Saturday, June 5, 2010

Beauty Review and Giveaway: Dove Ultimate Anti-Perspirant Deodorant


If you remember, recently I made a post on how to get lighter and softer skin under your arms. A couple tips included rubbing in whitening lotion and frequently replacing your shaver… Well, just about a week later I was surprised to learn that Dove actually came out with a new line of deodorants developed specially to take care, moisturize and protect the very area of armpits! That’s a really good idea, taking into account that with all the care you need to take of other parts of our bodies we tend to ignore the needs of underarms skin. We think it needs no care whatsoever, even though we subject the delicate skin in this area to daily shaving which, in fact, thins out the top layer of the skin by as much as 20% and as a result often leads to irritation, discoloration and dryness.

Deodorants in Dove’s New Ultimate line are developed based on a tri-moisturizing system and contain ingredients that provide occlusive, humectant and nourishing effects on the skin. Here is how it works: Humectant draws water to the skin, occlusive keeps the water locked in and the nourishing moisturizer of natural sunflower oil softens and boosts the skin's natural moisture barrier. As a result skin is moisturized and conditioned, soothed and protected and is beautiful, soft and smooth.


Dove contacted me and asked if I would like to try out this new product. Of course, I would! I got so curious! So I’ve tested the Sheer Silk and Light Radiance deodorants. Here is my honest opinion. I usually avoid anti-perspirants with fragrance because my skin tends to get irritated and I just prefer to wear my favorite perfume alone :-). In case with Dove Ultimate Sheer Silk deodorant I had no problem with either irritation or fragrance which is so very subtle and tender… It just has this very very light pleasant floral smell of cleanliness! Light Radiance has a more pronounced fragrance with wooden and floral notes. As far as the texture goes, Dove Ultimate is a solid deodorant but when you apply it to the skin, it feels like a silky cream. The skin definitely feels softer and moisturized. And even though I can’t get into a habit of frequently replacing my razor for a sharper one I had no problem with irritation after shaving whatsoever…



And for the end of my review I saved a couple tips for an at-home spa treatment for your armpits!!! Dove came up with a special treatment and with a special name for a procedure to pamper underarm skin - PitiCure (analogical with pedicure!). First, exfoliate underarm skin with a washcloth, shave under the shower to soften the skin and make sure to use a shaving cream, pat dry and apply Dove Ultimate to soften and moisturize. I guess here is all you need to know to have smooth and soft underarms! :-)

Want to try Dove Ultimate Deodorant for yourself? Leave a comment and tell us what you think of the PitiCure and Dove Ultimate Deodorants. And d0n't forget to let me know your email. The winner will get Dove Ultimate Anti-Perspirant Deodorant in Light Radiance and one more chosen deodorant from the Ultimate line:

  • Ultimate Beauty Care (NEW Light Radiance, NEW Sheer Silk, Smooth Cashmere, Original Clean)
  • Ultimate Sensitive Care
  • Ultimate Visibly Smooth
  • Ultimate go fresh (NEW Revive – pomegranate and lemon verbena); Burst (nectarine and white ginger); Energize ( grapefruit and lemongrass); Cool Essentials ( cucumber and green tea)

  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The giveaway is for US residents only and is open till 20 June 2010!

    FTC Disclaimer: The author received a free product for this review.

    42 comments:

    Majo Lucil said...

    Dove is a tested brand even in different foreign country. The product is not only good for a daily activity sweating but the fact that it makes your underarms smooth and soft get a high ranking points.

    Anonymous said...

    Great product for the summer. That's when you really need your underarms smooth, fresh and silky! I'd love to try out this deodorant... Burst - sounds kind of yummi!
    email: wallace (.) alena (at) gmail (.) com

    Anonymous said...

    I love the visibly smooth! I think it's really made a difference.


    Christie
    ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

    coliebear said...

    I love that it has a moisturizer in it.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    dove is great and actually works mrs.mommyyatgmail

    Denise S. said...

    I've been wanting to try this and would love to see how well it works. The scents sound nice too.

    J. Cannon said...

    I love the Ultimate Sensitive Care! I need something sensitive and smooth!
    jackieque@comcast.net

    littlelatina said...

    Smoothest soap and the body wash is wonderful

    cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

    I really like all the Dove products.

    cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

    I like all the Dove products.

    Leen said...

    I love the piticure idea and I love dove deodorants, they're the only one my family uses!
    leenburke@yahoo.com

    Anonymous said...

    HORTON111@AOL.COM

    LOVE DOVE PRODUCTS

    Anonymous said...

    I prefer Dove products, very gentle on the skin, I also use Dove body wash, too!
    gcgranny72@hotmail.com

    Deborah said...

    I think the PitiCure idea is cute, but doesn't shaving exfoliate your skin? Dove knows a lot more about skin care than I ever will, so I'll give it a try. If there deodorant is as good as their soap, then it'll be the best ever.

    clynsg said...

    I haven't used Dove deodorant, since I have a sensitivity to most deodorants, so just stay away from them most of the time. (Lots of showers and put some on for a very short time when away from home) But my daughters could use these.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

    Look Young said...

    The moisturizer makes it the best on the market.

    Kimberly said...

    I know that the best way to get finer hair is to wax instead of shave, but I just can't do it! I think this is another good option.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    rah267 said...

    Dove works great and keeps my underarms smooth
    crazyred61@yahoo.com

    iplaytrack1224 said...

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

    marthajane said...

    I have found that the Dove Sensitive Care is the only deodorant I can use -- I have really sensitive skin and have tried all kinds, but the Dove is the one that works for me!

    Brenda said...

    I love Dove

    covertpeace(at)gmail(dot)com

    Karen said...

    I like the idea since it is a body area we often neglect

    susitravl said...

    I would love to try Dove deodorant. Most deodorants give me a rash.

    clim618 said...

    the piticure is something that ive been doing for ages, but its always good to be reminded about underarm health! wow, i would love to try this deordorant because i have really sensitive skin! :)

    Louis said...

    I am using dove products for quite some time and what I love about it, it's that I never had a skin irritation

    Cameron said...

    Dove is a great brand, always has been. So these deodorants can be nothing but awesome.

    Erica C. said...

    Dove is one of the only things that my skin isn't sensitive too. Their products are great.

    pat jasmin said...

    nice giveaway

    susan1215 said...

    I use a lot of Dove products!

    topolina said...

    I've tried a bunch of different deodorants, but like the Dove line the best!

    Meet the Browns said...

    My opinion of the Ultimate line will be high if these products are anything like what they usually deliver!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

    Tracysweetangl said...

    Dove is a great brand and keeps you from sweating on a hot summer day.

    SWEETANGL5632@AOL.COM

    Kellie Conklin said...

    I love that the deodorant comes in a variety of scents that are unique and different! I love their steps for the piticure and how the deodorant goes on so smoothly and nicely after shaving! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kconklin1028@gmail.com

    Breanne said...

    The product sounds great! It'll be interesting to see if there really is a difference from any other deodorant

    amyd said...

    really like dove&would like to try these!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    Jean said...

    I love dove products, it always makes my skin feel soft and smooth

    Charlene said...

    I like that it soothes shaving irritation.

    motherabagail531 at yahoo dot com

    ccboobooy(charity) said...

    I love that it offers wonderful protection. Thanks


    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

    dvice said...

    I think they'd be great for sensitive skin
    danvice [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Min K said...

    I've tried these - They go on smoothly without irritation and work.

    latishajean said...

    I love dove and it has moisturizer in this stuff works great.
    tishajean@charter.net

    brianna lim said...

    I love Dove Ultimate :) The scent is refreshing... It really works. :)

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