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Does anyone remember DOVE PRO-AGE skincare?

Started 1305589973.647 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1305692144.68 by poodlpoo

I think it is old, and has been discontinued. I just found a small bottle of the hand lotion, which has great ingredients. I remember that by the time I realized how much I liked it, it was discontinued here. The soap and lotions are fabulous. My question is, does anyone know if it is still available?

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Blondelle1305590609.394255 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

I think the marketing exec who thought up the Pro Age campaign when 99.9% of the women in the world are looking for ANTI Age has been run out of town and is probably waiting tables somewhere. Could be the worst marketing mishap of all time, right after the Coke fiasco. Whether the products were good or not, women don't want products to help them look their age. No siree! Think they sold 9 products in all nationwide!

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Nancy from­ WA1305590661.11654 PostsRegistered 11/13/2007Now living in Eastern Connecticut

I have a stock pile of the body lotion and body wash. I've seen it at the following locations within the last few weeks: Ocean State Job Lot, Big Lots, Ollie's, and Christmas Tree Shoppe. I agree with you, I love this stuff.Smile

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poodlpoo1305594001.4234265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010
On 5/16/2011 Blondelle said:

I think the marketing exec who thought up the Pro Age campaign when 99.9% of the women in the world are looking for ANTI Age has been run out of town and is probably waiting tables somewhere. Could be the worst marketing mishap of all time, right after the Coke fiasco. Whether the products were good or not, women don't want products to help them look their age. No siree! Think they sold 9 products in all nationwide!

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I have no idea what you are talking about???

I'm talking about handcream, which as far as handcreams are concerned....is pretty good. 4% AHA, 2% glycerin, olive oil, and spf5. Says for age spots and wrinkles.... I'm pretty sure aha is an exfoliant, used to help shed old layers of skin TO HELP YOU LOOK YOUNGER.

PurplePink1305596937.321129 PostsRegistered 10/29/2010
On 5/16/2011 Blondelle said:

I think the marketing exec who thought up the Pro Age campaign when 99.9% of the women in the world are looking for ANTI Age has been run out of town and is probably waiting tables somewhere. Could be the worst marketing mishap of all time, right after the Coke fiasco. Whether the products were good or not, women don't want products to help them look their age. No siree! Think they sold 9 products in all nationwide!

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The marketing approach was strategically chosen - Pro-age goes with Dove's philosophy/approach of accepting/embracing your beauty and increasing your self-esteem. Pro-age does not mean pro-looking bad ->that is the whole point. the website is called "CampaignForRealBeauty.com" again emphasizing the same message. To add to that some of their marketing slogans are "Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety" They have various commercials with this message, some that were banned in the US for showing too much skin, you can see them on Youtube.

I think it the pro-age attitude is brilliant and empowering, as the whole anti-age thing is getting "old" (no pun intended) bc women do realize one cannot stop aging but we can just make it look a bit better and embrace it confidently, instead of desperately searching for some in-existent fountain of youth, that is all.

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Blondelle1305612020.3934255 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

I remember when that campaign first came out and it was discussed on the beauty boards. The responses were generally negative against it. The women who responded did NOT want to embrace their age. They were ANTI age, NOT pro age. The pro age might have been brilliant, but it didn't fly. Women weren't ready for it, and I don't think they ever will be. Most women want to look younger, not embrace the age they are!

poodlpoo1305613601.444265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010

wow.....didn't need to turn into a political debate. I was talking about the PRODUCT....

PurplePink1305614586.6831129 PostsRegistered 10/29/2010
On 5/17/2011 poodlpoo said:

wow.....didn't need to turn into a political debate. I was talking about the PRODUCT....

Opinions aside - you can find the pro-age body lotion/shower gel at drusgtore.com, walmart.com and I have seen it in some walmart stores. As for the hand cream, on the dove website they only show one hand cream - Cream Oil Intensive Hand Cream in a white tube - so maybe that one has been discontinued.

Amazon.com seems to carry a lot of items from the pro-age line. Some have free shipping

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LipstickDi­va1305644052.67338166 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Dove Pro-Age hairspray was my holy grail hairspray. I absolutely loved the stuff and was so disappointed to find out it was discontinued. I even contacted Dove, who told me to try another Dove product but it wasn't even close to the Pro-Age.

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cassiem1305663133.036807 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Dove is going through a major overhaul of all of its products. They discontinued all of their facial skin care and are revamping much of the body care. I found the Pro Age handcream on Amazon, but limited quantities. From the Dove website, it looks like they're phasing out the Pro-Age products.

The Dove facial moisturizer with self tanner was the best self tanner I've ever used and I hated to see it disappear!

depglass1305663775.16723981 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

I think Dove (Lever) said "if Olay (P&G) can do it, we can do it." Emulate their success with skin care I mean. But does anyone remember the Olay makeup line? Talk about fiasco.

PurplePink1305664008.591129 PostsRegistered 10/29/2010
On 5/17/2011 depglass said:

I think Dove (Lever) said "if Olay (P&G) can do it, we can do it." Emulate their success with skin care I mean. But does anyone remember the Olay makeup line? Talk about fiasco.

It would be good if they emulated Olay - when Olay customers were disappointed bc Olay reformulated a staple product - Olay Complete for sensitive skin they put enough pressure that the older version was reintroduced along the new reformulated one. On that note maybe Pantene can do the same thing since they changed the formula their web page is full of negative reviews from disappointed loyal clients.

poodlpoo1305692144.684265 PostsRegistered 10/23/2010

Thanks PurplePink, and others for joining in.....wow...thought it was looong gone. Guess I could have done my own search..{#emotions_dlg.blush}

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