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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash %26 Scrub

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

4.0 oz Item 2284991

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 112 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (44)
  • Gentle (38)
  • Improves skin texture (36)
  • Not greasy (34)
  • Balances skin (33)

Cons

  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (37)
  • Acne-prone skin (36)
  • Daily use (34)
  • Combination skin (24)
  • Sensitive skin (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (48), Brand buyer (30), First time user (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (13), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 112 customers

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2.0

Cystic acne nightmare

By Summer

from Tampa, Florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

  • Bad Smell
  • Causes cystic acne
  • Greasy
  • Irritates Skin

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin

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

My friend gave me this soap after not liking the smell, and I agree it smells pretty bad. But that wasn't the problem. The problem was I used this product religiously every day for two weeks, and I had really nice skin with only a few whiteheads. But after my demo with this product I had developed BAD cystic acne. Huge large lumps under my skin formed and they were painful to the touch. I hadn't had it this bad since I was 12. I decided to do some digging and found out this product had also caused people the same problems, and I now have a very personal vendetta against this soap, and quite possibly this brand. My once beautiful and mostly clear skin is now a greaseball wreck with cystic acne that caused me a trip to the dermatologist to get them treated quickly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best skin clearing product EVER!

By ansley carlucci

from atlanta ga

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • clears breakouts
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    I wash my face with the soap bar 1st, just to get the make up off. Then I use the facial scrub. Once or twice a week I use the mud mask. These products have cleared my skin dramatically and kept it clear. I have tried a million products and this one is definitely the best!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Disapppointment

    By SV

    from USA

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

    This wash literally breaks my face out horribly the next morning. the clay mask makes my face burn right after. I'm not sure what's going on with their products, but I definitely would not take the risk of buying these products.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not good for my oily skin

    By Maddy

    from NC

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

    I have oily skin as it is and this made me feel like a grease ball after using it. I also have sensitive skin and this made me break out in large painful cysts. I haven't broken out like this since I was a teenager. I've used shea moisture on my body before but this is definitely not for good for my face.

     
    2.0

    Not good for my oily skin

    By Maddy

    from NC

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

    I have oily skin as it is and this made me feel like a grease ball after using it. I also have sensitive skin and this made me break out in large painful cysts. I haven't broken out like this since I was a teenager. I've used shea moisture on my body before but this is definitely not for good for my face.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By Deedee

    from Indian head, MD

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

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

      Within just a few days this product not only cleared blemishes but lightened my dark marks and got rid of scars.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good stuff

      By Jenny

      from Isabela, PR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

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

        This is a good scrub, leaves skin feeling cleaned but not stripped. It's gentle, but I notice that if I use it too often my sensitive areas get a bit irritated.

         
        5.0

        Great for biweekly use

        By ydavis

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Oily Skin

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

          I was able to see a significant difference with my acne within the first week. Disclaimer: I was using it twice a day in the beginning, but now that my face has cleared up, I've change to using it twice a week.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          It caused me to have more acne, which poped and scabbed

          By CrossbowQueen

          from Manchester, tn

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Greasy
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin

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

          It made my skin oilier and caused me break out
          This face wash felt very nice when I first used it, but I woke up with painful acne that would pop when I washed my face and scab. I tried to give this product a few weeks anyway, because I was worried my skin was just getting used to it, but no. It turned me into an acne and scab covered oil slick. Maybe it would work for someone who has dryer skin, but it definitely didn't work for my oily skin, which is a shame, because it is difficult to find affordable cruelty free skincare products.

          Note: I tried to leave this review on their website and they deleted it, saying it didn't meet their guidelines. I guess that's what you do when you don't want people to know your product sucks.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          NO

          By bryn

          from Portland

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

          if you are looking into buying this DO NOT. I have very dry skin, it overdryed it even more, I broke out severely and it left a film over my face. I DO NOT RECCOMEND

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          • Q:

            Are there microbeads in this product?
            Asked on 11/19/2017 by Meg from Newburgh, NY

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              There are Jojoba beads and the wax in the beads in biodegradable.

              Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Can your products be used if you are Caucasian. This was recommended to me for my skin and the only reviews I'm seeing say all skin types?
            Asked on 11/14/2017 by Red from Indianapolis, IN

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes. SheaMoisture can be used regardless of race or ethnicity.

              Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            How different is this from the bar soap? I love the bar soap but like this packaging better as the bar can be messy.
            Asked on 11/5/2017 by Brittany from Riverside, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              The African Black Soap Bar Soap is meant to be used from head to toe. It is made to help cleanse, hydrate, and balance out oily skin for a clearer complexion. It also works similarly on the entire body. The Facial Wash & Scrub is solely meant for use on the face and contains tamarind extract to help exfoliate dead skin cells. The suggested frequency of use for the Facial Wash & Scrub is once or twice a week and for the African Black Soap, it can be used daily.

              Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Which ABS products along with this one should i use for best results??
            Asked on 8/3/2017 by Kay from New Jersey

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We suggest pairing with SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner for best results.

              Answered on 8/4/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Will this wash help with bacne?
            Asked on 4/21/2017 by Lessslie from Azusa, Ca

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              We suggest the African Black Soap Body Wash or Bar Soap instead.

              Answered on 4/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Do I have use the Toner after using this ?
            Asked on 3/24/2017 by Kit from Philadelphia Pa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              It is not required. However, you may see best results when doing so.

              Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Is it all natural?
            Asked on 3/18/2017 by bruhhhhwasteyotimelbrumd from paradise

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This product features a very natural formula that is free of harsh ingredients.

              Answered on 3/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Will this help get rid of textured bumpy skin?
            Asked on 3/18/2017 by Beautyconcious from Ny,ny

            1 answer

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              Yes. This product will help to improve skin imperfections.

              Answered on 3/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • Q:

            Can this product be used as a daily cleanser?
            Asked on 2/19/2017 by Michelle from Georgia

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

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

              Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
          • 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
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