Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Product Review + Giveaway!: Dove VisibleCare Crème Body Washes


I'm so happy to be working with Dove again! I've worked with them in the past here, here, and here. My family is huge Dove fans and after trying their new conditioner and deordorant in past reviews I have used them ever since. Even my hair dresser noticed my hair is healthier after using their hair products.

So I jumped at the chance to work with them again for their new Dove VisibleCare Creme Body Washes.Their new formula contains "their highest concentration of NutriumMoisture yet—contains skin-natural building blocks to help improve your skin’s look over time, giving you visible results in just 1 week when used daily."

The Dove VisibleCare Crème Body Washes are available in two formulas: Renewing, which nourishes and replenishes, and Softening, which softens skin and dry spots. I tried out their Softening formula, my skin is getting kind of dry with this crazy hot/cold weather and I needed all of the conditioning my skin could get.

Here's what I liked/noticed about the product:

- It's very thick and creamy
Usually, with body washes, when it says "cream" I've found that they're usually just white and not very thick. This bodywash is really thick and soft. It's not runny or oily either and lathers up really well in both a loofah and a regular hand towel (I tested them both).  

- The scent is soft and clean
I usually like washes that are all full of perfume and fruity scents, but this wash smells clean. The aroma isn't overwhelming and helped make me feel so fresh and so clean-clean.

- My dry skin has improved
With the weather going back and forth from hot to cold, my skin freaks out and gets dry and itchy. I use lotion everyday to help with the matter but when the weather is on the fritz, so is my skin. I was hoping that by changing my soaps to something with more moisturize it would help with the dryness and looked forward to trying this out. My biggest problem areas are my arms by my elbows and the skin surrounding my knees. I have a mild case of eczema and have seen doctors about it in the past, but because it's so mild they just recommend and OTC cream. I've been using the soap for over a week now and have noticed that these areas are a lot less itchy. I'm not saying it cured my eczema, but it did help to moisturize the skin which caused my itchiness to lessen.

To be honest, although I love my Dove conditioner and deordorant, I really wasn't expecting this soap to be anything special. Our house uses their bar soap and my sensitive skin loves it, but I wasn't sure that their bodywash would provide me with anything more than what the bar soap did. I was pleasantly surprised by the moisture and creaminess of the wash and plan to continue using it in the future.

Now, to the fun part- an extra bottle is also up for grabs for anyone! Woohoo! Now you can try it to!
There are 6 ways to enter, please leave a separate comment for each entry and you must be a US resident:

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Dove product(s) and your email address
2. If you're a public follower/subscriber of LLP (check out the link on the left to become a follower through Blogger, Google Reader, Yahoo)
3. Additional entry for "liking" Love Lipstick and Pearls on Facebook
4. If you're a follower on Twitter username KristenLLP
5. If you post about this giveaway
6. If you tweet about the giveaway

A follower will be chosen this Friday, April 1 (no fool's trick here!) at 12pm Pacific time.


Also, I wanted to let you ladies know, Dove is inviting women everywhere to create a video up to 60-seconds in length sharing why they are ready for their close-up experience. The selected woman will receive a weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles where she will get an authentic “Dancing with the Stars” experience including training with a performer from the show, confidence coaching by Jennie Garth (hello all 90210 fans!) and the ultimate opportunity: a “finale” of her own. She will get to show off her smooth moves and beautiful skin in front of America when she dances in a Dove-sponsored TV spot in the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” Monday, May 23 (8:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. For more information and details on the “Dove Close-Up Challenge”, you can visit the official site here.

FTC:  I was sent the products and infomation for his review and giveaway from Rocket XL in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated for this.
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