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Love it Or Loath it: Product Review – Dove Silky Nourishment Body Lotion, Shimmer Effect

I love soft skin and anything that promises silky softness will capture my interest. I had been seeing a Dove advert about their beauty bar which asks the women to ‘Dare to bare’ which means go without makeup. It promises skin that is moisturized from deep within to reveal that natural glow while leaving your skin soft as silk (Ok…Ok… I added the ‘soft as silk part’ I think they just said softer skin). Usually I’m skeptic about such promises from a soap, a lotion- I can buy but a soap?! When my sister went on to buy half a dozen of the Dove Beauty Soap with a radiant glow promise and decided that she didn’t like it, I ended up with the lot. I thought, no harm done; I needed soap anyways. The first thing that struck me when I used it for the first time is the sweet floral scent that stays on several hours after you’ve had a bath; I would wake up in the middle of the night mesmerized by my own scent. Four weeks down the line, my skin was soft but without applying any lotion my legs still flaked, so unless I had a way of measuring the moisture content of my skin; I don’t think it delivered on the promise of deep moisturization so I set off to find a lotion that would deliver at least 80 percent moisturization because with the more cooler weather my then lotion wasn’t performing well.

Using that soap got me obsessed with Dove scents, I got Dove silky nourishment shower gel and ‘Dove Silky Nourishment Body Lotion with Shimmer Effect’ first for the scent and then for the promise on the bottle, I had nothing to lose afteral my then lotion wasn’t doing much for me.

Now, the last purchase is one that I would do over and over again; the bottle states that the lotion nourishes every inch of your skin for a soft silky feel.

 

 

I love the Dove Silky Nourishment Body Lotion with Shimmer Effect; it moisturizes my skin perfectly, leaves it silky smooth, has a light floral with a hint of woody scent and yeah; the shimmer effect. Which I think is brought about by very tiny glitters blended into the lotion that when touched by light gives you that golden glow like golden glitter dust except this time it doesn’t go off into your clothes and it’s not obvious. It takes me back to my childhood days watching my mom apply dust of glitters on the Arabian brides, they loved it and I loved it.

Verdict – 

Pros

  1. Adequate all day moisturization for my combination skin with an oil free feel; I even use it on my face and it doesn’t make it feel annoyingly oily.
  2. Light fragrance which doesn’t over power the tones of your perfume.
  3. The shimmer effect that gives you a radiant glow.
  4. It is affordable at about 3 pounds.

Cons

  1. It is quite fluidy (pardon my english) -just flows out, my sister almost poured half the contents [exaggerating a little;-)]; the bottom line is that it needs extra care when pouring out.
  2. It is designed for normal skin so it doesn’t work well with dry skin.
  3. The downside of the shimmer effect is when taking photographs which need a matte skin; the skin glistens and with HD cameras with super megapixel counts you can spot the tiny glitters.

Conclusion

I’m in love with this lotion until further notice, it sells for 7000 Tanzanian shillings at only one store so far, high way super market. I don’t know what I will do when they run out because I did an amazon search and the dove store in amazon.co.uk said that it was Currently unavailable and they don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. The amazon.com (USA) returned this search result -Your search “dove silky nourishment body lotion with shimmer effect” did not match any products.

Total Score –  4 out of 5 sacred eyes

Have you tried “dove silky nourishment body lotion with shimmer effect”?

Love it or Loathe it .. You decide?

 

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11 Comments

  1. I want to try this but shimmer lotions usually don’t look good on my dark skin. The sparkles and shimmer are really visible against my skin tone,

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    • My face is duo-toned and I use MAC 45 for the lighter part and MAC 55 for the darker part. If you are within this range then you don’t have to worry; you’ll sparkle and shimmer just fine.

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      • that’s good to hear! I’m similar skintone Mac 45 in the center and Mac 47 everywhere else, I’ll try the lotion it might be the only shimmer lotion that will work for me, thanks!!

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  2. ABBEY ADELAKUN says

    I’M A NIGERIAN BUT I’M LIGHT IN COMPEXION I NEED BODY CREAM THAT WILL MAKE MY SKIN BEUTIFUL BECAUSE I’VE USED SO MANY CREAM THAT CAN FIT FOR MY SKIN AND I COULDN’T GET IT.PLS DOES DOVE CREAM OR LOTTION MAKES SKIN LIGHT PLS LET ME KNOW .TNX

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    • Hi Abbey, we don’t really advise products which lighten the skin. If you need to tone your skin to give it an even complexion and glow then we can recommend the Venus Beauty body products.. They’re easily available in Nigeria and wont damage your skin. 🙂 xxx

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  3. ABBEY ADELAKUN says

    TANX FOR YOUR REPLY,I WAS USING VENUS BODY LOTTION BEFORE BUT LATER I REALISE THAT IT CONTAIN MINERAL OIL AND IT CUASED PIMPLE ON MY FACE AND IT CAN’T CLEAR ACNE ON MY HAND AND IT MAKE IT WORSE BUT I SAW THIER NEW RANGE IN THE SHOP BUT THE FIRST INGREDIENT IS MINERAL OIL ALTHOUGH IT HAS GREEN TEA BUT I’M SO AFRAID OF IT.PLS TELL ME WHICH BODY CREAM CAN I USE TO MAKE MY SKIN BEAUTIFUL.TANX

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  4. makaveli says

    Can this cream dove silky keep ur normal colour both if u dark or light?

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    • Hi Makaveli, it won’t affect your original skin tone. So whether you’re dark or light you’ll stay the same shade. But the shimmer effect will just make you glow a bit more 🙂

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