Which Laundry Detergents Are Designed for Sensitive Skin?

ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Skin Free & Clear detergent is free from dyes, fragrances, enzymes and preservatives, making it a gentle option. ARM & HAMMER also has a Sensitive Skin + Scent detergent that is free from dyes but includes a fresh, skin-friendly scent. Every ARM & HAMMER Sensitive Skin detergent has been extensively evaluated among people who consider themselves to have sensitive skin.

1.What Are the Symptoms of Laundry Detergent Irritation?

Discomfort such as skin sensitivity or itchiness that occurs when your skin comes into contact with clothes that have been freshly washed could be related to dyes or fragrances in your laundry detergent or other laundry products like fabric softeners.


Symptoms of skin irritation could include:


  • Skin redness
  • Dry, scaly or cracked skin
  • Burning, stinging or itching
  • Hives
  • Sun sensitivity


If you’re experiencing symptoms of sensitive skin you think may be caused by laundry detergent, consider switching to a Sensitive Free & Clear Detergent, such as ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Free & Clear.


If you suspect the problem is beyond skin sensitivity caused by laundry products, consult with your doctor to diagnose the problem and eliminate other potential causes like allergies or a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, and take steps to prevent itchy skin. Be sure to share any symptoms you’re experiencing, along with the situations in which you’ve noticed irritation.

2.What Can You Do if You Experience Laundry Detergent Sensitivity?

Anyone with sensitive skin knows that choosing the right laundry detergent can be a challenge. Most people do not have adverse reactions to laundry detergents, but for those who do, sensitive skin detergents are formulated to exclude the most common allergens such as dyes, preservatives and non-hypoallergenic fragrances, making them less likely to trigger skin irritation. Fortunately, switching to a laundry detergent for sensitive skin doesn’t mean you have to choose between clean clothes and comfortable clothes. Sensitive skin detergents are gentle enough on skin, but they’ll still get your laundry clean and fresh. You can even find sensitive skin detergents that include powerful stain-fighting additives.


To learn more about sensitive skin laundry detergents and find the right one for your family, explore the links below:


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