SPY Guide: The 9 Best Soaps for Sensitive Skin

Best Soaps for Sensitive Skin
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If fragrances, artificial dyes, colorants or any number of ingredients found in skin care products have caused you to break out into bumps, rashes or acne, you probably fall under the “sensitive” skin category. Fall and winter also bring dry air, which can cause sensitive skin to dry out and itch – especially if you’re using harsh skin care products.

Shopping for something as simple as soap and body wash can feel like an endless game of trial and error. So below, we’ve rounded up nine best products for sensitive skin.

1. Kiss My Face Sensitive Skin Shave Cream

While not a cleanser or body wash, Kiss My Face’s shave cream was worth the mention for its extra-gentle, fragrance-free formula. Packed with botanicals like lemongrass (antiseptic and astringent) and soapwort (heals and softens), it’s a smart choice for those seeking a natural alternative to traditional shave creams.

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2. Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar

Cetaphil’s famously gentle liquid cleanser also comes in bar form. This dermatologist-recommended brand is free of fragrances and dyes, which are common culprits of skin irritation.

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3. Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel

This foamy gel, fortified with Vitamin E, is mild enough to use on both face and body. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, it cleanses without stripping natural moisture. It’s clinically shown to be safe, even for the most easily affected skin types.

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4. Korres Chamomile Soap

Natural beauty line Korres utilizes soothing chamomile in this highly pure soap, an ingredient known for calming redness and irritation. With 95.9% natural ingredients, this bar cleanser is a smart choice if you’re allergic to synthetic ingredients.

Korres Chamomile Soap Image Courtesy of Dermstore


5. Basis Soap For Sensitive Skin

This classic bar soap pares back to only the ingredients you need–and nothing more–for an extremely gentle formula that won’t disturb even the most delicate dermis.

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6. Noodle and Boo Baby Soap

If it’s gentle enough for baby skin, it’s gentle enough for you. Noodle and Boo’s baby soap has a base of 100% pure vegetable oil and has been tested not only by dermatologists, but also pediatricians.

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7. Dove Sensitive Body Wash

A rich, creamy wash free from harsh fragrances, make room in your shower for this Dove cleanser if your sensitive skin also needs added moisture.

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8. DermaChange Face and Body Wash

DermaChange’s dual face and body wash won’t just save your skin by eliminating harsh, irritating ingredients. It also proactively soothes and protects delicate skin with aloe vera, coconut oil and highly prized Manuka honey (antibacterial and anti-inflammatory).

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9. Lavender Goat Milk Soap

Having sensitive skin doesn’t mean you have to miss out on soothing scents — just stick with the natural ones like Southern Natural’s lavender infused Goat Milk Soap. This handmade glycerin-based soap is a gently fragrant way to start or end a long day.

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