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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.
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.2
I thought I would try out this African black soap after having really good luck with other brands in the past but my skin did not react well to this at all. So many breakouts after using this product. Would not recommend to anyone looking for a solution to troubled skin.2
didn't get rid of my acne or prevent it and smelled bad. left my skin very dry without getting rid of my acne2
Product description is what encouraged me to purchase this product. It does have a good exfoliating ingredients,
I just did not like the black marks it left on my tub and shower and couldn't get passed the idea of washing with a soap that goes on a rinses of black, kind of felt like washing with mud bar soap.
I bought this as a more economic alternative to the liquid version that I love so much. This bar has ingredients in it that the liquid does not have. Ingredients that made me break out big time. Plus, this bar is extremely drying. I would not recommend this for face, even for oily skin.2
I bought this b/c I'm trying to use more organic products but this was not for me. It was too rough and my skin was red w/ tiny little scrapes.2
It's way too harsh for my face. It wasn't too bad for my body, but it smells like cigarette butts (literally). It's also really messy. There are much better soaps for less money that are just as beneficial for the skin. It was very interesting to try, though.2
This cleansing bar does its job on a basic level. It does clean your skin, but I found it slightly abrasive and it flared up my sensitive skin... I do not hold that against the bar totally as my skin is sensitive and it may just not have reacted very well with the exfoliating properties of the bar...
On the other hand, this bar is a pain because it stains. I stains any bit of the bath that it touches and left streaks of brown everywhere. I did not expect that nor did I like it. I wont be buying this one again.
I bought this to use as a face wash and I wasn't thrilled with its results. It makes a mess in the shower and to be honest it smells weird. It wasn't the right product for me.2
I have this product in the dispenser as well as the bar. It works wonders as a liquid. However, when I bought this I kind of expected to be able to use it on my body. Upon reading the explicit directions on the label I found out that it is a less expensive version of the face product I already have. I wish that in the Birchbox description it had been more clearly outlined as a facial cleanser instead of a bar soap. On my face I don't feel as it if was as effective as the liquid version.2