Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask Review



Shea Moisture is well known for their amazing haircare products ( now available in the UK in Superdrug and Boots). They’ve been branching out lately and dipping their very creative hands in beauty and skincare. They released a range of skincare masks (anyone notice they correlate with the haircare line? colours and ingredients?) and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

Before we proceed, read all about skincare and why it’s important here and find out the reason why I LOVE Black soap here 

I picked up the African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask from My Luxe Beauty a while back and been testing out ever since. The full range of mud masks are

Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask for Dry Skin ( available on MyLuxeBeauty)

Coconut & Hibiscus Radiance Mud Mask for Dull Skin

Peace Rose Oil Complex Mud Mask for Sensitive Skin

The African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask has been formulated with African Black Soap, Tamarind Extract and Tea Tree Oil and it targets blemish prone skin.  It has no parabens, phthalates and mineral oil among others and made with natural organic ingredients. It’s supposed to draw out dirt, excess oils and congestion and improve the appearance of troubled skin leaving the skin purified and fresh.

My skin- I have normal to combination (oily) skin. More towards the normal side of the scale. Oily areas- t-zone.


At £14.99, I found the mask a bit pricey but it’s in the same price range with all the other SM products. For a mud mask, I found the consistency quite thin but the texture is very smooth. it applies really easily and washes off quite well and leaves the skin squeaky clean.


shea moisture african black soap mud mask review


I leave it on for 10-12 mins or till it dries on my skin (face and neck). It doesn’t dry into a hard mask unlike other mud masks on the market. After washing, my skin feels very nice and looks de congested- pores look minimised.  In terms of improving the skin’s appearance, I haven’t noticed any difference due to using the mask. It doesn’t smell of authentic black soap but it has a pleasant scent to it.

shea moisture african black soap mud mask review


I found the mask pricey but you do get a lot for your money 177ml and its filled to the top! I love the ingredients and the fact that its mostly natural. Will I recommend it? yes if you are a SM lover and on the market for a good drugstore face mask.  It doesn’t leave my skin dry so normal skin types can use it too however, I think oily skin types will benefit more.

Its worth nothing its black soap mixed a few other ingredients as authentic black soap is not black. I do like the mask anyway

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask is £14.99 at

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Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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