African Black Soap Bar Soap

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African Black Soap Bar Soap is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 65.
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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 Absolutely LOVE IT I Absolutely Love This Soap , It's Great For My Skin & Face , Smells Good & Natural . 5 Stars From Me !
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth I Had A Bad Experience with Black Soap when I was A Teen but I been using this for the last couples of days My skin is smooth clear I use Clinique and all these Acne Washes I'm Just Crossing My Fingers I Hope I Found something I Can stick too And Also I'm Glad Shea Moisture doesn't test on Animals
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Black Soap This soap is absolutely Awesome! I Love this product.I use it on my face only.The one thing i dont care for is the fact that it turns my washcloth black but it washes away.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This soap lasts forever and works so well! I have always had oily, pimply skin. I have been using this product for a few months now, and I rarely have blemishes anymore! And trust me, my stress level has only increased, so this bar does its job. It doesn't leave my skin feeling super dry and tight either, which is awesome. One of the best parts about it is I have had the same bar for literally half a year now, and I still have plenty left. I wash my face every morning, and use a lot of lather. My husband uses it sometimes too. I bought a 4-pack thinking I'd run out soon... nope. I probably have enough soap for years to come between the five bars! I took one star off (I'd only remove half a star if possible) because of the chunks in the bar. You definitely can't rub this right on your face due to that, or you might scratch yourself. They aren't too big of a deal, because you can just pick the chunks out, or lather up the bar in your hands (which is what I do). I will use this for the rest of my life if I can!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does what it claims I have normal skin but I have been living in a air polluted area for the past four years and my skin was not doing too good. I never had an exceedingly great amount of acne but my skin was dry and two toned. This is my second week using this soap and my skin tone has evened out and glows, my eczema on my hands have cleared and my dark marks are starting to disappear. Definitely buying another bar!
Date published: 2017-05-22
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
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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: 2017-06-17

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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