We all use some cosmetic products, some of us choose Dove. But the real Dove’s beauty products are filled with cancer causing chemicals.
The Dove campaign use real women and girls just like us. Dove ads feature real people talking about their insecurities about their looks and bring them to realize they are beautiful they way they are. It warms our hearts and makes us feel good about ourselves.
For the company that advertises “real beauty,” we’d expect them to use natural ingredients. Top Dove Products That Are Full of Harmful Ingredients
- Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo
Supposedly, this product contains the following perks:
- Help protect hair from daily wear and tear
- Make hair softer and 5X smoother than non-conditioning shampoo
- Leaves the hair feeling silky and manageable
- Progressively nourishes, keepinghair healthier in the long run
- Formulated with Pro-Moisture Complex
- Suitable for daily use
But what does it really contain?
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).
- Deep Moisture Body Wash
Number 1 Dermatologist recommended. Softer, smoother skin after just one shower
NutriumMoisture™ technology gives natural nutrients to the skin. Nourish deep into the surface layers of the skin. Help maintain your skin’s moisture barrier during cleanse. Mild, gentle formula that is kind to the skin. Suitable for daily use
The inside view of these ‘natural nutrients’:
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.
- Dove White Beauty Bar
Here is the original product that initiated this company. It hasn’t changed and the declaration is still the same:
- Dermatologist recommended
- Classic moisturizing formula
- Dove doesn’t dry skin like ordinary soap
- With ¼ moisturizing cream and mild cleansers, helps retainskin’s moisture
- Makes skin softer, smoother and more radiant than ordinary soap
- Suitable for daily use on hands, face, and body
The formula is the same as well, but the ingredients sound less charming:
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).
What do these words even mean?!
Here are ingredients rampant in Dove products and what they truly can do to your body.
Methylisothiazolinone – Studies have found this chemical to contribute to neurodegenerative disorders and seizures. They are looking to conduct further research on this toxin.
Fragrance/Parfum is a common skin irritant and the leading cause of dermatitis from cosmetic use. Studies suggest that this is rising skin sensitivities.
Tetrasodium Edta is made from formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Also, it is a penetration enhancer, meaning it dissolves the protective skin barrier, pathing the way for other toxins to sink into your tissue and perhaps even your bloodstream. Although the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel deemed this chemical “safe,” since it is not well-absorbed into the skin, they did suggest caution when mixing this preservative with other hazardous ingredients.
Sodium Tallowate – Sodium Tallowate, featured in the classic Dove Beauty bar, is derived from the fatty tissue of cattle. The FDA declared this additive to be safe, but according to them, GMOs are fine too.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate – About 16,000 studies testing the cumulative effect and long-term exposure of SLS linked it to:
- Irritation of the skin and eyes
- Organ toxicity
- Developmental/reproductive toxicity
- Neurotoxicity, ecotoxicology, endocrine disruption, and biochemical or cellular changes
- Possible mutations and cancer
It is better to use natural products for all beauty problems because nature can provide us many benefits. We hope you find this article helpful and you share it. Thank you!