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What’s in a Brand – Dove

The next star of the ‘What’s in that brand’ series is good old DOVE.  (You can see previous entry for OLAY here).

Ingredients most commonly seen on labels of Dove products:

 

Dove is a brand owned by Unilever, the world’s third largest consumer goods company.  They can afford some serious advertising on a national and multinational scale.  And you’d have to have been living under a rock to miss all the ‘fabulous’ ‘real-looking’ women of all shapes and ages.  Blissfully using Dove, of course…

And while I normally applaud any effort to free the women of this world from the onslaught of unrealistic beauty expectations, in case of Dove it’s just another manipulative marketing ploy.

I simply cannot buy that these ingredients on my skin can contribute to anything other than REAL health risk.

Here is a bigger view of the ingredients word cloud (click to see full image).

No, thank you.

I’ll stick with my organics…

 

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2 comments

1 Jean @ Garden of Beauty { 03.11.12 at 7:47 am }

It makes me sad to see this because I used to love using Dove products. I was using them for years before going natural. Seeing exactly what I was slathering and lathering on my skin now is horrifying. I love my handmade soaps and gentler products now. :)

2 Green people { 07.29.12 at 9:25 pm }

I personally know a lot of people that are duped by Dove. They think that it’s a really mild soap that’s good for their skin and will help keep them to stay young looking. I am pinning this to my Pinterest board as well.

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