Like many people, I always believed that using "anti-bacterial" soaps were necessary. However, recent scientific studies have shown that soaps containing such "anti-bacterial" chemicals as triclosan, do not help reduce bacteria. In fact, they are harmful to you and the environment. In the United States, the FDA has ordered companies that use these chemicals to stop using them.
Prior to my DIY days, I tried numerous commercial products without any success. No matter what product - even if deemed especially for dry/sensitive skin - my skin was always left dry, tight, irritated, and red. Now, I stick to this routine and have seen amazing results.