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Dove Beauty bar vs bar soap: 6 things you need to know

Beauty bar vs bar soap: 6 things you need to know

What’s shaped like a bar soap, cleanses like a bar soap but cares like a moisturizer? Our world-famous beauty bar. But what is a beauty bar? It’s truly unique – here’s everything you need to know.

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    What is a beauty bar?

    Our Original Beauty Bar may look like a bar soap but appearances can be deceiving. Let’s go right back to the origins of the Dove Beauty Bar. When it launched in 1957, our one-of-a-kind formula was the first to effectively wash away dirt and germs like a soap and lock in moisture like a lotion. How? It replenishes nutrients that can be lost through cleansing, giving you softer, more radiant-looking skin.

  • Dove Beauty bar vs bar soap: 6 things you need to know
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    Is a beauty bar, soap?

    The short answer is no. Both are just as effective at washing away dirt and germs, but soap can be harsh and strip away your skin’s natural oils. Since our beauty bar is gentle, it doesn’t over-cleanse, and it also contains ingredients that help maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Beauty bar vs bar soap? For us, there’s no competition – we’re Team Beauty Bar all the way.

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    What is the difference between Dove beauty bar and soap?

    There are a few differences, but one of the most important is pH. Ordinary bar soap has a relatively high pH which can dry and strip your skin. Dove, however, has a neutral pH that’s balanced with your skin to avoid any damage. It actively cares for your skin, adding skin-natural nutrients to keep it feeling its healthy best.

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    Can you use Dove beauty bar on your body and face?

    Our mild beauty bar is a handy head-to-toe multi-tasker, so yes, you can use Dove beauty bar on your body and face. It also works wonders at cleaning and moisturizing your hands – so we recommend keeping a bar by the sink.

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    Do dermatologists recommend Dove beauty bar?

    Absolutely. Super gentle and moisturizing, we’re so proud our beauty bar is #1 dermatologist recommended. Its neutral pH and mild, caring approach to cleansing (it contains sulfate free cleansers) have made it a firm favorite with skin experts and skincare lovers everywhere. Our beauty bar’s versatility and signature creaminess have earned it cult classic status.

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    Which beauty bar is the best?

    There are lots of cleansing bars out there, but only one sets the bar high with ¼ moisturizing cream – ours. Mild, nourishing and pampering, there’s a reason why our iconic beauty bar has been passed down through generations. From our softening Shea Butter Bar to our creamy Restoring Bar, there are lots of scents and formulas in the range to choose from – find out which beauty bar is the best for you.

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