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      21.03.2013 19:11
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      Will be buying more of this

      As a range, I simply love Dove products. I really love the quality and the price usually cannot be beaten. I try to buy as many products for my skin and hair from discount stores such as Home Bargains. Currently, they are selling Dove Visible Effects body lotion for only £1.99 for a 250ml sized plastic bottle. The container stands on its head, so to speak, and it has a flip top lid, which makes actually squeezing the lotion out of the bottle really simple and easy to do.

      I do suffer from dry skin on my shins, especially at this time of the year when I've had the central heating on for hours on end. My legs become very flaky and I end up scratching them. For this reason, I simply have to use a good quality body moisturiser, and currently Dove Visible Difference is the one I am using. I have actually bought another bottle as the price was so reasonable, which means that once I've sued all of this one up I will still have another one left and ready to go.

      This lotion is lovely and thick in consistency, just as would have expected from Dove. It's white in colour and though it is quite thick, it's still very easy to dispense from the bottle, mainly due to its standing on its own head, I think.

      The lotion sinks into my skin right away, just as soon as I've applied it. It dries in an instant and my skin really does look and feel a hundred times better after I have used this lotion. I have been using this bottle now for around four weeks and I have seen a huge improvement in the tone and appearance of my skin. I not only use it on my legs, but I do, in fact, use it all over my entire bodied especially after a bath or shower and before I put on my PJ's. It dies very quickly so there is no waiting around before I get dressed.

      It's definitely a lotion I'd recommend, especially if you have dry parched skin, as I do. It works so well and it smells delicious - just like all the other Dove products do. It's fresh and clean and not at all floral and not too 'girly', either.

      Highly recommended.

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      21.03.2013 17:07
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      Fantastic body lotion

      I use a variety of different body lotions, potions and moisturisers. I have a little routine that involves using a different lotion depending on when I'm applying it. My morning lotion at the moment is this Dove visible effects body lotion.

      I received my Dove visible effects body lotion as part of a gift set including the matching hand cream too. The 250ml bottle usually costs around the £4 mark and is available to purchase from supermarkets and places such as Boots and Superdrug.

      The packaging really pleases me as the flip lid is found on the bottom of the bottle. I really dislike packaging that have the lid at the top as it makes getting out the last dregs of the product inside a right nightmare so I really like this design. The design is quite typical of the Dove range being mainly white in colour, it has splashes of a browns that break the white up and all the text is written in brown so it is easy to read as it contrasts well against the white.

      The lotion is easy to squeeze out of the bottle and comes out in a nice, thick consistency, although it's quite thick there are no problems getting it out of the hole. It is pure white in colour as has the same scent you associate with all Dove products being clean and fresh smelling, there are no distinctive floral or feminine notes to it. I find that a little of this lotion goes a long way and it absorbs quickly into my skin, I was a little worried about this as I thought with the thick consistency it might take quite some time but it is super speedy to be absorbed. The lotion has a nice feeling when it's being rubbed in, of course, it's cold to begin with but once you start massaging into the skin it's a pleasant experience.

      After the lotion has all been absorbed, I find my skin feeling softer and smoother. The bottle states 'supreme moisture for visible skin improvement', I think this claim is absolutely right and my skin does look better and feels moisturised. Another thing with this lotion is that it doesn't leave a sticky, greasy feeling like some other brands can do. There's nothing worse than applying lotion then having to wait to get dressed because your clothes are going to cling to you, there's not that worry with this one which is definitely a positive.

      The price is a little high for a simple body lotion but the effects are fantastic and it is definitely on my list to buy (along with a lot of others!). It effectively moisturises without leaving any residue behind and is quick to absorb so it is definitely recommended by me.

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      30.06.2012 14:39
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      Finally a body lotion that I can get on with!

      I'm not usually one for using body lotion but lately I've been noticing that my skin is a little bit drier than normal so I wanted to give it a helping hand. I'd been given this body lotion as a gift a while back but it had been lingering unopened in the bathroom cabinet since then. After trying out a few of the half-used and discarded lotions in my stash with no noticeable difference to my skin, I suddenly remembered that I had this one.

      THE CLAIMS
      The packaging claims that it targets not just the top layer of the skin but the layers beneath this as well for deep down moisturising.

      USING IT
      One of the reasons that I tend not to use body lotion too much is down to my lack of patience. I'm not a fan of having to wait around for it to dry and I hadn't previously come across one that was quick drying, despite many of them claiming to be so. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It's much quicker to soak into my skin than any other body lotion I've used and on average, it seems to have fully soaked in within 5 minutes which is an acceptable time to wait for me!

      RESULTS
      My skin wasn't hugely dry in the first place but it definitely felt drier than normal and in need of restoring some balance. Once I'd used it for a few days, I felt that my skin was in much better shape and pretty much back to how it was before. The real test came on my arms, which I'd managed to burn quite badly on holiday a couple of months ago and while the redness has almost faded now, the skin still looks a lot drier than the rest of my body. This product puts some much needed moisture back into that area so that does indeed look moisturised. Granted it still looks drier than the rest of me but I guess that's to be expected given the damage done and it definitely looks a lot better compared to using other body moisturisers. Body butters for example haven't made any difference to the dryness there despite their moisturising claims. If it can make my poor sunburn damaged skin look more healthy, I'm very much inclined to believe the claims about moisturising from within!

      PRICE
      As this was a gift, I wasn't sure how much it would cost. A quick check on the Boots website tells me that while they're selling it for £3.66, this is a third off the normal price and it usually retails there for £5.49. I really like the effects of this body lotion but if I'm being brutally honest, I'm not sure that I would want to pay this much for it. I'd definitely wait until it was this kind of offer!

      RECOMMENDED?
      Yes, definitely. As my skin wasn't hugely dry to begin with, I can't say how this product would perform on very dry skin. Then again, the packaging doesn't seem to be targeting very dry skin as such so perhaps you'd need a more tailored product if this is the case for you. For skin that is a bit dry and unbalanced like mine, its working wonders and takes away that tight feeling when the skin on my hands starts to feel a bit dry and uncomfortable. The usual RRP is a bit steep though despite its effects so I'll be waiting for an offer to stock up on more once my current one starts running low.

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        19.02.2012 14:02

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        A great purchase.

        I was bought this product by my Mum for Christmas, which included the moisturizer, the hand lotion, a scrubbing brush, and a beauty bag, and as quite a fan of Dove products, I was eager to try it out. The packaging is very elegant and practical, as is the hole where the moisturizer actually comes out. Both bottles are easy to grip onto, and besides the size, the only difference is that the hand lotion is a screw cap, where as the main moisturizer is a flip cap. Again, both are highly practical.
        The actual moisturizer is very thick and creamy, not at all sloppy, which is, from a personal opinion, how moisturizer should be. The moisturizer also comes out quite slowly, which avoids it from covering you in un-needed slop. The product has a very light, delicate smell, but doesn't smell strongly, which is nice. The moistuirzer itself, spreads evenly across your skin, and soaks in quickly. Once dried, the results are almost instant. Skin feels tighter, more supple, and soft, as well as smelling clean and fresh. The hand lotion does exactly the same job, except, due to the screw cap, more product tends to come out. I would purchase the moisturizer again for sure, it really does bring real results. A great buy.

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        21.08.2011 21:57
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        A fab reasonable product which produces excellent results in a short time.

        After gaing, then losing 4 stone during my last pregnancy, I noticed my skin was sagging and my confidence was dramatically dented! I have tried many products aimed at tightening skin but feel I have finally found something that works for me. I have been using Dove visable effects for about two or three weeks now and have noticed a definate difference. My skin has a glow to it and looks much healthier. I can't truthfully say my skin is any tighter, but, I can confidently say the texture and appearance has improved. I have religiously applied every morning after a shower and my skin remains soft and smooth for the rest of the day. The product itself comes in a squirty bottle and has a pleasent smell. I think the key is less is more as a little appears to go a long way, too much can make the skin feel a little greasy. My only issue is as I've come to the end of the bottle the cream has been a little grainey, however, this was quickly solved with a good shake. I rceived the cream as part of a gift set which also contained a hand cream which I am yet to try. i will definately be investing in another bottle when this one runs out!

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        15.08.2011 16:34

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        Good price depending where you get it from and lasts awile

        I really do love this product I was originally bought it for Christmas from my sister and ever since I have kept purchasing it as I love the smell it smells to me of melon I love it. It leaves my skin feeling really soft although I have to admit it does feel a tad bit greasy and does take awhile to absorb into my skin but I do find that this can be the same with other dove products as they are quite rich but it isn't as bad as some of the cheaper brands that I have used. It is really good for dry skin just use it for a few days and your skin will be back to normal I generally use it for my hands my boyfriend also uses it for my hands and feet as they can be quite rough and it does so its job, I have bought this product for a pound in the past at pound shops for the 75ml but you can get it from places like Boots which it is currently £2.47 its original price from there is £3.70 tube for the larger one at 250ml it is currently £4.99 at Boots and Superdrug. I really like this product hope this review has helped.

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        20.07.2011 00:22
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        A body lotion to hydrate the skin deeply and leave it feeling soft and smooth

        I sometimes find that Dove's moisturising products can be quite rich, thick and greasy and not the sort of product I would choose for myself but when I received the Visible Effects Body Lotion as a gift, I thought I would give it a try.

        What makes this lotion special?
        This product promises to give your skin a thorough and deeply supreme moisturisation due to the fact that it contains three moisturisers. Its patented technology means that the lotion can hydrate every single layer of your skin, from the surface to the bottom layer, where the skin begins to grow. It claims that it will leave your skin in a visibly better condition and feeling incredibly soft and smooth to the touch. The product claims to give the skin 90% more moisture than the leading moisturiser.

        How does it work?
        The top layer of our skin is the most exposed to the elements and therefore is the most likely to lose moisture. In order to prevent this from happening, this product contains Glycerol Quat which allows the skin to be well hydrated and to retain the moisture.

        The middle layer of our skin is hydrated thanks to the Glycerin in the formula. The natural sugar is a humectant which draws moisture deeper into the skin, while nourishing and hydrating thirsty skin cells. It also helps the skin to retain the moisture to prevent it from becoming dry again.

        The deepest layer of the skin is targeted by Hydroxy Ethyl Urea. This substance is non sticky and non greasy and can actually target dry skin cells, crack them open and enable them to absorb moisture. It is a natural substance that our own body produces already so it is completed safe to use.

        How do you use the product?
        The product can be used in the same way as your usual body moisturiser. It should be applied to clean, dry skin and massaged into the body until it has been completely absorbed. I don't think it is suitable for use on the face. I know I certainly wouldn't use it on mine! You should pay particular attention to dry spots such as knees and elbows. It can be used as many times a day as you see necessary.

        Packaging and Price
        The product comes enclosed within a white bottle which is completely plain apart from the stickers on the front and pack. Apart from the pretty shiny dove on the front, it is fairly boring. The moisturiser is accessed via a flip top lid and the bottle is able to stand on its lid. The bottle is easy to squeeze in order to dispense the product but as I come closer to the end, I will probably have to cut open the bottle in order to use the last bit.

        The product will cost you around £5 for 250ml bottle which is fairly good value for money, especially from a brand like Dove. It can be bought from many department stores, supermarkets and online websites.

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        This is the third product of its type that I have tried. In addition to Sheer Infusion by Vaseline and Express Hydration by Nivea, this product also claimed to have produced a 'breakthrough' by moisturising the three layers of our skin. And I have to say this is my least favourite. It is still a good product but not as good as the other two I have mentioned.

        The product does moisturise my skin well and leaves it feeling soft from the very first application. My skin also seems to get softer with each use when I remember to use the product continuously. I'm not sure what visible effects you are supposed to see but you certainly won't see any dry flakes of skin on your legs after use and your skin looks healthier because of this.

        This moisturiser does seem to melt into the skin and I assume that this is because those ingredients are working their way downwards. You don't need to use much of this product to get the desired results but because it is absorbed so quickly, it can be tempting to add more.

        After application, my skin does not look greasy at all and in fact has quite a matte appearance. There is a glimpse of a sheen left behind but it is barely noticeable. Despite there being nothing oily for the eye to see, it still feels greasy. Rather strangely, it doesn't feel greasy when I touch my skin but it makes me feel greasy and unclean which is a rather strange sensation.

        The cream is pure white and can't be seen once massaged into the skin. It is a fairly rich cream for a lotion and feels luxurious and rich on the skin. It is neither too runny nor too thick to make the application difficult. The product comes with a fragrance that is quite hard to explain as it doesn't exactly smell of anything in particular but it is still strong. I guess I would describe it as clean, fresh and a little bit like musk. I don't like the aroma much but other people have commented on the scent whilst I am wearing the lotion and said that it's nice.

        All in all, this product is good at nourishing, hydrating and softening my skin and there is certainly no sign of any dry skin after use. That said I don't like the way it makes me feel quite greasy and the scent is not for me. I prefer Express Hydration by Nivea to this and although I will happily use the rest of my bottle, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this product again. I am still giving this product a high rating as it definitely works, it's just not my cup of tea.

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        15.01.2011 10:04
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        Please see review :-)

        Dove is one of those brands that really care for your skin and all their advertising describes how it will make it soft, look younger and nourish it.

        For Christmas, I was given a Dove Giftset in a cosmetic case, inside it contained the Dove Visible Effects Body Lotion and also the Hand Cream in this range. The Visible Effects range is different to the bog standard Dove products as it is described to "supremely moisturise in order to visibly improve your skin". This is apparently due to the breakthrough formula that is used with a "Multi-Layer Complex" which is meant to nourish every layer of your skin-the surface, the middle and deep down....

        The product comes in a white bottle with a huge Dove logo on the front and the colour scheme is of a brown/gold scheme. The body lotion comes out of the bottom of the bottle and requires giving it a bit of a squeeze. I have a feeling by the time I get to the end of the bottle its going to take some squeezing effort as it feels like quite a strong bottle!

        The lotion is white and glossy and of a good consistency- not too runny that it goes everywhere and not so thick that it takes an age to rub in. It does literally glide on to the skin and is absorbed very very easily without leaving my skin sticky. After a few hours, my skin still felt soft and moisturised and my boyfriend commented on how soft my skin felt. The scent of the product is divine- sweet and feminine and not too strong but equally doesn't fade away. I would buy this product for the smell alone! Though to be honest I always find Dove products smell great :-)

        The bottle I received has 250ml and retails at £5.10 in Boots....its quite pricey but then it is a good product. I have only been using it a couple of weeks and I would say I still have two thirds of a bottle to go after applying it once a day, so in those terms it lasts quite well. As I have only been using it for a short time, I haven't noticed "Visible Effects" of a difference, my skin does feel good and with time I might notice the difference too. I think I will be purchasing this again :-)

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          25.12.2010 10:39
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          Bit missleading product

          The brand stands out for its commercials with "normal" women who take pride in themselves, even if they are not size 36. Personally, this concept appeals to me much, I abhor all those commercials where the skinny models are strutting. It is also known for his brand of course that the products have quarter moisturizing cream added. Indispensable in the care of dry skin, but it also gives a certain feeling of luxury.

          With the name of this product will, of course, the expectations high! Visible results, that's what we like of course. It is the only way to actually check whether the promises that a manufacturer did are ture. I read on the bottle that this is a lotion with the so-called "multi-layer complex." On the reverse Dove explains that the product nourished each layer of the skin: the top layer, middle and bottom layers. There are two little stars behind the lyrics and it refers back to the word "stratum corneum."This refers only to the top layer of skin!

          The body lotion has a white color and it stats a little bit greasy. The lotion was easy to distribute over the skin, but obviously if I had used too much. The next day, I used less, but still that sticky feeling. At one point I dosed so little that it is not nice to spread it out and yet I still feel sticky. The problem is not the quantity, but it is obviously just something with the product. After ten minutes it is not sticky anymore and my skin feels wonderfully soft. However, when I use my hands to rub the skin, I find that it is not silky, but a bit rough. The scent is sweet. It is a characteristic scent in the other Dove products fit.

          The lotion works absolutely against dry skin, but that's all I can say. Because I do not like the long sticky feeling. The fact that it needs at least ten minutes before it really gone doesn't please me. It's not pleasant getting dressed because the clothes stick to it. My skin feels soft, but what is more rough than smooth. Well ... the promise of Dove is a bit of a sham. It sounds like a lot, but they really promise anything more than the standard lotions.

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            16.11.2010 10:24
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            Dove are gorgeous smelling products and I find all of them I have tried over the years to be very reliable and most of all they work perfectly for me. I have never really tried any of this range that I have not liked over the years. I think they are very affordable for the quality. This one I am reviewing today is one that I used on a regular basis because I find it a very nice one from this brand.

            This one comes in a nice attractive plastic bottle with a flip top, it is a really nice texture and has a beautiful fragrance. I absolutely love this one as it I find it extremely soft on my skin when massaging it gently into my body. It is quite a thick consistency and white in colour. It feels so smooth on my fingertips and the palms of my hands while I am using this one.

            It soaks perfectly into my skin and it leaves it nice, smooth and very soft. I find it does take a little longer to soak into my skin and so I use it after my night time shower. I have used it in the morning if I am not going outdoors but mostly I use it in the evening as that is my preferred time with this lotion.

            The lotion is well worth the money and I bought it recently from Tesco for half the usual price and it cost me only £2.49. So I thought I would buy it to treat myself as I wanted to pamper myself a little and since I have bought this one many times before, I knew it was the one for me at the time and the half price label attracted me more towards this one at the time.

            My skin has no irritation after I have used this one on my skin. I have quite a sensitive skin but I can always rely on this brand as I know the quality is a really good one and very good value for money. It moisturises so perfectly to leave my skin beautifully soft and smooth. This one really does nourish the skin and after I have exfoliated my skin and used this one, I can really feel the difference it has for my skin and it nourishes deep down and when I touch my skin after it is fully soaked into my skin, it feels beautifully soft to the touch and not at all tacky. I find that only a little is needed for my skin because of the quality and the consistency and a little really does go a very long way.

            It is a beautiful Dove product and I highly recommend it for anyone to try if they have not tried it already and to buy it while it is on special offer as it is an amazing lotion and I will continue to buy it in the future, even at the usual price because I absolutely love this one and this range of beauty lotions.

            I give this one 5 stars.

            Thank you for reading my review.

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              07.11.2010 01:10
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              Try it, you will not be disappointed!

              If you're reading this review, you probably already understand the importance of moisturising to keep your skin in tip top condition and looking it's best.

              I usually go through phases with moisturisers, especially ones for the body. I apply it religiously for a few weeks or months then I tend to get a little complacent and let the routine slip. Now the cold weather is setting in, I have resumed my after bath ritual and have recently started using Dove Visible Effects.

              The design of the bottle is pretty typical of other Dove products. The bottle is white in colour with the signature Dove logo and other elements such as the name of the lotion. It is a clean and quite simple design with a tear-drop shaped indentation down the left hand side and the touches of gold add a sense of luxury to the product.

              As you can see in the picture above, the bottle stands with the lid at the bottom. I always find this preferable to having the lid at the top because when stood in an upright position, the lotion is there ready to use instead of having to shake the lotion to get it out, especially when it is running low. This design minimises waste and makes your moisturising life that little bit easier.

              Popping open the cap reveals the white lotion. It is quite thick in consistency and I would say it more inbetween a cream and a lotion than just a lotion. Although white in colour, it does have a certain transparency to it and is easily spread. It does feel a little bit greasy at first but it is absorbed easily and fairly quickly into the skin. Although quite thick, it does go a long way as it seems to melt into the skin.

              This is definitely a little more special than your average moisturiser. When applied it leaves skin feeling very smooth, almost silky, and leaves a very sublte sheen on the skin.

              Dove Visible Effects has a Multi-Layer Complex that is designed to moisturise every layer of the skin, "The surface, the middle and deep down where beautiful skin begins".

              This is really a pleasure to use and with continued use, I can definitely see a difference in the appearance of my skin. It looks a lot healthier and much smoother than before I began using this, it has an overall healthy glow which I am very pleased with. I suffer with quite dry skin on my legs due to shaving as I am sure a lot of other women do, but this had worked wonders and now after using this after bathing, my legs are so much softer and smoother.

              The scent is delicate and reminiscent of other dove products. It has that usual freshness which is delicate and definitely not overpowering.

              This can be found at major supermarkets and of course Boots for £4.99. This may seem a little pricey for some but you do get 250ml of product, and after the results I have gotten with this, I have to say it is well worth the money. There is good news though, if after reading this you fancy giving it a bash, it is currently on offer at Tesco for just £2.49 which is an absolute steal.

              I cannot recommend this highly enough and will be uing this for as long as I can still get my hands on it.

              **Also on Ciao under the same username**

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                29.08.2010 21:38
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                I regularly buy Dove products and have always been happy with my purchases; I also get quite a few products free from them.
                I signed up to their website a few years ago and since then, they have always sent samples of their new products, they also send a small bottle of something for my birthday every year, which is a really nice gesture.

                My latest sample is Dove Visible Effects body lotion. I received a 50 ml bottle, the standard size is 250 ml, so this is quite a generous amount compared to other samples and as such lasted me almost two weeks.

                Visible Effects claims to moisturise skin up to 90% more than the leading brand. It has Multi Layer Complex, meaning that while most creams stay on the top layer of skin, Visible Effects works on all three layers.
                Dove had added specific ingredients aimed at each layer, namely:

                Top layer - Glycerol Quat, to prevent dryness by holding the moisture in.

                Middle layer - Glycerin, to replenish with immediate and long lasting moisture.

                Bottom layer - Hydroxy Ethyl Urea, to nourish the layer and give it the moisture it needs to help cells grow.

                The cream itself is a soft white shade; it is an average consistency for a lotion and blends in really easily. I find that it glides over the skin and sinks in quickly, within around five minutes.

                Your skin is left feeling very soft and nourished; I have to say that it is one of the best lotions I've tried (and I've tried a few!).
                It really does soften the skin, and this is a lasting effect, not just an immediate one.
                After using for around a fortnight, I've also noticed that my skin also seems a bit brighter and generally healthier in appearance. I'm impressed with this as I've only used it every 2-3 days so, had I used it everyday, I can imagine the effects being quite dramatic.

                Visible Effects is good for 12 months after opening; although I can't imagine a bottle lasting for more than a couple of months as it is a really nice product and not one that will be thrown in the bottom of a drawer and forgotten about.

                I am very happy with Dove Visible Effects and have continued to use it. It is now widely available, and costs around £4.99. I recently bought a bottle from a local outlet for £3.50 though, so you may be able to find it cheaper.

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                  20.08.2010 19:26
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                  I really liked this one

                  I occasionally get samples of Dove products to try and, unlike some of the samples available; the ones from Dove are always big enough to really try the product. In the past I have received samples in sachets which is nowhere near enough to really try the product.

                  The one that I am about to tell you about is a 50ml sample of Dove Visible Effects Body Lotion and the packaging was the same as the full sized version only smaller - if you see what I mean.

                  I have checked on the Internet and 250ml of this body lotion will currently cost you £4.99 in Lloyds Pharmacy and in Boots.

                  The container is plastic, tall and quite flat which makes it easy to squeeze! The front has the Dove logo in gold and the words 'Dove visible effects body lotion supreme moisture for visible skin improvement multi layer complex'.

                  The idea of the 'multi layer complex' is that this body lotion will moisturise every layer of the skin and produce visibly better skin.

                  As with all Dove products it is dermatologically tested and will be absorbed quickly.

                  The container stands on its lid which means that it is easy to get every last drop of body lotion out. It really irritates me when I have to either prop a container upside down to try and drain out the last of the product or I stand there shaking the container to try and make the lotion run to the end where the opening is!!

                  Anyway - rant over - I flipped open the lid of the body lotion and the loveliest fragrance wafted out. It is a typical Dove smell and those of you who use Dove products regularly will know exactly what I mean by that.

                  It is a sort of light flowery fragrance which remained faintly on my skin and I got a whiff every now and then during the day.

                  The body lotion itself is white and just slightly thicker than milk in consistency. I rubbed it onto my skin and it was absorbed very quickly and there was no trace of stickiness left afterwards. As I used the lotion my skin immediately felt softer and moisturised and after continued use my skin was definitely in much better condition - it seemed to be healthier, softer and more comfortable somehow.

                  Although it doesn't say so on the container that I have I am assuming that, as with all Dove products, this one is one quarter moisturising lotion, which would explain why my skin feel so nice when I use it.

                  One final bit of information to make the whole thing even better in my eyes is the fact that, since the container is plastic, it ends up in the recycling bag once it is empty!

                  In conclusion this is another lovely body lotion from Dove and one that I will definitely be buying or maybe I should add it to my Christmas list - it doesn't hurt to be prepared now does it?

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                    31.07.2010 03:41
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                    fantastic little product which does the job.

                    I often receive free samples from companies wanting to encourage custom through testers being sent out.

                    I have had a few samples from Dove and they are always of a generous size which I feel allows sufficient usage for me (as the consumer) to gain real benefit from using the product, meaning I know that I want to purchase it.

                    The sample I received most recently was 50ml in size and in a minature sturdy bottle. I have been carrying it around with me for a few weeks and using it to moisturise as and when, and have found it more than adequate for the job. The texture is smooth but takes a little while to absorb into my skin (which is usually defined as being 'normal').

                    There is a scent which can be attached to the product which is pleasant not too over-powering, but is noticeable.

                    *INGREDIENTS*

                    Aqua, Glycerin, Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tapioca Starch, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, amongst many others.

                    *PACKAGING*

                    Bearing in mind that this is a product test/trial the packaging is very tough, sturdy and ideal for a stardard everyday situation where the product is used regularly or from time-to-time, or even if someone wished to take the product with them and needed it to be portable.

                    *PRICE*

                    I am unsure of any accurate pricing on this product as I have not seen it in the shops yet, but am lookiing for ward to it because I am interested in buying more of the product.

                    *Recommended?*

                    I guess it would depend entirely on price as to whether I would purchase this product as a full-size product, because while I do like it and have been using it regularly and am happy with the results - there is a limit with how much I would be prepared to spend on the product because I believe there are no shortage of great moisturisers available - and in all shapes/sizes which should allow easy transportation and long-lasting packaging.

                    It is for this reason I have provided the product with 4 stars because it does the job and I would use/buy it again, but the price will influence my decision to do so.

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