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African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer

SheaMoisture

African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer

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SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer helps keep problem skin hydrated, while balancing oily and blemished complexions. Leaves a smooth, shine-free finish.

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.

After cleansing and toning, apply to face and neck with upward motions. Pat gently when applying to fragile skin around eyes.
Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Simmondia. Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil*, Taraktogenos Kurzii (Chaulmooga) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil*, Taraktogenos Kurzii (Chaulmooga) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black) Seed Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium Branch (Manuka) Leaf Oil, Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids, Palm Glycerides, Capryloyl Glycine, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Glycerine, Glycerl Stearate, Stearl Stearate, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate, Sliclylic Acid, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Vitmain E, Azdirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sed Oil, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Seed Extract, Willow Bark Extract, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, African Black Soap Extract, Moroccan Camomile, Suavage Oil, Tea Tree Oil *Certified Organic Ingredient.

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SheaMoistureAfrican Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer
 
4.2

(based on 172 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizes well (88)
  • Goes on smoothly (84)
  • Absorbs quickly (75)
  • Not greasy (61)
  • Long lasting (55)

Cons

  • Bad smell (20)
  • Too greasy or heavy (15)
  • Doesn't absorb well (9)
  • Not effective (4)
  • Poor texture (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (120)
  • Deep moisturization (37)
  • After shower/bath (33)
  • Oily skin (22)
  • Women (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (50), Survivalist / minimalist (27), Budget shopper (24), Beauty expert (12), Brand buyer (12)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12), 1+ hour (10)

Reviewed by 172 customers

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5.0

Holy Grail

By Shelby

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

    If you have oily skin, BUY THIS PRODUCT. I have dry skin, but for makeup days, this is my go-to moisturizer. It mattifies as smooths my skin instantly, which helps create an even, long-lasting base for my foundation. The first time I used this after cleansing my face I couldn't believe how soft my skin was! I kept touching my silky cheeks in disbelief over stumbling upon this great beauty find. For my skin type, its not an everyday moisturizer but it does absolute wonders for keeping a full face of makeup on all day. Çannot rave enough!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Lina

    from Boston, Ma

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

        I have really oily skin so I got the whole line to try out and I love this moisturizer, makes my skin super soft and soon as it absorbs my skin instantly feels matte

         
        5.0

        Love Love Love

        By thecatsmeow223

        from Jax, FL

        About Me Skin Care Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

          I love this for acne prone adult skin.

           
          5.0

          Creamy and smooth . Amazing moisturizer

          By Namaste

          from Saint Louis mo

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use
            • Deep Moisturization
            • Dryness

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

            I love this product. Comes out kind of heavy but goes on smooth and absorbs fast. I also like the smell.

             
            5.0

            Best moisturizer for acne prone skin

            By Avalon

            from Colorado

            Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

            I couldn't live without this. My skin has been a mess for the past year and this has helped me soooooooo much. It's the best

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for acne/ oily skin

            By JRRB

            from Grand Prairie, TX

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

              I bought this because beauty influencer Nikita Dragun said that it transformed her oily / acne prone skin. I have oily adult acne. I'm not sure how it has helped with acne, but it definitely works for mattifying the face.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Highly Recommend

              By Swimmergirl

              from TN

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Absorbs Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

                I have been very impressed with this moisturizer. I have tried dozens of oil-free moisturizers and have had very little luck not developing acne pop-ups in my T zone afterwards trying a new product. This one has been one that my sensitive, acne prone, and occasionally dry yet oily skin has worked for my face. I use this moisturizer in the morning, because my makeup holds up much longer after using it. Definitely happy I stumbled across this product. Wonderful!

                 
                5.0

                Love love love

                By Tamie M

                from GRESHAM, OR

                About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

                  I have spent a lot of money looking for a moisturizer that works, doesn't feel greasy and helps acne. Winner, this will be my permanent brand!

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes

                  By Duhvonna

                  from Vallejo Ca

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath
                    • Daily Use
                    • Deep Moisturization

                    Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

                    I use it after my toner and benzoyl peroxide acne treatment.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Broke me out

                    By Rima

                    from Centreville, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Too Greasy Or Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer:

                        I have been a fan of Shea Moisture's toner which really helped me clear up my acne and blackheads. When I ran out of the Clinique moisturizer and found out that ULTA wasn't in stock for the travel size, I purchased this one. I've had very bad acne for 3 years but it was going away but since using this product I have broken out like crazy! My skin is very sensitive to ingredients and I was told that the Shea butter in the moisturizer might have flared up my acne again. I'm sticking to Clinique moisturizer. If you don't have sensitive skin and no history of problematic skin this shouldn't scare you too much.

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                        • Q:

                          I get occasional acne, and usually when it's the time of the month in the chin area but have oily T-Zone. Should I still use this product?
                          Asked on 4/16/2018 by Destanie from Rialto,CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes. You can use this product.

                            Answered on 4/17/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                        • Q:

                          hello, I bought this moisturizer for a second time, but the smell is so different from the first one I purchased, the second smell is near to vanilla , but the first one is tree and fresh smell and I don't know which one is the original one, can you answer me?
                          Asked on 3/16/2018 by norah from Ash Shariqah [Sharjah]

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Since we use natural and organic ingredients, factors such as smell, color, and consistency can vary batch to batch.

                            Answered on 3/28/2018 by Official Answer from SheaMoisture from Brand Answer
                        • Q:

                          Is it better to use this in the morning, at night or both?
                          Asked on 8/3/2017 by Beauty Buff from Kalamazoo, MI

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This can be used in the morning and at night!

                            Answered on 8/3/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I have been using African black soap and then after have been using witch hazel. Both seem to clean my skin but it feels very dry and hurts after. I get breakouts but my skin is dry except my t-zone , and I also have hyper pigmentation and acne scarring. My question is would my best option be to try this product or the coconut hibiscus spot correcting moisturizer
                          Asked on 6/30/2017 by Alejandra from Cleveland, Ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For spots, we suggest SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Care because it contains Songyi Mushroom that helps to brighten and even out skin tone.

                            Answered on 7/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          What time of day should I use the African black soap problem skin facial wash and scrub?
                          Asked on 6/19/2017 by Carmen from Ca

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            This can be used in the morning and at night!

                            Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          I'm in my mid 40s but still break out with moisturizers. This one works great, but is it recommended for older skin?
                          Asked on 4/7/2017 by Missy from New Orleans

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            A person at any age can benefit from this product.

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

                          Does this product clear up dark marks on your face from prior pimples ?
                          Asked on 3/22/2017 by Shauni from Miami fl

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For black spots, we suggest SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Care because it contains Songyi Mushroom that helps to brighten and even out skin tone.

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

                          This is my second day using the product and I find it is leaving my oily skin even more oily! Is this normal and if not what do you suggest? The toner is not available in my location so I tried using apple cider vinegar twice after washing with the body wash as a natural toner substitute. No difference experienced though. Pls help
                          Asked on 3/13/2017 by Hopeful from Barbados

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Truthfully, everyone's skin is different, and many factors go into skin improvement including healthy eating, sufficient rest, adequate hydration, sun protection plus managing stress. As part of your skincare routine, African Black Soap products will cleanse, soothe and improve the appearance of your skin, and results will vary depending on all of the above factors.

                            Answered on 3/15/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Is this product fragrance free?
                          Asked on 3/6/2017 by choll

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            All our products contain no synthetic fragrances and this line is said to have a nice light scent similar to bubble gum.

                            Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
                        • Q:

                          Does this product clear dark spots? If not what does?
                          Asked on 3/1/2017 by Kiki from Norwalk Ct

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            For black spots, we suggest SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Care because it contains Songyi Mushroom that helps to brighten and even out skin tone.

                            Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from SheaMoisture
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