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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

8.0 oz Item 2271836

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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
 
4.5

(based on 677 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (464)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (48)
  • Messy (40)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Doesn't work (25)
  • Irritates skin (21)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (84)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (365), Brand buyer (181)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great for acne prone skin

By KEW

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I have had acne for over 20 years and have tried so many products. This has been the most gentle and most effective so far. I use a sponge about twice a week to exfoliate and I follow up with a natural witchhazel and moisturizer at night. In morning I use witchhazel and moisturizer and have noticed very little acne. I have been using for two weeks. No purging and no irritation. Low cost too! Hope this helps others with sensitive skin on a budget.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yesssssssss

    By Twin

    from Dallas TX

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

       
      4.0

      Great Facial Soap

      By Aye94

      from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        I bought this product based on reviews and I'm glad I got to try it. I will say that it helped prevent breakouts, but it does leave you feeling very dry (of course you should moisturize after washing). There are little pieces in the soap that may hurt if you rub the bar directly on your face while washing and the black color may stain if you don't rinse down the sink. It's not a bad product, but I wish I could love it as much as I wanted to.

         
        2.0

        Would NOT buy again

        By Silly Goose

        from Van Nuys, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          My skin did not get any worse, but was thoroughly dried out after repeated use. Did not clear up any acne, just left my skin way too tight. I stopped use and nothing changed, would not buy again

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          In love with this product!

          By Camryn T.

          from Tallmadge, OH

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I'm a 16 year old girl who has struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. I could never find a product that minimized my acne, let alone clear it up completely. I decided to go ahead and buy this soap & the moisturizer, sort of as a last resort. Let me tell you, within the first week my face almost cleared up completely! I use the soap in the shower at night, then apply the moisturizer. Hands down, the best soap ever!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            IT WORKS!

            By Janelle

            from California

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Smells Great
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • Blackheads & Whiteheads
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            Ok I'm a teenager and I have always struggled with acne. I have used sooooo many products and not even 1 of them helped me. I had acne all over my cheeks. This product cleared it up in like 3 weeks. I still get 1 or 2 bumps now and again but not as often as before. It also clears up acne scars. I still have some acne scars left though but this product is very good. Oo and it dries out my face so make sure you get a moisturizer.

             
            5.0

            Good Buy !

            By D

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

              I use this product on my face in the morning and at night. I noticed a immediate difference, my complexion is clearer and the scaring from previous acne is fading away .

               
              5.0

              Great!

              By Alycia

              from Oregon

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Acne
                • Teen Acne

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                Smells so good! Works very well. I have so many friends who use this and say it works wonders on their skin as long as you stick with it.

                 
                1.0

                Painful

                By Jayd

                from Minnesota

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Ineffective
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                    My skin usually isn't sensitive, but this product inflamed it. After uses it would get red and burn. I would wake up with dried, cracked skill. I've given it a few tries thinking it was just my skin getting used to the product. Definitely not buying again.

                     
                    4.0

                    yes yes yes

                    By lici

                    from WA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                      it hydrates my face and body but also helps with my acne!!

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Does this soap help with Hyperpigmentation and acne scars?
                        Asked on 11/24/2017 by Cloudy from Palm Springs, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes!

                          Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        is this actually from africa
                        Asked on 11/23/2017 by kayelee from california

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          African black soap is a solid chunky soap produced in cooperatives in Ghana.

                          Answered on 11/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Would this soap work well for oily skin, sensitive skin, and moderate acne and will it help clear up acne marks?
                        Asked on 11/22/2017 by Iden from Oregon

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes. SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap works on a variety of skin types to improve imperfections associated with acne-prone skin.

                          Answered on 11/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                      • Q:

                        Does this Soap remove makeup?
                        Asked on 11/20/2017 by WolfieAlex from Palm Springs,CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes it does.

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

                        can this be used around the eye area to cleanse? is it safe?
                        Asked on 11/10/2017 by vn from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          This is safe for use on your face, just avoid getting it in your eyes.

                          Answered on 11/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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