“ Brand: Dove / Type: Hand Cream / Subcategory: Night Cream / Suitable for: Hand „
I need to apply hand cream several times each day, particularly as I suffer with dry skin, which can often split and subsequently bleed along my knuckles. I've tried and tested many brands over the years, but very few will assist with my condition, as whilst they would initially offer a fairly good level of moisturisation, the results were not long lasting. Earlier this year I finally found a product that was the answer to my prayers, namely Dove Intensive Nourishment Deep Care Complex, as in addition to its low price, it offers first class results. Whilst I am more than satisfied with my current hand cream I was intrigued to learn that Dove had launched a new product named Regenerating Night Beauty and as I love trying and testing out new products I decided to make a purchase.
We are provided with 75 ml of cream, which is contained within a sturdy plastic tube that offers a deep and calming tone of blue. I was interested to learn that the cream has been formulated to offer 24 hours of nourishment to the skin throughout the night when the cell turnover is faster. The tube neatly sits on a flip top lid and I find this design far more favourable than a screw top, as dispensing the cream is easier as the lid is both easily opened and secured closed. As I am pleased with my current hand cream I was interested to learn how this product would compare and whether it could top what I would describe as the perfect hand cream.
I found the pearly white cream easy to dispense and its appearance gave me the impression of high quality, as it was similar to that of my regular product. I like my hand creams to offer a relaxing aroma and whilst the scent isn't unpleasant, I cannot admit to finding it particularly favourable. I am generally able to describe a fragrance, but struggled a little with this especially as I was unable to detect anything recognisable other than a slight sweetness combined with a very faint floral scent. After a few minutes I was able to detect a very slight hint of menthol, which I found rather strange, particularly as there is nothing mentioned within the list of ingredients to suggest its inclusion. On a positive note, the cream was easily applied and offered a comforting coolness as it melted into my skin within just a couple of minutes. I have tried quite a few of Dove's hand creams over the years and whilst I am not a fan of them all, an issue I have never experienced is any stickiness or greasy residue, which can be the case with some brands.
Whilst the cream left my hands feeling moisturised as well as the surface of my skin being silky soft and smooth, I found that this was short-lived, as after a couple of hours I needed to reapply, which rather defeats the object of this being a night time product. This surprised me, particularly due to the presence of glycerin, which is contained in the long list of ingredients. As previously mentioned, I am unfortunate to suffer with dry skin on my hands, which will split and bleed if not sufficiently hydrated. Furthermore, patches of skin will become uncomfortably tight and as a result, I will experience itching. I was disappointed that I suffered this problem after only a few hours of using and I must admit that I was expecting this product to offer similar qualities to their Intensive Nourishment hand cream, but it failed on two aspects, namely its short lived moisturising properties and the scent, which lingered far too long for my liking.
The cream may well be suitable for those consumers who do not suffer with problematic skin and solely require an ordinary hand cream. However, due to the reasons discussed above, I cannot make a recommendation and therefore, feel a two star rating is appropriate. The hand cream should be used within 12 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty.
You can make a purchase of Dove Regenerating Night Beauty Hand Cream from most supermarkets and stores such as Boots where it retails at around £3.49.