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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 693 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (472)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (55)
  • Messy (40)
  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Dries skin (29)
  • Irritates skin (28)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (89)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (370), Brand buyer (187)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

The only body wash I use!

By Liz

from Eastvale ca

About Me Brand 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:

    After using this for 3 years straight I can no longer tolerate any other body wash bc it breaks me out and leaves my feeling insainly itchy!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Drys skin and caused a rash and itching

    By Sydney

    from Maryland

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I bought this product because I have severely dry skin and breakouts. Caused my skin to be more dry, irritated and itchy.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would definitely buy this product again

      By Kimh

      from Cincinnati

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Hydrates Skin
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

        Best facial cleaners I've ever used and it's very affordable!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't buy

        By vhdz624

        from Lancaster, TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            This soap destroyed my face. Don't buy it. I've tried different kinds of facial washes / soaps and this is the first time I have ever experienced this. I'm still suffering from the harsh effects from using this.

             
            5.0

            Love this so much!

            By jo-roo

            from Missouri

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            This soap is wonderful! I have pretty oily skin, and this is perfect! It draws out the unnecessary oil an keeps it away. Plus, it leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I saw astounding results in about a week. I absolutely love everything about this brand and this soap! Would recommend to anyone with acne-prone or oily skin.

             
            2.0

            If you have sensitive skin, DO NOT BUY!!!

            By Courtney

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Causes Acne
            • Dries Out Skin
            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin
            • Not subtle for sensitive skin

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne
            • Non-sensitive skin

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I was super excited to use this after several friends raved over it. Their skin did look amazing and clearly the soap was working for them. So I finally decided I wanted to give it a try and looked EVERYWHERE for this soap. After the first use, my skin felt soft and my pores did look smaller, however when I woke up in the morning, I had several bumps on my chin. I thought it was just my period coming. Nope, a few more days later and my whole face is broken out in giant bumps. I usually don't get giant bumps or pimples so I know it's not my skin. Overall, if you have sensitive skin, stay away, but if you have normal skin, give it a try because my friends love it.

             
            5.0

            Love love loveee

            By Brookie

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Minimizes Pores
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne
            • Oily skin

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I loveeee Shea Moisture's African Black Soap. I've been using it for about 9 months now and my skin has never been this clear and matte in my life. I have oily acne prone skin and this product does leave my skin a little dry when I use it but since I have oily skin, I just use a oil free moisturizer and my skin is hydrated once again! The only downside to this product that I've found is if you use it near your eyes it can irritate them and if you use this product too often such as more than twice a day, you can develop irritation.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            HORRIBLE

            By jaeden

            from Washington

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            broke me out so bad my skin had never look like how it did people are saying this saved there skin this did the opposite for me. so disappointed

             
            4.0

            Liked it

            By EMBER

            from Hilliard ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Hydrates Skin

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I use it on my face switching every few days with another cleanser . I love how my skin feels later in the day ! When I use the product there is a moderate/mild burning / tingling on my cheeks nose and forehead . The area always is very red and irritated after washing : goes away within a few hours . Then my skin looks really healthy . I'll take the pain for how glowy my skin looks ❤️

             
            4.0

            Loved it, though burned a little

            By Bryt

            from Kentucky

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

            I had heard a lot of good things about this product so I decided to check it out. I had a few break outs on my cheeks I used this soap before bed and when I woke up they were completely gone. I've used it about 3 Times and my skin burned a little on the 3 time. I'll continue to use this product!! Amazing besides the slight burning.

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            • 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
            • 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
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