I have eczema and struggle to find creams/lotions that are good enough to moisturise my very dry skin that I'm not allergic to. As this product is nicely fragranced (usually the first sign my skin won't like it!) I had my doubts that it was going to be suitable but what a surprise! My skin loves this cream!! :) Its so nice to be able to use a product that smells good as well as doing a great job. Please Dove don't take this product the market - usually happens when I find the perfect product for my skin! :(
I purchased a 75ml of the Dove Rich Moisturising Cream back in December, when my skin was beginning to suffer from being outdoors in the cold weather. I was looking for a product to help my skin and prevent any more dry patches from appearing.
The cream comes in a round blue plastic tub, around 1in deep and 3in in diameter. On the base there is the barcode, and a label which peels to reveal the ingredients, info on Dove, which is a Unilever brand, and says that the cream should be used within 9 months of opening. Inside there is a foil covering, which is peeled back to reveal the cream.
The lid is a white plastic screw on lid, which has the name of the cream and the Dove logo (a gold dove).
The cream itself is white and thick. The cream smells like other Dove products, like soap.
I have definitely noticed an improvement in my skin, since beginning to use this cream. I use it in the evenings, and it absorbs well into my skin. As it is quite thick, I don't use much at a time, so it is lasting ages. Which makes it well worth the price of £2.
My skin feels a bit greasy after using this cream, but this feeling soon disappears, leaving soft, moisturized skin.
The Dove Rich Moisturising Cream comes in several sizes, of which I have seen it in 30ml, 75ml and 170ml, but there may be others. I purchased mine from my local pharmacy, and it is available from Amazon, Ebay etc.
I award 4/5 stars, as the cream works well, but I can only use it in the evenings due to the greasy feeling.
I got this from Superdrug a month or so ago and have been using it daily since i purchased it due to its effectiveness. I paid £1 for the 30ml pot and i think that's a very reasonable price as i have found that even with daily use, the pot lasts for a while - i've had mine for a month now and there is still quite a thick layer of cream left which is great. I do only use a little though as a little does go a long way.
The cream comes in a 30ml plastic pot/tub as mentioned above. The tub is blue with a white lid which lifts on and off easily. On the lid it has the Dove logo in blue with 'rich moisturising creme' written underneath which is also in blue. On the top left is a bird (presumeably a dove!), which is golden and shiny adding a bit of elegance to the whole thing. It's very basic packaging and nothing great, but it's not ugly either.
The actual cream is white and is thick in consitency however it's not as thick as most other moisturising type creams and it has a 'wet' greasy type feel to it, which sounds odd but most other creams don't have that feel to them. The cream is easy to apply onto my face and smoothes out easily. It absorbs into my skin extremely quickly and leaves my skin soft and refreshed. The only downside to the cream is i sometimes feel like it's making my face feel warm and tingly, but that feeling usually passes after 2-3 mins and i forget i've even put it on!
The smell is pleasent you can tell that the cream has been perfumed slightly, but the smell is not half as strong as most other creams and it's actually very subtle. I use this mainly on my face but sometimes all over my body. I have sensetive skin and have been fine with this so far!
Overall it lasts well, is effecient in moisturising the skin and is a decent price. Reccomended!
Dove Rich Moisturising Creme
I have had this product for ages, but I have only just started to use it and I don't know why I haven't use it before. I am a really big fan of the dove products and this creme is not an exception.
Firstly it smells so nice, like all of the other dove products. It smells like the triple moisturizing body wash but a bit more richer. It does not say what it is actually for specifically except that it is 'especially suitable for very dry skin'. So you could use it for a range of areas/problems.
I mainly use this very thick, creamy and intensely moisturizing creme on my hands - as a hand moisturizer and also on other areas such as my elbows and also my cuticles which can get quite dry.
I have the 30ml tub, which is a great compact size for holidays and traveling. I can't even remember where I got this from, I have just had it in my bathroom for ages. I have not seen this product in boots, but it is sold in superdrug for £2.79 - this is for the 150ml size not the 30ml size - which is really good value for money as it lasts ages.
I have been using this for the past few days on my hands and I can really see a difference in my skin texture and appearance after a few days. My skin is really intensely moisturized, softer and smoother.
*not widely available - I have only seen this product in superdrug
*Good high quality brand
*Smells really nice like all of the other dove products
*Rich and very moisturizing and has a thick creamy texture
*Easy to apply and it absorbs almost instantly
*My skin stays moisturized thought out the day
*Great for very dry skin areas
*Non greasy and light on my skin
Thank you for reading my review
I have a whole lot of love for Dove, and am yet to try any of their products which have left me feeling disappointed.
I find their deodorants, shampoos, bath/shower products all leave my hair and skin in tip top condition so when I was getting low on body lotion I decided to give this - Dove Rich Moisturising Creme' a whirl..
The 'creme' comes housed in a circular tub which is approximately 1 inch in height. The colours are the traditional Dove white and navy blue and looks quite simplistic. It doesn't really stand out from others on the shelves but then again neither do any of the other Dove products in my opinion.
According to the blurb this creme is suitable for all your complete daily skin care and is especially suited to very dry skin areas.
Price and availability~
I paid £2.99 for this - a 150ml tub - from my local Superdrug store when it was on offer recently though the RRP is more around the £4 mark. I bought this as mentioned I am a big fan of Dove products so was looking forward to lathering this all over my thirsty skin after a long soak..
Using the creme~
On unscrewing the lid of the tub there is a silver foil covering to protect the contents from spilling all over the lid (I presume). It's quite easy to remove as there is a small overlapping edge which makes it easy to pull off, unlike similar products where you nearly break all of your nails trying desperately to just get the foil off (or maybe that's just me..?).
The first thing I noticed on removing the lid and the foil was that clean 'Dove' fragrance. Unless you haven't tried anything by Dove (where have you been?) it's hard to describe aside from saying it has a clean, fresh scent.
The creme itself is white in colour and looks quite luxuriously thick, and I had a feeling this would be a perfect tonic for my dry skin. Although it does state this can be used all over I am not a fan of using the same creams on my face as I use on my body so I opted to use neck downwards.
On scooping some of the product onto my fingers I noticed the texture was more greasy than the 'whipped' appearance it gave when in the tub. Not to be deterred though I applied a generous amount to firstly my legs and began to rub..and rub..and rub a bit more!
Eventually it started to soak into my skin but seemed to take an eternity to do so which lost points in my eyes. I like body butters and creams (or creme's in this case) to soak into the skin fairly quickly but this didnt seem to do that which was a little disappointing.
After using all over my body I've got to say I wasn't overly impressed.
The first off putting thing for me was the length of time it takes to absorb into the skin. Even after rubbing (and rubbing..you get the picture) it felt as though it hadn't actually absorbed very well at all and left a greasy layer.
The next thing was the greasy layer as mentioned it seemed to leave. My skin felt tacky - no strike that - almost sticky which was not the results I expected from this product at all.
Anything good to say about it?
Well it is quite good on certain dry areas of skin like knees and elbows, also if you suffer dry cracked skin on your feet and or hands it is worth lathering on. It has a lovely scent to it as do most Dove products but I don't feel it justifies the price. I know I bought it for less than £3 but I don't feel it's worth paying that for, let alone the full £4 so no wonder it's on offer a lot.
I have been using this daily after showering for just over a week and will continue to do so until the tub is empty but it's not something I will be sticking in my shopping basket on future trips to Superdrug.
I'm being generous and giving it 3 out of 5..
I like to keep a little pot of moisturizer in the bathroom as I tend to suffer from dry skin from time to time especially my knees, elbows and hands and I like to have something that gives fast relief.
I actually stumbled upon this moisturiser by mistake as I was looking for a small pot to take away with me in my hand luggage and picked up a travel size 30ml version for 49p in my local Bodycare shop. I was so impressed with it that when it ran out, I went and bought the full size version.
The moisturizer comes in a 150ml white and blue plastic tub and usually costs around £2.29 in Boots and Superdrug but if you're lucky you can sometimes pick it up in the discount stores for less.
The cream is an intensive formula that is specifically made for very dry skin. It is a very thick white coloured cream that at first impression can look somewhat unappealing as it reminds me a bit of Sudocrem.
The scent is typical Dove, clean with a hint of perfume and bit soapy but I absolutely love the smell of this stuff, it certainly smells a lot more expensive then it is (it definitely reminds me of a nice expensive perfume Bvlgari brought out a few years ago).
Despite the thick consistency it is remarkably easy to use, it melts into your skin with minimum effort but can leave your skin a little bit tacky for a while and can be a little bit greasy so I wouldn't recommend using it on your face unless you have very dry skin.
Having said that, after using is for a few days it has worked wonders on my dry knees and elbows. It delivers an instant hit of moisturisation and helps keep your skin smooth and supple and the lovely fragrance lingers for quite a while which makes you feel nice and pampered.
I use a lot a moisturisers, usually baby lotion for the face, various hand creams and Nivea Creme for really intensive moisturising and it's really thick and greasy. I ran out of my Nivea stuff the other day so trotted down to Wilko to buy some more. A tub of Nivea costs me £2.99, which does last a while and I don't think it's too bad a price. Looking for it though, I came across Dove Rich Moisturing creme, which appeared to be a similar thing. This was on offer for £1.29 for a slightly smaller, but still decent sized pot. trying to save money at every turn at the moment I though I'd try this one.
The tub is round and in Dove's sigmature bule and white. The tub contains 150ml of cream and has a 9 month shelf life. When you unscrew the lid there is a foil seal over the creme to keep it fresh, much like the Nivea Creme.
The creme is thick and has a lovely subtle fresh perfume. It absorbed into my skin much more quickly than the Nivea creme, but I would say the Dove is lighter and not so greasy. I guess most people would find this a good thing, and it is for any everyday cream, but I have lots of those. I like one thick, greasy one for when my skin is particularly dry. My skin felt soft and moisturised after I had used the Dove Creme, though I have to say not to the extent of the Nivea creme.
I was very happy with the product for the price I paid, on offer for £1.29 in Wilkinson but usually £1.99-£2.49 most places. I think it is a good quality product which delivers - It's rich, pleasant smelling and moisturises the skin well. I'm glad to have tried it and will probably buy it again on this offer, but I still think Nivea creme is a slightly superior product.
Now owned by Unilever, the Dove brand was originally introduced by a Dutch company called De Duif (literally The Dove) in 1955, launched in the US in 1957, but not launched in the UK until just 12 years ago. Dove are known for promoting natural beauty. All their products have a neutral pH (between 6.5 and 7.5). In 1979 a Pennsylvanian dermatologist proved Dove dried and irritated the skin much less than other soaps. This lead to an agressive advertising campaign and Dove taking 24% of the US market in 2003. In 2006 Dove began the 'Self Esteem Fund' in order to 'educate and inspire girls on a wider definition of beauty'. I'm sure we've all seen the adverts that feature 'real women' rather than the norml stick thin models. There have also been a few short films (though these are largely only available on the internet) including 'Daughters' which was also aired during the Super Bowl XL and 'Evolution' which won two awards at the Cannes Lions International Advertsing Festival.
Dove produces soap bars, body wash, lotions, hair products and deodorants in six collections; Go Fresh, Original, silk, Summer Glow, Supreme and Pro*Age. This particular cream is from the Original collection.
Aqua, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Microcristallina, Cetyk Alcohol, Stearamide AMP, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Prorpylparaben, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dilauryl Thiodopropionate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methlpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, limonene, Linalool, CI 77891.
But if you're anything like me everything past Glycerin (Glycerin! ... isn't that used in explosives?) means very little.
Dove Rich Moisturising cream comes in two sizes; 30ml and 150ml. I normally buy the smaller one which comes in a squat light blue tub with a screw top lid. The cream itself is white and thick and has a feint synthetic floral smell similar to othe moisturisers.
A small tub cost around the £3 pound mark, but the cream spread well and so lasts for ages.
The effect is exactly what you need. It spreads well and absorbs quickly so your skin doesn't feel greasy. The scent lasts for a long time, but isn't so overpowering it'll mask your favourite perfum. And most importantly; long after application your skin feels soft and smooth to the touch - Perfect!!!!!
I was looking for a face cream not too long ago - I tend to have dry skin on my forehead and this is partly to do with my rigorous facial cleansing regime:) and due to my dry facial skin type...
Went to Superdrug at the time and they had all sorts of facial moisturisers. The ones that I thought had a good price, I found were in a rather smaller package considering they're meant for everyday use, then the ones in the bigger packages were not within my budget at the time..
Then I saw they had this Dove Rich Moisturising Cream which I had never heard of before and it seemed like a new product at the time. It was about £2.something then..
Had tried other Dove products that I found very effective (for smooth soft skin) like the bar soap which I mainly use for the face, the body wash and the effective deodorants all of which I still use; thought I should try this one out too as it was in a rather generous package for face cream which is what I intended to use it for.
The product comes in a round easy to open plastic packaging which was rather light for the amount of product in it and that means you can carry it around easily in your handbag too if you wished to use it as a hand cream too..
I found the cream was very rich and smooth, it's white in colour with a silky creamy texture to it. It's got a lovely scent which is slightly sweet and yet remains subtle once on the skin. It's easily absorbed into the skin once you rub and smooth it in.
In my opinion, it is a very good product for dry skin making it smooth and supple and yet leaving no grease behind.
I found it easy to apply make-up to my face after applying this cream as it sorted out the dryness and flakes and left no shine. I also started using it on my hands to keep them moist after washing.
The cream was long-lasting as you do not have to use too much cream and only need a small amount to cover your face or hands and you can apply more generous amounts if you wish to the rest of the body.
I would recommend the product for those with dry skin, those looking for a moisturing cream, a body cream or a good face cream or as an alternative to lotion or vaseline, it's great value...
©marina321 Dooyoo March 2009; Ciao.co.uk March 2009
The first thing that struck me about this product was the lovely smell. It is fragrant without being too heavy and is a real pleasure to use. Secondly, I couldn't believe how cheap it was.
This 30 mil pot of rich moisturising cream was only £1.99 and you only need to use a little at a time.
It is blue and white in common with other products from this particular Dove range and has a screw top.
When you first open the pot there is a silver foil seal over the cream which is a guarantee of hygeine and freshness.
It stops those awful people who open things in supermarkets and stick their noses and fingers into them, from comtaminating the product before you use it.
I certainly wouldn't fancy using a moisturiser that someone had stuck their nose into. Yuk! At least you're safe here.
The cream itself is white and absorbs quickly into the skin and can be used on most areas of the body. I use it for elbows and knees that tend to dry out during the winter and also for hands and dry skin on my face.
It's a perfect size to keep in your handbag.
It is readily absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave you looking, or feeling greasy. I generally use the cream where I need to and rub the excess into my hands and wrists. This is a great protection in the cold weather.
This is super rich moisturiser so you don't need to put a lot on. Use it sparingly and make it even better value.
In this cold weather certain areas of my skin dry out quite a lot, namely my hands and my shins for some odd reason! I therefore carry a little 30ml pot of this creme around with me in my bag so that should I need some moisturising during the general course of a normal day, I have it to hand.
- What do the manufacturers say about this? -
~ It offers extra rich and pampering moisturisation.
~ Combines nourishing ingredients.
~ Contains a generous dose of active moisturiser.
~ Especially suitable for very dry skin areas.
- Price & Packaging -
My 30ml tub / pot jas a blue base and a screw top white lid. When new, the cream has a sealed silver foil over it, good reassurance that nobody has been using it as a 'tester'!
It's a great size for fitting in to my already full handbag.
I bought this little tup from the local Home Bargains store for under £1.
150ml is currently selling at Sainsbury's for £1.82.
- General -
This is a white cream with a lovely thick, rich texture to it, so a little really does go a long way.
It has a very light floral smell to it which lasts for quite some time after applying it. However it isn't so heavily fragranced that it clashes with any perfumes etc that you may want to use, a problem I've had with some other moisturisers that I've used in the past.
It is extremely efficient on very dry areas as well as being just as good on my more 'normal' skin areas. Despite it's thick consistency it is easily and quickly absorbed in to my skin. Just be sure not to heap too much on as it will obviously take a little longer to sink in to your skin. My advice would be to start with a little and add more if required.
Overall, this is a super, rich moisturiser with a lovely light fragrance and great moisturising properties. A must-have product for me!
I have a bit of a confession to make; I very rarely use body moisturisers! I know that proberly makes me a bit abnormal in this skin conscious age but I have received so many gift sets with body moisturisers that I decided that it was time to use them up
and to be honest my skin has started to get a bit dry. The first cream that I decided to try was this one mainly because I love Dove products and the majority of the range that I have tried has always been good quality. So did this one live up to the same standards?
Dove is a Unilever product and was first launched in America in the 1950's it started with the cleansing bar that was actually developed to treat burn victims during the war. It wasn't released as a beauty bar until 1957 when it was reformulated and renamed the "Original Dove Beauty bar". This soap was aimed at people for dry and sensitive skin, and in 1970 was tested by dermatologists which proved it was milder than 17 of the leading soaps at the time.
Dove came to the UK 12 years ago and became famous for its bath time products and body washes. In 2000 dove started branching out into to deodorants, hair care and body moisturisers, in 2004 came the firming range (and not a moment to soon for me anyway!) Dove is now running the campaign for real beauty, let's be honest you must have been living on the moon if you haven't seen the adverts basically they are using real women of all shapes and sizes for their advertising instead of stick thin models.
Dove rich moisturising cream is for complete daily skin care. Dove rich moisturising cream offers extra rich and pampering moisturisation. It combines nourishing ingredients and a generous dose of active moisturiser. Especially suitable for very dry skin areas.
I am used to body moisturisers coming in bottles or pump dispensers but this one comes in sort of flat 150ml plastic tub. You have the famous Dove logo on the lid with the writing in navy and the dove is gold. To open you just unscrew the lid to reveal the white cream within the pot.
I decided the best time for me to start using this product was after my bath mainly because this is the only time in my house that I actually get anytime to myself in our house!
The cream itself smells very much like some sun tan lotions I have used, a kind of nice fresh summery smell. The cream is pure white in colour and really does feel nice and thick when you first touch it. I really didn't expect this pot of cream to actually last very long as when you actually look at the cream in the pot it doesn't really look a lot.
The cream itself is quite deceiving even though it feels quite thick to touch it actually spreads on the skin very well and a little of the cream goes a long way. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and it doesn't take much rubbing into the skin for the cream to disappear, after applying my skin really does feel soft to touch and has a subtle scent that is long lasting. There is no greasy feeling on the skin after using so the skin doesn't feel slippery or wet.
The effects of this cream do actually for ages and my skin still feels soft even after a hard day at work. I can honestly say that this cream has really made my skin feel so much better overall, I have also had no allergic reaction to this cream and my skin can be very sensitive.
Aqua, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Cera Microcristallina, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamide AMP, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dilauryl Thiodipropionate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891
As I have mentioned I did get this product as a gift but I have seen it in good old Superdrug for around £3.00 which isn't bad as the pot has lasted me about a month and I have used it every day.
WOULD I USE IT AGAIN?
I can say with certain that I will buy this one again after I have used up the others that I have hanging around. I was really impressed with how long the product lasted and the improvement in my skin, it really did make my skin feel softer especially around those areas prone to dry skin namely the knees and elbows. So I have finally stopped being abnormal and conformed to body moisturisers!
Property of madmum71 & lisa8871
The one thing I don't do as much as I should is moisturise my skin. Not because it's not something I don't own.... I do! I own so much but it's that A) I use such good bath and shower products I don't really need it and B) it's too cold to go slapping lotions all over my body in this weather. So I tend to buy something and use it once and then forget all about it.
However I am trying to do it a bit more since I'm getting older and I do get dry skin from time to time and I know that even though I use decent bath and shower products I can get heavenly skin by using other stuff too!
So, I love Dove products and own alot of them so when I saw this Rich Moisturising Creme for £1.29 a tub and I hadn't tried it before from Wilkinson's on offer I just had to buy and try it.
Full name of the product.... Dove Rich Moisturising Creme.
It's a round, recyclable tub. It's plastic and it's size is 150ml. The top of the tub (lid) is white with dark blue writing on it telling me it's Dove and that it is indeed rich moisturising creme and the gold Dove that all the Dove products have them embellishes the front. The base of the tub is dark blue with a white label on it that tells me why is is beneficial, ingredients, and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturers of Dove) are given. The lid twists on and off easily.
Why It's Good:
Dove rich moisturising creme - for complete daily skin care. Dove rich moisturising creme offers extra rich and pampering moisturisation. It combines nourishing ingredients and a generous dose of active moisturiser.
Dove Rich Moisturising Creme - for soft and cared for skin.
Especially suitable for very dry skin areas.
Well when I use a moisturiser I like to apply it everywhere, I like to smell the same all over cosI'm so fussy! The rich, white smooth cream rubs in very easily and spreads very well indeed.
The smell is not like the other Dove products in the blue packaging to my nostrils and this smells much lighter, not as rich and highly fragranced at all. It is similar though don't get me wrong just not as much as other Dove products. A little of this doesn't go a long way either. Skin drinks it and absorbs it quickly so I kept having to add more and rub it in to get fully covered.
I don't have a huge body (honest!) and I seemed to use half a pot of this to cover myself! When I had applied it skin felt slightly clammy and I did feel a bit greasy too. I did dry (eventually) but the clamminess stayed with me for a couple of hours. However I had the time to spend on drying before dressing so I didn't get it on my clothes, luckily.
Skin did feel hydrated and smooth and comfortable once dried but not overly so, it just felt normal and nothing special.
Getting this off was a bit of a pain in the a**. I shower or bath everyday and I use good bath and body products and normally I rinse off any remnants of body lotions easily the day after using them. This I found made my shower gel ineffective. I couldn't lather up and get it off it sort of stopped my shower gel in it's tracks and I felt it was due to this lotion so I spent ages in the shower rubbing myself and it took ages for my shower gel to act as normal and rinse it off properly and even then I felt slightly tacky and not so clean as usual.
It's not bad but at a higher price certainly isn't as economical as other body lotions and gels I use. The smell isn't as great as I'd like it to be and making sure it came off was a real pain in the bum. Skin overall felt not alot smoother when applied but this isn't bad, it's just middle of the road moisturiser. I have applied it since the application I'm describing, just to the areas I felt I needed it over the past week and haven't seen or felt any results...yet?
It says it's for people with dry skin. I feel that statement is true as for the grease content within it. Personally when I use it again I will use it as and where required as it seems more of a treatment cream than an all over body moisturiser!
£2.29 per tub in Boots and Superdrug but sold in a variety of places.
This review can also be seen on Ciao under this same name.
Bring moisture back to dry skin /