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African Black Soap Body Wash

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Body Wash

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Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Body Wash With Frankincense & Myrrh cleanses, hydrates and calms 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.

African Black Soap, Coconut Oil Soap, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), Lauroyl Lactylate(Palm Kernel), Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Essential Oil Blend, Jojoba Beads, Lonicera Capriflorium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Barbadensis Leave Juice*, *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Body Wash
 
4.7

(based on 226 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (154)
  • Easy to use (130)
  • Pleasant smell (123)
  • Gentle (96)
  • Moisturizes (76)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Unpleasant smell (5)
  • Dries skin (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (169)
  • Shower (146)
  • Baths (65)
  • Travel (44)
  • Women (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (94), Brand buyer (55), First time user (15), Health conscious (9)

Reviewed by 226 customers

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5.0

Perfect Body Wash

By sophahhh

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Moisturizes
  • Pleasant Smell

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baths
    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

    This is the second SheaMoisture product I've purchased and it definitely won't be my last. This body wash is both soothing and moisturizing and doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped. in the past I've looked over this brand and I wish that I stared using this brand sooner! Great pricing, amazing quality, and ethical.

     
    5.0

    The best

    By Linds

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Good Value
    • Moisturizes
    • Pleasant Smell

    Cons

    • Leaves a dark scum in shower

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

    I'm not going to lie, I am a brand hopper. I am constantly jumping around and trying new products. But this, I always come back to. Has been my favorite for a few years now. I have some crazy skin allergies and with very dry skin. This is the best and now my whole family loves it too. The only downside and it's the ONLY downside is the soap scum is dark gray. But it's not like you weren't gonna clean the shower anyway.

     
    5.0

    The BEST!

    By ZC

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Gentle
    • Moisturizes

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

      I use the African Black Soap Mask so I tried this just to see how it did on the rest of my body. I love it so much! I have breakouts on my back and this took care of those. My husband has really dry skin, especially in the winter, and this has helped him immensly. It works for both of our very different skin issues. I love it and will continue to purchase it.

       
      5.0

      Great for homes with different skin types!

      By Shannon

      from Seabrook TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Good Value
      • Moisturizes
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Showers

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

        I love this for its moisturizing properties on my dry skin, my boyfriend loves it because it clarifies. Go figure! Magic in a Bottle.

         
        4.0

        Cleansing body wash

        By Nina

        from Springfield, IL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Good Value
        • Moisturizes

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          I have been use this body wash for the past 3.5 years and I love it. IT is a nice cleansing body wash and gentle exfoliates.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Cat

          from port orange, Fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Pleasant Smell

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Baths
            • Daily Use
            • Showers
            • Travel

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

            I have very sensitive skin, I can use this daily without irritating my skin. Love the scent

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By just me

            from arkansas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Showers

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

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              5.0

              Great for eczema

              By Raven

              from Alabama

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle
              • Good Value
              • Moisturizes
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                I've been trying to heal my eczema naturally for a few months now. I've used Shea Moisture for a long time, but I decided to try this body wash this time because it's similar to their eczema formula. It's made a huge difference! I don't feel itchy when I get out of the shower, and it feels very comfortable going on. It helped some old scratches to heal within about two days.

                If you buy this product for holistic eczema treatment, I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the healing crisis/reaction process. I am experiencing another flare right now, but I know that what I'm doing is working in the long term. Happy healing!

                 
                5.0

                My greatest obsession

                By Mina mina

                from La, CA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle
                • Good Value
                • Moisturizes
                • Pleasant Smell

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Showers
                • Travel

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                This body wash is so hydrating and foamy, you can't tell me you've felt any cleaner than this!

                 
                5.0

                Best ever

                By Marie the snoozer

                from St. Paul Minnesota

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Easy To Use
                • Gentle
                • Moisturizes
                • Pleasant Smell

                Cons

                • It's somewhat pricey but worth it

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Showers

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                I love this brand and all their products. The soap us the best and they all smell wonderful. I own quite alot of selections.

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                • Q:

                  I have a lot of scarring from acne on my chest and back. Will this product help to correct my dark spots/discoloration ?
                  Asked on 2/10/2018 by RedWolff223 from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The African Black Soap Body Wash is a great way to help balance and calm the skin and many people have seen great results when it comes to acne.

                    Answered on 2/21/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  Does this help with body acne & pimples??
                  Asked on 1/3/2018 by jade from Florida, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it does.

                    Answered on 1/5/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  will this help with redness and keratosis pilaris?
                  Asked on 12/19/2017 by slands from MINNESOTA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Our products are not formulated to treat medical conditions but Keratosis responds well to exfoliation. We would recommend this product.

                    Answered on 12/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  Did this used to contain salicylic acid?
                  Asked on 11/18/2017 by bmart from ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it still does. Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring and synthetically produced beta hydroxy acid used in skin treatment products. When used above 0.5% in a product, it is considered an over-the-counter anti-acne and anti-dandruff ingredient.

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

                  Where can you buy this product
                  Asked on 11/8/2017 by Shandawg from Sacramento Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This is available at Ulta.

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

                  Can this be used on the face also ?
                  Asked on 8/21/2017 by AlyssaAlcatraz from San Diego California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes it can.

                    Answered on 8/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  What is different about African Soap than other store-brand soaps?
                  Asked on 8/12/2017 by Emma from USA

                  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 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  Is this soap the same as the African black bar soap just in a liquid form? If not which one will help more for back ance scarring?
                  Asked on 7/22/2017 by TB from Belmont, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this is a liquid version of the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap and this will help with issues related to back acne.

                    Answered on 7/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  I know the brand is cruelty free but is is this product vegan as well?
                  Asked on 6/10/2017 by Jo from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This is not vegan.

                    Answered on 6/12/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                • Q:

                  Could I use the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Body Wash as shampoo as well? I am a freshman college student and my funds are tight. Would the body wash aid as a shampoo too?
                  Asked on 6/8/2017 by EvaMarie from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not suggest using this as a shampoo.

                    Answered on 6/9/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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