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African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask

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4.0 oz Item 2284997

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Facial Mask deeply cleansing mask draws out impurities, absorbing excess oil and helps refine skin while addressing problems associated with acne. Skin feels clean and refreshed.

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 the Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy. With this purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future.
  • Ethically Traded Ingredients Sustainably Produced
  • Pioneering Community Commerce and Fair Trade Since 1912.
  • Tested on the Tucker family for four generations. Never on animals.

Cleanse face with African Black Soap and Plantain enzyme Facial Cleanser. Smooth onto pat-dried face with your fingertips. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes (mask will not dry). Then rinse off with clean, warm water and pat skin dry. Use once or twice per week after cleansing.
Deionized Water, Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, African Black Soap, Simmondia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Sulfur, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butyl Avocadate (Avocado), Willow Bark Extract, Glycerine, Benzyl PCA, Salicylic Acid, Phytosterols, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Tea Tree Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask
 
4.3

(based on 151 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (79)
  • Gentle (66)
  • Improves skin texture (65)
  • Balances skin (53)
  • Not greasy (45)

Cons

  • Bad smell (27)
  • Messy (11)
  • Dries out skin (8)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (7)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (68)
  • Oily skin (54)
  • Combination skin (43)
  • Sensitive skin (33)
  • All skin types (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (68), Brand buyer (38), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (17), 10 minutes (4), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 151 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Combo skin with hormonal breakouts

By Nicole L

from Silverdale, WA

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

After using this just once I've noticed a difference in my hormonal breakouts. The inflamed spots & even the dark spots lifted. I'm not 100% if this product is acting alone or if it's my regimen, but I highly recommend you have, at the very least, a cleanser/exfoliator/toner/moisturizer. I use this before my toner. I applied it with a mask applicator, which made it easy. Idk why people are complaining about the smell. It's a CLAY mask so you should be expecting it to smell somewhat like clay. It's not bad tho. There's no perfume smell to it which is a good thing in skincare products. Now, because it's known to lighten dark spots, if you don't want to be paler in the face you can also use this as a spot treatment so you don't lighten your entire face. I didn't notice it actually pulling out gunk or dirt in pores...it doesn't dry down completely but my face did feel cleaner after using it. Overall I love it, I will buy it again & I would recommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Works!

By ZC

from Boise, ID

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

    I got a sample of this once upon a time and now I'm addicted. I use it twice a week and it really improves the feel and clarity of my skin. I have oily skin prone to breakouts, as well as dark spots leftover from old blemishes. This has steadily made improvements in all of my problem areas and doesn't over-dry my skin in my desert climate. The soapy smell took a little while to get used to, but now I love it.

     
    5.0

    Love this!

    By Suzy

    from Austin, Tx

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

      I need something that would help clear my skin without overdrying and this product does just that. Easy to use and ethically produced.

       
      5.0

      Gets the toxins out

      By H-Town Fashionista

      from Houston

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

        Love Shea Moisture products. Use all types for hair and skin

         
        4.0

        Yes

        By Tori

        from Newnan, GA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

          I like this product. It has more of a moisturizer Consistency than most face mask I've used in the past. It has helped with my acne. I also use the problem skin moisturizer after the mask.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best face mask!!!

          By Keri

          from Gastonia. N.C.

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

          This product is great. I have very oily acne prone skin and have always used face masks that leave me skin feeling dry and have never really noticed results, I just knew I was suppose to be using them. I heard good things about African black soap from a friend so I bought all of the products. The face mask is definitely my favorite because everytime I use it my face is actually clearer the next day!

           
          5.0

          I like this mak

          By Rach

          from Fl

          Pros

          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

            If you have sensitive skin you should buy sensitive products. That being said, I have tougher skin. The tea tree to me is refreshing and just a very mild tingle. This mask is light and so nourishing! I can't wait to see the long term effects.

             
            4.0

            Great effective product!

            By Juli3

            from Como, NC

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

              I use this product twice a week on my acne prone oily skin. I love the Shea Moisture brand. Once again, they have delivered a high quality product. I love how my skin looks brighter, feels softer and smoother after each use.

               
              2.0

              I don't recommend this product

              By mask experimenter

              from minneapolis mn

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Moisturizing

              Cons

              • burns
              • Ineffective
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Oily Skin

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

              I used this and it burned so badly. I had to take it off before the time was up.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Shea Moisture- I love you!

              By Janice Ann

              from Youngstown, Ohio

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Moisturizing

              Cons

              • Bad Smell

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask:

              I am a LOYAL Shea Moisture African Black Soap user! I have yet to be disappointed in any product that Shea Moisture I have used. This mask is light and it feels refreshing on the skin, it does not dry down or feel tightening on the skin so be careful with clothing. It goes on the skin so smooth and a little goes a long way. The one down fall to this product is the smell, it smells just like play-doh. I use this mask 2-3 times weekly and I see that it helps with the look and feel of my skin. I will continue to use and purchase again.

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              • Q:

                So you cant even spot treat with this product
                Asked on 2/27/2018 by Yeez from Charlotte

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  For best results we suggest leaving it on for 10 minutes as a Facial Mask.

                  Answered on 2/27/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Can you sleep with mask on ?
                Asked on 2/27/2018 by jay from NC

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You do not sleep with this mask. Leave mask on for 5 to 10 minutes (mask will not dry). Then rinse off with clean, warm water and pat skin dry.

                  Answered on 2/27/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Is this product vegan?
                Asked on 1/7/2018 by Joanna from Washington DC

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please reach out to gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

                  Answered on 2/13/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Is the 'African black soap problem skin facial mask' the same product as the ' African black soap clarifying facial mask?' Are the ingredients the same?
                Asked on 1/4/2018 by Azura from Tokyo

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  These are two different products.

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

                Can I use this on my chest/back?
                Asked on 8/3/2017 by Mary from USA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  For body acne, we recommend SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Bar Soap.

                  Answered on 8/4/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                I was just wondering when this product will be restocked? Thank you
                Asked on 7/18/2017 by Ash from Ontario, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Be sure to check back in about a week or two.

                  Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Does the mask help get rid of acne scars?
                Asked on 7/10/2017 by Erin Montgomery from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  The African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask is not specifically claimed to treat post-acne discoloration or scarring.

                  Answered on 7/11/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Is this mask gluten free?
                Asked on 5/15/2017 by Gluten Free Diva from CO

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes it is.

                  Answered on 6/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Can this be use after cleansing with African black Soap Problem Skin Facia Wash & Scrub ?
                Asked on 3/23/2017 by Kit from Philadelphia PA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes it can.

                  Answered on 3/23/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
              • Q:

                Can i use this everyday?
                Asked on 1/29/2017 by Ayla from Susanville, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this is gentle enough to use daily.

                  Answered on 1/30/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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