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Dove Face Care
Skin Moisturizer
Review: Rating 1.5/10

Rated As a Highly Toxic Skin Care Product in
the Skin Moisturizer Category in the 2006
Natural Skin Care Product Review

Cancer Proven
Cancer Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful Toxins
Animal Tested
Parabens
SLS
Phthalates
Misleading

Introduction

Dove Face Care skin moisturizer is the worst skin care product in the skin moisturizer category. This product's official name is Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream. The parent company Unilever had sales of 49.9 billion dollars in 2004. This corporate behemoth was recently involved in a mercury scandal.


Positives


There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label.

Negatives

The Dove Face Care skin moisturizer is a toxic chemical cocktail 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.

The Dove Face Care skin moisturizer does not meet any natural ingredient parameter. It is not certified organic and synthetic chemicals are used liberally throughout the Dove brand. 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.


Cancer Causing Agents


The only area that Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. The Dove Face Care skin moisturizer contains carcinogens - Butylated hydroxyTOLUENE, Cholesterol and TRIETHANOLAMINE. These chemicals are direct cancer causing agents.


Cancer Linkage


Dove Face Care skin moisturizer also contains 5 ingredients - ceteareth-20, PEG-4 laurate, SODIUM PCA, tocopheryl acetate and TRIETHANOLAMINE - that have been linked to cancer and other health concerns.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are 3 penetration enhancers - bisabolol, ceteareth-20, disodium EDTA. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Dove Face Care skin moisturizer contains 20 unassessed chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are Titanium dioxide, GLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, Carbomer, Allantoin, Corn Oil, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), C12-15 Alkyl Octanoate, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide 3, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea), Ceramide 1, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Saccharomyces/ Magnesium Ferment, Phytosphingosine, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil or Glycine Soja Oil (Sunflower or Soybean), Ceramide 6-11.


Fragrance


Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - the vaguely termed - FRAGRANCE. This is an allergen and can cause allergic reactions to some people.


Parabens


Dove Face Care skin moisturizer also contains methylparaben and propylparaben, chemicals that have been recently linked to breast cancer in women. This study was reported by the BBC Sunday 11 January 2004. To top it all off there is sodium lactate, a chemical which may increase sensitivity to sunlight.



Recommendation



My advice is this, DO NOT go anywhere near Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream. 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.

Alternatives


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 Miessence skin moisturizer.

If you have an opinion or experience with Dove Face Care skin moisturizer please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in a user section on this page.


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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Rating: (+) 0.0
for Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream
rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Dove Face Care skin moisturizer and the parent company Unilever are not certified organic by any third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No, this product does not contain any natural ingredients. See ingredient box below. 0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. This product is full of synthetic chemicals. I have cross referenced the ingredient list with the Hazard MSDS database. See ingredient box below.0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative. At least half of these chemicals have been tested on animals. This is required by the C.I.R0.0
No Pesticides
Cannot be confirmed as Dove Face Care skin moisturizer is not certified organic.0.0
No G.M.O
Cannot be confirmed as Dove Face Care 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: (-) 3.5
for Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream
rated in the Natural Skin Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, Dove Face Care skin moisturizer contains human carcinogens Butylated hydroxyTOLUENE, Cholesterol and Triethanolamine 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
Yes, it contains ceteareth-20, PEG-4 laurate, sodium PCA, tocopheryl acetate, Triethanolamine. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
None0.0
Safety Violation
None.0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes Dove Face Care skin moisturizer contains 3 ingredients - bisabolol, ceteareth-20, DISODIUM EDTA.These may increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern. 0.4
Untested Chemicals
Yes, 20 ingredients - have not been assessed for safety in cosmetics.
Titanium dioxide, Glycerin, Fragrance, Carbomer, Allantoin, Corn Oil, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cocoa Butter, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), C12-15 Alkyl Octanoate, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide 3, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea), Ceramide 1, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Phytosphingosine, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil or Glycine Soja Oil (Sunflower or Soybean), Ceramide 6-11)
0.3
Harmful Toxins
Yes, Dove Face Care skin moisturizer contains ceteareth-20, PEG-4 laurate, sodium PCA, tocopheryl acetate, Triethanolamine. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes, the chemicals that have been assessed for safety are animal tested. This is a requirement of the C.I.R 0.3
Parabens
Yes. 0.2
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
None listed. 0.0
Phthalates
Yes. 0.2
Misleading Advertising
No0.0
Total Score 3.5

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Directions For Use:
Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream
Score
Apply this cream to face every evening.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.5 -
1.5

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Dove Face Care Essential Nutrients, Night Cream
Water, GLYCERIN, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Octanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocoa Butter, Dimethicone, Cholesterol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A palmitate), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), SODIUM PCA, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil or Glycine Soja Oil (Sunflower or Soybean), Linoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Copolyol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-11, Ceramide 1, Phytosphingosine, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Ceteareth-20, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, PEG-4 Laurate, FRAGRANCE, Carbomer, TRIETHANOLAMINE, Phenoxyethanol, Corn Oil, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DISODIUM EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

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