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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash %26 Scrub

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

Item #: 2284991 Size: 4.0 oz

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Skin gentle facial exfoliator provides instant resurfacing benefits while helping to control breakouts. Helps absorb impurities, control excess oil and detoxify skin. Leaves skin calm, refreshed and clearer looking.

SheaMoisture'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 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.

Apply to damp skin. Gently massage into the face and neck using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly. Use once or twice weekly as required. Follow with Problem Skin toner.
Deionized Water, African Black Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying. Wax, Stearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Moroccan Camomile Sauvige Oil, Vaccinium Myrtilus (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Citrus Aurantuim (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (lemon) Extract, Tea Tree Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub
 
4.3

(based on 82 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (28)
  • Leaves clean feel (25)
  • Gentle (24)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Improves skin texture (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (28)
  • Oily skin (28)
  • Acne-prone skin (22)
  • Women (16)
  • Combination skin (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (35), Brand buyer (22), First time user (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (13), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 82 customers

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3.0

I like this product.

By Caitlin

from Vancouver, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

    Leaves skin feeling clean.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works Amazingly

    By Christy

    from Ben Lomond

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Can't use on eyes

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

    I suffer from adult acne caused by hormones, this has been amazing, I used it nightly. It says only 1 -2 times a week, but if I only use in the evening it is okay.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works wonders !

    By Melanin Monique

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

      I switched to this product bc my face was breaking out a little more than usual. It was on sale & I love shea moisture so I had to try it lol I wash my face every morning & night & my skin has cleared up a lot within a week! Definitely will repurchase when I run out!

       
      3.0

      Love but it's not a scrub!

      By Acne struggle bus

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

        First this is definitely more of a cream cleanser than a scrub. However I've struggled with acne for years. The Africa Black line however really works, especially the bar, and appeals to those seeking a more natural skin care. It's nice to keep in the shower though compared to the bar.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Just Okay

        By Katherine B

        from Bay City, MI

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

            I bought this product in an effort to switch to all natural/organic beauty products and I thought this product was just alright. I always buy exfoliating face washes just because I personally think that they leave my skin feeling cleaner. However, there were not nearly enough exfoliating beads in this face wash. It felt more like a cream cleanser than an exfoliating face wash which isn't what I was looking for especially since it considered a "scrub." The smell is pleasant. I don't love the smell but it's not displeasing. It's just very subtle and fresh smelling. In the end, it did leave my skin feeling decently clean and soft. However, because my skin has been clear for the past two months I cannot attest to how effective it is at clearing up acne and controlling oil like it claims to do.

             
            5.0

            Amazing product

            By Lexi

            from Ohio

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

            I bought this to try out because my face has been breaking out horribly during the winter and this product with the African facial wipes as well as Aragon oil are helping so much. I already saw the acne reduce in ONE day and many of my pimples shrieked in size

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Caused breakout

            By Kate

            from Chicago

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle

            Cons

            • Causes breakouts
            • Greasy
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

              I broke out worse than I ever have after using twice. Left my face feeling greasy.

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Amazing

              By Nikki

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

                My new go-to skin cleanser. This stuff has completely cleared my acne and is now greatly reducing my redness. Makes my skin feel great. Isn't over-drying and actually feels moisturizing.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will forever get this again

                By Des

                from Detroit, Michigan

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

                  I use this product every morning and at night.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love love love it

                  By Dede

                  from Vegas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

                    I've been using this cleanser for months and I love it
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                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for everyday use? You
                      Asked on 1/15/2017 by Tasha from New York

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can use this product daily or as needed.

                        Answered on 1/17/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      How can this product be good for acne when it's ingredients are full of many different plant oils??
                      Asked on 12/20/2016 by None

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product features a very natural formula that is free of harsh ingredients; however, if you have concerns, it is always best to consult your physician and/or conduct a patch test on a discreet area of your skin to ensure you experience no irritation. All ingredients are listed below for easy reference.

                        Deionized Water, African Black Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying. Wax, Stearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Moroccan Camomile Sauvige Oil, Vaccinium Myrtilus (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Citrus Aurantuim (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (lemon) Extract, Tea Tree Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredient.

                        Answered on 12/21/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      what types of ingredients are used to produce this product?
                      Asked on 12/8/2016 by purl from sri lanka

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can check out the ingredient list under the description of this product on the website.

                        Answered on 12/11/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Does this product and other Shea Moisture skin products work on caucasian skin and african American skin.
                      Asked on 10/20/2016 by Dee from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product along with all other SheaMoisture skin collections work effectively on any skin type.

                        Answered on 10/23/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Are the mircobeads in this product biodegradable? What material are they made of?
                      Asked on 9/3/2016 by hope from florida

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes. They are Jojoba beads and the wax in the beads are biodegradable.

                        Answered on 9/6/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Is this product compatibile with a face cleansing brush? Specifically, a spin brush.
                      Asked on 8/19/2016 by juliebean from Houston, Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The exfoliants in the African Black Soap Facial Scrub are tiny wax beads. They are smooth and round so they should be fine to use with a cleansing brush.

                        Answered on 8/24/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      Does this help with acne scarring?
                      Asked on 4/10/2016 by Beautybeast from Baltimore, Maryland

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This line is great to balance and calm the skin. To fade dark spots and even skin we'd suggest the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Spot Correcting Moisturizer.

                        Answered on 4/14/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      This says you're supposed to use it once or twice a week. Does anyone known if using this product every day is safe? Or will it make your skin dry/worse?
                      Asked on 4/4/2016 by Gigi from Orlando, FL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We'd suggest sticking to once or twice a week. For a daily wash, we'd suggest the African Black Bar Soap.

                        Answered on 4/5/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                    • Q:

                      will I see a difference the next day or in a couple weeks? so far nothing has worked for me and I have been searching for a couple products and nothing clears up my skin how will I know that this product will.
                      Asked on 2/24/2016 by Fam from Bellingham, MA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Truthfully, everyone's skin is different, and many factors go into skin improvement including healthy eating, sufficient rest, adequate hydration, sun protection plus managing stress. As part of your skincare routine, African Black Soap products will cleanse, soothe and improve the appearance of your skin, and results will vary depending on all of the above factors.

                        Answered on 3/8/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this just for women or can men use this product as well?
                      Asked on 2/12/2016 by Jason

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product can be used by both men and women experiencing blemished, oily skin.

                        Answered on 2/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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