Body lotions are meant to rehydrate and moisturize your skin while making it soft and supple. I went to the mall recently to get a body lotion amongst other things. Honestly, I had no body lotion in mind. On getting to the body-care section, my eye caught the dove nourishing secrets invigorating ritual body lotion and I took it because of the great experience I had with the dove shea butter beauty bar soap (review might come soon – but you should know it will have a great experience as it made me to buy the body lotion).
I made more findings on the body lotion because that was the first time I had seen that particular brand of lotion in the mall and I got to know that it had been around for a while (around 2018) and that the Nourishing Secrets range had three different variants – Glowing Rituals, Restoring Ritual and Invigorating Ritual of which we had the body washes and lotions of the variants.
Today, I will be sharing a review of this body lotion as I have used it for about 6 weeks now. First of, what are the benefits of avocado oil and calendula extract? Avocado oil calms itchy skin, heals chapped skin, replenishes dry skin, hydrates and moisturizes the skin, shields the skin from ultraviolet radiation and protects against skin damage. Calendula extract is an antioxidant (antioxidants protect your skin from free radicals and help reduce pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles) with anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm redness and inflammation and ease skin discomfort. All these are packed into the dove nourishing secrets invigorating ritual body lotion with avocado oil and calendula extract.
I found out that the body lotion is available in two sizes – 250ml and 400ml, so I bought the 400ml bottle that comes in a white plastic body with the flip open cap. It does not come with a pump and you need to squeeze the bottle to get the cream out of it (that was a drawback for me). The brand has provided the full ingredient list and the claims on the body of the bottle.
- Fast absorbing formula
- Supple skin
- Infused with Avocado oil and calendula extract
- Softens the skin
Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Methylparaben, Parfum, Persea Gratissima Oil, Petrolatum, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Stearamide AMP, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891.
The Dove Nourishing Secrets Invigorating Ritual Body Lotion is a very silky body lotion that comes in a milky white colour and thick consistency. It spreads nicely and gets absorbed into the body completely as it does not leave a greasy cast on the body like some lotions. The lotion instantly rehydrates the skin and keeps it moisturized, supple, soft and nourished throughout the day. It has a sweet smelling floral scent which is very mild as it is not overpowering at all.
During the usage, I noticed an overall brightened complexion, spots on my body were fading gradually and I no longer experienced dryness on my feet. Also, it did not cause body acne.
- Non sticky formula that spreads nicely into the skin
- Not heavy on the skin even during the humid weather (provided you don’t use too much as a little with a wet skin goes a long way)
- Instantly rehydrates and moisturizes the skin
- Mild floral scent
- Did not induce body acne
- Had a general brightened complexion
- Very affordable
- I would have prefered it to have come in a pump other than pressing the sides of the bottle as one wouldn’t get all the cream out.
- Asides the above, none for me. 🙂
It retails for about #3,000 for the 400ml bottle.