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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 156 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (90)
  • Easy to use (81)
  • Pleasant smell (76)
  • Rich lather (41)
  • Moisturizing (40)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (111)
  • Shower (81)
  • Baths (39)
  • Travel (22)
  • Women (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (59), Brand buyer (29), First time user (15), Health conscious (9)

Reviewed by 156 customers

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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.

     
    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.

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Heather 800

      from Augusta Ga

      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

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

        This is 1 of my favorite brands, they have a great variety. I especially like this particular 1 it's great.

         
        5.0

        Smells fantastic!

        By Osr lady

        from Detroit

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Pleasant Smell

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baths
          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          Love black soap! This blend is my favorite.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I thought this was a scrub

          By StrawberryShortCakes

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          I've been trying to use more "natural" ingredients and toxic-free products so was drawn to trying this brand. Through the clear bottle, it looked like there were cleansing beads which was what compelled me to try this soap, but it's not actually a scrub. Smells like shea butter. Don't get me wrong, it's not BAD, it cleans decently enough but just nothing amazing for the price. Showering is a ritual for me, and if it doesn't smell amazing, it doesn't add to my experience.

           
          3.0

          Cleared body breakouts

          By jesslevinabox

          from San Francisco, CA

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          My boyfriend just finished a bottle and although it prevented new breakouts on his body (back, buttocks etc.) it has done little for the dark hyper pigmentation marks that are left behind. For reference he has dry, acne prone, non-sensitive skin.

          It has little to no scent but beware of using a light colored loofah because it does stain! I have sensitive skin and it was too harsh for me and dried me out so keep that in mind.

           
          5.0

          LOOOOVEE

          By Jade

          from New York, NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Showers

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

            I have pretty sensitive skin and also tend to get back acne if I use certain soaps. I love this body wash. I'm not a big fan of body washes but this one is nice. It cleanses very good. You don't need a lot, I just swirl some on my loofah and it start foaming very nice.

             
            5.0

            Great Stuff

            By Stacie E

            from Westminster CO

            About Me Brand 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:

              This is a great body wash for those who have mild body acne. It is very soothing for irritated skin.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A little goes a LONG way!

              By SaraSunshine

              from Minnesota

              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:

                I struggle with plaque psoriasis and this body wash is gentle yet effective! Love it!

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  I have really bad discoloration on my body including dark spots and patches. And very oily skin mainly on my face. Would this product help me even out my skin tone and oiliness or should I try the bar soap instead?
                  Asked on 2/16/2016 by MiSsAnonymous from San Bernardino

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    African Black Soap Body Wash helps to balance oily skin for clearer complexions, but SheaMoisture does not make any claims that it helps with discoloration.

                    Answered on 2/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I'm concerned that the dark color of this product will stain my white bathtub. Has discoloration been a problem with this product?
                  Asked on 2/1/2016 by Sarah

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We have had no such complaints. Please note that this product does not contain any artificial colorants or dyes. You may wish to review the ingredients with the manufacturer of your bathtub to be sure.

                    Answered on 2/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I am a 45 y.o.black male and i hv recently noticed tht I hv black spots or maybe age spots on my face. I recently purchased the african black soap body wash will this clear my face or should I try another product from u guys?
                  Asked on 7/7/2015 by Ice from ft wayne indiana

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