skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Skin Care
  • / Cleansers
  • / Face Wash
  • / African Black Soap Bar Soap
African Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

(716) REVIEWS (200) Q&A ASK A QUESTION

8.0 oz Item 2271836

Buy 2, get 1 FREE! Add 3 items to qualify!

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.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Bar Soap
 
4.5

(based on 716 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (484)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (61)
  • Messy (40)
  • Irritates skin (30)
  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Dries skin (29)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (97)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (378), Brand buyer (191)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 716 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Amazing

By Ash

from Michigan

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

Cleared up all my acne without being harsh on the skin. I've got combination skin and it just works amazing for balancing out the oiliness of my t zone without completely drying up the less oily portions of my skin.
It's good stuff.

 
1.0

Broke my face out so bad

By EAF

from Vacaville

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

Heard from friends this was their holy grail to get rid of acne. Tried it for 3 weeks day and night to make sure it wasn't just hormones or weather and this broke my skin out so bad. Also left my face with a tight feeling and dryness. Not my cup of tea

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Facial Cleanser

By RachelW

from Redding, CA

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

I've struggled with acne for as long as I can remember and I've tried every drugstore cleanser out there. This soap was the only one that noticeably improved my acne. The bar smells amazing, lasts forever, and does a decent job of removing my makeup, it's even gentle enough to use around my eyes to remove eye makeup. It is very drying though so follow it up with a good moisturizer

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Linds

from Joliet,Illinois

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Blackheads & Whiteheads
  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

I use this product in the morning when I wake up and at night when I'm getting ready for bed. This product is easy to use and it clears your acne but it does dry out your skin, I recommend you use a good moisturizer after you rinse the product off.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't live without it

By Avalon

from Colorado

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

My skin has been horrible for the past year or so. This soap has cleared up my acne and made my skin healthy again. I couldn't recommend this enough.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Miracle Product!

By CaramelLover

from Florida

Pros

  • Clears Blemishes
  • Easy To Use
  • Fades Acne Scars
  • Great Value
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I NEVER review products, but wow. I'm blown away by the results I've received with this product. For years I have heard of people talking about this product, but I never gave it a try because I had read some negative reviews that just steered me off. I have tried everything in the book from prescriptions, to drugstore, to all natural remedies and nothing has work for my skin. One day I figured I had nothing really to lose as my skin was bad enough as it was and you can't really beat the price for the amount of product you get. It's now only been about 2 weeks, but not only have my old acne scars faded tremendously, my skin looks so clear! I will say it can be quite drying so you do have to moisturize after, but once moisturized my skin feels so soft and baby smooth. So don't let the negative reviews stop you from trying it, because everyone's skin is different! I added some photos of my skin currently, although unfortunately I didn't take any pictures before I started using it because to be honest I didn't think it was actually going to work, but I hope these help you in some way.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best soap ever!

    By Klh

    from Washington

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Smells Great
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        This soap has an amazing refreshing smell also has some exfoliating beads in it as well great product

         
        4.0

        It's working great for me and my daughter's face

        By Missme

        from Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Hydrates Skin
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Smells Great
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          We wash our faces and so for it is minimizing the inflammation from acne.

           
          5.0

          I definitely purchase the African Black Soap again.

          By Liz

          from Bronx, NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Hydrates Skin
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I wish this product was less expensive.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            holy grail of soap

            By Destiny

            from Columbia, SC

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I usually don't leave reviews but I LOVE this soap! It has been the only thing to fade years old acne scars and help with redness in my nose and cheek area. Not only that, but this soap has made my once oily skin normal for the first time in my life. This soap not only did wonders for my face, but my legs are usually so dry to the point where no lotion could moisturizer them enough to where they weren't flaking and itchy, but this soap has solved that problem as well. I didn't know I could love a soap this much, but I truly love this one, and you can't beat the price.

            Displaying reviews 1-10

            Back to top

            Previous | Next »

            Q&A

            Product Q&A

            Ask a question

            Do you have questions about this product?

            Get answers from in-house experts.

            200 Questions | 200 Answers
            Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
            • Q:

              Why is it that some people get chemical burns with this product and i'm told that this is not african black soap and it's fake?
              Asked on 1/24/2018 by gabby from manchester, IA

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We apologize for our delayed response. Please contact gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                Answered on 2/21/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              can i use if i have have white skin or will it stain?
              Asked on 1/24/2018 by Gabby from Manchester, IA

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We apologize for our delayed response. Please contact gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                Answered on 2/21/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              Can you use this soap while you're using other topical acne treatments?
              Asked on 1/20/2018 by Jessi08 from Chicago,US

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                We apologize for our delayed response. Please contact gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                Answered on 2/21/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
            • Q:

              Could you use a face brush with this soap.
              Asked on 1/18/2018 by Bloom from Vallejo, California

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, you can. We recommend using a light hand to avoid over-exfoliating.

                Answered on 1/19/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Would this soap help with Keratosis pilaris?
              Asked on 1/17/2018 by Nonna21 from las Vegas, NV

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Our products are not formulated to treat medical conditions but Keratosis responds well to exfoliation.

                Answered on 1/19/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Are your products gluten free?
              Asked on 1/8/2018 by Don't have one from Reedsport Oregon

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Because Gluten Free has taken on such a specific meaning in the food industry, the beauty industry has finally caught up with that and it means something now. In order to be gluten-free, you need to manufacture in a gluten-free facility with gluten-free certified ingredients. Our gluten-free products will usually say so on the packaging. This specific product is gluten-free.

                Answered on 1/8/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can I use tea tree oil with this product?
              Asked on 12/31/2017 by l_kesh from Hollywood CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We recommend doing an allergy patch test prior to using together to rule out any irritation or allergy.

                Answered on 1/8/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Is this product good for 15 year olds with breakouts?
              Asked on 12/13/2017 by vane from maywood

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, this product helps to clear acne prone skin.

                Answered on 12/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Does this make dry skin worse?
              Asked on 12/9/2017 by allnatural from Las Vegas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                No it does not.

                Answered on 12/9/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              I have used this soap morning and night for about a week now, why is it that my face starts to burn now? Is that because it's cleaning it or do I need to stop using this soap??
              Asked on 12/2/2017 by Zuan from TN

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Whenever you're trying a new product, we always recommend performing a patch test on a small portion of your leg or arm to test for any allergic reactions that may occur as a result of an allergy to one or more of the ingredients. Since we use natural ingredients, allergies can occur. Please do not exfoliate and/or apply any similar product before applying this soap We hope these tips help out. If not, we highly suggest visiting a dermatologist to get tested for allergies to any of the ingredients in this product as this is likely the case.

                Answered on 12/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

            Do you have a question about this product?