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a little luxury in the everyday...

Ever since the day that I walked into a lotions & potions-type store in 1994-ish, I’ve been hooked on personal care products. If it smells lovely, and feels lovely, I’m sold. So, when the folks at Dove® offered to let me try their new Dove® VisibleCare™ Body Wash, I quickly typed “yes please!”

Here’s what Dove® has to say about the VisibleCare™ Softening Crème Body Wash that I’m using…

 “Visible skin improvement in just one week. Nutrium moisture. More beautiful skin from a body wash? Absolutely. Designed to soften skin and dry spots, this unique formula - with our highest concentration of NutriumMoisture - contains skin natural building blocks to help improve skin's look over time. Use daily for softer, smoother skin in one week. And with continued use, skin is visibly more beautiful within 3 weeks.”

 I’ve used this body wash for a few days now. Luxurious lather? Check. Clean rinse? Check. Lovely fragrance? Check, check. I have horribly dry skin (thank you, 6 months of winter!), so I’m always interested in after-feel. This one rates pretty high with me – it rinses clean, but leaves my skin soft. I like that it’s creamy enough to use for shaving my legs, too. I’m pretty sensitive to fragrances, and I found this one to be just right. It’s super rich, so it feels rather indulgent to be using it for every day.

You might be wondering why I’m “cheating” on my green-minded brands, and taking such a mainstream brand into the shower with me. Here’s the thing – I don’t stress about rinse off products that much. I’m happy that this product is SLS-free (don’t get confused by Sodium Laureth Sulfate on the ingredient listing…it’s Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that you want to avoid). I’m not 100% thrilled with the IL on this body wash, but I’m not totally freaked out by it either.

 I can’t always afford to spend $9+ on fancy shower gel (I’d rather spend that on fancy coffee). I want luxury at an affordable price - totally the middle-class demographic. The suggested retail of $6.99 for an 18oz bottle (trivia – this is actually a tottle – a cross between a bottle & a tube) is much more in my price range. Plus, I can avoid going to the mall – bonus! 

What little luxuries are you indulging in these days? (oh, and for a shot at a BIG sure to enter to win a $500 Spafinder gift certificate!)

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