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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Body Wash

13.0 oz Item 2271828

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 212 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (141)
  • Easy to use (121)
  • Pleasant smell (114)
  • Gentle (85)
  • Moisturizes (66)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Unpleasant smell (5)
  • Dries skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (157)
  • Shower (132)
  • Baths (62)
  • Travel (42)
  • Women (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (89), Brand buyer (48), First time user (15), Health conscious (9)

Reviewed by 212 customers

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5.0

Lovee

By Jenni

from Orange County

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Moisturizes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

    This body wash has been the one to leave my skin its softest without being rough. I exit the shower feeling ultra clean & moisturized at the same time.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This works wonders!

    By Ulta Lover

    from Katy, Tx

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

      My daughter uses the Black African Soap Body Wash and it helps her rough and bumpy skin. She follows up with the lotion as well.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By JV

      from Michigan

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Gentle
      • Moisturizes
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Showers

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

        Love this wash, especially during the summer! I am in my mid forties and I still get acne on my chest and back in the summer. This wash helps calm it down. I know some people don't care for the scent, but I like it because it's natural and not full of synthetic chemicals.

         
        5.0

        My new favorite body wash!

        By Budget Beauty

        from Green Bay, WI

        About Me Budget 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:

          This product has made my skin so soft and I've noticed my acne has gotten better as well! The results came really fast and even my boyfriend likes to use it!

           
          5.0

          Shea Moisture I'm so happy I have found you!

          By Nancypants78

          from Templeton, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Certified Organic Ingredients
          • Cleans Effectively
          • Cruelty Free
          • Easy To Use
          • Fair Trade
          • Gentle
          • Good Value
          • Moisturizes
          • Natural Ingredients
          • Pleasant Smell

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baths
            • Daily Use
            • Showers
            • Travel

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

            I use many Shea Moisture products and have used many of their body washes. Each one smells amazing and makes my skin amazing, but the African Black Soap Body Wash takes it a level above amazing for me and my skin. I have extremely dry sensitive skin and also suffer from eczema at times, this body wash helps keep it at bay. It is so gentle I will even use it on my face with my Clarisonic at times and I usually only use jojoba oil for oil cleansing (like I said... gentle). I recommend this brand to my family, closest friends and even strangers... seriously! I found this brand about seven years ago and have been a very happy customer ever since.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great alternative

            By Hols

            from RVA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Gentle
            • Good Value
            • Pleasant Smell

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baths
              • Daily Use
              • Showers

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

              I was looking for a body wash to help with a few body breakouts I was having and this works fantastic! Neutrogena doesn't work & Murad is too expensive for a wash--- this is a perfect natural alternative!!!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is a must have product

              By Dee Dee

              from Bay point ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Moisturizes
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baths
                • Daily Use
                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                Leaves a very clean feeling

                 
                5.0

                I have bought this product again and again.

                By Kristy

                from Kalispell, MT

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Baths
                  • Daily Use
                  • Showers

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                  I use this product with a wash cloth and use it on my face and body.

                   
                  5.0

                  Very nice!

                  By Amani

                  from Louisville,Ky

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Baths
                    • Daily Use
                    • Showers
                    • Travel

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                    I would buy this product again! It cleans well & smells really good! It's easier to use than the bar soap. I use this all the time and I have problem skin and it does not bother me.

                     
                    5.0

                    Sweet Smell

                    By Lee

                    from Altamonte Springs, FL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Showers
                      • Travel

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                      This smells great and leaves my skin soft.

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                      • Q:

                        Where can you buy this product
                        Asked on 11/8/2017 by Shandawg from Sacramento Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This is available at Ulta.

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

                        Can this be used on the face also ?
                        Asked on 8/21/2017 by AlyssaAlcatraz from San Diego California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes it can.

                          Answered on 8/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        What is different about African Soap than other store-brand soaps?
                        Asked on 8/12/2017 by Emma from USA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          African Black Soap is a solid chunky soap produced in cooperatives in Ghana. It is the same ingredient that is in our bar soap but it is also not the only ingredient in our Black Soap because we use other natural ingredients that are proven to help further enhance the results our #SheaFam experiences. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried under the sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterward, cocoa pod powder is added. Then, the roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm and palm kernel oil to form the soap. The length and temperature at which the plantains were roasted determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the black soap will become when finished. -- Thus the black color. We hope this helps to explain.

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

                        Is this soap the same as the African black bar soap just in a liquid form? If not which one will help more for back ance scarring?
                        Asked on 7/22/2017 by TB from Belmont, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this is a liquid version of the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap and this will help with issues related to back acne.

                          Answered on 7/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I know the brand is cruelty free but is is this product vegan as well?
                        Asked on 6/10/2017 by Jo from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This is not vegan.

                          Answered on 6/12/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Could I use the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Body Wash as shampoo as well? I am a freshman college student and my funds are tight. Would the body wash aid as a shampoo too?
                        Asked on 6/8/2017 by EvaMarie from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We do not suggest using this as a shampoo.

                          Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used as shampoo
                        Asked on 6/7/2017 by Alleycat from Iowa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We do not suggest using this as a shampoo.

                          Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        I have a lot of acne scars on my back. Will this help my acne scars disappear?
                        Asked on 5/6/2017 by Nena from Elkhart, IN

                        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 5/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • 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
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