Product Review: Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash Range

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever and has been around for over 6 decades.

I grew up with my mum using Dove. It’s a classic.

Dove has had its fair share of controversy, as a matter of fact, I stopped using Dove products a few years ago, 2017 because of its racially insensitive ads.  But, as a believer in second chances, I have decided to give the brand another chance, let love in, I mean, Dove. Let Dove in.

Dove’s recent campaign on #RealBeauty was intended to break the negative chain of misrepresentation of women in the media. This initiative, coupled with my resolve for a second chance got me to see Dove in a more forgiving light.

In the spirit of second chances, I signed up with Rubybox to test and review the Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash range, here are some of my thoughts, but first…

What you need to know about Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash

The unique NutriumMoisture technology is said to give you softer, smoother skin just after one shower.

Dove’s 1/4 moisturising cream together with warm, feminine scents create a Purely Pampering range with Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla and Coconut Milk & Jasmine Petals.

Both are creamy, nourishing and rich, with a fragrance designed to take you to a place of deep relaxation, and create a beauty ritual that leaves you feeling truly pampered.


 Let’s get to the nitty gritty, shall we?
Here are my thoughts:

I’ve always preferred body washes/shower gels to bar soaps. I love the smell of a fragranced body wash, and I enjoy the moisturising and soothing effects you get from body washes.

The Dove Purely Pampering Body Wash range consists of:


    1. The Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla (R39.99 at Clicks)

2. Coconut Milk & Jasmine Petals (R39.99 at Clicks)

Both of these washes come in a 250ml bottle.  They are cream in colour and have a medium cream-like consistency.

A dime-sized amount of the wash is all you need to wash the entire length of your body.

The Shea Butter & Warm Vanilla body wash smells divine. You can smell the sweet smell of vanilla with each wash.

The Coconut Milk and Jasmine Petals smells just as divine. Just imagine the smell of coconut and jasmine… it takes you to a tropical paradise, doesn’t it?

It was difficult to pick a favourite of the two but I definitely love the scent of the shea butter and warm vanilla better.

Here are some PROS
  • Warm, luxurious and feminine scents
  • Creamy texture that lathers well
  • Size and package makes it easy to travel with
  • The fragrance lingers on the skin after a shower
  • Allergy-free
  • Affordable
  • Leaves skin feeling soft

There is no con that I can think of except that I would like it in a bigger bottle and maybe they can come up with different scents.


Would I recommend this range? Absolutely! I love everything about it.

Clicks is currently running a promotion: Buy any 3 selected Dove Body Washes and get the cheapest free. Available in selected stores only. Valid until 13 May 2019.

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