I had heard about the wonders African Black soap does for acne-prone, problematic skin so had been interested in a product like this for some time. I never picked it up, though, because I was afraid the shea moisture would be too much for my already oily skin (I typically used gel moisturizers, a form recommended for oily skin). On the other hand, the word "soap" brings to mind moisture-stripping properties that I thought would be too harsh and cause me to produce even more oil. However, I really wanted to cut back on all the chemical-laden cleansing products and focus on something gentler and much more natural. So I finally decided to give this a try. I was also pleased about the price--only $5 at beauty and drug stores. I'm really impressed with this! It does not make my oily skin worse; in fact, I think it helps balance it. I've gotten rather lazy in my skin care routine: I only wash my face with this soap in the morning and follow with a homemade apple cider vinegar toner. At night, I sometimes use the Micellar cleansing water from Simple, but mostly I do nothing more than wash my face in the shower with only water. Contrary to what I would expect, my skin appears to be a lot clearer than it used to be. I really don't get major pimples, but I have acne scars primarily along my cheeks. Since using this soap, the scars appear to have lightened considerably and my skin texture overall looks smoothr and clearer. It didn't cause me to break out. Also, as noted above, I think it helps control and regulate my oil production. I don't use a moisturizer anymore. Even in the summer months, I think my oil production is reduced. The only complaint I have is that after a week, the "top layer" is worn down and there are some kind of hard, grainy ingredients in it (sorry! I'm not sure what they are) that do hurt slightly when I apply the bar to my face. However, I've learned to hold it at an angle to prevent this from happening. It just takes practice and personal preference. Overall, I definitely recommend giving this a try. Oily skinned, acne-prone people: don't be thrown off by the words "soap" and "shea moisture." It worked really well for my skin, much better than the numerous and never-ending mainstream chemical products I tried. I thought it would be messy but it's really not. And for storage I just bought a $3 soap dish from Wal-Mart which works great at keeping the residue off my counter and sink. I do not see myself purchasing anything else to wash my face, unless maybe it's a black soap from another brand.