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#1 of 11 Old 01-21-2010, 03:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello,

Does anyone have any recommendations for natural products that are similar to Cetaphil cleanser? I have been using Cetaphil products for years on the advice of my dermatologist. Basically, I have super, super sensitive skin, especially on my face, and Cetaphil has been the only face/body wash that I do not react to - natural or otherwise. However, it is chock full o' parabens and such.

I think I have found a replacement moisturizer, but still looking for cleanser. Anyone have any thoughts on a gentle, natural, non-drying cleanser for super sensitive skin, similar to Cetaphil, that I can use on face and body?

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks so much!

P.S. Castile soap is out too. It stings.
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Have you tried straight olive oil?

Also, you might want to do an olive oil soap for your body. And straight on your face. I like the Kiss My Face olive oil soap.
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I like the coconut cleanser from Ann Webb skin care. It may be a Whole Foods exclusive, so you'd have to find it there.

 
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I've wondered about this too. None of the natural ones I've tried are anything like Cetaphil.

FWIW, about a month ago I started using only water on my face and so far so good! Better than the Cetaphil I think, but I wonder if it will be enough in the summer.

I'm curious to know what moisturizer you switched to.
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the replies and will look into your suggestions.

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I'm curious to know what moisturizer you switched to.
So far I like Kiss My Face olive & aloe fragrance free ultra moisturizer. I also liked Clinique moisturizers but they are expensive and, I suspect, not so natural.
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I have super sensitive skin and like this sunflower cleanser by Desert Essence
http://www.amazon.com/Thoroughly-Cle...293797&sr=8-10

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Thanks!
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I've wondered about this too. None of the natural ones I've tried are anything like Cetaphil.

FWIW, about a month ago I started using only water on my face and so far so good! Better than the Cetaphil I think, but I wonder if it will be enough in the summer.

I'm curious to know what moisturizer you switched to.
Same here, I have pretty much just used water and I am fine so far. In fact, a coworker today told me that my skin was glowing I still use my Cetaphil moisturizer though But I am going to check in to some alternatives.

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I recently tried Beauty Without Cruelty face cleanser and it was very nice!
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I use the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap Bar. It can sting if you get it in your eyes, though, so be careful. Formerly I used Cetaphil, Basis, or Dan Kern's stuff.

For moisturizer, I use pure jojoba oil at night, and am still looking for a good daytime, under mineral makeup moisturizer.

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