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19 April 2008 @ 10:24 pm
The Dove Phenomenon  
Four people on my flist so far have said that they are allergic to Dove soap.

I've let my mom know, guys.  Thanks for the heads-up...
Pixie Brunerpixelmonster on April 20th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Dove equals instant dermatitis on me, red splotches as far as the eye can see, LOL
Harfafnorharfafnor on April 20th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
I don't know about Dove, but the Dial gel body wash for men do something to me. My skin gets this burned look like I've been in the sun or something. I'm using the Suave for men now and it seems ok though it smells like old man aftershave or something. I usually use the body washes from Bath & Body Works in the mall. I really like those. I'm too lazy to go to the mall to get more.
jessxantha on April 20th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
the weird thing is that I know other people with issues with Dove too. I think all of the "it has a totally neutral pH" and "it is great for people with sensitive skin" is bunk. :)
Saraphina, born to speak all mirth and no matter: saraphina_marie on April 20th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
I am ok for the first few times washing with it, but after about a week it leaves behind a residue that as it builds up turns into an itchy, prickly rash of small bumps and raw red skin that tends to crack and bleed.
Not so much with the happy.
Which sucks because I like their stuff.

I think I have a sensitivity to sodium laureth sulfate as well as some fragrancing chemicals. The baby soaps tend to have much less sodium laurel and sodium laureth contents and much milder fragrances.
Xandre: Gojyo: Broodingayakashi_fox on April 20th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I get a sinus backlash from hell. The scent alone drives all of my snot into my nose, and production makes more to fill my face, head and throat. Then the headaches become nearly blinding. My eyes water and my nose goes between cold stuffed (where no air can get in or out of my nostrils) to open run and back again.

Prolonged exposure to my skin creates itchiness followed by red blotches that then refine down to a nasty rash.
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