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After receiving some sample sized products from dermalogica, and being quite impressed by them, I decided to re-purchase some items as a treat in the January sales. This is one of the items I purchased which I had not tried before.
I don't often actually use hand cream but this was one of the cheaper items available and it seemed like best value for money. When I do look for a hand cream I generally want something that feels thick and rich in consistency and gives log lasting softness to my skin. I'm not particularly bothered about the condition of my nails (perhaps I should be?) but the fact that this product helps maintain a nice nail condition too seemed like an added bonus.
Dermalogica describe the product as 'an intense, non-greasy treatment to protect and repair chapped hands while strengthening the nails against splitting and peeling'. I completely agree with their statement. The cream felt non-greasy (which is great) and absorbed quickly into the skin. It kept my hands feeling soft and my nails actually did feel stronger after using the cream regularly. I really liked it. My only problem with the cream would be that for me it didn't feel thick enough - for something that is relatively expensive I was hoping for a really rich feeling cream which I didn't really get.
I thought the packaging was great - like most of the products in this range it comes in a silver plastic tube which resembles metal. The tube is very flexible and easy to get all of the product out of. The application hole was large enough for a decent amount of cream to flow out but not too large to release too much at once. The cream itself was slightly yellow in colour and had a lovely smell to it - which I haven't found with all of the dermalogica products so far. It is a sweet, almost fruity scent which smells nice when applied to your hands and lasts for a reasonable amount of time.
The cream, as the name suggests, contains provitamins as well as algae extract, almond oil, ginkgo, biloba and grape seed extract. I love that they use predominantly natural ingredients in their products. It gives the cream not only a pleasant smell but it feels like it is good for your skin and doesn't contain any chemical-ridden surprises. I don't know if it is right but it also makes me think I would be less prone to a reaction to products which have natural ingredients.
The cream retails at £20.00 - which is a lot cheaper than many of the other products in the range. I bought it from pure beauty and it was on offer at £15.00 (it still is). I think for a hand cream this is still very expensive - had it been the best hand cream I'd ever tried I might reconsider re-purchasing it. I think when you buy a more expensive product you have far higher expectations and these weren't all fulfilled.
So although I wouldn't purchase this product again I did think it was very good. I'd love to receive it as a gift or maybe buy it as a gift for someone else as it is nice as a treat.
Yet another of the little sample sized products I have from this range and I think the last one that I have to review. I have been carrying this around in my work bag for a few weeks and have used it a good few times and there is still some of this left.
This normally comes in a 75ml tube but the tube that I got was a 15ml tube, so a tiny handy little tube. I would imagine that this tube was just a mini version of the normal sized tube as the packaging looks the same as other product from this brand so simple looking but most people will know that this brand is that bit more an expensive brand.
The cream is pretty thick, so I just squirted out a little blob of this and rubbed it into my hands. There isn't all that much scent to this, it is just a thick creamy kind of scent. It's not like Sudocreme, but you know the kind of heavy cream kind of scent that you get then this is quite similar, but it is a nice scent. After I rubbed this in my hands felt a bit greasy and I wondered if this would absorbe in ok, but I just rubbed this in firm and after under 5 minutes this was soaked in and although my hands still had a bit sheen to them I could still use them alright.
I don't feel that I have overly dry skin, but I feel that there is dry patches on my palms, and after using this a couple of times I felt that my skin seemed to be a lot softer. I felt that this done a good job for me.
Price wise I looked online and see that this 75ml sells for around £13-£16, so not a price I would normally spend for a Hand Cream unless it gave absolutely miracle results, which this didn't but it was still good.
A good product but I personally wouldn't spend this kind of money on this kind of product.
WHAT IS IT?
A rich hand cream by Dermalogica, enriched with extra vitamins to work as a treatment rather than a daily use hand cream.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Just like a hand cream. Massage it into the skin of your hands, make sure you pay attention to your nails and the skin around them. To make the effects more intense apply thickly at night and wear a pair of clean cotton gloves to sleep in.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
It moisturises dry hands but I don't feel it's any better than other good quality hand creams. It's creamy and feels luxurious but is very heavy and makes my hands feel greasy. I don't like the feel of it on my skin and recently have been having to wash it off after a short time as the greasy feeling has got on my nerves.
I used it regularly for two weeks when I first bought it, as a beautician I have a lot of touching contact with my clients so like my hands to be as soft and smooth as possible. This treatment kept them soft and dealt promptly with any dry and chapped areas, my nails don't feel or look any better nourished apart from the cuticles are looking slightly healthier.
£15 is expensive for any hand cream and this one isn't worth it, it works but I could get the same results from a half price cream so I wouldn't buy this again.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
Being a student of medicine, my hands are very important to me as hopefully they will be one of my main tools in treating patients in the future. Not only are my hands exposed to the frigged Scottish winter air, but all types of weather, be it hot, cold, freezing, snowing or just windy. All of theses elements take their tole on your skin. Most people use a daily moisturiser on their face but a lot of use neglect the most exposed and hard working part of our body. Of course I'm talking about our hands. In my case they are constantly in and out of hot lecture halls into the ice cold air. So as I've said before I went looking for product from my trusted brand of Dermalogica.
This multivitamin hand and nail cream comes in a squeezy 75 ml silver grey and off White tube, it stands on it's lid in order to keep the product always ready to use and it also looks good in your medicine cabinet this way. The cream itself is thick and absorbs into the skin on my hands with very little effort. All you do is simply squeeze a little on to either the back or palm of your hand, and then rub both hands together. If you suffer from cracked nails or flaking or drying cuticles then focus your attention more on those problematic areas. The same goes for if the skin on your hands is the problem, don't spend too much of your time, or too much of the cream on your nails. If like me you just want to keep your hands in the best condition they can be, cover all areas of your hands and nails and rub in vigorously, this helps the cream get absorbed quicker but also stimulates circulation.
The results aren't as fast at coming as other Dermalogica products, but maybe that depends on how dry your skin is to start off with. For me it took around a week for it to really work. That was with me applying it once a day for seven days. After that my hands and nails looked healthier. My skin felt plump and moisturised while my nails looked pink and healthy and had become stronger over that short time. I do wear gloves now when going to school, and if you put them on straight after using the cream it gives it a better chance at working, as the heat helps the cream penetrate the skin.
Again as with all of Dermalogica, I love this product.
I don't find I have to use it at all in the summer months, but during the winter it's an everyday pleasure to apply.
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I was initially unsure as to whether to buy this cream as it is recommended for mature skin and is designed to help remove age spots. However I suffer from quite dry skin on my hands, especially in winter and read that this cream helps to keep your hands moisturised. I decided that I would give it a try and was very happy with the results.
This cream is designed to condition hands and also helps repair your nails. I'll begin with the moisturising aspect, which certainly delivers. There are lots of ingredients in this cream including vitamins A, C and E together with extracts of Algae and Ginkgo Biloba. The aim of all the ingredients is to hydrate and heal rough dry hands, while providing protection from environmental damage. I have to say that after just a few days of using this cream I noticed my hands felt smoother and more moisturised.
The cream also helps to strengthen your nails, reducing splitting and breakage and also helps to improve your cuticles. I would say that I didn't really have much of a problem with my nails but I have noticed that after using this cream my cuticles are looking healthy and I can't remember the last time that I had a broken nail.
The cream also works to improve age spots, but thankfully I don't have any the minute and hopefully with using this cream I never will.
I put the cream on before bed and it feels light and not at all greasy.
At £15 for a 75ml tube it is quite expensive but I would definitely recommend it to those suffering from dry hands.
I've used Dermalogica products for a while now and despite their hefty price tag I have found that they are overall very effective. I also find that all of the products I have tried suite my sensitive skin. So you can imagine how overjoyed I was to receive this handcream in my Christmas stocking. I just had a quick look online and you can buy a tube that is 75ml for £15.
The packaging is typical of Dermalogica, very plain (as in the image above) and sophisticated, a white tube with grey lid and logo.
This is not just a handcream but an intensive treatment for chapped hands. Dermalogica recommend using it at least once a day and it will repair chapped and dry hands. You don't need a lot, just a bit more than a pea-sized amount of this white cream. It's quite a light cream, not at all greasy, but is absorbed very quickly and almost instantly my hands felt soft and smooth (they weren't badly chapped though). I've been using this for a few months and have found that my nails are stronger as well. The cream has a lovely refreshing citrus fragrance too, which lingers on your hands for quite a while.
As with all Dermalogica products this hand treatment is full of natural extracts and ingredients, so it hasn't had a reaction with my sensitive skin. All in all I have been very impressed with this hand cream and it has lasted for such a long time, even with daily use I would definitley buy this for myself.
My hands often get very dry and I hate that uncomfortable tight sensation that it causes. It is particularly bad after I have used cleaning products or after a long day in work. My bedside table is full to the brim with hand creams (a habit I seem to have adopted from my mother!) and I am always on the look out for new ones. After researching on line I saw that the Daily Mail had given Dermalogica's Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment 9/10 and that was all the motivation I needed to go and purchase it.
What does the product do?
The Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment is part of the AgeSmart range and it has been specifically designed for hands that are mature or prematurely aging. The product promises to repair, protect and condition both the nails and hands using natural ingredients. It also claims that it will strengthen the nails so that there will be no more snapping or splitting.
How does the product work?
Glycerin is included which is a humectant, meaning that it draws moisture into the skin and holds onto it. As long as the hands are hydrated, then new wrinkles and fine lines can't form as the skin can retain its elasticity and when the nails are moisturised, they won't become brittle and snap. Soy Protein is included because it is a powerful antioxidant meaning that it can remove aging toxins from the skin and nails, preventing them from aging prematurely. The protein also strengthens both the skin and nails, leaving them in a better condition.
Green Tea Leaf Extract also removes aging toxins from the skin and helps to reduce inflammation so there should be no more puffy hands. Panthenol, otherwise known as Vitamin B5, is included because it is highly moisturising and it plumps up the skin which fills out our wrinkles and makes our hands look younger. It also soothes irritations and helps to heal any imperfections. Licorice Root Extract is present because of its ability to heal, repair and brighten the skin. Almond Oil is included to hydrate and protect.
Seaweed Extract is thrown into the mix in order to nourish the skin and nails with a whole host of vitamins and minerals to improve their overall condition. It is also highly moisturising and revitalising, and leaves the skin more toned. Rose flower extract is included because it is hydrating and increases the circulation of blood so that more oxygen can reach the skin and nail cells meaning that they will develop healthily. And finally, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract rejuvenates the skin while stimulating the production of collagen.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other hand cream. A small amount is to be squeezed out of the tube and then massaged into the hands and nails, paying particular attention to the cuticles and dry areas such as the knuckles. It can be applied as many times during the day as you wish.
Packaging and Price
I really like the packaging for this product. It doesn't follow the usual plain packaging that we usually see from this brand and it looks really eye catching and expensive so it's one that I am proud to be seen using in public. The hand treatment is contained within a silver tube that is a little bit shiny and it has the purple AgeSmart band across the bottom. The flip top lid to the product is grey.
The product doesn't comes cheap in hand cream terms and will cost you around £15 for 75ml of the treatment. It can be bought from your local Dermalogica store or from a variety of online websites so you may find it for marginally cheaper if you have the time or inclination to shop around.
None of Dermalogica's products contain artificial fragrances or colouring and this treatment is no exception to that rule. The hand cream does have an ever so subtle aroma but it is completely natural and delicate enough not to bother anyone. Once on the hands, the aroma is barely noticeable and although I usually like my moisturising products to smell sweet, I'd rather the product to be like this than to have some strong smell that I don't like.
The consistency of this product is quite rich but not as rich as I had expected from a product with treatment in the title and it not that different to a normal handcream, in the sense of the texture. It is easy to dispense the product from the tube and easy to control the amount of cream that comes out. Obviously, due to the packaging, you can't put the cream back in if you take out too much so go easy with the squeezing as this is an expensive product to waste. Again due to the packaging, there will be some left in the tube as I near the end of the treatment, but the tube will be pretty easy to cut open and access the very last drops.
When the cream is on my hands, it doesn't take long to be fully absorbed and when I massage it into my skin, it has completely gone within ten seconds. It does feel very moisturising and it brings instant relief to my hands when they have that horrible tightness. The cream is non-greasy just as promised and within a minute I can quite happily get on with my jobs within worrying that I will stain something or leave fingerprints behind. My hands have a healthy sheen to them and look in a better condition.
This treatment seems to become more beneficial with continued use although immediate effects can be seen on my skin too. Within a week, I have noticed that my skin is much, much softer and the skin looks a lot healthier. Some of the finer lines seem to have gone or at the very least, be less noticeable, and the problem dry spots such as my knuckles are in a very good condition. My cuticles are much healthier and my nails are shiny. My nails are a lot stronger and I had fewer of those oh so very annoying snappages.
The effects of this hand cream are quite long lasting although I have used products which do last for longer than this one. The cream is small enough to carry around with you in your handbag ready for reapplication and it is easy to use on the go. I find myself using the cream around three days a day because my hands do get very dry as my job is very active so I can't see the tube lasting me an incredibly long time. I can't comment on its ability to make age spots fade or its ability to rid deep wrinkles because I don't have any just yet.
All in all, this is a very good hand cream that completely banishes signs of dry skin and that horrible tightness that comes with it. My hands feel soft and smooth and my skin looks healthier and conditioned. My nails are much stronger and they no longer become brittle or snap so easily. Despite the cream not being overly rich, it still does a great job and it never makes my hands greasy or uncomfortable. I have to knock one star off because of the price but other than that, this is well worth buying.
rst used Dermalogica MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment when I was a Kitchen Porter as my hands would become very dry from washing pots at the end of a shift. It was my Mum's cream as it's recommended for mature or prematurely aging skin, but she recommended I use it to soften my hands as it had done the trick for her. My mum says she thinks she paid about £20- £25 for hers when she first bought it a couple of years ago, however I bought a tube about 4 months ago for £17 which is expensive but the cream does last.
Dermalogica MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment comes in a 75 ml tube, with a simple but stylish theme to the silver, grey and black packaging. The main silver body is squeezable and the tube stands upside down on the screw on/off cap which also has a flip top for dispensing the cream, I've always found the cap to be very secure and it never comes open by accident.
The cream is of a very thick and creamy consistency, and has a lovely subtle citrus scent which comes from only natural fragrances of lemon and grapefruit peel. As the cream is thick you don't need to use a lot, it's recommended that you apply after washing. Although it's thick the cream feels very light, it's easily massaged into the skin and isn't at all greasy. With some creams I feel very aware that it's on my skin for a while afterwards, however with Dermalogica I felt as if I could just get on with whatever I was doing, I do like to use the cream before bed though.
As I said previously, I used this for my dry hands, I used it once every day and after about 10 days I could really notice a difference, my hands felt completely moisturised and a lot softer. More recently, after going to have my acrylic nails done every other week for over a year I was finding my nails and cuticles in really bad condition. I decided to give my nails a rest and started using Dermalogica MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment again. I've found it's really helped with the recovery of my nails in just 3 weeks they're almost back to normal and are feeling a lot stronger as well as my cuticles being in a lot better condition.
This cream is meant to be used for mature skin, my Mum was using it on a recommendation that it would help get rid of the age spots on the backs of her hands. Within two weeks the age spots had faded to barely visible and with continued use they had gone altogether. My Mum really does swear by this product which was why she recommended I try it for my dry hands as she found it really moisturized her skin as well.
Although it's a little expensive Dermalogica MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment is a great product and a little bit goes a long way. It's very effective and I would recommend it to anyone with dry skin or nails, and to anyone whose hands are showing signs of aging.
During the winter I get really really dry hands, that crack and can be really sore. I have tried several different hand creams and so know that they can vary widely. some don't seem to do anything, whilst others are greasy or feel like you have vaseline on your hands, and I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable shaking someones hand after using them, and am left incapable of turning a door handle! This , however, is different. It makes my hands feel much softer, and it is absorbed easily so my hands don't feel greasy after use. I find it best to use it several times a day, but as I said my hands can get very dry. I like the fact that the tube doesn't bounce back after you've squeezed cream out of it, cos then I have a better idea of how much I have left so can stock up before running out. It is also available in a smaller tube, which is really useful for when you want to keep a smaller one in a separate bag or for when travelling. I definitely recommend this!
This treatment is a god send for hands, its rich and luxurious formula is both moisturising and contains nothing artificial.
I'm a masive dermalogica fan and I was thrilled to try out some of their hand cream being that in the past all I had tried out were facial and body treatments. This hand cream is specificaly for dry and rough skin on the hands but it also helps to promote healthy nails, keeping them moisturised so as to prevent splitting etc.
The cream itself is a thick creamy white colour and has a pleasant fragrance to it without being overpowering. I have noticed in the ingredients as i have the bottle to hand , that grapefruit and rosa centifolia flower are used so this may be a mild scent of these. As mentioned earlier the cream is also fairly thick so a little goes along way!
dermalogica also claim this product to be non greasy which i do agree to be true. After application the hands feel moisturised rather than feeling like a layer has been left on them as with some hand creams. The cream sinks into the skin easily.
Dermalogica recommend that the cream is used AT LEAST once a day, however in my line of work i am forever washing my hands so i find im popping it on every five minutes. I keep a 15ml tube in my pocket at work, i find this size great, fits in any pocket or handbag.
It can be seen to be expensive compared to some other hand creams. I usually buy mine on the net for around £13 for a 75ml large tube/bottle. However it does last for ages if you dont go overboard and slather your hands in it, which to be quite frank you do not need to do with such a rich thick cream!
this product is definitely an investment in the skin on your hands!