In today’s modern times, we are constantly struggling to reach the high standards which fashion and modern advertising impose to as perfection. Every single person started hating every single blemish or wrinkle on their faces, they began photoshopping their bodies, hate their frizzy, curly, thin hair and so on.
On the other hand, the famous Dove had one different campaign, in which there were included real women, with their real ones bodies. They talk about their insecurities about how they look, and also about the way they accepted their natural beauty.
Because of this, we would rather buy some products which will say that we are already beautiful than some cosmetics which say that we must use them in order to become pretty. Yet, we also expect that the first ones are filled with natural ingredients, but instead of that, they are loaded with toxic components.
The brand Dove exists since 1957 when the Lever Brothers produced an original ‘beauty bar.’ According to the claims of their advertisement, their products were “much better for your skin” than some other soaps and also that it contained “one-quarter cleansing cream”.
Since then, the logo featured the bird silhouette which we see today as well. Yet, the models then were typical for that period, girly with red lips. Their ads begin featuring real women in the late 60s, who testified in front of a supposedly hidden camera about the moisturizing effects of the soap.
After two decades, the company started promoting some inner beauty, and the ad focused only on one woman, “Jean Shy”, who reflected on a compliment given to her about her skin look after the use of Dove.
In the 1991, the “Litmus tests’ started and the soap was then advertised as low alkaline. “Dove is mildest. Bar none.” After that, the company started with the production of body lotions, shampoo, cleansers, deodorants, hand and face care as well.
In the 2004, they have launched the official campaign for real beauty. The following year, the Dove Self-Esteem Fund was founded to fight eating disorders, and some videos were also released which showed the unrealistic portrayal of beauty from the media, as well as the pressure from the press that makes every girl insecure and unconfident.
Nowadays, Dove is the leading cleansing brand in the whole world, with sales over $2.5 billion U.S. a year, in over 80 countries.
But, there were also some toxic ingredients found in their products by the researchers.
Deep moisture body wash
The company claims that this product is:
– It is recommended by dermatologists;
– It is excellent product for everyday use;
– It nourishes deep into the surface layers of the skin;
– NutriumMoisture™ technology provides natural nutrients to the skin;
– Mild, gentle formula that soothes the skin;
– Softer, smoother skin after just one shower;
– Maintains the moisture of the skin during cleanse.
But, here is the list with the “natural ingredients in it:
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauryl Glycinate, Sodium LauroylIsethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Or Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Perfume), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dmdm Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Bht, Tetrasodium Edta, Methylisothiazolinone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Dove daily moisture shampoo
Supposedly, this kind of product provides the below mentioned benefits:
– It is suitable product for everyday use;
– Formulated with Pro-Moisture Complex;
– Makes the hair silky and manageable;
– Nourishes the hair and makes it healthier;
– Protects it from daily wear and tear;
– Makes the hair softer and 5X smoother than non-conditioning shampoo.
Yet, these are the ingredients of the 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).
Dove white beauty bar
This one is the original Dove product which has not been changed for years, and the company also claims that it is:
– Dermatologically tested and recommended;
– It is excellent product for everyday use on the body, face and hands;
– It does not make the skin dry;
– Contains ¼ moisturizing cream and mild cleansers which moisten the skin;
– Classic moisturizing formula;
– Makes the skin softer, smoother and radiant.
Yet, here is the list of the ingredients it contains:
Sodium LauroylIsethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, CocamidopropylBetaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, TetrasodiumEtidronate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
In order to clarify the effects of these products, here we will provide you one more detailed explanation of the ingredients they contain:
Fragrance/Perfume – has been scientifically confirmed to raise the risk of skin sensitivities, because it irritates the skin and it is the main causer of dermatitis from cosmetic use.
Methylisothiazolinone– this one is a chemical which has been found to lead to neurodegenerative disorders, as well as seizures.
Sodium Tallowate – this one is derived from the fatty tissue of cattle, so it is not recommended for vegans.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate – there were more than 16,000 studies which have evaluated the cumulative effect and long – term exposure of SLS and they have discovered that it is related with:
– Development/reproductive toxicity;
– Irritation of the skin and eyes;
– Possible mutations and cancer;
– Organ toxicity.
Neurotoxicity – this one is an endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology and biochemical or cellular changes.
Tetrasodium Edta – this one is a product which is derived from formaldehyde, which is a well-known carcinogen. It is a penetration enhancer, so it dissolves the protective skin barrier, by opening the way for some other toxins, in order to enter the tissue and the bloodstream.