As far back as I can remember, I have had sensitive skin. I have vivid memories of taking tar baths as a child for my eczema. My mom spent hours trying to sooth my irritated skin with an oatmeal bath. Fortunately my skin problems are no longer so severe, but I still have to be very careful about what products I use. Caring for sensitive skin has become second nature, as I have learned what to look for in skincare products and which ingredients to watch out for.
When you have to be a careful shopper like me, the health and beauty department can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from. This glance down the skincare aisle at my local Walmart shows just how many options are available.
Key words that I look for on a product labels.
- Fragrance Free
- Dermatologist Recommended
- Dye Free
I picked up a couple of Basis products this week that I haven’t tried before. The Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash is a 100% oil-free and soap-free gel with gentle botanicals. I’ve been using it the last several days with great success. The clear gel foams up nicely and does a very good job of removing stubborn makeup, unlike many other sensitive cleansers I have used. It leaves my face feeling fresh and cool, but most importantly there is no irritation. It even smells fantastic, but not from harsh perfumes. Rather, you can smell the mint and lemongrass.
The second Basis product that I picked up at Walmart is the Basis Sensitive Skin Bar. I was expecting to find it on the soap aisle, since it’s an all-over body product. But it was on the same aisle as the skincare and facial washes. The package labeling says that it is dermatologist-recommended, has no fragrances, dyes or other harsh ingredients. It also contains soothing chamomile.
I was hopeful this would work out for me, although there are very few bar soaps that my skin can tolerate. I am happy to report that this is another product that I can use. It lathers up nicely and rinses clean, leaving my skin feeling fresh without irritation. It doesn’t dry out my skin like most soap based products.
The most important skincare product in my arsenal is a good moisturizer. My skin is often dry to the point of peeling and cracking, no matter how much lotion I use.
Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion is one that I purchase often. It’s formulated to care for very dry, rough skin. I grab a bottle of it just about every week when I am at Walmart. There are a LOT of different lotions to choose from, but Eucerin Intensive Repair works wonders for me. Fortunately, it’s one of the first brands that I see when I get to the lotion aisle.
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Caring for sensitive skin is a much easier to do, once you know which ingredients to look out for in products.
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Jen - Life With Levi says
Oh my goodness, I’m right there as one of the confused shoppers! I went to buy face wipes to use after working out at the gym and there are a zillion options. So glad you shared this review – I have sensitive skin and this sounds like a great option.
Melissa Rheinlander says
I like using the Eucerin products also!! I am really sensitive to fragrances!!
Janet K says
Oh wow, I haven’t ever tried this, but my son has eczema and I have severe dry skin so we are always looking for something new!
Sarah BB says
I’ve used Eucerin everyday protection face lotion for years because it actually has the good sunscreen ingredients in it!
Pamela Halligan says
I love Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion but haven’t ever tried (or heard of Basis). I’ll have to start looking for it. Thanks for the review.
michelle oakley warner says
my daughet hasa such sensitive skin, im going to try this out for her, thanks for the tip
randy fulgham says
i have to use skin lotion on my arms more these days,i have thin skin….to much cordizone
I can relate. The Eucerin definitely helps.
Seyma Bennett Shabbir says
The problem with sensitive skin products is still that every person is different and can be allergic to different products. Eucerin has helped us a lot. Great review.
Cara Higley says
I’ve also had some problems with dry skin and/or eczema. I have loved Eucerin also- well the walmart generic version. Eucerin is better but can’t afford it. It was interesting to hear about Basis. Never heard about it before. Might be something to look into. Thanks!
Cathy V says
I have dry sensitive skin, with eczema etc. I have found that it is a never ending process, just when I find something that works, something changes and it no longer works! I have had to start searching for Paraben Free, SLS free etc. products as well as be mindful of what I am eating and what is stressing me out in order to keep on top of my skin issues.