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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.
This bar of soap has changed my life!!! I suffer from eczema on my neck really bad. It's itchy, red, dry, and so painful! Luckily I could cover it up in winter with a scarf. But now after using this soap it has kept it under control! I also use it on my face and it has cleared up some acne. I absolutely love this soap!!!!!!5
I'm so tired of using harsh chemical products for my breakouts. This is a wonderful alternative that really works! Make sure to keep the bar in a soap dish so it doesn't erode in the shower.5
I noticed a difference in my skin almost immediately after using this soap. My face has never felt so clean!! I have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember and recommend this to anyone and everyone!! You will not be disappointed!5
What struck me about this product was that the ingredients seemed to be pretty unique. Plus when you think of soap, you don't picture it as being a solid black (or rather dark brown). I use it a couple times a week (I've made my bar last ten-ish months like this) on my face, shoulders, back and even butt. I always get compliments on my skin it seems (and this is one of the only cleansers I use). I like how fresh my skin feels after a wash. I recently introduced my boyfriend to it when he left his face wash at home. He really liked it! Unbeknownst to him, I purchased one for him today.
A couple of tips:
Definitely use the bar to lather up your hands and not directly on your face because it IS abrasive.
Get a soap dish because when the lather dries or slides of the bar it leaves a dark scum (not necessarily the best word). It's not dirty, but someone else may not be aware of what it is.
I found this bar incredibly difficult to use in the bath. It's rough texture makes it unusable without a cloth, but stains the cloth without forgiveness. Not sure I'll be able to get the black tint out, even with bleach. It's also a mess, covers the side of the tub with a black film, and does provide the layer of coating needed to let it act as a mask before rinsing.2
i also read the reviews and cut the bar of soap
my face feels awesome after using it and it seems to be keeping it nice and clear (despite all the product i put on it...), evens skin tone/discoloration too.
however, it does not seem to be working for me in regards to back acne and blackheads on my nose...
regardless, i love the feeling after i wash it off my face so, fie stars :)
The first few times I used the soap my face got inflamed but I continued to use the soap and I am glad I did. The soap has an excellent way of removing dirt and letting your face shine.
I cut the soap u to 6 pieces based on other revives to make it last longer.
I actually really love this bar. I broke into smaller pieces like some of the other reviewers suggested and I think it will last me awhile. The smell does take some getting used to but it doesn't even bother me anymore. I have been using it for a month now and have really noticed a difference in my skin. My pores seem clearer and smaller, my face is softer and I also use it on my back which has always been a problem area for me. It is a little messy but I just use in the shower and it's no problem at all. Great product and love the price!!5
This is the best thing I've used! I have acne & it is a miracle worker & will be a part of routine from now on!5
I love everything about this soap, from its minimal (and recyclable) packaging to it's feel and lather to the clarity it gives my skin. I am giving bars of this to friends, it's that good. I will be trying the dry-powder version of this soap too, and the company's bar shampoo.5