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My skin is becoming used to deep moisturisation and I can't go without either lotion or body butter. I have to travel between home and university a lot and being such a forgetful person I am, I managed to left my Body shop body butter at home. So, as soon as I was at my Uni flat, I rushed to the nearest supermarket (Sainsbury's) to get an emergency body lotion or butter on sale, as well as getting gorceries of course.
Dove is a brand I am familiar with but I am not a frequent buyer of Dove's product. There is no particular reason however, I am just indifferent to Dove product. It's a brand I will use and do trust, but since Dove products seem to be priced a bit higher compared to most supermarket brands, I usually buy whatever soap or beauty products on sale. However, when I went shopping that one time, they were doing a half-price promotion on the Dove Pro Age range. So, I managed to get this Dove Pro Age beauty body lotion for £2.50, which is half the price of it's normal retail price.
The product comes in a dark maroon coloured bottle as shown in the picture. The bottle hold 250 ml of lotions, and for £2.50, it is quite a reasonable price. The bottle has a push-down pump at the top to dispense the lotion. The lotion itself is quite thick and vicious compared to most other body lotions I have used before. The consistency is almost similar to body butter, which in my opinion is a plus because thicker lotion holds the moisture for longer. Although the down side is that it can leave a 'sticky' feeling on the skin for awhile after application.
The lotion contains Dove unique Deep Care complex formula with glycerin and olive oil for deep moisturisation. From my experience, I didn't really feel the difference in the skin. However, I do think the moisturising ability of this lotion is quite satisfactory. On cold nights, the skin on my limbs feels less dry and tight. For an emergency buy, this turned out to be pretty good. Personally, I really like the scent: it has a refreshing quality of a fresh shower fused with exotic herbs and spices.
Overall, Dove Pro Age body lotion does a good job. I am not quite sure about its claim as 'pro age' but it does have some deep nourishing quality to it.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
Pro.Age Body Lotion by Dove is a body moisturiser which promises to give you vibrant and radiant skin. Dove claims that this product will nourish your skin and increase its cell turnover meaning new and youthful skin cells will develop quicker which in turn means you should be left with glowing and healthy skin. It also promises to protect your skin from the external elements. All in all, you can kiss your dull skin goodbye Or so Dove say...
How does it work?
The product contains a chemical exfoliant. This works in the same way as an abrasive one in that it sloughs off the top layer of dead and dull skin cells and reveals the lovely, shiny, new layer underneath. This also helps to leave the skin feeling smoother.
Glycerin is included to draw moisture into the skin and allows the skin to retain it. When the skin cells are hydrated, it takes longer for them to die and therefore you look better for longer. Having hydrated skin also means that fewer wrinkles will form, so your body will look more youthful.
Olive Oil is included which is extremely moisturising and will nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals. It will strengthen the skin and remove skin aging toxins from its surface. The product also boasts of containing SPF5 and although this is better than having none, you aren't supposed to wear less than SPF so I don't think it's protecting me too much!
How do you use the product?
You use the product in the same way as any body lotion. You need to massage it into dry, clean skin as often as necessary. I don't think this product is suitable for use on the face. I certainly wouldn't use it on mine.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained a sturdy, deep red, shimmery bottle that is made out of plastic. There is some information about the product on the bottle including the ingredients and a picture of a little dove. The product has a flip top lid and when you squeeze the bottle, the lotion is easily released. I like the design because if you squeeze out too much, you can easy remove the entire lid and return some of the lotion.
The product costs around £2.99 in order to buy 250ml. This is quite a large amount of product and should last you a few months, even if used daily. It can be bought from most department stores, online websites and from large supermarkets.
The smell of this product is quite strong, unlike some of their other products that I've used. The fragrance isn't very youthful and is something mixed between fruit and herbs, but I don't really like it. I find it quite old fashioned and mixes badly with any perfume that I wear so the aroma of the lotion is a negative for me, but others would probably like it.
The lotion is white as you would expect and it has the runny consistency that you would also expect from a lotion. Take care when squeezing the bottle as it comes out quickly. It is very easy to massage into the skin and the lotion turns quite watery on contact with the skin. A little goes a long way with this product so you'll find that you don't need to use much in order to get the desired results.
The product disappears quickly and leaves no greasy residue on the body but although it feels completely comfortable and clean to me, it does feel a tiny bit greasy to the touch. I find this is a common factor with Dove body lotions. It hasn't caused any itchiness or stinging on my sensitive skin and it leaves a healthy sheen wherever it is applied.
It does make my skin feel hydrated and removes any signs of dryness from the first use but other product have left my skin feeling much softer. I can't comment on whether it's made my skin look younger because my skins pretty young anyway but it hasn't really transformed the appearance of my skin, even with continued use.
All in all, this is a nice enough product but I haven't noticed any benefits that I wouldn't see from any other body lotion and it didn't make my skin as soft as I thought it would. This coupled with the aroma of the product has meant that it's not my cup of tea and now it's been passed onto to my mother. I hope she has a more rewarding experience with it than I did!
Dove Pro-Age Beauty Body Lotion.
I am a huge fan of Dove's Pro-Age Body Wash and a very frequent user, so I thought I would try their body lotion to follow that up. I found it on offer in Asda for about £2.95 for the 250ml bottle and realised this was a good price as the RRP is usually £4.99, so I snapped one up to take home.
I turned 50 in October of last year and although generally my skin is still fairly supple and soft, as I tend to be oily skinned facially, I have found over the last year or so that my legs especially, (probably down to shaving), have become very dry and rough on the surface. Also my elbows were in dire need of a little TLC so I was hoping this would work for me.
The packaging to the lotion is the typical burgundy red squeezable bottle with a flip-top lid that is the trade mark of the Pro-Age range and the bottle conveniently sits on its lid allowing the lotion to be accessed quickly and easily. The writing on the bottle is clear in white and silver and makes the product unmistakable and easy to spot in the stores.
The lid flips open easily and the bottle is easy to squeeze too unlike some products you get on the market. The lotion itself is actually quite thick for a lotion, white and not at all sticky. It has an unusual smell to it that I actually quite like, its distinctive though, and may not be to everyone's taste.
When I applied it to my legs, which I concentrated on as its my problem area, I found that it took some time to rub in, as I said before it is quite a thick lotion, but once it had soaked in it left my skin feeling very moisturised to the point were for quite a time it felt a bit damp and sticky.
This damp feeling wore off after about 20 minutes though and my legs felt really rejuvenated and silky smooth. The lotion contains AHA's which actually act like an exfolliant and removes all the dead skin cells and therefore brings to the surface the new skin underneath, thus giving the skin a more youthful glow. It also contains glycerine and olive oil too to help with the hydrating and moisturising process and a sunscreen to protect from further damage.
All in all I would deffinatley purchase this lotion again, I found the results to be exactly what I had wished for, it did exactly what it was intended to do, leaving my skin with a new healthy looking sheen that did last all day for me. The downside could possibly be the cost, if using on a daily basis it could work out to be expensive, so I would always wait until it is on offer somewhere and purchase a couple at a time. It is something that I would recommend to people to use but to try the travel version, (in Asda they do any 3 for £5.00), to see if it suits their skin type first.
More information about the Pro-Age range can be found at:-
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The Dove Pro-Age range is one range that suits me very well but I am beginning to wonder if the range has not taken off as well as Dove initially thought that it would do.
No matter which chemist or supermarket that you step into has the Dove Pro-Age range on offer and I bought a 250ml bottle of the Dove beauty body lotion for £2.40 in Sainsbury's, which is considered to be a half of the RRP.
Now I am well and truly into my fifties my skin just seems to drink any moisturiser that I apply and once it has had time to sink in the effects soon start to wear off and my skin looks like `crepe` again.
I do use Nivea and Astral ( I love the smell of Astral ) after I have had a bath because both of those are quite economical to use on a very regular basis.
But since Dove introduced their Pro-Age range I have introduced that into my skin routine too.
Unilever have given the Dove pro-Age range the mature appearance, the range is packaged in a deep cranberry colour which I think is elegant but some may think it has rather a funereal appearance !
The familiar Dove symbol is on the front of the bottle and the bottle has been designed so that it is easy to grasp. It opens with a simple flip top and the small hole only allows you to squeeze a minimal amount out at any one time.
If you take a look at what is in the Dove beauty body lotion it is all good stuff, glycerine, olive oil, sunscreen and AHA's. ( AHA,s help to remove the skin cells that have lost their lustre and let the new skin cells that lay underneath shine through )
Dove have dermatologically tested the cream.
Dove recommend that you use the lotion all over your body on a daily basis but I only tend to use it on my arms and legs which are the areas that are most affected.
It is easy to get the very thick white cream to rise to the surface of the bottle and as it starts to come out it looks very rich and nourishing.
The Dove cream has an unusual smell which I like but I have read that some women have found it to be a little bit too unusual !
It has a simple light fragrance that is neither floral or as such perfumed , try and work that one out !
The Dove Pro-Age cream sinks into the skin with ease and as it sinks in you can smell it but within a few seconds that light fragrance starts to wane.
A minute or so later and the cream still feels `greasy` on the top of my skin and the surface of my skin looks shiny.
It takes a while for the Dove cream to fully sink into the skin but once it has you can still see the light shine of the cream sitting on top of your skin. By that time the light fragrance has all but vanished.
The skin on my arms especially much appreciate a good covering of the Dove Pro-Age lotion and that `crepey` look is not as visible either. But the Dove lotion can only hold that dry skin at bay for a few hours, once it has been sitting on my skin for any good length of time then my skin looks as if it needs another layer.
But having said that the Dove lotion does make the skin looks nourished and the skin also feels well hydrated.
In my opinion the Dove Pro-Age body lotion is a good product but not a miracle worker. Apply the lotion in the morning and the skin feels good way into the day. The effects are short term but short of turning back the clock in terms of years what else can we expect ?
I love trying out new lotions and potions and the Dove Pro-Age range is a good one in my books.
Before I sign off I will say just one more thing though...Dove have called this Beauty body lotion and I think it is too thick to be called lotion, it should be called cream. ( Nitpicking again )
As far as cheap body lotions go, I think this is a good one. The AHA factor WILL exfoliate the skin (beyond what a mere shower can do - apologies to the other reviewer) and the glycerin will bind water (making it an effective moisturiser, in theory at least). On my skin this feels light to apply with a slight but not unpleasant greasy residue remaining (the olive oil perhaps?). Overnight it doesn't seem to absorb fabulously though, and after a PM application the night previous, the shower seems to have something left to wash off in the morning.. (??). The fragrence is not for me - didn't irritate my skin but also didn't sell me the product. But overall I think that this a nice product that I will keep using in attempts to reduce the age-induced wear and tear on my exposed body-parts (ie legs/ arms).
I'm a big fan of the Dove beauty products which has nothing to do with their unconventional advertising campaigns.
The Dove pro.age range from Unilever is relatively new and I'd recently purchased the hand cream, which I was very happy with. I needed a new body lotion and I noticed this one on a special offer, so decided to give it a try.
The bottle is a very smart burgundy red as are all the pro.age range. It's designed to stand on its lid, a feature I really like since this means the lotion is always ready to squeeze out.
The lotion claims to promote faster cell turnover while providing rich nourishment and protection. It does this by including 5% AHA which helps remove dead skin cells, the 13% glycerin is to help skin turnover and the SPF factor 5 provides the protection.
My main concerns when purchasing a body lotion are its moisturising properties and its smell. Since I usually shower in the evening, I'm not too interested in the SPF factor but it could be useful for those showering in the morning. As for the removal of dead skin cells, well, I assume I've already done that when showering, but if it can continue the process, then I suppose that must be beneficial.
The instructions recommend applying it evenly all over your body and for best results, should be used in conjunction with Dove pro.age body wash! A not so subtle marketing ploy here.
The white lotion is quite thick, thick enough that you can squeeze a blob onto the back of your hand and hold your hand upside down and it won't drip or fall off. It's easy to apply and a small amount goes quite a long way. It disappears into the skin very well and leaves the skin nice and moist but not sticky.
However, I must admit I don't like the smell. Its fragrance is almost clinical somehow not flowery or perfumed as many other body lotions and in my opinion, almost cheap smelling. For this reason alone, I won't purchase this particular lotion again, although I do like the smell of other Dove body creams.
It is available in major supermarkets and chemists for around £4.99 when not on offer.
If you visit the website below, they are offering free samples while stocks last!
For further information on the Dove pro.age range visit: http://www.doveproage.com/
After falling in love with my new Dove pro-age hand cream I browsed Boots for other similar products to try. This is when I came across the new Dove pro-age body lotion. The only reason I wanted to try this product was because Id found the hand cream so good. If this lotion was anywhere near as good then Id certainly not have to worry about any dry patches again.
I paid £3.32 for 250 ml as it was on a special offer, I would have been prepared to pay twice that to try it so I found this a very reasonable price.
The bottle itself is very attractive. Its a dark red colour with white and silver writing. The lid is a flip-open lid so that you can open it very easily even if your hands are wet after a shower. Strangely the blurb does not mention that its supposed to be for mature skin, something I assumed it would be due to the name and what I knew about the hand cream of the same brand. Instead it proclaims its for dull, tired skin. It will make a difference by combining active ingredients at the levels that will make skin look and feel better. Exactly what thats supposed to mean I have no idea, it just sounds like marketing speak to me.
However, a quick glance at the ingredients list reveals that this product contains 5% AHA something which is supposed to help get rid of dead skin and to activate new ones, it also contains glycerin and olive oil to help improve skin turnover and to give nutrients. This all sounds very well but the clincher for me is that it also contains SPF 5, great now that the suns coming out again.
The cream should be applied evenly all over the body once a day or so for the best effect. Personally I prefer to put it on after Ive been in the shower, but many friends like to put it on just before bed or when they wake up so I guess its all down to personal preference and I dont think timing will make any difference to how it works at all.
The cream itself is quite thick and white. A little bit goes quite a long way and although the cream is thick you only need to massage it in for a short while before its absorbed. It doesnt leave that greasy feeling that you sometimes get from rich body lotions but instead leaves a delicious, flowery scent that will stay for a good hour after application.
The lotion helps keep my skin soft and supple and it is probably the best body lotion I have tried so far. I think its suitable for any skin type, but especially dry skin will benefit from it. At that price its certainly worth a try!
400 ml / Contains glycerin to add hydrating nourishment and improve surface cell turnover, olive oil to provide additional nutrients to your skin and SPF5 to help prevent uvb damage /