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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.
The soap definitely feels like it gets your skin clean without drying it out badly. My only issue is that it doesn't seem to lather up very much. I bought the soap in hopes that it would help with my acne. Unfortunately, I've since determined that my acne is probably due to a hormonal imbalance so I don't really think this soap could help that. However, I think this is a nice gentle soap that I can use while I work on my acne through other avenues.3
It was so rough to the skin. I am older in age, my skin is sensitive. It felt like I was going to get cut every time I used it. It also broke my skin out. It rinse well off the skin. However it is not worth it for me.3
I received this soap as a gift, i was very excited to use it since it was recommended for acne. I used the soap as soon as I received it n was happy with the way my skin felt. After a couple of days my skin got very dry and after several weeks it did not improve my acne. I am still using the soap but not as a mask first and I don't even notice a smell as stated in previous reviews.3
I just ordered this product and have used it twice. Jury is still out on whether it helps with adult acne.
I was afraid the color of the soap would make it messy but the lather has hardly any color at all. I have tried it as a mask, it does seem to get all the dull skin off and leaves me feeling really clean.
Pros: This soap lasts forever.....
Cons: I've been using it for about a week now and find no evidence of improvement skin acne.
Lots of vitamins for your skin and helps fight blemishes.
Natural and organic - can't beat that!! :) First time trying this kind of soap and I'm hooked!
I was expecting perfection (my fault!) when I purchased this soap. It does clean, but my face actually broke out after I started using it. Not something I would buy again, but glad I tried it.3
It's pretty drying. I have to wear a moisturizing toner and a moisturizer after washing my face with it. For a while it kept my combination-oily skin that's prone to breakouts pretty clear, but lately I've been breaking out again. I'm starting to alternate between a few face washes, two of which are creamy, nondrying washes, so maybe that will balance it out. My skin is pretty sensitive, and I can't use this every day anymore. The bar lasts a while, though. I bought it about 5 months ago and I'm about halfway through the bar, so that's a plus.3
My face felt fabulous after trying this soap. The biggest and only complaint that i have is that when i left the bar of soap in my shower it bled and made my shower look iffy.3
I was looking forward to trying this, due to the price and high ratings. It was fine, but I started breaking out after a few days. I think my skin is just too sensitive for a soap, so I will stick with my old routine of kiehls products.3