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post #31 of 56
For a mild non-drying anti-allergy type soap, I like nutrogena. It can get expensive though. Other wise I like ivory.
post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
I know everyone's skin is different, but most bar soaps that I have tried are really drying, but I can't find a face soap that doesn't give me acne. I need something for my face that is gentle, for sensitive skin, and completely fragrance free, especially synthetic fragrances.
You sound like me. I've been on the hunt for a soap that will be natural, reasonably priced AND won't cause any skin problems.

This past Christmas I found a local woman who makes her own soaps and that is what I am currently using (a honey/oatmeal type face/body soap). It's been wonderful and no breakouts! The best part is that my skin is not as dry this winter. Usually I have to slather on the moisturizer and my face is usually flakey by this time but my skin is looking great.

Also, I'm searching for more natural soaps to use up at my cottage. After looking around, I've decided to make my own. I can't wait to start and experiment.

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Karen sent me the hand cream for Christmas and it's wonderful!
post #33 of 56
I use St Ives body wash, it smells nice, inexpensive and it's foamy.
post #34 of 56
I use Clearly Natural glycerine bar soap. It comes in a number of different scents, but I use only the unscented because the perfumes are what cause problems for me. I got some Pure & Natural soap when my sister was here because that's the only things she can use. It's okay for my body, but still too drying for my face.
post #35 of 56
I have very sensitive skin and am allergic to all kinds of soaps and shampoos. I normally use
Sebamed products nowadays, especially the Liquid Face and Body Wash, also to wash my hands.
I also can use Shea Shower Cream from The Body Shop.
post #36 of 56
we use the good ol Ivory for bar soap. I tend to use shower gels though.
post #37 of 56
I use J.R Liggett's Shampoo Bar and it is amazing! I LOVE the way my hair feels. You do not need any conditioner, either. I can buy it at a local health food store for around $9.00 for a 3oz bar that last forever.

They do have body washes and scrubs, too.

Some info on the products:

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It's made entirely from pure 100% natural oils.
It contains NO animal products, or preservatives.
It doesn't strip hair of its natural oils.
It makes a luxuriously thick lather.
It rinses out clean and easily.
It's especially good for permed or colored hair.
It gives your hair body, and manageability.
It leaves your hair soft, healthy and smelling clean.
It's great for TRAVELING, OR BACKPACKING.
100% Biodegradable with minimal packaging.
No Petroleum Based Detergents.
No Sodium Laurel Sulfate or DEA

This is the web site:

http://secure.jrliggett.com/

These are testimonials:

http://www.jrliggett.com/why/letters.html
post #38 of 56
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
Dial would be WAY to harsh for my skin. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I can't even use scented Dove in the winter b/c it makes my skin REALLY dry. I do take really short showers, as short as I can anyway and still get everything clean. I only wash my hair every other day and just rinse it with water in between (no it doesn't get gross, and it still smells like shampoo on the in between days). I use sensitive skin Dove and sensitive skin Nutrogena for my face, and I still get dry and itchy. I use lotion on my face and body immediately when I get out of the shower, but nothing helps. My skin is just REALLY sensitive.

When I worked at the hospital I couldn't use the medicated soap they have on a regular basis (had to use hand sanitizer unless the handwashing with water was absolutely necessary) b/c my hands would blister and bleed and I would be in tears b/c my hands hurt so bad. I did see the workman's comp doctor and nothing he gave me helped except when I switched the hand sanitizer. Weird, huh??

Just curious...why don't you trust them?
Oh wow, my mom has sensitive skin like that too ....I guess i am OCD because Dial is the most effective against all kinds of bacteria and we did a study in one of my bio lab classes to prove it lol. But like others I also get the Bath and Body works body washes and use tons of lotions...winter sux.
post #39 of 56
I've got such sensitive skin that I only use soap once or twice a week - I've used all the "non allergy types" but some of them are worse - Neutrogena made my face break out in a red rash - I don't have problems with acne though. Sometimes I think I'm allergic to water and air
post #40 of 56
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Originally Posted by ut0pia View Post
Hmm so I don't trust any of those hand made bar soaps and stuff, I use Dial lol. I am a clean freak and as far as I know Dial does the best job at actually cleaning. I wash myself once with dial and then I use a moisturizing body wash... In reality though the one thing that really makes a difference in dry skin is not using hot water when you shower and taking quick showers, like under 10 minutes...
I can't use Dial or any of the other antibbacterial soaps. Not only does it dry my skin out too much, it actually burns and makes me itch. And that just on my hands which are not nearly so sensitive as my face.

I'm going to have to look for the J.R. Liggett products at the local health food store.
post #41 of 56
Thread Starter 
I can't use any antibacterial soaps either. They all do to my hands what the soaps at the hospital did. I can't imagine if I used it on my body or my face. Yikes.

If this tells you anything, I have a big scar on my shoulder from a reaction to Mr Bubble bubble bath when I was a little girl. It pretty much burned me...and that stuff is supposed to be gentle for little kids to use. The scar looks like if you had a scar from having hot water or grease poured on you.
post #42 of 56
I use dove sensitive skin soap. It is the only thing I have found that doesn't completely dry out my skin.
post #43 of 56
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I use dove sensitive skin soap....
It's he only thing I can use that doesn't cause more problems with my eczema and contact dermatitis.
post #44 of 56
There used to be a soap called Basis, I don't know if it is still made or not. I know someone with eczema who used it after a recommendation from a Dermatologist and it worked very well. She showered with that every other day and sponge bathed in the needed areas with Cetephil the other days.
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
LOL I love Lush but my husband hates it. We just had a discussion about it tonight. We went to Chicago last October and I went to the Lush store there. I bought a bunch of bath bombs and bubble bars. Since my husband doesn't like the smell of any Lush item I haven't used a few of them. I decided to take a bath last night and used a bit of a bubble bar (can't recognize which one) and he freaked out today. *sigh*

I had a TON of soap, including some discontinued ones, but I ended up giving them to my mom. I got most of them off the Lush swap board before they shut it down.

Would you like a Bathos bubble bar and a Sakura bath bomb? I still have 1/2 of the unknown bubble bar and 1/2 of a MA bubble bar that I need to use up. They are over a year old, the Sakura seems faded but I think it was like that when I got it, and the Bathos looks brand new and is still really soft and bright purple. PM me if you'd like them.
Would I! Only if you aren't going to use them!

If you want to get your husband to like Lush stuff, try out the Wiccy Massage bar.
post #46 of 56
Thread Starter 
Well, I went to Whole Foods today just to look at their selection of fragrance free face and hair...stuff.

They did have the JR Liggett shampoo bars there, but the regular one STUNK! No offense to the people that use it, but WHOOF.

Kiss My Face has a 100% Olive Oil bar soap, the ingredients are Saponified Olive Oil, Water, Sodium Chloride. This sounds like a good option.

They also have 365 brand fragrance free shampoo and conditioner. I wish they had it in the trial size so I could try it out. My husband hates it when I buy shampoo and use it a few times and then it sits in our linen closet. I also hate that you can't find their products online so I can't look up the ingredients in the conditioner to see if it has cones in it. I didn't think so by a quick read of them, but sometimes it is hard to tell when a cone ingredient doesn't have a name that ends in "one".
post #47 of 56
ivory soap, thats always been the best out of everything i tried
post #48 of 56
I use Aveeno bars in the winter for dry skin. I also like the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. They're fair trade/100% vegan with all natural ingredients. I like the Lavender, Almond, Rose and Peppermint. Vitacost.com sells them for cheap. I also have a tea tree oil soap I like but I can't remember the brand.
post #49 of 56
I don't really use soap since I am sort of allergic to it so I use body wash preferably Dove.
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
Well, I went to Whole Foods today just to look at their selection of fragrance free face and hair...stuff.

They did have the JR Liggett shampoo bars there, but the regular one STUNK! No offense to the people that use it, but WHOOF.

Kiss My Face has a 100% Olive Oil bar soap, the ingredients are Saponified Olive Oil, Water, Sodium Chloride. This sounds like a good option.

They also have 365 brand fragrance free shampoo and conditioner. I wish they had it in the trial size so I could try it out. My husband hates it when I buy shampoo and use it a few times and then it sits in our linen closet. I also hate that you can't find their products online so I can't look up the ingredients in the conditioner to see if it has cones in it. I didn't think so by a quick read of them, but sometimes it is hard to tell when a cone ingredient doesn't have a name that ends in "one".
Nora: The cones will end with "cone" cyclomethicone, dimethicone.... Look for them ,and if you don't find it, you got lucky!
post #51 of 56
Thread Starter 
Then I don't think the fragrance free 365 brand conditioner has cones in it, though I've seen some that don't end in -cone that I have looked up and have ended up being a silicone. Sneaky turds.

We found out today that Greyson needs glasses (20/110 in one eye, 20/100 in the other!) so I'm going out tomorrow to different places to look at the prices for glasses, and to buy hubby and birthday gift, so I think I'll stop by Whole Foods and pick up the 365 shampoo and conditioner anyway. I'll pick up a couple different bars of soap also to see what works well on my face. Hopefully something works!! The Jason fragrance free face cleanser seems GREAT, but it is $10, and I just can't justify that when we are pretty much broke.

My poor hair just HATES cones. I have been using VO5 for a long time, which is cone free. I used to have horrible split ends and since I started using VO5 I haven't had ANY! Seriously! My husband's aunt cuts our hair and she always comments on how healthy my hair is, and I'm using the cheap shampoo! lol A while ago I got bored and tried some Herbal Essences, and within a week I had split ends all over the place and it just felt gross.

I've never used a fragrance free shampoo before. I wonder what my hair will smell like. LOL I love it when my hair smells pretty (which is the main reason I got Herbal Essences, b/c it made my hair smell great), so this will be strange.
post #52 of 56
Yeah... some of the V05 are actually pretty good - the one you use, and the Kiwi Lime squeeze are my favorites... I went for a long time without cones, and sulfate free... But now that I work for a shampoo company... hey, I am broke, bring it on! It's pretty great stuff though... There is cone, but in very little molecules that actually go right into the shaft, and doesn't coat my hair or give me build up... hate that feeling... my hair gets nasty on bad cone!!!
post #53 of 56
Thread Starter 
The Kiwi Lime sounds wonderful! I can't find it anywhere here though. I'm lucky that there is a store in my neighborhood (like a block from my house) that sells the Tea Therapy kind, b/c I haven't seen it anywhere else. I've looked just about everywhere, and if they even carry VO5, it is the basic scents, and usually just 2-3 scents max. The store I get mine at has every scent BUT the Kiwi Lime. *grumble* They only have the green tea shampoo and the chamomile conditioner, though. LOL They don't sell the matching green tea conditioner.
post #54 of 56
Have you tried CVS? That's where I buy mine...
post #55 of 56
Thread Starter 
We don't have CVS here.
post #56 of 56
I use Avon shower gels (specifically the Naturals and Skin So Soft lines). Over the counter shower gels at the big box store or pharmacy make me break out in an itchy rash all over. The last time I bought the Dove unscented bar it didn't seem to clean as well as they used too.

I've been using Aussie shampoo/conditioner because it doesn't make my scalp itch like the other shampoos.

Seems like the older I get, the more sensitive I get to different things.
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