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No, All Beauty Bars are Not Created Equal (and other regrettable beauty decisions I’ve made)

Posted by Claire | Monday March 19, 201211 comments
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Most of us are creatures of habit when it comes to our basic personal care supplies.  We don’t think twice about grabbing the same toothpaste, paper towel, or bar soap off the store shelf every time – if it ain’t broke why fix it, right?  (Now makeup is a different story, but that’s not what we’re talking about today!)

Confession: that’s part of the reason I spent every summer of my teen years basting myself in baby oil to get that perfect deep orange tan going.  Everyone knew it worked wonders, so why question a good thing?  (Time for a quick PSA– tanning with baby oil is a stupid idea.  Moving on.)

Years later when I was all grown up and paying for things myself, I started trying different products While Under The Influence Of Christian Slater’s Hotness (that is, whichever brand he had posed with in the latest magazine ad).  Fess up! You know you’ve done that too, although maybe for David Beckham or Shemar Moore or someone more … not from the early 1990s.

I eventually settled on a certain bath bar for its great price and portability (no FAA regulations against bar soap in your carry-on luggage!  No messy spills in your suitcase! But I digress…).  I bought that same beauty bar for years until I received a sample of the classic Dove Beauty Bar from the Dove team to try last year.  Honestly, that bar went untouched for a looooong time because I was perfectly content using up the value pack of my usual brand first.

So finally we arrived at the day when I pulled out the Dove bar, and quite without any major expectations whatsoever started using it.  Girlfriends, this bar is different.  I’m willing to admit I was wrong, even if Brad Pitt (in his Legends of the Fall days) didn’t sell it to me himself. 

I could go on and on about how wonderful my skin feels, how surprising it was to feel pampered by a bar of soap, but you know what?  I know you won’t really believe it until you try it out yourself.  I’m going to challenge you to take a chance and try Dove next time instead of your usual brand!

Have you tried Dove Beauty Bar?  Are you still holding a torch for Christian Slater? (just think Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and then let’s talk)

Psst—stay tuned to ChickAdvisor for even more exciting news from Dove coming soon!
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11 Comments

on March 23, 2012  karac  3,149 said:

Great article! Dove has been and always will be my fav. beauty bar and I adore their body wash...all of them!!!

on March 22, 2012  Aliza  13,970 said:

So funny Claire! I haven't used the dove beauty bar in a while... I think I may have to take on your challenge.

on March 21, 2012  staceb  1,174 said:


Dove's beauty bar is great for really dry skin. Makes our skin really soft.

on March 20, 2012  frose  994 said:


Me too! We never used another soap other than dove and everyone loves it!

on March 20, 2012  Becky  13,068 said:

I've tried Clinique's face bar, and it was meh. I usually like Dove hair products, I'm going to have to give their beauty bar a try! You got me curious :)

on March 20, 2012  LadyChick234234  3,701 said:

This is the ONLY soap I've been using since I was a kid. I wouldn't use anything else on my face EVER.

on March 20, 2012  takoda  28,488 said:

OH my God Bren I use to do the same thing with my hair, but it never
turned orange. I was a blond as could be, my Uncle didn't even recognize
me when he saw me from across the street. He said he though my husband
had some Blondy at the house when I wasn't home.LOL I think we all did the baby
oil tan back then too, I know I did.

on March 19, 2012  Bren  24,470 said:

I love Dove products soap,shower gel and the deodorant.By the way I also used Baby oil for tanning lol and in the 80s all the rage was also that spray sun in that you would spray in your hair and sit in the sun,my friends and I would do that and all our hair would turn this horrible orange color lol.

on March 19, 2012  shuey  2,784 said:

I will take your challenge, and try it.

on March 19, 2012  MizzRobin  13,788 said:


Niiiice! I have recently tried the Dove Beauty Bar and I really like it. I have been impartial to the Oil of Olay Shea butter bar for a long time though. I am still undecided with which I like the best but they are both great products!

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