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Dove

Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Lotion, for Extra Dry Skin

13.50 fl. oz. for $ 8.49
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Although this is a good moisturizer for dry (not extra dry) skin, its formula is quite basic. This doesn't surpass the body lotions from Olay or some of those from competing lines such as Eucerin and CeraVe, or Aveeno. At best, this makes dry skin feel smoother and softer, but so do lots of other body lotions that also treat skin to critical ingredients like antioxidants and cell-communicating substances.

At one point Dove had some truly remarkable body lotions, but their latest offerings simlpy aren't up to par, despite an attractive price point.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

A moisture-loaded mix of two of the most powerful ingredients - rich hydrating Shea Butter cream and skin-nourishing oil - brings you the ultimate moisture from Dove with a warm, decadent scent.

This deeply-penetrating, fast-absorbing body lotion leaves your skin extra soft, extra smooth and extra beautiful, instead of extra dry.

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Stearamide AMP, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide

Dove At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; available in every major drugstore and mass-market store; some very good body washes.

Weaknesses: The Beauty Bars are not as bad as true soaps, but all bar cleansers present problems for skin.

From its beginnings in the 1940s with its still-available original Beauty Bar, Dove has expanded and the curiously curtailed its selection of skin-care products to the point where their facial care offerings are back to nothing more than bar cleansers.

Although their Beauty Bars have their share of problems (such as containing drying ingredients and not rinsing well), they're better than traditional bar soap. However, if you can get past your propensity for bar cleansers, neighboring lines at the drugstore offer better, gentler, water soluble cleansers (the kind Dove has offered in the past).

Where Dove holds sway at the drugstore is with its vast selection of body washes. Although the formulas often differ only by fragrance, for the most part they are excellent, affordable options, especially for normal to dry skin. The body washes in their men's line aren't quite as elegant as those in the main line, and guys should know their skin will do just fine with Dove's regular body washes.

Note: All Dove products contain fragrance unless otherwise noted.

For more information about Dove, call (800) 761-3683 or visit www.dove.com.

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