So Influenster sent me this Dove Deep Moisture Moisture Body Wash complimentary and I’ll be sharing my quick thoughts. To be honest it had been a long time since I’ve gotten anything from Influenster. I always see people posting high end stuff they’ve been sent but for some reason it never happens to me, grrr. I always used to fill out all of the surveys and wrote so many reviews but would never get selected so I stopped trying. Then all of a sudden I got this product just as I ran out of my body wash, perfect.
I find Dove products to be very moisturizing- love their deodorants by the way. They have a complete line of body washes all offering moisture benefits, and I was sent the Deep Moisture Body Wash. It retails for about $6CDN and the volume of product is 22oz. This promises to deliver softer, smoother skin after just one use. A big claim for an affordable product! This body wash also got the Allure Best of Beauty Award. In the ingredients you will notice ‘lauric acid’, which is coconut oil. It’s all fine and dandy basically until you get to sunflower seed oil, then the ingredients go downhill.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil or Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
-Feels nice on the skin and easy to lather in the shower
-My skin feels moisturized and not dry after the shower
-Comes with a lot of product = will last a long time
-The ingredients contain cheaper fillers and phosphates
-Contains Methylisothiazolinone, which is a known skin irritant and toxin found in a lot of ‘affordable’ shower products
-Contains DMDM Hydantoin, which is a known formaldehyde releaser and skin irritant
-Dove is NOT cruelty free because they are owned by Unilever, who test on animals.
It’s hard to rate this product because I like the Deep Moisture Body Wash from Dove, but I usually am hesitant about affordable body wash like this. The ingredients are full of sulphates, soy (which is obviously GMO), and cheap preservatives which are known skin irritants and possible toxins. These type of products can often seem like they are working, but may be irritating your skin in the long run. Even though I was sent this for a review, I’m still going to keep it real. If you want a nice body wash that doesn’t make your skin feel dry, is affordable and you don’t mind it has some not-so-great-for-you ingredients, then go for it.
I honestly usually buy affordable body wash from natural brands like Live Clean or Alba, and likewise with body lotion. ‘Everyone Lotion’ from Whole Foods is usually only $10 a for litre, and is organic and natural, for example. Your skin is your largest organ and what you put on your skin, you put in your skin! God knows how many nasty things in makeup my body has absorbed, the least I can do is try and use natural body products.