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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
great stuff, first time trying it after all the reviews, and so far its working well, love how it exfoliates as well.4
It works so well and it makes my skin so soft! I use it on my whole body. The only thing is, it makes my skin a little dry and you have to be REAL careful when using the bar on bare skin, it's given me a few decent scratches, so put it on your hands first then apply it to your body. Or put it on a wash cloth and rub it together before applying it to your skin. The scratches really hurt... Lol.
Also, I have eczema on the back of my arms and my thighs, and I've only used it for a few days and it's already cleared some of it up! And m
Overall, it has more pros then cons!
I was hesitant to buy this because it is, well, black soap... I was having visions of it staining my shower grout. But, it surprisingly works rather well! The smell was a bit of a turn-off right out of the box (ashy, but not like the reminiscent campfire). But the scent doesn't linger much, and is totally bearable when lathered up. The suds had kind of a brown tinge at the base of my loofa, but was white for the most part. And my skin does feel a bit firmer after use.4