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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
 
4.4

(based on 735 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (493)
  • Cleans effectively (395)
  • Pleasant smell (342)
  • Gentle (183)
  • Good value (179)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (65)
  • Messy (40)
  • Doesn't work (30)
  • Irritates skin (30)
  • Dries skin (29)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (364)
  • Shower (252)
  • Baths (127)
  • Moderate acne (102)
  • Travel (70)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (387), Brand buyer (193)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

I love this product

By Joss

from Houston tx

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    Easy to use on daily basis

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Burns off skin

    By Amy R

    from Memphis

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    This has caused the skin around my nose and cheeks to burn off.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This did wonders for my skin

    By gxbriellangela

    from Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gets rid of acne and acne scars
    • Smells Great
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne scars
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

    I was really hesitant to use this product because half of the reviews said that this product made their acne worse, but I decided to try it anyway seeing as I have cleared my skin before and if it made my skin worse I knew exactly what to do to fix it. Once I started using this product I saw results INSTANTLY. It's been about a month using it and my acne is completely gone an my scars have faded so much that you can barely see them anymore. I'm so happy I tried this product, and I hope this helps someone who is hesitant like I was!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Causes acne

    By Dee

    from Chicago

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      I have hormonal adult acne and get acne only on my chin. I used this soap for a week and it made me breakout!

       
      3.0

      Maybe

      By Jen

      from Morristown Tennessee

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap:

      Cleans face really well even thought it dries the skin out a bit

       
      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.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (2 of 9 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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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          • Q:

            Can this product be used to remove dark spots?
            Asked on 6/19/2018 by Beauty Buff from Florida

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our products won't remove dark spots but it will help nourish and cleanse skin, preventing buildup in pores while hydrating skin.

              Answered on 6/22/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
          • 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
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