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Whole Foods 365 Glycerin Soap review: A fragrance-free, dye-free soap that gets the job done

This bar soap provides all the basics without any bells or whistles. Gets the job done without dyes, fragrances, or other irritants.

There’s something so soothing about browsing through the soap selection at Whole Foods. But even at a place like Whole Foods, you’ll find plenty of soaps that seem harmless (because they’re made with “natural extracts” rather than synthetic fragrances), but are not necessarily the best choice for those of us with sensitive skin. Nature, aka the inventor of poison ivy, can produce ingredients that are just as irritating as any manmade concoction. Essential oils are…

Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar: My favorite way to wash away the day

My dad shares his thoughts on why Ivory soap may be more irritating than Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar—and what type of detergent to look for if you have sensitive skin.

Has anyone else been singing “Happy Birthday” multiple times a day, every day, as a way to ensure that you’re washing your hands long enough? I probably need to switch to a new song soon. There’s something rather therapeutic about lathering up with soap and rinsing away the suds. If there’s any bright side to the crazy times we live in, it’s that maybe we’ve come to respect—and even enjoy—the simple but necessary act of washing our hands to protect…