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I was given this product in a trial size bottle (50ml). The trial is, I believe, a miniature version of the full sized product, in a smooth curved plastic bottle in a deep maroon colour with the Dove logo in white towards the top, and a silver dove logo beneath it. The label states "pro-age - created to five your skin back what it needs right now".
I do buy Dove products, but due to the price (I see it's listed at Tesco at £4.99 for 250ml) this wouldn't be something I would normally have bought, not to mention the fact that I don't have what I would describe as "very" dry skin. My only issue with dry skin really is my legs, which do get dry, so I always apply some sort of moisturiser every day after showering. In the colder weather my legs really do dry out, so with all the recent weather, I was not without good opportunity to try this out!
Removing the top, the first thing to hit me (and I do mean *Wham!*) was the smell. This product is very strongly fragranced - it's a very sweet, fruity smell, very perfumed and definitely something you would need to check that you like before investing in the product. I don't mean to imply it's an offensive smell - if I was sitting next to someone smelling of this I wouldn't move (!) but I'm just not fond of personally smelling of any strong fragrance.I have used a very small amount of this now while I write the review on my hands, and I would go as far as to say that to me, the smell is actually a bit sickly.
The cream itself is white/cream in colour and a "medium" consistency - not runny but not especially thick either. This gives it quite a luxurious feel, and means that when it's applied and rubbed into the skin, it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave skin feeling greasy at all. After applying the cream there is instant noticeable effect, my skin definitely felt soft and the dryness was gone. I also found it to be quite long lasting - I applied it after I'd showered in the morning, and my legs were fine for the day. The smell, although strong, didn't linger to the point of being able to smell it all day, which was a good thing in my opinion - but I guess that would depend on which part of your body you use the cream. It was strong enough for me to get a big waft of the smell again when I changed out of my works trousers, I guess some of the fragrance would have transferred to my trousers, again something that puts me off a bit.
On the back of the bottle is the science bit... The product contains 20% Rich Emollients to "deeply condition and fortify to help skin improve it's cell turnover", 4.3% Glycerin "to add critical hydrating nourishment and help skin to keep it" and 1% Olive oil "to provide additional nutrients to your skin".
This product definitely isn't for me, simply because the smell is just too overpowering, and not my cup of tea. But if you like the scent then this is a nice product - it goes on easily, absorbs well and does what it claims to do.
For a while now I've been quite interested in the Dove Pro-Age range and have found myself having a quick read of a label or two before I notice the price tag and leave them on the shelf. A couple of months ago however I noticed this Dove Pro-Age Supreme Moisture Care Body Cream Oil was on offer and just over £2 for a 250ml bottle rather than the usual £4 something so decided to give it a try.
The Body Cream Oil is designed for older skin or very dry skin and contains 20% emollients to "deeply condition and fortify to help skin improve its cell turnover" and 4.3% Glycerin to "add critical hydrating nourishment and help skin to keep it" and 1% Olive Oil to "provide additional nutrients to your skin", so it sounded ideal for my dry skin. I usually use a variety of products on my parched skin after a bath or shower and some of these include Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Baby Oil amongst others so having the oil already in there sounded great.
The bottle is the well known burgundy kind of colour that we all associate with the Pro-Age range and has a flip lid which is just flat enough to stand the bottle on when you're reaching the end of the product. It boasts that it is "velvety conditioning for dry skin" and you just use it like any other cream or body lotion. I couldn't wait to give this a try, when you get a good body product it can really leave skin feeling great.
The scent is the exact fragrance all Dove products have, kind of wash powder meets flowers and that's the best way I can describe it! The cream itself is a thick white cream and a few good shakes of the bottle to get some near the lid helps alot with dispensing it. I put some on my hands as a test patch because I've been known to react to odd things but got no adverse reaction so I was good to go.
I moisturise after I have a bath in the evenings so the first time I used this I was looking forward to soft, moisturised skin. I don't dislike the smell of Dove products but I do find it a bit overpowering usually and this cream is no exception, it also clings to your skin for a long time afterwards and doesn't decrease in fragrance for several hours. Applying the cream is a bit odd because bizarrely it doesn't smooth on very well, the 1% oil doesn't make this glide on skin and I felt it actually created drag while I was applying it. That aspect also meant I had to use alot more cream than I would with thinner varieties so I knew I would be getting through this quickly. Once on all over though it does feel moisturising however not for long. It's almost like the pulling and dragging is your skin drinking this cream as you go and while it's good this absorbs it doesn't leave skin as hydrated as I thought it would. I get far better results from the other products I mentioned earlier and this can only be because they contain alot more oil. I think a higher oil content to thin this down and help it glide on the skin would be far better.
I'm a couple of weeks down the track with this now and only use it for my shins and upper arms these days and use other products everywhere else. There are days when I've had to add other products on top of this too which rather defeats the whole point of it. In my opinion it doesn't go on very well at all and doesn't moisturise enough because it's too thick and not oily enough.
So the conclusion is I won't be buying this again and find I'm disappointed with it. I'll use the rest of the bottle I have purely because I don't like waste but it's not even moisturising enough to use as a hand cream which is what usually happens to unsuccessful body lotions and creams. Overall it's too expensive for what it is, too thick and not oily enough and too highly fragranced to be pleasant. A low 2 star rating from me and if you want to try this then at least wait for an offer.
I suffer from very dry skin on my legs - mainly the shins and have trouble finding a moisturiser that lasts for more than an hour or two. Whilst on the lookout for a new body lotion in Boots (other stores are available!), I came across the Dove products and being new to the Dove range, I tried a little blob on the back of my hand.
Admittedly, the first reason I was attracted to the Pro-age oil was the fragrance - it's lovely and lasts all day, though it manages to be balanced enough that it's not overpowering. But beyond the smell, it's really substantial (i.e. not thin and watery) and leaves my skin feeling extemely soft all day. The white lines on my shins from the dryness don't return until I shower which is unlike most other body lotions/oils.
The only downside I have found is that it can take a while to work the cream oil into your skin - you may find that you really have to massage it in. But then that's good for your skin and circulation anyway!
I really like the Dove range of beauty products and use quite a lot of their offerings, deodorant, soap etc so when I was looking for a new body cream/hand cream I went straight to the Dove products. I was looking for a fairly thick, rich cream as I have had really dry hands recently so I decided upon the Dove Pro Age Body Cream Oil. It had a label on the top saying that it had a rich cream-oil formula so I thought this would be perfect.
From looking at their website, www.dove.co.uk I found out a bit more about their Dove Pro*Age Range. They are quoted as saying, "Dove believes beauty has no age limit. That's why we've developed Dove Pro*age - a range of skin, deodorant and haircare products designed to give your skin and hair what it needs right now. Each product contains real, active ingredients to help bring out the best in you, giving you the confidence to celebrate looking great, whatever your age."
This body cream oil is said to be for extra nourished skin and is created to give your skin back what it needs right now; faster cell turnover, conditioning nutrients and rich emolients.
You can see the rich emolient ingredients in the cream The cream is quite thick, you can see this when you squeeze a bit out on your hand. The cream has a bit of a sheen to it and when you apply it to your hands you can see the oil in it too because it makes your hands shine. Apparently the emolients make up 20% of the ingredients and are said to deeply condition and fortify to help skin improve its cell turnover. There is also 1% olive oil which provides additional nutrients to your skin.
The cream is not sticky when you apply it but you can feel it on your skin for a while afterwards because of the richness.
The cream has a really lovely smell to it, it's a flowery sort of smell but not too overpowering or sickly sweet. The smell does last a fairly long time.
A 250ml bottle of this cream is fairly expensive at £4.88 from Boots but I like it and it is taking away my dry skin so I think I will stick with it.
My love affair with Dove products began with a bar of Dove soap, and since then I have gone on to buy most of the products they have brought out.
I can honestly say that there is only Dove shampoo that I have been disappointed with so far, as it doesn't seem to suit my hair. However, all the soaps, deodorants and body lotions are excellent!
Being a fan of the original Dove body lotion and also the Silk Glow lotion, when I noticed this Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Oil in Boots, I thought it might just what I need for my skin right now, and bought some.
I do not suffer from dry skin usually, apart from on my feet, but being on holiday recently I have noticed (along with my rapidly fading suntan!) my skin feeling and looking dry.
I have been using Dove body lotion, though not every day, when maybe I should have been. However, as this Pro-Age Body Cream Oil is formulated for older or dry skin, I thought I would give it a try.
According to Dove, this body cream oil combines the active ingredients at levels that will make the skin look and feel better. Rich Emollients deeply condition and fortify the skin to help improve cell turnover, Glycerine to add critical hydrating nourishment and help skin keep it, and Olive Oil to provide nutrients to your skin. Sounds good to me!
The body cream oil comes in a plastic bottle with flip top lid for easy opening.
On the front of the bottle it states that pro-age was created to give your skin back what it needs right now.
Well, with my skin feeling dry and in dire need of some hydration and moisturising, I was optimisitic I would find just what I needed in this bottle!
The lotion itself has quite a thick consistency, so there is no danger of it gushing out when you squeeze the bottle.
It has a really lovely fragrance which does remind me of a perfume but I can't think which one! I would describe it as having a floral scent.
Applying it to my skin, I found you do not need to use a lot of the cream, as a little goes a long way. It rubs in easily, which is another bonus point, as I hate body lotions that take an absolute age to become absorbed into your skin!
I noticed a difference right away after using this body cream oil. My skin felt smoother and looked healthier.
I have continued using it and have noticed the appearance and feel of my skin has greatly improved. I also use it on my feet, and massage some into my feet every night before I go to bed.
A 250ml bottle lasts quite a while and you will find the whole Dove range is often featured in 3 for 2, or Buy 1, Get 1 Free offers in both supermarkets and Boots, Superdrug etc.
I paid over £4 for my 250ml bottle in Boots, as it was not on promotion at the time. At the moment it is available in Boots for £3.25, as there is a promtion offering 1/3 off selected products from the Dove Pro-Age range.
If you really want a bargain though, I was in my local Home Bargains store the other day, and they are selling handy 50ml travel sizes of Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Oil for only 19p!
This is a really good deal, and I stocked up on a few bottles, as this way you can have 250ml (the standard size) of body lotion for just 95p!
These 50ml travel-size bottles are not only ideal for taking away with you, but also a handy size to pop in your bag. Or you could maybe buy one to try it first, then you are not spending a lot of money if for some reason you do not like it.
Overall I can throughly recommend Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Oil, for dry skin. I will be buying it again - when I have used up all my bargain handy-size bottles!
I get very dry skin all over my body, i have tried lots of different hydrating body products to nourish my skin, alot of them arent hydrating enough. I bought this product l3 weeks ago ,from Sainsburys, during my weekly shop.
I didnt know anyone that had used this, the only reason i picked it up was because it was on offer. It normally retails for around £6, but the offer at this time was £2.95p. It comes in a 250ml bottle. Its a cream oil for very dry skin, and has glycerin,olive oil and rich emollients to improve cell renewal.
I thought id give it a go, i used it the next day after my morning shower. I skin didnt really feel that much softer after one use, however i carried on using it after every shower/bath. After i week i noticed my skin was alot softer, especially on the normal dry areas of the elbows and knees. I was glad i carried on using this, i have recommended to friends and family. I went back to sainsburys and bought 3 more bottles while it was on offer, saying this i would pay full price, as it suited my skin.
I am sixty one so my skin can obviously classed as mature.Now summer has at last arrived, I more aware than usual that its not looking brilliant, it mainly looks a bit dry and blotchy, I wish my arms were firmer and smoother.So having been aware of the ads for a while I decided to give Dove pro-age cream oil a try.It comes in a nice red container,but its slightly embarrassing to buy."Gosh you don't look that old!" (I wish!). Anyway when I got it home I looked forward to pampering myself. The ingredients sounded natural and good- (Olive Oil,Glycerin and rich emollients).It has just a subtle scent, not at all overpowering.The manufacturers recommend using it with their matching bodywash, but I didn't due to cost.It is lovely and smooth and a bit oily which my skin enjoys. Skin defini!tely smoother, and more reflective.No miracles, but well worth a try.
During the cold, winter months, I suffer from extremely dry skin from my knees downwards, I am always on the look out for effective moisturizers to combat the effects of the harsh weather on my skin.
- Price and Availability -
I have seen the Dove Pro-Age products in Boots, Superdrug and a number of larger supermarkets. The products are certainly more readily available nowadays in comparison to when they were first introduced on to our shelves!
Current prices for 250ml
This certainly isn't cheap!
Asda ~ £4.98
Boots ~ £4.99
I should also point out that Tesco currently have great deals on some of the Pro-Age range.
The Body Cream Oil is currently only £3.32 so well worth stocking up on if you are a fan of this lotion.
- Packaging -
This body cream oil comes in a very deep, deep burgundy coloured plastic bottle / container. It sits on the lid, which is flip top. On opening the top there is, unsurprisingly a small hole from which the cream is easily dispensed.
I do however prefer tubs to tubes as you are guaranteed no waste, i.e. you can scrape the last remains of the cream from a tub, more difficult from a tube unless you decide to cut through the plastic when it's very near the end and scrape the insides out!
- What is Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Oil and what does it contain? -
The info in this section is taken from the packaging:
~ aimed at improving very dry skin
~ It combines active ingredients to make skin fell and look better
~ The rich emollients deeply condition and fortify helping skin improve cell turnover
~ The glycerin offers hydrating nourishment
~ Olive oil provides additional nutrients to you skin
- My experience -
~ The smell ~
This has quite a strong perfume based scent so stay away from it if you aren't partial to scented creams. The smell stays for quite some time. Not a problem for me as I mainly use it on my legs but I would imagine that if you are using it on areas where you would apply any perfumes then it could clash with your scent.
~ Consistency and Look ~
This is white in colour and is quite thick. The name of the product made me think that it would be thin and oil-like but it isn't. It simply looks like other moisturising creams that I have used.
~ Absorption -
It is very easy to rub in and despite my initial doubts as to whether it would have a greasy feel to it, given the oil base, it really doesn't.
It quickly absorbs in to my very dry, flaky skin - the skin quite literally 'sucks' it up like a sponge!! However even on my arms and torso which aren't overly dry, it still absorbs relatively quickly. No having to hang around waiting for it to dry for longer than a minute which is a huge bonus for someone like me who has little patience when it comes to waiting for creams to dry before getting dressed.
~ General ~
To the best of my knowledge this doesn't stain clothes, never has with any of mine.
This cream has certainly improved the flakiness and dryness of my legs. With other products, I have applied them after a bath, gone to bed and awoken with the flakes back. Not so with this cream.
It's moisturising benefits last through the night and a little does go a long way so despite the initial cost it lasts a considerable length of time even when used on a daily basis.
Very often, I have bought cheaper products which sometimes end up being a false economy as you need so much of it to moisturise your skin that the product needs replenishing quite quickly. This isn't the case with this.
- Other Dove Pro-Age Products -
~ neck and chest body serum
~ beauty body lotion
~ hand cream
- Conclusion -
~ Offers moisturising relief to very dry skin.
~ A little goes a long way.
~ Makes my skin feel very soft and nourished.
I'm very pleased with the way in which this cream moisturises my very dry skin during the winter months and will certainly be popping to Tesco's to get another bottle of it whilst it's on special offer, every little really does help!
I initially associated this range of products with people who were even older than me!! But I was wrong, as Dove states "Beautiful skin has no age limit".
This rich body cream oil is specially formulated to treat very dry and older skin / With rich olive oil it deeply conditions skin and improves the surface /