Want to find out what it is like where I live? Here we go.....
Imagine yourself in the suburbs of Washington, DC. It is cool, around 40 F / 7 C degrees. The air is dry, unusually so for this mildly humid climate. The dryness lingers all Winter long. It mocks you by cracking your lips, and making your skin feel tight and itchy. The soles of your feet become hard and cracked from the moisture wicking socks in your boots. There are strange creatures zipping along in SUVs of all colors, wearing Yoga Pants and sporting high end hand bags and jewelery. They do a sort of dance around a parking lot of Target in their SUVs. Each one vying for the closest spot to the store and hoping to score the enviable "Expectant Mother/Mother with Small Children" designated parking space. As they enter the store, their $400 haircut and highlights are in stark contrast to the fluorescent overhead lights of the local Target. These creatures roam the store in packs. Their Nike cross trainers barely making a sound as they stalk their prey of diapers, inexpensive rompers for their offspring and huge boxes of detergent. You enter the store and avoid eye contact with the gang of yoga pant clad moms with their off road strollers and their perfectly appointed bundles of joy sitting snug in their rolling thrones. That's when you calmly and quickly may your way to the personal care aisles and seek out a sign from above that says "Body Wash/Soap". You dodge one of the more aggressive of the pack of Lululemon devotees and find yourself in an aisle where every body wash is competing for your attention. That's when you reach for your savior. As if in slow motion, the pack freezes like deer in headlights and watches as your smooth creamy skinned hand reaches out from under your no name wool coat and clutches the one thing that can make even snooty, perfectly highlighted haired yoga pants wearing mommies squeal with delight. You reach for Dove Winter Care Body Wash!
It is then, when you are descended upon by the pack. They are asking questions about your selection. As if it was a reflex, you answer each and every question.
"What is that?"
"Is it new?"
Well, not really. It's limited edition. It can be found on shelves every Winter. Usually, January through March.
"Is your skin dry?"
Is my skin dry? Does a bear sh....err..Um. Well let's just say that dry doesn't even begin to cover it. It's parched, thirsty for moisture, dare I say dehydrated? Yes. I do so dare! The skin on my body (unlike my oily face) craves moisture most of the year, but in the Winter, it's much more ravenous for moisture. As soon as I step out of the shower I can feel my skin begin to get tight and flaky. From the soles of my feet to the tip of my fingers my skin is screaming for moisture. I used to sate my skin by applying gallons and gallons of lotions and creams all over my body. While I may have finally found some lotion and cream brands that work for me, they aren't the most inexpensive brands. In fact, they are down right expensive. I hate having to use more lotion in the winter because my skin drinks up the lotions and creams like a thirsty camel.
"Does it work?"
Absolutely. In fact, with repeated use, I found that I needed less of my expensive body lotions and creams because Dove Winter Care body wash helped replenish essential nutrients and nourished my skin deep down.
"What is it like?"
Dove Winter Care body wash looks and feels like lotion, when compared to other body washes. However, unlike most body washes, Dove Winter Care body wash has an amazing lather. A little goes a long way, but why use just a little when you can cover your body from the soles of your feet to the top of your neck in rich, cushiony, creamy bubbles? You no longer have to compromise rich lather or moisturized skin. You get both!
"Is it better than the original Dove Body Wash?
It's formulated differently. In addition to Dove's NutriumMoisture technology, the Dove Winter Care body wash adds in Glycinate, an ingredient primarily used in high-end facial products. Combine that with the brand’s NutriumMoisture technology and you get Dove's mildest yest most moisturizing formula ever!
"How does it compare with other body washes?"
Well actually it puts other body washes to shame. Check out this video from Dove showing how it compares.
*whips out phone while inquisitive cross training adorned women watch in awe*
"How did you hear about this body wash?"
Well actually It was sent to me for review, but I liked it so much I picked up an extra one for myself. You see my husband is super weird about body washes. He is always saying that certain soaps leave this strange film on his skin. But when he used the Dove Winter Care body wash, he said he didn't notice any film left over and the scent, while flowery, isn't overpowering. Plus he has stopped sneaking as much of my expensive hand cream.
It is then that you realize these comfy pant wearing super moms know you exist and have command of language to communicate with others not of their kind. All of a sudden the expressions on their faces, which you once thought were snarls and darting eyes, are merely smiles and eager looks to make a connection with an adult that doesn't talk about diapers or PBS Kids shows. They seem tame, almost "friendly". It is then that you begin to realize that these cotton/spandex clad people are not some strange new species, but simply women that want soft, moisturized skin, just like you.
You can find Dove Winter Care Body Wash in most stores like Target, CVS, Walgreens, Drugstore.com, Soap.com and Wal-Mart. It retails for around $6 USD for a hefty 24 oz bottle. But unlike the regular Dove body wash, the Dove Winter Care will only be on shelves until March, so you might want to get your own bottle sooner than later. And be nice to the yoga pant moms, they are people too!