Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Guaranteed to Make You More Awesome Than You Already Are!! (in just seven days)

You know how there are a bunch of shower products out there that claim to do something awesome and totally amazing to your skin/hair/nails/teeth/sex life in JUST ONE WEEK!!!

Yeah. I have to admit; I’m always totally smitten by the claims. I drag whatever product it is to my house and add it to the collection in our shower (what, you don't have a shelf in your shower busting with new products that your husband 'lovingly' refers to as CVS?) yet pretty much always end up totally underwhelmed with the results. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that I only take one shower a week. 

No joke.

For the most part, I’m guessing these "better FILL-IN-THE-BLANK in a week"!! items are actually meant to be used for a complete seven days in a row.


Anyway, recently I tried Dove®’s new VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash which promised me visibly more beautiful skin in just one week.  It is part of a revolutionary new line of premium body washes from Dove and apparently contains the highest concentration of NutriumMoisture technology across the entire line of Dove products.

I will admit: though I have always held high hopes for any Dove product -- we’ve used their body bar for years (which is semi due to the fact that my husband and I both have a habit of picking up lifetime supplies of it from Costco, not realizing that the other of us has already picked it up, but also due to the fact that we like it in the first place) -- I just didn’t give any merit to their BETTER SKIN IN A WEEK promises.

And here’s the part where I eat a little crow, because this stuff rocks. As in, I’m writing this to you having showered ONCE using the body wash and I can absolutely, without question see a difference in my skin. With this amount of awesomeness, I kind-of wish their claims extended to fixing broken ankles…but baby steps, people, right?

Let me give you an idea of what I’m talking about here. My skin isn’t so bad. It isn’t that dry, it actually gets compliments whenever I "see" a skin care specialist (and by "see" I mean: that one time I had a facial before my wedding [hey, I’ll take what I can get]). But really, aside from a-whole-lotta-freckles -- which I attribute solely to my Scottish roots and not at all to the lazy, Jersey shore summers of my youth -- my skin is pretty good. (This may also be related to my only taking one shower a week.) So yeah, I have pretty good skin.

Well, after just one use of the VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash, my skin was actually glowing – in the St. Tropez desirable way (as opposed to the Three Mile Island way). See…I even took a picture for you:

So yeah…color me WAY impressed. Also color me now admitting to the fact that apparently my skin DID need some improving -- again blaming the once-a-week shower for this. Imagine what using this for an entire week COULD do!  Maybe it WOULD fix my broken ankle!*

So, much to the chagrin of my husband, who's lonely bar of soap and a razor are slowly getting crowded out of the bathroom, I have yet another product to add to the shelves in the shower.  But this VisibleCare™ Renewing Crème Body Wash I plan to keep in rotation for quite a while.

You can check out this new line as well as all of your old Dove favorites on the Dove website. Once you've done that, head back here and enter yourself to win one of two $500 spa gift certificates that Dove is giving away to a lucky reader like yourself.

*While there are three variants of the product with different claims: New Dove® VisibleCare Toning Crème Body Wash helps to promote skin’s elasticity and strength; Renewing Body Wash nourishes and replenishes skin and the Softening Body Wash softens skin and dry spots -- they most decidedly will not fix a broken ankle.  With that in mind, answer this question for me**:  If you could be guaranteed to be more awesome than you already are (a difficult feat, I know, since you all are already awesome)...what would choose to, um, enhance?  Aside from my ankle, I think I'd like some patience creme.


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  1. What a great testimonial! I too wonder the impact of so many products, but will purchase what works...and it sounds as if this does! I'm in!

  2. I'm in desperate need of some stop procrastinating serum :)

  3. Energy enhancer, for sure! Great review.