skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Bath & Body
  • / Bath & Shower
  • / Shower Gel & Body Wash
  • / African Black Soap Body Wash
SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Body Wash

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Body Wash

13.0 oz Item 2271828

Buy 1, get 1 40% off!

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.

Details+

Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Body Wash
 
4.7

(based on 217 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (145)
  • Easy to use (124)
  • Pleasant smell (117)
  • Gentle (89)
  • Moisturizes (69)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Smells bad (6)
  • Unpleasant smell (5)
  • Dries skin (3)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (161)
  • Shower (137)
  • Baths (63)
  • Travel (42)
  • Women (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (90), Brand buyer (52), First time user (15), Health conscious (9)

Reviewed by 217 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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.

 
4.0

Balancing product

By Karlita

from Florida

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Black tinges wash cloth

Best Uses

  • Baths
  • Daily Use
  • Showers

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

This product smells amazing and does not dry skin out. I have sensitive and combination skin and I have had no negative reactions to the soap.

 
4.0

Good to clear up impurities on skin !

By Sammiee

from Houston tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value

Cons

  • Messy

Best Uses

  • Showers

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

A very good product to get rid of impurities on skin . Plus it's natraul !!

 
5.0

Severe Eczema Healing

By Beauty Dior's twin

from Flawda Baby

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

    The product is amazing and healed my eczema irritation instantly. My skin was brighten.Its a little drying so be sure to moisturize your skin right after.

     
    5.0

    love this for my eczema

    By wilder

    from kansas city mo

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Gentle
    • Good Value
    • Moisturizes

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

      i have eczema and this has helped clear up my rashes. Also it lathers great. love the natural ingredients.

       
      5.0

      Lovee

      By Jenni

      from Orange County

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cleans Effectively
      • Gentle
      • Good Value
      • Moisturizes

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Showers

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

        This body wash has been the one to leave my skin its softest without being rough. I exit the shower feeling ultra clean & moisturized at the same time.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This works wonders!

        By Ulta Lover

        from Katy, Tx

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Showers

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

          My daughter uses the Black African Soap Body Wash and it helps her rough and bumpy skin. She follows up with the lotion as well.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By JV

          from Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Gentle
          • Moisturizes
          • Pleasant Smell

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Showers

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

            Love this wash, especially during the summer! I am in my mid forties and I still get acne on my chest and back in the summer. This wash helps calm it down. I know some people don't care for the scent, but I like it because it's natural and not full of synthetic chemicals.

             
            5.0

            My new favorite body wash!

            By Budget Beauty

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Budget 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:

              This product has made my skin so soft and I've noticed my acne has gotten better as well! The results came really fast and even my boyfriend likes to use it!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Shea Moisture I'm so happy I have found you!

              By Nancypants78

              from Templeton, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Certified Organic Ingredients
              • Cleans Effectively
              • Cruelty Free
              • Easy To Use
              • Fair Trade
              • Gentle
              • Good Value
              • Moisturizes
              • Natural Ingredients
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Baths
                • Daily Use
                • Showers
                • Travel

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash:

                I use many Shea Moisture products and have used many of their body washes. Each one smells amazing and makes my skin amazing, but the African Black Soap Body Wash takes it a level above amazing for me and my skin. I have extremely dry sensitive skin and also suffer from eczema at times, this body wash helps keep it at bay. It is so gentle I will even use it on my face with my Clarisonic at times and I usually only use jojoba oil for oil cleansing (like I said... gentle). I recommend this brand to my family, closest friends and even strangers... seriously! I found this brand about seven years ago and have been a very happy customer ever since.

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Q&A

                Product Q&A

                Ask a question

                Do you have questions about this product?

                Get answers from in-house experts.

                24 Questions | 25 Answers
                Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                • 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
                • Q:

                  Can this be used as shampoo
                  Asked on 6/7/2017 by Alleycat from Iowa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not suggest using this as a shampoo.

                    Answered on 6/8/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                Do you have a question about this product?