About 2.5 months ago, I bought Dove’s Nourished Shine Hibiscus & Argan oil. One of the first things that attracted me to it is ofcourse the brand. I love Dove plus I haven’t come across this Dove product in the UAE. There are three variants and I got the third one which is the Hibiscus and Argan oil one, both of which are great for the hair.
The oil is light and non greasy. It says ‘Precious oils with real ingredients’ on the outer box and the bottle. You can see golden yellow flakes floating inside the bottle and those are Rose flower petals (according to the ingredients list). These have lost it’s color since it’s completely infused in the oil. I love it’s beautiful smell. It’s so divine. Since it’s a very light oil, you can use it to simply run through your hair even just before heading out, just to keep your hair looking well groomed with no flyaways. I mostly use it at night before heading to bed though.
The oil comes in a solid glass bottle fitted with a nozzle. I love the bottle since it’s so pretty and can be reused once it’s empty. The nozzle is tiny though, almost as if it was designed to pump a serum product, not oil. Anyways, I use about 10 pumps each time I oil. In the above pic you can see some rose petals have lodged itself in the tube that leads to the nozzle. That’s actually a nuisance. That plus the tiny nozzle makes it tough to pump the oil out. Sometimes tiny pieces of petals makes it’s way through the nozzle but large ones get lodged in the tube.
This was actually an impulse buy. Of late, I research a lot before buying a product. But this one was more like a “Saw it, want it” situation. I grabbed it just before heading to the payment area. Once I got home, I did my usual research, went through the ingredients etc and found something pretty disappointing… 78% of this oil consists of mineral oil!. Like what the hell!. Mineral oil is a cheap, base oil that some companies use. There are debates as to whether mineral oil is good or bad. Some say it’s plain bad while some say it’s good to pull moisture in, especially in hot climates. Whatever the case, 78% of this oil is mineral oil, man.. That means only the rest of it are Hibiscus and Argan and other ingredients.
I can’t say I don’t recommend it. You could maybe buy it and give it a try. But, for me, definitely not a repeat buy.
Price : Rs. 185 (AED 10.34) for a bottle containing 90 ml.
I bought this from Navaratna Hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala.