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midnight armadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:17 PM
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I am looking for super-sensitive skin shampoo
My 3 year old son has eczema and super-sensitive skin. We're in the market for a good shampoo for this...anyone have any suggestions?
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:04 PM
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1. I have the same problem
nothing commercial ever worked for me. Had to get script from dermatologist. you may want to visit one, otherwise it will just be the endless trial and error all the while going through break out after break out. Even an allergy test, then you can rule out certain ingredients. I for one am allergic to lanolin. Makes it very difficult to use most commercial lotions. Good luck.
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midnight armadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:27 AM
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2. just finding fragrance free is hard enough
Why do manufacturers insist on making shampoo so damn smelly? I have one we're going to try, from Vermont Soapworks, which is a pretty simple traditional soap. Unfortunately, I had to get the orange-scented version...
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:52 AM
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3. Did you ever watch anyone buy shampoo?
One fine day I was in the store purchasing shaving cream, when a woman stood across the aisle from me picking out a shampoo. She opened every bottle on the shelf and smelled the contents.

The irony of that little situation was that I was going to take the shaving cream home and use it to shave my head.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:01 PM
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6. I do that, too, but
because I don't want something overpoweringly smelly, not because I'm looking for a certain scent. The older I get, the less tolerant I have become to scented things. I deplore Bath and Body Works! UGH!
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:59 AM
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4. Have you tried a health food store?
You should be able to get a gentle, unscented shampoo there. I know California Baby and Magick Botanicals both make one. Druide makes very gentle and moisturizing shampoos, soaps and lotions for babies and kids, but I don't know if they make an unscented one.

Some people have decent luck with using Dr Bronners magic soap as a shampoo. I get buildup when I try it, apparently it only works out well if you have soft water.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:59 AM
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5. California Baby Super-Sensitive Shampoo
http://www.californiababy.com/super-sensitive-shampoo-b...

From the link:

No fragrance or scent masking agents

Product description: California Baby's concentrated, extremely mild, no fragrance formula is made to gently cleanse and soothe the most sensitive skin. California Baby's Super Sensitive Shampoo & Bodywash may be used for hair, face and body. Leaves hair noticeably shiny, soft and manageable. Our customers have reported excellent results with this shampoo & body wash in their fight against eczema, perioral dermatitis and other skin sensitivities. Great travel size.

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Dastard Stepchild Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:21 PM
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7. I find that I need to stay away from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate...
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 12:24 PM by sjbech
at least this is what I have narrowed it down to. I used to have a horribly dry and irritated scalp with most shampoos, but through trial and error I cut out this ingredient and it worked.

I use Jason Henna shampoo and conditioner, and I only wash my hair 2x a week. The combination of the 2 seems to be the perfect balance for me.

This is a link to the conditioner... it also has the ingredients listed:
http://www.iherb.com/store/productdetails.aspx?c=Herbs&...

EDIT:

I just read that you said skin shampoo. Sorry about that. :) If you need a hair shampoo, though, that is a nice one.
For my skin, I only use soap on my, errr... "bits." A glycerin soap. In the winter, the rest is just cleansing water. It's the only way I can keep from cracking.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:52 PM
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8. Dr. Bronner's makes an unscented mild soap
All organic ingredients, very mild. Comes in liquid and bar form. These are the ingredients:

Baby-Mild:

Unscented: No Essential Oil
A mild, smooth soap for sensitive skin (but still be sure to keep it out of the eyes).

Ingredients: Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Olive oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Vitamin E
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:03 PM
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9. Dr Bronner's is great
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