Our favourite moisturising drugstore brand, Dove, recently launched a small line of new face washes. One was moisturising for normal to dry skin, one was citrusy for normal to oily skin, and one was labeled ‘Deep Pure’, for all skin types.
In a nutshell: this is a good scrub that ain’t a scrub.
Confused? Read on.
This is how the Dove folks explain this product’s scrub properties:
There you have it, ladies. It’s a scrub, but the scrub particles are so minuscule that you can’t even feel them when you’re using the product. Nifty idea, but does it deliver?
Formula: Thick, very consistent, and dense as anything. I need so little of this product with each use that I reckon I’ll be stuck with this tube for many, many months to come. Just for your reference, the amount shown in the photo below is about triple what I would use on my face.
Scent: Like all Dove products, Deep Pure smells powdery-floral. It’s not at all jarring, though – I think the trademark Dove scent was toned down a little bit for this product. The packaging indicates that it was intended for a Japanese market, and I’m guessing that has something to do with it. I’m quite a big fan of this tempered scent 🙂
Texture: As it does not contain our foamy friend Sodium Laureth Sulfate and/or its many variations, this face wash does not froth and bubble – instead, it becomes a silky, creamy, dense lather that spreads easily across skin and is quite a pleasure to use. I’m a fan.
Performance: Interestingly enough, after a round of Deep Pure, my skin always feels deep cleansed and squeaky clean, but without that all-too-familiar dry and taut sensation. Thank you Dove and your one-quarter moisturising cream formula. Admittedly, I haven’t seen any dramatic changes in my skin texture since using this scrub (it’s been about a month or so), but I notice that serums and moisturisers absorb into my skin more quickly and effectively if applied right after a nice round of scrubbing with Deep Pure. Bingo. It also gets rid of traces of makeup very effectively, just in case you didn’t get all of it off with makeup remover the first time around 🙂
Pour conclure, good deal, Dove! Am happy with this purchase – it performs well, helps other products work better, and it barely set me back anything. Dove Deep Pure is priced at a very reasonable SGD 5.95 for a 110ml tube, which lasts absolutely ages because you only need a pea-sized amount each time. I bought my tube at my local supermarket, but it’s also available on the shelves of your nearby Guardian or Watson’s.