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Dove Launches Limited Edition Summer Care Body Wash and Beauty Bar

I’m late to the game in sharing this but about a month ago I got the new limited edition Dove Summer Care Body Wash (22 fl oz/$6.99) and Beauty Bar (6 pack/$8.39, 8 pack/$10.49). Normally, Dove releases new scents every few months but this time they have added a gentle exfoliating beads to their classic body wash with NutriumMoisture formula. Designed to help rejuvenate tired skin thanks to all that added time spent in the heat, wind and humidity, it’s specially formulated to help tackle summer skin care needs. It has the creamy, rich lather and feel we’re used to from their original formula with these added gentle scrubbers for a refreshing all over clean that leaves skin super soft. The scent is a pleasant citrus floral with vanilla and amber notes. It’s nice but I’d love for them to release the same formula in their Revitalize mandarin scent (that’s my new favorite from the collection).

Take the #OneShowerChallenge with Dove’s NEW Body Wash

Lara Eurdolian, Karina Lopez, NYC Pretty at Dove launch party

During the Emmy’s Dove hinted at something big was going down with their body washes and started this whole #OneShowerChallenge campaign. To be honest, they were throwing out words like ‘breakthrough’ and ‘setting a new standard’ and I had no idea what it was all about. Until now.

Dove Announces New Body Wash at the Emmy’s & Invites Viewers to Take the #OneShowerChallenge

20140823-171613-62173065.jpg With the 66th Emmy Awards just days away, top celebrity stylist, Micaela Erlanger, is sharing her Emmys red carpet style predictions. Micaela styles many of Hollywood’s A-list, including Lupita Nyong’o, Olivia Munn and Michelle Dockery, and will be styling three leading ladies for this year’s Emmy Awards.

For Micaela, (and hopefully all of you!) great style starts with beautiful skin, and she predicts many leading ladies will be showing it off this year! So, she is working with Dove and partnering with E! to premiere the #OneShowerChallenge at the Emmys pre-show, “Live From the Red Carpet” to show how all women can get softer, smoother and red carpet ready skin after just one shower with new Dove Body Wash and invite millions of women around the country to try it for themselves.

Battle of the Body Washes: Olay Vs. Dove

Olay body wash vs. dove body wash

When talking about facial skincare products it seems like every other day a new ingredient or technology is unleashed. You see these ads for miraculous creams that fight the appearance of wrinkles, shrink your pores and every other fountain of youth claim. I don’t find that as common with body washes.  In fact it seems like body washes developed years ago are just as popular and celebrated today as when they were created. It’s also not a category where I’ve ever felt the luxury market has something so much better to offer then drugstore brands (especially for the price). This generalization is something I largely contribute to Dove’s Deep Moisture Body Wash.

It’s been a staple in my shower for years. It’s affordable, offers a great experience – clean smell, rich lather, and leaves my skin smooth and balanced. We look to body washes to cleanse, however some can strip your body of their natural body oils so it’s important to opt for moisturizing body washes that leave a layer of moisture to replenish any of the oils removed. Dove’s body wash features their NutriumMoisture, which is a rich blend of nutrients clinically proven to improve moisture by preserving both natural proteins and lipids. Considering that this fulfilled on everything I was looking for in a body wash even after testing out different shower products, I found myself going back to and recommending this one. Until now.

Recently I was challenged to try Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter. Boasting the formulation contains over one jar of Olay moisturizers, the product claims: It’s hydrating, soap-free formula offers superior cleansing and 2x the lather than the leading body wash while rinsing away cleanly.

After using this product for the past three weeks I can honestly say it delivered on all accounts. Immensely hydrating, it’s thicker and works up a much larger lather then Dove or other body washes (not that Dove’s isn’t latherful as well). Olay  definitely goes on heavier but rinses clean and makes skin touchably smooth within the first try and leaves skin hydrated throughout the day. By the end of the first week my skin was noticeably more soft and supple, especially around the knees and elbows, which are my trouble spots. If you have dry, flakey, skin, or tend to skip the step of moisturizers after your shower, I would highly recommend trying this product. I tend to gravitate towards clean smells, however I found Olay’s softer scent to be pleasant and nice for summer. Although my boyfriend found it a too feminine for his liking, but light enough of a fragrance to still use it.

Dove body wash, olay body wash

If you’re more normal to oily you could go either way between Dove and Olay. I still love the clean scent and lightness of Dove, it wakes me up in the mornings. Both have a soft, creamy texture that leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. Olay just offers an extra layer of hydration, which come wintertime, will be so necessary.