Well, I'm back to using this. I found something interesting about this soap...apparently it has an ingredients they used to use for burn victims in wars. Anyway, it is once again clearing me up. It really does work for acne...and much less harsh than medicated cleansers. Oh and I have tried EVERYTHING.
EDIT: Still keeps me relatively clear and gives my skin a nice tone. I heard this can clear skin because it contains coconut acid or something which is anti-fungal/bacterial.
I love any Dove soap for my body when taking a shower. But I have finally learned my lesson. I cannot under any circumstances use soap of any kind on my face. For the sake of simplicity I really wanted to be able to, but that's never going to happen. I tried cleansing my face with several formulas of Dove and had problems with each of them. The original bar clogged my pores horribly. My face felt so dry and uncomfortable. I actually got blackheads and my face looked puffy. The sensitive skin formula burned my face. Oh well, they are great in the shower for the rest of me, but never again on my face.
Absolutely will repurchase! GREAT for acne-prone skin. I had bacne when in middle school, and after trying lots of of the usual recommended washes and soaps I tried this stuff, and it cleared it up! Love the scent, it's very clean and fresh. Awesome.
pure looking very good quality soap helps skin looking fresh and wrinkle-free smells heavenly, is not very expensive and known for it is working i love the smell can't stand it everyday personally but it tones down angry looking skin and thoughts i like dove beauty bar very much
Love Dove soap, have used it since I was a little girl. Not drying almost moisterizing. Does not strip my skin of any essential moisture. Cheap and works, clean scent also
I've actually tried to use this on many an occasion. I was so jealous that my friends could use this as a cheap facial soap and they found it to be moisturising. When I first tried this, because it's supposed to be moisturising I was only wearing a light hydrating moisturiser and my skin became quite oily - I was convinced that the bar was too rich for my face.
However, after trying so many cleansers and face washes and coming to the conclusion that everything makes my face greasy, I thought about switching to a rich moisturiser for dry skin, as many people told me I was probably drying my skin out too much and that was the reason for the oiliness. I gave it a go and well, whadda ya know?! I have NORMAL skin!!!! I haven't had normal skin since I was about 15!!
So I've given this Beauty Bar another go, using a good rich moisturiser and I have no problems. No spots, bright skin albeit my T-zone does have a tendancy to get a light bit shiny during the day but I think everyone's skin does that, nothing a light dusting of powder won't solve!
So for those of you who think this is too rich for your skin and find your skin is oilier when using it, just give a rich moisturiser a try for a change and see if that helps!
After having tried numerous kinds of face washes (both high and low end)
I've come back to this.
I had bad acne on my facw when I was younger, and my dermatologist recommended using this soap as a cleanser. Said it was the best thing to use, and cheap!
So glad I listened...I will use this until the day I die.
Edit April 2012: I doubt I will be buying this again. I don't know if Dove has changed it's ingredients, but it isn't the same to me. I just purchased an 8 pack. The fragrance is very faint, the bar doesn't suds like it used to and the feel of my skin isn't as soft and moist. I'm so disappointed since I've used this forever! Maybe I got a bad batch? If anyone is having the same problem drop me a note, I am very curious to know if it's just me. I bought Caress which I have also used forever and it is just as it always has been.
This is the only soap I can use on any part of my body. I am reviewing the white, original Dove soap. I have used it forever! It is mild, creamy, moisturizing, lightly scented and the list goes on. It is my all time favorite.
I want to like Dove so badly. I want that easy-clean skin and comforting scent, and it's so easy to get ahold of since every store carries it. However, my skin, especially my back, will not tolerate it. When I use this on my body, my skin feels like it's going to split open--I can practically hear my back crackling when I step out of the shower to dry off; that's how bad it is. So much for 1/4 moisture! Another thing that bothers me is that I have read in reputable sources that Unilever (Dove's parent company) tests on animals, though their website says the opposite. continued >>
I love the simplicity of Dove. It is the only bar i've tried that doesn't dry out my skin. I love their body wash as well but if your on a budget go with this one.