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Dove Body Wash Softening Silk

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Brand: Dove / Cleanser / Type: Body Wash / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses / Contents: 250ml

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      05.05.2010 18:18
      Very helpful



      Would last ages and is lovely to use.

      I don't know how much this body wash is as someone gave it to me with some other beauty products as a gift.

      Anyway am fussy about what I put on my skin and I tend to like smelling things before I buy them, as I love Lush products as well as Boots Fresh range.
      Mine is the same as shown in the photo.

      What Dove Claim
      There's nothing like the sensation of silk on your skin. Silk shower combined with 1/4 moisturising cream to gently cleanse with a rich silky lather. Protects your skin's natural moisture balance, leaving your skin feeling smooth.

      My Opinion
      I flipped the lid and smelt it, it doesn't really smell of anything but as it doesn't contain anything to do so I wasn't expecting a floral scent or anything. I squeezed some into my hand first as I wanted to see what i felt like, rubbing my fingers into the product it is very soft.
      So I squeezed a ten pence size onto my mesh sponge and rubbed it together to lather it up, there were lots of 'bubbles' and went a long way on my skin so I only applied some more product twice, so you don't really need to use much.
      It felt lovely and soft on my skin and it did leave my skin feeling clean. It was enjoyable to use the product.

      I use products in the bath, but I think shower users would have trouble as there is no hook on it, so unless you have a shelf it would slip about.

      I think that Dove's claim of feeling like silk is bold, but on drying my skin my skin felt lovely and soft to the touch.
      I can't comment on how long it would feel like this as I always apply body lotion afterwards. I decided to try my Dove body lotion -in another review.

      The bottle shape is a good choice as it fits nicely in your hand, and the lid is a flip cap. Has a long list of pharmacutical ingredients. Back of bottle says that it lasts 12months and has the recycable logo. I wish products would be more accurate though by putting a date rather than 12months as you don't know how long its been on the shelf. I tend not to keep products for ages though.

      I would use this product again as you don't need much to get some 'bubbles' on your wash sponge and it feels lovely and I think it would last a long time.

      Would I buy?
      As I prefer scented products I think I would only buy if it was on offer.


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      31.10.2007 22:59
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      Great product - not so good packaging!

      I have been a great fan of almost all the Dove products ever since they came on the market. I just love the smell of the soaps and bubble baths and they all feel so soft on my skin.

      It was with this in mind that Dave bought me some of the new Softening Silk Body Wash. It was £2.65 for 250ml at the time but Boots do often do special offers on the Dove range such as two for the price of one, so it’s worth keeping your eyes open!

      I have just finished using the last of the body wash so I that’s why I thought I’d tell you what I thought of it.


      This product comes in a plastic container about seven inches tall and about three inches wide. It is only an inch or so deep, so it is quite ‘flat’ and because it is wider at the top than at the bottom it isn’t very stable when it is stood on the shower shelf – more about that later.

      The top is a bright blue flip top cap through which the body wash emerges when the container is squeezed.

      The front of the container has the Dove logo in blue and gold and the words ’Dove Shower Care Softening Silk Body Wash – Silk Proteins’

      The usual information is on the back – telling you how Dove will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.

      There is also a very long list of ingredients most of which I’ve never heard of!

      Smell and Feel (if you’ll pardon the expression!)

      The body wash is one quarter moisturising cream as are all the Dove products and it shows. It feels lovely on my skin and lathers well in the shower, mind you living on the edge of Snowdonia our water is VERY soft!

      The smell of this one is really lovely – a light flowery fragrance that lingers on the skin and in the air after the shower is finished.

      Value for Money

      The product lathers up very well and you only need use a small amount to get the cleaning, moisturising and fragrant effect. If the problem mentioned below gets sorted it will be excellent value for money.


      A problem with a Dove product? Surely not?

      Well, sadly, yes and it’s a big one I’m afraid. The design of the container is just useless in the shower, and for a shower product that’s a big problem.

      There is no way of hanging this product up in the shower. In my opinion the design needs to be reassessed and a hook put on the outside of the container so it can hang in the shower.

      As I mentioned before the container isn’t stable when standing up so in the shower, so when balanced on the little tray you get in there it is likely to fall off as mine did smashing the lid.

      It is difficult to use as you need to be squeezing the container with one hand and catching the body wash with the other, then balancing the container back on the shelf without dropping the body wash in your other hand before you can actually get the product on your skin!


      Yet again another lovely product from Dove, but I won’t be buying this one again as it is just too fiddly to use!

      Come on Dove, put a hook on the container so I can hang it in my shower and I’ll be at the front of the queue to buy this one!


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        28.04.2006 18:34
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        Silky smooth body wash, leaves your skin smelly lovely

        Shower gel is something I buy when doing routine shopping. I don’t usually spend ages choosing one, I tend to buy them when they are on a BOGOF offer. But my toiletries cupboard was bare, the last shower gel in use and it was a “man’s type” and although I’ll happily use it, I decided to treat myself!


        Part of Unilever, a really well known company and most people will already have something in their homes made by them. A brand therefore to trust and one I’ve already used, as I’ve tried the body lotion and deodorant. I was happy to buy a bottle of the Body wash, of which there was a choice and was tempted by the Softening Silk.
        *Your Body*
        Quote- “It's that which both protects you from – and connects you with – the world around you. It's thighs and hips, arms and breasts, hands and feet, and much, much more. It's the map, upon which all of life's travels are drawn. Your life, your travels, your body, your beauty.”
        I now see my body, which was/is tired, rather worn out and misshapen in parts, as something rather important and worth looking after. Perhaps this silk concoction will do the trick.

        *The Product*
        A pearly white plastic bottle, containing 250 ml of Body wash. Easy to hold as it is slim. Measuring 18.5 cm in height and about 8cm at its widest mid point. The base is much smaller and egg shaped. It is attractive to look at, and the cap is a lovely peachy gold pearl colour. It looks expensive, and with the attractive label, it looks good sitting in the bathroom. The Dove logo is in Blue, with a Gold dove underneath plus a little picture in gold giving a feeling of moisture and smoothness.
        On the back of the bottle, the label states the following:-
        Dove softening silk body wash there’s nothing like the light sensation of silk on your skin. Dove softening silk body wash combines specially selected pure silk with dove 1/4 active moisturising cream. Gentle cleansing with a rich silky lather Protects your skin’s natural moisture balance Leaves your skin feeling silky smooth Dove softening silk body wash - sensuous yet light, leaving your skin super silky.

        In addition, a lengthy list of ingredients, useful if you are allergic to anything. But I will not include here.

        *The contents*

        I ran my shower next morning and easily flipped the lid. Good start as I find some bottles difficult to open.
        Mmm. I could already smell the contents. This was not an aromatherapy body wash, but my nose reacted and I felt uplifted. It smelled expensive, like around the perfume counter in a good Department store. I can’t isolate the perfume, only say I love it! The wash is pearly and a medium consistency, not too thin it runs off but not too thick that it doesn’t spread easily over your body.
        I squeezed some out onto my hand and smoothed it over my body, it felt luxurious, creamy, silky, and really smooth. I squeezed some onto my body scrub/puff and rubbed it over my legs and arms, a lovely lather washed my skin.
        I could have stayed for hours, this was a good experience. The soap washed off easily and my skin felt silky smooth.


        After towelling dry, I usually smooth in body lotion, but my skin felt moisturised, and smelt faintly perfumed. Not too strong though to clash with my perfume. I decided to risk it - no lotion. I would remain naked! Well, my skin that is, I put on some clothes!

        During the day, I was aware of a faint perfume from the body wash, and my skin felt hydrated.
        I now use body lotion every other day as I’ve got 4 bottles to use from one of by BOGOF offers!

        I can honestly say the Silk Body wash did do what is claimed on the bottle.

        Gentle cleansing with a rich silky lather.
        Leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.
        Sensuous yet light, leaving your skin super silky.


        £2.28 at both Tesco and Boots.

        I have used very little so far and find it very economical, as a little goes a long way.

        Hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do if you decide to indulge in a little silk! Cheaper than buying clothes!


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      • Product Details

        250ml /