Can you still remember that “Shower with Coco” campaign? This is the coco that got so many people showering and telling about their bathroom escapades on social media. Dial Soap has not only relaunched as a brand, but also launched with it a new soap and hydrating wash variant called Coconut Water. Gone are the days when you can only use the benefits of coconut on your hair. Now, Dial has figured out a way to harness the active ingredients in coconut and translate it into a body wash that is not only refreshing to the skin, but also keeps the moisture in.
The Dial Coconut Water Hydrating Body Wash has been voted as the Product of the Year in the recent Consumer Survey of Product Innovation. The hydrating body wash also has a bar soap counterpart for those who prefer to use soap bars instead.
I have been using the hydrating wash and the bar soaps alternately for over a month now, and can say that the way this product keeps my skin moisturized and feeling hydrated is impressive. I enjoy using the hydrating wash better because I like regularly exfoliating with my loofah, but the bar soap also does a good job in cleansing the skin of dirt and other impurities. Another plus is the clear packaging, which gives me confidence that it has not been contaminated by anything I would not want in my body wash.
A quick check of other reviews online reveals that some users have experienced acne breakouts and has attributed these to the use of the soap. I would definitely recommend using a different soap for your face when bathing. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, the face has more open pores, making it the easiest to get infected. Take into consideration that the rest of the body gets more dirt and grime than the face, so knowing that will also make you not want to use the same bar of soap for your face and body.
A future improvement I would like to see would be on the packaging. I really love pump bottles, and I think it would be so much easier to squeeze the product on a pouf if it had a pump bottle type for its packaging.
If there’s anything I think other people might not like about this product (and I initially did, too!) is that the hydrating wash leaves the skin feeling slimy (for a lack of a better word). However, if this doesn’t bother you, then you’ll definitely love the product and its refreshing and hydrating effects on the skin.
The Dial Coconut Water Hydrating Wash 473 ml costs Php 199.75 and lasts for weeks, while the bar soap is Php 139.75 per pack of three, which costs roughly about Php 46 per bar. This might be a little more expensive than other bar soaps, but for the hydrating and moisturizing qualities of the product, I would say that it’s worth it. -HANA