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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

Item #: 2271836 Size: 8.0 oz

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap with Shea Butter is designed to cleanse, hydrate and calm 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.
Lather in hands or on a washcloth and wash entire body. Rinse clean.
African Black Soap Base, African Shea Butter*, Oats, Aloe, Plantain Extract, Vitamin E, Essential Blend Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Bar Soap
 
4.6

(based on 235 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (180)
  • Pleasant smell (160)
  • Easy to use (148)
  • Rich lather (144)
  • Long lasting (109)

Cons

  • Dries skin (27)
  • Unpleasant smell (6)
  • Poor lather (4)
  • Bubbles don't last long (3)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (165)
  • Shower (116)
  • Baths (62)
  • Travel (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (124), Brand buyer (58)

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5.0

LOVE

By pooh

from Winston Salem NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

My skin is extremely sensitive. I can break out from anything. This soap works so well for me. I get out of the shower and instantly notice a change in my skin. I've used it for just a week now and my skin is soft and there are no new redness or spots on my skin... and the old spots are drying up and healing. I'll never go without.

 
5.0

I absolutely love this soap!

By Happy Happy

from St. Augustine, Florida

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizing
  • Pleasant Smell
  • Rich Lather

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baths
    • Daily Use
    • Showers
    • Travel

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I use this soap every day. It keeps my skin soft and clean. I used to have bumps on the back of my arms and I used to break out all over my body, but after using this, it's all gone and my skin has never looked better.

     
    5.0

    THE BEST SOAP AROUND!

    By J. Moneyy

    from Kansas City,Mo

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Pleasant Smell
    • Rich Lather

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I use this soap on my face daily, morning and night. I have really oily skin, so I gave this product a try. I am absolutely in LOVE. It lathers really easily, comes off clean and leaves my skin bright and refreshed. Im tempted to throw out my current body wash and replacing it with this!

       
      5.0

      This is the only soap my children use!

      By Shea moisture lover

      from Barnesville, GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Big bar of soap
      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Moisturizing
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

      • Pricier than other soaps

      Best Uses

      • Baths
      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      My entire family uses this line of products including the black soap. We love that it helps the kids eczema. We will continue to buy this soap.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      only product I'll use on my face

      By jess

      from Janesville, WI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Pleasant Smell
      • Rich Lather

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        This soap is amazing! ! Saw a big change in my skin within just days of using

         
        5.0

        Holy Grail

        By Aj

        from Atlanta

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Long Lasting
        • Pleasant Smell
        • Rich Lather

        Cons

        • Dries Skin

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        Let me start off with a background on my skin. I have always had clear skin, of course I would get the occasional pimple but nothing major or worth running to the store over. Back in summer of 2014 I introduced my face to MAC makeup (worst decision of my life) and my skin began too break out TERRIBLY. I did not stop using it because it was unknowing to me that this was the culprit that was breaking my skin out. So as you can guess my skin went to heck and has never been the same since. I tried EVERYTHING under the sun for my skin (Mario Badescu products, urine therapy, neutrogena, Burts Bees, St. Ives, OLAY, Clean and clear, Aztec Indian healing clay and everything in between but NOTHING worked. It even got to the point where I bought Vitamin A and Zinc pills but this did nothing. Last week I went to the doctors (5/12) where he prescribed me some Trenton (0.01%), Benzol Peroxide (2.5%) And doxycycline (100 mg taken at once per day) and I bought this soap on the same day. My regimen: Morning- wash face with this soap the apply my mixture of a tea tree oil and thayers lavender witch hazel toner then apply moisturizer (I just used suave coco butter) and then Tretnoin. Evening- wash face with this soap the apply my mixture of a tea tree oil and thayers lavender witch hazel toner then apply moisturizer (Raw African Shea butter) and then Benzoyl peroxide. After this first day I noticed extreme changes, here it is Tuesday (5/17) and I have not seen my face look this clear nice I began to use MAC makeup. SM African black soap is a miracle worker and for the price you can't beat it. since the bar of soap is so big I just cut off a small section and put the rest in a ziplock bag, this soap will last me a very long time. it can be drying so make sure you follow up with a good moisturizer,, this soap sucks out all the oils out of your face and I have noticed that since I began to use it my face does not get as oily anymore.

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Claudia

        from Columbus, ohio

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Long Lasting
        • Moisturizing
        • Pleasant Smell
        • Rich Lather

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baths
          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          I just started using this line of African black soap and I am a fan. Would recommend to apply with a washcloth to get s good lather. I also use the mud mask. Leaves your skin soft and doesn't dry you out.

           
          5.0

          OMG YES

          By yuhniruh

          from dallas, tx

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          Hands down best face soap I have ever used. It works great for acne break outs -- reduced my pimples and removed blackheads. holy grail.

           
          5.0

          My back and chest acne are finally GONE!

          By Keondra

          from Florida

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Long Lasting
          • Rich Lather

          Cons

          • Makes a mess

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          This product is absolutely amazing! I've been struggling with really bad back acne and chest acne since I was 13 & I am 19 almost 20 now. At first, I really didn't see a difference in my acne with using this soap. It just seemed the same. But now, it's been about 3 months that I've been using it and I'm noticing that my skin is finally clear. I still have scarring but no acne! Maybe a couple here and there but not nearly as bad as before. Love this soooo much! Only downside is with it being black, it gets EVERYWHERE. So it's a major pain to clean the shower and tub after using it but its most definetly worth it!

           
          5.0

          I will definitely continue to purchase this product.

          By Ms Pris

          from Greenwood, SC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Moisturizing
          • Pleasant Smell
          • Rich Lather

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Showers

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            Great product.

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            • Q:

              How much vitamin e is in the soap??
              Asked on 5/20/2016 by Tyeisha

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The vitamin E in this product is part of our proprietary blend.

                Answered on 5/26/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              I have never used this product looking for something to clear up my mild acne and dark spots will this work and will it be OK for me to use my genes vitamin E cream or do you know of a better cream my face gets dry after washing it
              Asked on 5/17/2016 by Amber from Memphis tx

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This product helps to relieve and clarify troubled skin and balance out facial oils to prevent future breakouts. For moisture, we suggest using the African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer along with this product.

                Answered on 5/18/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              My son aczemz in his face and arms , can i use it for him ? Its will not make it more dry ? Is the soap good or soming else
              Asked on 5/4/2016 by Shosho from Bahrain

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The African Black Soap Bar works wonders on troubled skin issues such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more. It shouldn't make his skin dry either as it contains Raw Shea Butter as which acts as a moisturizing agent.

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

              I have VERY sensitive skin

              Will this soap break me out after use??
              Asked on 4/15/2016 by Renny from Atlanta GA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The African Black Soap calms and balances oily and acne prone skin.

                Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can I use this product and the nitrogena cleanser that I use daily ?or for me to use this product I have to stop using my daily cleanser ?
              Asked on 4/5/2016 by Krystal from 51-46 Manila st

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                There's no need to stop using your daily cleanser. Since our products are made with natural, organic and ethically sourced ingredients, you shouldn't have any bad reactions. However, whenever you're trying new products, we suggest performing a patch test first to make sure of this.

                Answered on 4/6/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Will this fade really bad back acne scars, and get rid of back acne?
              Asked on 3/25/2016 by Trin from CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This African Black Soap helps balance and clear the skin while calming itching and irritation. It's great to use from head to toe. To even the skin we'd suggest following it up with the Coconut and Hibiscus Body Lotion. It evens and tones the skin while moisturizing.

                Answered on 3/30/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can I use this on my face
              Asked on 3/25/2016 by Lil Corey from Houston Texas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Definitely! The African Black Soap Bar is great to use from head to toe.

                Answered on 3/30/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Do I have to use this product 2 times a day or only once
              Asked on 3/25/2016 by Lil Corey from Houston Texas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                For acne prone skin we'd suggest twice a day. If you notice any dryness, you can reduce it to once daily.

                Answered on 3/30/2016 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              I've been using the ABS line, but I looked into the other lines such as the Argan oil and Shea butter and I think it'll work well for my skin as well. Can I use both lines for my skin regime or should I stick to one line for better results?
              Asked on 2/26/2016 by Jada

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                You can mix and match SheaMoisture products to best address all of your skincare concerns. :-)

                Answered on 2/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              i have cystic acne on parts of my cheeks. not that bad but will
              this product remove it and will it come back ?
              Asked on 2/9/2016 by CamilaMichelle

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The African Black Soap Bar Soap can be used on skin experiencing cystic acne. We suggest to lather in your hands and apply to your face in a circular motion. To avoid irritation, we do not recommend rubbing the bar soap directly on your face. If you are using any prescriptions for your cystic acne or if you are under the care of a dermatologist, we would recommend consulting him/her prior to use to review the ingredients list to ensure it is safe for you to use.

                Answered on 2/12/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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