If you have inflamed or overly sensitive skin, it's best to stop using normal drugstore shampoos with creamy textures. That's not a professional opinion ha. It's just common sense. :) Most drugstore shampoos are formulated to be aggressive with too many active ingredients that may or may not be hypoallergenic to you. Better bet on a clear shampoo specifically tailored for sensitive skin such as the VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Clark Wash (P800)!
The VMV Clark Wash is a hair and body wash for those with medically-managed conditions (such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis) or those who have easily irritated skin (acne, random rashes, itchiness, etc.). I used this for a few weeks and it worked pretty well for me! I didn't break out (of course) and it made my hair soft and manageable - compared to similar shampoos that is.
Unlike other clear shampoos/body washes, you don't need to use obscene amounts just to get this to lather up. A little goes a very long way and suds up easily. Also, it has a mild, slightly coconutty scent which I like. Nothing overwhelming since this doesn't have any fragrance.
I really liked that it's not overly drying like other clear shampoos. However, I find that this isn't enough to combat my dandruff. Yes, I get dandruff every so often (must be stress, random hair products I still insist on trying) so I normally use an anti-dandruff shampoo now. If you don't have that problem though, I don't see why this shouldn't be the ideal everyday shampoo (or body wash) for you.
It's a bit expensive at P800/250ml, but if you have a skin condition, it may be a worthy investment in exchange for a bit of comfort.
Btw VMV sells a pump that you can attach to the bottle
So yeah, great product! It's sudsy, smells pleasant, and won't irritate your skin condition. Try it if you're looking for a new shampoo/body wash for your sensitive skin!
PS - VMV Hypoallergenics has some cool promos! Check them out:
1. Dopp Kit. Great Dads deserve the best Gift! Get a Free Limited edition VMV Dopp Kit for your dad with every purchase of P3,500 worth of VMV products (inclusive of 1 Id or Armada). Available from June 1 - 30, 2012.
2. Glow Back to School. Glow Back to School with VMV Skin Research Centre + Clinics (VSRC). Enjoy 25% Off select clinic procedures when you present your school ID. June 1 - 16 only. Book now! Call 02 8112449 or visit 117 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.