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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——made from the ashes of plaintain and cocoa pods and prized by women around the world for its abilities to battle blemishes and the signs of skin aging——with rejuvenating South African rose hips oil to leave your face clean and refreshed. The formula is 100 percent natural, fragrance free, and gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

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.

Spring Water, Yoruban Black Soap (cocoa Pod Ash, Plaintain Peel Ash, Palm Kernels, Camwood Bark), Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide (electrocuted Salts- What Makes Oil Into Soap), Certified Organic Rose Hips Oil, Kalahari Mineral Salts

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the absolute best
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no product has ever cleaned my pores as deeply as this cleanser. It works wonders. I only use it a few times a week (not 2x a day as recommended) and it still does better than any peel or exfoliant or cleanser or mask. I found this product through the website Beauty Sage, where they had a lot of great reviews. Try it!

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Nervous to Try But Loved It
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I usually have somewhat sensitive skin so the description on the back of the label about "feeling it tingle" made me a little uneasy when this first arrived in my birchbox. But having tried it a few times now I'm a big fan! The extra cleanse it gives my skin at the end of the week makes me feel refreshed and glowing for the next day!

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Lovely

I'm not one to use many products to actually cleanse my face but this one was great. Once I got past the color I could really feel how amazingly refreshing it was with out leaving any dry feeling.

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Great but STRONG
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This product is great. It will make you feel clean and help clear your skin; however, I can only use this very sparingly as I have very sensitive skin and this soap is seriously strong. I would recommend with caution.

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Cleared My Face
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I have been using this soap on and off since the beginning of July when I first ordered it. I noticed that when I wasn't using it daily my face would become more clogged and I would have more blackheads.

This soap really does unclog your pores. I found it a bit tedious to use at first because you do have to let it sit for 5-10 minutes before you wash it off, but that no longer bothers me at all. I am more than willing to let this sit on my face while I do something else if it means that my skin looks clear!

The scent is definitely not the most pleasant, but I am able to get past it. It does not last on the skin once the product has been washed off.

I highly recommend trying this for problematic, acne skin. In addition to being acne prone, my skin is also very sensitive and sometimes dry. This soap has not irritated my skin at all. I make sure to use a good moisturizer to avoid my skin drying out. I am so, so pleased with this product!

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Great cleansing soap but has room for improvement
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It cleanses well but the smell could be intolerable to some. It leaves skin smooth without impurities but I'm not a big fan of leaving it all on my prior to washing.

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LOVE
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I have crazy acne prone skin, and this has helped so so much. My skin feels super smooth and the acne hasn't been coming up as often. I rarely get breakouts now since using this. Absolutely amazing!

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The scent bothered me a lot

I just had a very strong aversion to the scent. I know it says it is fragrance free, but actually it has a very strong intrinsic scent of the charcoal. I could not leave this product on for the full 10 minutes it suggests because the scent bothered me so much. I also could not tell that it worked better than the other cleansers that I use (although maybe because I had to take it off a couple minutes early).

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Amazing!
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I've been using this stuff for a couple weeks and I'm in love! My pores have never been cleaner. Pretty sure they're shrinking too. My skin looks awesome. It's a bit of a process, since you are supposed to leave it on for 5-10 minutes. But I don't mind. The results are totally worth it.

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Soap and mask all in one!
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This facial cleanser is pretty cool in that it acts like a face wash and a mask all in one. It is a little weird, the first time you use it, to see your face look muddy from the soap, but it works I promise! It has you leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes, and in this amount of time you can feel the soap really working into your skin to clean out your pores. I usually let it sit for 10 minutes to allow for a longer cleaning period. My only issue with this face soap is that every time I go to wash it off it leaves my skin with red blotches all over the place from scrubbing the soap off. I usually only use it at night for that reason. It will also cause your wash clothes to look dirty, but the brown coloring comes out in the wash. I would say its worth a shot, but just be aware of the redness!

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