Some things just don’t seem to need reviewing or writing about, but they are probably the items we use the most often and use UP the most often too. In my case, let me introduce you to the Eucerin Sensitive Skin PH5 Wash Lotion, a face and body wash for sensitive skin. I wrote about this way back in 2007 and although the name has changed a little, here it is again nearly 5 years later! A product with lasting power for this fickle minded female! :D
I don’t have sensitive skin as a rule, but I started using this one a few years back after being introduced to it, and because I saw it on sale at Guardian. Any resolve I have is always weakened by a pharmacy sale :P I like to buy the 1000ml bottles when they are on sale, that come free with the smaller bottles of the same wash lotion. I use these everyday anyway, so any saving is always a good thing.
You might be wondering though, why I use this so often, although I love switching body washes? If you look at my shower caddy, its PACKED with hair, body and face washes but I always come back to this one.
The primary reason is because this is the only body wash I can use that I know will not tear my hands apart. I have sensitive skin on my hands. Weird right? Nowhere else, just my hands. So any body wash that is too chock a block with chemicals or are too drying will dry out the skin on my hands. So I always go back to the Eucerin PH5 Wash Lotion.
It is your regular body wash and honestly doesn’t smell all that wonderful. Certainly not as wonderful as the perfumed body washes out there. But it works a treat for me, does not dry out my skin, helps heal my hands when I have gone on an experimental bout and if I’m really really lazy, doubles up as face wash!
Yep! It says on the bottle that it can be used for body and face and I’ve tried it, and honestly, yes it works well. It cleans the skin without leaving it feeling dry and tight, and doesn’t have that squeaky clean feel that I associate with some facial washes. Its quite gentle and it does the job well. Foaming is minimal but that’s fine by me.
Have used up bottles of these stuff, and as things will have it, will likely use up bottles more!
In a nutshell
An affordable body wash formulated for sensitive skin that cleans the skin well, and can even be used on the face. Foaming is minimal and the scent isn’t too floral or yummy, but it isn’t unpleasant either. It cleans my skin without making it feel dry and tight and when I have problems with most body washes, this is the one I come back to over and over again.
Pros: Non drying on the skin, Can be used on body and face, Minimal foaming, Very good for my sensitive hands
Cons: Some might consider it pricey
As I’ve said, I wait for promotional packs and buy the 1 litre bottles because I use them up often. Very often, promotional packs are released towards the end of the year, and partway through the year and go for something like RM59.90. I believe they come in a few sizes 250ml, 500ml and 1000ml. I don’t consider these pricey, but the prices can be considered a little high if compared to other pharmacy brand body washes, but not too high if compared to other body washes for sensitive skin.
Have you tried this one before? What is one item you use over and over and never think of telling anyone about it, because its always just there? And this, beauty bloggers is also why you don’t have to go broke just because you have a blog about beauty. There are so many things you can write about… like your body wash! :D
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Myreth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Citric Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Coco Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Glycerin, Polyquarternium-10, Diammonium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha Isometyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum
Eucerin PH5 WashLotion for Body and Face can be purchased at about RM59.90 for 1000ml promotional packs that come with a free 250ml bottle. I’ve seen these mostly at Guardian pharmacies.