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Dove Body Wash
Review: Rating 0.8/10


Rated a Highly Toxic Skin Care Product in
the Body Wash Category in the
Natural Skin Care Product Review


Cancer Proven
Cancer
Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful
Toxins
Animal Tested
Fragrance/
Allergen
Propylene Glycol
EXT DC
Violet 2

Misleading
Advertising



Introduction

Dove Body Wash is a highly toxic skin care product. This product's official name is Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser. The parent company Unilever had sales of 49.9 billion dollars in 2004. In the interests of disclosure this corporate behemoth was recently involved in a mercury scandal.

Positives?

There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Dove Body Wash does not meet any natural ingredient parameter. In fact, if you were to inject this chemical cocktail into someone's bloodstream you would be locked up. I do not say this lightly, as there are penetration agents -
PROPYLENE GLYCOL - in this product that enables it to pass into your bloodstream unhindered.


Tested on Animals?

It is not certified organic and it uses synthetic chemicals that have been tested on animals. Unilever outsource's animal testers so as not to get their hands dirty. The fact that it is not certified organic - obviously - means that there is a possibility the product contains G.M.O - genetically modified organisms - and pesticides.


Negatives


The Dove Body Wash is a chemical soup with many of the ingredients never even tested for safety according to the C.I.R. - Cosmetic Ingredient Review. The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals.


Cancer Causing Agents

The only area that Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. This product contains a human carcinogen -
TRIETHANOLAMINE. This chemical is a direct cancer causing agent.

Cancer Linkage

This product contains four very toxic ingredients -
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE - that have been linked to breast cancer and other health concerns.


Reproductive Toxicity

This product contains one ingredient - ETIDRONIC ACID - linked to reduced fertility and a reduced chance for a full term healthy pregnancy.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers:
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENT, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, DISODIUM PEG-12 DIMETHICONE SULFOSUCCINATE, SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENT.


Recommendation

My advice is this, DO NOT use
Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe Unilever in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk.

The Unilever corporation reported an operating profit of 4.2 billion dollars in 2004 and they will not suffer if you don't buy this or any of their products again. However, if you use or continue to use this product you may suffer a myriad of health effects in the long term.


Certified Organic Alternative

There are legitimate alternatives to toxic products like these. You can make your own moisturizer products using natural ingredients.

Or, if you are someone who likes the peace of mind that your natural skin care products are certified organic I would refer you to the top rating natural body wash.


Voice Your Opinion!

If you have an opinion or experience with Dove Body Wash please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in the NSA Insider Forum.


In Detail

Natural Ingredient Rating: (+) 0.0
Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Caress and the parent company Unilever are not certified organic by any third party body.0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No, Dove Body Wash does not contain all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. This product contains synthetic chemicals. I have cross referenced the ingredient list with the Hazard MSDS database. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative. Some of these chemicals have been tested on animals. This is required by the C.I.R to have certified chemicals.0.0
No Pesticides
Cannot be confirmed as Dove Body Wash is not certified organic.0.0
No G.M.O
Cannot be confirmed as Dove skin care products are not certified organic.0.0
Cold Formulated
No. Since synthetic chemicals are used they need to be heated in the production process.0.0
Charitable Company
No charitable cause information found on the Unilever website.0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 4.2
Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, TRIETHANOLAMINE. 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, Dove Body Wash contains TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE.0.7
Reproductive Toxins
Yes, ETIDRONIC ACID. 0.7
Safety Violation
No.0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes Dove Body Wash contains these ingredients - SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL. These may increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern.0.4
Untested Chemicals
Yes, 9 ingredients - have not been assessed for safety in cosmetics.
DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS (TEA PLANT) LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES/ MAGNESIUM FERMENT, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, DISODIUM PEG-12 DIMETHICONE SULFOSUCCINATE, SACCHAROMYCES/ ZINC FERMENT.
0.3
Harmful Toxins
Yes, Dove Body Wash contains TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE.0.5
Animal Tested
Yes, the chemicals in Dove Body Wash that have been assessed for safety are animal tested. This is a requirement of the C.I.R.0.3
Fragrance/
Allergen
Yes.0.2
Propylene Glycol
Yes.0.2
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Violet 2
No.0.0
Misleading Advertising
No.0.0
Total Score 4.2

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Directions For Use:
Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser
Score
Shake before use. Massage onto damp skin.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
4.2 -
0.8

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Dove Essential Nutrients Creamy Foaming Cleanser
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Stearic Acid, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Montmorillonite, SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, TRIETHANOLAMINE, Disodium Peg-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate, FRAGRANCE, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Carbomer, DISODIUM EDTA, Panthenol, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), PARABENS (Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben), Camellia Sinense Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment

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