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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Body Wash

Item #: 2271828 Size: 13.0 oz

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Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Body Wash With Frankincense & Myrrh cleanses, hydrates and calms 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.
African Black Soap, Coconut Oil Soap, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), Lauroyl Lactylate(Palm Kernel), Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil Blend, Jojoba Beads, Lonicera Capriflorium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis Leave Juice*, *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Body Wash
 
4.7

(based on 163 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (96)
  • Easy to use (86)
  • Pleasant smell (79)
  • Gentle (44)
  • Rich lather (41)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Unpleasant smell (5)
  • Dries skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (117)
  • Shower (87)
  • Baths (39)
  • Travel (22)
  • Women (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (62), Brand buyer (31), First time user (15), Health conscious (9)

Reviewed by 163 customers

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5.0

no more itching!

By Jenna

from Beaumont to

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

Ever since I was young I would get extremely itchy after a shower and it continued as a young adult I finnaly grew tired of having scratch marks all over that I started to look into different body washes, I have tried many brands even dove sensitive skin one but nothing worked except for this product! It also clears body acne!

 
4.0

Love this product

By Meeeeee!!

from Tyler, Texas

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 Body Wash:

    The only thing I would change would be the size of the bottle. It's a bit small for the price.

     
    4.0

    I will continue to use this product.

    By LB

    from Eatontown, Nj

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

      I use this product daily.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Product

      By Shelly

      from Maryland

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Clears Skin Problems
      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Showers

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

        I have been battling skin lesions that cover my skin in round patches that look similar to ringworm from my knees to my neck for over a decade due to an auto immune problem. I have tried everything from oral medication to topical creams to try and get rid of it. There is nothing more embarrassing then walking around with something that people think is contagious. I had pretty much given up on finding a solution. I came across this product in my local grocery store and bought it on an impulse. A month later my skin is 95% clear of all lesions. Where once I would've had dozens of them at a time, I now only have one or two. I can contribute this to nothing but my change in body wash. This stuff is truly a miracle. Some say it dries the skin or doesn't smell good. That is not the case for me, but even if it did I would still use it. I even bought this for my friends mother for Christmas who also has a skin condition. I am hoping it works just as well for her as it did for me. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who has skin problems, it won't be an instant cure but I think if you're patient and use it daily you will see a difference.

         
        5.0

        Great Product for Sensitive Skin

        By Tonya

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Moisturizes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          After reading the reviews on this product, I was desperate to try it. Luckily as well, I enjoy the product as it is gentle for eczema on prone skin

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By Fiji2002

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Moisturizes

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Showers

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

            Balances skin year round. Great for break outs. African black soap is a Miracle worker !

             
            5.0

            Best body wash ever

            By Ashley_Face

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Showers

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

              This is my hands down favorite body wash. It's effective but gentle enough to use on my four year old with sensitive skin as well. I love it.

               
              5.0

              Love it. !!

              By diamonddeb99

              from Indiana

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                I have psoriasis and this body wash is excellent. Smells awesome. Keeps skin moisturized.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Could this be the Holy Grail for my skin problems?

                By Maria Sepuluh

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Gentle
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Smells Bad

                Best Uses

                • Baths
                • Daily Use
                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                I bought this product because I'd read a lot of testimonies about how beneficial African black soap was for people who suffered from eczema, etc. The product itself seems gentle, and lathers easily. A little goes a long way, and there's a mildly exfoliating effect from the bits of whatever in this gel.

                The deal-breaker is the smell. It's really strong--like, reeking from it for the rest of the day strong. Since smell preferences are completely subjective, other folks might like it. It's faintly floral and spicy, and I'd describe it as musky. But I have to admit, this product's scent absolutely repels me. =(

                 
                5.0

                Great body wash

                By olivia

                from RI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Showers

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                  I bought this body wash while on the hunt for a treatment for the unfortunate sudden reappearance of acne on my back, chest and butt from my teen years. I was looking for something more natural than the harsh chemical acne body washes I had tried as a teen. I heard about African black soap in an online article and thought I might give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised. I've seen less new acne in the couple of weeks since using it. It's not harsh or drying on my skin. I love the smell and I love the use of familiar, natural ingredients (no salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide here) . It's a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. Another great SheaMoisture product.

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                  • Q:

                    Can I use this product on my face ??
                    Asked on 1/1/2017 by Liv from Queens, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you can. This product can be used from head-to-toe.

                      Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    What is the pH of this product? Is it pH balanced?
                    Asked on 12/31/2016 by Kathleen from Saint Louis

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Our products generally range from 5.5-6.1 pH. Soaps are 8.0-11.0.

                      Answered on 1/2/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Does this body wash and the ABS work the same way? Like will using this body wash on my face take away the acne on my face just like how the ABS would? Also if I use this on my face to remove acne will it give me the same results that ABS gives?
                    Asked on 12/12/2016 by Goldenchild from New Haven, CT

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The African Black Soap Body Wash is a great way to help balance and calm the skin and many people have seen great results when it comes to acne. This product can be used from head-to-toe. The Bar Soap helps to exfoliate better and can also be used on the face. Ultimately they give the same results.

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

                    Can I use this product with a different moisturize
                    Asked on 12/2/2016 by Yvonne from Wisconsin

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you can use any of our moisturizers with this body wash!

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

                    I was wondering if I can use this twice a day; once at night and once in the moring.
                    Asked on 8/26/2016 by Any from New York

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, if needed, you can feel free to use this product once at night and once in the morning.

                      Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Does this body wash help relive ezcema and will it fade away some of the dark spots caused by ezcemza
                    Asked on 8/8/2016 by Kiki from New York

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      When it comes to Eczema, we have heard some fantastic feedback. This wash helps to calm and soothe the skin. We'd also suggest the African Black Bar Soap.

                      Answered on 8/9/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Will this help with acne on my back?
                    Asked on 6/28/2016 by jodi from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The African Black Soap Body Wash is a great way to help balance and calm the skin and many people have seen great results when it comes to acne.

                      Answered on 6/29/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    can you use this to wash your face as well??
                    Asked on 6/12/2016 by hannahhh4 from Taunton, MA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, you can. This product can be used from head-to-toe.

                      Answered on 6/13/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Is there a big difference between this & the original shea moisture black african bar soap? Whats the main difference?
                    Asked on 5/25/2016 by mawrs from Stockton, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      The Bar Soap helps to exfoliate better and can also be used on the face. Ultimately they give the same results.

                      Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                  • Q:

                    Is this product gluten free? The oats and vitamin E aren't listed as gluten free.
                    Asked on 4/30/2016 by crystal from California, us

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This product does not contain any wheat ingredients or anything derived from it.

                      Answered on 5/3/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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