VMV Hypoallergenics

Essence Skin-Saving Clark Wash: Hair + Body "Big Softie" Shampoo


Hair + body “big softie” shampoo skin-saving hair, body + bath mild-mannered enough for even delicate skins, hair + scalps; with soothing antioxidants; helps keep face + body skin calm + happy

The mild-mannered “Kent” to our Essence Superwash — an ultra-gentle, non-drying, mild-mannered alternative for hair, scalp, and body cleansing with heroic results. Skincredibly mild, hydrating, soothing, and pore-friendly. Safe for cleansing sensitive areas. Safe for children as well as adults who shower frequently and even those with delicate skins, hair or scalps.

  • More Info

    Wonderful even on very dry, breakage-prone or treated hair and hypersensitive scalps.

    Helps prevent acne, irritations, rashes and dryness on the face, scalp and body. About as mild and skin-saving as a hair + body shampoo gets:

    • SLES, SLS, "amine", and other allergenic-surfactant-free.
    • Dye, fragrance, paraben, preservative-free.
    • With soothing antioxidants.
    • With monolaurin for gentle-yet-powerful antimicrobial protection.

    Now with a pump for easier dispensing! We listen to our customers, and many of you have asked for lockable pumps in our hair and body care. And they're here! Skinjoy!


    Clark Wash is indicated for use for all ages, including babies. We do not recommend any cleansing product for washing the faces of newborns (for newborn faces, plain, clean water is best). But Clark Wash is recommended for babies, for hair and body care, from ages 0 on up. 

  • VH-Rating

    VH -109/109

    sans all common allergens, extended allergen series: North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies

    100% All-Types-OfFragrance-Free.
    100% Dye, Phthalate, Paraben + Preservative-Free.
    100% SLS, SLES + AllergenSurfactant-Free. Usage + Patch Tested (in vivo + in vitro).

    Non-Comedogenic. For Men, Women, Teens + Children 2+.


    Click here to read more about our VH Rating System

  • To Use

    As needed in the bath or shower, lather and massage onto hair, scalp + body. Rinse well. Safe for frequent use. Follow with Essence Volumizing Conditioner.


    Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that is not an allergen). Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between to make sure you are not allergic. Do not store in extreme temperatures, or in direct sunlight. Do not (re)introduce removed portions of product, water or other substances into product. As with all things.. Baby: consult your pediatrician; Maternity: consult your OB-GYN; Skin: consult your dermatologist.


    For external use only on specified areas as directed. This product is meant to be washed off quickly, not left on the skin/body for longer than a few seconds while bathing. Excess use or prolonged exposure without rinsing immediately may cause irritation to skin and/or urinary tract. Stop use and consult your doctor in the unlikely event of discomfort or sensitivity. If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product is potentially harmful. If this happens, get medical help right away.

  • Ingredients
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glyceryl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate. 

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Tania C.
United States United States

Life saving body wash

I’ve been using this body wash for years, since I start having allergic reactions to many bath and body products. I’ve used a lot of their other products as well, all wonderful. Please bring back the deodorant and the sunscreen!!!! Thanks

Susan N.
United States United States

Great hypoallergenic shampoo

When I found out I was allergic to fragrance, as well as several other compounds frequently used in cosmetics, I was sure I would never find a great shampoo. I was wrong! I bought two different brands, and this is the one I’ll buy again. My hair feels great, and no fragrance!

Janis P.
United States United States

Allergy Free for me as a shampoo

5 star for non-allergic reaction. Soft water a must to lather and get the oils out of the hair Love an itch free scalp.

Jessica B.
United States


I love this stuff! Sometimes it doesn’t quite clean as much as I’d like, but it doesn’t make me breakout. I have WILDLY sensitive face skin that hates sulfates and I often get irritation on the hairline. This is the first type of sensitive skin shampoo that doesn’t strip my fine hair of its shiny blonde glory and make it look like straw! Yay VMV! As a body wash, it’s very gentle. I tend to use another brand that’s more affordable as bodywash, but for hair, this takes the cake.

Leah A.


I love the big softie shampoo! So far so good with it, my hair is soft shiny and smooth. I have a hard time finding any shampoo that keeps my head from itching like crazy and this seems to do the trick! And it’s gentle enough to use on my one year old! Would recommend this for anyone, especially anyone having scalp issues!