I have always trusted Dove for its products. They have been around for ages, and I totally get why. Their products are nice-smelling, they actually work, and they don’t burn a hole in your pocket. They have a wide range of products, and you are guaranteed to find people raving about each and every product line of theirs. I bought this lotion last month, on the never-ending search we have for THE perfect body lotion, and have used it almost every day since then. I expected good things from this lotion, being of Dove, and having tried another lotion of this brand before that I absolutely adored! And after a month of usage, I can confidently say that I don’t regret buying this lotion even a bit, and I’m going to tell you why in this review.
Proven deep nourishment for long lasting softness, with DeepCare Complex, for normal-dry skin
Price: Rs. 180 for 250 mL
My Experience with Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion:
This is my second Dove lotion. Earlier, I used to use the GoFresh variant (green tea and cucumber), and absolutely love it to bits, even more than I like this one! It was totally not greasy yet hydrating, and smelled amazing – what more can I ask for?
On my faith in the GoFresh one, I decided to try this one as well. And boy, I’m glad I did! This lotion comes in a regular flip cap bottle with the typical Dove logo on the front. It is pure white in color, and is really thick in consistency.
It absorbs wonderfully into the skin, and isn’t greasy at all, unless you slather a lot of it on (which I don’t recommend). It keeps my skin hydrated the whole day, and I don’t feel the need to reapply.
It smells pretty nice, just like the classic Dove bathing bar, but with a hint of stage makeup smell in it. I wish it smelled floral or something instead! I require very little of this lotion at a time. I think if applied in excess of the required quantity, it won’t make you greasy, but might make you all lotion-y when you sweat. But then, almost all lotions do that to me if I apply too much, so this isn’t really a con, now, is it?
And yes, I did try using this after taking a shower with a Dove bathing bar, and it did help the lovely Dove smell stay on for a bit longer than usual! 🙂
Also, this contains parabens, for those of you who are bothered with it. I personally don’t mind.
Pros of Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion
• Not expensive
• Easy availability, now with all these online stores
• Makes my skin silky smooth and soft
• Takes care of any dryness on my arms or legs
• Very hydrating – good for dry skin
• Very little is required for one use, so even this 250 mL bottle will last you for months together
• Not greasy at all
• Lives up to its claims
• Doesn’t require much effort to work it into skin
Cons of Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion
• The hint of the smell of stage makeup in it 🙁
To sum up, I really love this lotion, and it is my new favorite (after the GoFresh one, of course). Do try this if you have thirsty skin that doesn’t want to be greasy but just wants to be supple and moisturized all day! Dove has hit the nail on the head with this lotion!