Products include: antiperspirants/deodorants, body washes, beauty bars, lotions/moisturizers, hair care, and facial care products. Dove is primarily made from synthetic surfactants, soaps (derived from vegetable oils such as palm kernel) and salts of animal fats (tallow). In some countries Dove is derived from tallow and for this reason it is not considered vegan, unlike vegetable oil based soaps.
Dove was one of the earliest brands to use email marketing. In the late 1990's, using the EchoMail platform, the Dove brand provided advice on users' skin and how to care for it; in addition, to gathering consumer data and creating an informational network.