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Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener

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Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener
 
4.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ultra Downy Free May Increase Fabric Flammability!

Being I am chemically sensitive, as well as having sensitive skin, I use nothing but scent free detergents and fabric softeners.

Ultra Downy Free & Sensitive is my fabric softener...Read complete review

Being I am chemically sensitive, as well as having sensitive skin, I use nothing but scent free detergents and fabric softeners.

Ultra Downy Free & Sensitive is my fabric softener of choice, for it is dermatologist tested and free of dyes and perfumes. These are good enough reasons for me to feel comfortable using the product for all my washing needs.

I appreciate the fluffiness and softness of my towels after using Ultra Downy Free & Sensitive fabric softener. This product also reduces static cling and wrinkles in garments.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Problem with this product!!

Well, let me start off by saying that I love Downy products but had to stop using them because the smell bothered me. I was so excited when I found this Ultra Downy free...Read complete review

Well, let me start off by saying that I love Downy products but had to stop using them because the smell bothered me. I was so excited when I found this Ultra Downy free and sensitive product. I could have the softness without the smell. I was able to use this bottle until it was about 1/4 full and then I noticed that the product got thick to the point that it congealed in my fabric softener dispenser in the washer. I didn't pay much attention to it, I thought once it was mixed with water, it would work fine. It didn't. When I opened the washer, the fabric softener was still in there and none of it had gone through the cycle. It was a mess cleaning it out but I finally got it all out. I am not sure why it happened but I am a little concerned about using this product in the future. If it does this where I can see it, what is happening in the washer where I can't see? Is it sticking to the hoses and will it eventually cause issues? I just don't know.

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5.0

I love Downy

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from Texas

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

I love Downy products. For most of my family I use the Downy liquid fabric softener with a scent. For my baby I like to use this one for sensitive skin and without a strong scent. I love that it still makes my baby clothes, bedding and blankets very soft but it won't irritate her gentle skin. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wants very soft laundry without perfumes or dyes that can irritate sensitive skin.

Performance
Love how well this product works at making my baby's clothes so soft yet gentle for her skin. I will continue to use this for all my baby clothes, blankets and bedding. One thing I also like is using this product helps keep clothes from having that static cling. One thing I also like is the price isn't bad. It's a little more than other products, but worth what you pay.

Scent
It's perfect because there is literally no scent. I would say maybe there is a mild clean scent but it's so small it's not really noticeable.

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5.0

Perfect Product for Allergie Sufferers with Sensitive Skin!

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from Palm Springs, CA

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

I have always used Downy April Fresh Liquid Fabric Softener. Then a couple of years ago, I started itching and getting so uncomfortable when sleeping. I then realized the fabric softener was too blame. I called Tide, and unfortunately they had changed the formula with a different scent. I was allergic to the new scent. So, very skeptically I switched to the Free and Sensitive Fabric Softener. I am so happy that it was as stated. No perfumes or dyes, free and gentle to sensitive skin. My sheets and clothes come out so soft without those strong scents that irritate my skin.

Performance
This product really does the job! It softens my clothes, doesn't irritate my skin, and the sheets come out so soft and fluffy. This is a great product for babies and younger children's sensitive gentle skin. No allergens to irritate their tender skin. My itching has stopped, and I am so much more comfortable in my clothes. Thank you Tide for making a product that is sensitive to my skin, yet works great!

Scent
I love that there is no scent in this product. No more allergies with a fabric softener! Perfume and dye free.

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3.0

Don't Use A Downy Ball!

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from Sonora, CA

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

I try my hardest to find products that are gentle and natural because my kids have extremely sensitive skin. Unfortunately for the longest time that meant foregoing the soft fluffiness of fabric softener. Until now! Thank goodness for Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener. It works wonderfully as a fabric softener but doesn't seem to leave the typical fabric softener residue that is so irritating to my sensitive kiddos. I do have one complaint though, and as a busy mom of three kids who is forced to use a laundromat lately, it's a pretty significant complaint: Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener doesn't work in my Downy Ball! The laundromat machines don't have a softener dispenser, leaving me to rely heavily on my Downy Ball. So it's extremely frustrating that Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener is so thick I can barely get it into the ball. Then only about half of it comes out during the wash. Then I have to scrape and soak the ball to get the rest out. It's very frustrating and time consuming.

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5.0

Fabric softener for sensitive skin

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from USA

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

This is wonderful fabric softener if you or anyone in your household suffers from any skin issues. When my son was born he had the worst sensitive skin ever. I had to stop using all extra's when I washed clothes. I couldn't deal with the static cling and stiff clothes anymore so I gave this a try. I was presently surprised that it did not irritate my son's skin at all. He had not one red patch of eczema from this product. It also made our clothes soft, fluffy, and completely free of static. Some products claim to be sensitive skin safe but really aren't, Downy has made one that truly is safe.

Performance
Works very well on keeping clothes nice and soft and fluffy. Also works well at reducing static cling in clothes. I have a high efficiency washer and this has worked well in it.

Scent
There really is no scent to this. Maybe a real light scent but it is not strong enough to even describe. A free and clear product should not have a scent though.

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5.0

Good for sensitive skin.

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from Kansas

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

My skin is odd and sometimes decides it wants to be sensitive and then switches back to normal. I frequently switch back and forth between "normal" products and "sensitive ones. I hate switching back and forth but sometimes I find the "sensitive" products are lacking in effectiveness. Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive is one "sensitive" product I have kept around because it does not bother my skin and also works amazingly!

I love Downy products and this one is no exception. My clothes come out incredibly soft. There is no weird residue or greasiness on your clothing. There is very little static if any at all. I have been using this softener for a few months now and could not be happier. This is perfect for sensitive skin!

The only downside to this product is the price. I am on a very tight budget so this is slightly pricey for me.

Performance
This product works very well. Your clothes come out soft and static free.

Scent
Very mild scent that is refreshing.

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5.0

Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener

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from USA, Indiana

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

I absolutely love the feel of super soft warm clothing straight outcome of a dryer. Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener would have to be one of my top picks when it comes to being satisfied with fabric softeners. Whenever I use this product on my laundry I know every single laundry item will come out soft to the touch.

I like to use this product most on my sweaters, pajamas, linens and blankets. I am pleased this product is offered in free and sensitive. For a very long time fabric softeners where only available in different scents and none target sensitive skin consumers.

The price of this product is reasonable and can be found wherever laundry detergent is sold. I use this product as least 3 to 4 times per week. This is a great product and I recommend it is you suffer from sensitive skin or prefer laundry products that are more mild in scent.

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5.0

Leaves Laundry Soft and Fresh

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from Hartford, CT

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

I love Downy's products and use them all the time so I was excited to see that they had added a new Ultra Free and Sensitive variety to their line of quality fabric softeners.

This works just as well as their other formulas. It leaves laundry soft and clean but there is never any residue of any sort. Some formulas leave a residue but I have never, ever experienced that with this variety.

Everything from towels to sheets to clothes come out soft and fresh smelling but not perfumy. They just smell clean which is great for anyone with allergies.

I've also found that I no longer have static problems when taking my laundry out of the dryer. It never clings together and I never get a random sock stuck to a shirt. Everything comes out separately, which is especially nice.

This isn't the cheapest alternative on the market, but it is a quality item and I definitely recommend it. It is on sale quite often so I stock up when it is.

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5.0

Excellent Fabric Softener

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from USA

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

Downy Ultra Concentrated Fabric Softener - Free & Sensitive is a dermatologist tested fabric softener that does not contain any perfume or dyes. I use this mainly for my son's work clothes to greatly reduce wrinkles. He does not like his clothes to smell like detergent or perfumes and this product gets the job done without any added scent. I would highly recommend this product for people who do not like to iron and who are sensitive to heavily scented products. It is also a good fabric softener, which is expected, but an added bonus for my needs.

Performance
I have no complaints and only praise for this product. This fabric softener does not irritate any of my family's skin, it helps to minimize wrinkling, especially for Docker type pants and dress shirts, and it does not contain any perfume or dyes. It is a very good product that has helped me to avoid using my iron.

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This is a perfume/scent free fabric softener. The scent is neutral and welcomed by my family.

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5.0

Great for Baby and Childrens CLothes

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from Wrightstown NJ

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

This Downy Ultra Concentrated Fabric Softner Free and Sensitive is good for all age types. I use it frequently on my grandchildrens clothes as I don't want anything to irritate their beautiful baby skin. Childrens skin is very sensitive and a softener with scent in it can sometimes be irritating to the skin. All my family has fairly sensitive skin and this softner does a great job of softening clothes and keeping them static free while at the same time insuring that it does not irritate the skin with any harsh additives. The clothes come out very soft . If you have children or grandchildren, babies or elderly people or for anyone, this softner will do a great job with out irritation. It has no perfume smell or scent. It costs more because it is Downy but it is worth it and it lasts fairly long if you measure it in and do not just dump it in. It is gentle on your clothes as well, does not leave any softner residue or marks. Very good product.

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5.0

Great Fragrance Free Fabric Softener

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from Lake Villa, IL

Comments about Downy Ultra Free & Sensitive Liquid Fabric Softener:

This is a great fabric softener if your clothes need softening and your skin is sensitive. Being fragrance free, it has no scent, and also does not have any of the chemicals needed to make the softener smell. It goes in and works quickly and I have never had an issue with residue left behind or with staining of my clothes. In the end, I would recommend this if you have sensitive skin because the less expensive fabric softeners will likely irritate your skin.

Performance
This fabric softener works very well. It is very gentle on the clothes and definitely makes a difference in their softness. I only really use it with cotton clothes as polyester and other synthetic materials typically do not need it.

Scent
There is pretty much no scent to this fabric softener. My girl friend's skin was having issues with the chemicals used in some detergents to make fragrance, so this is a plus in our case, but sometimes it is nice to have a nice smell out of the washer.

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