Product Type: Dove Hand & Nail Care
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Luxury for just £1
Dove Luscious Velvet Beauty Cream Wash
Member Name: k8eh
Dove Luscious Velvet Beauty Cream Wash
Advantages: multiple uses
Disadvantages: none to think of really
As a young woman, you'd think I'd be obsessive about looking after myself and preventing the tell tale signs of age, but truth is I'm rather lazy. I hardly ever moisturise... I am a complete beauty sinner! So as a result my skin is rather dry and dull and lacking the glow of youth that a 20 year old should have.
However, I am rather obsessed with hygiene. I scrub my hands numerous times throughout the day: after every toilet visit, in the shower, after washing up or any other household chore and before eating. Subsequently, I am often running low on my trusty handwash.
Due to my hygiene obsession, I'm not very fond of bars of soap and prefer everything bottled and of the liquid variety (which isn't brilliant for the environment I know but I do recycle!). I find bars of soap tend to attract dirt and dust and leave grubby marks behind on my lovely shiny white bathroom suite... So bottled handwash is the perfect solution.
Whilst shopping recently for my replacement handwash, I was attracted to the gorgeous pearlescent bottle of Dove Cream Wash. On closer inspection and after reading the bottle I found myself wanting more and more to add it to my shopping basket... so that's what I did.
The choice of product name was very attractive and the words 'Luscious Velvet' had connotations of sophistication and luxury, which is what every woman (and possibly man) wants.
After taking it home and trying it out I entered work the following day and was very pleased to find that we had the same bottle in our toilet, "I liked the colour of the bottle" said my colleague. Well done Dove, you've very cleverly chosen a colour almost irresistable to women!
The bottle itself is in my opinion cleverly designed and oozes luxury due to it's expensive looks. It also helps that Dove is a brand we all know and can trust so makes people even more likely to try it out.
The product claims to not only clean your hands but to moisturise them too... and even claims to be gentle enough to be used as a facial cleanser. Brilliant, 3-in-1!
Testing it out: The first thing I noticed after pumping a penny sized blob of the hand wash into my palm was how little you actually needed. I'd clearly used more than enough. I've found that it only takes a tiny amount with a drop of water and it will lather up beautifully.
After rubbing my hands together and scrubbing away I noticed how silky this wash was, it certainly was luxurious! The cream had lathered up a treat.
Another thing I noticed was the gorgeous smell, it took me a while to work it out but I think it reminds me of the red Starburst (or Opal Fruits as the mature generations may remember it!). After washing, my hands smelled delicious and the smell is actually quite enduring.
So the results? My hands definately feel clean after use, in fact almost too clean, for a while after a wash my hands feel almost rubbery, it's certainly an odd feeling. But then again, they also feel moisturised and soft.
I'll definately keep using this product, it adds a touch of luxury to the hygienic necessities of your day. I think it's great value for money, as you need only apply a tiny amount the bottle will go a long way. We've had one in our office toilet for about 3 weeks now and there's still some left, and that's with 5 females in and out using it all day every day.
It's also multi functional, I've resisted the urge of trying it on my face, although it claims to be gentle it has quite a perfumed smell and as I suffer with sensitive skin prone to spots and blackheads I thought I'd better not risk it and just stick to the good old neutrogena instead.
However, I would recommend that others give it a go, if it can make your hands that soft, it probably will do your face some good too.
Perhaps I'll try it eventually...when I overcome my fears, haha.
So what do you get for your money?
I'd definately recommend it, at the moment it's on offer at just £1 for 250ml but usually retails at around £1.84 which is quite reasonable considering it's multiple uses.
Summary: supreme, just like velvet
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