Hi my Inside-Out Beauties !
Before I ever gave Dove products a chance, I was in love with the message this brand delivered to women. I think it's safe to say, Dove was the first beauty brand to ever start a crusade for women's positive body image with their REAL BEAUTY campaigns. Or at least, it's the first one I can remember.
This is why, Dove is an Inside-Out Beauty Brand [ for me ] whose message I value and can totally relate to.
As if that were not enough, many of you know it is the drugstore hair care brand that I'm loving the most and that I've been trusting my high maintenance and very long hair with, lately.
[ I know! I'm still in shock that a drugstore hair care brand would perform this well ].
Do you want to know which are the 5 Dove products [ for hands, body & hair ] that I keep buying over and over...?
Just keep reading :)
Here are 5 mini reviews on my favorite Dove beauty products !
#01 Dove Go Fresh Nourishment Body Lotion
I love to apply this lotion to my entire body after a nice long shower. It leaves a fresh green tea and cucumber scent, and my skin feeling softer for a longer time.
[ And you all know how much I love my beauty allies green tea and cucumber! ]
It's not too oily, and doesn't take that much time for my skin to absorb, which is an important quality I always look for in any Body lotion or moisturizers in general. From what I've seen at my local drugstore, Dove Go Fresh Nourishment Lotion has 2 formulas, one for normal skin type and the other one for normal to dry. At this time, I'm using the one for normal skin type.
#02 Dove Damage Therapy Intense Care Overnight Treatment
If your hair has been through a lot, like mine, you need to give this a try. The whole damage therapy line has been crucial in my hair routine. As I mentioned on previous posts and video reviews, I came so close to either chopping all my long hair off or chemically straightening it because I just couldn't manage my frizzy hair anymore. I was so frustrated! This line did not only "tame it down" and help me style it, but it has also made it a lot stronger. And the secret to why this Dove Damage Therapy line truly repairs your hair lies in its formula with keratin.
If you want to understand why all hair products with keratin, in general, can effectively help you repair your hair, you should read my Wild to SUPER Straight hair using Keratin post .
In particular, the Dove Damage Therapy Intense Care Overnight Treatment, is a deeper leave in conditioner I apply before going to bed, and my hair is a lot easier to style in the morning. It is very important that you do not apply this anywhere near your roots, or your hair will look greasy. But this is generally true for most leave in hair products.
The strongest qualities I find in the whole Damage Therapy Line is that it's not expensive, it's easy to find, and most importantly it works great for me! 3 qualities I never thought I would find on a Drugstore Hair Care brand.
One quick tip I could add to get the most out of this product, even though it doesn't say this on the packaging, is that heat is very important! Actually, applying heat by blow drying and / or using a flat iron is really important to make any hair product with keratin work, and here's why.
Another thing I do, which helps, but to be honest is not as crucial as applying the overnight treatment and then heat, is using the Damage Therapy Line Shampoo and Conditioner you can see in pictures #03 & #04. These too contain keratin, but as I said I can alternate shampoo and conditioner without getting dramatic changes in the final result. I do however feel the need to apply the night treatment before attempting to style my hair.
#05 Dove Cream Wash
Last but not least, I'm loving the Dove Beauty Cream Wash, for my hands. I'm a tiny bit OCD and tend to wash my hands very frequently :) As you can imagine, that sure can make your hands feel dryer and tighter if you're not using the right soap. As you know Dove is famous for adding 1/4 of moisturizing cream on most of its products, and this Cream Wash is no exception. I always love to feel my hands are clean but it's also very important to feel my skin soft and healthy as well.
The first product I ever bought from Dove was their Original Deodorant (and still do), because its formula with 1/4 of moisturizing cream and alcohol free, makes my armpit's skin feel so much softer than regular deodorants. Who would have thought many years later there would be a whole family of Dove beauty products in my routine, that even though I alternate with other products, I keep buying every time... or at least as long as they keep working for me!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my personal experience with these products girls.
Needless to say, what works for me, may not work for you.
But I'm just glad when I find products that do work for me and what better way of celebrating than sharing!
Now, you tell me... do you like any Dove products I've mentioned or left out?
Let me know in the comments below and please don't forget to subscribe :)
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