OK, here’s something you may or may not know about the Taff family– we’re tub people.
Oh sure, we’ll grab a quick shower if we have to wash our hair in a hurry or something, but by and large, we all much prefer a languid soak. We read in the bathtub, we eat snacks, talk on the phone, and watch movies on our computers. Seriously. It’s kinda weird. So when I was offered a chance to check out Dove’s new fancy-schmancy Visible Care bath products line, I was totally in– especially when they were claiming it would give each and every Taff “visibly more beautiful skin in just one week” and throwing around phrases like “highest concentration of NutriumMoisture technology across the entire Dove products portfolio.” That’s like throwing down a gauntlet around here– we are no stranger to bath products.
Apparently the Visible Care line offers three kinds of creme body washes that cover three different kinds of skin needs: ‘Softening,’ ‘Renewing,’ and ‘Brightening.’
We tested the ‘Softening’ version, which is supposed to target your skin’s dry spots. The label says that it is a mild cleanser containing glycerin and stearic acid. It looks really thick and rich when you squeeze it out of the bottle; the texture is kind of like a creamy toothpaste with little pearly sparkles in it. It has a nice floral scent, not too overpowering or lingering. All four of us used it for a full week (some of us even TOOK A SHOWER with it), and here are our findings:
**MADI ROSE gave it… four stars! Madi is very careful about trying new products because her skin is especially sensitive– when she was a little girl she used to get itchy eczema patches on her feet that just drove her crazy. But she immediately liked this body wash, and said that it did not irritate her skin at all. She also said that it was great for shaving her legs, and that it rinsed off well. (Note: Madi is single-handedly responsible for going through at least half of our quite-generously-sized bottle of Visible Care.)
**CHARLOTTE gave it… four stars! At 16, Charlo is just now starting to get into her own little beauty routine, and she really got into this! She shaved her legs with it also and said she much preferred it over shaving cream and that it smelled “very flowery, but in a good way.” Her final word was that she wanted me to keep it around, and “maybe we could try the other flavors, too.”
**RUSS gave it… four stars! OK, to be honest with you, Russ usually wouldn’t pay any attention to body wash; he’d just use whatever happened to be sitting on the ledge and go on about his business. But he humored me by paying attention to this one and dutifully reported his opinion: “I actually liked it a lot. It had a nice lather but it didn’t feel like it left stuff on my skin. Didn’t dry me out. Smelled good. Yeah, I like it.”
**AND I gave it… four stars, too! I’m now about two weeks into using the Visible Care wash every day, and while it hasn’t made me younger, cuter and taller, it has definitely left my skin feeling softer and well-moisturized. I like to use a small loofah pad instead of a washcloth, and the combination of the exfoliating loofah and the softening Dove wash has worked well for me. I especially noticed a difference on the front of my legs and the sides of my arms, which is where I have a tendency to get little dry spots.
So, to recap: Four out of four Taffs heartily recommend Dove’s Visible Care Softening Creme Body Wash!
DISCLOSURE: I received one bottle of Dove Visible Care body wash for the purpose of this review, as well as additional compensation. (Sadly, not like a new car or anything. And also, they didn’t buy my house. Dang it.) As always, the opinions expressed in my reviews are 100% completely my own (and my family’s, in this case), with no obligations to anyone. Because as you know, I’VE GOT OPINIONS– and none of them are for sale.
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