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Shea Terra Organics Authentic African Black Soap

4.5 oz

Availability: In stock


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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 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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Love. This. Stuff.

I bought this once when I needed to get my order amount higher to get some free stuff. Omg, best $8 ever. I have since bought an additional one and another for a friend. I haven't had a breakout since I started using it on my face. I started using it on entire body since I started getting breakouts on my back. This cleared those RIGHT up. The soap has natural exfoliants so using a loofah isn't necessary. Be warned though, because the suds are brown, your shower might start looking ickier sooner. But it was always icky, you just didn't notice. Buy this soap; clean your tub more often.

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I love this soap. When I say that it changed my life, it really changed my life. I was struggling with adult on-set acne on my lower jawline that was constantly inflamed and painful. I purchased this with some Birchbox points, and I am floored at how amazing this works. I have had maybe one small breakout since using this daily, and that was due to hormone fluctuations! Keeps my skin so soft and smooth, I really cannot say enough about this and plan on buying it for Christmas for all of my family members.

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Well worth the price/

Ok so when I first got this soap I was extremely excited. I literally tore open the box and ran to the bathroom to take a shower. As soon as I started working up a lather with this soap I cringed. This soap is extremely dark and when in use, the lather even looks like dirt. If you sit it on the side of your tub, it leaves a dirt residue. So I am not even kidding when I say it took me a few weeks before I built up the courage to put it on my face. There isn't really a pleasing smell to this soap, but dear lord does it get the job done. Since I have started using it, I have noticed less acne issues on my face as well as my upper back. I never had a huge body acne problem, but since I have started working out 24/7 I will get random bumps. This soap as pretty much eliminated that problem. Definitely give it a try and if your a very visual person. Close your eyes the first time you go to use it. lol :)

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Clean and fresh

I love that this product is the real African soap and not imitation. And you can tell by the way it works. It has a nice lather and smells fresh. I love using it as a mask and my face feels so clean and soft afterwards.

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Black Soap

I love this stuff .
So great on the skin really makes my skin feel refreshed.
This stuff comes highly recommended.

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