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what do you think of it as a cleanser?

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okay for body, but I wouldn't use it on my face really.

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what do you think of it as a cleanser?

I've read that Ivory Soap is not good for your skin. I don't remember where I read it, but I remember it was a website comparing different products including bar soaps and whether or not they are good for your skin (will cause acne) and Ivory soap was rated very poorly.

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what do you think of it as a cleanser?

You wanna keep your soap as simple as possible man. Simple = better.

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IVORY= BAD, AT least in my case. I thought I was doing the right thing by using IVORY, however it really screwed up my skin. It dried it out worse than the BASIC bar (which I currently use). Also it seemed to upset my skins natural balance. When used with BP I had more reddness than usual.

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IVORY= BAD, AT least in my case. I thought I was doing the right thing by using IVORY, however it really screwed up my skin. It dried it out worse than the BASIC bar (which I currently use). Also it seemed to upset my skins natural balance. When used with BP I had more reddness than usual.

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exactly, more irritaion equals more likely to break out.

try to use some of the rated cleansers or popular cleansers that many acne.org members seem to be good:D

good luck xx

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The only way that I'd use ivory soap is if I was cleansing with it sort of like on a rotation.. like ivory once then 3 days of cetaphil or dove.. then ivory again. It helps keep oil in check but not a bar soap I'd consider using everyday.

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I wouldn't use ivory. If your going to use a bar soap use dove (original). But try using cetaphil or panoxyl 5 (5% BP) it works great!!

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I am gonna go buy basis tommorow.

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I recommend Dove bar for sensitive skin. It has no colorings or artificial fragrance, and is very gentle. I used regular Dove bar for years, but when the Dove bar for sensitive skin came out, I found it was much gentler on my skin. I use this as a staple, rotating with other gentle cleansers mentioned on this board, just to see what's out there!

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did u guys know that the Ivory soap floats on water? jus thought id share that fun fact. HAHA

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Ivory soap is really harsh & drying, despite 100+ years of advertising how "pure" it is.

Discussion of the story behind the floating here.

I think a big reason to avoid Ivory bar soap (beyond how drying it can be) is the stink of it. I say "stink" rather than fragrance, because the scent bothers a lot of people. It can really linger on you. True story: I know of a pediatrician who would refuse to examine babies who were washed with Ivory!

And a maybe-even-weirder-than-the-floating fun fact: Ivory Soap is an ingredient in "stink bait" recipes for fishing. Just one example recipe here.

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None of the bars mentioned are worth anything for oily and acne prone skin, absolutely dreadful!

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Definitely don't use it for your face.

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Definitely don't use it for your face.

I agree. I have very thick, oily, "unsensitive" skin and Ivory soap is about the only thing in the world that irritates me. And the smell is awful, IMO (as a previous poster stated).

I say no to Ivory.

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I use dove/ivory body soap everyday on my face when i shower, because i need some friction between my fingers and my face so i can rub off all that dead skin :sick:. I've been using it for years lol, nothing bad has happened to my face :cool:

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