Bodycare Review: Dove Body Butters

by PJ on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

in -Dove, bodycare

(Dove Body Butter for Extra Dry Skin)
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(Dove ProAge Rich Body Butter)

Last month I reviewed three of Dove’s body lotions. As we are heading into winter, some of us might need more intense moisture. Today I am highlighting two of Dove’s body butters.

Body Butter for Extra Dry Skin and ProAge Rich Body Butter have very similar formulations. The first ten ingredients of the two products are entirely the same and they are listed in the same order on the ingredient lists. (They are aqua, petrolatum, glycerin, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, stearic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene, ethylhexyl cocoate, hydrogenated didecene, and glycol stearate.) The two products also contain cocoa seed butter and shea butter, while ProAge Rich Body Butter contains olive fruit oil.

Both body butters have a rich texture and are very emollient. The ProAge range is promoted as a very intensely nourishing range, and ProAge Rich Body Butter is indeed more emollient than Body Butter for Extra Dry Skin.

Unless you have exceptionally dry skin, body butters are generally for drier areas of the body only. (They can be used alone or on top of your usual body lotion.) I do personally find that both body butters are too emollient to be used all over the body, but they do work well on dry patches. For me, they also work well as hand creams. Overall, both are good choices if you want a very rich body moisturizer.

(ProAge Rich Body Butter has a slightly stronger fragrance. If you are worried about scented body moisturizers clashing with your fragrances, Body Butter for Extra Dry Skin should be a better choice.)

(The products featured in this review are provided by Dove.)

Other items that might work well for you in winter:

Imperial Leather Skin Bliss Shower Lotion

E45 Endless Moisture Range

Garnier Hand Repair

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily Friday, November 27, 2009

oh how awesome! Body butter

I tagged u

happy thanksgiving


Retrodiva Friday, November 27, 2009

I had no idea Dove even made body butters! This will be perfect going into the cold winter.


PJ Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hi Emily,

Thank you for tagging me! :)

I hope you will have a great festive season! :)


PJ Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hi Retrodiva,

Yes, I think these two items are certainly very suitable for the cold and dry weather. :)

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)


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