Product Reviews, Skincare, Drugstore Beauty Finds: Clinique Moisture On-Line; Dove Cream Oil Body Wash in Ultra Rich

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The Battle Against Dry Skin Continues!

You know that Gnarls Barkley song, Crazy (“I think we’re crazaaaay”)? God I hate that song. However, I can’t help but sing it to myself whenever I look for moisturizers in the wintertime, because when the temperature drops I feel like “My skin’s going crazaaaay!”


Don’t fret; there’s hope for the scaly-skinned. Here are two choice products which I’ve found recently that fight the good fight against dryness: Clinique Moisture On-line for my face and Dove Ultra Rich Creamy Oil Body Wash for my body.

I’ve been on a Clinique skin care kick lately, which is kind of odd because I’ve never been a 3-step kinda girl. But certain products within the line really deliver, like Moisture On-line face moisturizer.


I have combo, pimple-prone skin. I use benzoyl peroxide for my acne, and although it really works for me it dries my face out, especially around the mouth area. I *always* have to layer a moisturizer on top of the BP.

For the last week I’ve been putting on a layer of Moisture On-line after applying benzoyl peroxide and it has really helped relieve the dryness. I was afraid at first that it would break me out because most heavy moisturizing creams do, but I haven’t had any pimples so far. In fact, my skin has been clearing up nicely since the introduction of this along with the Clinique’s Mild Clarifying Lotion into my skincare routine.

It has a clean, slightly medicinal smell that I like. I wish it wasn’t in a jar, but whatevs, it works and that’s all I really care about.

In a weird twist of irony, I had some trouble finding this at the Clinique counter and at Sephora. Looks like I’ll have to be ordering Moisture On-line, well, on-line.

You might like this if you have combo, pimple-prone skin. If you’re younger and oilier this might be too heavy for you so you might check out H20+ Face Oasis, which is a slightly lighter gel moisturizer that is still very hydrating.

A 1.7 oz fl jar of Moisture On-line is $36.00.

My legs get really dry in the winter, so I need to switch to a more hydrating body wash. Dove’s Cream Oil Body Wash was a random drugstore product I picked up last week and woo hoo, I love it!


This thick body wash lathers well and gets me squeaky clean. Even though it says it’s a cream oil wash, it rinses off thoroughly and easily. It has a slightly spicy scent (reminds me of cloves) that can be overwhelming if your nose is sensitive, but it fades quickly.

A combo of Dove Cream Oil Body Wash and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour moisturizer has totally made a difference. I can especially see it on my legs, which now look and feel soft all day long. No more alligator-eque, scaly skin. Yay!

There’s just one tiny beef I have with this product. I am not crazy about the packaging. It looks a little cheesy and reminds me of a space ship. Because of this, I’m glad it stays in my shower and not someplace highly visible like my dresser, where I’d find reason to hate it every chance I entered the room.

Despite this minor issue, Dove Cream Oil Body Wash is a winner in my book. There are three types available which offer various levels of moisturization: Delicate, Creamy and Ultra Rich. If you’re super dry like me then pick up the Ultra Rich.


A huge 19.4 fl oz bottle of Dove Cream Oil Body Wash is about $8.00.

Do you ever get on a kick where you can’t stop listening to a song? I’ve been listening to Natasha Bedingfield’s “Love Like This” non stop. It makes me happy every time I hear it. I guess it’s pretty new so there’s no video yet, but if you want to give it a listen here it is:

What song do you have stuck in your head today?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Christine says:

    Ugh, I’ve been facing some serious breakouts in the past week or two. I think I might need to STOP testing products and let my skin calm down for a bit. I might need to check out that Clinique Clarifying stuff.

    Ohh, I put Prevage on my forearm last night, no reaction. Yay!

  2. nilla cookie says:

    I love that Natasha Beddingfield song too! Currently, I have “Hate That I Love You” by Rihanna and Ne-Yo. It makes me think of how I hate that I love that song! LOL

    I just recently heard about Dove Cream Oil Body Wash when I was working on a media campaign for them at work. I use Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash now but am finding that this weather is drying out my skin and making me itchy. Thanks for the reminder on the new Dove product – I will definitely try.

    PS – If you love the Cream Oil Body Wash, maybe you can enter the Dove sweepstakes that’s coming up soon! Just put together a video commercial and talk about what your everyday luxury is (Chanel, anyone?) and if your commercial wins, they’ll air it during the Oscar’s, how fabuolous is that?!

  3. Karen says:

    All the stuff I’ve been using has been super moisturizing. If you’re dry at all I think you’ll like the Mild Clarifying Lotion. Whatever you do DON’T LET THE SA talk you out of it. The one I went to tried to sell the oily skin one on me and that would’ve been disastrous.

    The skin shifts one goes through are so weird. A few years ago I wouldn’t have ever needed anything that delivered uber moisture but oh how the times have changed.

    Oh good, glad to hear the Prevage didn’t freak your skin out. I am going to try the other arm for the next three nights. We shall see…

  4. Karen says:

    Lol, Nilla, I just heard that song on the radio. Can you believe Rihanna is dating Josh Hartnett? Where the heck did that come from?

  5. nilla cookie says:

    Oh gosh, I just heard that too! And Matthew Perry and Mandy Moore??? Who knows what’s going on with those crazy kids in celebrity-land these days!

  6. Karen says:

    WHA?!?! Matthew Perry? She can do much hotter than that. I won’t believe that one till I get the PR rep confirmation.

  7. I know! Matthew Perry! Whatever E! tells me, I believe!

    Happy Friday!

  8. jinki says:

    This product might be worth a look too – Skin MD Natural in the UK . It’s a shielding lotion which uses some new skin care technology (whatever that means!) to moisturize 6 times more effectively than the standard glycerin based moisturizers. As a shielding lotion it keeps the chemical irritants out too. It looks pretty good.

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Jinki,

    Thanks for the recommendation!

  10. kia says:

    i think when i initially read this post i couldn’t view the video so i wasn’t sure which song you were speaking of… omg my little sister listens to that song soooooooo much. i was loving it at first but now she’s played it to death. it’s on her myspace page..

    yes, i’m tearing up about ri ri and josh harnett… again since i heard of this new on another blogsite, i will have to watch my fav movie, wicker park, and hold on to the love. LOL

  11. Karen says:

    Hold on, KIA! You’ll always be his #1.

    Did you see his latest movie with the Vampires? He was pretty good in it. 😉

  12. Allie says:

    So on your recommendation, I tried the Dove Cream Oil Body Wash and loved it. Thanks! I’ve used the Dove Deep Moisture Beauty Body Wash before and it is one of my faves. You might like it too Karen, and I think you’ll find the packaging less offensive.

    I’ve got to tell someone about this–yesterday I went to put on my Diorshow mascara and it had died. I don’t know how or why, and in 13 years of wearing makeup I have never seen anything like it. The mascara clumped up and completely covered the brush (and that’s a big brush to cover). You can not even see the bristles. I didn’t leave it open or anything, so I have no idea what went wrong. It was a very sad day for my eyelashes.

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