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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.
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
I purchased this to share with my husband. He's tried other African Black soaps in the past and enjoyed them, so I thought I'd give this brand a go. It must be "more authentic" than ones we've used in the past, because it has quite a muddy quality in comparison! It's soft and gooey when wet, with a very mellow scent. My skin feels balanced after using it. Only downside is it does leave quite a bit of staining on the tub and washcloth when done. I don't love scrubbing my tub after every shower, so I'll have to knock a star off.4
I purchased this product because I have minor problems with acne on my back and shoulders. I have now used this product 3 times in the shower and let it sit as a "mask" as recommended. I have seen some improvement in the clarity of my skin in the indicated problem areas. I expect that this product will continue to improve my skin for long-term results. I like the texture of the product. The smell of the soap is slightly more masculine than what I would usually prefer, but it does not leave any lingering smell so I don't have a problem continuing to use it.4
Love this! I use it as a face mask every other day. I noticed an improvement in the first week. I will definitely buy this again. This has become a permanent part of my face cleansing routine.4
But it is messy to keep in the shower, and having to keep it on your skin for a few minutes is a little hard to do especially when I am in a hurry in the morning.4
I purchased this impulsively with my saved up points ...what drew me to this product was the promise of healing broken out skin. I took the advice from others and the product box, I didn't apply directly to my skin. I lathered up the soap bar in my hands and used the soap as a mask (Also, a little bit goes a long way on my skin) ...within three days I saw a drastic improvement to the breakouts on my face. I had been broken out from a medication that I take and nothing seemed to calm it down. I ordered this soap and some tea tree oil just in case. I have not had to use the oil -- only this African Black Soap! I love it and will definitely consider purchasing it again if need be.4
Just received soap couple of day ago, so I was excited about the raving reviews.The first time I lather my skin, it felt clean and refreshed. I used this on my face as well, but I made sure I read on the box where it says to use your hands and not put the soap on your face.
It left my face super clean and tight, but I would recommend using a moisturizer since this product removes all oils from your face. No negative feedback, but the soap can be a little mess when using it. You might want to spray shower out or it will leave brown color. I like the soap and plan on purchasing again after I use this one.
I purchased this product because my skin was irritated by the soaps I have been buying recently. Since using this product my skin has had fewer problems and is feeling softer! I would purchase this again.4
I bought this for my teenage son. He has problems with blemishes and blackheads and we've tried so many other products. He's been using this for the last week or so and I've seen an improvement in his skin. He has fewer blemishes and the overall feel to his skin is better. He said he feels the need to moisturize after using the bar, and he's not thrilled about the scent, but he's pleased with the results.4