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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask

Item #: 2284997 Size: 4.0 oz

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Facial Mask deeply cleansing mask draws out impurities, absorbing excess oil and helps refine skin while addressing problems associated with acne. Skin feels clean and refreshed.

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 the Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.
  • Ethically Traded Ingredients Sustainably Produced
  • Pioneering Community Commerce and Fair Trade Since 1912.
  • Tested on the Tucker family for four generations. Never on animals.

Cleanse face with African Black Soap and Plantain enzyme Facial Cleanser. Smooth onto pat-dried face with your fingertips. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes (mask will not dry). Then rinse off with clean, warm water and pat skin dry. Use once or twice per week after cleansing.
Deionized Water, Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, African Black Soap, Simmondia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Sulfur, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butyl Avocadate (Avocado), Willow Bark Extract, Glycerine, Benzyl PCA, Salicylic Acid, Phytosterols, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Tea Tree Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask
 
4.3

(based on 115 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (54)
  • Gentle (45)
  • Improves skin texture (42)
  • Balances skin (37)
  • Not greasy (31)

Cons

  • Bad smell (21)
  • Messy (7)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Not effective (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (43)
  • Oily skin (40)
  • Combination skin (26)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
  • All skin types (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (48), Brand buyer (29), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (17), 10 minutes (4), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 115 customers

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2.0

Burns skin!

By Ari

from Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Oily Skin

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

I really wanted to love this product because I've had some blemishes and I'm extremely oily. I never had sensitive skin or never really allergic to skincare ingredients. The moment I put this on it stung quite a bit removed it left my skin feeling clean but so red. Later that night noticed some blotches on my skin and anything I touched my skin with, it would burn like crazy. This mask made the areas by my mouth and cheeks so dry and flakey which is probably due to the fact it burned my skin. Now I'm going through what feels like a sunburn, my skin is starting to peel a bit too :(

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product!

By Flipflop2855

from Augusta, Ga

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Helps clear skin
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

    I washed my face then applied this mask and let it sit for about 15 minutes. For the previous week or so I had continuous breakouts, but within the next day or so my skin was noticeably clearer. I now use twice a week and highly recommend.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Babysensitive

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

      This is amazing! I have extremely sensitive skin. I have a lot of acne, dry skin and an oily nose. This mask felt so hydrating and made my skin feel very clean after use. After using this for two weeks my nose no longer got so oily and my face isn't so dry! It doesn't smell bad at all to me. I like how natural it is too, great for sensitive skin!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Acne Mask

      By Meaghan

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Reduces Blemishes
      • Treats Acne

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

        I use this about once a week or so while I'm relaxing in the bath. I have skin that is dry everywhere, but acne-prone on my cheeks, chin, and upper lip, so I apply it to those areas as a "mask beard". It doesn't dry me out, and does help reduce blemishes in my problem areas. The scent is a little strong, but not unpleasant, those who are sensitive to scent may experience issues.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE THIS

        By Meg

        from Berkley, Michigan

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

        I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! This mask leaves skin feeling soft and clean. Follow up with some moisturizer and you are good to go. Right after taking it off I noticed my skin looks clearer and redness was minimized. It kind of smells like play dough but honestly it works so well I don't mid the smell.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It's a good product

        By Lashes

        from Colville, WA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Irritates Skin
        • Overwhelming Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

        I have oily skin and this works fine however it definitely dries my skin out. It also stings when I put it on. I would not recommend for people with normal or dry skin I think it would be too drying.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By Drea2b4u

        from NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

          Use this product one a week followed by the moisturizer I purchased seperately to hydrate my skin. This mask leaves my face with a fresh look

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Skin is brighter & soft

          By mthella

          from oklahoma

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

          I bought this in the trial size packet and have gotten 2 uses out of it so far. I leave it on for about 20 minutes (keep in mind this mask does not dry or harden). I notice my skin appears brighter and is very soft after rinsing. Many people are put off by the smell, but I actually really like it. I believe it is frankincense & myrrh.
          I have already picked up another packet of this mask and imagine I will buy this full size soon. Try it!

           
          4.0

          Totally would purchase again

          By Cait

          from NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Reduces Redness
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

          It's really easy to apply and it definitely smells nice. So far it has reduced redness caused by pimples. The only downside is it leaves your skin feeling a bit greasy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love

          By tledsiri

          from san diego, ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

            I've been searching for a gentle, effective, cruelty-free mask I could use a few times a week to help me stop picking at blemishes and actually help without drying or taking forever. I put on a few minutes before getting in the shower & rinse a few minutes in. I felt a little tingling after about 5 minutes on the 4th use but still no irritation.

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            • Q:

              Can this be use after cleansing with African black Soap Problem Skin Facia Wash & Scrub ?
              Asked on 3/23/2017 by Kit from Philadelphia PA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes it can.

                Answered on 3/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can i use this everyday?
              Asked on 1/29/2017 by Ayla from Susanville, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, this is gentle enough to use daily.

                Answered on 1/30/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              What is the difference between this and the African Black Soap Clarifying Mask?
              Asked on 11/30/2016 by Gina

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The problem skin mask is a clay formula while the newer one is mud. The mud is a heavier formula and dries while the problem skin mask stays moist.

                Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              What moisturizer from the same line would you recommend using after the Afican Black soap Facial Mask. Note:
              I have oily skin with hormonal acne which only happens around the chin and jaw line of my face. Thanks in advance
              Asked on 11/25/2016 by Emma from Alhambra, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest using our African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer.

                Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Should this tingle or sting? Is that a normal sensation?
              Asked on 11/20/2016 by Olivia from Illinois

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We always suggest performing a patch test before use of a new product. However, it seems like you may have an allergic reaction to an ingredient or so in this product. We suggest consulting your dermatologist to get checked for any allergies.

                Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Would this product be good to minimize pore size ?
              Asked on 8/6/2016 by Brii from San Diego, Ca

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This product is formulated to balance oily and blemished prone skin. It draws out any impurities or excess oil leaving skin clean and refreshed.

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

              In order for the product to work do we have the facial cleanser?
              Asked on 7/30/2016 by coca from Florida

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                For best results, this would be recommended. However, you can also use it on pat-dried skin after cleansing with other products too. Smooth the product on with your finger tips, leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, rinse off with clean, warm water and pat dry skin. The suggested frequency of use is once or twice per week after cleansing.

                Answered on 8/2/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              what happens if you leave it on overnight?
              Asked on 7/23/2016 by dee from Toledo, OH

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We would not suggest leaving any of the SheaMoisture facial masks on longer than 10 minutes.

                Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              I have really bad acne, and oily skin. I've tried other products but nothing seems to work long term. Will this be good for me? Also, are there any other shea moisture products I should be pairing this with?
              Asked on 7/20/2016 by That from Hattiesburg

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our African Black Soap Products were formulated specifically to provide relief for these types of troubled skin conditions and we truly think you're going to see some great benefits from them. This product is a good one to use as well as many of our other African Black Soap Skin Products and the Bar Soap as well. The Bar Soap can be used from head-to-toe including the face.

                Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              I have oily skin and whiteheads around on my nose, chin and top lip. So, i was wondering whether or not it will help to get rid my whiteheads if i use it with the other products on the line. I also have dark spots on my chin area and can the product help with this.
              Asked on 7/20/2016 by inneedofasolution from London

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our African Black Soap Products work well to relief many troubled skin concerns such as whiteheads and oily skin, which may cause further complications. As for dark spots, we advise using the Coconut & Hibiscus Spot Correcting Moisturizer and/or the Coconut & Hibiscus Even Skin Tone Crème.

                Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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