You know what? Times are hard. As much as we want to enjoy our fancy schmancy shower gels, the fact is that fancy schmancy shower gels can cost a pretty penny. What I do now is reserve them for a special treat. For daily use, I’ve been using an affordable oldie but goodie – Dove Body Wash!
Well, ok this isn’t your regular Dove Body Wash, it is the new and improved Dove Body Wash containing something called NutrimMoisture™ which the folks at Dove says nourishes the skin even as it cleans. In fact, it claims to be even more nourishing to skin than bathing in milk! Cleopatra, eat your heart out!
I have this in the variant Beauty Nourishing which is, I believe the “Original” version with the signature dark blue and white colours. There are other variants but call me old-fashioned – I never took to Dove’s other scents. I remember one that was cucumber scented in a light green bottle – anyone remember that? Didn’t appeal to me one bit.
What I like about this new Dove Body Wash is that it has a luxuriously thick and creamy texture, rather like a lotion. It lathers up very very well, so I never use more than 1 pump or a little less. If you use a bath puff, use half a pump. It’s more than enough to clean your whole body, I can assure you!
What I don’t quite like is the very strong perfumed scent that is the Dove signature scent. It is strong and powdery and doesn’t quite appeal to me.
But there’s one thing I have to note – this body wash is kind to sensitive skin. I say so because I have very sensitive skin on my hands (not my face :P). My test for all bath and shower products is to see how the skin of my hands react to the product after a few uses. If it is harsh, then the skin of my hands will harden, dry and peel. Not a pretty sight I can tell you. I can’t touch detergents with bare hands. The effects are almost instantaneous!
I can never quite say which I might react to. Many high end shower products cause this, as well as grocery stores brands. The only one so far that I go back to time and again when my hands act up is the Eucerin PH5 Wash Lotion. Now, I’ll add the Dove Body Wash to the mix. It’s been over a month and my hands are in pristine condition. No peeling nor dryness. Maybe it’s the NutrimMoisture™ at work nourishing my skin? I don’t know, but it works and this is already dragging on far too long for a review of a shower gel LOL!
In a nutshell
The new Dove Body Wash with NutrimMoisture™ claims to nourish your skin as it cleans. It isn’t drying, it doesn’t affect the sensitive skin of my hands, it cleans well and a little goes a long long way. The only thing I’m not crazy about is the powdery fragrance, but I’ll live.
Pros: Affordable, A little product goes a long way, Not drying, Does not affect my sensitive hands
Cons: Strong powdery fragrance
Who will like this: Anyone looking for a non-drying budget body wash for the whole family
Here’s the ingredient list for anyone interested.
Have you been a Dove Body Wash user? Do you go for the original fragrance or the new-fangled ones?
I used to use Dove ages ago. I don’t know how much more improved this new one is, but at least they didn’t wreck it, and its still quite nice. I also use the Dove Beauty Bar for my brushes. What do you mean you didn’t know? Go read it
New Dove Body Wash with NutrimMoisture™ Price: RM22.90/1litre ; RM5.90/200ml Availability: All leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets