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Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Review: Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk

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A review of Dove's exfoliating body scrub (crushed macadamia & rice milk scent)

A review of Dove's exfoliating body scrub (crushed macadamia & rice milk scent)

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish: A Delightful Body Scrub and Exfoliator

I love using body scrubs every now and then. But it seems that good scrubs are often too expensive. There are many scrubs available in the market these days. This time, I was looking for a scrub that is affordable and gives good results.

While browsing the internet, I came across this product from Dove. Putting aside my thoughts about Dove as a brand, I decided to give it a try. It had some great reviews, too. I had to decide for myself whether those reviews were truthful. Also, the combination of crushed macadamia and rice milk was intriguing. I have not come across this combination in any other product.

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About Dove

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever. The brand started in 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

The product is a body scrub that nourishes and restores the 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 rice milk lightens and brightens the skin tone.

The product comes in three 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.

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 in the shower, which is also great.

Price 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.

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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. Do you know what I mean? Dove has really come up with good packaging for this product.

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Ingredients

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 rinse 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 to using this body scrub. Some people with really sensitive skin may find the scrub a little harsh.

My Personal Review

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 ever being so happy with a body scrub. I generally am not a fan of using Dove products because of the ingredients, 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 fulfills all the claims that it makes. I would give it a 5 out of 5, and I would love to try more variants of this scrub very soon. This will 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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