Extremely disappointed with the new Health Basics Skin IQ body wash which has increased in price and seems to have overtaken Health Basics Dermaplus Soothe on the shelves at Woolworths and Coles. The Skin IQ formula has an odd aroma, like a damp smell. It leaves your skin during and after wash feeling dry.
I hope the Dermaplus Soothe formula continues to make it on to the shelves, it has a fresh aroma, creamy texture, leaving your skin feeling refreshed not to mention cheaper than Skin IQ.
Label claims to be Soap-free and while traditional soap is made with Lye (or Sodium Hydroxide) modern day soaps usually contain certain chemicals as foaming agents. The worst of these are Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate and Ammonium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate. Both of these ingredients are used in this product. I believe the labeling needs to be more specific in telling the public what exactly “soap-free” means. This is by no means a ‘natural’ product, in contrast several brands of ‘soap’ now use all natural products with no nasty chemicals.
For those with sensitive skin please be wary of false advertising! This product would also be very bad for babies and young children as their skin is extra sensitive to harmful chemicals.
Purchased in June 2019.
Rope taken away from shower/hair shampoo
I agree with other patrons of your products! why, why, why, take away a fantastic product! It was so easy to use the upside bottle hanging on a rope on the shower head! I think your design department needs to listen to customers. On the upside, if there is one, I suppose I'm helping the environment by decanting hair/body shampoo in the larger size 1 litre. to my old container. I'm left feeling very flat, disappointed and puzzled. Your product was the only one on supermarket shelves and now it has gone....
Love this body wash
I love this body wash this is one of the things that gets sent over from Nz or when we have visitors from home love how it makes my skin feel and smells so good would be awesome to be able to buy this in central coast nsw my favourite is ruby bay and temata Apple love it oh and please bring back the rope so handy
Any so called health product should not include SLS. So peeved when I finally realised my psoriasis inflammation was because of this. Thought I was buying a good product but reading the labels closely its full of nasties. Sorry but you lost me as a customer .Rating should be minus as you endorse "healthy" as meaning your ingredients. But just say with calendula and chamomile. Think we are all stupid?
This is the best product I have found but finding it very hard to get her in Queensland Australia I live on the Sunshine coast and can not find it in the shops , I need to find it desperately as my skin is beginning to suffer and as I can not use anything perfumed this is my ideal product with the Aloe Vera in it .
Love this body wash, I have tried all other washes for sensitive skin and this is by far the best - the problem, its hard to find. I used to buy in Priceline and now they don't stock. I now buy in Woolworths but they just have 1 product, when you go on the Health Basics website in NZ, they have an amazing range, it would be great if in Australia we could get access to the entire range
Best on the market.
Have been using this product for years - best on the market but finding it harder to obtain here in Australia. I particularly like the bottle which can be hung up on the shower tap and just squeezed. Excellent product and great idea for those less able to remove lids etc. or to bend down.
Lathers well and is a good buy, lasts for ages.
Great for sensitive skin
Have been using the green type in the big bottles for years. My skin is hypersensitive and this is the only thing I have found to minimize the itch. Would be good to get rid of the coloring a in it though... It is also impossible to find it in the smaller bottle at Woolies...
Great for sensitive skin and relatively cheap to buy
Use of colorings and can't find the smaller size...
I've recently stumbled upon this product at Carrefour & the whole family just loves it! Strangely enough, I have visited Carrefour a couple of times looking for it but with no success. I wonder who there distributors are here?
Excellent body wash.
Nice moisturized feeling.
Can't find anymore in Dubai :(
Products that I used previously would leave my skin dry and itchy. I noticed this product in a persons bathroom when I was looking at a house that was for auction. I didn't buy the house but I did buy the Vitamin-E version of the body wash. 6 years later I am still using it despite a huge number of new body wash products that have hit the market. Thoroughly recommended if other products dry out your skin.
Leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised without the drying out my skin like other body washes I have used. Nice fragrances. The 1ltr pump bottle lasts the family for ages.
The clincher for me was when my boyfriend (who is as un-metrosexual as you can get) commented on how soft & smooth his skin was after using this body wash. Lovely stuff!
I love this product. I have used it since 1999 when I saw it in my friend's bathroom in New Zealand. Bought some then in NZ & have been buying it ever since in Australia.
Refills aren't always easy to find
best product on the market by far
I have been using this product with my family for more than ten years. We used the sorborlene body wash for many years and I stocked up when the product was discontinued. WE now use the aloe Vera body wash.
You don't have to use a lot to get a good wash, therefore economical and lasts a long time.
High quality product
This body wash is one of my favourites. It comes in a range of different fragrances which smell nice and leave you feeling fresh and clean. It also leaves a slight fragrance on the skin even after washing it off, which I find very nice. The packaging is modern and attractive and the bottle is large, so for me it lasts a while. Whilst the product is a little on the expensive side, I simply buy it when it is on sale - making it good value for money.
Overall I like this product. I think it is definately worth purchasing.
Can be more expensive
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Questions & Answers
Hi I am from India....had visited Australia few weeks back whr I purchased durmaplus soothe body wash but now I am finding difficult to open the bottle of dermaplus soothe...can anyone help me..?
Can this product be used on the face?
Cannot find health basics soap free dermaplus body wash at Coles or Woolworths. Can anyone tell me where to buy it in Perth?
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