This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Good news, my fellow bath and beauty product fanatics- you can get totally gorgeous without spending a fortune with DG Body at Dollar General. Even better news? It will cost you a fraction- a FRACTION – of the amount you spend on big names. I know what you’re thinking. There is NO way DG Body can stack up against national brands. Well, turn that skeptical frown upside down, sunshine, because I put a diverse range of products to the test and I’m telling you, they really do compare!
Comparing DG Body to their National Brand counterparts: how do they stack up?
I’ve been a long-time Dollar General shopper for many things, including a few of their DG Body products. Nail polish remover, cotton balls, the sort of thing that really doesn’t require a brand name. When it comes to things like body wash and skin care products, though, I either went with my favorites or went without. This challenge was a real eye-opener.
Now, I’m not saying you have to ditch all your favorites. I’d never say that. There’s room in the stockpile cabinet for everyone, but knowing that you can pick up comparable bath and beauty products at a fraction of the price means you’ll never have to be without your comfort products. It also means you can try out a few new types of products that you wouldn’t normally pick up! Let’s check out what I compared.
The DG Body contenders:
- Cocoa Butter Lotion
- Fragrance-Free Lotion
- Deep Cleaning Astringent Sensitive Skin
- Night Soothing Make-up Removing Facial Towelettes
- Rejuvenating Eye Roller
- Nose Cleansing Strips
- Coconut Lime Body Wash
- Facial Cleansing Buffs
Grand total for all products came to under $30, and I got duplicates of a couple of products for my mom, who lives with me.
How do they compare?
I took my stash of DG Body products home and started trying them out right away. I was especially interested to see how the body wash stacked up against my beloved Bath and Body Works stash. For the most part, I buy body wash for the fragrance, and simply because that fragrance makes me feel happier as I shower. The cleansing ingredients don’t really differ from brand to brand, unless you’re getting something with very specific ingredients clearly displayed on the label. Other than that, there’s really no difference between Suave body wash and B&BW aside from the fragrance. So for me, the big question was: can DG’s Coconut Lime scent hold a candle to the 20 fragrances currently under my sink? Surprisingly, yes, it can!
The two lotions were another big draw for me. My son is prone to very dry skin. His father has eczema, so I try to avoid scented lotions with him. DG Body Fragrance-Free Lotion works just as well as the big name brands that I’ve used on him, including Vaseline and Eucerine, and it only cost me $1. Another huge draw to this? I want to make my own scents using essential oils, but since it’s just for personal use, I can’t really see going out and buying bulk lotion bases. I also don’t really feel like making my own base. Since the DG Body Fragrance-Free lotion is gentle, effective and inexpensive, I can mix away until my heart’s content and never have to worry about wasting expensive bases or hours of work. The Rejuvenating Eye Roller was a pleasant surprise! It’s comparable to Olay’s Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller. At $5, it was my most expensive purchase, but considering its national-brand counterpart costs about $22+, it was a total steal. It’s so much fun to use and feels great on my chronically tired, puffy eyes. I go through make-up removing wipes like proverbial hot cakes. I use them every night, whether I wore make-up that day or not, because they provide a clean foundation for the rest of my cleansing ritual. My mom uses them and sometimes even Jake uses them to de-gunk before bed. Sal’s daughter also goes through them like crazy. I was spending up to $5 for a package of the cheapest Neutrogena make-up removing wipes I could find, which gets expensive after a while! The DG Body Night Soothing Make-up Removing Facial Towelettes work fantastic and cost just $2.50, plus you get 30 instead of 25. When I need to really get a deep down clean, I break out the Deep Cleaning Astringent. I picked up the Buffs because I still remember when the Buff Puff came out and I have a sentimental attachment to them. They give your favorite cleanser an added scrubbing kick.
Finally, we have the Nose Cleansing Strips. About two months ago, my mom discovered a black head on her nose. In all her 59 years, she’s apparently NEVER dealt with a pimple on her nose. Thankfully, I got those genes. Don’t hate me. Anyway, she went a little bonkers with trying to get rid of it. She ended up looking like a certain red-nosed reindeer because she tried every home remedy she could find all at once. The next day, I went out and got her Biore strips. Since the Biore strips worked so well, they of course became an instant “beauty emergency” staple. As awesome as they are, I was a little surprised at the cost, at least in the stores in my area. So I was really interested to try out the DG Body Nose Cleansing Strips. To be fair, I don’t have blackheads on my nose right now, so I didn’t notice anything on the strip when I was done, but the overall experience felt exactly the same as the name-brand experience.
By the end of my little challenge, I was pleased to discover that all the DG Body products I grabbed stacked up great to their national counterparts. I will always be one of those girls with a cabinet full of different brands, just because I love trying out new stuff, but when it comes to certain staples, I’ll head down to my local Dollar General to stock up first!
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I will be sure to pick up some of these things the next time I am there. They sound great.
Dollar General stopped carrying the rejuvenating eye roller. Where can I get a similar product at the same price?
Oh no! I loved it 🙁
Ok, I’ll have to check out Dollag General. I’m always looking for products at good prices.
My fiance is an assistant store manager for Dollar General, and we use as many of their products as we can. I love their stuff!!!
these sound great, i am a fan of it being inexpensive
It sounds like they have some quality products at Dollar General. I’m glad they could stand up to the competition.
The coconut lime body wash seems refreshing. I go to Dollar General once in a while especially when they have a sale.
I didn’t realize they had nose cleaning strips! That’s a great find. I’ll have to try the cocoa butter lotion! That stuff can get pretty pricey elsewhere.
I’ve never heard of this brand, but they sure have a lot of products! I ‘d love to try the nose strip and the lotions!
I have never heard of this brand, but these sound like great products. I would love to try the Coconut Lime body wash.
I need to check out DG Beauty, for sure! I’m definitely stopping by tomorrow to grab some necessities and test some out! Thanks!
I wouldn’t have thought to get some of these items from Dollar General. That rejuvenating eye roller sounds like a good deal.
Store brands are pretty competitive.. We don’t have Dollar General stores nearby
A great post. can you get these products on the uk? if so i’ll be on the look out for them
Wow! I was not aware that they have some quality and extensive line of skin care and body products! Can we get that here in Asia?
Good to know! It is great to find ways to save money. Now I know I can use DG instead of the expensive name brand products.
DG body sounds like a great brand and they have a great selection of beauty products. Looks like a great alternative to expensive products, I would love to try some this.
Thanks for the review. These products look good enough to try. I love being able to save money but not scrimp on quality. I’ll check out their cocoa butter lotion.
I like to shop at Dollar General. I’ve never tried their brand items though. I think I will!
I’ve never used DG products before but I do enjoy shopping there. Reading this makes me want to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this information!
I love DG brands. Dollar General is the only grocery store in my little town, so I always pick up their beauty products and I think they’re great.
I haven’t tried the Dollar General brand before but have found that most store brands work just as good as the national brands. I love saving the extra money as well.
I love Dollar General and I guess I didn’t realize how many DG brand products there actually were!! I’m curious to try the eye roller and the blackhead remover strips!! I have a small DG by me and a large one so I’ll try both! Thanks for the tips!! =)
I LOOVE all natural things! I’ve never heard of these products but now I want to try them!
i am thinking that i might need some coconut lime
DG body Rejuvenating eye roller is all you advertised so WHY was it discontinued? I can not find any product like it.