Surprising Observations About Dry Skin

Here’s an interesting email I received from a mom last year: “thanks … since we switched to [soap products] this winter, nobody in my family has had dried, cracked skin (esp. around the knuckles), we’d ALWAYS have this problem, every year, during winter. but not this year, despite some intense soap washing (many kiddie outings, …

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Speculations on eczema and sensitization to allergens

Here’s a really well-done and interesting study: Association between severity of atopic eczema and degree of sensitization to aeroallergens in schoolchildren. (So much great dermatological research coming out of Germany these days.) If you click on the link, a wealth of related research pops up to the right. Conclusion of the above study: “The degree …

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This Perfume Makes Me Swoon! Ack, Ack, Ack…

The box of new soaps arrived yesterday from Drugstore.com. I sat on the living room floor and opened all the little brightly color packages – I couldn’t wait to try them. I must have washed my hands twenty times last night just to get an initial feel for some of these products. After trying about …

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Unscented Dove Discontinued? … Continued

I spoke with a telephone representative at Dove today. Apparently, both unscented Dove and unscented Dove for Sensitive Skin have technically been discontinued. Dove has replaced both with a bar called unscented Dove Sensitive Skin. The new bar has a different ingredients list than either of the two products it is replacing: Ingredients of the …

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