Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap

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.

Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap
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I LOVE this SOAP! The lather was FABULOUS! Soft, creamy and it felt amazing! I am over 50, and I have had dry skin since as long as I can remember. The first time I used this soap, I could feel a difference in my skin. It was soft, smooth and not tight. I didn't mind the black color and have not noticed it in my shower as others have noted. I will definitely be purchasing again.

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Saved my skin
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I got this because I had some points to spare and wanted to bump up my order for free shipping. Now that I've used it, I'm so glad I tried this out! I've gone through a full bar, now working on my second, and am a firm believer in this soap.
I started suffering from pretty awful acne when I started puberty, and over a decade later it's not let up one bit. It's been a constant embarrassment and has brought down my self-confidence. Then I found this soap.
After years of medications, creams, washes, masks, exfoliants, and countless other remedies, this is the first thing that has actually made a real, lasting effect. After using this just once or twice, I started seeing a difference, and as I continued to use it, the results just kept improving.
While my skin isn't perfectly clear, I now rarely have to deal with more than a small pimple or two. Even if I don't use the soap for a while, my skin doesn't just bounce back to the war zone it was - it stays (mostly) clear and even.
If you've reached the end of your tether trying to clear up acne, I'd highly recommend you give this a shot.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is to not overuse it or scrub too harshly. Lather it on your hand and THEN apply it to your face. About two weeks into using it, I got overexcited and started applying it straight with the bar, sometimes twice a day, and after a few days of being way too harsh I ended up with a patch of skin on one cheek that was raw and looked lightly sunburnt. So don't do that. Use it ever other day, at most, and don't go overboard with the scrubbing.

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Awesome
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I received the face wash version as a sample and I used it consistently for a few days. It worked well! So i tried the bar version(since its cheaper) and it worked just as well. I wash my face in the morning and night. I apply the bar directly on my face, it has a slight grainy texture so if youre really sensitive apply on your hands first. I let the soap sit for a few minutes so it can absorb all the gunk. After a few tries I could definitely see an improvement in my acne. I just wish I had known about this soap earlier T-T. If you need a long lasting (bc its a bar soap), organic and effective wash buy this soap!!!

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Best soap ever!
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I have to admit I didn't think this was going to work for my acne because I have tried nearly everything for it but it has worked wonders in a matter of days. I lie not my skin is so sensitive to even organic things but this helped my face and body tremendously. I loved it, having been the first time buyer of this brand and product I was skeptic but it has made a number one fan of me. It didn't dry my skin out and didn't make anything worse. I recommend this to people with skin like mines.

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LOVE
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I LOVE this soap. I have oily skin and frequent breakouts and this soap works wonders

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love it!!!!
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this soap is fantastic, but don't rub directly on the skin it's a bit abrasive. it made my skin feel very soft and have had no skin irritation.

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it really works
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this soap immediately removes the dirt from your pores my daughter previously was using proactive but this works better and it rubs on really smooth

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Game Changer
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This soap is fabulous for acne-prone skin. Full disclosure, I've also used it on my back and chest to prevent body acne, and it works just as well. And you can't beat the price for the quality! My only cons with this soap are that it creates a real mess in the tub (because of the black color) and that it's a bar soap. That might not be a downside for some; I'm just not a huge fan of bar soap. Even so, I used the entire bar and will repurchase!

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Best soap EVER!
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I bought this because it sounded interesting and I needed a few more dollars in my cart in order to get free samples. Best decision! I haven't used bar soap since I was a kid, you know before body washes and liquid soap became the thing. Don't be put off by the brown color it produces when you start lathering up. Anyways, it's incredible! I just started using it about a week ago, I have already noticed a change in my skin. It looks healthier and my skin tone seems to be improving. It makes my face feel very clean. I am absolutely glowing!

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Simply amazing
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I have loved this soap. I cutted in 4 so it would be easier to handle. It has done wonders for my combination skin.

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