- Leaves skin smooth and hydrated (vs. regular soap)
- Free of dyes and heavy perfumes
- Rich, refreshing lather that rinses clean
- For beautiful-looking skin
Perfect for thoroughly cleansing problem skin
If you have sensitive skin, you know what a problem winter can be. This stuff is a God-send, hands down. It’s super thick and lathers up wonderfully. Kids LOVE it because the smell is so wonderful and it makes a million bubbles! It’s traditionally Ivory, so you know how thorougly it cleans, better than anything else out there. Highly recommend!
Contains real lavender oil, and….
This has real lavender oil in it — and a good one, too, if you like florals — lavendula angustifolia. This does not have any antiseptic or camphorous notes. On the downside, this body wash does contain some other fragrance. The type of fragrance is unspecified on the label — I’m assuming a generic perfume scent. It complements the lavender scent, though. I hadn’t tried this body wash before and didn’t want to buy a six pack, but I couldn’t find a single bottle on Amazon. I ended up buying one at drugstore[dot]com. Out of the bottle the scent is very subtle, but leaves a lingering perfumy scent on my skin. It’s not unpleasant and I don’t have a real problem with it except I think the perfume smell is stronger than the lavender, and I hate to say it, perhaps a little cheap smelling. For that reason I give it 3 1/2 stars (but closer to 4 ;-). I’ve become more sensitive and discriminating when it comes to fragrances. It is subtle though — I can’t smell it unless I put my nose to my skin.As far as its intended purpose, this stuff lathers divinely and gets me super clean. It makes my skin oh-so-soft, too — I find that surprising since it contains sodium laureth sulfate AND sodium laurel sulfate which are both very drying. In the long run it might just backfire and dry my skin out. Ah, well, it’s an inexpensive brand, and you get what you pay for (and for the price, it’s decent). I took a picture of the ingredient list and uploaded it.Overall I think it’s worth a try, but I definitely recommend buying a single bottle before committing to a six pack. Sense of smell is a subjective and very individual thing.
Great for super sensitive skin
During my pregnancy I had a relatively rare skin condition that caused my skin to blister on contact with just about any kind of product you could imagine. It was torture to shower or apply moisturizers (as the dermatologist recommended). It took me months of trying different products to finally find a handful that were gentle enough on my skin and this was one of my very favorite. I still use it now years after the condition subsided.Why this is fabulous:- nonirritating to super-sensitive skin (at least in my case)- has a very gentle, pleasant fragrance- leaves a clean non-greasy feeling on the skin- moisturizingHighly recommend.
We use it as hand soap
This Ivory body wash is pretty good and it’s a few bucks cheaper than Olay. If you shower by lathering up body wash with your bare hands, this Ivory wash doesn’t lather up much that way, but it gets a really good lather if you use it with a washcloth, loofah, or exfoliation gloves.*Update July 2012* We stopped using it as a body wash and instead we use it as a hand soap. It doesn’t smell particularly wonderful in the bottle, but the sweet smell that lingers on my hands after I wash with this is fantastic.
Too Harsh for My Skin
This soap cleans well but was too harsh for my skin and private area. I also like a soap with less fragrance.