Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sanex Dermo Repair Dry / Sensitive Skin Shower Creams (review)

Sanex Dermo Repair Dry / Sensitive Skin Shower Creams

Sanex make two varieties of their Dermo Repair cleansing range, one for dry skin and another for sensitive. I've tested both and they make the same very striking claim. These shower creams contain 'Activ Restore Complex' which should repair “everyday minor skin damage”.

The products aims
Hair removal and hot water can cause damage to dry, sensitive skin types, so Sanex created this range to “restore skin's natural pH levels” and add moisture. So they should be very gentle and nourishing body washes.

Effective formulations
And so it proves. Easily suitable for the vast majority of skin types, these swooshed away the day's grime and left my skin feeling lovely and soft and smooth after every shower. As I have normal to oily skin, I found I could skip moisturising after use, too. I love a shortcut!

Gentle on your skin
While they do contain sodium laureth sulphate and perfume, this is Sanex we're talking about here, and they're renown for their gentle pH-balanced formulations. I'd prefer they manufactured their products without but I still have faith that most people should be OK using them.

Differences between them
Basically nothing. They seem like almost identical products to me. And the fact even the sensitive version contains perfume is surprising. The ingredients are the same except for the addition of Polyquaternium-7 in Sensitive.

Friendly to special needs people, not animals
They are accommodating for special needs, though, with an easy-to-hold bottle design, clear writing on the back, a simple and effective flip-cap and even Braille! Unfortunately Sanex (and parent company P&G) haven't banned all animal testing.

Value for money
They are unquestionably good value for money. And that's before you take into consideration the numerous offers around. At about £1.20/100 ml they're one of the cheapest body washes we've ever tried and are on sale pretty much everywhere, to boot.

Skin feels soft and smooth after use
Contain SLES and parfum
Effective, gentle cleansing
Ingredients are animal tested
Excellent value for money

Disability friendly packaging


Brand: Sanex


Size: 250 ml
Price: £2.99 (£1.20/100 ml)

Manufactured: European Union

Dry Skin Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Parfum, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Oleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate

Sensitive Skin Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Allantoin, Parfum, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lactate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Lactic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate

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