I’ve always favoured the Fairy brand as my mum used it since I was a kid. It was effective but gentle and the go-to we’ve used since for washing up liquid and for laundry. Anyone can have sensitive skin, though the risk of sensitivities may be higher for some people with chronic illness conditions. The best option is to be careful with what you use and opt for caring, kind-to-skin products, which is why I love Fairy. I’m pleased to be able to share their Outdoorables range here, with laundry detergent, scent booster and conditioner / fabric softener that provide excellent results while being gentle to skin, whether you have sensitive skin or not!
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What Causes Sensitive Skin?
Sensitive skin can mean different things to different people. It might be that you’re a little more prone to reactions by certain chemicals or environmental triggers, or that you have more severe allergies to certain products. You may experience allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, or other rashes and skin complaints. Symptoms can include itching, burning, stinging, unsightly rashes, flushing, bumps, dryness, tightness, redness, etc.
The cause of sensitive skin isn’t always known. For some people, it could be down to genetic differences that affect the skin barrier or the immune system. When you get inflammation of the skin, your immune system is going into overdrive when reacting to the allergen or product/irritant that it has come into contact with. For some people, it could be a deficiency that causes sensitivity, like Vitamin B deficiency. Conditions like fibromyalgia can leave sufferers needing more gentle products and softer clothes to address symptoms of skin sensitivity and all-over bodily pain.
Skin sensitivity can change over the course of a life-time. It’s possible to suddenly develop a sensitivity to types of products or a more severe allergy at any point.
How Do You Care For Sensitive Skin?
When it comes to how to care for sensitive skin, it’s a two fold approach of avoiding triggers and choosing products more wisely, as well as caring for your skin with regular checks, exfoliation and moisturising. If you know particular lifestyle or product triggers, you can remove them from your life or swap them for what doesn’t cause irritation. When choosing healthcare and household products, such as for facial cleansing, make-up, skincare or laundry, it might be an idea to go for products with less ingredients, and those that are dermatologically tested and assessed as being suitable for sensitive skin.
Laundry products are split into biological and non-biological formats. Non-bio versions are a little less harsh on the chemical side, so if you or your household have sensitive skin, option for non-bio is a good start. No product can guarantee it will suit every person with sensitive skin, so it can take some trial and error to find what suits you. Fairy’s range is designed to be kind to skin while still being effective at deeply cleaning and conditioning your laundry. We’ve found it perfect for our household and it hasn’t been problematic for those with sensitive skin either.
The Fairy Outdoorables Non-Bio Range
The Fairy range is developing with the times, bringing consumers increasingly powerful but gentle products that are also appealing to use. The brand is becoming more environmentally conscious, so you’ll find the product packaging is also more eco-friendly as it’s made with recycled materials, less plastic & and it’s recyclable. It’s a sensitive skin saviour, with products that are dermatologically tested, all non-bio and kind to skin, and endorsed by the Skin Health Alliance.
Of course, you don’t need sensitive skin to use and love the Fairy range and their new Outdoorable products. Anyone doing their laundry who wants a refreshingly good scent, any parents wanting to care for their children’s skin, or anybody just wanting products that leave their clothes gorgeously soft and clean.
In a nutshell, the products I’ve tried out and that form part of their Fairy Outdoorables range include :
💙 Fairy Non Bio PODS – Easy pod-style detergent that can go in the machine drawer. It effectively cleans and tackles stains, and leaves no residue.
💙 Fairy In-Wash Scent Booster – Convenient & quick to use by dispensing straight into the drum, this leaves a longer-lasting fresh scent.
💙 Fairy Outdoorable – A sensitive skin-friendly fabric conditioner that’s dermatologically tested & hypoallergenic. It’s nicely scented with sweet tones without being overbearing, while leaving clothes luxuriously soft & comfy.
Why I Love Fairy Outdoorable For Sensitive Skin
I really like the Fairy non-bio pods as they’re very convenient to simply pop in the machine drawer. No messy liquid, and no faffing measuring the correct amount out. It has worked well when cleaning clothing, towels etc, removing dirt and stains but not causing any damage to the clothes or their colours.
The in-wash scent booster is an optional extra if you want a heavenly little boost of aroma on your washing. It comes in a cardboard tube and it’s easy to dispense, popping a little into your washing whenever desired. The scent is refreshing without being too overpowering, and it seems to be retained quite well throughout the process of drying, putting away and wearing.
Fairy’s Outdoorable fabric conditioner is also gently scented for an invigorating and uplifting vibe. It’s designed to care for your clothes, towels and whatever else you’re washing, leaving them feeling much softer than if you just wash with detergent alone. Our towels feels much more luxurious when using this conditioner, and my clothes are that bit more comfortable when living with pain.
None of the products have created any skincare concerns or set off sensitive skin, which I’m very glad to report. The range as been as promised – gentle but effective as well as super appealing to use with the convenient formats and refreshing scents.
You can browse Fairy Non-Bio Products @ Amazon or your local supermarket.
Have you tried the Fairy Non-Bio laundry range?
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