can body washes cause skin irritation?

    can body washes cause skin irritation?

    post #1 of 10
    Thread Starter 

    sup guys 

     

    i'm about to buy a new bottle and the gift set is only $5 more expensive (only comes with body wash, no deodorant). i've never used fragrance body washes so i was thinking of giving it a try. however, i have really sensitive skin and have to use fragrance-free body washes unless i want to get a rash. will the higher-quality fragrance make this okay on my skin or is the issue intrinsic to all smelly soaps? 

     

    thanks 

    post #2 of 10

    idk til u try

    post #3 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Don Cheadle View Post

    Will the higher-quality fragrance make this okay on my skin or is the issue intrinsic to all smelly soaps? 

    thanks 
    My guess is the latter.
    post #4 of 10

    Any fragrance can give a reaction, whether it's high quality or low quality. However, it could well be that you're not sensitive to fragrance per se, but to some other substance contained in body washes. For instance, I have a friend who is allergic to masking agents, which are actually used to suppress odors in fragrances, and are thus present also in many fragrance free washes.

     

    As usual, one can never know in advance. If you don't want to risk, go with what you know will work for you. If you want to try, use a small quantity, and use it once in a while alternating with your usual stuff.

     

    In any case, you can simply buy the gift set and give the body wash to a brother etc.

     

    cacio

    post #5 of 10

    Depends on the individual.

    post #6 of 10

    I would avoid the body wash just buy the fragrance

    post #7 of 10
    I have similar issues with fragranced body products. No problems with worn fragrances though, thankfully. smile.gif
    post #8 of 10

    Same here.

    post #9 of 10

    When I was a boy, a whole layer of skin sloughed off me after using 'Matey' bubble bath. -- I was a screaming red kid in hospital. I avoid all scented soaps and shower only.

     

    But I can use as much fragrance as I like with no problem smiley.gif

    post #10 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kaern View Post

    When I was a boy, a whole layer of skin sloughed off me after using 'Matey' bubble bath. -- I was a screaming red kid in hospital. I avoid all scented soaps and shower only.

     

    But I can use as much fragrance as I like with no problem smiley.gif

    Mr Bubble did that to me - not hospital bad but I was a rashy red kid who did get taken to the doctor and I had no more Mr. Bubble which was heart breaking because EVERYONE had Mr. Bubble then

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    7/7/13 at 5:13pm

    Don Cheadle said:



    sup guys 

     

    i'm about to buy a new bottle and the gift set is only $5 more expensive (only comes with body wash, no deodorant). i've never used fragrance body washes so i was thinking of giving it a try. however, i have really sensitive skin and have to use fragrance-free body washes unless i want to get a rash. will the higher-quality fragrance make this okay on my skin or is the issue intrinsic to all smelly soaps? 

     

    thanks 

    7/7/13 at 5:25pm

    Tony T said:



    idk til u try

    7/7/13 at 5:36pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Don Cheadle View Post

    Will the higher-quality fragrance make this okay on my skin or is the issue intrinsic to all smelly soaps? 

    thanks 
    My guess is the latter.

    7/7/13 at 7:00pm

    cacio said:



    Any fragrance can give a reaction, whether it's high quality or low quality. However, it could well be that you're not sensitive to fragrance per se, but to some other substance contained in body washes. For instance, I have a friend who is allergic to masking agents, which are actually used to suppress odors in fragrances, and are thus present also in many fragrance free washes.

     

    As usual, one can never know in advance. If you don't want to risk, go with what you know will work for you. If you want to try, use a small quantity, and use it once in a while alternating with your usual stuff.

     

    In any case, you can simply buy the gift set and give the body wash to a brother etc.

     

    cacio

    7/8/13 at 5:14am

    sjg3839 said:



    Depends on the individual.

    7/8/13 at 5:40am

    mccann690 said:



    I would avoid the body wash just buy the fragrance

    7/8/13 at 5:51am

    Diamondflame said:



    I have similar issues with fragranced body products. No problems with worn fragrances though, thankfully. smile.gif

    7/8/13 at 6:06am

    lpp said:



    Same here.

    7/8/13 at 7:41am

    Kaern said:



    When I was a boy, a whole layer of skin sloughed off me after using 'Matey' bubble bath. -- I was a screaming red kid in hospital. I avoid all scented soaps and shower only.

     

    But I can use as much fragrance as I like with no problem smiley.gif

    7/8/13 at 10:13am

    Katana said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kaern View Post

    When I was a boy, a whole layer of skin sloughed off me after using 'Matey' bubble bath. -- I was a screaming red kid in hospital. I avoid all scented soaps and shower only.

     

    But I can use as much fragrance as I like with no problem smiley.gif

    Mr Bubble did that to me - not hospital bad but I was a rashy red kid who did get taken to the doctor and I had no more Mr. Bubble which was heart breaking because EVERYONE had Mr. Bubble then