Dove’s ‘Real’ Beauty Products Are Filled with Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Fake Dyes and Toxic Fragrance
Beauty advertisements are not something that everyone enjoys watching. However, they are something that shape our expectation in terms of our beauty. Although we are aware of the fallacy of the models’ perfect look, they cause us to stare at our wrinkles and blemishes.
All of their perfections make us nervous about our look. For example, if the models are slim we worry about our weight or if they have exquisite hair we think it is too curly, too puffy, too thin and so on. The desperate need of perfection makes us go and buy what the model sells only to be flawless as her.
The Dove proclaims a distinctive campaign. They use real women and girls as models, just like we are. These ordinary people talk about their flaws in terms of that how do they look and make us realize that they are attractive in the way they really are. In this case, we feel much better about ourselves.
For this reason, people buy Dove’s products. They want to listen to the company that tells them they are beautiful rather than the other companies that shout you are unattractive and you desperately need their product in the very moment. People are more confident in the company that proclaims real and true beauty since they suppose they are made out of natural components. As all the others companies, Dove uses many toxic ingredients.
The beginning of Dove
The founders of the company, the Lever Brothers, manufactured the beauty bar in 1957. They proclaimed that their product was better for your skin than any other soap because it contained ¼ cleansing cream. Dove’s logo was the same as today, with the bird silhouette while all the others were focused on red lips, girly and slender.
It the 60s, Dove started advertising real women who tested the moisturizing effects of the Dove soap before a probably hidden camera. In the 80s, the company focused on one particular woman, Jean Shy who was given a compliment about the beauty of her skin after she used Dove.
In the 1991, the Litmus test advertised the low level of alkalinity of the Dove soap. It affirmed that Dove is the mildest bar. The worldwide campaign has started.
Dove started selling body lotions, deodorants, shampoo and cleansers. The face and hand care appeared years later.
In 2004, the Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty was officially launched. In 2005, Dove’s Fund for Self-Esteem combated eating disorders and displayed the unrealistic portrayals of beauty in the media. This made Dove a truly confident company.
Nowadays, Dove is one of the leading brand of cosmetics. Their purchases are worth $ 2.5 billion, in the world. In more than 80 countries, where their products are displayed, women started feeling more confident and were buying products that support theirpersonal beauty.
However, some of their products contain many harmful ingredients, such as:
1. Dove Moisture Shampoo
This product offers the following benefits for your hair:
- Protects your hair from tear and wear
- Makes it 5x smoother and softer than a classical shampoo with no conditioner
- Makes the hair manageable and silky
- It nourishes the hair, keeping it healthier for a long period
- Pro-Moisture Complex formula
- Suitable for everyday use
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Water, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Fragrance, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-45M, Dimethicone, Beheneth/ Acrylates-25, Cocamidoprpyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Guar-Hydroxypropyltrimonium-Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Dmdm – Hydantoin, , Cetrimonium Chloride, Peg-9M, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mica (Ci 77019), Amodimethicone, Cocamide Mea, Arginine, Lysine Hcl, Tea-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ppg-9, Red 33(Ci17200), Yellow 5(Ci 19140), Propylene Glycol.
2. Deep Moisture Body Wash
- Dermatologist recommended
- After only one shower, the skin is smoother and softer
- Natrium Moisture technology provides natural supplements to the skin
- Deep nourishment
- Maintain the moisture of the skin during the process of cleansing
- Gentle and mild formula
- Suitable for everyday use
Sodium-Hydroxypropyl-Starch-Phosphate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Lauric Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Glycine Soja, Water, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Iodopropynil Butylcarbamate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Tetrasodium Edta, Bht.
3. Dove Beauty Bar
- Dermatologist recommended
- Traditional moisturizing formula
- It doesn’t dry the skin like the other soaps
- The moisturizing cream and mild cleansers, retain the skin moisture
- The skin is more radiant, smoother and softer.
- Suitable for everyday use for body, face, hands
It is produced in the same formula but with less quality ingredients:
Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Stearate, Sodium – Lauroyl – Isethionate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Palmitate or Sodium Tallowate, Water, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Palm Kernelate or Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Isethionate, (Ci 77891), Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium Edta.
The Indication of These Components and Their Effects on Your Body
1. Fragrance. Although it gives the product its pleasing smell, it irritates the skin as well as causes skin dermatitis. It also increases the sensitivity of the skin.
2. Methylisothiazolinone. According to several studies, this chemical causes neurodegenerative seizures and disorders. Additional researches are being conducted regarding this chemical.
3. Sodium Tallowate. The vegetarians will be anxious of this since this significant component of the Dove bar is derived from the fatty tissue of cattle. Although it is declared as a safe additive, GMOs are better solution.
4. Tetrasodium-Edta. It is derived out of formaldehyde, a well-known carcinogen. It enables a deeper penetration, dissolving the protective barrier of the skin thus enabling the other toxins to enter into your tissues or even in your bloodstream. Although it is declared as a safe ingredient, they should be careful when mixing it with other harmful components.
5. Sodium-Laureth-Sulfate. Almost 16,000 researches give the following explanation of the effects of SLS exposure:
- Irritates eyes and skin
- Reproductive toxicity
- Organ toxicity
- Ecotoxicology, neurotoxicity, endocrine disorder, cellular and biochemical changes
- Potential mutations and risk of cancer
True Beauty Shouldn’t Cost That Much
Dove claims that women should point out their own beauty, thus perilous beauty will never be beautiful and attractive.
It’s the time to take care of the real beauty in our hands. For that reason, check out the DIY (Do It Yourself) products that can be bought online.