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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 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.
This soap works great and makes my skin feel super soft. The only downside is that it smells a little funky.4
I really bought this based on the great reviews it received from other Birch girls. When purchasing bar soap a guideline I use is that If water is the first ingredient I don't buy. It has to be a good oil as number one. This qualified and after reading the reviews I had to try it. It has enough suds, I like that you can use it as a mask. I have sensitive skin and could not leave it on the whole 5 minutes because as others said it did start tingling. But when washed off there were no problems. Now while this does not smell bad in my opinion, it does not smell good either which is the only reason for a four. I want to smell terrific when exiting the shower and fresh not like this soap. I will use it once a week until gone and then reassess if I repurchase. It is a good deal price wise.4
This is a great product for problem skin. It definitely reduced my pores after two weeks and helped with oily skin. It does however leave your skin really dry if you use it everyday.4
Feels nice on skin. Takes a while to rinse completely. I use it twice a week and my face seems brighter.4
This african black soap was my missing link . My skin feels very clean and most of all smooth i had little bumps on my arms and greasey skin in areas . My fiance is starting to love this product too for his eczema.4
I loved using this bar. And I loved that it had organic ingredients. However it seemed that this bar didn't last very long. Every shower it would sink in size by almost half.4
While the bar can easily fall apart and has a strong smell, it does wonder for your skin. It might take some getting used to since this soap is definitely different from most BUT absolutely worth it!4
This is an awesome deal for such a promising product. It is totally natural! 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, not thoroughly impressed. I use it in the shower instead with a sea sponge. It does seem to get all the dull skin off and leaves me feeling really clean. My only advice is to be sure you have a good hydrating body lotion to use afterwards, as it has the tendency to be a little drying. Overall i really enjoy this product and will probably purchase it again in the future.4