it is that it will make a grey like coating on your shower floor so make sure you get a good soap scum remover. Other then that it's amazing.

                 
                5.0

                Smells good

                By Marjorie

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I use Shea Moisture African Black Soap on a daily basis. It has lighten the acne on my face & it smells great.

                   
                  1.0

                  You Might Be Allergic!!

                  By Pimpled and Confused

                  from Dallas, Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Caused Break out
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Moderate Acne

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  I bought this at my local Ulta and was super excited to use it as a cleanser for my acne prone skin. I had run out of my clinique dramatically different cleanser. After the first use my skin did not feel as soft as it did after using the clinique. My skin felt draggy and like I had a film on it. It felt like I had washed my face with body soap, not face soap. I used this product 3 times before my skin freaked out. I developed large cystic pimples on my forehead and cheeks, something I've never experienced before. I am very sad this didn't work for me I had such high hopes. Maybe I am allergic? my skin is never normally sensitive to knew products, and I used the african black soap mask. I have no idea what went wrong.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Face Wash!

                  By Hunt

                  from Tampa, Fl

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Hydrates Skin
                  • Soothing
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  First of all, everyone has different skin types so this will work differently for everyone. I have combination skin, plus very acne prone skin. So, I read that many people were using this soap for acne, and I had to try it. I had severe acne, inflammatory acne, cystic acne, just overall the worst acne. I started using this and in just a few days I noticed a difference. The soap smells good but it is messy. Also, it's sort of a weird texture after washing off the soap, like a dry feeling I guess? But after cleansing my face feels amazing! Very hydrated and clean. I stopped using this to try other products and that was a huge mistake. I broke out terribly then came back to this and it cleared up right away. BEST SOAP I swear.

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing all natural product! Love it!!!

                  By Mandy505

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Blackheads & Whiteheads

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    I will keep buying this for my sensitive skin

                     
                    5.0

                    Cleared up my problem skin!!

                    By V

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clears Acne
                    • Diminishes Inflammation
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                    • Dries Out Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Adult Acne
                    • Inflammatory Acne
                    • Severe Acne

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    This product was a life saver for me when I felt like I tried EVERYTHING and nothing was clearing up my red, painful acne spots. I found this soap on a whim. I washed my face with it and the next morning all the redness was gone or significantly diminished; basically no more inflammation! I was stunned because it was so simple. I use this in place of all my $$ chemical acne treatments now- yes, I just use this soap now, nothing else, and my skin is clear (or the clearest it's ever been). Beware that dry skin NEEDS a moisturizer after use as it can be drying. I have combo skin and am fine if I skip that step once in awhile.

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                    • Q:

                      Hi, I have been having itchy rash lately on my otherwise clear and smooth skin. Also my skin is very sensitive. May I know if this soap is for me.

                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 8/16/2017 by Angel from London

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

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

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Is the shea butter in this product unrefined? Also, does this contain any coconut oil in the essential oil blend?
                      Asked on 8/15/2017 by Tamar from Bay Area, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The Shea Butter we use is unrefined. Coconut Oil is in the African Black Soap base.

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Is this the real 100% African black soap, and not just a fake?
                      Asked on 8/12/2017 by Mack from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is our Shea Moisture African Black Soap.

                        Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      I have combination skin. I'm oily on my t zone. I don't have acne, but I do have very large pores that cause me to get blackheads & pimples at times. Will this product be good for me if I use it?
                      Asked on 8/10/2017 by jenn from texas, us

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you will see improvement in your skin as this product will remove excess oil and help to clear blemishes.

                        Answered on 8/12/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Does the black soap base contain any sulfates?
                      Asked on 8/7/2017 by Abby from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        No it does not.

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

                      does the product work for oily skin and can it get rid of blackheads?
                      Asked on 8/3/2017 by Gracie from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product works to remove excess oil and improve skin imperfections that are associated with acne-prone skin.

                        Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Are the ingredients for the severely dry skin soap and oily/acne prone soap the same? Online they have the oily skin ingredients listed but I was sent the dry skin one and it says the ingredients are the same, but it is for two completely different skin types.
                      Asked on 7/31/2017 by a from Michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        "Severely Dry Skin" was an adjustment made to the Body Bars. The Facial Bar is still the same and continues to cater towards oily skin.

                        Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      can a guy use this product?
                      Asked on 7/28/2017 by viki from Atlanta Ga

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Of course!

                        Answered on 8/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      So I just recieved the black soap but it says dry skin whereas in the picture it says for acne prone skin. Are both products the same or was I sent the wrong black soap?
                      Asked on 7/27/2017 by Dayana from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        No worries. This is just an update in packaging.

                        Answered on 8/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      i have normal skin. would i be able to use this or do you recommend something completely different. i would just like a face wash to clear the finest breakouts i have because naturally i have clear skin i juss have tiny little breakouts on my forehead
                      Asked on 7/27/2017 by valerie from Atlanta

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This will help to improve imperfections associated with acne-prone skin.

                        Answered on 7/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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