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What's the most gentle cleanser you know of?
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:54 pm      Reply with quote
I'm thinking no parabens, dyes, fragrances, or harsh chemicals.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:24 pm      Reply with quote
That would be Dr.Hauschka Cleansing Milk for me. I LOVE the smell. And it takes off eye makeup perfectly, with no burning what so ever.

You may like to use the whole Hauschka line. But it's also ok to just use a few things from different lines. I feel like the Hauschka stuff is aromatherapy for me so I like the milk and the moisturizers.

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Cetaphil
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:14 pm      Reply with quote
Skincare wrote:
Cetaphil


Second this!
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:21 pm      Reply with quote
Might not meet your criteria, but CETAPHIL!
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:24 pm      Reply with quote
The most gentlest cleanser that I've ever used would have to be the Emu-Neem Soap from Earth to Body.

http://www.earthtobody.ca/products/emusoap.cfm

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Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:31 pm      Reply with quote
iaimei wrote:
Skincare wrote:
Cetaphil


Second this!


Where can I get it? Smile
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:31 pm      Reply with quote
cetaphil can be found at most local drugstores, target, walmart, etc Smile
i found cetaphil made me break out though Sad when i want a really gentle cleanser, i use dermalogica's ultracalming cleanser. its nice now that its summer but for some reason too drying in winter (just to let you know)
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:22 pm      Reply with quote
I think cetaphil is not the good one. It contains of SLS that can hash your skin and also I am allergic to cetaphil.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:23 am      Reply with quote
amami aya wrote:
cetaphil can be found at most local drugstores, target, walmart, etc Smile
i found cetaphil made me break out though Sad when i want a really gentle cleanser, i use dermalogica's ultracalming cleanser. its nice now that its summer but for some reason too drying in winter (just to let you know)


Dermalogica's Ultracalming Cleanser gets my vote as well but it's the opposite for me..it's perfect during the winter but my face gets oily during the summer

Yay for the ultracalming cleanser Very Happy
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:31 am      Reply with quote
I find the cleansers of Korres Natural Products to be very gentle.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:55 am      Reply with quote
I LOVE Humphrey's NonDrying Cleansing Gel. I get it from my local health food store. It is very inexpensive and goes a long way. They also make a cleansing milk. I highly recommend the products. They contain no artificial colors, fragrances or harsh preservatives, such as parabens. Here is the ingredient list

"Using therapeutic ingredients specially chosen for delicate complexions, our soap free cleansing gel gently washes away excess oils and impurities, while simultaneously nourishing and protecting your skin with soothing botanical extracts."

Witch Hazel, Jasmine – Clean & Soothe
Arnica, Chamomile, Lavender – Calm & Protect
Aloe, Cucumber, Kelp – Nourish & Moisturize
Green & White Tea, Vitamin A & E – Natural Antioxidants A botanical infusion of [camellia sinesis (green tea), *camellia sinesis (white tea), *arnica montana, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender), chamomilla recutita (chamomile), laminaria digitata (kelp), and cucumis sativus (cucumber)] in filtered water, *aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, disodium olefin sulfonate, vegetable glycerin, sodium PCA, citric acid, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), allantoin, tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexyglycerin, jasminum officinale (jasmine) extract
, essential oil blend.

There are plenty of websites selling the Humphrey products but here is one link I just found:
http://shopping.msn.com/results/shp/?bCatID=4234,av=2-5639041
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:31 am      Reply with quote
nickieygirl wrote:
I think cetaphil is not the good one. It contains of SLS that can hash your skin and also I am allergic to cetaphil.


My friend is SUPER sensitive to everything. Cetaphil is the only thing (that she's tried) that won't break her out. To each her own.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:16 am      Reply with quote
I can't use Cetaphil at all. I got a free sample in the mail, and was so excited. But it left some film on my face. Weird!

I have tried IFP gentle cleanser, Skinbio gentle cleanser, Skincarecentral extremely gentle cleanser, and gentle cleanser from my mom's Thai derm. I have to say after all is said and done, it seems IFP gentle cleanser is now my favorite. It seems to cleanse my face without causing my undereye area to appear too dry (which then looks crepey). I'm still using the other gentle cleansers alternately just to use them up, but if I'm done with them all, I think I'll go with IFP only (until I found something else better...haha).
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:13 am      Reply with quote
I've used Cetaphil for ages, until that is I joined this forum and met some very knowledgable ladies. Cetaphil does have sodium laurate sulfate (I think that's the word)in it which I've heard and read is not only bad for facial skin, but is also toxic when it gets into your body. Well because of these reasons, I've stopped using Cetaphil. I'm now using Burt's Bees' orange essence cleanser and am quite pleased with that. I alternate with my plain old OCM..
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:37 am      Reply with quote
Pure Jojoba , It can be used as a cleanser. Jojoba gently unclogs pores and removes grime and impurities.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:40 am      Reply with quote
I have used Diane Yvonne's Rose Hip Seed Oil Cleanser for YEARS and love it. Totally 'clean', doesn't strip my skin but removes makeup (including waterproof mascara.) I'll never be w/out it!

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:10 pm      Reply with quote
Jira wrote:
Pure Jojoba , It can be used as a cleanser. Jojoba gently unclogs pores and removes grime and impurities.


I still can't get over that! I'm afraid to give that a try. Confused
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:45 pm      Reply with quote
Skincare, I don't blame you, but I too find just pure oil to be the best cleanser. I'm not using castor oil like other OCM folks anymore, as I think it made me break out, but I use coconut oil and macadamia oil sometimes, and I'm hoping to try jojoba soon. I really think it's much gentler.

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:18 pm      Reply with quote
The very best and most gentle cleanser imo is a handmade soap, I love the way it makes my face feel.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:57 pm      Reply with quote
ginnielizz wrote:
Skincare, I don't blame you, but I too find just pure oil to be the best cleanser. I'm not using castor oil like other OCM folks anymore, as I think it made me break out, but I use coconut oil and macadamia oil sometimes, and I'm hoping to try jojoba soon. I really think it's much gentler.


I was hoping to use macadamia oil for my hair! Right now, I'm using Davines Almond Oil and it is totally amazing how it does not weigh my hair down or look greasy.

One day I will have the nerve to try Jojoba oil.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:33 pm      Reply with quote
I really like PSF's new castile cleanser. It produces a great lather with just a small amount of cleanser, so a bottle should last fairly long.

It removes all of my makeup, including non-waterproof mascara very easily. Also, it makes my oily skin feel very clean, but not at all tight or dry after washing.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:31 pm      Reply with quote
Cerave.

Cetaphil and DY's rosehip cleanser both gave me dermatitis.

I have also used La Roche Posay's Toleriane dermo cleanse without any reaction. I didn't like the film it leaves behind.

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:51 am      Reply with quote
One of the most gentlest I have tried is Valmont Nature Cleansing With a Milk. Very nice cleanser and especially gently. Would suit all skin types.

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Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:42 am      Reply with quote
Dermalogica's Ultracalming Cleanser gets my vote as well. It's gentle and can also remove eye makeup.
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