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Favorite soap?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Swann, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Which Dial is scentless? I like the regular orange Dial because it smells, um, antiseptic. It's available in liquid form. After I kill this gigantic family-sized Softsoap 55-gallon drum I'll buy some Dial from Costco.

    Seriously, no one else thinks a liquid soap dispenser looks way better than a messy soap tray?
     


  2. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    baxter of california vitamen E/D/A italian-lime gylcerin bars

    they are absolutely the best in the shower for face and body, lathers well, smells fantastic, doesn't dry out the skin, inexpensive too ....


    could you tell me ore about using this on your face? i'm still searching for a face cleanser to stick with. everything i've tried so far either dries out my skin, or doesn't foam up enough and feels difficult to rinse.
     


  3. Englandmj7

    Englandmj7 Senior member

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    Well, I don't know about the Baxter soap, but I use the Baxter facial wash and it is excellent. You can get it on their website. I have dry skin and it moisturizes/cleans extremely well. It does not foam up though, but since when was that a positive trait? It is not a shaving cream after all.

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  4. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    most facial cleansers don't foam at all as they are totally devoid of soap
    i too use the baxter facial wash which is a very mild gentle non-foaming cleanser but in the summer hot humid weather, i use korres sage fluid gel cleanser, which is mild without stripping, or menscience daily face wash, which is a gel, totally devoid of any scent etc. but can be stripping and overly drying on normal to dry skin - none of these foam and you just have to get used to spreading it over your face

    if you have residue problems from a cleanser, you can use a toner to wipe off the residue

    as for the baxter bars, i find they're great for the gym etc as i can use one bar for everything - they are gylcerin based, are soft and not the hard gylercin bars i've always encountered, they foam quite well for a gylcerin bar, fit nicely in a guy's palm (they're not overwhelming large) and i find no drying effects on my facial skin in using them - i find it rinses off well without any residue

    they're inexpensive, $10.00 for three bars, and if they don't work out for your face, you can at least use them on your body so you won't waste your money

    www.menessentials.com sells them as well as www.baxterofcalifornia.com
     


  5. topcatny

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    I use Lever 2000 in the shower, Cetaphil for my face and Dial liquid soap when washing my hands at the sink.
     


  6. javyn

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    Soap in the tray isn't messy if you keep it away from the stream/spray of water, and the tray has those grooves to elevate the bar.
     


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    Dove exfoliating body wash.
     


  8. matadorpoeta

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    as for the baxter bars, i find they're great for the gym etc as i can use one bar for everything - they are gylcerin based, are soft and not the hard gylercin bars i've always encountered, they foam quite well for a gylcerin bar, fit nicely in a guy's palm (they're not overwhelming large) and i find no drying effects on my facial skin in using them - i find it rinses off well without any residue

    they're inexpensive, $10.00 for three bars, and if they don't work out for your face, you can at least use them on your body so you won't waste your money

    www.menessentials.com sells them as well as www.baxterofcalifornia.com


    thanks for the info. i'm using baxter face wash right now also, but i don't like it. it is difficult to rinse off and even then i'm not sure it's all gone. i may try the bar soaps.
     


  9. X-It

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    The Body Shop


    Hand Wash
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    Body Scrub
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    Soap
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    Foaming Bath
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  10. shellshock

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    Bars are just rather messy and unwieldy.

    are you for real?

    i enjoy this
     


  11. Willsw

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    Does anyone use Lush soap? I've been wanting to expand beyond my various oatmeal Trader Joe's soaps and whatever looks good at the CVS. They seem a bit gimmicky.
     


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    Does anyone use Lush soap? I've been wanting to expand beyond my various oatmeal Trader Joe's soaps and whatever looks good at the CVS. They seem a bit gimmicky.

    gimmicky & expensive, i really liked the honey one though, "honey i washed the kids" (?) it smelled awesome.
     


  14. nerdykarim

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    Claus Porto - Aguia [​IMG] edit: I used Baxter for a while and, while I like it, Claus Porto is much, much better. I still use Baxter's face wash though.
     


  15. tangerine

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    Does anyone use Lush soap? I've been wanting to expand beyond my various oatmeal Trader Joe's soaps and whatever looks good at the CVS. They seem a bit gimmicky.

    I like several of the Lush soaps. They are fun and "gourmand" in the sense that they really maximize the scent of the different ingredients, so that they smell more like natural materials than soap.

    I agree with shellshock that Honey I Washed the Kids smells great; that is a really good one. Other ones I like are Figs and Leaves; Sea Vegetable; and Demon in the Dark. The first two smell like figs and seaweed, respectively, and both have good exfoliant properties; there are leaves in the first, and sea salt in the second. Demon in the Dark is an intense peppermint soap, very refreshing.

    French triple-milled soaps are also awesome. There is one that comes in 300g blocks, no packaging, that I like to buy but I don't know the name of it. Available in several scents, all of which are very subtle. The soap lasts a long time.
     


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