Dove - Elements Body Wash Fresh Awake

Dove Elements Body Wash Fresh Awake

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  • Cleansing
  • petrolatum
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc pca
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"Elements Body Wash Fresh Awake"
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This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people sodium laureth sulfate.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
meets threshold
meets threshold

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 13%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
4.2% - 5.2%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
3.1% - 3.8%
2.2% - 2.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.7% - 2%
1.5% - 1.9%
A preservative that releases formaldehyde and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.75% - 1.15%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.9%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.4%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.2%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.2%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.1%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.05% - 0.1%

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