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African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub

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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 130 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (52)
  • Improves skin texture (44)
  • Gentle (43)
  • Balances skin (41)
  • Not greasy (38)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (43)
  • Oily skin (40)
  • Daily use (39)
  • Combination skin (29)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (56), Brand buyer (33), First time user (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (13), 10 minutes (12), 1+ hour (3)

Reviewed by 130 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!!

By Shelby

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

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

    I love this line of products, but this cleanser is the top dog! I use it every day after I remove my makeup as my second cleanse, and it cleans every last bit of gunk out of my skin without much effort. I purchased this first as a part of a kit that came with the moisturizer, mask, scrub and soap bar. Every product is a hit and I'm so glad I purchased. I have somewhat dry, acne-prone skin but I think these products would be an oily girl's best friend!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not a scrub, but a decent cleanser

    By Z

    from Maine

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

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

    I purchased this as a scrub but quickly learned it doesn't work that way. The beads do nothing. It is actually a pretty good cleanser and feels nice and moisturizing otherwise. The packaging is terrible as with most Shea products - the end of the tube split open immediately, and I'm continuing to fight the container to use all the product. (Shea Beauty, your products are wonderfully thick, please package them to accommodate that!) I will not purchase again because I don't have a use for it personally.

    (1 of 1 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 Wash & Scrub:

    The first time using this product I enjoyed it. The smell was natural, no harsh chemicals & I didn't second guess putting it on my face. I love the size of the beads in it; it's not too harsh & not too small where I feel like it's just a tickle. I really feel like it cleaned my skin. It played well with my other products & I don't think I'll ever use another scrub. I highly recommend.

     
    4.0

    Works fine, don't like the beads

    By Staci

    from Southern California

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

    Love the scrub, the ingredients, use it 2x a week.
    I love the skincare line in general.

    I hate, hate, hate the beads. They aren't small enough to wash away easily and they aren't big enough either... they seem to stick to my skin and won't wash off when I rinse my skin. They get stuck in my hairline.

    This review sounds so silly but I'm serious. I probably won't buy this scrub again but not sure what to replace it with after I've used it all.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Loooooove

    from Washington

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

    I love the SheaMoisture brand and love this facial wash. I had horrible acne near my chin and nose and this really exfoliated the dead skin and helped the acne disappear!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A pretty good drugstore exfoliator.

    By The Cherokee Gypsy (Youtube)

    from Smyrna, Tennessee

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

    So I've owned this little guy for about 6 to 7 months. I have very oily, problematic skin, with closed comedones, and have tried everything under the sky to get rid of them. I'm not the biggest fan of drugstore skincare, due to the harmful ingredients that most contain like mineral oil, diamethycone (clogs pores). Most skincare is made to irritate your skin more, so you continue to go back and buy their products, otherwise skincare companies would go out of business. With that being said, The Shea moisture, African black soap line is actually a good choice for drugstore skincare. African black soap is a natural remedy for problematic skin, so it naturally helps your skin, rather than make it worse. I own the African black soap soap, The exfoliator, and the mask that all go together. My skin has no issues using these products. I can use this exfoliator 3 times a week, and it doesn't make my skin worse. It doesn't cause more clogged pores, but rather helps balance the oil. True, the smell isn't all that great, but good skincare doesn't smell good. The exfoliating beads are not too harsh, and help exfoliate the dead skin on your face, just be careful not to over exfoliate, because that will cause more acne and issues. My skin is sensitive to skincare, so I have to use organic skincare, and this line has never made My skin worse, so I would say it's safe. To the ones it made break out, you were probably using it too much. The ingredients are actually pretty good, so you might just be allergic to African black soap. Overall, if your on a budget, have oily, acne prone skin, this African black soap line is actually pretty decent for drug store, and can really help balance out your skin when used all together.

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Njgirl88

    from Nj

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

    I bought this, the toner, and moisturizer and they're all amazing. I get acne around my chin and I've tried pretty much every acne medication there is and this really works. It says to only use 2-3 times a week and sometimes I forget to use it and I can totally tell the difference if I don't use it for a while. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I'm not crazy about the scent for this and the moisturizer. It's not awful but it doesn't smell good. It doesn't last long which is nice. I just wish it smelt differently.

     
    5.0

    I love the smell. Great for blemished skin

    By Namaste

    from Saint Louis mo

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Dry Skin

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

      Amazing product. Smells nice and I can see my skin clearning up! After I apply this I use witch hazel for a toner and I follow up with the shea moisture problem skin moisturizer.

       
      5.0

      Awesome product

      By Dawn

      from NJ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

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

        This product has really balanced my aging skin.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My new weapon

        By Tamie

        from Gresham, OR

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

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

          I am 47 and have began premenopausal symptoms. Acne is one of the symptoms. Yes, that's right as women we get to deal with acne at puberty and menopause. This face wash is amazing and doesn't dry out my aging skin. Leaves my face feeling very nice.

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          • Q:

            can you use this everyday and night like a regular face wash
            Asked on 4/15/2018 by Marissa from new castle

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Use once or twice weekly as required.

              Answered on 4/16/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
          • 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

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            • 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

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              A:

              Yes. This product will help to improve skin imperfections.

              Answered on 3/18/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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