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I was given 2 Dove body washes as Christmas presents and this one was my first experience of the Dove Go Fresh range of products. I have always liked the Dove body washes I have used in the past and so I was looking forward to trying this one. Packaging This bottle is a nice shape and the finishing touches of the Dove logo and the 'go' of go fresh in silver make it look a bit more special than your normal everyday body wash. The bottle shows you pictures of a plum and cherry blossom to reflect the plum and sakura blossom scent. It has purple lettering and top to also reflect the scent of this body wash. The bottle is 250ml which is a decent size but doesn't take up too much room in my shower. First impressions I wasn't sure what to expect this body wash to smell like and my first thought was that I had opened a packet of Refreshers. Now whilst I enjoyed these sweets as a child I don't want to smell like one as it is a very strong sweet smell. As I squeezed a small amount onto my body polisher I was hoping that the smell would fade, sadly it didn't. Nutrium Moisture This body wash contains Dove's Nutrium moisture and it does leave my skin feeling lovely and soft. The body wash is quite thick and creamy and a small amount lathers up really well. It rinses off easily and luckily takes most of the smell with it. By the time I have got dressed I can no longer smell this product which means I have continued to use it, I will however be glad to get to the end of the bottle and it isn't one that I will be using again. Price and Availability This body wash is widely available and is currently (April 2013) half price in Tesco and Sainsbury's costing £1.14, this is much more reasonable and even if I'd liked the fragrance I wouldn't be willing to pay £2.29 for it. Would I recommend? In terms of performance this shower gel is lovely to use but the fragrance is too strong for me, I'm hoping the other one I received smells nicer.
* ~ * THE BODYWASH * ~ * The body wash is made by Dove and comes in a white coloured bottle which has blue writing on the front which states that the product is made by Dove. It also has a silver coloured Dove on the front of the bottle and states that the product is nourishing body wash which is part of the Go Fresh range. The lid is white but has a purple part on it, which makes the lid easier to flip open as the purple part of the lid has a small lip bit on it. On the front of the bottle it has a picture of a plum which is a light purple in colour and also has a picture of some blossom which I presume represents the sakura blossom. This particular body wash nourishes skin and rebalances it to leave you feeling refreshed. The body wash has a scent of plum and pure sakura blossom and is enriched with NutrimMoisture to nourish skin deep down for more beautiful skin long-term. I don't normally go for Dove body-wash, how-ever my local Boots store is only small and didn't have the body-wash I normally use so I went for Dove, and as it was on offer, it saves me some money as well. I decided to go for Dove because I suffer from dry skin and eczema, so I wanted something that was going to nourish my skin and not dry it out. I have heard many reviews and seen many adverts for Dove products and they always sound very good, so this also prompted me to go for Dove as well. * ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ * When purchasing this from my local boots, store it was only available to buy in a 250ml bottle and it cost me approximately £2.37, how-ever this was on offer which was Buy one get one free on selected 250ml dove body wash so I bought this one and a normal dove body wash. When looking on boots website I can't seem to find this product online, so it must only be available in stores at the moment as the product is fairly new. Other products in the Dove Go Fresh Range includes: Body Wash Burst - Nectarine & white ginger scent Body Wash Energise - Grapefruit & lemongrass scent Body Wash Fresh Touch - Cucumber & green tea scent Body Wash Revive - Pomegranate & lemon verbena scent * ~ * USING THE WASH * ~ * I stood under the shower before using the product so that it would lather up more when washing with it. The lid was easy to open as it just flips open and this was done easily, even with wet hands. I used a body puff when washing, so I tipped the bottle up so a small amount went onto the body puff. The body wash came out easily; how-ever you do have to be careful as it can come out a little too fast if you tip the bottle right up. There's no need to squeeze the bottle to dispense the wash as it just run's out of the small hole in the top of the bottle. The wash is a very light lilac colour. Using the body puff I started to rub it all over my body which started to create a rich lather. As the lather was created I could smell the wash which smelt fruity and quite sweet, the smell was very refreshing and light. A small amount of body wash is enough to do your whole body due to the amount the wash lathers up, creating a rich, white foam. The body wash felt really soft against my skin and was kind to it without causing any irritation or itching. After having a good wash I stood under the shower and the lather rinses off very easily without leaving a residue feeling on my skin. After getting out the shower I patted my skin dry and had a look at it in the mirror. I regularly do this as I suffer from dry skin and eczema so I often have red, dry patches after showering and sometimes my skin can feel dry and tight. My skin did feel a little dry which was normal, as this happens a lot after showing anyway. My skin did, how-ever feel much softer and it felt nourished. My skin didn't feel itchy like it does sometimes when getting out of the shower and I felt fresh and clean. The smell of the product doesn't last on your skin which is a shame as it's such a nice scent; how-ever I wasn't too bothered about this anyway. I have used the body wash a few more times when in the shower and I definitely feel as though my skin feels and looks smoother and softer. I am convinced that if I keep using the product, my skin will remain soft and smoother. * ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ * I don't normally go for Dove body wash, how-ever I loved the fact that this particular body wash had a lovely, light, fruity scent to it which wasn't too sweet. The wash was kind to my skin and didn't leave it feeling irritated or itchy. As you only need to use a small amount to create a rich lather, the product should last longer than most shower creams/washes. In terms of value, I think it is a little pricey compared to some other brands which are available to buy; how-ever I don't mind paying a bit more for a good product that is kinder to my skin. If I see the product on offer again I will make the most of it and buy a few bottles of the wash to keep me going. You can also buy other products in the dove go fresh range, which includes different scents. As this product was so good I would be convinced to try the others in this range as well. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars as it's nourishing, keeps my skin soft and smooth and has a lovely fruity scent to it which makes me feel fresh and clean. (review may also appear on ciao)