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Shea Terra Organics

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Here’s a quick lesson in skincare history: In West Africa, traditional black soap is made by mixing the ash and barks of local plants with healing oils. Rich in vitamins A and E, it’s become prized by women around the world for its abilities to battle blemishes and the signs of skin aging. This rich cleansing and exfoliating bar from Shea Terra Organics is the real deal. Made with USDA-certified organic ingredients, it retains all the medicinal benefits of the original African soap.

How it Works

Black plant ash is combined with soothing organic coconut oil and shea butter before it’s cured into bar soap, forming a nourishing cleanser and natural scrub. A natural alternative to microdermabrasion, these ingredients can help heal face, back, and shoulder acne.

How to Use

For body, lather and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing for best results. For face, lather bar in hand, then gently massage into face. Leave on mask for about five minutes. Rinse.

USDA certified organic, virgin coconut cream oil, African black soap (cocoa pod ash, plaintain peel ash, palm kernel oil, camwood), 24% USDA certified organic shea butter, certified organic, extra virgin olive oil, spring water, sodium hydroxide

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Shea Terra Organics African Blaack Soap
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Pros: This soap lasts forever.....
Cons: I've been using it for about a week now and find no evidence of improvement skin acne.

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Amazing product
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This product is one of my favorites. This bar is used by myself and my other half daily. It's the cleanser that really takes care of our sensitive skin. My skin feels refreshed and ultra clean and toned after use. Thanks to birchbox I'm a huge fan of this brand

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Not for me
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I purchased this soap after reading the great reviews. I have never had an issue with reoccurring acne, but I used this for two weeks (three months ago) and I cannot get rid of the acne that developed while using it. It's not my normal pimples I have gotten my whole life either.. They're deeper and my pores seem to be inflamed still. I have combination oily/dry skin and I think this was the worst thing for it.

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Amazing
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I had never heard of this and was looking around the site and stumbled upon it. I have only used 2x but I already love it. And what a great cost!

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Lightened my scars!!
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My sister told me about this soap. She calls it "the dirt". When I told her I could tell her back was clearing up, she told me "it was the dirt" lol.
So I decided to try it out, and I love it! I had scars all over my shins from the years of shaving and razor burns and it has definitely started to lighten my scars. And it has cleared the acne on my back! LOVING IT. Best part about it, it is completely natural :) buy it girls!

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It's ok....
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I like the rose hip liquid soap and thought this would be simpler but I didn't care for it. It was much harsher on my skin then the liquid and the bar became very very soft in the shower. I did use my hands to create a foam and then applied to my face but it was much more drying. I will not repurchase this.

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Loved it!
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Lots of vitamins for your skin and helps fight blemishes.
Natural and organic - can't beat that!! :) First time trying this kind of soap and I'm hooked!

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wow- this is great
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I am in my mid-thirties and have been trying to find a solution to my adult acne for years. This product has been great. I have been using it in the morning for about two weeks now and love the results. This has totally eliminated my cystic acne and has prevented new blemishes from surfacing. I started using this the same time as Nuxe dry oil and both have worked flawlessly together. This soap balances my skin in the morning and the oil provides just the right level of moisture, even in the Georgia heat and humidity. I have been able to go without makeup for several days and love it! My skin looks and feels amazing.

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It's just ok
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I was expecting perfection (my fault!) when I purchased this soap. It does clean, but my face actually broke out after I started using it. Not something I would buy again, but glad I tried it.

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Very Nice
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Leaves my skin clean, taut (without feeling dry), and clear. Cheap, fragrance free, and feels nice. It is abrasive if you rub the actual bar against your skin, but I use it on my face so I wouldn't do that anyway. I like to suds it up and use my clarisonic w/ it.

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