Vanicream Gentle Body Wash. This post is not sponsored.
When I was initially diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis in January of 2006, I was stunned. I’m allergic to products. Say what?? I have always loved products since I was a little girl using perfumed powder at my grandmother’s house. There was something special about it. The way it felt, the way it smelled. Fast forward to my mom selling skin care products in a MLM (this was the 80’s guys!! MLM has been around for-ever!!) and I was hooked at taking care of my skin. Properly, or so I thought! I can’t be sure how I was originally sensitized to fragrance and formaldehyde, but maybe those products had something to do with it?? We’ll never know. If you learn anything from this blog and my ailments, please PLEASE! use fragrance free products on yourself and your kiddos!
On my journey of finding personal care products that I not only enjoy using, but that are safe and reaction free for me, I have found only a few body washes that fit the bill. Many made for very sensitive skin like mine don’t suds up. They are more of a cream or an oil and while they do a pretty good job at cleaning (oil cleans oil), there is something familiar about suds in the shower or bath!
Vanicream Gentle Body Wash is a dream come true, really. It is not only free from dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde, but it also cleans really well. It is a very thick and creamy consistency.
A creamy, thick texture
And did I mention the most incredible part?? SUDS!! Most allergy-free body washes I’ve tried do not have suds. Just because this is so exciting to me, here’s some pics of its sudsability. I have been able to find this body wash at my local drugstore, but you can also grab it here on Amazon
Vanicream is a leader in the allergy-free product category. In fact, when I was originally diagnosed, my dermatologist gave me several Vanicream samples to get me through the first few weeks after diagnosis. They have a lot of wonderful products. As always, be certain to read ingredients on every package of personal care products, every time you buy them. Formulations can change without a packaging change. I’ve learned this the HARD way. Always check your ingredients. Every time.