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The Shea Butter Beauty Bars are packaged in the plastic covered boxes, just as the standard bars are. Where this differs is in the colour of the packaging so there is no likelihood of picking up this version by mistake as it has a distinct white and brown colour scheme, with a tempting picture of a cocoa bean. Like the standard version, this can be purchased in both twin packs or packs of four, with each bar being individually packaged inside its own box, which helps to keep the soap fresh and in perfect condition before use. Inside the box is a practical sized single oval creamy off-white soap printed with the Dove logo.
Like standard Dove products, this particular bar boasts the addition of "one quarter moisturising cream". This also contains added Shea butter and a Vanilla fragrance.
The soap itself has a lovely sweet vanilla scent that I find lingers on my hands and face after use. It is not as distinctive and instantly recognisable as the usual Dove scent but it is equally pleasant with a richness that suggests luxury and pampering to me, which is always a bonus from an everyday product such as soap.
I find that this soap lathers up easily producing lots of white soft fluffy bubbles. It leaves my skin feeling soft, moisturised and clean at the same time which I feel is an excellent result from a single, inexpensive product. It never feels drying against my skin and I'm happy to use the same product even on my young children's delicate skin, without any signs of irritation. I do experience bouts of sensitive dry skin but Dove is gentle enough to use on sore, broken skin without stinging or exacerbating the problem.
As I have mentioned in my other reviews of the cream bar soaps by Dove, I really love this line. This one is a variation of the original cream bar, with Shea Butter. Practically it's a different version of it, supposedly more moisturizing.
So, as I have been using these soaps ( I have used every version I could get my hands on) I came across this during the winter when I was in my hometown. I bought it, thinking that I would get my mother to try it, and use it for as long as I was staying there as well. So here is my opinion of it, I hope you find it helpful!
SMELL - The smell is pleasantly sweet, it has vanilla tones in it and was a perfect match with the cold weather. I don't know, I just love vanilla/caramel/chocolate smells during the winter.
EFFECTIVENESS - It cleans off makeup and dirt thoroughly, although a tad bit less effective than the original bar.
USE - You can rub this between your hands to make lather, or rub it on your favorite shower body sponge. Either way it will create rich, creamy lather that does not dry out the skin. I found this to be more moisturizing than the original cream soap, maybe because of the shea butter. It's still recommended to use some moisturizer when used on the face as a makeup remover. Can be used on hands, face, body without a problem.
However, this one got a bit dry after I had used it up halfway. The bar did not lather properly, and I assumed it was because stored it out in the open which caused it to dry out. I got it in a soap container with a lid, and after that it went back to its normal state.
I can't remember when I last used a bar of soap! Okay let me clear that up [boom boom] I like the liquid hand pumps as I remember from years ago soaps being dry and damaging to hands.
This came as part of a gift set.
Although this product has exactly changed my mind it's not as bad as you might think.
Is a powerful product and a great healing agent. Used for scars, burns, cuts, anti-wrinkle, keeps skin looking young and supple and this is all due to the proteins, milk and vitamins which helps provide moisture.
This is not dry and it's certainly not damaging in the slightest to your skin. It left my hands clean and soft and the scent lingered a long time, you notice that this is DOVE by the scent, which is gorgeous.
I apologise in advance for my pickiness, but I found this difficult to use. A bar of soap? Yes. It took ages to lather the soap up, maybe I'm a bad result of using liquifd soaps and not use to it but I found this diffuclt to apply to my skin if I didn't lather up well with my hands and then when I did it didn't seem to lather any further if I washed elsewhere for instance.
Although it is okay in some respects I think I would much prefer to use their dispensers and liqiud soaps.
This came part of a gift set but retails in various places differently some as pricey as a whopping £5.:)
As a fan of the Dove range I also tend to purchase the Dove Beauty Bar for my soap, but I had seen the Dove Shea Butter and Vanilla bar aswell on offer so also tried this one last time. I find the Dove bars great as its gentle enough to use on my face and hands and also gentle enough for my son to use which means I don’t need one bar of soap for us and another bar of baby soap. The Dove Beauty Bar, as Dove’s first product and was innovative as it contained ¼ moisturiser unlike any other bar of soap. Following their success with this product Dove went on to launch a whole range of items including shower cream, bath oil, moisturisers and shampoo and conditioner.
The ¼ moisturiser in these bars makes all the difference, and this one also has extra Shea Butter which melts into dry or dull skin to help soften, smooth and even tone ‘in need’ skin. The bar smells divine, the fragrance is a combination of the normal Dove fragrance along with Shea Butter and Vanilla tones. The Shea butter smells strong but the hints of Vanilla also comes through as you use it.
When you use you simply wet the soap and lather up in your hands or skin. It produces a love rich creamy lather that feels luxurious and conditioning. While it feels lovely and moisturising it also cleans hands and face well. The lovely smell stays on skin for a short while afterwards but as it contains no harsh perfumes this does disappear quite quickly. After use your skin feels clean and fresh but not dry like when you use a soap and as mentioned they are soft enough, with a neutral pH for even babies skin.
The Bars are priced very reasonably in single packs or multi-packs of 4 for about £2.70. They come packaged in a plastic type paper wrapper and have a simple cream and white design with the Dove logo on. They really are a fab soap bar and well worth trying if you have a sensitive or dry skin, and the added Shea Butter helps moisturise even really dry skin.
Personally, looking at the previous negative reviews, I do not understand why this product is rated 1 star which is absolutely shocking. As you know from my other reviews of the dove cream bar, I love dove soaps. I think the dove soaps are excellent value for money. My family usually used the original Dove crème bar, but for a change after seeing this in the shop, I decided to give version a go. Like the original version, the shea butter version doesn't leave your skin feel dry and instead moisturises your skin.
This version does tend to be more expensive than the original version; however at the moment, it’s also £1.50 for a pack of four which is the same price as the original version.
The soap itself is 100g and is the same shape as the original version; therefore it’s an oval shape with an oval ridge. The shape is excellent as it fits in your hands perfectly and you can form lather very well and fast. After washing yourself, it leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturised! This product also feels like a luxurious product from a higher end of the market. Also, I have found that this shea butter Dove crème bar lasts just as long the original one. A big bonus to this is that the soap is scented with vanilla and it does smell really nice as it has a strong vanilla scent just like a vanilla scented candle!
However, after washing yourself with this soap, the scent doesn’t last as much as I was hoping. It only lasts for 1 hour maximum. Also, this is mostly suitable for girls as boys will not really want to smell of vanilla.
I think you should give this a go especially at the moment since it’s currently the same price as the original version, you will not regret it!
Knowing how much I loved my original scented Dove soap bars, my husband purchased a pair of Dove Shea Butter soaps recently with the thought that I would love them just as much. Having just got through my second bar, I thought it was high time that I gave these soaps a review not least because I wasn't quite as impressed with them as I was their original scent.
These soap bars are presented in a plastic wrapper which is predominantly white in colour and has the Dove logo on the front. Unlike the original bars which have a blue colour theme, these soaps are presented with an almost caramel brown hue to illustrate the shea butter ingredient and I have to say that I didn't like this as much as I don't feel it has the same fresh and clean feel. Inside, the bars of soap are white in colour and share the same oval shape and Dove imprinted design I have come to expect from any Dove soap. Sadly however, that is where the similarities end as the smell of this soap is not nearly as nice or as refreshing and I believe this is owed somewhat to the shea butter and vanilla ingredients which give this soap quite a warm nutty smell as oppose to fresh. The shea butter scent is immediately noticeable in my opinion and the vanilla is only just noticeable giving a hint of sweetness.
I was a little disappointed with the smell of these soap bars however, as I don't like to waste items by simply discarding them I did make it my mission to use them both up over the coming weeks. I prefer to use soap in the bath as I find that I can get a thick lather which easily spreads across my skin and these soap bars did this well. To use I rubbed the soap bar over wet skin or over my bath lily before rinsing off. In my opinion these soap bars produce a good amount of lather when rubbed and this leaves a rather nourishing film on my skin which rinses off easily. Once washed, I find that my skin feels soft and nourished with these soap bars with a slight scent of the shea butter ingredient. The foaming qualities of this soap make it ideal for use when shaving and therefore I regularly use it when I am in the mood to shave my legs or underarms and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after use.
In terms of the longevity of these soaps I have to say that it is good as they seem to last the duration in my soap dish without turning into a sludgy mess which I have often known other soaps to do. In addition they retain their Dove logo for a good amount of time (few days) before this begins to melt into the soap and you are left with a white bar.
These soaps are available from a number of retailers including Boots and Amazon and you can buy them in pack sizes of four to get good value. A pack of four is currently available on Amazon for £3.49 which I consider good value for use everyday.
Overall I would have to say that although the quality of these soaps is good, I was a little disappointed with the shea smell. This may appeal to some users and to them I would recommend this soap however, for me it wasn't a favourite and for this reason this soap scores an average three stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
The reason I bought the Dove Bar with Shea Butter was because it was only 99p in the cheap shop and I have always loved Dove Soap anyway so I expected this to be just as nice. This is possibly one of the most awful bars of soap I've ever used. I couldn't finish it as I really didn't like it at all.
This bar was packaged exactly the same as the ordinary bars of Dove I buy but it says Shea Butter on the front. It was inside a cardboard box and was the same shape when I removed it. The smell was really very strong and overpowering and almost blew my head off. It would be great if you are into really sweet sickly smells but this isn't what I like.
It foams and lathers up really well and I use it in the shower lots of times but the horrible smell seems to linger for ages afterwards on my skin and I hated the way it also seemed to dry my skin out. I don't think these bars are all that popular because every time I have seen them for sale they are always at a reduced price.
The small is like a cheap vanilla scented candle and it smells like something that an old lady might like. It's too sweet and sickly and I'm a girly girl, so it must be bad.
I threw it away after a few uses because it didn't suit my skin, it was drying and lacked moisture like the ordinary bars of Dove just DON'T.
I would never buy another one of these Shea Butter Dove Bars and I don't recommend it.
I have used Dove all my life. Through my childhood into adulthood and have never really used any other brand. When it comes to Dove soap I love the rich scent and feeling. However, this bar is far from that.
The place where I usually get the original dove soap from stopped selling it and replaced it with this. I first noticed it said sheer butter and upon buying it, thought it would smell like Palmer's Coca Butter. The experience I got was far from it.
When my previous soap had finally ran out I opened up this bar eagerly. However, upon taking the packaging off I was hit by an overwhelming sickly Vanilla scent. I proceeded to take the cardboard box off until I was left with the soap and after taking time to read the box correctly it said that the bar was Shea Butter (not soap, but acts as soap) and the bar was vanilla.
No word of a lie, this bar of Shes Butter smelt revolting, at least to me. I couldn't physically bring myself to use it. I put it aside and the following day found my whole bathroom stank of this product. Today I eventually got around to using it because it was a last resort and I found that it left a perfumated, but less Vanillary scent on my skin. It was just the bar that smelt to vivid.
Not only does the scent bring this review down, but so does the after effect. My skin felt incredibly dry and gritty and the experience on a whole was terrible. I binned the other bars and have resulted in getting by on other products until my shopping day at the end of this week.
This product is extremely inconvenient and would never recommend it.