I have a well documented love for Dove anti-perspirants as I really do think they’re the best around and I can’t actually remember the last time I used something else. The main reason I reach for Dove more than anything else is because I love that the formulations are so gentle and caring, thanks to the fact that they famously use 1/4 moisturising cream to give your underarms the hydration it so desperately needs, yet often doesn’t get. If you think about it, we put the delicate, underarm skin under some serious stress in much the same way we do our legs, via various hair removal procedures, but most of us don’t follow-up with any aftercare. Thankfully, Dove has come to the rescue, having reformulated their anti-perspirants so they’re even more caring for skin, as they believe that the underarms should receive the same care that every other part of our body does.
The new Dove anti-perspirant formula now contains the same ingredients you would find in luxury skincare, so they really are like skincare for your underarms. The 1/4 moisturising cream provides intense hydration so you’re much less likely to suffer dryness or irritation since the skin is being cared for by a cocktail of moisturising ingredients found in this budget-friendly essential. I’m a huge fan of the original Dove scent – you know the one from the Dove soap bar? – which to me goes hand-in-hand with the scent of freshness as it’s such a clean and bright smell. However, Dove have got a fantastic selection of fragrances featuring the new formulation, so if you fancy something a bit different, your tastes can be catered for. All of the fragrance options mentioned below now contain the new formulation, so you don’t have to compromise on care.
I know that everyone has a preference when it comes to how they apply their anti-perspirants too; I’m personally a spray girl – I remember growing up with those adverts where you’d see a glamorous woman wafting her anti-perspirant spray over her underarms and the desire to be like that has stayed with me! However, the new formulation is also available in the stick and roll-on anti-perspirant too, so they have literally covered everyone so we can all benefit from the improved ingredients. The new formulation is available in Dove Original (my personal favourite – can’t be that beautifully clean scent), Dove Go Fresh Pear and Aloe, Dove go Fresh Grapefruit and Lemongrass, Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena, Dove Soft Feel (another favourite – just finishing up a bottle of this one at the mo), Dove Go Fresh Cucumber and Green Tea and finally Dove Sensitive. Dove anti-perspirants really are a fantastic collection that are kind to skin and budget-friendly, so if you haven’t already tried one or it’s been a while since you checked out the range, now is the time to remedy that! Find your new favourite here – link.