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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

4.0 oz Item 2284991

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Skin gentle facial exfoliator provides instant resurfacing benefits while helping to control breakouts. Helps absorb impurities, control excess oil and detoxify skin. Leaves skin calm, refreshed and clearer looking.

SheaMoisture'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 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.

Apply to damp skin. Gently massage into the face and neck using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly. Use once or twice weekly as required. Follow with Problem Skin toner.
Deionized Water, African Black Soap, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Glycerine, Vegetable Emulsifying. Wax, Stearic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Coconut Fatty Acid, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Moroccan Camomile Sauvige Oil, Vaccinium Myrtilus (Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sugar Maple Extract, Citrus Aurantuim (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (lemon) Extract, Tea Tree Oil. *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub
 
4.3

(based on 118 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (46)
  • Gentle (40)
  • Improves skin texture (39)
  • Balances skin (36)
  • Not greasy (35)

Cons

  • Bad smell (4)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)
  • Greasy (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (39)
  • Oily skin (38)
  • Daily use (34)
  • Combination skin (26)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (32), First time user (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (13), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 118 customers

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5.0

pretty darn good

By nancy

from Houston, Texas

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

literally IMMEDIATE results after using this. I have oily, acne prone skin and skin Twitter was raving over this series by Shea moisture, so I decided to try it. It left my face feeling very soft and the next morning when I was getting ready for school I realized that all my pimples/bumps had gotten significantly smaller. Also, compared to when I used to get a lot of blind pimples(the big ones without heads that just HURT), now I get them rarely, and the pimple doesn't go deep enough to stay for a week or anything like that. It usually leaves within 2-3 days. Actually extremely happy with this product, been searching for something like this everywhere.

 
3.0

Didn't work for me

By BG3368

from Detroit

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Verified Reviewer

Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

This didn't do anything for me. I was looking for more of a scrub, and this really provided very little to no exfoliation. I didn't care for it as a cleanser. Didn't like the smell. It was ok, but I noticed no improvements in my skin. I'm sure this is a great product for some, just not for me.

 
3.0

Will no buy again

By Yo mome

from TX.

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

    Very messy, doesn't reallly scrub and leaves my face feeling very very unclean

     
    5.0

    Amazeballs

    By Gini

    from Orlando

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

      Best face wash I've ever used. Makes my skin look gorgeous, clean and clear. I would use it once or twice a week and I highly recommend it!

       
      5.0

      Best scrub evverrr

      By Ashley

      from Modesto, Ca

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

        I really love this product. This brand has amazing formulas overall. I def recommend this scrub. It makes my face very clean!!

         
        5.0

        AMAZING

        By Kris

        from New York

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

          I've only used this product twice and it's a gamechanger. Love how my skin feels incredibly soft after and I believe it has helped the little bit of acne I had on my forehead go away. Amazing buy

          (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Cystic acne nightmare

          By Summer

          from Tampa, Florida

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Causes cystic acne
          • Greasy
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

          My friend gave me this soap after not liking the smell, and I agree it smells pretty bad. But that wasn't the problem. The problem was I used this product religiously every day for two weeks, and I had really nice skin with only a few whiteheads. But after my demo with this product I had developed BAD cystic acne. Huge large lumps under my skin formed and they were painful to the touch. I hadn't had it this bad since I was 12. I decided to do some digging and found out this product had also caused people the same problems, and I now have a very personal vendetta against this soap, and quite possibly this brand. My once beautiful and mostly clear skin is now a greaseball wreck with cystic acne that caused me a trip to the dermatologist to get them treated quickly.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best skin clearing product EVER!

          By ansley carlucci

          from atlanta ga

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • clears breakouts
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

            I wash my face with the soap bar 1st, just to get the make up off. Then I use the facial scrub. Once or twice a week I use the mud mask. These products have cleared my skin dramatically and kept it clear. I have tried a million products and this one is definitely the best!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Disapppointment

            By SV

            from USA

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

            This wash literally breaks my face out horribly the next morning. the clay mask makes my face burn right after. I'm not sure what's going on with their products, but I definitely would not take the risk of buying these products.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not good for my oily skin

            By Maddy

            from NC

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub:

            I have oily skin as it is and this made me feel like a grease ball after using it. I also have sensitive skin and this made me break out in large painful cysts. I haven't broken out like this since I was a teenager. I've used shea moisture on my body before but this is definitely not for good for my face.

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            • Q:

              In the store, the packaging for this product has fragrance listed as one of the ingredients. Is the product sold online different? Or is the online list of ingredients not complete?
              Asked on 1/6/2018 by Simple Girl from Washington (WA)

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                SheaMoisture products do not contain Synthetic Fragrances.

                Answered on 1/9/2018 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Are there microbeads in this product?
              Asked on 11/19/2017 by Meg from Newburgh, NY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                There are Jojoba beads and the wax in the beads in biodegradable.

                Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can your products be used if you are Caucasian. This was recommended to me for my skin and the only reviews I'm seeing say all skin types?
              Asked on 11/14/2017 by Red from Indianapolis, IN

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes. SheaMoisture can be used regardless of race or ethnicity.

                Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              How different is this from the bar soap? I love the bar soap but like this packaging better as the bar can be messy.
              Asked on 11/5/2017 by Brittany from Riverside, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The African Black Soap Bar Soap is meant to be used from head to toe. It is made to help cleanse, hydrate, and balance out oily skin for a clearer complexion. It also works similarly on the entire body. The Facial Wash & Scrub is solely meant for use on the face and contains tamarind extract to help exfoliate dead skin cells. The suggested frequency of use for the Facial Wash & Scrub is once or twice a week and for the African Black Soap, it can be used daily.

                Answered on 11/6/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Which ABS products along with this one should i use for best results??
              Asked on 8/3/2017 by Kay from New Jersey

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest pairing with SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner for best results.

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

              Will this wash help with bacne?
              Asked on 4/21/2017 by Lessslie from Azusa, Ca

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                We suggest the African Black Soap Body Wash or Bar Soap instead.

                Answered on 4/22/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Do I have use the Toner after using this ?
              Asked on 3/24/2017 by Kit from Philadelphia Pa

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                It is not required. However, you may see best results when doing so.

                Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Is it all natural?
              Asked on 3/18/2017 by bruhhhhwasteyotimelbrumd from paradise

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                This product features a very natural formula that is free of harsh ingredients.

                Answered on 3/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Will this help get rid of textured bumpy skin?
              Asked on 3/18/2017 by Beautyconcious from Ny,ny

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes. This product will help to improve skin imperfections.

                Answered on 3/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
            • Q:

              Can this product be used as a daily cleanser?
              Asked on 2/19/2017 by Michelle from Georgia

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Yes, you can use this product daily or as needed.

                Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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