“ Brand: Dove / Type: Body Wash/Cleanser / Subcategory: Body Cream/Wash / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Cleanses, Nourishes „
My friend bought me a nice Dove Gift set for christmas and I have just started using the Dover Cream Oil with Rosewood and Cocoa fragrance.
The product comes is a dusky pink bottle, with a small flip top lid, located at the top of the bottle, which is easy to use and dispenses the product well, the bottle is also easy to hold whilst in the shower or bath and looks nice as well. The bottle claims that the product contains cream oil and smells of rosewood and cocoa. The back of the bottle says that Dove have taken two things; oil and mosituring cream and conbimed them together to give a shower gel that is 10 times richer that others around and is deeply moisturising and not oily. In addition the product claims to be luxurious and pampering and seriously caring.
The product is an off white rich and creamy body wash. I must say that I was slighty suprised that the product was not also a dusky pink like the bottle, but that is only a small gripe. The cream oil smells of rosewood mainly with a tiny hint of cocoa, overall it is a very feminine scent, however, it does not linger on the skin after showering, though this is not a major issue, as I would not want it to conflict with my perfume.
I dispense a blob onto a shower puff and than apply to my wet body, I find that the product lathers up into a very creamy wash that feels soft and delicate on my sensitive skin. It rinses of well and it has not caused any irritation to my sensitive skin. After showering I find that my skin is c;leansed, softer and quite moisterised and I have also found that I do not need to apply as much body lotion as usual.
Overall I find this product great to use, it smells nice, feel luxurious on the skin and does help to moisterise, I would therefore recommend this product to others.
Dove's cream oil body wash always seemed one of the more expensive options on the supermarket shelves so I'd ignored it.
Then our local chemist had a half price offer - which brought it below the price I usually spend on shower gel - and I bought a bottle.
After the first use, I went back and bought all the other bottles!
If you've read any of my other reviews, you'll know I suffer from very dry skin so I always use a body wash that is gentle to skin and, preferably, moisturising. And I think this is one of the best in this price range.
It feels right from the moment you put it in your hand. A lovely double cream consistency, a light caramel colour and a delicate, floral fragrance. And my goodness, a little goes a long way. So much so that, despite the higher cost, I am happy to buy this because a bottle lasts much longer than other, apparently cheaper, shower gels. The scent lasts a long time too. It isn't so strong that it clashes with, for example, your favourite perfume. But if I'm not wearing a perfume, I notice that my skin still smells very slightly of this body wash even in the evening (I'm a morning showerer).
My skin feels great afterwards - none of the tightness that dry skin sufferers will recognise if you've used something too harsh.
Even my daughter, who suffers from eczema, sometimes uses it. I'm not recommending it for eczema sufferers as everyone is different but this doesn't affect her as badly as other washes have in the past.
I was concerned the other half might dismiss it as smelling too sweet but even he is happy.
Please note that the review above is for the product called Dove Cream Oil Bodywash but it's in a different package to the one pictured and does not call itself Rosewood and Cocoa.
Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash normally sells in packages of 200 gramms and can be bought at Tesco or Sainsbury' for around 3 Pounds.
Dove used to advertise and market their products as products which are designed to make every woman, regardless of her shape, feel well. They had campaigns with ordinary women, I mean, not super models, and this helped a lot in terms of public image.
When I tried this product for the first time, I liked the smell of it, which was flowery in a gentle way. It is easy to squeeze out enough cream to spread on your body and, as with other Dove products, I like the thickness of it. I also found it easy to rinse and I felt that my skin was left softer. It is also easy to rinse.
I know that this is not a top of the range product, but for my money, I think it is worth what they charge you for.
I have started to use another of my Christmas and Birthday gifts - and there are still plenty more in the cupboard too! Do you think my family are trying to tell me that I smell?
Anyway, according to the front of my product, this one is called Dove Supreme Care Cream Oil Shower Rosewood and Cocoa Butter. I say this because if you look on the Dove website and in the shops now the design of the bottle has changed.
Mine is just short of nine inches tall and is a deep pinky mushroom sort of colour. It is made completely from plastic and as such is recycleable. It has the Dove logo on the front together with the name of the product in English and two other languages one of which may be French.
It stands the right way up in that you need to invert it to squeeze out the shower cream. I find this a bit of a pain as it makes it more difficult to get the last bits of the shower cream out. I usually stand these sort of containers upside down between uses when the level starts getting low to make sure that I get the last bit out!
The other thing about the design of this one is that it doesn't have a hook. In the shower at our old house this would have been a real pain as the cubicle was quite small without a shelf and I needed to hang my shower gels on the shower taps in order to be able to use them. In our cottage the shower is currently over the bath and there is a handy little shelf on which to put shower gel, shampoo etc whilst you are in the shower - excellent!
I had decided to try this one because I thought that it looked luxurious and after all that we've been though just lately I decided that I deserved a bit of luxury!
The blurb accompanying this particular product tells us that 'Dove has taken two of the things skin loves the most - oil and moisturising cream - and put them together. The result is 10 times richer in caring natural oils than regular shower gels.'
So, picture the scene - on second thoughts you'd better not it's not a pretty sight these days! There I am in the shower with my new shower cream.
I squeezed the bottle and got as nice big blob of liquid on the palm of my hand. It was thick, creamy with an almost pearlescent quality. It smelled very nice although not one of my favourites. The fragrance was orientated towards the cocoa butter which isn't a smell I particularly like although this was tempered with what I assume to be the smell of rosewood. As I say it was nice but I would prefer a more flowery smell myself.
The shower cream lathered up well and felt rich on my skin and my skin certainly felt moisturised after using it. The fragrance lingered after I had finished my shower both in the air and on my skin.
In conclusion I would say that I will happily finish the bottle but I wouldn't buy any more as the fragrance isn't really my cup of tea.
As it was a gift I don't know how much it cost but currently the 250ml bottles cost around the £2.15 mark although I haven't been able to find a 500ml bottle anywhere which is the size that I have. Maybe I have a prototype and it's worth a fortune!
The nourishing blend of cream and caring oils moisturizes better than most other body washes for velvety soft skin /