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It is getting to that time of year again where the cold weather means my hands start to feel dry and cracked and, without a suitable hand cream to treat them with, I went on the hunt for a new hand cream at lunchtime. As my recent review on Dove soap will demonstrate, I was very impressed with the brand after using their soap and so when I saw a tube of "Dove Essential Nourishment" hand cream I popped it into my basket. In terms of packaging, this product retains the clean lines and simple looks that I associate with the Dove brand. The tube of cream is white in colour and stands on a white flip top lid. The front of the tube is adorned with the Dove logo whilst a splattering of text tells me that this product is for 'long lasting and smooth hands. There were three Dove options available when I went into my local Asda store and each was given a slightly different colour scheme. This particular product is obvious with its blue shades which indicates that it contains 'DeepCare complex' whatever that means. Turning my bottle over, a few paragraphs of text tell me everything I need to know about this hand cream. A sentence which stood out in particular for me was that this hand cream.. "nourishes deep within for beautiful soft and smooth hands all day". All good to hear when you suffer with sore and dry hands as I do. As I really like the clean lines and simple packaging of this hand cream I was keen to see what the hand cream itself was like. Opening up my tube via the flip top cap, this hand cream passes easily out of the small nozzle with a light squeeze being all that is required. The hand cream is white in colour and has a medium consistency which is rather like a thick facial cream. The smell of this particular product is really special in my opinion as it has the clean and fresh scent that I associate with Dove. This is a smell that is light and clean and is not floral or heavily scented as other hand creams are. In my opinion this makes this a great product for both male and female wearers as it leaves a clean scent on my hands which does not lend itself to either gender. To use this hand cream I do find that clean hands are essential prior to applying and as a result I often use it when I have just come back to my desk after visiting the ladies. I find that a small pea sized blob is adequate for my medium sized hands. Upon applying a blob into the centre of my palm I rub it across my hands and fingers for immediate protection and relief. After applying I find that this product sinks quickly into my skin within a matter of minutes. This is great for someone like myself who spends a good amount of time during the day on my computer as it means I do not leave a greasy residue on the key pad. Looks aren't important, it's what is inside that counts, or so my Mother told me and therefore I was keen to see if this hand cream was as good on the inside as it looked on the outside. This hand cream scores full marks from me for its ability to spread easily across my skin and give immediate relief. I often find that with dry hands comes a feel of tight and scratchy skin accompanied with a look of really wrinkly skin which is not pleasant as a woman in my twenties. After applying this hand cream my hands immediately felt softer and moisturised and the dry and scratchy feeling left them instantly. A couple of hours later, my hands are still feeling soft and supple and pleasantly hydrated as oppose to greasy and sticky and this feeling has stayed with them despite having washed my hands once since applying. Together with the supple feeling is the incredibly clean smell of the product which gives my hands a lovely soft scent and means that I am regularly lifting them up to sniff as I write this review. I purchased a 75ml sized bottle of this hand cream earlier today from my local Asda and paid £2 for it. When compared to the other hand creams on the shelf, I consider this to be a good price to pay for such an excellent product and one which I wouldn't hesitate to pay again. I really like this hand cream and as a result it does come recommended. As a result of my comments I am scoring this product an excellent five stars. I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I started working as a carer just over a year ago and with all the hand washing I found that I developed contact dermatitis which causes very sore and cracked skin. I love Dove products so last Christmas my Mam put together a Dove hamper for me and in it she put this cream which I have found really helpful. The cream comes in a white soft plastic tube with the Dove logo and a couple of little blue bits on it much the same as other original Dove products. The tube has a white flip top lid which is easy to flip open which is great and makes it quick to use when I am darting between residents rooms. The cream is meant for dry to normal skin which is great as since only part of my hands is affected the rest of my hands are actually pretty normal. The tube has 75mls of product in it which is another plus for me as it isn't too big which means I can slip it in the pocket of my uniform and use it throughout my shift to prevent my hands getting any drier. The cream is white in colour and is of a great consistency so it doesn't run off your hands but it is thin enough to spread easily around your hands. The cream smells lovely, I always find it hard to describe the Dove smell but it is fresh and light and makes your hands smell really clean. The cream leaves my hands feeling really soft and moisturised which is exactly what I need not only to moisturise but also to stop my hands getting any worse. The cream absorbs easily into my skin which is great as a cream which takes ages to absorb means I then struggle to put on my gloves at work and it also leaves my hands smelling lovely. I find a tube of this cream lasts me a month or two but I do use it very frequently especially when I am working, a tube costs about £4 which is a decent price and is certainly well worth paying, 5 stars from me.
For the past twelve years I have been suffering with sensitive skin on my hands where it easily cracks and subsequently splits and bleeds especially along my knuckles. Whilst I can normally manage my condition, over the last few months I have been redecorating one of the rooms in my home and the paint stripping, replastering and repainting took its toll on my poor hands. I've gone through plenty of hand creams in the last few months in an attempt to restore my skin to its former state with this review discussing my experience with using Dove Essential Nourishment Hand Cream Deep Care Complex, which is suitable for normal and dry hands. I cannot admit to being brand loyal when it comes to hand creams and when my condition is at its worse I need to use a product offering a high level of moisturisation; after which I am able to change to a normal hand cream. My reason for purchasing this particular product was due to my positive experiences with using their hair products, which have all exceeded my expectations. In addition to being highly effective and living up to their claims, I find Dove products to be extremely affordable. I always find the appearance of Dove products to be very appealing and easy on the eye with their clutter free packaging. Deep Care Complex is presented in a luxurious looking white coloured tube and neatly sits on a flip top lid, which is easily opened and securely closed. We are provided with 75 ml of hand cream, which is of a rich and creamy white appearance whilst offering a good consistency. The cream is effortlessly dispensed from the tube and offers the most stunning and comforting aroma, where there is a very delicate hint of floral accompanied with a slight almond aroma although I can find no information contained within the ingredients list to suggest either. The cream is easily applied to the skin and is fast absorbing, which surprised me, particularly for a product that is branded as "deep care complex", as I had anticipated it lingering on the skin's surface for a short time. I was also extremely impressed with the fact that I only need to use a small amount, as it is easily spread over my skin. In addition to my recent decorating exploits, my hands have been rather dry as of late, which has been exacerbated by the hot weather and as a result, they become uncomfortably tight, particularly along the knuckles. Almost immediately after applying I am able to witness considerable relief, as the cream is rapidly absorbed when it begins to works its magic at replenishing any lost moisturise. I adore the fact that the gorgeous and very luxurious aroma remains on my skin's surface for a good while afterwards, which makes it very favourable to use. The cream is thoroughly moisturising and leaves my skin feeling wonderfully soft and smooth and the combination of quality ingredients are highly effective at combating both dryness and itching without leaving a sticky residue on the skin's surface. The blurb on the reverse of the tube informs me that in addition to a rather lengthy list of ingredients, the cream contains natural skin nutrients and rich essential oils; both of which deeply nourish the skin. Dove claims that the formula will protect and care for hands for a 24 hour period even following hand washing although I find this a little difficult to believe, particularly when my skin condition is at its worst. I cannot recommend this cream highly enough, particularly as I find it highly effective at combating my problematic skin and for that reason it receives five stars. The cream has been dermatologically tested and should be used within 12 months of using although this is not difficult for me as I found that the 75 ml tube lasted me approximately three weeks when using three times per day. However, to enable me to use the entire tube, it was necessary to cut it in half, which enables a further three applications; after which the tube can be recycled. Dove Essential Nourishment Hand Cream Deep Care Complex generally retails at around £3.50, but until 16 September 2012 you can purchase two tubes from Tesco for £4.00, which is excellent value for money. In addition, Tesco are currently running a Clubcard Voucher Exchange scheme where you can convert Clubcard points to redeem against skincare products, which will double their value, so two tubes of this hand cream will cost just £2's worth of Clubcard points. I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.