Is This Dove Body Wash Ad Racist Or Just Poorly Executed?

Is This Dove Body Wash Ad Racist Or Just Poorly Executed?

It’s easy to get all abuzz and up in arms and other angry, huffy things when the Internet can show you a billion things a day, but is this one of those things worthy of a tirade, or is it just a thoughtless, not so smart ad layout? So we posit the question: “Is This Racist?”, Dove Body Wash edition. [More]

Want Prettier Armpits? New Dove Deodorant Can Help

Want Prettier Armpits? New Dove Deodorant Can Help

.Ladies of Consumerist, have you ever been concerned about how attractive your armpits are? Yeah, me either. But someone out there apparently does, and Unilever’s Dove brand now has a deodorant/antiperspirant for her. One that includes moisturizers that give you a “piticure,” and give women one more body part that apparently is never pretty enough. One ad for the product declares that “nearly 100% of women” find their underarms unattractive. [More]

Unilever's Insensitive Solutions For Customers With
Sensitive Skin

Unilever's Insensitive Solutions For Customers With Sensitive Skin

Unilever is a massive conglomerate that sells a huge variety of products, but you can’t get that big and successful without listening to your customers’ needs. Right? Alissa tells Consumerist that she recently learned how close attention the company pays to customer complaints when she complained about the sudden addition of fragrance to a product marketed to people with sensitive skin. The company took two days to send a response that might as well have been written by a robot, and made it clear that no one even read her complaint–let alone cared about it. [More]

Recall Roundup: Extra Scary Edition

Recall Roundup: Extra Scary Edition

It’s Halloween, and what’s scarier than exploding DVD player batteries and killer flatware? Or dairy lurking in an innocent-looking tortilla? What about a zombie ATV that accelerates on its own?

How Fake Models Are Really Made

It’s part of Dove’s “Campaign For Real Beauty” which aims to sell Dove skincare products to a niche audience that thinks it hates these fake models. The lotion is the same as what the “fake” model sells, it’s just in a more “conscious” package.

This Week In: Product Recalls

This Week In: Product Recalls

Owning any of these products may kill you.