Cream Oil Intensive Body Lotion, Extra Dry Skin

by Dove  
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$8.49 - 13.5 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:
5/19/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Although this is a good moisturizer for dry (not extra dry) skin, its formula is quite basic. This doesn't surpass the body lotions from Olay or some of those from competing lines such as Eucerin and CeraVe, or Aveeno. At best, this makes dry skin feel smoother and softer, but so do lots of other body lotions that also treat skin to critical ingredients like antioxidants and cell-communicating substances.

At one point Dove had some truly remarkable body lotions, but their latest offerings simply aren't up to par, despite an attractive price point. This body lotion contains fragrance.

Extraordinary moisture for extraordinary skin! It's a deeply-penetrating and fast absorbing cream for those two very hard-working parts of your body, your hands. If there were any doubt that extra-dry hands could be extra beautiful, this proves it. Hands down.

Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Petrolatum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide

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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