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African Black Soap Bar Soap

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Bar Soap

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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 730 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (490)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (62)
  • Messy (40)
  • Doesn't work (30)
  • Irritates skin (30)
  • Dries skin (29)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (99)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (385), Brand buyer (191)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

It works but use it with a good mosturizer

By Brie

from Lakeland, Florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Inflammatory Acne
  • Moderate Acne
  • Teen Acne

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

I use it for my back acne and my face because I get really oily and sweaty after working it and it causes really bad breakouts. So this is good to use.

 
2.0

Another product that's a mehhh

By Bean

from Phoenix az

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    It is ok. Doesn't clean my face the way I thought it would. I still have significantly clogged pores but my skin does feel soft and smoother. I wouldn't recommend it if you have oily skin

     
    4.0

    Really like this product!!!

    By 

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleared up my teens faace
    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Teen Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      This product is working great for my teen's acne.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      this is fale african soap,the real one is more brownish

      By Evelyn

      from san Antonio

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      fake

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Mojica

      from Houston

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      Cleared my face i will be buying over and over

       
      4.0

      Love this soap!!

      By Rose

      from Lansing Mi

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hydrates Skin
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          This soap is amazing. Had an issue with hives breaking out on my shin and arm. Bought this soap and haven't had a problem since. Only complaint would be it's kind of a big bar. A little tough to hold when it's new.

           
          5.0

          My go to soap

          By E. Rife

          from Southeast Ohio

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Don't use with white washcloths

          Best Uses

          • Dryness and irritation

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

          Have used this for more than 5 years. Won't use anything else. 1 bar lasts a month in a 2 person household (daily showers lol).

           
          5.0

          I love this product. I used over at my cousins had to buy

          By Hmkava

          from Florence,al

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Inflammatory Acne
            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I love this product.. i stayed at my cousins one night and used it.. the best clean hydrated feel I ever had.. especially for my face.

             
            2.0

            Just "eh"

            By bustybeaut

            from Houston

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I used this for quite a long time but never noticed an improvement in my skin. Sure it cleaned my skin okay, but it did nothing for my acne and blemishes.

             
            4.0

            This is an assential for keratosis

            By ..

            from Allentown Pennsylvania

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

                I use this product every other day in the shower. It has helped my keratosis tremendously. It has significantly decreased the color and the overall bumpy look on my arms because of the African Black Soap.

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                • Q:

                  Does this soap help with clogged pores?
                  Asked on 6/12/2018 by Anonymous from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes it does. The organic Shea Butter, Oats and Aloe help to cleanse, moisturize and comfort irritated skin while absorbing excess oil.

                    Answered on 6/13/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  is it available in store ?
                  Asked on 6/9/2018 by Naree from Fresno,CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes

                    Answered on 6/12/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  is these fake because the real one is brownish not black
                  Asked on 6/3/2018 by Evelyn from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    African Black Soap is a solid chunky soap produced in cooperatives in Ghana. It is the same ingredient that is in our bar soap but it is also not the only ingredient in our Black Soap because we use other natural ingredients that are proven to help further enhance the results our #SheaFam experiences. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried under the sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterward, cocoa pod powder is added. Then, the roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm and palm kernel oil to form the soap. The length and temperature at which the plantains were roasted determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the black soap will become when finished. -- Thus the black color. We hope this helps to explain.

                    Answered on 6/4/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  I have tiny bumps on my forehead, not white heads but just tiny bumps. Well this help it and does it help blackheads??
                  Asked on 5/6/2018 by Evelyn from US

                  2 answers

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product will help to calm and balance problem skin.

                    Answered on 5/7/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This helps with blemished skin.

                    Answered on 5/7/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                • Q:

                  Will this soap work on a dark skin person? And does it clear up spots from the body as well?
                  Asked on 4/20/2018 by Cher from Spanish Town, Jamaica.

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product is for all skin types. It is for blemished skin.

                    Answered on 4/27/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                • 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
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