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Shea Terra Organics – Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Wash & Mask – 4 oz.

New, Improved Formula! Customers and spas alike have said they have never seen cleaner skin or any product work faster than our best selling black soap. Known for their knowledge in herbal medicine, the Yoruban descendants of ancient Egypt first formulated black soap to purify skin against diseases and infections. Today black soap is sought after as a highly effective deep pore cleanser creating younger, blemish free skin. Our natural formula is like micro-dermabrasion in a bottle, without the abrasion. It effectively breaks down layers of dead skin to reveal, fresh, young skin reducing blemish causing bacteria. A mixture of rose hips, rooibos tea and African herbs add their skin renewing, anti-oxidant properties. 100% natural. All skin types.

Key features

  • cleansing
  • reduces bacteria
  • anti-aging
  • skin tightening
  • pore reducing

Honest reviews


Not too drying or harsh on sensitive skin

I was drawn to this product as a natural exfoliant that had great reviews, but was worried that it might be too harsh or drying for my sensitive skin. I decided to give it a shot, and am glad I did. I haven’t been leaving it on the full 5-10 minutes that are recommended on the package, but even just using it twice a week as a face wash has left my skin looking bright and flake-free.It does an excellent job of smoothing away those dry patches and flakes that I get from using Retin A, and hasn’t left my skin irritated or red at all.I really like this product, and intend to try out more products by Shea Terra.

Lindsey Channing, MI

This product burned my skin and I still have redness and blisters a week later

I was so excited the day this product arrived. I figured since it was all natural and had great products it would wonderful for my skin. I’m a big fan of taking care of ones skin. So I was taking a shower and figured let me use it and see what it can do as I had tried the honey and rose toner face wash and it was pretty good.So as I put the product on my skin felt a little irritated but i figured this was the “gentle exfoliation” that was mentioned. It’s a week later and my skin around my cheek bones is red and blistered up the rest of my face is red, irritated and dry with skin flaking off regularly. I have tried multiple treatments to reduce or eliminate the redness and irritation but so far nothing has worked.I really wish Amazon would make it possible to email the seller or maker of some of these products to give them a piece of my mind.It’s really unfortunate and I feel quite depressed walking around with everyone staring at my face like I have some really bad sunburn.If anyone is reading this and in the same situation, let us pray for each other.If you reading this and have a solution that I could try for the dry redness and blistering irritation on my skin please let me know! I would really appreciate it.I will never purchase this product again nor recommend it.

Cassie Ethel, MO

Amazing Product; Performs as Advertised

I have had my share of acne, acne scars, and generally bad skin. I’ve had numerous skin treatments; lasers, peels, etc….I’m sharing this in case anyone thinks I’m a 25 year old that has had 2 zits in her life and thinks she is a skin care expert. Well, I read all of the reviews and decided to purchase the product. I have to say, I’ve used many “natural” skin care products but this one takes the cake (and the mint black soap product is extraordinary as well). This does exactly as advertised. The smell is off-putting, but I can live with it. It is like thick, black, jelly or tar, as others have noted. It does dissolve dead skin and is really like a peel. For me, that’s great! That means I don’t have to spend a lot of $$ on at-home peels! It really shrinks your pores; even more so than a peel! I think some people have had reactions to either one of the ingredients (an allergic reaction), or the preservative. It’s hard to say. But for me, I look forward to continue using this great product that doubles as a peel. I just left it on my skin for 10 minutes as instructed and did not use it as a wash. It’s amaaaaaaaaaaaazing.

Aurora Milford Center, OH

Great product – SheaTerra – black soap, rose hips, facial.

This review is from: Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Wash & Mask (Misc.)Never used SheaTerra products before never mind ‘rose hips, black soap’ – got my information about black soap on QVC’s community chat room – they talk about every product produced on the market, not only the items on QVC but everywhere. Black soap was the subject and one gal suggested SheaTerra Products and I checked out Amazon and there is was. Well, I’ve been using it for two (2) weeks steadily and now have switched to every other day. Skin is so clear, fresh, and gleaming. I love it and will return for more. By the way girls, it is a facial mask, pore cleanzer plus being a facial wash. What more can you ask for.. Just follow the directions in details, like I did – put on in a circular motion and wait 15 mins. and take off with warm water also in a circular motion. I apply my Argan Oil as a moisterizer and finished. Great product and cheap.

Paula Putnam Hall, FL

Weird reaction :/

I reallllyy wanted to like this product, I have heard so many great things about black soap and I was so excited when it arrived. I had ordered a couple face cleansing products and was really excited to use all of them. I had already removed my make up and proceeded to use the first product, French Green Clay mask which was great and then I used this back soap to further cleanse my pores and get rid of the clay residue and then I used a rose water and whitchazel toner. My face felt soo clean that I went without moisturizer and ended up getting extremely uncomfortable red flaky patches that turned into painful breakouts it was terrible and lasted weeks. I used an essential oil blend of sea buckthorn, argan, rose hip, carrot seed, and evening prime rose and also 100% Pure 100% Pure Nourishing Facial Oil 1 fl oz – 1 fl oz. Im not sure which one of those oils did the trick since i mixed them together and used all of them multiple times a day. But as soon as I started using them, I felt relief and the red/dry patches were completely gone in a matter of days.I thought the dryness was due to using all those cleansing products without any moisturizer so I tried this product alone and used a moisturizer afterwards and I still ended up getting the red/dry patches. I’m really disappointed, I wish I could continue using this product, I love how squeaky clean it makes my skin but I cannot deal with the burning red patches :/I’m glad it works for other people though, I still love Shea Terra and will use their other products!

Jenifer Voth, TX

Leaves skin clean and smooth.

I purchased this soap due to the reviews on Youtube. It’s a good cleanser but im not sure if ill be re-purchasing. I think the Black Soap in solid form from Coastal Scents performs much better. This one smells like cigarette ash which really grosses me out. Won’t leave your skin smelling like it though, so don’t worry. Doesnt smoothen the skin as much as I thought it would, but it does leave a nice clean feeling and smoothens the skin more then most cleansers out there.

Lynda Novi, MI

A Winner Facial Wash and Mask!

I read the reviews and immediately bought it. I agree with all the positive reviews, this stuff is amazingly good. I lather it up in the shower and leave it on. When I rinse it off, it leaves my skins so, so soft (like a baby’s bottom LOL). I know I will be stocking up on this stuff. It’s terrific! If you don’t believe me, try it yourself. You will be delighted with the results!

Isabelle Gladwyne, PA

Nice organic facial soap in glass bottle!

I’m so happy that this comes in a glass bottle versus some cheap BPA-ridden plastic one -thank you Shea Terra for ‘getting it’! I’ve used this for about 2-3 months now and it leaves my face soft and clean. I also leave it on as a mask once it a while. My only issue is that it’s a bit runny, so one pump usually pours out too much soap for me and it drips down my hands and into the facet – wasteful! So I pump gently to avoid this issue. I definitely plan on purchasing more Shea Terra products.

Sharron El Indio, TX

Great facial cleanser

I didn’t realize how good this cleanser was until I switched to another product because it was given to me by a friend. I kept on getting a a new pimple every day even though I was already using a salicylic gel peel and my skin had cleared up a lot. I didn’t think a cleanser would make that much of a difference because it’s supposed to clean the skin, not worsen it.So I decided to switch back to Shea Terra’s Rose Hips Black Soap and I haven’t gotten any new zits, just the old ones clearing up. I usually rub it onto my face and leave it on for a short while. After a while I can feel a mild stinging sensation, which I guess means the soap is doing its work of clearing out my skin. I use it daily because I have rather oily skin so it doesn’t feel drying for me.My second bottle however smells a bit different from the first. When I used the first bottle, I noticed it smelled of ashes. But the second bottle doesn’t quite smell the same! Nevertheless it’s a great cleanser and I’m glad it’s all natural.

Kristy Worthington, KY

a little too much

I used this cleanser for about a month. I found it to be exactly what it claims to be…very exfoliating and deep cleaning as well as natural. I was surprised that it was even able to take off my makeup which my previous cleanser certainly couldn’t do. Unfortunately, I found it a little too harsh for twice daily, or even daily use. My skin would sting and get quite red after using this, even without leaving it on for 5-10 minutes as directed. I also felt like it was over-exfoliating my skin, like it was a little raw afterward. I didn’t notice that it cleared up or helped prevent any blemishes…maybe with more prolonged use, but my skin was just to sensitive to find out. I have since switched to a “beldi” black soap with is like a more gentle version of this so my skin likes it better.

Jacklyn Traverse City, MI

Amazing cleanser

I received a 1 oz sample of this which will last a while, i’ve used it for a week now and I love it! I am prone to zits that pop up here and there all the time but this has definitely reduced them and the ones I did have are clearing up. I am going to buy more of this when I run out. I am looking forward to trying more of their products as well.

Sue Auburndale, WI

First Impressions

I was excited to receive this soap, as I am switching to organic skin care products in an effort to better care for the body’s largest organ.The soap is indeed “black” (more a dark brown). It smells interesting, not bad, but not really a “feminine” scent (doesn’t contribute to my rating, just an observation).I removed two stars from my rating. The first star was removed because the soap leaves a noticeable film on the skin after rinsing thoroughly. I really don’t like that filmy, tight feeling on my face, and I think that film may also contribute to clogged pores or other skin issues.The second star was removed because I have been trying to use this in the shower, and any type of water seems to cause the product to run straight down into my eyes…and it BURNS!I did not experience any noticeable skin irritation from this product, but I hesitate to continue using it because of the above issues.I really like the Purpose facial cleanser by Johnson & Johnson (I have used it for years now) and I may continue to use it. The Purpose cleanser leaves my face feeling clean without the tight skin or the filmy feeling. It’s extremely gentle and dries out the oil from my acne-prone skin, but doesn’t cause irritation or burn my eyes. It’s also very inexpensive.In fairness I will try to use this cleanser again, and see if I can use it for at least two weeks. I will write another review after a more substantial testing.

Millicent Calumet, IA

Great facial wash

This product really helps with skin issues, especially during the Summer months. It works really well for acne issues and keeps your skin in good shape.

Tami Pool, WV

Makes my face feel fresh and clean

I know that the unusual dark black color may put you off, but keep going, because this stuff works miracles. My complexion has never been so clear and smooth.

Jasmin Carbon Hill, AL

Excellent Facial Wash

The Rose Hips Blcak Soap is clearing my pores since the first day. Excellent product, a least work very good for me.

Beatrice Hill, NH

Simply Awesome!

I have extremely sensitive skin and nothing seems to help. I have ingrown hairs on my chin and I have to pluck them daily, which leaves scabs and dark scars. I’ve gone to several dermatologists over the years and no one has been able to help. I began using Zapytz facial wash along with their 10% benzoyl peroxide, as well as black and white bleaching cream, which has done better than anything, UNTIL THIS PRODUCT! I saw all of the great reviews and decided to try it. I’m SO VERY GLAD I DID!!! I am now able to wear bare skin without any make up if I don’t want to, and I’ve never been able to do that before within my grown life! I ABSAFREAKINLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I use it along with the 20% C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum and Pure Hyaluronic Acid both by Timeless which are all awesome together twice daily. My skin is completely different than it was four weeks ago. My skin is normally oily and now it has definitely been transformed by these products to normal skin. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Amanda Snydertown, PA

Skin so soft!

I’ve only used this once so far and I woke up the next day and my skin was sooooo soft and supple! I’m not even in my 20’s yet and it helped with skin I pull on a lot (even though I totally shouldn’t). Will definitely repurchase! The only thing I don’t like about it is the smell, but for its benefits, I will suck it up.

Beatrice Woodstock, VT

perfect night mask

I remove my eye makeup at night and slather this on, let it sit for 10 min then rinse off. my skin cleared up completely in two days. I love how bright and tight my skin feels. im also a product junkie, and im totally a die hard fan of this line now. im switching over from Aveda bc their stuff doesn’t seem to do anything for me anymore.

Kathi Rochester Mills, PA

The size of the product is injustice to its price

With this product you are going to get a cleansed face, your pore sizes are going to be minimized and I noticed that the blackheads disappeared on my nose. however, the price compared to the product size is just unfair. Then I remembered from search results that I did for black soap there is Dudu Osun Black Soap, which is far too reasonable priced that this one. So, all in all I enjoyed the product, but not gonna buy it again because of the price.

Carrie Lowman, ID

Love it…

I keep this in the refrigerator and that seems to do the trick of helping it stay fresh. It does tingle a little. Sometimes i leave it on for 5 minutes and sometimes 10. I notice that my pores are smaller and my face tighter. It doesn’t seem to bother my skin, but my skin is not sensitive. I will definitely keep this to exfoliate regularly because I do notice a difference.

Rosanne Oil City, PA