African Black Soap Bar Soap

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African Black Soap Bar Soap is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60.
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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.

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Size 8 OZ
Height (inches) 2
Width (inches) 1
Depth (inches) 4
Key Ingredients Aloe, Oats, Vitamin E
Collection African Black Soap
Usage Instructions Lather in hands or on a washcloth and wash entire body.
Ingredients African Black Soap Base, African Shea Butter*, Oats, Aloe, Plantain Extract, Vitamin E, Essential Blend Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides

*Certified Organic Ingredient.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clears acne better than any other soap I've tried! I moved to a different climate about a year and a half ago. My skin was breaking out like crazy! Tiny little white heads all over my face plus blackheads, all the time. I tried all sorts of soaps and remedies. I started using this soap about a month and a half ago. I am AMAZED! My skin has never clearer. Even my back and chest have cleared up, which have always had problems. The only drawback is I do notice that it can be quite drying, but a good lotion help with that. My skin tends to be on the dry side, anyway. If you're suffering from acne that just won't go away, try this soap!
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shea Soap I love this soap . I originally bought it for my acne prone skin But I recently was diagnosed with eczema. And I have it everywhere. And I used this soap along with just the regular African black soap body lotion and it dramatically soothed my rash and stopped the itchiness . I recommend this to anyone . And I also recommend the shampoo & conditioner . African black soap is such a life saver . It helps acne , dandruff , dry itchy skin , eczema and pysorisis . It really works . Good quality products.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for oily skin! Wish i could have kept using it So let's start with the Pros. It's mild, moisturizers, and helps with dark marks. It's weird because it does help with acne. But during the process of clarifying your skin I suppose it causes more break outs initially by pulling all impurities to the surface. No for the cons. If you have oily skin I would not use this product. I have a very oily face and I also have eczema. This did not work well for either. It cause such an over production of oil that during a cool day my face would still be so oily it would get into my eyes. If I wore makeup the oil would break right through and it was so much it showed in pictures. Then a few days into using this I developed tinea versicolor. On my face! Basically my face was so oily it cause an over production of yeast that naturally occurs on your body. This broke out into a horribly splotchy rash on my forehead. It was so embarrassing. I tried everything not wanting to believe it was this but the moment I stopped all my problems went away. Within a day my face was 3/4 less oily and the tinea versicolor began to heal after a month of growing. I was so embarrassed I deleted the pictures or I'd post the before and after. Anyways...I love shea moisture products! And would recommend them. I use so much of them and people I know do as well. Especially their Jamaican Black Castor oil line. However, though I think this MAY work for dry skin. If you have eczema or oily skin please beware. I feel bad for even leaving a bad review but I hope they can find what is wrong with this formula to improve it so more people can use it.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product & worked wonders!! My skin was so horrible last year.My skin was so desperate,that I had to try Proactiv for my acne.Proactiv didn't work for me.So a few months later someone came across Shea Moisture's African black soap and gave it to me to try.I tried it the first day i got it.And the next morning i saw a huge difference.Over time the bar evened out my skin tone,cleared my horrible acne,and cleared my blemishes.I continued to use it ever since.I love this bar so much it truly is a blessing.Thankyou Shea Moisture.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best. Eczema Soap. EVER! Thank you for this wonderful soap that helps keep my son's eczema under control! It's all he uses for hand washing and showering and it's made a HUGE difference in the condition of his skin!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a miracle This Soap is a miracle I am 16 and have been suffering with acne since I was 13 I have tried everything proactiv X out and nothing was working so I seen this and picked it up at target and it was the best decision I've ever made my skin and my complexion looks so much clearer I can finally walk out the house without any makeup and feel beautiful again
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acne I always had an acne problem but it's helped me. Almost clear face. Been using for 2 months
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cystic Acne!!! I haven't had clear skin since I was super young, probably 12. I have tried almost everything, nothing worked and some made it even worse! I was at Ulta one day and I saw it and I wont lie the soap being black scared me a little, but nevertheless I bought it. I opened the package and the smell hit me like a ton of bricks in the best way possible! I started using it and THE NEXT DAY my redness from my cystic acne went down tremendously, and now just one week later my skin is finally clear!! I cried when I took my makeup off because I realized I no longer needed to wear so much my horrible acne, I even got my boyfriend to start using it and he loves it as well! Thank you so much Shea Moisture you gave me the skin I always wanted!
Date published: 2017-04-04
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I have dry skin is it advisable to use soap? Or the soap is not for my skin type? What kind of skin is it for?

Asked by: Pao_6516
I noticed it dried me out the tinest bit (I have drier skin), but I just put a very small amount coconut oil on afterwards. It works like a dream if you are using it for acne
Answered by: sitalian1101
Date published: 2017-04-04

Is the soap supposed to leave you with a burning feeling after using it?

Asked by: Sheamoistureuser
It can, but don't worry. It should go away after a bit. It shouldn't hurt, but you may want to consult your physician just in case. 
Answered by: Sarah9301
Date published: 2017-01-29

when do you plan to have agsin thst soap? Do you delivered in Canada?

Asked by: genevieve
Hi Genevieve We are currently replenishing our inventory from the holiday season and would check back in two weeks. Unfortunately we currently do not ship to Canada at this time but are working on that opportunity in the future.
Answered by: SheaMoisture Staff
Date published: 2017-01-11

What ingredients are used to make the African Black Soap Base?

Asked by: leia44
Hi Leia44 The following ingredients make up the African Black Soap base: Palm Ash, Tamarind Extract, Tar, Plantain Peel, Coconut Oil, Kaolin Clay Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2017-04-15

The African Black Soap Base listed in the ingredients contains "Palm Ash, Tamarind Extract, Tar, Plantain Peel, Coconut Oil, Kaolin Clay" as per answer from Kelly to Morgana above. I would like to know the type of tar used. Possibly coal tar or pine tar?

Asked by: Jasmine
Hi Jasmine! The tar is a byproduct of the charcoal produced during the black soap process.
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2016-11-30

What's the pH balance of this bar?

Asked by: kalilevy
Hi kalilevy! The pH balance of this soap is 8.0-11.0.
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2017-04-15

Is this body soap good for areas of inflammation on the skin?

Asked by: SheaProductGirl17
Hi SheaProductGirl17! The main purpose of this product is to help acne-prone and trouble skin. It will help soothe and comfort the skin. We suggest trying our Indian Hemp & Shea Butter Inflammation Therapy Medicated Cleansing Bar to help relieve, soothe & moisturize inflamed skin.
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2016-11-14

Do you ship to Australia.8 bars of African Black Soap.

Asked by: Dodgie
Hi Dodgie! Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally at this time. We recommend you try visiting
Answered by: Kelly
Date published: 2016-10-31
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