Top critical review
6 people found this helpful
bring back the old Charmin Plus
on November 1, 2010
Personally, I didn't like the old version, but my husband wouldn't use anything else. I didn't like how it sort of left me feeling a little greasy after using it. Apparently that's what everyone else in the world liked about the old Charmin Plus though. I know my husband would be thrilled if we still had the old kind, and if he's happy I'm happy too.
For those of you that wonder what the difference is (since Charmin either claims there isn't a difference or chooses to ignore all those who notice a difference), this is what I found out.
The ingredients in the current "Charmin Sensitive with a Touch of Aloe & E" are:
Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Paraffin Cera Alba), Steareth 2, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Tocopheryl (Natural Vit. E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
This is according to the ingredients listed here, [...]
The ingredients in "Charmin plus Soothing Lotion" back in 2006 (judging by the date associated with the UPC number at [...]) were:
Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-10, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract.
You can see these ingredients here,[...], on a store website where the good, old Charmin appears as "out of stock." That right there would suggest to me that it's not the same product as some others believe.
The thing that seems to be missing that made the new Charmin worse is Petrolatum. I gathered that after reading this, "Examples of lotionized bathroom and facial tissue include Charmin Plus® and Puffs Plus®, respectively, commercially available from the Procter & Gamble Co. These products contain a lotion based on petrolatum and mineral oil and leave a greasy feel to the skin after use." And I read that here, [...] These nice people were apparently getting a patent for something to treat TP and other tissues with that would not leave a greasy feeling.
So from now on I will be looking for a TP with Petrolatum I guess as I continue to try to find something my husband will like just the same, but I'm not getting my hopes up that I will ever find anything again.