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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'd read a lot of raves about African soap, so naturally I HAD to try it. Unfortunately, it left my skin a bit oily and I had a minor break-out. I still gave it 3 stars because I can use it to exfoliate my legs, so not a total loss.3
I use another brand of african black soap for body wash and I love that. So far I am not to crazy about this face wash. It leaves my face feeling to squeaky and almost as if there is a film left behind. I think it may be better in the non summer months. I will continue to use it, though I don't think I would buy it again.3
This soap really works well on combo, sensitive skin in the Summer. Use this along with a rotating brush and you will see clearer pores. Also, it tones without drying.3
It doesn't dry out my skin, and I do feel that it helps with the oily/combination skin. I like that it's not scented (I have sensitive skin). But It did nothing for my acne..3
am obsessed with this product! I recommend it to everyone who will listen. The bar gets a better lather than the pump but the whole product line is great3
I typically have dry skin around my cheeks and I'm prone to breakouts on my chin and forehead. I started using this soap hoping it would diminish my number of breakouts. I gave it a good few weeks but didn't see any change. Be careful when applying straight to your face because there are rough particles in the soap that can hurt you. Also, this stuff didn't stink to me but at the same time it didn't smell wonderful. I wouldn't recommend.3
I got this product because I was intrigued by all the reviews on how good it was for the skin, etc. I agree the smell is not the best, but it reminds me of a campfire, etc. So it's at least tolerable, and for me the smells gone once I toweled off. The downside for me is how rough the soup is. I like exfoliates, but its hard to even lather up with your hands because of the texture. I'm still going to try it out and see how it goes. So far I'm not unhappy with it, but I'm still on the fence as to whether its helping my skin or not.3
I had never tried African black soap before and was excited to try it. My roommate gets the type from the local store and hates that it stains her washcloths. I did not have that problem with this product. It seemed to work pretty well. I would've prepared a better scent but it was fun to try regardless.4
I was hesitant about this soap but heard wonderful things about it so gave it a try. It leaves your face feeling very clean but not dry.4
I've been using this product for a few weeks and it's not terrible. When washing with it my skin feels soft, but after rinsing my skin feels super dry. I moisturize with cocoa butter to help.
I do, however, think it helps with my skin's appearance even though it is super drying. I will keep using it to really determine if it's worth the price.