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Six incredible ingredients to boost your bath and shower

Knowing the ins and outs of your favourite bath and shower products is the secret to helping your skin shine. It’s not just which one smells the best or looks the prettiest: it’s whether they give you a beautiful glow, that soft feel or the moisturising boost you’re after. Some of the ingredients in the skin products we use have truly amazing properties, and that’s exactly why you can find them in Dove body wash, cleansers and Beauty Bars. So we thought it’s time we gave them the credit they’re due by explaining why they’re special.

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    Keeping things as mild as possible, Glycinate works just like soap – but it’s much more gentle to skin than typical cleansers used in body wash. This ingredient gives our cleansers their perfect creamy lather, and also helps skin retain its moisturising fats (lipids) better – so even the best soap for dry skin is no match for it. Made with Glycinate, our Deeply Nourishing Body Wash lathers up to help leave dry skin touchably soft

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    Stearic Acid.

    Stearic Acid is a lipid naturally found in the skin that helps keep moisture levels balanced, which is what keeps your skin smooth, hydrated and happy. Cleansing often ends up washing some of it away, so using a product that replenishes Stearic Acid – like Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar – will help to keep that balance just right during every bath and shower

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    Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil).

    We promise it’s for your beauty routine – not your next recipe. Soybean oil helps skin look healthy: it’s great for soothing dry, damaged skin and boosting your natural glow. Enriched with soybean oil, our Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash is one of our best moisturising body wash for dry skin formulas. It gently washes away dead skin to leave it feeling smoother and softer after just one wash. The perfect addition to your shower routine

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    Amino Acids.

    Here’s a phrase we like to hear: skin replenishing. Amino acids help to do exactly that, working with other ingredients in your favourite bath and shower products to restore skin with every wash. And with some even containing antioxidant benefits – helping to give your skin a youthful boost – amino acids are the perfect match for mature skin, too

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    Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate.


    No, we can’t pronounce it either. But the impossible name shouldn’t put you off. A lot nicer than it sounds, this gentle ingredient helps to clean your skin with minimal irritation. That’s why we’ve made it one of the key soap ingredients in Dove Micellar Water Bar, but unlike your typical soap, this nourishing cleanser won’t dry your sensitive skin out

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    Moisture is the secret to happy, healthy skin; so glycerin is a magic ingredient in skin care. A hydrating humectant, it attracts and binds water in while helping to keep your skin soft – two benefits, all in one multitasking ingredient. It’s so good that it’s not just found in glycerin soap, but in every Dove body wash and shower foam. Try our Purely Pampering Shea Butter with Warming Vanilla Body Wash and see if you can feel the difference to your skin