Cream Oil Creamy Body Wash

by Dove  
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$8.99 - 24 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Soaps/Washes
Last Updated:
12/28/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This is a good moisturizing body wash from Dove, though it’s a bit disappointing that it contains a small amount of soap ingredients (tallow acid) as these certainly weren’t needed in a formula that already contains sufficient non-soap cleansing agents.

Best for normal to dry skin that’s not prone to breakouts, this body wash lathers nicely, cushions skin as it cleanses, and leaves it feeling soft. It rinses decently, though won’t leave skin feeling residue-free. That can be fine for dry skin because the “residue” is mostly from the plant oils this contains. Those with oily, breakout-prone skin will likely not enjoy how this body wash makes their skin feel.

Like all Dove Body Washes, this contains fragrance.

Experience a whipped blend of rich cream infused with the perfect touch of caring oil for a dreamy-creamy consistency and silky-smooth skin feel. While the scent of cherry blossom and almond delights your senses, our unique NutriumMoisture technology goes beyond moisturization to effectively nourish skin.

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Isethionate, Polybutene, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Lauryl Alcohol, Tallow Acid, Palmitic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isotearic Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylisothiazolinone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etridronic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Blue 1 Lake, Red 33, Yellow 5 Lake

From its beginnings in the 1940s with its still-available original Beauty Bar, Dove has expanded and the curiously curtailed its selection of skin-care products to the point where their facial care offerings are back to nothing more than bar cleansers.

Although their Beauty Bars have their share of problems (such as containing drying ingredients and not rinsing well), they're better than traditional bar soap. However, if you can get past your propensity for bar cleansers, neighboring lines at the drugstore offer better, gentler, water soluble cleansers (the kind Dove has offered in the past).

Where Dove holds sway at the drugstore is with its vast selection of body washes. Although the formulas often differ only by fragrance, for the most part they are excellent, affordable options, especially for normal to dry skin. The body washes in their men's line aren't quite as elegant as those in the main line, and guys should know their skin will do just fine with Dove's regular body washes.

Note: All Dove products contain fragrance unless otherwise noted.

For more information about Dove, call (800) 761-3683 or visit www.dove.com.

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