Product Type: Dove Bath / Shower
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Dove Beauty Cream Bar
Member Name: angelboouk
Dove Beauty Cream Bar
Advantages: quality, smell, design, lathering
Disadvantages: not very hygienic
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 :)
Summary: a decent product from dove