SheaMoisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter
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SheaMoisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 4,997 Reviews

Product Description

African Black Soap, Made From Palm Ash, Tamarind Extract, Tar And Plantain Peel Has Been Used In Africa For Centuries To Treat Eczema, Acne, Oily Skin, Psoriasis, And Other Skin Ailments. Combined With The Healing And Hydrating Properties Of Shea Butter, This Healing Soap Should Be Used Daily To Balance And Resolve Problem Skin. Tested On Our Family For Four Generations. Never Tested On Animals. Certified Organic Ingredients.

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SheaMoisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter
SheaMoisture African Black Soap w/ Shea Butter
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  • "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
  • "The bar lasts for a long time and I even use it for my back as well its gets rid of back acne as well." in 5 reviews
  • "Good things to say about this but I'll start by saying I have really sensitive skin and I suffer from eczema and this does a really good job with cleaning and clearing my skin without being too harsh and I think the bar lasts for quite a while" in 5 reviews
  • "He smells great and I'm happy because it's an all natural product that's cruelty free too!" in 5 reviews
  • "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." in 5 reviews
Payam S.
34 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
VCAS710 R.
42 reviews
We bought this for my husband who gets bad blemishes and breakouts all over from his face to his bavk and neck even throughout his beard, that are also painful. This has been wonderful when he uses it, it can dry the skin out a bit but he puts a little coconut oil that doesn't clog his pores and backs off on the washing for a day or two. Then, he's good to go and feeling great again. It has given him more confidence to not have to deal with so many painful areas as an adult. I recommend this product. I have Rosacea and can't use it more than once or twice a month so I am going to try a different SM facial & body product maybe the rose one.
David B.
2 reviews
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It goes without saying all of Shea Moisture products are made with the utmost care and with the consumer's well being in mind.  Paraben free, glycerin free, sodium lauryl sulfate free ... this company understands how precious the largest organ on our body is.  EVERYTHING you apply to your skin is absorbed into your system.  EVERYTHING.  Shea Moisture "gets it".  While a bit on the pricier side as a consumer you may confidently wash, moisturize, condition, and polish knowing that not only are you respecting your own body but your body, in turn, will respond in kind.

A definite "thumbs up" on this product line.
Simone N.
6 reviews
So this soap is absolutely incredible. I'll just start with that. I have used so many OTC scrubs, deep pore cleansers, pore refiners, moisturizers, skin care systems including proactiv and cytology, and to no avail, I still suffered from acne. I'm in my late 20s, I've suffered with pretty moderate acne for a good chunk of my life and have never found anything that worked. Until now. After the first use, I could tell my face was smoother, after a few days, I could tell my existing acne was healing and i wasnt getting any new ones. After a week, my skin was clear. After 2 weeks my face completely smooth, no new breakouts, and I am happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, by my confidence is boosted. I work in sales so I am face to face with people all day, i finally feel like the first time in my life, people aren't just staring at my breakouts. I will recommend this soap to anyone that can relate. This soap is AWESOME!
The left set of pictures i attached were from about 2 months ago. The others are from this afternoon. I wash my face twice a day with this soap and it doesn't dry my face out at all, I dont use anything else with it.
Brittany D.
Delray Beach, FL
59 reviews
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Shea Moisture is one of my absolute favorite brands! This African black soap is so smooth, rich, and dreamy! It slides over my skin like silk and nourishes while I wash! I can get pretty dry skin and this soap locks in moisture and doesn't strip your skin. It also doesn't leave your skin with that dry or tight feeling afterward like some other soaps can. This soap is a must try for people with dry skin!

Side note, be sure that when using this soap, you wash your tub often. I have a white tub and my only complaint about this product is that over time, it will start to stain your tub this blackish brown color. It will come out though :)
Alyssa T.
Calumet, MI
87 reviews
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This African black soap by sheamoisture is honestly amazing for my skin! I've been using it about a week now and my acne has cleared up almost completely. It's hard for me to find a good acne cleanser that works for my skin, I have stubborn bumps on my forehead that I can never get to go away, but after using this product they're starting to dissapear! It also cleared my back and chest acne up alot too. The only thing I would reccomend it be super careful not to get in your eyes. I got just a little in my eye the other night and it hurt 10x more than getting regular soap in your eye does. Reccomend if you have stubborn acne :)
Kaitlyn M.
Austin, TX
76 reviews
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Shea Moisture's African Black Soap is a miracle. I use a loofah to create a lather from the bar soap and use it to help with body acne. It works wonders and clears up especially my problem backne and shoulder acne! It also helps minimize dry spots, like the ones on my elbows. I don't know how Shea Moisture does it, but I'm convinced that this soap is magical. This soap has a unique sweet smell, kind of like candy of some sort, which may not be for everyone but I have no problem with it and it doesn't linger on the skin anyway.
Jade R.
Columbus, OH
158 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
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I've really struggled with acne a lot as an adult, especially hormonal acne. I found this item through youtube and was honestly skeptical. I have now been using this product for two years continuously and I don't think I'll stop. It not only gets rid of breakouts as they show up, but helps with the redness in my skin, keeps my skin moisturized, and helps give a healthy glow. I use this along with the African Black soap body scrub twice a week, and the African Black Vegan balm as a moisturizer as needed and it works wonders.
Val E.
Palm Beach
44 reviews
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I have been struggling with acne fore about 5 years....until I found this holy grail soap.🙏🏽 This thing has LITERALLY been the ONLY thing that has stopped these pimples from appearing. I don't know whats the magical ingredient in this soap, but I literally can't live without it. I have 3 bars JUST incase I EVER run out. My mother even tells me that "I found the miracle worker". Its just so good and the bar lasts FORVER. The ingredients are all 🌱NATURAL🍃 so it doesn't irritate my skin AT ALL. I literally just use this and nothing else and my skin has NEVER been this clear before. Im so grateful I found this soap its not even funny. I recommend this product to ALL skin types 100000 times. I just love this product so much. 💕
Dana C.
Beaumont, TX
34 reviews
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I first found this randomly 4 years ago, it has been hit or miss finding it so I would buy all I could when I did see it in a store.
I'm happy to see it in lots of stores now, obviously it's grown in popularity.
I love this soap, I've had acne since puberty and its only gotten worse with age, this soap clears my skin up fast, I use it all over and swipe a cotton ball with tea tree oil over my skin after washing my face and I've had clear skin every day sinse.
Jessica D.
Lamont , CA
154 reviews
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.
308 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?
Lacy P.
Spring, TX
523 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Where can you purchase? I am willing to give everything a test!

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