Dove VisibleCare Softening Creme Body Wash Review

Dove Visible Care…when bad packaging happens to good products!

How infuriating is it when you find a really really fantastically marvellous product, that you discover has abysmally rubbish packaging?  It’s annoying isn’t it?  I haven’t suffered from a major packaging FAIL since I purchased my first ‘Urban Decay Primer Potion’ *shudders*, but my latest No.1 find needs some serious work to make it more usable.
Here it is offending little blighter in question…’Dove Visible Care Softening Creme Bodywash’.
Dove body wash
Ready for the packaging blurb?  Here we go…
Dove body wash-back packaging
There are three different body washes in the ‘Visible Care ‘ range (brightening, renewing and softening) and I think all of them are fantastic.  I never ever truly believe the promises that come with products.  Shinier hair, brighter skin, longer lashes???  PAH!!  This stuff surprised me though as it does actually deliver what it promises.
Dove body wash-texture
I have dry sensitive skin that disagrees with most high street body washes…but after using this for a month my skin has shown definite visible improvements.  The product has a lovely thick creamy texture that sinks into the skin and leaves it feeling wonderfully soft and smooth.
‘If you love it so much then why are you whinging?’ I hear you all cry…don’t worry, I’m getting to the point now.  This product, as I mentioned earlier, is incredibly thick and creamy…so thick in fact that due to style of the bottle most of it gets stuck in there.  When you’re almost at the end of the bottle no amount of shaking will get the remaining dregs out.  On inspection you will find that a good 50ml of product is welded to the sides and the the only way of getting it out is either by poking you finger into the bottle or by tipping some liquid into it to water it down.  This problem could easily be solved if Dove just changed the packaging to a squeezable toothpaste style tube.  That way, when you’re coming to the end of the tube you can squeeze every last drop out.  Simple!
I do VERY highly recommend this product.  It’s inexpensive and it delivers exactly what it promises…even the pointless packaging won’t put me off buying it!  I just wish the packaging design team had thought out the bottle a bit more.
What are your top packing offenders?  Does bad packaging put you off buying a product even if you love it?

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