Item of the Day: Shea Moisture African Black Soap

Remember that scene in Annie Hall when Alvy stumbles upon some interesting soap in Annie’s bathroom?

Alvy: Hey, what is this? You got black soap?
Annie: It’s for my complexion.
Alvy: What – are you joining a minstrel show?

Oh Woody, you and your zingy zings. But the joke might as well have been perfectly orchestrated product placement for those of us who are suckers for anything Diane Keaton says, does, wears or rubs on her adorable face. So, when I stumbled upon this in the body wash section of Target, I threw it into my basket without question. I may have even tweeted it to Miss Keaton herself. Whatever, seemed worth a shot for a moment of bonding.

Film nostalgia aside, this truly is a great product. I’m prone to redness and get oily very easily, and with regular use, stubborn blemishes disappeared and left my skin incredibly soft. Consisting of palm ash, tamarind extract, tar and plantain peel, it’s been used in Africa for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, psoriasis and more. At $6 a pop, (actually cheaper online, use link below) this bar is an incredible deal considering how long it will last you. Clean and simple and easy for any skin type.

Try the magic yourself! Buy African Black Soap here.

  • Stacey Michelle Smith

    I already used black soap and I’ve never seen Annie Hall. It’s amazing!

  • Christy-Lynn Jenkins

    How does it do with removing makeup?

  • Shandra Goldfinger

    I love this company! I use their body lotion, but haven’t tried any of the soaps yet.

  • Alyssa Marie McFearless

    I have been using this for close to 2 months now, and…IT. IS. AMAZING! And to top it off, it makes your face smell like blueberries/blackberries. I use it once daily alternating every other day with Neutrogena Natruals Purifying Facial Cleanser. Once a week I sleep with a Moroccan Red Clay Powder Mask by Now Foods (The Vitamin Shoppe, $5 and some change). I use 99% aloe vera gel as a daily moisturizer. My mild cystic acne that has persisted for at least 5 years is extremely clear. I`ve given up prescription products for good and cut down significantly on my sugar/caffeine intake! I still have some noticeable spots on my face that will reappear if I stop this treatment, but so far so good! PS I use Eye Makeup Remover Gel by Reviva Labs ($5, The Vitamin Shoppe) a little bit goes a long way.

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  • Chelsea Lucas

    I love this soap. Its one of my favorites. Target had a deal a while ago where you bought two of the brands products and got a free five dollar gift card, I immediately stocked up.

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