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Shea Terra Organics

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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.

How it Works

Black plant ash is combined with soothing organic coconut oil and shea butter before it’s cured into bar soap, forming a nourishing cleanser and natural scrub. A natural alternative to microdermabrasion, these ingredients can help heal face, back, and shoulder acne.

How to Use

For body, lather and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing for best results. For face, lather bar in hand, then gently massage into face. Leave on mask for about five minutes. Rinse.

USDA certified organic, virgin coconut cream oil, African black soap (cocoa pod ash, plaintain peel ash, palm kernel oil, camwood), 24% USDA certified organic shea butter, certified organic, extra virgin olive oil, spring water, sodium hydroxide

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Close but no cigar

This may be a soap made in the style of African Black Soap, and it might be a really nice soap. But it's NOT genuine African Black Soap. I've been handling imported African Black Soap for friends who need it for years and I've never seen it come in actually black-colored. Many users in reviews mention that it's gritty or scrubby, another detail that's not usual. The scent of shea butter is unusual for many US users but it's an easily acquired taste for most people, so that part is likely in the style of the soap being copied here. If you like the soap itself, wonderful! But don't think it's the "real deal" as claimed, because it's not.

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OH EM GEE
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I was looking for a more natural facial cleanser since my store bought brands didn't seem to be doing to trick lately. After reading all the positive reviews I figured I'd give if a try for its measly $8. HOLY MOLEY I'm never going back to other cleansers! It makes my face feel SO soft and clean. It feels like it exfoliates without the harshness of actual exfoliating beads like other cleansers. My face also feels tighter after, and not in the it feels dry sort of way. I actually haven't even had to use facial lotion since starting to use this. LOVE it, will continue to purchase.

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the best
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This is the best soap. My husband loves it. really helps to clear up skin, definitely need a moisturizer afterwards but worth it.

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Great sticking stuffer
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Got this as a stocking stuffer for my cousin for Christmas. She really loved it, and I have only heard good things since. I personally like the CO Bigelow soaps more, but this went over well with my very hard to please, 21 year old cousin!

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Loving it
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I just started using the soap and it is working wonders. My skin feels soft and nourished. The smell isn't that great but for my skin anything. The nice part is the smell doesn't linger.

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Great soap!
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Smells awesome, super exfoliating & my skin feels tighter after use. I love that i can use this on my face & body both with amazing results. After a few weeks of use, i am suprised at how long it lasts & that every time i use it i still love it just as much as the first time.

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I really like it!
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I really, really enjoy this soap. I use it just as the directions suggest and leave it on my face for 5 minutes as a mask. I use it in the evenings before bed and my face feels smooth, fresh, and clean. I haven't had any major breakouts since using this product and my skin tone seems to be more even. I also enjoy the scent and think it's a great value for the large bar that you get.

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I love this soap
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My face immediately felt refreshed. I have only been using the soap for about 4 days now and I can already see the difference in the size of my pores.

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Love it
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I was a little skeptical when I first purchased this product. It seems to be the trend right now, but I figured why not? I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It does as advertised and has improved my skin a lot. It is messy but I would highly recommend.

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Great gift
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I bought a bunch of soaps and lotions for my grandma for Christmas. I was tempted to keep them all after how good they each smelled. She told me this one was her favorite out of them all, saying all good things. The smell, feel, effects, and smell. Happy grandma= happy me!

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