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Treat your body as well as your face with Shea Terra Organics Whipped Shea Butter Body Crème.

Shea Terra Organics

Birchbox Breakdown

This all-natural face wash and mask combines real African black soap— prized by women around the world for its abilities to battle blemishes and the signs of skin aging—with rejuvenating rose hips oil to leave your face clean and refreshed. Plus, its 100% natural, fragrance-free formula makes it gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

How it Works

Authentic African black soap—made from the ashes of plantain and cocoa pods—digs into pores for a deep clean, while South African rose hips oil regenerates cells. Add skin-smoothing licorice root, antioxidant-rich organic rooibos tea, and skin-firming kigellia Africana, and you've got a powerhouse product that gets rid of dead skin, evens skin tone, and fights acne.

How to Use

Pump out a dime-sized amount of liquid onto fingers and apply to face. Allow product to sit for five minutes, then rinse with water. Reapply, and gently lather into skin. Rinse again, this time using the palms of your hands to work away dead skin. Gently pat face with towel to dry.

Deionized water, Yoruban black soap (cocoa pod ash, plaintain peel ash, palm kernels, camwood bark), certified organic shea butter, certified organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide (electrocuted salts- what makes oil into soap), certified organic rose hips oil, rose hips fruit, aloe ferox, rooibos tea, kigellia africana, certified organic marshmallow root, licorice root.

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Excellent Cleanser!
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Shea Terra stands for its name on this black soap. I used this a couple of times and I absolutely love it! It makes my skin feel soft and clean. And not only I feel clean my face looks also clear. I absolutely recommend this product!

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works!
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I really did enjoy this product it did help my skin which was sensitive and prone to breakouts. Just the smell is something to get use to but totally worth the results!

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Good cleanser, weird smell
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I like the results of the cleanser and appreciate that it's fragrance free, but I just can't get used to the smell.

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Best face soap/mask combo!!
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I got a sample of this in my Birchbox and fell in love with it! It's a face soap and face mask in one!! All you do is put a little of the African black soap on your face and let it sit for a few minutes (yes, it is mud colored), wash off with a wash cloth and you have the most amazing glowing, soft skin! I recommend this for any skin type. It is my absolute favorite!!

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Exceptional Product
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This is a very unique cleanser, and it works very very well in terms of cleansing and exfoliating. You DO need to leave it on for 5 minutes. It has an unusual but tolerable smell. The color and texture are not what you would expect for a beauty product, but necessary due to the ingredient in this product that makes it work so well.

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Wanted to like it but couldn't
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It smelled nice and I really wanted to like this soap but it burned my eyes and made my skin tingly (and not in a good way). I tend not to have terribly sensitive skin so I was really surprised by my reaction to this soap.

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New face forward
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I have such a hard time finding cleanser for my combination skin. This product is so gentle and the scent is amazing. My face feels so refreshed when I rinse my face. I am very grateful I choose such an effective, wonderful product.

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Good for blackheads
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I tend to have a problem with blackheads on my nose and chin. The first time I used this product I saw a noticible difference in the appearence of the blackheads. I really love the pore cleaning quality of this product and would definately recommend.

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Unexpectedly great.
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I didn't think much of this when I saw it in the birchbox but I threw it in my bag for a girls' week at the beach in May. Figured it's good to have a detox product if you break out easily and have to reapply sunscreen on your face all day.

I put it on while I was getting ready for a shower one evening before we went to dinner and it applied smoothly. I didn't feel anything immediately, but I looked like I was using chocolate syrup as a beauty treatment. I thought maybe I didn't use enough and applied more. A few minutes later, it must have activated or something and suddenly, there was this nice, warming feeling spreading across my face; I swear I could feel it working.
I let it work for a few minutes and rinsed it off in the shower, and when I got out and dried off, my skin was soft and smooth and pink/rosy in a really healthy-looking way. Love this stuff. Ordered a big one.
Now I use it once a week on a Saturday when I have a few minutes to let ti work before I get in the shower.
Love it.

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LOVE!
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I have used this for a week now and LOVE it! I wish I had tried it sooner! I love how it makes my skin feel!

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