My husband enjoys the scented Dr. Bronner soaps and likes that they are all natural. He convinced me to try the unscented baby version. I have really dry, sensitive skin and religiously use Dove soap.
This was extremely drying and irritated my skin. After a few uses my skin had visible flaky dry and scaly looking rough patches.
I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone with a baby or sensitive skin.
Just bought this and tried it, and my skin feels amazing! Soft/balanced.. not dry. The tea tree version can be a bit drying, but it is AMAZING for clearing up acne. The minty one is great, too... but the cooling sensation is too intense during the winter... may bust it out in a month or two.
This is a foaming liquid soap concentrate - you are supposed to dilute it before using. It is definitely cheap - cheaper than most drugstore cleansers. It foams nicely and cleans well, though I found it leaves a soapy feeling behind.
The label has more writing and information than any other product I have ever tried - more than a haircolouring kit. But most of it isn't useful. For example, it says to dilute the product - but there are no instructions anywhere on how to dilute it. I also checked the website - there is nothing. It also says 16 uses....again, no information on what it can be used for. That was really weird, because there is so much to read on the bottle, but all of it is just extolling the product.
There is also religious propaganda on the bottle....I wasn't offended by it, but confused about how they found room on the label to go on about God and Mohammed (I am serious) but no room for simple instructions.
I like the fact that this is Fair Trade Certified, but probably won't repurchase.
I found this to be very drying. I diluted it and it was still drying out my skin.
The best liquid soap ever made! So stop reading these reviews and go buy it already! Use it for your face, hair, body and shaving. Plus it's fun to read the crazy rantings from Dr. Bronner all over the label while in the shower. There are only two brands of soap: Chagrin Valley soap and Dr. Bronner's magic soap. Period end of story
After trying EVERYTHING for YEARS and only having TEMPORARY results before my skin went crazy again, I found Dr. Bronner's and I am in LOVE! I use it for everything (face, body, shaving...). My skin balanced out after I started using this as a facial cleanser - I dilute it and use it in a foaming pump. I don't breakout anymore, I don't get oily or too dry and my skin isn't irritated. It's perfect! In the past I've used lines where there are about 6 steps (clinique acne solutions, vichy normaderm...) and now I follow this routine:
Cleanse with Dr. Bronner's baby sensitive liquid soap
Moisturize with Lush Imperialis
Cleanse with Dr. Bronner's baby sensitive liquid soap
Use clarisonic with this soap every other day
If necessary, I use Thursday's Plantation pure tea tree oil on any spots
Moisturize with Lush Imperialis.
Results = best complexion in YEARS!!!
I bought this to replace my oil face cleanser. I wear long wearing foundation and like oil cleansers to remove my make up. I love my clinique balm but was looking for a cheaper alternative. This did an amazing job of removing my makeup. I had to add a bit of water because when put on a dry face it wouldn't spread. It also didnt leave an oily film. The only problem that i found was that it really stung my face and eyes like crazy. I dont have overly sensitive skin either. I think im just going to stick with my Clinique balm and use this as a body wash.
Dr. Bronner's liquid soap is amazing! I use it as a body wash and use it to shave my legs. My skin feels amazing, it does not dry out the skin and a bottle lasts a while. Since using it, I noticed that my elbows, knees and hands are not chapped. I even use less lotion than before.
I have very dry and sensitive skin so for a very long time have been thinking about usting a castile soap. This product is everywhere and many of my co-workers and friends use it. I purchased the baby formula because the others contain possible irritants in their essential oils. I diluted it to about 50/50 to use as a body wash, I also have eczema and dermititis...hello sensitive skin issues! I found this extremely drying. Too drying for me. I did not use it as a face wash, body only. Supposedly it has many other uses, but I wanted it for a body wash and it doesn't cut it for me. I will be returning it.
Also, the label is PACKED with writing which I assumed were instructions for how to use it. But when I got it home and looked at it, it's some kind of wack-job nut-case religious ranting and something about owls and birth control. What???? I mean, freaky weird stuff! Why is it on a soap bottle label? Not the product for me, even though so many others think it's fantastic. The hunt for a non-drying, non-irritating, truly unscented body wash goes on.
I've been dealing with acne for a couple months now, and I started using this on my face a couple weeks ago, and on my chest over a month ago. At first, my skin felt really great and extremely clean and soft, but after two weeks of use on my face, I developed lots of really tiny pimples all over my cheeks and forehead. I switched to Cetaphil about a week ago, and those little bumps are subsiding. I kept using it on my chest for over a month, but I saw no improvement there either, so I stopped using it on my body. I have a feeling it had to do with the high pH level (around 9). I used it lightly diluted at first, then diluted it to about 50:50 water:soap, and still no luck.
I still will use this as a handwash, and for other general cleaning. I really want to support a company like Dr Bronner's, because they're natural, easy on the environment, and apparently they donate a lot of profit and their lowest paid workers don't make a whole lot less than their highest paid, and so on. I will continue to buy this, just won't use it on my face/acne prone areas.