Makeup and Skincare

Review: Shea Terra African Black Soap

[amazon_link id=”B000P6K1ZS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Shea Terra Organics Rose Hip & Red Bush African Black Soap Face Wash[/amazon_link]

A non LUSH product? How dare I! haha. I stumbled upon this product after watching Sardun1’s Youtube Review about it. At the time I hadn’t been using a morning cleanser for quite a while (just LUSH Angels on Bare Skin in the evening) and I had ridiculous acne and flaky skin all over my face from my trip to Charlotte, NC (I suppose the air was dry…). At first when I recieved the product I was extremely disappointed in the size. I had it in my head that it would be at least an average size bottle (being that is cost $15), but it was only 4oz which is practically travel-sized. I decided that I’d use it every morning but probably not purchase it again. The first thing I liked about it was the¬†consistency and color (it is a really deep¬†burgundy/brown color). I also love how you can wash it off your face with barely any effort…just throw some water on your face a couple times, no washcloth needed. Within roughly 2-3 days my acne was GONE. Like…completely. My flaky dry skin was also gone as well. I wasn’t expecting this product to work so well! (Tip: combine this with LUSH’s Mask of Magnaminty – first use this product to wash your face and then use the mask- and its an amazing acne killer! lol) I’ve been using it for about two weeks. I did end up getting a little bit more acne on my forehead this week (where I always always seem to get it) but I’m almost positive its hormone-related. I can tell the soap is already working to make them less visible. I will keep you updated on this product a few months from now to let you know if it is still working for me! Also, keep in mind that the product can double as a mask…just leave it on for about 5-10 mins. The one thing I don’t like about this soap? The price tag! I still don’t really want to pay $15 for just a 4oz bottle (although I’ve learned that you only really need a little bit of product so it should last a good amount of time). When this runs out, I will probably look around the interwebs to find a similar but cheaper alternative. African Black Soap seems to be fairly popular. Coastal Scents (where I’ve already bought a few things from) has African Black Soap in the more-popular bar form for $8. If anyone tries this, please let me know how it goes =)