These days we struggle to reach all standards for fashion and perfection. We hate every blemish we see, every wrinkle, we adore photoshop and deal with fuzzy, curly, thin hair and what not!
But, Dove made a campaign with real body figures and real women looks and they all talk of their flaws and how they love their natural beauty.
So, we would buy items of this kind rather than perfectionist ones. But, we expect the first kind to be all natural and healthy, but it is not! It is just chemicals.
The Dove brand started working in 1957 when Lever Brothers made the one and only beauty bar. The ad said their items were better for the skin than regular soaps and had ¼ cleansing cream.
Ever since, their logo had the bird we see today too. The models are all girly, curvy with red lips. The women are real in the 60s ads and all testified in front of a “hidden” camera about the benefits of this soap.
After 20 years, the company promoted more inner beauty and they focused on the girl Jean Shy, who reacts to a compliment about her skin after Dove use.
In 1991, the Litmus tests were made and the soap was said to be low alkaline. Dove is mild they said. They made lotions, shampoos, deodorants, face and hand care and cleansers too.
In 2004, they made the campaign for real beauty.
In 2005, the Dove Self-Esteem fund was fighting eating disorders and they made videos of unrealistic beauty of the media, as well as press pressure for undermining girls.
These days, this is the main brand in the world and has sales over $2.5 billion per year in USA and also 80 other countries.
But, study proved many toxins are in these items.
1. Deep moisture body wash
They said this is: approved by dermatologists, good for daily use, nourishes deep skin layers, the nutriumMoisture methods give all natural items to the skin, is gentle and mild, smoothens the skin after the shower, keeps good skin moisture.
But inside there is: water, sodium hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium glycinate, sodium lauroyl isethionate, hydrogenated soybean oil, glycine soy oil or helianthus annus oil, glycerin, sodium chloride, perfume, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, dmdm hydantoin, stearic acid, citric acid, bht, tetrasodium edta methylisothiazolinone, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate.
2. Dove moisture shampoo
This item is good for daily use, has formula Pro-Moisture Complex, makes hair silky and manageable, makes it healthier, keeps it safe from wear and tear, makes it softer and 5 times smoother than regular shampoo.
But inside there is: water, soudium laureth sulfate, glycol distearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, perfume, sodium chloride, glycerin, dimethicone, dimethiconol, acrylates beheneth 25 methacrylate copolymer, styrene, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, tetrasodium edta, dmd hydantoin, amodimethicone, peg 45M, tea-dodecylbenenesulfonate, cocamide mea, lysine HCI, peg 9M, arginine, cetrimonium chloride, ppg9, propylene glycol, methylchloroisothiazolione, methylisothiazolinone, mica Ci 77019, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, red 33
3. Dove white beauty bar
The original Dove item stayed the same all these years and it is dermatologically tested and approved, good for daily use on face, hands, body, does not dry skin, has ¼ moisture cream and mild cleanser, gives moisture, makes skin soft and radiant.
But inside it has: sodium lauroyl isethionate, stearic acid, sodium tallowate or palmitate, sodium isethionate, lauric acid, water, sodium stearate, sodium cocoate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium palm kernelate, perfume, sodium chloride, tetrasodium edta, tetrasodium etidronate, titanium dioxide.
To know these more, we have detailed explanations of the ingredients. Perfume raises risk of skin sensitivity, irritations and causes dermatitis
Chemical that makes seizures and neurodegenerative issues
2. Sodium tallowate
Made of fat deposits in cattle, not for vegans
3. Sodium laureth sulfate
Over 16.000 studies researched the effect of long term exposure to SLS and said it makes reproductive toxicity, irritated skin and eyes, possible cancer and mutations, toxic organs, also neurotoxicity, endocrine issues, biochemical and cell damages and ecotoxicology too.
4. Tetrasodium edta
An item from formaldehyde, known carcinogen. It penetrates and dissolves the skin layers and barrier, which makes path for toxins to enter your blood.