Monday, March 8, 2010

Dove Beauty Bar

Its hard to write about something as iconic as the Dove Beauty Bar. Granted, I grew up using whatever soap was on sale, but whenever someone in my family had skin issues or sensitivity we would always turn to Dove.

So its almost reassuring that 10+ years later the Dove bar still looks and smells the same :)

Dove

I had the opportunity to try out and share my thoughts on Dove. Out of curiosity I asked if the formulation was still the same, and was suprised to learn that it was. I guess its like KFC - you really shouldn't mess with a tried and tested recipe :P

The bar has the pleasant signature scent of Dove. Its hard to describe until you've smelt it - I would say its almost like a floral clean scent? I love the smell though, its the kind of smell I can inhale all day.

When comparing the bar to regular soap, the bar definitely feels gentler and less drying. Like most Dove products, it claims to contain 1/4 moisturizer which is great in the dry winter weather. In fact, my boyfriend who has eczema finds it works well even on his dry, itchy skin.

So have you tried Dove before? What did you think?

19 comments:

Suzanna said...

Yes I have and DO! Its the best soap out there...its been around for YEARS, just like you mentioned and doesnt change, and im glad! you just dont fix things that are not broken! :)
Thanks for this awesome review!

xxx suzanna

Y said...

Ack! I admit, i never used this before becuase I don't like solid soaps! they just slip out of my hands XP

chibi said...

I've used the Dove bar all of my life.
And at times I have strayed to other bar soaps and body washes.
But in the end I go back to Dove because it's the best.
I get the big pack from Costco.

Khymm said...

love the scent of the original beauty bar! =)

Catherine said...

I think I grew up using Dove bars too, but sadly they're a little irritating to my skin. My SO used them too and ended up only showering with soap every three days or so because it would leave his skin dry and itchy (he's also eczema prone). I buy all our soap from an etailer on Etsy now, who makes them the cold or hot-process method so all the natural glycerin is left in and they're very non-irritating (though I think I'm mostly allergic to fragrance oils and there are some of hers which I react to as well).

The Dove bar really is iconic. I love the smell, just wish I could use it haha.

Klaudea said...

Dove is always going to be my favourite. I, like you, love the smell as well. It always makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

I had no idea the bar soap was even mild enough for eczema though! I'm having troubles with eczema that is creeping up on my body so maybe I'll give it a try!

Being itchy all day SUCKS!

Dream ChYmEc!nDy** said...

oh i agree!

Askmewhats said...

I just finished one bar! exact bar! and so far its good :)

ChyiX2 said...

I like it, although I usually use Sanex shower gel whenever I DO use a soap bar I'll turn to Dove. I like it cause it's non-drying and the scent is very natural so I can wear perfume.

Nic Nic said...

wow i have never tried this bar but I remember seeing in ads a lot in the UK. I heard it was really good then.. good to hear it's non-drying.. cant be hard to find a soap that doesnt dry! I still love seikkisei soap tho lol.

Jess said...

I LOVE the scent of Dove soap bar! It's the same with me, it's just the scent I could inhale the whole day, hehe...

Daituf said...

I asked for Toshi like u suggested! :D
The man is a magician... I've never had a good hair cut in my life! Then again I usually go to cheapo Chinese places...
But like you, I can never recreate what he did... It took him forever to blow dry! But the result was just... fantastic! Then couple hours later...not so much anymore...
Still, I really like the cut.
Have you gotten your hair dyed there? I want to, but didn't ask how much it would be...
Anyway, meant to thank you for the rec... So, thanks pal! :D

Swtest2Lips said...

Awesome post. My Mom used to buy this for me as a kid but since then Ive got lost in the soap world of Lush, Fresh, and Etsy..I really should stop by a drugstore and pick up a bar.
:-) It'll bring back old memories

Tammy said...

Dove & Aveeno bar soaps are my old reliables. I haven't used a Dove bar in a long time though, it was my favorite for so long. You've inspired me to buy a bar today.

Shop N' Chomp said...

I grew up using Dove but while I like it for my body, it didn't work on my face. (Some women swear by this)

Debra B said...

I have used Dove bar soap for many many years, I really love their new cucumber/melon scented soap

Marie ♡ RetroRaven said...

I don't like Dove at all! It makes my skin too dry and itchy. :[

lisa (Makeupandlife*) said...

Dove has always been my favourite soap of all time. very moisturising and skin feels incredibly soft. I recently tried thier new soap with the essential oil in it. I was amazed just how soft skin felt afterwards.

Nice blog by the way.
I am a new follower

take care
lisa
xoxo

suzie wuzie said...

Man I've been using this pretty much since I was born! It's the best one out there. I've tried all the other natural/nice smelling types but this is the soap I go back to. I've even washed my face with it (not anymore) and it didn't dry it out. LOVE IT!

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