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Dove Natural Touch Dead Sea Minerals Deodorant
I was quite impressed with the recent trial I had with BzzAgent for Dove compressed deodorants original so I used my voucher to buy a couple of their other deodorants. Sadly the voucher didn't work with this one but I was sufficiently intrigued by the Dead Sea Minerals that I thought I would give it a try.
THE DEAD SEA MINERALS
I have been to the Dead Sea and swam in the waters there which was a strange experience as you float and can't actually swim as there is so much salt that a splash in the eye could be very painful. I often buy products with Dead Sea minerals as I do suffer from eczema and a strange skin rash at times and these do help. I thought this deodorant would be good as sometimes my under arms do get a bit sore if I use the wrong deodorant after I have just shaved my pits.
I usually use Lush solid deodorants as I know they have no nasty ingredients to hurt me or the environment but in the interests of testing Dove rigourously I did buy this and another compressed one with a voucher.
The Dead Sea has always been known for its wonderful healing qualities providing relief from eczema and psoriasis and many other skin complaints so I had high hopes for this. As well as having Dove's traditional one quarter moisturising cream, this deodorant also has the Dead Sea Minerals too.
I chose this in a roll on rather than the aerosol as I know I can pass it on to my husband if I don't like it as he always uses a roll on. This one comes in two versions a roll on for about £1.50 and an aerosol and the price is about £2.20 but shop around as some shops have special offers at different times.
I was quite impressed with the smell as it wasn't muddy at all but rather feminine with a lemony, floral note combining with amber and musk so right down my alley in the scent front as these are ones I love in lots of products.
I do find that when I use a roll on I have to wait a while before dressing as I hate wet armpits and also hate marks on my clothes. I didn't have to wait too long for this to dry so I was happy with the dryness and the scent.
Did I smell? No it was very effective as a deodorant and kept me smelling sweet. I don't sweat much but if I don't wear something it can be a bit smelling so I need a deodorant and not an anti perspiriant so this did the job of making me smell fresh all day long. It is supposed to last 48 hours but I have never tested that as I bath or shower every night and morning.
As this is a roll on there is no gas needed for propellant and the bottle is recyclable through your usual plastics recycling scheme. I was going to pass it to my husband but he decided it was a bit feminine for him and anyway I like it so I hung on to it.
This is hard to actually pinpoint but since 2002 the testing of cosmetics on animals was banned completely in Belgium, Netherlands and the UK. However Dove is under the Unilever umbrella and they DO still test on animals. They may not test this deodorant but they do test products on animals so I am in a bit of a dilemma here as I did like the deodorant and will finish it but I do try and avoid comoanies that test on animals so I will not be buying this again as there are so many other ethical and eco friendly comaonies to buy from that I do not need to give my hard earned pennies to ones that still use animals in this awful way.
"Dove and Unilever share your concern over this important matter and we are committed to the elimination of animal testing. We do NOT test any of our home or personal care products on animals. We will continue to work for alternative methods by participating in industry and scientific programs as well as to support legislation that promotes the elimination of animal testing."
This is ambiguous as far as I am concerned. They obviously test medical things still but at least the home and personal care products are not .
This means that the Dove deodorant is NOT tested on animals but that Unilever is not entirely free from animal testing.
Yes it is an effective and nice smelling deodorant but it depends on how strongly you personally feel about the umbrella company's ambiguous policy re testing on animals.
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