African Black Soap Bar Soap

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African Black Soap Bar Soap is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 111.
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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 Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate (Or) Sodium Palm Kernelate (And) Water (African Black Soap Base), Glycerin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Sodium Chloride, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Charcoal, Pentasodium Pentetate, Iron Oxides

*Certified Organic

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Changed their formula! I have been using this soap for about 4 years. It cleared up my skin immensely. I also have sensitive skin and it was never once irritated or dried out. The bars would last for about a year (even with everyday use!). But when I purchased my most recent bar, I was horrified when my skin started burning and my face broke out in a rash. I did some internet research and found out they did in fact change the ingredients. I'm afraid to try any other Shea Moisture products for fear that they contain the same new irritants. Not buying this again.
Date published: 2018-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from OUCH This made my skin break out into a rash because I got burned. My skin looked worse after I used it. I tried EVERYTHING to stop the burning and dryness. But their 100% pure Shea butter is a life saver. It made my skin feel so much better!! The soap is awful though. I would like a refund.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best I have oily, acne prone skin. I had a few pimples that went away after using the soap but after a while, I noticed more pimples starting to pop out. It did a decent job at first but I really don’t see it helping my skin at all.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Irritated skin instantly- wouldn’t recommend Since reading reviews for this product, I instantly though this would help with my acne...especially my forehead acne. When I brought this product, I was so excited for that night so I can use the product and see how it works with my skin..which is overly dry. That night, I had my spin brush and my ‘African Black Soap’ and begin to damp my face and apply the soap. It was going well until I dried the soap off, the amount of pain and agony that was happening to my face. I never felt that feeling before! I didn’t know what to do, getting it off quickly wasn’t good even good enough. That whole night, I had to hold a cold wet towel to my face. My most problematic areas which are the cheeks have suffered severely. I even had to set up an appointment with my dermatologist to figure out what can help my face get through this, I defiantly do not recommend this product to ANYONE, with sensitive or dry skin.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad breakout I have mild acne and don't get very bad breakouts. I ended up buying this product to help calm my acne down and it did the complete opposite! I used it for about a week and my face looks like a pizza! I now have acne in places I usually don't get it. I've never had a face wash do this my face. Would not recomend and its not for everybody.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works! I have been using this for about a year now and I love it! It is very mild on the skin, but you feel clean and fresh after using it. It is also gentle enough to use on my face which is very sensitive to products.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Significantly reduces blemishes on my combo skin I have blemish-prone problem skin, and I've used this for years after a friend's recommendation. It's become part of a regiment that has helped send skin that has gone through several moderate phases of acne into remission. I've noticed an immediate difference (for the worse) whenever I've tried other brands, and it's safe to say I'm never going back! SKIN TYPE: oily/normal combination. I can't speak to whether it may irritate/chafe dry skin types.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my cup of tea I would like to start by specifying that I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin. After a good period of time with clear skin, I started breaking out recently and decided to give this bar a try after hearing a lot of great reviews about the effects of African Black Soap on acne. Using this bar of soap in combination with the toner almost completely CLEARED my body acne on my chest/back so I would recommend it for that. However, I've been using this bar with the matching toner/moisturizer on my face for a month now and my skin has not looked worse in years. My skin is so badly broken out that I have pimple in places I used to never get acne in. I don't know what is in the ingredients of this bar that sets it apart from "traditional" black soap but this simply did not work for me and I am hesitant in even trying legitimate black soap after this experience.
Date published: 2018-06-11
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Is purging normal when you first begin using this product? I have been using it once a day at bed time everyday for about a month, and the first week my skin looked better, but now I am breaking out like crazy. Shoud I stop using or start using less?

Asked by: Kt1234
Hi Kt1234, When using a clarifying soap, it will help remove toxins and dirt from deep into pores. This will raise those toxins for you to wash away. As those toxins rise to the top of the skin to be rinsed away, the user may see some irritation but this is normal. As they are washed away, and the pores are much cleaner, the user will not see those same reactions and see clearer, cleaner skin.
Answered by: SheaTeam N
Date published: 2018-10-05

Can i please ask what is the difference between this bar and the other bar? & also i have sensitive skin & break out easily and i have Uneven skin tone shades will this soap help even out my skin tone shades & help clear my face ? :D

Asked by: Miysh02
We offer this product in a 8 oz. or 3.5 oz. in select retailers, there is no difference in formulation. We recommend checking out our Coconut & Hibiscus line to help even skin-tone and our African Black Soap line to help balance the oils in your skin to prevent future breakouts!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-24

Does the new version of the black soap contain salicylic acid? The listed ingredients are different on this new packaging.

Asked by: Mena
No, this product does not contain salicylic acid.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-23

Use this soap along with the Problem Skin Facial Wash and feel like my face is breaking out more.Don't use the scrub much but the soap I try too to just cleanse dirt.I use oil cleanser before bed and now I use Face Milk Cleanser, which is better foracne?

Asked by: Uma99
Our African Black Soap line is great to help balance the oils in your skin and remove impurities, we recommend checking out our new African Black Soap & Bamboo Charcoal line to help with problem skin!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-17

Is there any fragrance in the part of ingredient labeled as "African Black Soap Base"? We need to avoid synthetic fragrances completely 

Asked by: Jess
Our products do not use synthetic fragrance, our products are scented with our proprietary essential oil blends. Regulations cause us to label this as Fragrance or Parfum on some labels, we hope this helps!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-15

Can this be used on ur face or is it meant just for body? Also does it contain charcoal to help with pores?

Asked by: AlyssaH
This product can also be used for your face, the charcoal in this product helps to absorb excess oils and balance the oils in your skin to prevent future breakouts.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-15

I been using this for 2 days and it dries my face out. My face already dry it just dries it out even more. Do I need to buy a moisturizer for my face not to be as dry ?

Asked by: Alexis
We recommend always using a moisturizer after cleansing your face to replenish moisture and keep skin moisturized all day long!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-14

Is this product safe for pregnant women?

Asked by: KKMN
We recommend consulting a physician regarding what ingredients to stay away from during pregnancy!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-08-10
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