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


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FUNCTION FIRST OPTION. She may look a little different, but she's the same great product: As we do not use traditional preservatives, we tend to allow a wider range of acceptable physical characteristics for our products.

Ingredients may settle and cause differences in appearance or texture: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE!

We have expanded acceptable characteristics even more during the pandemic (always safe and tested to function as expected, of course) in order to help our beloved skinthusiasts get what they need even while supply chain and other crises make stock availability a challenge. For more:


One big softie. Our ultra-gentle Clark Wash is the mild-mannered "Kent" to our popular Essence Superwash Hair + Body Shampoo.

A rich, soothing, non-drying, non-irritating and rash-flaking-and-acne-preventing alternative for hair, scalp + body cleansing with super results. Provides important prevention for active therapies by keeping problems like acne, rashes and hyperpigmentation from recurring.

Skincredibly mild, hydrating + non-pore-clogging. Safe for cleansing sensitive areas. Safe for children as well as adults who shower frequently and even those with medically-managed conditions.


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

V-H 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-Drying. 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.


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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Sergio L.


Im lovin it as always. I've been a user of this product since 2014. I had extreme hair fall back then and my dermatologist recommended this product. I always feel safe whenever I am using this product. So when I learned that your MOA stall and all your mall stalls no longer operate, I was at first worried because I cant think of an alternative shampoo i can use other than yours. Gladly the sales personnel instantly informed me that VMV products may still be purchased online. So, that's what I did and those 2 products are my first online purchase. Glad that you remain to be in the market.

Joyce A.
Philippines Philippines

Best out there

This product is so gentle! I used to have the original essence body wash+shampoo and decided to try this one bec it’s milder and I am very pleased with it

Precious j.
Philippines Philippines

Clark wash

It was good to my skin i really love using it

Anna S.
Philippines Philippines

Just as GOOD!

I love the Clark wash as much as the Superwash. All this time I never paid attention to the ingredients of body soaps and washes and just accepted the itchy skin and hives I get. VMV body washes changed all that. Clark wash cleans my skin without irritation. It is soothing, and won’t strip your skin. It is fragrance free but I still enjoy the scent.

Paula D.
Philippines Philippines


Saved my skin from severe eczema