The New Product Lineup from Dove for Men: Review and Interview
So, my friends at Dove sent me over their new lineup of body washes and soaps to try out, and like many of you, I had some questions about their products that I wanted answered before I lathered up. So on top of doing my own research, I also asked the Dove dermatologist, Dr. Terrence Keaney a few in depth questions about their new technology and for product recommendations. He answered all my questions thoroughly while offering insightful recommendations.
In this article, I asked: “Is Dove a Good Body Wash?”, “Can Dove Body Wash Be Used on Your Face?”, “Can Dove Body Wash Be Used on Your Hair?” and “Is Dove Soap Good For Your Skin?”
Is Dove a Good Body Wash?
My overall opinion is absolutely. Their products won’t leave your skin dry or itchy, are hypoallergenic, and have a team of experts creating and testing new formulas constantly to meet our changing needs. For example a body wash that does it all. I was skeptical but I tried it and was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t dry my face out the way some other soaps have in the past.
Can Dove Body Wash be Used on Your Face?
Absolutely. I was skeptical at first too, but decided to try the all in one body and face wash myself. I didn’t break out, nor did my face feel tight or uncomfortable afterwards. So go for it unless you have extremely sensitive skin. more on that in the interview below.
Can Dove Body Wash Be Used on Your Hair?
It can… but I wouldn’t. This specific formula is for skin only and won’t give your hair the lustrous look a shampoo and conditioner can. In fact, you might find it dull and dry afterward.
Is Dove Soap Good For Your Skin?
I looked into the science of the products and feel confident in saying that yes… Dove products are good for your skin. That being said I believe in moderation. Use the body and face wash daily but maybe skip washing your face with it every second day so your natural oils hydrate your skin. This is only my recommendation for people with dry, or normal to combination skin but probably not if you have problems with acne or are overly oily.
Dove+ Care Body Wash and Face Bar Product Reviews
I started with the Extra Fresh Scent of the Dove Body Wash and beauty bar.
Dove Extra Fresh Body Wash Review
How does it smell?
Hilarious side note: I tried to press the container lightly to get a bit of a waft of the body and face wash and it fully squirted out and got all over my face and mouth. Sorry I didn’t get that on camera that would have been amazing. Anyways, now onto the product review.
It smells fresh and kind of “cool-minty”, if that’s a thing. It is masculine and fresh and definitely a scent I’d like to have on me all day. Not strong or overpowering at all. Just fresh AF as the title implies.
The Extra fresh bar soap is quite different to smell though. It is invigorating and would wake me up in the morning. Quite strong, but in a good power wash clean kind of way. I’d recommend this to scrub away nasty man stank.
How does Dove Extra Fresh body wash feel on your body?
It lathers nicely and you don’t need a lot for an overall clean that lasts all day. Smooth and definitely gets the job done.
Dove Clean Comfort Body Wash Review
This is supposed to be the “mild formula” so I was expecting a much more subtle scent and it didn’t disappoint. It was a gentle clean soap smell… does that make sense? I couldn’t be a candle blogger… lol.
But seriously, the smell was oddly satisfying and calming. I’m excited to try it and tell you how it feels on the body.
The Clean Comfort bar soap is much stronger to smell, but these are supposed to be nice and soft for your face as well so that scent may be stronger because of the way it is made? I don’t typically use bar soap so I couldn’t tell you. But it is definitely a stronger scent.
How does Dove Clean Comfort body wash feel on your body?
Much like the “Extra Fresh” one, this body wash was soothing and everything you’d expect from a Dove product. Skin didn’t feel tight afterward and I didn’t even feel like I needed to use body lotion due to the moisturizing nature of this wash.
Outside of the products that Dove sent me, I also went out and bought the Sensitive Shield Body + Face Wash Gel. It also sprayed all over my face when I opened it (I didn’t learn my lesson) which was great because it is supposed to be hypoallergenic… so yay! But I digress. I’ve been using this one for about two weeks now and although I think the smell is reminiscent of classic jellybean candy, I kind of love it. The nostalgia of that candy matched with the simplicity of the all in one product is great.
How does the Sensitive Shield Body + Face Wash Gel feel on your body?
I’ve used this one for a while so I can say it’s something I would buy again. It is soft, cleans well and lathers great. I haven’t even used it with a puff but I’m sure it would go even further if you did.
I did however use it with an exfoliating glove and it was magic. Highly recommend this product. I also ran out of body cream for a while during my testing of this product yet still had no breakouts or dryness while using it.
Interview With Dr. Keaney
And because I always do my research and get you the dirt on new products that you should actually buy, I did an interview with Dove Men+Care dermatologist and men’s skincare expert Dr. Terrence Keaney who answered all my questions on the new line of Dove products. Thank you Dr. Keaney for your time!
Q: Seeing as how your “T-zone” on your face is quite oily, and parts of your body can be rather dry like your elbows and knees, how can a product be developed to wash both while providing the right amount of moisture for those areas at the same time given their different needs?
A: Dove Men+Care utilizes their ¼ moisturizing technology to cleanse without over drying for all skin types. Different formulations for face and body such as Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Body and Face Wash, have been formulated to cleanse oily skin on the face, yet fully moisturizes the body due to patented Micromoisture technology.
Q: Are these products good for sensitive skin?
A: Dove Men+Care has products catered to skin types whether its dry skin that needs more moisture or sensitive skin that requires a more mild formula. For example, the Clean Comfort Body and Face Wash and Clean Comfort Body and Face Bar cleanses and hydrates the skin while featuring a mild formula making them the perfect option for sensitive skin.
Q: Would you recommend the Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Body and Face Wash with a touch of menthol for men with sensitive skin?
A: Sensitive skin can vary wildly from mild sensitivity to severe cases where patients develop allergies to many common ingredients in skincare products. I would first consult with a board certified dermatologist to determine the level of sensitivity. Fortunately, Dove Men+Care has extensive safety and sensitivity testing to ensure its products are safe in the majority of patients including its products with menthol or any other novel ingredients.
Q: More and more cleansing products contain a hair shampooing or conditioning element. Why don’t these Dove products? Do you recommend against those types of combos?
A: Treatments must be balanced with patient preferences. Studies have shown that men can get overwhelmed with too many skincare and haircare products. Combination shampoo and conditioners are a great option for many men who want simplicity and do not have any specific hair concerns.
Q: What are the main benefits of this line of double duty Dove cleansing products?
A: Dove Men+Care’s core line of personal wash products has you covered with cleansing and hydrating properties which allow your skin to be clean without over drying. The key step is the mild formula in the Dove Men+Care’s Face and Body Bars, which adds moisture to your skin without stripping the skin of its essential oils like traditional body washes often do.
Q: In your own words what is micromoisture technology?
A: Micromoisture technology are microscopic beads of lipids or fats that disperse once lathered onto your skin. When you squeeze bodywash on your hand, you can actually see some of microscopic beads. Dove Men+Care’s patented Micromoisture technology is designed to remain on the skin after cleansing to replace any lipids that have been washed off with the dirt and germs.
Q: How can the average man benefit from micromoisture technology?
A: Most men rarely use moisturizers and often cleanse with harsh soaps. This leads to dry, itchy skin that I often see in my dermatology practice. By using Dove Men+Care’s products, men prevent these symptoms because the micromoisture technology replaces the lipids lost in cleansing.