A: Hello Misty,
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using soap to cleanse your skin due to the ph of soaps and the drying ingredients. These factors will make dry sensitive skin worse. Our Conditioning Body Wash is ph balanced to your skin and has essential oil to keep skin soft and hydrate as well as thoroughly cleanse the skin.
-Dermalogica Brand Expert
Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash is a rich, skin-conditioning botanical cleanser for the entire body. Soap-free Quillaja Saponaria extract thoroughly cleanses the skin, leaving it feeling soft and silky. Essential oils of Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary gently purify without stripping the skin's own natural moisturizers. The soothingly fragrant essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage moisturize the skin, leaving it smooth and conditioned. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.
How it works:
I brought this thinking that an expensive product developed by dermatoligsts would be full of "quality ingredients" and be kind and gentle to skin. But it seems I was naive. Nice scent but it dried out and itched my skin. Bloody awful performance for a pricey "conditioning" body wash!
Then I checked the ingredients label - its just the same cheap industrial chemicals my dermatologist warned me to avoid, especially the first 2 which was causing my skin eczema:
- SODIUM LAURETH SULPHATE (harsh cleanser and skin irritant)
- LAURAMIDE DEA: (foaming agent, can affect hormones and cell functioning and development)
- TETRASODIUM EDTA (preservative, drives other chemicals deeper into skin and bloodstream)
- METHYLPARABEN (preservative, may cause cancer)
- PROPLYPARABEN (preservative, may cause cancer)
Thats just a few I wont bore you with the rest. Personally I avoid the ingredient Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) and the drying itching effect it causes in any product I buy, so this Dermalogica Conditioning body wash is out. But parabens? I don't know, I'm trying to cut down but I feel mixed about it. Around half of what I use has it. Really I just feel like Dermalogica are trying for play me for a fool buy duping me out of good cash for a bargain basement product. The cleansers & preservatives I mentioned above that Dermalogica use are EXACTLY THE SAME ones they use in the cheapest bulk washes & shampoos you can get from the $2 stores, except I paid 50 times the price. Ouch I feel ripped off big time. Next time I want to spend money on serious skincare I'll go to the health store for top quality beauty care from a company that actually does what it says - top quality skincare directly to the customer. Not one that cares more about tricking me with fake-medical talk & packaging.