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The best laundry detergent for sensitive skin

We’ll be honest. Laundry day isn’t actually our favourite day of the week, but it has to get done, right? Yep. A lot of us tend to use the same detergent for generations, but as we all know, our skin can be greatly affected by the suds we wash our clothes with and some are a lot more sensitive than others. The good news is that detergents for sensitive skin are out there and they’re pretty easy to find nowadays. Here, we’ve rounded up our top picks for getting some clean clothes without irritating sensitive skin.

  • Best overall:

    All Laundry Detergent Sensitive Concentrated

  • Best for babies:

    Honest Company Baby Laundry

  • Best baking soda-infused:

    Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent

  • Best pods:

    Tide Gentle Laundry Detergent Pods

  • Best sustainable formula:

    Meyers Laundry Detergent

Best overall: All Laundry Detergent Sensitive Concentrated

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All Free and Clear claims that it’s the number one detergent recommended by dermatologists. One of the most irritating ingredients found across detergents is an artificial fragrance, but that’s not the case with this cleaner. It’s free of perfume and dyes, so you don’t get that overwhelming scent as soon you get a whiff of the bottle. Plus, it’s useful for up to 110 loads of laundry and users rave about its stain-removing power!

Best for babies: Honest Company Baby Laundry

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Your babies need to stay safe from harmful detergents too. The Honest Company is known for its kid-friendly formulas and products, and yes, they have the perfect detergent for babies. Wash your little ones’ clothing with ease by using this gentle formula without harmful chemicals.

Best baking soda-infused: Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent

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By now you all know that baking soda is a powerful ingredient, and that means it can also help wash clothes. Arm & Hammer formulated the ideal formula for baking soda-lovers who have sensitive skin. Get rid of stains, odors, and everything in between with this dermatologist-tested detergent. It’s good for up to 100 loads of clothes!

Best pods: Tide Gentle Laundry Detergent Pods

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We have to admit that pods are a much easier way to do laundry (a total game-changer to be honest). These small pockets of detergent are free of the bad stuff and gentle enough for those with the most sensitive skin. Plus, Tide is one of the most trusted brands out there for giving clothes an excellent wash. Throw one of these into your washing machine and go about your day! Be sure to keep them away from your kids to minimize the risk of ingestion.

Best sustainable formula: Meyers Laundry Detergent

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While you might not get as many wash cycles in with this formula, the sustainability makes it worth it. For those of you looking for an option that’s great for sensitive skin as well eco-friendly, this is it. The Mrs. Meyers Clean Day liquid detergent was made to keep the planet safe, skin in good shape, and our clothes clean. Plus, the lemon-like scent is a favorite among shoppers.

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