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Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap

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.

Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap
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I like this soap. I am getting more of it. It works well on breakouts. Downside: turns my shower black, can scratch and break the skin, smells funny.

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LOVE!
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This stuff makes my oily skin so happy. I use it on my back & chest too. This soap is my miracle go-to. The smell is very neutral, which I appreciate. The texture is different, but you can feel it cleaning the skin. I will continue to buy this product. I hope they never get rid of it!!!

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Excellent
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Bought this for my son. He really appreciates having something that works! I plan to get him the facial cleanser next. I'm sure he'll like that too!

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Not a fan of the heavy residue.
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I had high hopes after reading the reviews, but I've found that the soap doesn't live up to the hype. I have combination skin with mild monthly breakouts. This soap leaves my face feeling tight, dry yet feels like it's coated in a heavy film. The smell is off-putting, which I wouldn't have minded if it had a positive impact on my face. My teen (dry skin) and 20 yr old (oily) didn't care for it either.

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Really drying and smoothing
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I really enjoyed this soap and loved the way it made my skin feel. I do not think is it for people with sensitive skin. It could be drying if you follow the directions

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black African soap

I have very sensitive skin so I use this soap. it's amazing and helps fight acne without the harsh chemicals. my face is smooth clean and I get a lot of compliments. the only thing you need is a good moisturizer, I use coconut oil but it's up to you on what you use. this line of products is amazing too.

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Great soap!
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I love the smell and how clean it makes me feel. The exfoliators in the soap are a little harsh on my skin. So I rub the bar of soap on my loofa and use that instead. My skin is really soft and I havnt gotten any body acne since I've started using it. I'll be buying it again.

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good soap
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this is a great exfoliating and cleansing soap, and can be used as a mask as well. I have sensitive / dry skin and used it on my face without issues. It would be nice if it was scented, but other than that, good product and I would purchase again.

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the best mask I've ever used.
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i use this for my face only. it minimized my pours and made me feel like my skin was more firm after just one use. now it's in my daily regimen and it cleanses without drying me out. love it!!!

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Pleasantly surprised
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I have tried so many different face washes and nothing works against my acne. After using this product for only 5 days my face looks so much better and my skin feels so soft! I was even able to convince my boyfriend to try it and he hasn't stopped using it!! I was skeptical at first of buying this product, but am pleasantly surprised!!!

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