07-15-2016, 06:02 AM
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I would like some recommendations for soaps or creams that work well for sensitive skin. I am not able to use products with fragrance. I have dry skin as well, so I need something that won't dry my skin.

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 07-15-2016, 06:11 AM
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Savonnerie du Moulin soap (SdM assmilk)
CRSW sensitive
Mike's Natural soaps (light fragrance)
Esbjerg creams
Acqua di Parma cream (very light scent)

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 07-15-2016, 06:54 AM
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Good stuff right above. Also:
Phoenix & Beau Unscented.
Mystic Water Sensitive.


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 07-15-2016, 07:06 AM
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I too have sensitive skin... (http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=41981) and for years my 'goto' soap was 'Mike's Natural soaps' unscented, now I 've recently discovered Phoenix and Beau... OMG!! You really must give that a try... Thumbup

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 07-15-2016, 10:34 AM
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I would also add MDC Unscented and the Nuavias

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 07-15-2016, 10:53 AM
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The best thing to do would be to figure out what you are sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to lanolin, while others are sensitive to certain fragrance oils, and I'm sure there are more allergens. Some of the artisan soapmakers offer unscented versions for their more sensitive customers upon request.

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 07-15-2016, 11:07 AM
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Mikes Natural Unscented
Mystic Water Sensitive
Barrister and Mann Latha
Saponificio Varesino Manna di Sicila or Dolomiti

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 07-15-2016, 11:16 AM
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(07-15-2016, 06:02 AM)DayMan Wrote: I would like some recommendations for soaps or creams that work well for sensitive skin.  I am not able to use products with fragrance.  I have dry skin as well, so I need something that won't dry my skin.

Well I am not sure then but I know I can get sensitive skin but every since using MWF and also Poraso in the white tub I have been happy.  I use others too but these are a steady diet.  But they do have a scent and are not void of it.  Light to me but could be heavy to others.

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 07-15-2016, 11:43 AM
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Nuavia soaps
Speick balm

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 07-15-2016, 12:04 PM
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(07-15-2016, 06:54 AM)VTMAX Wrote: Good stuff right above. Also:
Phoenix & Beau Unscented.
Mystic Water Sensitive.

This would be my recommendation Smile

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 07-15-2016, 07:00 PM
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(07-15-2016, 10:53 AM)vigilantesd Wrote: The best thing to do would be to figure out what you are sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to lanolin, while others are sensitive to certain fragrance oils, and I'm sure there are more allergens. Some of the artisan soapmakers offer unscented versions for their more sensitive customers upon request.

I think I have problems with more than just scents. I usually breakout if I use a soap or cream with parfum. I have had irritation with a couple of unscented soaps as well. I have tried wet shaving products unscented and something in it doesn't agree with me because I feel irritated before the razor touches my face. I also had irritation from Stirling unscented, but it was the formula with clay and lanolin and I've read that both of those could be irritants.

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 07-15-2016, 07:40 PM
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(07-15-2016, 07:00 PM)DayMan Wrote:
(07-15-2016, 10:53 AM)vigilantesd Wrote: The best thing to do would be to figure out what you are sensitive to. Many people are sensitive to lanolin, while others are sensitive to certain fragrance oils, and I'm sure there are more allergens. Some of the artisan soapmakers offer unscented versions for their more sensitive customers upon request.

I think I have problems with more than just scents. I usually breakout if I use a soap or cream with parfum. I have had irritation with a couple of unscented soaps as well. I have tried wet shaving products unscented and something in it doesn't agree with me because I feel irritated before the razor touches my face. I also had irritation from Stirling unscented, but it was the formula with clay and lanolin and I've read that both of those could be irritants.

Maybe try an unscented vegan soap. There won't be any lanolin in that!

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 07-15-2016, 08:44 PM
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Sampsons and Los Angeles Shaving Soap Co. Unscented share a similar short list of ingredients without heavy scent or lanolin, while producing excellent lather.

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 07-15-2016, 09:16 PM
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Meissner tremonia pots of milk (paste or soap).  It does not have any clays or fragrance.

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 07-16-2016, 03:54 AM
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Castle Forbes Lavender Cream, though lightly fragranced, was developed specifically for sensitive skin prone to breakouts. It is a glycerin based cream, with aloe vera.  No dyes, parabens, clay, lanolin, etc.
Samples are available.

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 07-16-2016, 04:44 AM
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I like the idea of trying some samples too.

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 07-16-2016, 05:20 AM
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(07-15-2016, 06:02 AM)DayMan Wrote: I would like some recommendations for soaps or creams that work well for sensitive skin.  I am not able to use products with fragrance.  I have dry skin as well, so I need something that won't dry my skin.
I have great success with Cremo Cream..

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 07-16-2016, 05:27 AM
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(07-16-2016, 05:20 AM)sboney Wrote:
(07-15-2016, 06:02 AM)DayMan Wrote: I would like some recommendations for soaps or creams that work well for sensitive skin.  I am not able to use products with fragrance.  I have dry skin as well, so I need something that won't dry my skin.
I have great success with Cremo Cream..

I tried that but the citrus in it gave my skin a burning feeling so I have it to one of my friends.

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 07-16-2016, 07:11 AM
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Molton Brown has a shave soap that's actually quite nice and easy on the face.

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 07-16-2016, 10:20 AM
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I would also recommend seeing if there is something specific you're sensitive/allergic to. My face doesn't like almond oil, for example. If yours doesn't like lanolin, that will cut down the list but there will still be soaps out there that will work for you.

Here's a list of makers that I know of that make unscented soaps (many contain lanolin but no fragrance):
Mike's
Stirling (Naked & Smooth)
B&M
Mystic Water Sensitive
Reef Point soaps
Catie's Bubbles Le Nude (no lanolin)
Phoenix & Beau

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