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Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Review - Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk

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I really love using body scrubs every now and then. But I always feel that the problem with good scrubs is that often they are too expensive. Am I the only one who feels that? There are many scrubs available in the market these days. This time I was looking for a scrub which is not only affordable but also gives good results on use.

While browsing the internet, I came across this product from Dove. Keeping aside my personal thoughts on Dove as a brand, I decided to give it a try. It had some great reviews too. I had to check it on for myself, if those reviews were telling the truth. Also, the combination of crushed macadamia and rice milk felt very intriguing. Personally, I have not come across this variant in any other brand.

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About Dove

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever. The brand started in the year 1957 with the introduction of its famous beauty cleansing bar. Today, the product portfolio includes cleansing bars, shampoos, body washes, deodorants, lotions, moisturizers and other products. It has become famous for its unconventional advertisements and focus on ‘real beauty’ that celebrates women.

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About Dove Exfoliating Body Polish - Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk

The product is a body scrub that nourishes and restores skin’s natural nutrients. The product also provides gentle exfoliation and has a relaxing fragrance. According to the claims, macadamia fights skin-aging and moisturizes the skin and the rice milk lightens and brightens the tone of the skin.

The product comes in 3 variants -

  • Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter
  • Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk
  • Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe

I think all the combinations are very interesting and I would love to try the other two variants in the near future.

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The Product

The product has a rich creamy texture with red beads. The scrub has a thick liquid consistency so it is easy to spread on the body. It has a sweet vanilla smell which is not that overpowering. The fragrance is actually quite relaxing. The scrub isn’t very harsh on my skin either unlike other scrubs. It has a perfect gritty texture. On application, the product feels very luxe and indulgent. I think the product lives up to its claims. It leaves the skin very smooth, clean and moisturized. It is easy to rinse out while you are in the shower, which is also great.

Price of the Product and Packaging

The product is priced at USD 5.94 (in India it retails for INR 699) for 298 g. It comes in a clear plastic tub with a blue lid. It fits easily in the palm of your hand. The packaging is quite sturdy. It is not a travel size but you can certainly carry it while traveling. The packaging is quite well made, so the product will not spill while travelling. I also like the fact that you can take out the product easily. There wouldn’t be any wastage as you can take out the product till the very end unlike when the scrubs come in a tube and towards the end you cannot take out the last bit of it, so you end up using the scissors to cut the tube and take it out. You know what I mean? Dove has really come up with a good packaging for this product.

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Ingredients

The product has the following ingredients:

Water (Eau), Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Lauric Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Sodium Isethionate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Nonfat Dry Milk (Poudre de lait écrémé), Etidronic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Ingredients of the Scrub

FunctionIngredientsWhat Exactly It Does

Anti-acne

Lauric Acid

The ingredients help in fighting the acne.

Skin-identical ingredient

Glycerin

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.

Abrasive/scrub

Hydrated Silica, Synthetic Wax

The ingredients which provide exfoliation to the skin.

Antioxidant

Hydroxyacetophenone

These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.

Chelating

Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Etidronic Acid

These ingredients help keep the formula stable.

Colorant

Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

The ingredients which help in giving colors to the cosmetic products.

Emollient

Stearic Acid, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.

Emulsifying

Sodium Stearate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cocoate

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.

Moisturizer/humectant

Glycerin

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.

Perfuming

Fragrance (Parfum)

Add fragrance to the product.

Preservative

Phenoxyethanol

These help maintain the longevity of the product.

Solvent

Water (Eau)

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.

Surfactant/cleansing

Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauric Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Cocoate

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Hydrated Silica, Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Tallowate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Synthetic Wax, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Etidronate

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

How to Use The Product

Just apply some scrub on the body, gently rub it on the skin and wash the area.

Pros of Dove Exfoliating Body Scrub Review

  • I love the sturdy packaging of the product.
  • The scrub is hydrating.
  • It has micro scrub particles which I generally don’t find in other scrubs. This makes it less abrasive on the skin which I really enjoyed in this body scrub.
  • People with all skin types can use this scrub.
  • The fragrance is luxurious.
  • Affordable and pocket friendly.
  • A small quantity of the product also goes a long way.

Honestly, I could not find any cons of using this body scrub. Some people with really sensitive skin can find the scrub a little harsh.

Personal Opinion

I have tried body scrubs from a myriad of brands. I was not expecting anything from this body scrub when I ordered it. But I was pleasantly surprised by this scrub’s performance. I don’t recall when I was so happy with a body scrub. I generally am not a fan of using Dove products because of the ingredients that they use in the products especially fragrance.

We often use body scrubs for a couple of minutes. We do not allow it to absorb into our skin. So I really do not mind the fragrance in my body scrub. Rather I enjoy having a luxe fragrance in such products. This is definitely one of the products from Dove that I have really enjoyed. It fulfils all the claims that it does. I would like to give it a 5 out of 5 and I would love to try more variants of this scrub very soon. This would definitely be a repeat purchase for me.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 PGupta0919

Comments

PGupta0919 (author) on April 26, 2021:

Thank you Amara :)

Amara from Pakistan on April 26, 2021:

Well written hub.. :-)

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