I want to thank the good people at Dove for sending me a few of their latest Dove® Men + Care® products to test out.
Full disclosure: Along with writing for/owning this site, I have an actual job in the corporate world that unfortunately requires me to, you know, take showers and make sure that I don’t smell like 4 day old garbage. I long for the day when I can just sit on the couch and crank out articles with little regard for hygiene or physical appearance… Until then, I’ll keep clean-ish. With that in mind, I was more than happy to give the new Dove® Men + Care® products a try.
Here are my thoughts:
The first product that I tried (and am still using) was the Clean Defense Body & Face Wash
Solid packaging and design, although as Tommy Callahan expertly noted, a box doesn’t mean as much as the product in it, so we move on to the actual trial. Smells good, not too girly, but a pleasing neutral scent that I actually enjoy quite a bit. I’ve used this product for about a week. Enough to get a decent read on it. I can definitely say that it does what it advertises. You can feel the Micromoisture working to clean and moisturize when it hits your skin. Another great feature is that it’s body wash, but gentle enough to use on your face; a great all-in-one in that regard. A lot of body washes are nearly toxic to the face on your skin, but guys don’t generally want to spend a whole lot of time in the shower, so they do it anyway. This product solves that problem. Another plus is that it rinses off very easily and leaves you feeling crisp and clean. The real test is after you towel off. At this stage of the game a lot of soaps perform a lot more like Hasheem Thabeet as opposed to the Big Aristotle, Shaquille O’Neal… meaning many soaps immediately dry out your skin and force you to either lotion up or suffer through the pain. Dove® Men + Care® Clean Defense on the other hand leaves your skin feeling moisturized, healthy, and balanced. Dove sent me a few other things including a “Dual Sided Shower Tool” which is like a loofah on steroids… one part loofah, one part scrubber, one part possible life-saving projectile in case of a break-in during your shower. Truthfully I haven’t manned up and used it as of yet, but it will probably be something that I try when I’m feeling emotional as I watch “One Shining Moment” on Monday night. If it’s anything like Clean Defense, it will become a staple in my arsenal. If you are looking to switch up your cleansing products, definitely give Dove® Men + Care® a solid look. I don’t think you will be disappointed in the least.
Speaking of Shaq, don’t just take my word for the quality of these products and the importance of feeling comfortable in your own skin, take his (and his mom’s):
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Dove provided a product for this Review & Giveaway