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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 657 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (450)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (42)
  • Messy (39)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (22)
  • Irritates skin (20)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (75)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (352), Brand buyer (178)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

Smells amazing!

By Jazzy

from Las Cruces, NM

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great
  • Soothing

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Moderate Acne

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

It smells amazing and works great. It does dry out your skin a bit, but as long as you use a moisturizer after its fine.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By Joanne

from Florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I have been using this for a week or so now and already see results. I have adult acne on my forehead and temple area and was really nervous to switch to a new product. I used Cetaphil for a long time but it didn't really make things better. I read that all the ingredients were natural so I decided to give it a try. I use the bar of soap each night and put the cream on at night and in the morning. My bumps have completely gone down and blemishes are healing. Also it smells great! I use the face scrub once a week and also I bought the mask (they all came in a box together for $15) Really happy with this purchase.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Does the job (mostly)

    By Nat

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Hydrates Skin
    • Smells Great
    • Soothing

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Inflammatory Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I bought this product because I had heard a lot of great things about African black soap without realizing that this is not authentic African black soap. I have very sensitive and combination skin and I sometimes go through periods when my skin is worse. I bought this product at a time when my skin needed soothing and was really broken out. It is definitely a "moisturizing" cleanser and does not strip the skin of natural oils, but I just don't know how effective it really is at getting rid of acne. If flare ups are not as big of a problem for you I would definitely tell you to purchase, but if you are experiencing really bad skin problems I would definitely try to find an authentic African black soap to try to fix your problems. It has not created any new problems and it smells really nice, but I don't know how much it has really helped.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will continue to buy

    By Adrienne

    from Delta Colorado

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Teen Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I buy this soap for my teen son, daughter. I love shea moisture products because they are natural , effective , reasonably priced

       
      5.0

      I use this to clean my face and it's amaing!

      By haileyhunna

      from florissant, missouri

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        wash my face, nothing wrong

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Much needed

        By Ari

        from California

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          I had skin bumps (bumps before the pimple forms) and I used this to wash my face for only 2 morning and 2 nights and I've seen so much improvement in my skin! So soft, no bumps, I'm so happy with this

           
          5.0

          Best soap ever!

          By Kitty

          from Lynwood ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            Its great, ive been using it for such a long time and i love it. It leaves the skin super clean and soft.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            did the opposite

            By Spanky

            from IL

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            do not use, made with harsh chemicals. made my skin even more promblamtic and took a while to go away after not using it. Better to go with 100% natural and organic African Black soap, its not that expensive either.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely Love this soap!!!

            By Sheeda Sheed

            from San Pablo

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              I started off using this twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Then I went to once a day in the morning. I started noticing a difference in my skin about 2 weeks after I started using. I am not a teenager anymore and I just knew that the breakouts would stop when I turned 30. Wrong!! I have had problems with acne and since using this soap, I haven't had anymore break outs. It leaves my skin so soft and the blemishes I had are now gone. It smells so good and it lathers up really well. You don't need to use a lot. It's been about 6 weeks since I started using this soap and I absolutely love it. I'm always recommending it to someone I know. It's affordable and it works!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Made me break out all over my chest and back

              By EMRG

              from Ellicott City, MD

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Gets black soap/bubbles all over shower
                • Irritates Skin
                • Made me break out all over my chest and back
                • Smells awful

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                  Made me break out all over my chest and back. I have oily skin, and hoped this would work better than my Neutrogena acne body wash - but this product is awful. The only thing I can use it for is to remove my deoderant before I shave - though I still need to use shave gel as this is not emollient enough. It also leaves messy black soap residue all over teh shower, which is hard to clean off if not done immediately. :(

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                  • Q:

                    Does this make dry skin worse?
                    Asked on 12/9/2017 by allnatural from Las Vegas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      No it does not.

                      Answered on 12/9/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Does this soap help with Hyperpigmentation and acne scars?
                    Asked on 11/24/2017 by Cloudy from Palm Springs, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes!

                      Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    is this actually from africa
                    Asked on 11/23/2017 by kayelee from california

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      African black soap is a solid chunky soap produced in cooperatives in Ghana.

                      Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Would this soap work well for oily skin, sensitive skin, and moderate acne and will it help clear up acne marks?
                    Asked on 11/22/2017 by Iden from Oregon

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes. SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap works on a variety of skin types to improve imperfections associated with acne-prone skin.

                      Answered on 11/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Does this Soap remove makeup?
                    Asked on 11/20/2017 by WolfieAlex from Palm Springs,CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes it does.

                      Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    can this be used around the eye area to cleanse? is it safe?
                    Asked on 11/10/2017 by vn from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is safe for use on your face, just avoid getting it in your eyes.

                      Answered on 11/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    can this be used around the eye area to cleanse? is it safe?
                    Asked on 11/10/2017 by vn from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is safe to use on your face, just avoid getting it in your eyes.

                      Answered on 11/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Is this product sold in stores ? There isn't a link for store locations on the "quick shop" link.
                    Asked on 11/4/2017 by Ashley from Aberdeen, MD

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is available at select Ulta retail locations.

                      Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    I have been using this soap with great results so far for about a month. My oily skin and facial acne have improved and my skin appears brighter, but a bit tight. My only concern is that I am 49 and I wonder if stripping the oil from my face might speed up the aging process/ appearance over time.
                    Asked on 10/22/2017 by Libra from Greensboro, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This Bar Soap is made from natural and organic ingredients and should not speed up aging. If you feel you aren't getting enough moisture, we suggest using the African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer or African Black Soap Lotion to help out.

                      Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    How often do I use this soap on my face?
                    Asked on 8/29/2017 by Lexi from Corpus Christ, Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This is gentle enough to use daily or as often as needed.

                      Answered on 9/2/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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