The Bottom Line
- Cost - Under $8 for 10 ounces
- Thick creamy consistency makes it ideal as a shave cream.
- Nice sweet smell that isn't overpowering.
- Not nearly as hydrating as they lead you to believe.
- Part of Dove's Supreme Cream Oil line of skin care products.
- Suggested retail value of $7.99 for 10 ounces.
- Available in your local drugstores.
Guide Review - Dove: Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash
I was looking forward to trying Dove Supreme Cream Oil Body Wash to see if it really was as hydrating as the label says it is.
This cleanser is a thick white cream that feels pampering to your skin. When using with a bath lily, you'll get loads of lather, but because of the thick consistency, you are able to easily use this without a separate bath accessory. I instantly knew this cream would be perfect to use as a shave cream, and used it as such with great results. The consistency is so thick that it stays right on your skin and doesn't rinse off until you actually rub it off. I enjoyed the light scent this body wash had, and it was definitely not overpowering, as some cleansers can be.
Curious to see what oils were present in this body wash, I checked out the ingredients on the label. I was surprised to see that the label read, "Soybean Oil or Sunflower Seed Oil", and that's no the only "or" on the label. I'm assuming they use the same label for each of the cleansers in this line (or multiple lines) and are covering their bases for each product. Regardless, ingredients on labels are listed in order from the largest amount in the product to the lowest amount in the product. The oils are listed as the 10th ingredient on the list. Petrolatum however, is the first listed. Vaseline is Petrolatum, and if you've ever used vaseline, you know how hydrating it can be. And because it is the first ingredient on the label, you can be sure it's doing more of the moisturizing than the oil.
While I loved using this cleanser, I was completely disappointed after drying off; my skin felt no more hydrated than if I used a regular shower gel. There was no doubt that I still needed to use my lotion.
While the price is right, coming in at under $8, if you're looking for a cleanser that leaves you hydrated, you'll be better off shopping around.