With all of the shenanigans yesterday, let's talk truth. Have you ever wondered how stripping your body wash is? Does your skin actually feel better after you shower? Or does it feel squeaky-clean and very tight, slimy and sticky or just right? Check out the Dove Truth Files to see what their truth-seeking trials reveal. How does your body wash stack up? Below I've sussed out the truth once and for all!
In Dove Deep Moisture the surfactant is a gentle cleanser derived from coconut oil. It's then followed by other naturally derived oils, glycerin and finally petroleum. There are more traditional surfactants much further down in the ingredients, but the combination of emollients and gentle cleansers seems to make this one very hydrating body wash that leaves the skin feeling clean, but not tight.
In Olay's In-Shower Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash, they do use a very gentle sugar-based cleanser, but the second ingredient is petroleum. So while it cleans your skin gently, it also leaves behind a film. Which begs the question - how clean IS your skin?
In Neutrogena's Body Clear Body Wash, a chemical surfactant is used as the second ingredient -- Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate. It is also derived from coconuts, but is known to extremely drying and stripping to the skin. In other words, it's on the harsh side.
Which would you choose? Personally, I like to feel clean and hydrated, not dry, tight, itchy or slimy.
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I'll start. My truth is that I've only used a shaving cream a few times in my life and prefer to just use my body wash. If it's not hydrating enough for that, then I don't want it. (I've hidden another personal truth in the Rafflecopter, so don't get shy on me!)
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