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Old 06-05-2020, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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Yes, soap. I read and type sideways these days lying in bed all day long.

So this is what the old type of Ivory soAp bar looks like. Pure white, no non-sense additives, each bar comes in a thin plastic wrap. After washing off with water, it does not leave that slippery feel, as if you still have some soap on you. It has that gripping, very clean feel, as if all the oil has been removed from skin.

Those who prefer the moisturizing type -- how do you tell whether you have completely washed off the soap residue, with that slippery feel?

Anyway, is this simple (and and most economical) type of soap still available in the marketplace today? I bought some Ivory bar last year -- simply went for the least expensive bulk batch at the bottom shelf as I did years ago -- only to find that they now have some "moisturizing" feel. They came in paper box now.

My skin is naturally oily; on a hot day 1/2 hour after shower I can feel the oil already. So I don't want to leave any more oil on the skin.

Do they still sell soap that doesn't leave an oily feel?-ivory-soap.jpg
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Robert, is your water soft? That can cause your skin to feel slick.

I use Ivory on my face and it does not leave my skin feeling oily.
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Old 06-06-2020, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Yes, soap. I read and type sideways these days lying in bed all day long.

So this is what the old type of Ivory soAp bar looks like. Pure white, no non-sense additives, each bar comes in a thin plastic wrap. After washing off with water, it does not leave that slippery feel, as if you still have some soap on you. It has that gripping, very clean feel, as if all the oil has been removed from skin.

Those who prefer the moisturizing type -- how do you tell whether you have completely washed off the soap residue, with that slippery feel?

Anyway, is this simple (and and most economical) type of soap still available in the marketplace today? I bought some Ivory bar last year -- simply went for the least expensive bulk batch at the bottom shelf as I did years ago -- only to find that they now have some "moisturizing" feel. They came in paper box now.

My skin is naturally oily; on a hot day 1/2 hour after shower I can feel the oil already. So I don't want to leave any more oil on the skin.

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I find Ivory to be too harsh for my skin. As for being economical, actually, Ivory is whipped full of air. That’s why it gets used up so fast. If you have ever used a dense bar of French milled soap, you would notice a big difference in how long it lasts.

By all means, you should use the soap you prefer.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:01 AM
 
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Ivory soap used to be advertised as "99 44/100% pure." Pure what? Animal fat! Soap is mostly some kind of oil; it will feel "oily." Rinse well to solve the problem.

Greasy soup, on the other hand, is another story.
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Please don’t take offense. You have provided some of us with chuckles. You have done a good deed. We need all the chuckles we can get.
At first I was about to give my own lentil and ham soup recipe..
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I use Dial bar soap. Love the way it smells, and it cleans well. It is drying, though, so I have to moisturize right away.
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Old 06-06-2020, 07:26 AM
 
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Oil is a good thing. You don't want to wash it all away, unless you like dry, cracked skin.

But yes, plain Ivory is still available. And there's a reason it's cheap.
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Old 06-06-2020, 03:56 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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My mom uses bar soaps too- she likes the French kind and tries to pick them up when she travels and sees the ones she likes. Then when she runs out, she gets disappointed she didn’t buy 20 at once.
Maybe she would like this shop. It's a French import store located in L.A. and you can shop online, too. It's not exactly cheap, but if she's desperate...

Apothecary

EDIT: Oops, I should add that I have no affiliation with them.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:54 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Please don’t take offense. You have provided some of us with chuckles. You have done a good deed. We need all the chuckles we can get.
Mod note: the typos in the thread title and opening post have been corrected.

By the way, my favorite bar soap is Irish Spring. It never feels oily or greasy to me; I just feel squeaky clean after using it.

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Old 06-06-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Yardly soap is good but I never could use Ivory because it was so drying. I guess it's still sold though.

Dial is very drying but it smells horrible.
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