Nutrium is a new ingredient found in many Dove skincare products. One of the most popular of these products so far is the Dove Nutrium Body Wash. Nutrium itself is an oil derived from soy beans, and some sources indicate that it could replace traditional vegetable oil as a healthier alternative. However, currently it appears to only be used in Dove’s skincare products at this point. The trademarked name for Nutrium oil is Nutrium Low Lin Soybean Oil. On product packages, Nutrium seems to be advertised as NutriumMoisture.
So let’s look closer at Dove’s Nutrium products. The Dove Nutrium body wash appears to retail for $4 for a 12 oz. bottle and $6 for a 14 oz. bottle. The Dove NutriumMoisture Body Wash is currently the featured product on Dove’s website. The Nutrium body wash line seems to focus on moisturizing the skin and nourishing it, but it does not seem to feature any anti-aging ingredients or to make anti-wrinkle claims.
The active list of ingredients found in the Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture is as follows: Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) oil or Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Isethionate, Lauryl Alcohol, Tallow Acid or Palmitic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylisothiazolinone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT.
- Nutrium is made by Dove, a very reliable manufacturer.
- Nutrium Body Wash is affordable.
- The Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash should be available from local drug stores and supermarket chains.
- There is no free trial of Dove NutriumMoisture Body Wash available from the manufacturer.
- While it appears to be a good moisturizer, the Nutrium body wash doesn’t seem to offer anti-aging benefits.
- The Nutrium body wash contains artificial fragrances, which could irritate sensitive users.
- It looks like the Nutrium Body Wash may be just one of several Nutrium-based products from Dove, but these other products currently have “error” web pages.
The Bottom Line
Nutrium is an interesting ingredient. It seems that manufacturers who choose to add Nutrium to a product ingredient list have chosen it because of its potential to nourish the skin. It’s certainly nice that Dove’s Nutrium products claim to use only “100% natural” moisturizing ingredients (although this does not necessarily mean that the product itself is all-natural.) Certainly, healthy skin is usually good looking skin, but we did not see any evidence that Nutrium has ingredients that specifically target wrinkle-related skin concerns. At that price, Nutrium body wash could be a nice addition to your daily shower routine, but we’d choose something more potent for facial wrinkles.