Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Outstanding product, with a conscience!
I am really enjoying this African Black Body Wash by SheaMoisture. The scent, texture, and way it makes my skin feel make this my new favorite body wash!
I didn't know quite what to expect with this body wash…I chose it because I trust the company, trust the ingredients, and love that it is responsibly sourced.
I absolutely love the scent, and how it makes my skin smell…a smell that doesn't wash away, but that I notice for hours afterward. My husband loves the way it makes me feel too…a bonus!
It has a very minor grit to it – I assume the oats – so it pleasantly exfoliates. This isn't heavy, and certainly couldn't be labeled gritty, but is rather a very minimal grain to it that I find perfectly pleasant on the skin without being overwhelming or sandpapery. I do struggle with adult acne, and I feel like the oats gently open the pores, and that the sheabutter and aloe keep my skin from drying out and flaking.
A little goes a long way so I anticipate it lasting, even with my daily use…and use it daily I certainly do. It is the perfect mix of texture to open and refresh the skin, and moisturizing and restoratives to keep it taut and fresh.
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed
I have to start by saying that I love this soap. I bought it because I have combination skin prone to severe eczema break outs so it seemed like a perfect fit. The smell is wonderful, a sweet earthy smell like being outside after a heavy rain. It was immediately very hydrating but also helped clear some body acne I was having.
The problem for me was with the jojoba beads. When I'd have an eczema breakout and my skin was splitting open the beads would get stuck under my skin and it was very painful trying to dig them out. That's the only thing I didn't like but unfortunately it's a deal breaker.
Reviewed by 344 customers Loved it!
Sharona from Virginia
Makes my skin feel so good!
Sebastian from San Luis Obispo, CA
Can't really speak to the effectiveness of this product as I haven't tried it for long enough to spot results but all I can say is that the smell is way too unpleasant and overpowering. Now it may be pleasant to others, but unfortunately, for a person who suffers from allergies such as myself, this product doesn't sit too well with my nose. I had high hopes but I'm left disappointed.
Finally a winner!
Shelby from Michigan
I've tried a lot of different soaps and body washes, from natural (real) soap bars to glycolic acid body wash, and nothing gave me 1. good lather (seriously, you need so little of this for a lot of lather), 2. acne-busting, 3. hydration, and 4. great smell (but very faint, nothing sweet). This does all of that! My body acne isn't bad, but it's persistent, and scabs/reddens easily, so I rarely wear tank tops. Now, my skin is doing great and I'm eager for next summer! A lot of people also mentioned the "black bits", but they dissolved and exfoliated for me. I also use a Boie body scrubber, maybe that's why?
BEST SOAP EVER
Ash G from New York
Love this soap!!! Can never go back to a different soap ever Again
Wonderful & Refreshing Wash
Nicki76 from New York
Awesome wash & somewhat clarifying. It cleans my skin very well & smells nice.
Best body wash!
kle7000 from undisclosed
The Shea Moisture - African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash is one of the best body washes on the market. I absolutely love that it is made with natural ingredients. It makes my skin feel so soft, moisturized, and refreshed!
Theeee Best Body Wash
Darcena from undisclosed
While I don't suffer from skin problems, I must say, I've never felt truly clean, clean, with most BW"es. But this stuff here, I feel super clean, super soft, and Smells Wonderful!!
Black Soap? Crazy?? Left skin feel amazing
Ang0404 from undisclosed
This Soothing African Black soap body wash made me really unsure at first. But once I used it I was totally amazed. It made my skin feel very clean and fresh. Hydrated and full of moisture, like it quenched the thirst my skin had. I also haven't felt so smooth and soft since i have baby skin. I love this soap. It is absolutely MAGIC. Would tell everyone to give it a chance and try it out. #trynatural #gotitfree
Beautiful product for black skin and eczema prone
Aaliyah from undisclosed
I'm from London. I've just used this on my face as I have very bad eczema I am so amazed this is the best product. please do NOT change any of the ingredients this product is perfect and affordable for people like me I've been looking for a product that helps my skin and I've finally found it. What a beautiful eczema friendly product. ( I've only used this product for a day and my skin is so soft and calm)
Great body wash
Kris from California
This is a great body wash!
Lana488 from undisclosed
After trying Shea Moisture's African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash, I wasn't sure if i liked it. I felt sort of slimy afterwards and i don't know what the little black dots are that are in it but it seems like they would get stuck in your pores because they didn't break down from what I saw. It smells nice and lathers really well but I wasn't a huge fan.
I received this product free in exchange for my honest opinion.
This stuff is great!
Liz from TX
I have been using this body wash for a couple of months now and it's the best I've ever tried. I suffer from sensitive skin and body acne and this wash has been great for both! Usually after shaving, I have awful razor burn. However, since using this body wash, I no longer get razor burn. In fact, I've enjoyed this product so much that I've recently picked up their body lotion as well.
Soothing, Moisturizing, Smells Fabulous
Dallasmom from undisclosed
I really like this body wash! First of all, the scent – yes it does have fragrance, but it is an essential oil blend, so it does not give me a headache or smell fake. It smells like a warm vanilla – love it! The soap itself seems to really smooth my skin, soothes it, and feel really refreshed. I feel like it also makes my skin feel moisturized! The only weird thing about this wash is there are little tiny clumps in the soap (see pics). They are not gritty and do not scratch or exfoliate. I cannot figure out what on earth it is from the ingredient list. Maybe there is something in there separating since it's all natural ingredients? I do not care all that much though because it does not affect the way it works in the least, just a little strange because the packaging does not mention it.
Great for clearing up acne!
Megs from undisclosed
I bought this for the first time about three years ago, and now it's the only body wash I use. It smells phenomenal, and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and clear. After consistent use, I noticed that my back and chest acne began to clear up. Would HIGHLY recommend this product!!
All day moisture
lois1987 from undisclosed
I am so in love with this body wash. The smell is so distinctive. My skin is naturally dry so i do prefer body wash over bar soap but body wash usually leave residue on skin. I love that this brand does not leave that soapy film on my skin. I have been using this for a little while now and I doubt i'll ever go back.
Smells AMAZING and leaves my skin so soft!
Oak2019 from undisclosed
This body wash first of all will completely refresh you with its amazing scent. Smells so clean and fresh and invigorating. After using a couple of times I definitely noticed my skin softer and glowing more. The ingredients are wonderful and I felt so good about using this.
Fantastic moisturizing body wash !
Tmac from undisclosed
This body wash smells heavenly, like musk and amber . It's super hydrating and leaves skin soft . It suds up really nice on a was cloth . Great size bottle for traveling , not to big but not to small .
Smells great and works on sensitive skin
acrogodess from undisclosed
It is pretty hard to find body wash that myself and my teens can use without causing use to break out in hives. We have sensitive skin and even all natural products can give us hives depending on what's in it. All three of us can use this and it leaves us all clean without drying out our skin or making us itch.
Great body wash!
rachael2003 from undisclosed
This body wash has a great scent. It is a little strong while using it but it rinses off nicely and had a nice after scent that isn't too strong. It makes my skin feel really smooth and soft. You don't have to use too much of it and it lasts a long time. It keeps my skin feeling healthy and hydrated.
Elizabeth from undisclosed
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash is simply amazing! The soap is dark brown in color and has a lovely, warm Shea butter/cocoa scent. The soap lathers nicely and rinses away clean, leaving the skin feeling soft! I recommend it to my family and friends
Richellemp1 from undisclosed
I have dry and bumpy skin, especially on my legs. This body wash has really been helping my legs stay hydrated and not so bumpy. Not sure if the little beads are helping to exfoliate or what but I'm really liking it. It does have a bit of a strong scent in the shower but goes away.
Exfoliated and clean!
Gaby from undisclosed
This soap is very very nice. It lathers up very quickly, and since it is in liquid form compared to the usual bar soap style it usually comes in, I can use just the smallest amount all over my body. After using this for a couple of weeks, I haven't seen my skin clear up completely, but I would say that there has been an improvement.
Nice body wash
Mary from South
I like this body wash. It lathers well, smells very good, and it doesn't dry out the skin or make it itchy. It seems to help with blemishes a bit too.
kayakbelle from undisclosed
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Soothing Body Wash is simply amazing! The soap is dark brown in color and has a lovely, warm shea butter/cocoa scent. The soap lathers nicely and rinses away clean, leaving the skin feeling soft! I am also pleased that Shea Moisture is a cruelty free brand and leaves out harmful ingredients! So pleased with this brand!
Great on my skin
Ashrose from undisclosed
This soap has been great on my dry skin. I have a hard time finding things that don't totally dry my skin out. The soothing oats are soothing on my skin and leaves it feeling protected and moisturized. I also notice its helped with oil pretty significantly.