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I use all types of hand creams and I have even been known to make my own – honestly. It was such a faff on though that I decided it was better just to buy a tube as I made such a mess. I love Dove products, and anyone who reads my reviews regularly will know how much I love this range.
I have used a few different hand creams from Dove but Home Bargains are currently selling the Regenerating Hand Cream for only £1.59 for a 75ml tube. It stands on its head, it is made of plastic and as soon as you apply a bit to your hands you will recognise that familiar Dove scent. I just love it.
This hand cream is very rich, thick and luxurious. It is very absorbent, however, and it just melts into the skin as soon as it has made contact. It does not leave your hands feeling at all sticky after using it and it just seems to sink so rapidly into my skin. It almost feels like it has a slight whipped tenancy as it is so very creamy. I have even used this stuff on my shins, with excellent results, I have to say.
I have very rough and dry hands and this hand cream has worked absolute miracle son the rougher parts of my knuckles. It is important to keep on using it regularly for the every best results and I use it at least once a day for brilliant results.
I have recommended this to so many of my friends and now I know loads of people who use it.
I'm quite lucky in that up to now, my face doesn't have any wrinkles. My hands, on the other...um...hand , look wrinkled and lined. It's a combination of things really - always having jobs where I use harsh cleaning products, small scars from stress flare ups, and the fact that, in all honesty, I never took any care of them until a couple of years ago.
I decided I needed to do something about it, and purchased a few different bits and bobs to use . One of the items I purchased was Dove Regenerating Night Hand Cream, which cost me £2.75 for a 75ml tube. It looks identical to the tube pictured above, aside from being a tiny bit lighter in colour.
This cream is intended to be left on overnight - and for best results I would recommend purchasing either cotton or latex gloves. Smear the cream liberally on your hands, then pop on the gloves to stop the cream coming off all over your bedding, and go to sleep . Cotton gloves are better in my opinion as they are more breathable, and less hot and uncomfortable, but if you like to read in bed like me, latex disposables are handy for preventing the cream going all over the pages.
The cream takes a while to absorb fully (despite claims on the packet that it is instantly absorbed) - but then with an overnight cream I would expect a certain amount of time sitting on the skin. It has a fresh clean scent, almost soapy, but nothing artificial. There are tiny beads within this that burst on the skin, and the cream contains vitamin F to aid in the regeneration of hands and nails.
Does it work ? Well, my skin is certainly much softer and smoother since I have been using this cream, and doesn't get dry as often as before . The callouses on my palms from hard work are also smoother and less noticeable. I can't say that my skin looks any younger or less wrinkled - though to be fair to the product it doesn't claim to reduce wrinkles .
Overall, I would recommend this cream . Though the packaging doesn't mention gloves as an essential, and you could probably get away with just rubbing this into the skin, I do think using the gloves with this gives it more time to work and just feels a little more like a treat!
My handbag is always full of some weird and wonderful goodies, I always have my favourite essentials in there though, one of them being some sort of hand cream.
The past few weeks I have been using Dove Regenerating Hand Cream.
Dove Regenerating Hand Cream comes in a 75ml, navy, upside down tube, clearly telling us on the front it is Dove in elegant white writing with the golden dove beneath.
The cream itself is a pure white in colour, with little specks of blue throughout. It doesn't have a very strong fragrance to it, just a gentle 'clean' scent about it which is all that's needed really especially as it's a cream meant for hands. It's more a mild soapy smell than a perfumed scent, which is more than pleasant for a hand cream.
The cream doesn't look thick really when it firsts squeezes out but whilst rubbing it into my hands I soon realised just how thick this cream was.
Despite it being quite thick though it had no troubles in sinking into my skin really quickly and leaving them feeling fresh and soft. It isn't a greasy cream, and it absorbs brilliantly into your skin and very quickly too which is impressive.
It is a very handy sized tube to keep in a handbag or keep on a desk at work, to ensure you keep your hands moisturised at even the dull moments, nothing wrong with a quick pampering rub of your hands.
A 75ml handbag sized tube of hand cream. I have a bag with a zip pocket inside and a mobile phone pocket, I would never put my phone in my bag unless I had to and it is never for long, it is always on my person. So I use the mobile phone pocket to put this hand cream in, it is a tiny bit small for the pocket so all the business cards I have go in with it as well and so do my pen and pencil which wedge everything in. Being a mechanic I constantly have to wash my hands and this can cause dryness, I am provided with moisturising cream but it is not too fabulous; off colour, no scent and not a nice texture so I have this handy. I never understood why older women needed it but as I got older my hands got dry for no reason during the day.
This was on offer for 99p in Boots, there are lots of different kinds of Dove hand cream from Boots around the same price, the night hand cream and the one in the red tube for mature skin. It currently retails between £1.50 and £2.90, currently on sale at Boots for £2.79 which is ridiculous if you ask me. As I myself do not use it that often it was good value but a lot of women are using hand creams twice or more every single day, this may not last them five minutes.
I must have bought this well over a year ago, it lasts that long! I use it maybe once every fortnight. It smells absolutely lovely, the usual Dove creamy but soapy with a bit of floral smell. It absorbs very quickly and moisturises very well. Once used, this lasts for hours on your skin, you should only have to use it once or twice a day (morning and night) if you are prone to a little dryness.
I have very dry skin, especially in the winter so a good hand cream is absolutely essential to me. I actually first got this hand cream as a substitute in my Tesco delivery and I'm really glad I did.
The hand cream comes in a 75ml dark blue tube and it's very easy to get even the last little bits out. My only complaint would be that the tube is transparent so you don't know how much you've got left.
The hand cream promises to replace the moisture lost from your hands during the day and should be applied last thing at night, it should be used everyday in order to get maximum benefit.
The hand cream itself is white and not a thick as I expected considering it's an intensive moisturiser, it's also not at all greasy which is a definite plus for a hand cream, I hate applying hand cream then finding that my hands are too greasy to write.
I apply the moisturiser fairly generously most nights before I go to bed, the cream is easily absorbed so you don't need to spend ages rubbing your hands together! I always find that no matter how dry my hands are when I go to bed, if I've used this hand cream I will wake up with lovely smooth hands the next morning.
When my hands have been really really dry, I've used this as a normal moisturiser through the day and found that my hands are well moisturised in no time at all.
Like all of the Dove products I've tried, this is a good quality reliable product which does exactly what it sets out to do. It costs around £2.24 and I'd definitely recommend giving this a try even if your hands aren't especially dry as it will certainly make your hands soft and smooth very quickly
*** What is Dove Regenerating Night? ***
It's a 'beauty hand cream' that has been specially formulated for night-time use. It comes packaged in a 75ml flip-top standing recyclable tube and is easy to recognise as being part of the Dove range due to the dark blue colour, white text and little flying bird logo. I don't know what it cost as it was a present and I can't find the price online.
*** Product claims ***
The packaging blurb says this cream will renew and regenerate the skin overnight. This works because cell turnover is faster at night and the skin does not constantly lose moisture like it does during the day. The cream's fragrance is also supposed to "calm your senses".
*** How to use ***
Simply smooth the cream onto your hands and massage it in before going to sleep. It's recommended that you use it every night for best results.
*** My experience ***
I'd call this more of a lotion than a cream; it was a lot thinner than I'd expected and not as rich as I'd hoped. It sinks into the skin really quickly and I need to apply quite a lot. My skin really drinks it in and it's doesn't leave a greasy film on the hands or nails like some creams do. It also doesn't irritate chapped skin or paper cuts (of which I have a lot, for some reason).
The product is quite strongly fragranced and while it is quite a calming scent it's a little too strong for me. I don't believe it's ever helped me sleep! I used this product for a few weeks, then stopped, then started using it again a few months later. Although the symbol on the back of the tube says it needs to be used within 12 months after opening, I found it started to smell a little stale before the 12 months were up. Another thing that annoyed me was the packaging - due to the shape of the tube it's difficult to squeeze out the last 25% of so of the product and you can't tell when the tube is empty.
The most disappointing aspect, however, is that this hand cream just doesn't work that well. It feels ok when you apply it but my hands soon felt dry again as I was drifting off to sleep. I think a heavier, richer formula would be better for night-time use. I also don't understand why the tube has a little logo promising "24hr nourishing moisture" - who goes a whole 24 hours without washing their hands and thus washing the product off?
In conclusion, this product sounds like a good idea but doesn't really work. In fact, almost any other hand cream I've tried or even body lotion or Vaseline works better on my dry skin. This is more of a hand cream for those who don't really need it.
I always make an effort to moisturise my face but using a hand cream is not something I have used up until last year. After I had my third baby for some reason my hands became very dry and quite irritable.
In search of a hand cream to make my hands smooth again I headed to the supermarket and looked at the huge range of hand creams. When you're using a product for the first time it can be hard to choose which one will be best.
The one I opted for was Dove Regenerating Hand Cream, mainly for two reasons. One was that it was reasonably priced, a 75ml bottle cost just over £1.50. The other reason was that Dove is quite a popular brand with a good reputation, I have tried Dove products before and never been disappointed.
There were a few different Dove Hand Creams to choose from but the reason I picked this is because it is a Night Cream, it has 24 hour nourishing moisture and renews skin overnight. I liked the idea that you could put it on last thing before bed and leave it to soak in overnight.
It says on the bottle that exposed hands lose moisture during the day, therefore on a night "when cell turnover is fasterm the skin needs help to strengthenits moisture barrier and renew its natural beauty".
I really like this Hand Cream, it has a nice fragrance and automatically after using your hands feel softer and smoother. If used on a regular basis it your hands feel smoother all of the time and they certainly don't dry out. My husband is a plasterer and he gets very dry hands but when he uses this Hand Cream it makes his hands much better too.
Dove Regenerating Hand Cream is a great product that does leave your hands in good condition. I must admit I am guilty of forgetting to use it and its only when I haven't used it for a while that I get dry hands and use it again. As it says on the bottle "use nightly - in skincare, everyday is everything".
Mositurising the body, face and hands is a part of most women's daily routine. I used to use and try loads of different hand creams and was given Dove regenerating hand cream as part of a set last Christmas and since then this is the only hand cream for me.
The cream comes in a dark blue tube with a flip lid at the bottom. The hand cream is actually for the night so the design and colour of the tube works well with this theme. There is 75ml per tube and when I renewed mine it cost me £1.58 from Tesco.
When I used to use other hand creams I used to put them on in the day but then worry about touching things around the house because my hands were greasy or it would be washed off within a few minutes of applying. With Dove's hand cream I put a little on before I go to bed making sure I massage it deep into my hands and nails and then in the morning I wake up and my hands feel soft and smooth. I have to say that there isn't much of a fragrance, it has a creamy smell to it but it's neutral so it doesn't over power you when your trying to sleep.
The cream contains vitamin F and intensive moisturiser which aids your hands and nails over night and Dove claims that it will:-
- strengthen the skin barrier
- improve skin firmness and resilience
- hands regain their natural beauty
- wake up to softer and smoother hands
- instantly absorbed
I have to say that all of the above work on my hands and I don't have any bad points to say about it. I would highly recommend this cream to keep at the side of your bed. You only need a small amount for your hands to feel regenerated so it lasts a long time and you only use it before you go to bed so you don't have to worry about touching things around the house. The price is very reasonable comparing it to other hand creams which you can pay up to £15 for and it has a nice neutral fragrance which doesn't over power your sleep. Nothing bad to say about this product so it get 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I have been using different dove handcreams for quite a while now, but Dove Regenerating night hand cream is my prefered choice. This is because I am able to put it on before settling down for bed and not have to worry about wiping it off while doing jobs around the house, (which sometimes happens during the day!).
Dove Regenerating hand cream does not feel greasy on your skin, but takes away any dryness that might have occured on your hands throughout the day. As this product is aimed at night time use, the moisturising cream soaks into your skin while you sleep, leaving them feel soft and smooth in the morning when you wake up. However I am sure you could also use this as a daytime hand cream as well- I know I have, and it again gives skin that soft, moisturised feeling!
This hand cream states that it: "enhances your skin's nightly renewal process. As a result you wake up with touchably smoother and renewed skin". This is a fair comment made by Dove as I have certainly found that since using this product my hands are softer.
As well as moisturising and nourishing your skin this product has a calming sent which is not over powerful, meaning that it does not over whelm you whilst you sleep.
The hand cream comes in a 75ml tube with a flip lid, that is easy to open and use. The cream comes out easily with a little squeeze, providing you with a small amount of cream that is just enough to moisturise your hands. However when the hand cream is starting to run out the cream is difficult to get out of the tube, and can often mean wasting quite a bit if you choose to throw it away. I however cut the top of the tube off and scrape the remaing cream out ensuring I use every last bit. This method is only really suitable if you use the cream regularly as cutting the top off can lead to the cream drying up!!
Dove Regenerating hand cream is reasonablly priced between £1.50-£2, depending on which outlet you purchase it from. Even when using this product every night it lasts for a approximately 1 month based on my personal use, but is dependent on what quantity you use and how often.
I have been using the Dove Regenerating Night Hand cream for a while now, long enough for me to be able to share an honest opinion with all you dooyoo-ers.
First things first - the packaging.
The hand cream comes in a blue tube, which can stand upright on it's flip top lid. On the front is the promise of "24hr nourishing moisture" and "renews skin overnight".
On the back we are told...
"During the day, when hands are exposed, you can lose moisture from your skin. So, during the night, when cell turnover is faster, the skin needs help to strengthen its moistrure barrier and renew its natural beauty. That's why Dove has created this hand cream that helps renew the precious skin on your hands at night, while its fragrance calms your senses.
Use nightly - in skincare, everyday is everything (TM)"
So, what do I think?
I really like this product. The tube is user friendly and the cream is white and smells lovely - but not too heavy. It soaks into your skin quickly, and doesn't leave a greasy feeling or a sticky residue as some hand creams do. After continued use, I do think that I have noticed a difference in the skin on my hands and the strength of my nails. Now whether this can be put down to the hand cream - I wouldn't like to say, but this is certainly a product that I will be buying in the future and continue to use in my everyday skin care routine.
Like many woman I sometimes suffer with dry or cracked hands, so I have recently been using Dove Regenerating Night Beauty Hand Cream.
This hand cream comes in a squeezy tube which is a dark midnight blue colour, so it has quite a relaxing, night-time sort of look to it. A little gold metallic dove accompanies the white Dove logo.
The plastic flip-top lid is at the base of the tube, so it makes it easier to squeeze out the cream as whilst the tube is standing on the lid, the cream should make its way down to the bottom.
The cream promises to 'renew skin overnight' and provide '24 hour nourishing moisture'. The packaging says that night is the best time to use hand cream because 'cell turnover is faster and the skin needs help to strengthen its moisture barrier and renew its natural beauty'.
The cream is white and has a smooth texture. It is quite thick but not too heavy and I find it is absorbed really quickly into the skin and leaves skin moisturised but not sticky. In fact it is absorbed so quickly that it immediately sinks into the first bit of skin I spread it over, and so I have to use quite a few squirts, normally around three, before I have managed to spread it over both my hands.
After using the cream my skin feels really nice and soft, but I don't find that it lasts too long and by the morning I certainly have to use regular hand lotion, so I would take issue with its '24 hour nourishment' claim.
The smell of the cream is lovely. It is hard to describe but it is a very soothing and relaxing smell which I think has a slight hint of almonds to it. It always makes me want to hold my hands up to my face and breathe it in!
I would say that this is a nice cream to use at night to give your hands some extra moisture, but it doesn't quite live up to its promises and you will still need a normal hand cream for the days.
A 75 ml tube of this cream can be bought for £1.92 from Asda and other supermarkets or pharmacies, which is not too expensive.
I am a bit of a fan of Dove handcreams and use handcream all throughout the day, but I have to be honest, I never thought about using one in the evening until I found Dove's regenerating night cream which claims to renew your skin overnight with 24 hr nourishing moisture.
Dove is a Unilever brand. Unilever was first established in the 1930 and is now a big part of daily life for most people. It is one of the most successful consumer goods companies across the globe. The Unilever brand is associated with; foods (with Knorr being it's biggest food brand), Home care and personal care. Dove obviously falls into the personal care category alongside other popular brands such as nivea, impulse, sure, pond's and others.
Dove was first launched in the United states in the 1950's and started with the Dove cleansing bar but did not break into the UK market until the 1990's and we now use skin care products such as handcreams, bathing products such as moisturising body washes, deoderants and haircare products.
Getting back to the Regenerating Night cream. Here's what it says on the tube:
"During the day when hands are exposed, you can lose moisture from your skin. So, during the night when cell turnover is faster, the skin needs help to strengthen it's moisture barrier and renew it's natural beauty. That's why Dove has created this handcream that helps renew the precious skin on your hands at night while it's fragrance calms your senses"
Now I have very sensitive skin that seems to dry out pretty quickly so I'm always applying moisturising lotions to my skin and that includes my hands. I find that the regenerating night cream has a nice cooling effect on the skin and is absorbed almost instantly so you're not left with that horrible greasy feeling on your hands that you get with some other hand creams but instead my hands feel silky and smooth after application. The cream has a very pleasant aroma - sweet - but not overpowering or sickly sweet, just slightly perfumed. After using this product I feel that the quality of the skin on my hands has improved immensely but I still suffer from dry skin throughout the day so apply this religiously every evening before bed.
The cream is presented in a 75ml blue tube - as pictured and the cream itself is white, just like most other creams and is packed with a large number of ingredients some of which I can't even pronounce.
If you suffer from dry skin on your hands then I definately recommend this product - you'll be amazed at how different your skin feels after application. This has to be one of my favourite Dove products and I wouldn't be without it.
I bought this as I wanted a hand cream I could put on at night and just leave to do its work.The packaging is a navy blue plastic tube which tapers at the bottom and it sits on its lid. It has white writing on the front.
The cream is quite thick and luxurious feel to it. When you squeeze a bit onto your hand you notice that it contains micro pearls which are blue in colour, and it also has vitamin f and intensive moisturisers which help repair your hands and nails overnight. Its smells nice and light which was pleasant. The cream is easily absorbed into your skin and you only need a small amount as it goes a long way.
I think it makes the skin on your hands firmer. You could use it in the day time but there is no uv protection in it so bear that in mind if you want to use it that way.
I like the fact that you put it on at night and in the morning you wake up with nice soft hands. I will continue with this cream as I liked what it does to my hands.
What is it?
A night-time hand moisturiser.
This regenerating night cream with micro-pearls contains vitamin F and intensive moisturisers to help nighttime repair of your hands and nails. The formula helps to strengthen the skin barrier, improve skin firmness to leave lovely soft hands.
How do I use it?
Just apply a sparing amount onto hands and massage thoroughly. Although predominantly intended for use at night-time, the cream can of course be used at anytime of the day, however, bare in mind that it won't have a UV protection filter.
After applying this the night before, my hands magically look plumper and smoother in the morning. This effect however, does gradually disappear through the day - but this is just my hands in general, they just start to look tired, wrinkle up etc. - the same with our faces I guess... :). However, after using this, it isn't so bad - in other words my skin barrier has been made stronger against the daily effects of dehydration and pollution.
The benefits are definitely seen with more of a difference if used just before bedtime - I suppose your hands are not having to repair and fight at the same time if used during the day.
When applying this, there are actually very small balls of dark blue micro-beads mixed with the cream - these are actually the pearls that contain the vitamin F. I find it does take a little longer to massage these little balls before they dissolve and are absorbed completely into the hands. My mum isn't too keen on these pearls and doesn't really like having to wait so long before everything is absorbed completely, but I generally have no problems with this.
With the smell, it's not unpleasant but can be a little strong for some. It generally reminds me of the smell of hair gel.
Usually around £1.39 for a 75ml tube. I feel this is very reasonable considering how effective it is.
I use this very often as it's so effective. However, I do alternate this with other brands as my hands tend to get too used to the same hand cream and it can lose effectiveness. The hand cream, besides the beads, absorbs very quickly and there is definitely no greasy after-feel. For firm nourished hands in the morning, I thoroughly recommend this hand cream.
Thanks for reading, xx
I got this hand cream as part of a Dove gift set at Christmas time last year (2006). The set was for nighttime products, and this cream is designed to help your skin with it's nightly regenerating process although I just use it whenever I need to.
It comes in a very soft plastic tube with a curved top and the lid on the bottom. It stands on top of this flat lid which has a flap. It's dark blue in colour with the logo at the top and the product title below that with a graphic featuring some little stars to make it look like the night sky. In a small golden box at the bottom there are the words "Night Care with Vitamin F", a vitamin I hadn't really heard of before getting this hand cream. You get 75ml in the tube which is a good amount as it lasts and it's small enough to travel with. On the back of the packaging it says that the hand cream has micro-pearls which contain the Vitamin F and intensive moisturisers. Below this small description there are bullet points explaining how this hand cream helps your skin such as *strengthens the skin barrier, *wake up to softer, smoother hands and *instantly absorbed. The back also has all the ingredients. The design of the tube means it's easy to close with slightly slippery hands after using it, unlike with the screw on lids that just slip around when you try to close them. With this one you just flip it shut again.
The cream itself isn't thick, but I wouldn't say it gets absorbed instantly as it does leave your skin feeling a little greasy for a while, but compared to other hand creams I've used it doesn't take long to absorb and when it does your skin feels lovely and smooth. The micro-beads in the cream are blue in colour while the cream is white. These little beads seem to disappear as you rub them in and the ones that don't just remain on the skin unless you rub them to make them smaller and smaller. It has a pleasant fresh and very slightly musky smell which is similar to that of the Dove hand balm intended for daytime use. It isn't an overpowering smell so if you do use it at nighttime it won't annoy you while you try to sleep. The texture is light and easy to apply but it's a also rich so you don't need to use a lot. If you do put on too much you'll find it takes ages to absorb properly, so it's best to start with just a little then you can build it up if you need more of it. The best way to get it to absorb is to rub both hands together continually. Since it's rich, you'll find that one tube will last a while.
Overall, I can recommend this handcream not just for nighttime use but for anytime. It is lovely and rich but isn't too thick so it absorbs pretty well. Since I got mine as part of a pack, I'm not sure exactly how much it costs but I'd estimate it to be around £2 or less. It's well worth giving a go, it's one of the best hand creams I've ever used!
75ml / Makes your hands smoother /