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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.
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 loved this product for my body, but it made my face break out more. It doesn't smell very lovely, but it works all over the rest of my body!4
the smell is not overpowering and it leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. It kind of makes a mess but overall, its a GO!4
This soap works great for making pores smaller for my fiance. He's really seen an improvement on his nose. The only thing I would complain about if I had to complain about something would be some of the bigger chunks slightly hurt when rubbing my hands together but if you get it wet enough it's not bad.4
I bought this soap to help fight my acne prone dry skin. Most acne soaps cause my skin to dry even more, not so with this soap. It keeps my skin soft and works great. Its a big bar so as other reviews suggested I cut the bar up. More soap! The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because its black, its a bit messy.4
I use this for the occasional gym-induced acne outbreak, and it really works well without totally drying out my skin. I will say I wouldn't use it on your face (or if you do rub it into your hands and then your face), the exfolient is very strong and it would likely scratch you, but it is so perfect for any body blemishes. Make sure you rinse out the shower well or you'll have some questionable brown stains all over your shower! I like that the bar also doesn't shrink just from being in the shower, my bar has lasted several months. I love that it's all natural and organic too!4
I've only used it a few times, but I like this soap. It's not super-drying and I like that this soap can also be used as a mask. My skin feels clean and it takes of my makeup easily (even mascara).
It's a good-sized bar, and the idea to break it into smaller pieces is an excellent one.