“ Brand: Dove / Type: Cleansing Lotion / Subcategory: Lotion / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, Refreshes, Nourishes „
This cucumber and green tea scent lotion is a new addition to the "go fresh" range.
== The Product ==
This Dove moisturising lotion comes in a 250ml white bottle with a pop-up cap. On the front of the bottle the additional green colour gives the impression of a refreshing lotion. The product is labelled "Dove go fresh nourishing lotion with cucumber and green tea" and underneath states "Deepcare Complex" with three droplets of lotion to highlight the nourishing nature of the lotion. The product is for normal skin.
On the back of the bottle it is explained that the menthol, cucumber and green tea combination will leave the user with a "just got out of the shower feel". You are told that the "Deepcare Complex" includes skin natural ingredients and rich essential oils to help gradually improve skin starting deep down. Dove claims that the lotion is fast absorbing and dermatologically tested.
== Price and availability ==
I bought this from Tesco's instore. It was on special offer of half the usual price for £1.99. The product is marketed as new. After a quick but not exhaustive search on the internet I was unable to find this product for sale in this country. I have not yet checked if it is available instore at other large supermarkets.
== My Experience ==
Upon the first squeeze of the body I noticed that the cream has a runnier consistency than I would usually associate with Dove. It is thick enough to retain an even white opaqueness but nevertheless disappointing as it doesn't feel as luxurious as other Dove Lotions.
I'm not sure what green tea smells like, but the cream definitely smelt of menthol and cucumber. The smell was just right, and it smelt natural and not synthetic. The cream itself feels cool when rubbed into the skin- a calming effect of the menthol, and dries into the skin quickly. The cream lives up to it's "just stepped out the shower" claim, however I must admit that I only apply cream after showering anyway. The noticeable refreshing effects and smell of the cream are still noticeable for up to an hour after application, which I was very happy with.
I'm not sure how I can measure or describe the effects of the "Deepcare Complex", other than to say that my skin feels moisturised, and I have no dry patches after using this cream for a week.
== Verdict ==
Despite initial disappointment with the consistency of the cream, I was very happy with the smell and especially the cooling effect the cream had on my skin. My skin feels nourished. This lotion does what it says on the tin. A cream more suited to the warmer summer months.