Pros: Moisturizes and makes my skin feel wonderful.
Cons: Slippery skin when wet...lol.
I am a shower gel, bath oil, and beauty bar freak. I love to mist myself with after shower sprays, and matching lotions from head to toe. I have every sort of lotion and potion for that romantic moment and such. I have every sort of body spray under the sun. I am ready for anything.
Sometimes however, I like to just go for the clean and soft scent. These are times when I would just like to take a quick shower, and just curl up in my big flannel P.J.'s. curled up in bed reading a book, and sip hot chocolate. Sometimes my back is sore and I just want to take a shower and go straight to bed. When i feel like this then this is my bar of choice.
My husband knows that when I break out the Dove Beauty Bar then that means I want to just talk, snuggle, and communicate. You get the picture..
My bar of choice is either the pink or the white Dove Beauty Bar. My husband calls Dove, "A wimpy bar made just for women." He will grab a "Manly Green Bar," of another brand and hand it to my son before he takes his bath. He claims that it is not scented enough for a man. My husband likes those strong sports bars of soap and claims he would only use the Dove if he were out of his regular soap, however he doesn't mind if I use it.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Coconut Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Water, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Trisodium Etidronate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide
What do I like about the bar?
Well you have heard the hype..Dove Contains 1/4 moisturizer cream in each and every bar. Well, I think that it must. It is very gentle on my skin. If I am feeling lazy I can just shower with this bar and not have to worry about applying any moisturizers or lotions to my skin. This bar will make my skin feel extremely soft. I have not had any problem with irritation either.
I live in Florida, and in addition to being hyperthyroid which makes my skin very dry, I also have to worry about the sun. In the summer my husband and I like to do a lot of fishing and boating. We are always in the sun. My skin tends to sunburn, dry, flake, and peel very easy. It is worse when I use a regular bar soap or a body wash on my skin. My skin will still burn from the sun, and then peel, but with the use of the Dove Beauty Bar my skin will not peel as fast.
I prefer to use Dove a lot of the times in the summer with an additional moisturizing cream. Dove is not very harsh and will not cause me additional burning on my sunburned skin. I love using this bar in the summer just for that reason. I have used other types of soaps and gels that have really made my burn worse and they would sting immediately.
What I dislike about the Dove Beauty Bar
A few years ago we had installed a water softener, purifier, in our home. I am not sure this is a complaint with the Dove Beauty Bar, but rather I am not used to having softened water.
When I take a shower and use Dove, I have noticed that after lathering and rinsing my body is overly slippery if this makes any sense to you or not?? It feels as if I can not get the Dove totally rinsed off my skin. I keep rinsing and rinsing. I can not tell if the soap is off. I spend probably an extra ten minutes in the shower just because I am not used to feeling this moisturized. I will tell you something though, after towel drying this is the softest my skin has ever felt in my life. I think that the combination between the water softener and the Dove really make a difference. I am just not use to this huge difference after bathing in harder water all of these years.
I can't really say that this is a total complaint because the end results are worth it. It is just a pain because I just feel the need to keep rinsing my skin.
I highly recommend the Dove Beauty Bar, in especially the white scent. If you are going to go soft then you might has well go all out. It is a pleasant change from all of the scents that are out there. This is one of the better beauty bars I have used, and it is very inexpensive. It is easy to find at places like Winn Dixie, Publix, and Walmart. Sometimes I can catch this bar on sale for as little as a dollar a bar.