Let's talk a moment to consider the absurdity of reviewing Dove body wash in the middle of the "Missing Miranda" Kickstarter campaign. Things have been very intense in my world, and very busy - It turns out that it takes an extraordinary amount of time to individually email almost everyone you know! Who knew?
Last weekend, we were determined to hit $10K. I took a day off from my day-job and sat working at my computer for most of my three-day weekend. It paid off - the "Missing Miranda" Kickstarter campaign passed $10K in pledges - but the last thing I wanted to do was stop to bathe. Yes, I'll admit it. Sans a Dove body wash review due this week, I would probably not have showered for three days. I'm not proud. But I am determined!
So the magic here is, it turned out to be completely BRILLIANT that I wanted to use my Dove® VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash every day so I could fairly review it, because it got me not only in the shower every day, but in the shower with a luxurious body wash that I wanted to use all over my body with a pouf. (I totally just got the word "pouf" from the back of the bottle. I don't usually use mine, but being a woman I occasionally receive them as gifts. And I do know enough to know that body wash is best apply with a pouf.)
There are three different varieties of the Dove VisibleCare Body Wash. Toning, renewing, and softening. I was pleased to receive Renewing Crème Body Wash, because that's the one I would have picked. It's designed to nourish and replenish skin and has a "fruity floral fragrance" of pink mimosa and pomegranate. I very much enjoyed the texture and scent of it, which means it wasn't too perfume-y. And it's quickly become my new escape - a few extra minutes of creamy luxury in the bath. It turns the water a fabulous shade of blue-green, and it was a really nice escape that left me renewed and ready to get back at it.
So, you may have guessed that I'm not a regular body wash/shower gel kinda girl. I usually use a special cleansing bar, and I will be going back to using that on my back. My back is rather ridiculously sensitive. It's like my body has its own practical joke going. My hair requires tons of moisture, but if any of that moisture touches my back for any amount of time: break out. Such fun. So, my picky back didn't like the Dove body wash.
But the rest of me is in love. Feet and legs in particular. The Dove® VisibleCare™ Toning Crème Body Wash line has the highest concentration of NutriumMoisture technology of all the Dove products, and it's meant to give you softer, smoother skin in one week and visibly more beautiful skin within three weeks. In terms of a review, that's a tough one. My skin's normally pretty soft and smooth, and I'm not sure if there's a visible difference after one week. But, I will say that I've been wearing a lot of skirts and open-toed shoes lately, and I've found myself feeling better about my legs. So, I do think there's something subtle going on with that. My feet, in particular, sometimes get dry, and they are fabulous right now. Visibly more beautiful skin from a body wash? It would seem that my legs and feet agree.
I'm definitely going to continue my new body wash ritual, and I'm looking forward to more summer, and more skirts and open-toed shoes. What's your favorite way to prep for summer looks? Personally, I am a HUGE pedicure lover. Give me foot pampering over a massage any day. What about you?
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