Dove is one of those brands I’ve known about all my life, used a couple of times, but never considered to be a special or impressive brand. It’s like Nivea, it’s pretty basic. But the fact that I consider it to be a basic brand definitely does not mean they only create basic products. Today I’m going to review one of the best products I’ve tried in a long time, the Dove Derma Spa Youthful Vitality Body Lotion. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
Let’s start off with packaging. I feel like the packaging of all Dove Derma Spa products is just amazing. The products look way more fancy and pretty than the average Dove product does and it really has that spa feeling to it. The tube is made out of a rubbery feeling material and overall they kept the packaging very clean and minimalistic. I’m not a minimalist at all, but I do like the way this looks.
The Dove Derma Spa range consists of a couple of sub-ranges. One of those sub-ranges is the Youthful Vitality range. This range is made for people who want to bring back the elasticity to their skin and make it look more youthful. It’s not like I feel like I specifically need that, but this one smells really good and a bit more youthfulness never hurts, right?
The Dove Derma Spa Youthful Vitality body lotion doesn’t really say much about the scent on the packaging, which is a pretty unusual thing. But luckily for you I have a nose and therefore I can tell you what this smells like.
I have to say it’s pretty different from pretty much every product I have smelled before. It’s not a fruity scent, it’s not florally, it’s not nutty and it’s not spicy. It actually really smells like something spa related. It’s a rich and luxurious scent. It’s a tad bit sweet, but also a bit pearly and satiny. It’s a scent that makes you feel like a million bucks. I really love it!
This Dove Derma Spa body lotion claims a few things. It says that it’s hydrating, recovering and it’s supposed to make your skin appear more youthful. You might have already figured it out yourself, but according to Dove this is a product for more mature skin.
I’m only 18 so my skin isn’t that mature and therefore I can’t tell you anything about the youthful part of the claim, but I can talk to you about the other parts. Let’s start off with the recovering part. It’s a bit unclear to me what they mean by that. It’s kind of vague, but that’s probably why they chose that specific word. For me recovering means that it will recover the dryness on your skin. I can’t think of anything else that has to be recovered on my skin, but that’s not the point.
This body lotion is indeed recovering. I have been struggling with pretty dry skin on my legs lately, and ever since I started using this I haven’t had any problems with that anymore. It really get’s rid of those dry patches and it makes my entire body feel hydrated again.
But the thing that makes me so obsessed with this body lotion, surprisingly enough, isn’t the fact that it’s super hydrating and that it gets rid of my dryness problem. Nope. It’s because of the texture. This body has a very unique texture. It feels very light weight and fluffy. It’s not super thick but it’s definitely not fluidy or runny at all. When you apply it, it feels like you’re putting silk on your legs and arms and best of all you only need a tiny bit of it to cover your entire body.
Overall I’m a big fan of the Dove Derma Spa body lotion. The scent is really nice and luxurious and the texture is exactly that too. It’s silky, soft and you only need the tiniest bit of it. This body lotion is perfect to use all year round and almost instantly removes dryness on the body. I’m really, really obsessed with it and I’ll definitely try out some of the other scents!
The Dove Derma Spa Youthful Vitality Body Lotion is available at the drugstore for €7,35.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post and let me know which body lotion is your current favourite!