Dr. V Deep Cleansing Body Wash 200ml (£14) - helps with scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone. A gentle anti-aging body cleanser for skin of colour.
In skin of colour, we don’t want to irritate skin or cause reactions, as this is more likely to lead to hyperpigmentation. The Dr V Body range has a minimal expected reaction rate (zero in the consumer study).
The active ingredients are at the correct percentages for skin of colour, working synergistically in an easy-to-follow step-by-step system.
For example, here are the preferred ingredients we use for skin of colour and why:
1. Instead of high % Ascorbic Acid we use it at lower % and with Tetrahexyldecyl
Ascorbate instead (Ascorbic Acid is lower pH and potentially irritating in the sun).
2. Instead of high % retinol, we use low % retinol & combine with it with retinaldehyde which is less irritating and works 11x faster (but more expensive, so not readily available in skincare products).
3. Instead of Glycolic Acid, we opted for the AHA Lactic Acid, which is more hydrating & less irritating, so there is a lower chance of damaging the skin barrier and getting pigmentation.
4. Skin of colour is typically drier, so we use high % glycerin to compensate & hydrate.
5. The surfactant (cleans skin) we use is non-stripping: Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
Also, we use Sodium Laureth Sulfate, not SLS - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, as the former is gentler for skin of colour.
For people with normal/dry skin, age 21+.
For ageing & dull skin concerns, bumpy Keratosis Pilaris, or general healthy/brighter skin apperance.
Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly dry/sensitive/damaged skin.
> Retinaldehyde - stimulates collagen to improve scars and
> Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate - fat soluble Vitamin C - stimulates collagen to improve scars and stretchmarks
> Niacinamide - strengthens skin barrier and controls sebum
> DermStim (TM) - proprietary Collagen stimulating complex
> Ascorbic Acid - water soluble Vitamin C - Brightens skin
INCI: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,
Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Niacinamide, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Phospholipids, Retinal, Ascorbic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Squalane, Glycol Distearate, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.
Apply the collagen stimulating Deep Cleansing Body Wash to damp skin in the shower.
Massage thoroughly into the body and rinse.
For best results, follow with Body Brigtening Oil.
Warning: In general, only apply the products in this range on normal skin, not if cracked or damaged. Not suitable for pregnancy.
In the rare event of skin irritation or an allergic skin reaction, please wash off, discontinue use, let us know and contact your doctor if required.
1. How long do Dr V Body Range products last for?
This will vary for each product and person, however, if usage guidelines are followed, the average duration may be 4-8 weeks approx.
2. Is the Body Range suitable for pregnancy & breastfeeding?
The range is NOT suitable for pregnancy & breastfeeding (contains Vitamin A in every product).
However, it would be a good idea to use before pregnancy (skin conditioning / thickens the dermis to reduce the severity or likelihood of stretch marks).
It would be useful after pregnancy also (helps to repair the dermis, stretch marks, & tighten wrinkled loose skin).
3. Is the Body Range suitable for all skin types?
It is for normal/dry skin, not ideally suited for oily skin (use Trio Blemish range instead).
4a. Can you use the BODY range with Dr. V Hyperpigmentation kits?
Yes, please follow the preferred PM routine below:
1. Apply Body Smoothing Exfoliator
2. Apply Deep Cleansing Bodywash in the shower
3. After the shower, apply the Dr V Body Pigmentation Kit creams (the one you are using that day).
4. Seal in the active ingredients with Body Brightening Oil.
4b. Can you mix & match the Body Range with 3rd party products?
You would not need to use any other products on the same area of skin, the Body Range has all the ingredients you need.
5a. Can I still use Tretinoin/ topical Acne medications (Duac, Adapalene etc) with Body Range?
You can use the Body Wash and Body Oil but please avoid the Body Exfoliator (if skin is dry/flaking).
5b. Can I use the Body Range whilst on Isotretinoin/Roaccutane?
Please only use the Body Wash, not other 2 products.
6. Can I apply Body Range products during the day?
Yes the product range is safe to wear during the day (as opposed to hyperpigmentation kits, which are not).
7. How long does it take to see results?
The timeline below may be broadly applicable to most users:
Immediately (1-3 uses): skin looks brighter with the full kit
After 4 weeks: skin more hydrated & plumper
After 8 weeks: skin should be glowing
After 12 weeks: wrinkles & saggy skin should be improved
To see an improvement in hyperpigmentation also, combine with Dr V Body Pigmentation Kit.
I use this every day I have purchased this 4 times and have been using for a few months now
The only thing it needs is a bigger pump
But other than that it’s great for my skin leaving it clean and not dried out
I have a sensitive dry eczema-prone skin condition with keratosis pilaris. This is only among very few body cleansers that I can use without any concern or fear. My body's skin looks healthier after a few months of use. using the whole body range actually reduced my keratosis pilaris condition significantly.
This is my second purchase and I love this product. My skin looks fresh, clean and brighter. However, I would prefer a better pump. Overall a fantastic product.
Makes my skin feel smooth don't have to use alot feels great after having a shower.
I love the packaging of this product and the colour. It’s not chunky to hold, unlike the new Cera Pep Moisturiser. The body wash foams well and it did brighten my skin, but it’s still to early to tell if it makes a difference to stretch marks etc. but I am using this with the Brightening Body Oil applied after, so it’s a powerful combo. My only complaint is the pump, as it takes effort for the body wash to come out, and then the amount is small. The pump should be similar to the newly packaged Cera Pep Moisturiser, but not the same body because I find it’s too chunky to hold, the slim version is best.
I haven't seen significant results with my strawberry legs to recommend this product specifically for that, I have been using it for a couple of months but I haven't been using the other two products consistently with the wash so please bare that in mind. I would say its a gentle cleanser, its not harsh or overly drying of skin which are the pros of this product. I don't like the pump mechanism, such a small amount is dispensed in each pump, also the pump is a little too rigid for me. However, the overall opinion is that its a good product for the price. Worth trying if you are interested.