This has quickly become a staple of mine, as it is absolutely amazing. I originally purchased Dial Gold Liquid Antibacterial Hand Soap to clean a fresh tattoo (which proved to be very beneficial, as it healed quite fast and I experienced VERY minimal peeling). The slimy texture felt strange at first because I was previously using foaming hand soaps, but...it just got my skin so darn clean! So I started using it as my regular, everyday hand soap.
Recently one day while shopping at Target, something new on the shelf caught my attention: Dial Gold Deodorizing Body Wash (http://www.dialsoap.com/bw_dial_gold.html). I immediately bought a bottle, and oh wow it's awesome. It doesn't smell as medicinal as the hand soap; I'm not sure how to describe it. It's just more pleasant, definitely something that fades away after the shower is over. And it's like, $3 or something!
And finally, just today, I just discovered that the hand soap makes an incredible makeup brush cleanser. This soap...does everything.
Ever since I've found out I was pregnant with my second child, a boy, my skin has been a wreck! All around my jaw and neck area I had small, hard under the skin pimples that nothing I've seemed to do would help them go away...I switched up my skincare routine and adding this soap in seemed to be one of the biggest things that has helped. It doesn't leave my normal skin overly dry, but it is slightly drying, so you would need to moisturize after unless super oily. I suggest this to anyone with acne problems....its soooo cheap that even if it doesn't work there isn't much to lose! Being pregnant I can use BP or other traditional acne meds and honestly this seems to help more than any of the other acne things I would use before pregnancy anyways. Give it a try for yourself....its a $1 or so a bottle, so you have nothing to lose and hopefully can gain clear skin like I have!
I picked up the "Gold" version of this at my local Wal-mart for only 98 cents. I read somewhere on the internet that some dermatologists recommend this as a facial soap to those with acne-prone skin. My skin is very allergy-prone and I also have subtype 2 rosacea. It's very sensitive to normal acne meds, so I'm always on the lookout for something that might work! I love experimenting with new products, so I picked up a bottle the next time I went grocery shopping. I was a bit nervous to use it because the active ingredient is Triclosan. A while back, I tried Noxzema Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Cleanser, which also contained the ingredient. It left my skin absolutely parched, sore and inflamed. I noticed that the strength was a bit more at .3% and the Dial had only .15%, so I decided to take the plunge and try it! At the time, my skin was full of small, hard bumps that couldn't be helped by anything. I'd tried every exfoliator I had, every moisturizer, oil cleansing...nothing worked. I also had a lot of tiny clogs in my t-zone. The first night I used Dial, all the little hard bumps lodged in my skin just wiped right off. I didn't use much, because I was scared of having a reaction, but I'm almost finished with my 1st bottle and I'm happy to say that my skin LOVES this soap. It keeps me 98% clear and my skin is smooth and not irritated. It doesn't upset my allergies and also doesn't dry my skin out. I'm very happy to have found such a cheap, yet effective product!
This soap and the bar version, have a scent I loathe. It reminds me of a short but horrible bout I had with acne when I was in my early 20's. The derm told me this stuff would be great for both face and hand washing. It didn't do any harm, but the scent takes me back to that time and nauseates me.
That said, it does do the job and doesn't make any promises to do more than disinfect, no bells and anti aging whistles. Its good "desert island" stuff, but again, through no fault of its own, I cannot bear the stuff.
This hand soap doesnt dry my hands out. The thing I just cannot stand is the way it smells like in between tar and medication + the orange color isn't very appealing. Ewwww! I've tried to get used to it, but to no avail. I'd use any other hand soap but this.
I was actually recommended this by the derm, (as well as a few other products) and I've got to say that I'm impressed.
It cleans very well, and it's helped control skin problems. Not to mention that it's CHEAP. Less than a dollar for 9oz of product? Win!
The only thing is, it's quite drying, so you'll need an affective moisturizer. (Might I recommend cetaphil?)
This works best for washing my face. It was actually recomended to me by a Nurse . She told me to use this and that it was recommended to her by a Dr. because the Rx My Dr was giving me were for getting rid of bacteria. Also she said to use Hydrogen Peroxide on acne, just apply with a cotton ball then after 30 sec wipe if off with cold water. This did wonders for my skin. I also use Aveeno daily Scrub without the sylic acid. I just use the scrub to even out my skin so that it wtays smooth and soft. This combination works great!!
this is a product that i have really come to rely on around the house! i picked it up in the first place to use for washing a freshly done tattoo on the recommendation of the tattoo artist, and since the tattoo healed i've bought atleast 4 more bottles! i like the idea that this is antibacterial and it's the real deal- no fancy fragrances or colors, just a potent bacteria killing classic soap. i use this as a soap for washing my hands anytime i'm in the bathroom or the kitchen, and it always gets my hands clean and rinses leaving no residue. it can be slightly drying, but i tend towards dry skin on my hands in the colder weather anyways so maybe it's just me? another thing i use Dial for is washing my makeup brushes, and for this it's fantastic! not only does it get them super clean and completely free of makeup residue, it also kills any nasty bacteria that could be lurking in the bristles. i find this an especially comforting thought when i'm washing my face brushes (like kabukis or foundation brushes) because i don't like the idea of spreading around growing bacteria on my skin! i use it quite often on my makeup brushes, after every use with certain ones, and it never dries them out or changes the softness of the hairs. i've also used Dial in a pinch to wash my face, and it worked fantastically to remove all my makeup and leave my skin super clean! although i wouldn't recommend using it on a daily basis for this since it would probably end up drying you out, using it as a cleanser has worked well for me once in a while. this is inexpensive, kills bacteria, works just as well as high-priced brush cleaning solutions and can remove your makeup in a pinch! what's not to love?
Active Ingredient: Triclosan
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Fragrance, Cocamide MEA, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Yellow 5, Red 4
This hand soap dried out my hands to the point where they cracked. I had to stop using it.
This is a review for Dial Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap in the 'Lavendar Oatmeal' scent. I really like this! I wanted a moisturizing antibacterial soap and had tried sooo many but found most of them to be drying. It has a pearly-lavendar color and a creamy texture. I don't love the scent, but it's not too bad, and if you like lavendar scents, you will probably like it. My hands feel soft and it definitely did not dry them out. I love the scent of their "Soy & Almond Milk" body wash and I hope they make a similar sent for their hand soap soon. An inexpensive great find!