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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar
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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar

BY SHEAMOISTURE #9 in Bar Soap

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.50 / 5 based on 5,326 Reviews

Product Description

Descriptions:

Our soothing body bar soap is specially formulated with organic Shea Butter, Oats and Aloe to cleanse, moisturize and comfort irritated skin while absorbing excess oil. African Black Soap, an honored beauty secret, made from palm ash, tamarind extract, tar and plantain peel, helps to calm and clear blemishes and troubled skin. Leaves skin soft and refreshed. Perfect for helping relieve symptoms of eczema or psoriasis.

Ingredients:

African Black Soap Base, African Shea Butter, Oats, Aloe, Plantain Extract, Vitamin E, Fragrance (Essential Blend Oil Blend), Glycerin (Vegetable), Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides. 

Usage Instructions:

Lather in hands or on a washcloth and wash entire body.

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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I've become hyper sensitive to smells, chemicals and non-natural products and have been plagued with skin problems since I hit puberty. Now in my thirties (gasp!) my skin has finally given up to the scourge of trying EVERY body wash, EVERY bar of soap, EVERY sensitive skin product promising it's non-comodogenic, won't clog pores and won't irritate. Enter Shea Moisture products. This soap and it's body wash equivalent have been awesome. The smell, a traditional sandlewood smell, isn't your typical fruity, floral, soapy smell, but it's natural and complimentary for the soap. Just think people have been using that scent for centuries as a clean and pleasant cleansing fragrance. The soap, goes on your skin black. Don't be alarmed, it's from the "black African" part which is the palm ash and black tar extract. It rinses clean and you're good as new. The best part of this soap, is it works on acne, eczema, folliculitis, and contact dermatitis. You know those little chicken bumps lots of people get on the back of their arms? Well, THIS product (especially the body wash) will get rid of them! Trust me, my sister and I both use this now and it got rid of them for both of us! Lastly, this also contains shea butter, which is great because it helps to not dry out your skin while you're in the shower. I can't say enough good things about shea butter because it is natural product which has saved my checically sensitive soul. Shea Moisture is also organic and doesn't contain "Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, DEA, PABA, Synthetic Fragrance or Artificial Color." It's a little pricier than your standard body washes and soaps, but it's so much better for your skin and the environment and the body wash lasts me almost 2.5 months so I think it's worth it. A Bar of soap probably lasts me a month. I dare you to try it. Trust me, you'll see a difference." in 1949 reviews
  • "I've become hyper sensitive to smells, chemicals and non-natural products and have been plagued with skin problems since I hit puberty. Now in my thirties (gasp!) my skin has finally given up to the scourge of trying EVERY body wash, EVERY bar of soap, EVERY sensitive skin product promising it's non-comodogenic, won't clog pores and won't irritate. Enter Shea Moisture products. This soap and it's body wash equivalent have been awesome. The smell, a traditional sandlewood smell, isn't your typical fruity, floral, soapy smell, but it's natural and complimentary for the soap. Just think people have been using that scent for centuries as a clean and pleasant cleansing fragrance. The soap, goes on your skin black. Don't be alarmed, it's from the "black African" part which is the palm ash and black tar extract. It rinses clean and you're good as new. The best part of this soap, is it works on acne, eczema, folliculitis, and contact dermatitis. You know those little chicken bumps lots of people get on the back of their arms? Well, THIS product (especially the body wash) will get rid of them! Trust me, my sister and I both use this now and it got rid of them for both of us! Lastly, this also contains shea butter, which is great because it helps to not dry out your skin while you're in the shower. I can't say enough good things about shea butter because it is natural product which has saved my checically sensitive soul. Shea Moisture is also organic and doesn't contain "Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, DEA, PABA, Synthetic Fragrance or Artificial Color." It's a little pricier than your standard body washes and soaps, but it's so much better for your skin and the environment and the body wash lasts me almost 2.5 months so I think it's worth it. A Bar of soap probably lasts me a month. I dare you to try it. Trust me, you'll see a difference." in 598 reviews
  • "I bought this soap on a whim after hearing the enthusiasm for charcoal soap. I have acne prone skin, and I've pretty much tried it all. I used this with my Clarisonic, and I couldn't believe the results after ONE night! No redness, no breakouts, no oily skin, just smooth and soft. My pores have practically disappeared. I use it on my body too and it helps so much with body breakouts! I'll NEVER go back!" in 412 reviews
  • "I don't think I have ever loved a free sample more in my life! So, I got a FULL SIZED sample from PinchME, and it's something I have always wanted to try, but just didn't want to waste money on since I have finicky skin. Anyway, I am SO happy I got this because I will be a faithful purchaser from now on. I have weird skin for an adult. I still get acne on my chin. It's not horrible, but I can have like 1-3 small pimples at any given time. What is the worst about these pimples is the fact that no matter what I do I get marks on my skin afterwards. Anyway, I have been using this soap for 5 days and my pimples have already dried up! What I love the most is that the ingredients are mostly natural, non abusive to animals, and they feel great. When I use this soap my face just feels refreshed and clean. I don't feel tightness. I don't feel dryness. I just feel a nice, thorough clean! " in 250 reviews
  • "I have acne prone skin and to be honest I don't think this really helped it it didn't make my acne better or worse it just stayed the same but I mean it's okay for cleanser." in 6 reviews
Bryn H.
Arcanum, OH
152 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
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I bought Shea Moisturizer African Black Soap w/Shea butter, because my 13 year old daughter has very sensitive skin. A friend, at work, swears by it, and uses nothing but this product! My daughter first used it, and was pleasantly surprised and told me to try it out. I did, and my skin looks and feels great. This soap does not dry out the skin, and leaves your face, soft and fresh. I bought this bar off of Amazon for under $5, and they bar is huge!!
Payam S.
36 reviews
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Omg can I rate this a 10000?! I honestly think this is the BEST product out there for people who struggle, I mean struggle, with sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin myself, and I have tried SOOO many cleansers hoping that it will be suitable for me. I have even stuck to unsuitable cleansers hoping the irritated reaction is just “purging” process for way too long. This made my skin cause more acne scarring over time. So I had stopped everything, with no hope left in me. I honestly thought I wouldn’t find anything for my mild acne. But I came across this on the internet and ordered it right away. After just the FIRST use, I knew this was the one. My skin felt so soft, clean, and just good. After one week of use, I already saw a reduction of appearance of my blemishes (blackheads, acne scarring). People started to tell me “your face is glowy.” I use it as my overall cleanser now, morning and night. I even use it for washing off my makeup. I store mine in a ziplock bag after every use, so it doesn’t leave black scum on my sink. Cheap for its quality! It will last more than using any other actual cleanser.

Some tips:
* make sure you use a moisturizer after every use, it tends to make your skin a little dry.
* don’t wash around your eyebrows, soaps tend to be more hard to wash off than actual cleansers so that causes more rubbing. And rubbing can cause accidental plucking of your eyebrows which will thin.
* store away in a ziplock bag or soap bar container since it will leave black scum.
* a little goes a long way
Wency D.
Las Vegas, NV
10 reviews
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My friend recommended me this because I was breaking out badly. It helped so much that I saw a difference within a week time frame. It’s very inexpensive. The only con is you can’t use it on a daily basis as it will dry out your face a little. I like to use this at night after removing my make up, three times a week. The rest of the week I like to use my cleanser. If you are struggling with your skin I definitely recommend this! The only reason I gave it a 4 star is because they changed the bar and made it bigger, yes you get more product for what you pay for than before but it is TOO big for a facial bar soap. This was an easy fix though because I just sliced it in half.
Britain M.
77 reviews
I'm never a person to boost about a product if it doesn't personally work for me. I suffer from cystic acne/oily skin, I had tried so many "acne" treatments, regimens, etc. Nothing could target both the oilyness as well as my actual acne. I had been referred to try African black soap, so I reached for Shea moisturizers brand. Within 1 week of use, I both saw and felt a noticeable difference. With regular use( daily) I have very minimal oil and my skin feels and looks so much better! If you have problematic skin of any type I highly recommend trying this soap because it has made a huge difference in my skin care routine!
Rene M.
Wilmington
7 reviews
This black soap is Shea Moisture gift to psoriasis plagued man kind. I get some pretty bad out breaks induced by stress. And when I get out breaks I pick at them if they don't clear up fast enough. Black soap is an ESSENTIAL for me when my psoriasis flares up. Luckily my case is pretty moderate. But this product helps to clear up my outbreaks before I get to them. It's also a vegetable soap with lots of good natural ingredients without the dyes, chemicals etc. Even when I don't have psoriasis I use this as my daily/nightly soap (alternating with another line from this brand) It minimizes my pores and gets a deep clean.
Yuaketha J.
Stone Mountain
76 reviews
Tried this bar soap based on the recommendation of the brand's facial wash. My son used my second bar and came back for mine. We love how this soap treats our skins. They are hard to find sometimes due to limited quantities in the stores so I went to Amazon. It's become a family fav. After about a week I see a nice difference in this hard to treat dry skin. I haven't been reapplying oils and lotions 3-4 times a day. That along is a great return on my investment. sheamoisture-african-black-soap-w/-shea-butter
Stacey I.
Westminster, CA
8 reviews
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I tried the originally as a cleanser cause I heard it was suppose to be really good & its only $5 so I thought why not. Initially I think it was working, even started to use it on my body but I don’t know if its my skin type but it stopped working for me after awhile like maybe my skin got use to it but yeah. Also don’t know if this is just me but when i used it on my body it would kind of dry it out. I really would recommend to people to try it, its only $5 & its not like it broke me out I just don’t think it was helping after awhile.
I traded all my expensive cleansers for this! It is super inexpensive and really helps my skin with breakouts. It does leave a squeaky clean feel that I didn't really like at first, I'm use to foam cleansers but for the price and everything, I'm fine with it. I have really sensitive skin and break out with rashes and more pimples but this does not irritate my skin and really helps with keeping acne at bay. I have repurchased this 3 times already.
Mayra L.
102 reviews
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I bought this a while back and have been using it daily for my face and body. I do suffer from eczema and have noticed that I have far less break outs than before using this soap especially on my face. I was a little skeptical at first but will definitely be buying this soap again. Great price too!

Only thing I don’t like is that I have to wash my sink or tub right after I use it as it leaves a blackish residue. But besides that great product.
Camella W.
Arkansas
14 reviews
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First, let me say that this soap is a HOLY GRAIL for clearing blemishes and blackheads as it is said to do, but not only that, this stuff leaves your face extremely soft and moisturized.. I feel so refreshed when my face is washed in this.. my only con is, if you use too much or run it directly on your face it can get pretty filmy and thick and feel as if your pores get clogged. USE IN MODERATION and you will have optimum results!
Jessica D.
Lamont, CA
154 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I really want to try the soap is it good for your skin?
Angela J.
21 reviews
Is this good for your face?
Brenda G.
310 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
What is your favorite Shea moisture bar soap?
Tyler S.
149 reviews
Will this cause my skin to dry out?
Christina J.
Vista, CA
30 reviews
Does this dry out your skin?

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