Cream Oil Ultra Rich Velvet Body Wash
This is Dove’s richest body wash, and it’s a good option for those struggling with dry to very dry skin. The inclusion of fragrance (which lingers) makes this a no-go for sensitive, itchy skin, but if that’s not your concern (but dryness is) this is worth considering.
Its creamy lather cushions skin and leaves it feeling velvety-soft, though the heavy-duty emollients it contains aren’t the easiest to rinse. The emollients also make this body wash a problem if you struggle with breakouts from the neck down, yet they’re essential to this product’s effectiveness on dry skin. If your skin fits the bill for this body wash, it is among the richest at the drugstore.
Note that this contains a small amount of soap ingredients, but not enough to make this problematic.
Experience a whipped blend of rich cream infused with the perfect touch of caring oil for dreamy-creamy consistency and velvety-smooth skin feel. While the luxurious scent of rosewood and cocoa butter envelops your senses, our unique NutriumMoisture technology goes beyond moisturization to effectively nourish skin.
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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