African Black Soap Body Lotion

13 oz bottle

Retail Price: $11.99

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13 oz bottle

Why You’ll Love It

A nutrient-rich body moisturizer that helps to combat the appearance of superficial skin imperfections with African Black Soap Extract, Jojoba Oil, Oats and Vitamin E. The high concentration of Organic Shea Butter maximizes moisture and promotes healthier looking skin.
SKU: 764302106067

About This Brand

Started by street vendors in Harlem in 1991, Nubian Heritage rose from humble beginnings to bring culturally authentic healing traditions from ancient Nubia to the modern world. Nubian Heritage draws its inspiration from Ancient Nubia, which was once a center of cultural trade — a place where goods, ideas, and customs from across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean came together, influenced each other, and then spread across the world. The company brings new life to traditional healing practices, cultural wisdom and indigenous ingredients, resulting in ancient takes on modern solutions for skin and hair. Nubian Heritage continuously develops new products and remedies, and plans to create more in the future. Although, what will never change are how their products are made and the values they carry. All products by Nubian Heritage are: Cruelty Free Fair Trade Recyclable No Antibiotics / Synthetic Hormones Paraben Free Salt Free Soy...
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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Deionized Water, Stearyl Alcohol (Palm Kernel), Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, African Black Soap Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil*, Salicylic Acid, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Essential Oil Blend.

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Reviews For African Black Soap Body Lotion

Based on 16 Reviews

Love/Hate Relationship

Things I love about this lotion:
1. Lovely, subtle scent
2. Leaves my skin super moisturized but not greasy at all.
3. Great in the summer or winter!
4. Really smoothes out the texture of my skin when I'm using it regularly

Things I hate about this lotion:
1. It's sooo thick
2. Really difficult to get out of the bottle
3. Did I mention it's super thick?

I've resorted to microwaving the bottle for 30 seconds and shaking it up before applying. However, I love it so much compared to the other Nubian Heritage formulas that I'll likely continue to purchase it. Hopefully they'll figure out some kind of solution soon!

- Bethany

Awesome texture

I tried a lot of lotions and I make my own too but I wanted to try this one since I am always on the look for others and this one is just the right texture. My mother in law loved mine and I had to get her 2. The smell is great and not overpowering.

- Melanie

Must-Have Secret Weapon

Love this lotion! For me personally, the smell is too strong to apply all over my body (it's a nice baby powder scent, just very strong when you use large quantities), but it works better than anything I've ever used on my extremely dry spots like elbows and calloused feet. Also, a lot of the reviews mention it being too thick to get out of the bottle--I found the formula to be extremely creamy and had no issues with this.
The real reason I gave this product 5 stars, though, is because I recently started using it as a face lotion, and it has worked WONDERS. I have combination skin with some acne, and this product has helped clear my acne and acne scars, minimize pore size, balance my face's oil production, and eliminate any flakiness or dry skin from my harsher acne products. Plus, it makes my makeup go on like a dream! I will continue to buy this product (probably forever) because it works better than any face lotion I have ever used (ranging from Clinique to many of the lotions on this website).

- Kelli

Black soap lotion

I bought this for my daughter. She loves the way it smells and how soft it makes her skin.

- Ashley

Great lotion

I love this lotion, it leaves my skin so soft. It has a strong, but not unpleasant scent. I wish it were packaged differently, though. It is impossible to squeeze out of the tube because it's so thick. I cut the bottle in half, put the halves in a Ziploc bag, then scoop out what I need. It would be much better if it were in a jar instead of a tube.

- Tara

Smell is too strong and sticks to everything

This lotion feels great and left my skin feeling very smooth. The smell is great at first. After a few uses I couldn't wash it away. It stuck to my clothes and my sheets. My cat likes to snuggle and it even stuck to her fur.

- MR

Works Great!

Just got my order yesterday and I really like it. Super thick and hard to get out of the bottle and the smell is ok, but works Really good.

- Michele

Good Product

This lotion smells great and because it uses essential oils it does not trigger migraine headaches for me! This lotion is also thick, I have to remove he cap and squeeze the bottle to get it out. Best used on damp skin so it spreads easier. Don't know about the claim to clear up skin, though I can say it does not make your skin break out.

- Brie-Ann

as soft as a babys cheek

this stuff made my stubby, dry, thick leg feel like silk.... this will be the only lotion i will buy for now on.

Thick, rich but fast drying, gentle smell.

- Antoinette

African Black Soap Body Lotion

The scent is wonderful yet subtle. The lotion leaves my skin feeling moiturized, not Greasy. This lotion.. What is does for my skin, it's going to sound like I'm being dramatic but I truly feel this way: ALL other lotions are left in the dust by African Black Soap Body Lotion... My skin quite literally feels like I've been in the desert for YEARS & MY SKIN IS FINALLY GETTING DRENCHED WITH RAIN(MOISTURE). This lotion feels like no other, I swear by it & You will to, once you try it!! YES! It IS thick, but this is what a TRUE "REAL" Lotion feels like. There's no fakery here! No crappy ingredients or "preservatives", not even a FAKE " fragrance" any scent is from actual products(essential oils etc.) used in the lotion. When I buy this lotion at my local "health food store" they charge me $10-$12 for the same size Thrive is charging us $8! Thrive & African Black Soap Body Lotion, what a BEAUTIFUL THING!! THANK YOU THRIVE !!! :)

- Thrive User

Great, but very thick.

I love this lotion, but it is really thick. I have to take the top off & shake the bottle & squeeze to get any out, would have been better in a jar. It feels thick to rub onto your skin, BUT it is amazing once you get going.

- Tierney

Great lotion but bad packaging.

The consistency of this lotion is nice. The scent is subtle and refreshing. The top doesn't allow enough space for the lotion to come out, because it is very thick. I have to remove the cap. I believe a pump would have been more effective.

- Carly

Great for dry skin - not greasy

This works really well for dry skin and has a nice faint scent. I took off one star because this really is thick like a body butter and is hard to get out of the bottle. While it is thick, it does soak in quickly and does not leave your skin greasy. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other formulas.

- Summer

Great Moisturizer and fragrance

This product is a standout for three reasons: it provides long lasting skin moisture, it absorbs completely, and it smells heavenly. It's a very rich and thicker than average lotion, I put it on wet legs before exiting the shower, which makes it easier to smooth on. If you like fragrance in your body lotion, this fragrance gets me so many compliments (my husband loves it), and it's long lasting. On top of all that, given the reasonable price, this is absolutely my favorite body lotion. The body wash is just as wonderful.

- Dianne


I absolutely LOVE this stuff. Nubian Heritage knows how to make wonderful products that smell fabulous, are made with wholesome ingredients, and do a great job! I'm on my second bottle now (my first was the regular Shea lotion which is just as yummy) and I get lots of complements on scent. The product is on the thicker side but sinks in quickly leaving just the right amount of nourishment. My skin has never been so soft. I highly recommend this line of lotion. SO GOOD!

- Lauren


This is one of the most luxurious lotions I have ever used. It takes a little time to rub it into the skin, but the results are worth the little bit of extra time. It is very thick and leaves the skin feeling very smooth. The scent is light, but magnificent! I am very satisfied with the product, especially at the price! I also bought this as a gift for my daughter and she loves it as well.

- Sherine

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