What a great challenge, however, one of my readers made a good point!
"How does that show any benefits to Dove products? After that your skin will be screaming out for any moisture so regardless of how good or bad the moisturiser is it will feel good.
A better challenge would be to use Dove on one half of your face and a different moisturiser on the other half and see which ends up better at the end if the week.
This isn't a criticism of you, just Dove trying to get people to buy into their products on the results of a trial which is guaranteed to make them look good."
Unfortunately I read this comment after I had applied the moisturiser so I couldn't compare; I suppose this means I'll have to go again and test out other brands. What I did do was note how my skin felt before and after application of the moisturiser, and I decided to postpone the post for a month to test the product properly and allow my skin to adjust.
The day I went to Thorpe Park it had clear skies, so extremely sunny and at it's hottest period of the day it was around 30°C. Standing in one hour queues for each ride with no shade, then going on fast rides took its toll on my face, and by the end of the day my skin felt dry and tight. I applied Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ Facial moisturiser and my skin absorbed it extremely quickly, (not a great surprise as I hadn't used any moisturiser before I went) it didn't feel greasy, my skin felt smooth, healthy, and hydrated.
I've now been using it for just over four weeks and overall I'm pretty happy with this moisturiser. It still absorbs into my skin quickly and my skin looks just as smooth, healthy and feels hydrated every day. By the end of each day my skin does feel a little oily but this isn't a fault of the product as it is designed for balanced skin and not for oily skin types. If you do have oily skin Dove Men+Care have a moisturiser for you.
Overall it's worth a try; it's kept my skin feeling hydrated, it has SPF 15 and as it is a high street brand it is affordable.
Thanks for reading.
The Chap : )