It’s easy to love Dove, especially after their ad campaigns based on the idea of real women, rather than models, but unfortunately, it’s even easier to hate their ingredients – many of which are toxic, or even carcinogenic!
As a result of such successful marketing campaigns, Dove is the world’s number one soap and beauty brand, with sales topping $2.5 billion each year.
Unfortunately, some of their best-selling products are full of awful ingredients:
Item #1: Daily Moisture Shampoo
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Edta, Amodimethicone, Dmdm Hydantoin, Peg-45M, Tea-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Cocamide Mea, Lysine Hcl, Arginine, Peg-9M, Cetrimonium Chloride, Ppg-9, Propylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 33 (Ci 17200).
Item #2: Deep Moisture Body Wash
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Or Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dmdm Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Bht, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Item #3: White Beauty Bar
Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Note how few of thsoe ingredients are pronounceable – that’s never a good sign.
In particular, check out these nasty ingredients from the lists above:
- Sodium Tallowate
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Tetrasodium Edta
Even just the simplest bit of reading via the links above will reveal some pretty nasty stuff – that’s not what you want to put on your body, is it?
Check out these simple DIY recipes from the Hearty Soul, all of which you will love more that Dove.
- Shampoo for dandruff
- Hand soap
- Body soap
- Anti-aging cream
- Hand lotion
Or check out this video:
Beauty shouldn’t mean chemicals; with the recipes above, it doesn’t have to.