For a mild non-drying anti-allergy type soap, I like nutrogena. It can get expensive though. Other wise I like ivory.
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1/26/09 at 10:15am
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.
This might work for you:
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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?
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...
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.
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".