Dove's Hypoallergenic Sensitive Skin Bar... NOW with Dipropylene Glycol!

I feel like companies should be required to put a little sticker or notice on their products when the formula changes... it's just a NICE thing to do for your customers, you know? I've been using Dove's Fragrance-Free Hypoallergenic Sensitive Skin Bars for a couple years and it's been great...


...until the other day when I brought home some soap without reading the label.

It sat in the bathroom for a couple days and then I picked up the package to rip off the wrapping, but before that, and I read the label...


UGH, SERIOUSLY? Come on...

Another thing I noticed is that they don't list PG in the ingredients on their website.

This is what it used to be made out of:

DOVE_SOAPI really liked that soap. I even used it to wash my face every day and loved it. This same EXACT thing happened to me with PG when I was using Mane 'n Tail Shampoo. It's funny how they call it "The Original Mane 'n Tail Shampoo", right? I'm sure their lawyers could say, "Well, 'Original' is referring to the actual brand name". Yeah, I get it, but still...

So, to review the rule, if you have a Propylene Glycol allergy and the ingredients list any other word or letter before or after “Propylene Glycol”, you’re allergic to it. Take the above example of DIpropylene glycol. If there’s any word or letter IN BETWEEN “Propylene” and “Glycol”, then it’s a different sort of chemical and not to worry about it.

I pinned this Dial Deodorant Soap last week and I saw some at Walgreens today, so I bought a pack. Now... it does have Polyethylene Glycol in it, which I'm not allergic to, but some people who are allergic to PG seem to also have a problem with PEG. I'm one of the lucky ones.



I'm interested in the whole deodorant aspect of it since it's rough trying to find a good deodorant without propylene glycol.

The only thing that worries me about it is the active ingredient, Triclocarban:


I've heard bad things about antibacterial soaps before, so I did a little reading about the ingredient. It's linked to cancer and it can weaken our immune systems. The EPA has listed it as a pesticide, so... I dunno about this stuff...

I was still thinking about trying it, but as I'm writing this, it just doesn't seem like a good idea....

I'm going to check out some of the other options that I have on my "PG-Free" Pinterest board and pick one out to settle on. I still have a couple bars left of the good Dove stuff, so I'll be ok til I can get to the store ;-)