Friday, June 19, 2015

An Effective, Hypoallergenic Clean for Sensitive Skin with P&G Free & Gentle Laundry Products {#SecondSkincare}

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for P&G. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.

I've mentioned it before, but doing laundry has a strange way of making me happy. There's just something about putting the dirty clothes in and having them come out clean and fresh that is somehow extremely satisfying. Along the same lines, I often enjoy folding the just-laundered clothes as well and seeing them so nicely stacked in their piles for each family member.

But even I, a self-proclaimed laundry fan, have to admit that the arrival of summer has already led to an over-the-top increase in the amount of laundry that needs to be done. From the soccer socks and jerseys that have to be washed daily so that they're ready for the next day of camp to the swimsuits and piles of towels from going to the pool or playing in the yard... it never ends!

Fortunately, the biggest name in household products, P&G, has made it even simpler for me to get our clothes washed quickly and easily —while still keeping out the dyes and perfumes that we don't enjoy— thanks to P&G Free & Gentle laundry products.

Free and Gentle laundry products

Specially designed for sensitive skin, P&G Free & Gentle laundry essentials are made with no dyes or perfumes and are dermatologist tested and recommended to provide your fabrics with a great clean that's gentle on sensitive skin.

If you have a member of your family that often deals with any sort of rashes or reactions, switching from 'ordinary' laundry products to a line of hypoallergenic items can make a world of difference! My husband has always had dry, sensitive skin, so it hasn't been a huge surprise that both Big Sister E and Little Sister B have some degree of it as well.

Therefore, no matter if I'm washing towels, bedding, clothing or more, I know how important it is to follow a completely dye and perfume free laundry regimen from start to finish. 87% of consumers who use Free detergent still use scented fabric softener and/or dryer sheets, which can cause irritation — why do that?

Instead, be sure that your detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets are cleaning, protecting and enhancing your clothing while still allowing skin to look and feel its best. Around here, we're loving the combination of Tide PODS Free & Gentle, Ultra Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener and Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets for just that reason!

Free and Gentle laundry products

Tide PODS Free & Gentle follows perfectly in the footsteps of the classic Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent. These great little pacs are as mild on skin as the leading Free detergent while cleaning better, brightening fabrics and removing more residue from stains.
At the same time, all I have to do is simply pop one of these convenient little guys right into my washing machine (no measuring or pouring), add our dirty clothes, and let Tide do the rest. I haven't once been disappointed in terms of smell (or, more accurately, lack of it) and performance.

Instead, these PODS leave our clothes nice and clean (even those from my mess-prone kids) with zero dyes and perfumes, so the whole family can feel great while still looking great.

Tide Pods Free and Gentle

Whereas I have previously always associated fabric softeners with overpowering, flowery smells, Ultra Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener is able to provide the outstanding comfort and freshness that Downy is known for, yet completely unscented.

Simply add this unique formula right into the fabric softener tray before starting your laundry and it will provide an extra softness while fighting static and reducing wrinkles. All the while staying gentle on your skin due to the lack of dyes and perfumes!

Downy Fabric Softener Free and Gentle

Bounce dryer sheets have been softening clothes, controlling static and repelling pet hair and lint for decades, but if you aren't a fan of the Fresh Linen or Sweet Dreams scents or they bother your skin, then Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets are the answer.

These easy-to-use sheets complete the trifecta of the sensitive skin laundry routine, as they provide the same freshness, softness, static control and more, but without perfumes or dyes. It's a win-win from this "little box of happy!"

Bounce Dryer Sheets

As the laundry products we choose are often considered a 'Second Skincare' routine, they end up being just as important as the lotions and body washes we use. Even if you follow a skincare routine that caters to sensitive skin, it remains incomplete without a laundry regimen that also alleviates those symptoms!

Fortunately, P&G Free & Gentle products offer sensitive skin sufferers a routine that is gentle on skin with their trio of hypoallergenic, dye and perfume free products. With trusted brands like Tide, Downy and Bounce, you can rest assured that your fabrics will not only remain fresh and clean with these brands' effectiveness, but will also be comfortable on your skin.

Ready to make your 'Second Skincare' routine hypoallergenic? Next time you are purchasing laundry essentials, give Tide Free & Gentle Detergent or Tide PODS Free & Gentle, Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener and Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets a try to see the difference!

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Brenda said...

Thanks for the great review! My son and I have sensitive skin, so these laundry products sound great for us. My older son also has allergies, so the lack of scent would be nice for him too.

slehan said...

I like the Tide pods buy have stayed away from softeners and dryer sheets because of the smell. Have to try these.

slehan at juno dot com

Unknown said...

I'm glad to know that Tide, Downy, and Bounce have come out with products for sensitive skin. I didn't realize they had. I'm going to have to try these.

JewelWood said...

I really like the Tide Pods free and gentle clothes soap. They really work just as good as regular Tide Pods, and are so easy to use! I need to get some of the bounce dryer sheets!