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Dove is a multi purpose soap that is extremely well known. Dove can be used as a face wash, body wash or hand wash and it's available pretty much anywhere worldwide for as little as under a pound.
Packaging and brand-
Dove is packaged in rectangle cardboard container, the main colour on the packaging is white which is what people associate with dove being pure and white. The soap is white and has dove printed into the centre of the soap. Dove beauty cream bar claims to be 1/4 moisturising cream and that it has a neutral PH balance.
I've tried dove soap beauty cream bar and their sensitive skin beauty bar which is what I use as my face wash. I would usually apply cold cream all over my face them get a hot flannel and rub it off but this does the job just as well for a lot cheaper; I just lather it in my hands then rub it over my face then I remove it and it removes all my makeup which is amazing since I wear a lot of foundation and powder. It's also helped dry my acne out as I've suffered with acne for years but this always helps the only problem is that it is a bit drying. I've also tried dove soap as a body wash which is fantastic as it leaves your skin smooth and smelling gorgeous and it's travel size, I usually buy a dove soap before I go on holiday as it's multi purpose for everything. Dove is a great hand wash as it lathers really well and it leaves them moisturised and clean.
- can be found worldwide
- cheap all purpose product
- works as a face wash, hand wash and body wash
- 1/4 moisturiser
- contains coconut oil
- well known brand
- a little drying
Whilst I favour using liquid products for hand washing, I prefer to use a conventional bar of soap when bathing. I am extremely loyal to Imperial Leather and have been purchasing their products for years, but following my highly positive experience with Dove hand and body washes I decided to try out their Beauty Cream Bars with this review discussing my experience.
The 100g bars can be purchased singularly where they generally cost 68p, but I was able to purchase a twin pack at a reduced price of £1. One of the reasons I enjoy using the Dove brand is because their soaps, bath and shower products contains one quarter moisturising cream, so they are very caring towards the skin. The Beauty Cream Bars are individually packaged inside a cardboard box and as soon as I removed the plastic packaging I was able to witness the aroma, which is unique to all of Dove's skin care products.
The pure white soap is beautifully presented and due to its oval shape it is easy to maintain a comfortable grip when using in the bath, as opposed to some soap bars that can shoot out of your hand and disappear somewhere in the bath tub! The soap creates the impression of both high quality and luxury due to the familiar Dove logo being etched into the upper and underside. I find the scent somewhat difficult to describe and when lifting the bar to my nose I feel it to be a little too strong, as it makes me feel that I'm going to sneeze, but during use, it mellows offering a more favourable aroma.
The soap creates a plentiful lather within seconds of me gently rubbing it against my wet net body polisher and can be described as extremely creamy and luxurious. The aroma is rather difficult to explain, but the words I would use are clean, fresh and suitable for use by both men and women. The quality of the soap is evident, as in addition to it offering a creamy lather I am able to detect its creaminess in the aroma.
Whilst the lather effectively cleanses my skin, the only issue I have is when using the soap in the bath as the thick lather remains on the water's surface and as a result, I need to quickly jump into the shower to rinse it away from my skin, which is a real nuisance. On a positive note, I am able to witness the rich moisturising cream content as the surface of my skin is left feeling soft and silky smooth without any tightness or dryness, which is the main reason why I have been using Imperial Leather for so many years. I would describe the skin on my body as being normal with the exception of my knees and elbows where I suffer with a few dry patches, which I have to treat with a high quality moisturising cream or butter.
In addition to the beauty bar being effective on my body, it is gentle enough to be used on my face, which I would describe as T-zone. I am extremely careful with the products that I use on my face, as many brands can be extremely drying and subsequently causes my skin to product more oil. Whilst some consumers may feel that they can skip moisturising after using Dove's Beauty Bar, it is an essential part of my beauty regime to apply body and face creams. Despite the beauty bar containing glycerine amongst many other ingredients, it does not shrink very quickly, nor does it fall apart, so it offers good value for money. Furthermore, it does not make a soggy mess in my soap dish, which is a real pet hate of mine.
I can highly recommend Dove Beauty Bar, as it serves its purpose well as it offers a lavish experience at a very affordable price although due to the lather issue, I am using the remaining bar in the shower. As previously stated, each bar generally retails at 68p with the twin packs retailing at £1 and a pack of four costing £2.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Dove is one of those everyday brands that everyone knows! Good for skin and widely available they are a home brand and as much as I explore other washing products, such as shower gels and bubble baths etc this dove beauty cream bar is always in stock in my cupboard. Having used it as a child I know that if all else fails I can wash with this product and know it gets the job done!
*** The Product ***
This beauty cream bar is a white, oval shaped bar, with the word dove engraved and an appropriately placed picture of a dove underneath. It is a moisturising cream so contains 1/4 of moisturising cream within the bar to add extra moisture to your skin throughout washing.
*** My Usage ***
I use this soap bar with my flannel when washing, normally in the bath as opposed to in the shower when I will usually use a shower gel. In light with this, I have a wet flannel and I rub the soap bar quite vigorously together and it lathers up and I cream/wash my body with the lather of gathered from the soap bar.
*** My opinion ***
This soap bar is by far my favourite and one I will endeavour to continue using. It lathers amazingly, giving a rich, creamy, thick texture which when rubbed on my skin removes dirt very easily and leaves me feeling truly clean! I don't have baths too often (not that I'm nasty just don't have the time! Much easier to jump in shower for 5 mins than soak in the bath, especially when you have a demanding 2 year old!) so when I do have a bath I always reach for this soap to give me a good, thorough clean!
I love that it is made from 1/4 moisturising cream as I definitely notice the difference. Often after baths my skin feels dry and I need to use loads of moisturiser to make my skin feel soft and supple again. However, after using this dove bath moisturising cream, users will definitely notice (as I have!) the cream element and it leaves my skin delicate and fully nourished and it doesn't feel dried out at all!
It smells absolutely lovely, almost slightly perfumed and is quite strong, even when sealed my partner knows when there is dove in the bathroom! This smell does linger on and can faintly be smelled on my skin also, unless I sometimes add my own body moisturiser on top which does mask the scent. Otherwise for those who use this 2 in 1 soap bar (as I like to think of it!) as it's both a soap and a cream at the same time, it will be appreciated as a lovely body cream Which smells amazing!
These bars are relatively inexpensive as I picked up a pack of 4 for £2.20 in my local market. One bar does last me a long time (as I said earlier I don't have baths that often!) so one bar will see me through a good month or so, so I see it as good value for money when this pack will last me a good half a year!
Dove is a range of everyday beauty products from Unilever. The range includes soap, hand wash, deodorants and bath products.
Dove offer a few soap bar options and one product is the Dove Beauty Cream Bar. This review discusses my use of the original scented bar.
Each bar is formulated with neutral ingredients and contains 1/4 moisturising cream. It can be used as a regular bar of soap for your hands, face and body.
~Packaging and Design~
The bar of soap is housed within a cardboard box with a white and navy blue colour scheme. The soap is 100g in size, pure white and curved with a Dove logo on either side.
The soap can be bought in packs of 2 or 4 from chemists and supermarkets such as Boots and Wilkos. Expect to pay around £1.40 (2pk) or £2.40 (4pk).
I love the Dove products but usually stick to liquid hand washes/shower gels etc. I don't tend to buy soap bars as I feel they make a mess and are rather unhygenic! I must always look dirty though as my wee granny makes a point of adding some Dove soaps to birthday and christmas gifts so rather than let them go to waste, I end up using them up.
I quite like the original Dove scent as it has a high quality scent which I can smell right away. If I go into my aunts home, I can tell straight away if she has Dove products as it is very distinctive. The box can be recycled and I do this as I sit my bar on a soap dish in the bathroom. It looks pretty and certainly doesn't look cheap or nasty. The pure white colour doesn't "crack" like many soaps so it always appears smooth.
~A Pair Of Doves!~
I have 2 bars of Dove soap in my bathroom. One sits at the sink for hand washing whilst the other sits at the side of the bath for giving my body a clean if I can't be bothered with a shower gel. It does take a few uses to get the soap in a usable state. Although the bar isn't sharp or anything, I find the initial shape a little difficult to manipulate. With wet hands, I rub the bar across my hands to allow some transfer and the soap melts leaving a residue on my hands.
I love the lather this soap creates. It is extra creamy and rich which I feel is owed to the 1/4 moisturising cream. It is certainly nicer to use that many soaps and feels soft and luxurious. It lathers well and the scent is lovely but not easy to describe. The lather rinses fine and my hands once dry, feel soft and very clean. I'm not a fan of using soap on my face but this one is fine for a quick wash. I just apply the lather to my hands and then transfer to my face. It doesn't dry my sensitive skin out but isn't a patch on a decent face wash. I do find using this on my face makes my nose tingle a little but I feel that is down to the scent as it is quite strong when close to the nose!
When used in the shower, the soap creates an ideal creamy lather for shaving. It doesn't take much soap to full cleanse my skin and it feels clean and relatively soft once dried. I do find it so much easier to use a shower gel though. I use my Dove soaps regularly and thankfully they do not make too much mess or leave icky traces on the soap dish which is a bonus. They don't tend to dry out and last forever as they barely reduce in size. The scent lingers on my skin and my bathroom always smells nice having the soap sitting out.
I feel these soap bars or "Beauty Cream Bars" are of a high quality and well worth paying the extra bit of money when compared to supermarket or value bars. I still prefer liquid soap but the bars are good too so come with my recommendation.
Thanks for reading :)
I absolutely LOVE this product. There are so many gorgeous soaps available which look and smell lovely and make my skin go crazy. I was forced to resort to the cheapy own-brand vegetable soaps which, although effective, hardly make a girl feel pampered. Dove soaps are the solution.
This soap smells amazing, it makes a lovely rich lather and it has that added bit of moisturiser as well with just makes my skin nice and soft.
What i really love about this is the shape, designed perfectly concave on one side and convex on the other making it easy to use - it makes more of a difference than you'd have thought.
Since it is so creamy, it does use up faster than a lot of other soaps. This is a small price to pay for all of the benefits that it comes with and its really not expensive to begin with.
This comes in a lovely little cardboard box which is also recyclable, on the front you will see the dove signature written in blue and an image of a gold Dove below it. On the back there is a very long list of all the different places in the world where this is made and the required numbers for if you want to contact them.
Then theres a big list of ingredients too, the ingredients and contact numbers are all listed on the back of the box. Dove manages to use very little coloring and still make a very fancy looking box. Ordinarily a plain white box with blue on it would not attract my attention but the little gold dove and the picture at the side is quite decorative and make it look luxuriant.
The box is easy to open theres a bit at the side to which you just apply a slight bit of force peeling it back and it opens. The bar its self is a plain white one with a little picture of a dove placed smartly in the middle of it on both the back and the front, it's a medium sized bar and looks very nice in your bathroom or wherever you choose to place it.
On the front of the box it claims to be a moisturizing beauty cream bar.
This is lovely the box and the soaps are very luxurious, the soap lathers up well and leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. It definitely does moisturize your skin and the bar lasts a reasonable amount of time before requiring replacement.
My mum buys this in all the time, shes quite loyal to this brand and although i have tried others which i liked. I can see why because the packaging it comes in is lovely and the bars themselves are too.
All the products from this range are off high quality likes doves other products which also work excellently, including their dove shampoo which is also brilliant. I find this brand is always reliable, no matter what i buy from it i always love it.
It always meets my expectations. The smell of this soap is lovely it's a strong smell without being over baring and very pleasant. I think this brand is the type that you buy when only the best quality will do.
I really do love their products. This does leave your skin moisturized like it claim's to do. Straight after i use this i notice my skin smells nice, and feels soft when i apply it and it lathers up, it has a smooth creamy texture.
When i am out shopping out of all the brands that i notice the three that catch my eye and that are most appealing to me, are herbal essences, nivea and dove. They all do what they are supposed to do and dove and herbal essences packaging is always very nice.
I cant say that for nivea because I think its very plain and brighter coloring usually catches my eye but for the quality of all three of these brands is good and they are always on my list of things to buy.
I really started to like the brand after seeing Colleen rooneys show "colleens real women" which was inspired by the dove range and their sayings about "real women". I found the show was entertaining and i believe the message they sent to women was a healthy one too.
Alot of pressure is on women to be perfect, the size zero craze and magazines put alot of pressure on us to be a certain way and the "way is unrealistic". The women in magazines have been airbrushed and had hours of preparation before being shown.
The series shows this and it shows all types of women and that they are "all beautiful in there own ways" and i believe it looks beyond the superficial side of things and looks to who they are aswell and i love that.
I think the world is full of beautiful men and women, who are beautiful on the inside and out but its the people who are beautiful on the inside who have the most impact on me. They are what make the world a good place to live in and when people overlook that it makes for a very cold world.
I am a fan of Dove products because of the message they send and because they are good quality too and they are also great on sensitive skin.
These can be gotten on eBay and in other shops too, any major supermarkets and most shops will have them. On eBay you can get 2 bars for £1.97 and one bar for £1.00
Dove soaps are made by the giant and sometimes controversial company Unilever. They are popular in the marketplace and I personally like them a lot.
This soap comes packaged in a recyclable cardboard box. I like this idea. Sometimes I seem to find a plastic packet inside, in which the soap is contained, and other times I do not. I would rather not have a plastic package inside because it is difficult, or impossible to recycle.
It is possible to buy a multipack of two or four soaps.
This soap is probably the plainest of the Dove soaps. When the box is opened, there is a lovely clean smell that emanates from the soap and in to the air. The soap is white in colour which adds to the fact that it is plain.
The soap is shaped in a slightly rounded bar, and this makes it easier to hold on to in the shower when the soap gets slippery!
The soap lathers up very well and it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and moisturised.
The soap is of a neutral pH which I think is healthier for the skin.
I have always used this soap when I have felt the need for something plain and unperfumed.
Where to buy this
Dove soaps are available in large superstores such as Tesco and Asda, and also in smaller retailers like Boots and Superdrug. The soaps can also be found in those bargain body care product stores, and are invariably cheaper in such places. I think I normally pay about one pound for each bar.
If you want something that leaves your skin feeling clean and moisturised and smelling nice then I would definitely recommend this soap.
I'm not one for cleansing toning and moisturising my skin religiously, I'm more a soap and water girl myself, but I do find ordinary soap dries out my skin.
For several years now, I've used Dove beauty cream bar to wash my face, morning and night, and I don't like to use anything else.
One of the main advertising hooks is that Dove cream bar is made with one quarter moisturiser, and their website says this is blended with the most gentle of cleansers. I certainly find it gentle, and creamy. I have sensitive skin that easily flares up at anything too heavily perfumed, but I can use the normal Dove bar with no ill effects, although I have used the one for sensitive skin at times. There are several types of Dove, some more readily available than others but more on that later.
When I wash my face I use the bar just like normal soap and it lathers up really well, with a rich creamy lather that works into the skin very easily. It rinses off easily too, leaving your skin feeling clean and smooth, with no drying effect, my skin feels soft and supple. It has a very sweet almost fruity smell but the scent isn't overpowering, and soon fades so it wouldn't clash with whatever perfume you wanted to wear.
It is perfect for evey day, and the bar lasts a long time, so it is very good value for money. The bar is shaped so that which ever way up you stand it most is in the air so that it doesn't get soggy. As the bar gets small, it can become softer, and by the end I usually have to scrape it up from the soapdish with my fingers, but it still works perfectly.
As I said I usually use the classic white bar, but there are other 'flavours'.
Dove Pink, again with a quarter moisturizing cream, and the gentlest of cleansers.
Dove Go Fresh Energise which contains an ultra light hydrating formula, invigorating beads and a scent of grapefruit and lemongrass to wake you up in the morning
Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture which has the ultra light hydrating formula, but this one has the scent of cucumber and green tea. It is said to be refreshing and uplifting.
Dove Gentle Exfoliating which has the normal Dove ingredients but also contains exfoliants which is said to remove dull lifeless skin and expose new skin. It is said to be gentle enough to use daily.
Dove Pro-age (perhaps I should be starting to use this one!) The proage bar contains fine exfoliants to improve skin texture.
Dove Oil Ultra Rich Velvet is enriched with moisturising oil to pamper your skin.
Dove Nutrium Cream Oil for drier skin, and they recommend daily use for the best results.
Dove Sensitive Skin unscented, a mild hypoallergenic and unscented formula.
I have only seen the classic White, sensitive and pro-age, but then I have to say I haven't looked for the others. The classic one is available in most supermarkets. Boots sell the classic white bar in a pack of 2 for 93p and a pack of 4 for £1.74. Each bar is 100g in weight.
I don't have perfect skin, but for my age it's not bad, and very few people ever guess my age correctly. I only use any other moisturizer when I wear makeup, which I don't wear every day, so my complection must at least in part, be due to Dove.
Dove Beauty Cream Bar with one quarter moisturiser works a treat in the bath. It smells like a fresh, florally smell to me and anyone who's used Dove products will recognise the familiar scent.
It doesn't work so well on my face though. It does indeed lather up and apply in a creamy fashion but can be a bit of a struggle getting all the lather to rinse off! We live in a hard water area so I didn't expect this to happen. It takes alot of rinsing to remove the lather but it doesn't dry the face out like normal soap.
In the bath or shower it's lovely on your skin, smells nice and does moisturise, but the bar seems to melt very quickly and before you know it you're left with a very soft, soggy little bar. If you use it with a loofah or exfoliating glove etc you could easily use half the bar in one session because of this melting tendency.
Also, if you leave the soap on the side of the bath or sink it leaves alot of mess underneath it, lots of creamy soap that's hard to shift. It must be the quarter moisturiser that makes it prone to ths extreme softening as other soaps do not melt to this extent.
I buy Dove occasionally when it's on offer, usually about 89p a bar where we live and use it in the bath rather than on my face. It smells very nice and does moisturise but the melting of this soap doesn't make it a first choice for me.
I am always on the look out for a bargain, but I have to admit that when it comes to soap, I have become a creature of habit. I have been buying Dove soap for a number of years and I have never been tempted to try a different brand.
Dove Beauty Cream Bar as it is now known is manufactured by Unilever who own the Dove trademark and brand name.
Dove soap has been around in the USA since 1955. It was not until 1979, when a senior dermatologist in Pennsylvania proved that dove soap caused a lot less dry and irritated skin than any other soap on the market, that Dove soap really captured the market.
By 2003 dove had won 24% of the world market for soap bars. Now Dove is a world leader in the sales of soap. They manufacture in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands. This soap bar is manufactured in Germany.
Dove beauty cream bar comes in a blue and white cardboard box which is just large enough to hold one bar. On the front of the box the Dove logo (which is a picture of a dove in flight) is in a gold colour. Each bar contains 100g of soap. Once opened the bar must be used within twelve months.
When you open the box, which has a flip top lid, the dove logo is also printed inside the box. There is a message which is written in several different languages including English, it says - 'Dove wishes you beautiful skin, everyday'.
The bar itself is oval in shape and has the Dove logo etched out on both sides of the bar. It is completely white in colour.
The bar feels soft and creamy when you touch it. It is not perfumed but there is a slight hint of a fragrance to the bar. I think the best way to describe this is to say it has a slight soapy fragrance.
When the bar is mixed with water it lathers up really quickly into a smooth creamy texture. As each bar is said to contain one quarter moisturiser, I think it is fair to say that this is immediately obvious as soon as you start to use it. It feels very luxurious on the skin and does leave the skin feeling very clean and moisturised at the same time.
As I said I have been using this creme bar for a number of years and I have no intention of buying any other brand. Prior to using Dove I had tried numerous soap bars and always found that my skin felt a bit dry and tight after each use.
If possible try not to leave this soap bar in contact with water when not in use. Due to the moisturisers in the bar, it can go very soft and quite runny.
Dove claim to make 'real beauty products for real women'. This is obvious in their advertising campaign where there is not a 'stick insect' in sight.
A single bar costs around 59p
A twin pack costs around £1.09
A pack containing four costs around £1.89
I have reviewed the beauty cream bar. There are other bars available which are-:
Pro-age cream bar
Fresh touch cream bar
Exfoliating cream bar
Extra sensitive cream bar
Cream Oil bar
Dove also do an excellent range of other beauty products-:
There is just one down side to this product and that is Dove have been known to test some of their products on animals. I have tried to find out if animal testing is used on the cream bars but I have found nothing to say that it either has or has not.
I would have given this product five stars but I have given it four stars on account of the above.
Dove Beauty Cream Bar
Dove is a well known brand that produces moisturising skin products. The beauty cream bar is basically a moisturising bar of soap.
I have used the beauty bar for many years and dont know how I survived without it. A normal bar of soap would leave my skin feeling tight and dry but dove leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished. Every dove bar conatins one quarter moisturiser giving it this moisturising effect. The soap smells fresh and clean and has a thick creamy consistency.
The bar comes in a lovley little box that has a flip lid to open. It looks far nicer than a normal bar of soap. It is packaged in white and blue (as with all dove products) with the dove logo. Each bar contains 100grams and costs approx 79p. The bars are available in multipacks that are a bit cheaper. A two pack costs £1.29 and four pack approx. £1.99. Once opened a bar should be used within 12 months.
One drawback to dove is that is easily disintegrates when left in the shower or in regular contact with water. I have often found a mushy bar if I forget to remove it from the shower.
A really good moisturising bar of soap
There are some products that are must have essentials. For me this is one of them. I recently read a review on what ten things could you not live without and this is actually way at the top of my list! It's something I use more often than not, and you can keep alot of your expensive soaps even Lush soaps, in the long run for this!
I, like you who are probably reading this love all sorts of soaps but at the end of the day it's nice to pick something up that you trust and you know it wont be too highly fragranced, or make skin greasy or dry or leave skin covered in a talc like residue. I don't know even though it's cheap I still equate this to luxury and honesty!
The Packaging And Soap....
Comes in 100g recyclable navy blue and white box. On the front In blue writing tells me is is indeed Dove, beauty cream bar and a picture of a little gold Dove. Also tells me it contains 1/4 moisturising cream within it. On the back of the box tells me the ingredients, weight of the soap and contact details for Unilver (product manufacturer). The soap itself is white and appears smooth. It has a little dove engraved into the soap and the soap itself is oval and a little moulded so it's easier to use!
Well I've already said I love it I'd go further and say I adore it! The smell is gorgeous and heavily scented. I've never been able to work out the smell but to me its very sweet, feminine and I would simply describe it is as rich and creamy smelling. It's a smell that stays on the skin all day long as well and is distinctively Dove.
Using it, well it's great for hand washing as it moisturises hands each time you use it. I've never used it on my face, personally I would never do that as I adhere to the recommendation of don't use soap on your face no matter what!
Personally I like to use it in shower as it's easy to use and not lose in the shower and I also use it in the bath. Yes cos it's so rich and creamy and lathers up so easy the soap doesn't last ages. No. However it's cheap for what it is and don't get me wrong a day of daily washing will last you a week so you cant complain for the price! Whats also nice about it is if you don't use it for a few days for any reason it doesn't dry out and shrivel up and go cracked!
A I just touched upon it does lather up lovely which is great for shaving legs and bits and bobs. I never ever in all the time I've used it dried out my skin as it's lovely and moisturising but at the same time I do sometimes suffer with greasy patches on my skin and blackheads and this doesn't upset that in any way shape or form even though it is heavily moisturised and scented.
I find it not only to keep me fresh and clean all day and really helps with shaving, it gives me incredibly soft skin and on days I use this I can go without any moisturiser on my skin and from time to time I use fake tan and it is recommended before doing that you exfoliate and moisturise and with this I don't have to if I choose not to!
All in all its a fantastic, rich product. Everything about it is delicious. A must have and if you have tried it shame on you ladies! lol
Can be purchased near on anywhere! I bought mine for 42p for the bar in Sainsbury's can also be bought in a pack of two bars or four.
Dove, as a beauty brand, has become synonymous with promoting real beauty. Their advertising campaigns have moved away from using commercial models with perfect skins (well, at least perfect skins after the computer has airbrushed them) and flowing locks to ads which use the woman in the street, lumps, bumps and all. So, with this different approach to beauty are the products any different?
I first tried Doves beauty cream bar at my mums. Not known for her adventurous taste I was intrigued when I visited and found a white bar of soap in place of the usual Imperial Leather bars that have been used for years. A sniff of the bar told me that it hadnt been picked for its scent and, if Im honest, I thought it smelt cheap. There must be more to it.
So, I asked my mum why shed changed, expecting her to say something along the lines of I found this soap in Poundland and thought Id give it a try. In fact, her answer was quite different. It transpired that shed been moaning to a friend about having very dry skin on her hands and said friend had suggested that she try Dove soap. Going one step further this friend had actually given mum a bar to try, hence the new white soap in the bathroom. Mum couldnt stop raving about how much less drying this soap was on her ageing skin and then proceeded to get me to feel the skin on her hands (in a way only a mother could do!). True enough, her hands did look and feel a lot less dry. But, a soap is just a soap and I thought little more of it.
Since stopping work and being at home full-time Ive found that Ive been washing my hands a lot more frequently. As a result my skin has also become quite dry. Then, on a trip out to the supermarket I noticed the Dove bars on special offer and my conversation at mums was called back into my mind. It was worth a try and Ive been quite surprised.
The soap produces a rich lather with minimal water and the lather feels very creamy on your skin. It rinses away fairly easily and, instead of leaving your skin with that squeaky clean feeling that regular soap can produce, your skin does actually feel softer. It doesnt do away with the need for moisturiser but I have noticed that the backs of my hands in particular are looking a lot less dry and flakey.
The soap is pure white, the only concession to design being that it is a rather ergonomic oval shape thats slightly domed. An embossed dove logo appears on both sides. The shape of the soap is relevant, however, as I have found that if I do not place the bar on the soap dish dome-side up it does have a tendency to go more soggy than a regular bar of soap more quickly. As the bar gets smaller it seems to be less of an issue.
The scent of the soap is really not going to sell it to you unless you like a clean, almost clinical smell. There is no discernable perfume but the soap still smells. It reminds me of cheap soap of the type you might find in a travel lodge or cheap hotel. Something about it makes me think of school bathrooms too. It is quite a strong smell which is evident from the moment you open the box. The smell lingers on your hands after washing although its diluted enough that you just think its a clean smell. If you like perfumed products then this is not for you.
As the product is not heavily scented and is not drying on the skin I also use this on my baby son. He loves the fact that we can produce a lot of bubbles and I like the fact that the product seems a lot less harsh than many soaps on the market. Of course, it should be used infrequently on young skins as you would with any soap product.
I have found that this soap does offer something different to the majority of soaps on the market and Im converted!
Dove is a soap and personal care brand (including hair care products) owned by Unilever / Dove soap is formulated to be pH neutral, with a pH that is usually between 6 / 5 and 7 / 5 /