African Black Soap Bar Soap

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African Black Soap Bar Soap is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 104.
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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, Fragrance (Essential Blend Oil Blend), Glycerin (Vegetable), Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides.

*Certified Organic Ingredient. ♥Fair Trade Ingredient.

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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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I've been using this for years but it does not.. My skin has never been a struggle for me, until I got into 8th grade. I battled with extreme breakouts for about month, until my mother reccomend I use the Shea Moisture African Black Soap. It worked wonders in a matter of a week. The size of my pimples minimized a large amount and my skin felt squeaky clean. Ever since I've been using for about 3 years. Now I'm in high school, and I began to have problems with my skin, which is worse. The African black soap has not come to my rescue this time. I'm not sure if they are lazy with how they make the soap now or if my skin is tired of the soap, but I wouldn't think so since it has always worked so well. Now I see what people mean by shea moisture not being the same
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Burned skin This soap is the cheap version of the real African black soap. After using the soap, my skin was more dry than It ever should be i started peeing and getting red bumps all over my forehead than later on that day i realize the soap had burned my skin on my forehead causing it to scar and taking over a month to recover. This was over a year ago and I️m still struggling with my forehead too this day. Very upset with this product not washing ur face does u better than washing it with this
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT I haven’t used on my face yet, but for the past month & 1/2 i’ve been using as a body wash. it hasn’t gotten rid of my acne scars, but it’s done a GREAT job of clearing my body acne. I used to have so many pimples on my back, and no i only have like 2! THANK YOU
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love shea moisture soap I absolutely love this product it keeps my skin soft , smooth and clean n its fragrance in the bath is refreshing also took away my rash doesn't burn at all and not bad at all
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BURNS Shea moisture’s African black soup burn and irritated the skin. Especially if you have dry and acne prone skin. I bought it because I thought it would work like natural African black soup but it just left me with scars. Please use your money to buy actual African black soup.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not for me This product was harsh on my skin, causing redness and it burnt my skin.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me! I bought this soap from Meijer. After trying many soaps at various stores, I found this to be most effective at reducing acne on my face and body without over drying my skin. My skin still gets a little dry and I will never be able to not use lotion because I suffer from eczema, but this soap has been the least irritating to my skin than anything I've tried so far. Especially on my face. And over tried a lot soaps. Other acne soaps have left my face red, painful, dry, flakey and made the acne worse. It worked so good that my husband decided to switch from using proactive to using this soap. I can't use proactive because it literally burned my skin. So happy we found this soap. I'm actually shocked at some of the bad reviews on here, but I guess everyone has different skin that reacts differently to various products. I guess it's a struggle to find the right one for each skin type. This one works for me and my husband. I even recommend it to my friends.
Date published: 2018-03-12
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Is the soap gluten free? Oats are naturally, but it can be tricky with cross contamination. I have an allergy, so I want to check before I decide whether or not to purchase.

Asked by: acm6
Hi acm6, Our oats are not gluten free. When checking ingredients, keep an eye out for these gluten ingredients: wheat, oats, barley, spelt and rye.
Answered by: SheaTeam N
Date published: 2018-06-06

Has this soap been reformulated? Bought 2 - Severely Dry Skin, Troubled Skin.The package description and ingredients are different. It now has EDTA, Pentasodium Pentetate among other things. Disappointing.

Asked by: NNNN
Thank you. No matter what good quality ingredients are used, some questionable ingredients are enough to make a good product terrible. If you look up the new additives, they have many undesirable effects. This is not for me anymore. A lot of new reviews everywhere complain about drier skin. Something to keep in mind. 
Answered by: NNNNN
Date published: 2018-06-01

What happens if you get soap in eyes by accident. Eyes are burning 

Asked by: Chris27
We recommend washing this product out of your eyes and consulting a physician if this irritation continues.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-24

Do you ship to Zambia?

Asked by: Pearl
At this time we do not ship internationally. We recommend checking Vitamin Shoppe at as they are able to ship to Zambia.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-10

Can this soap help for really bad keratosis pilarisis 

Asked by: Ashley
This product can help by cleansing & hydrating skin for this condition. For severe cases we recommend consulting a physician for additional support.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-09

The the acne prone feautured in the photo a different formula than the severely dry? i have ordered acne prone online from both Walmart and Target but recieved severely dry both times.

Asked by: IreneW
These products are the same product, we have updated the packaging to emphasize that this product can be for those with problem skin or very dry skin as it helps balance the oils in your skin. Our retailers will be selling this updated product going forward.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-09

Are the oats used in this product gluten-free? Target doesn't like it under their gluten-free products but I thought it would be best to check with the actual creators to be sure

Asked by: claire
The oats used in our products are not gluten-free, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We recommend checking all ingredient lists for gluten-containing ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions or irritations.
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-08

I just purchased this product from a store, but I wasn't aware of the full line. As this is under the body section and there is a smaller facial soap bar that can also be used for body, is there a difference? Can I use this on my face?

Asked by: Christine
This product can also be used to cleanse your face, our Facial Cleansing Bar is made smaller for more convenience while cleansing facial skin but there is no difference between the two!
Answered by: SheaTeam
Date published: 2018-05-07
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