Dove is a well known brand of skin and beauty products. Their product range includes body & hand wash and lotions, hair care, lip care and deodorant. All Dove products are dermatologically tested. This is a review of Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream.
I recently brought this product in Boots for about £3. The hand cream comes in a 75ml tube which stands on its flip top lid so it is always easy to get the product out. The product claims to leave your hands feeling immediately softer, then go deeper to replenish the moisture within, then hold on to this moisture for 24 hours. There is a small 24h symbol on the front of the tube, to indicate it contains Doves famous 24 hour moisturizing formula, and underneath this, 'for beautiful hands all day'.
I find that Dove products always have a distinctive smell to them, and this smells much like the original shower creams and hand wash. It is a light clean and fresh smell that isn't too overpowering. It always makes me think of freshly laundered clothes.
The lotion itself is white and fairly thick. You only need a small amount, and it is absorbed quickly. I suffer from areas of drier skin so I make sure I put more on those areas and the scaly look where my hands have dried out vanishes instantly, making my hands look softer and healthier. I use this product whenever I have washed my hands or whenever my hands start to feel dry and tight and they instantly feel more hydrated.
I think for such a reasonably priced product, that this cream works very well. It is definitely good value for money, and because you only need a small amount it lasts a long time. I also agree that it does leave my hands looking beautiful straight after using. If you have very dry hands, I would recommend a harder acting product, as although the results are fast, I don't find it to be long lasting. I am giving this product 4 stars.
Thanks for reading. Rachy
For my job I work alot with coupons, the sort that you hand over to supermarkets for money off and as such my hands get extremely dry. I think it could be the newspaper print that causes it as it always improves when I am away from work but there is no way to avoid touching them and because of this I always have a tube of hand cream on my desk.
I bought this hand cream when I saw it in the local supermarket on offer at £1 for a 75ml tube, I always like Doves products so was pretty confident that it would do a good job.
The bottle of the product is white in colour and stands up on its top which obviously makes it its bottom meaning you always get the last dregs out. Displayed on the tube you find the usual blue writing and Dove logo along with the name of the product, on the rear of the tube you can find a list of ingredients.
The tube is easy to open and has a circular hole for dispensing the product which is a good size as it doesn't tend to get clogged up by being to small but you don't end up dispensing too much product due to it being too big either. The cream is white in colour and is quite thick and which I always think is good as you are less likely to end up with spillages.
The cream smells nice and fresh, it has a soapy yet flowery scent and is not too strong although you can smell the fragrance on your hands for quite a while after use. The cream rubs into your skin well and you don't need to use too much at a time, I have had my tube for over a month now and use it a few times a day whilst at work and I would estimate that I about half way down the tube.
I always had lovely smooth hands and perfectly manicures nails, then one day a little boy popped in to my life, my hands are now constantly in water cleaning up his mess and spills oh and him!! My hands are really suffering from neglect they soon get dry I suffer from sore knuckles and dry and scaley skin on the backs of my hands. Not pleasant!
I found a 75ml tube of Dove hand cream in my local pound shop for whahay you guessed it a pound! I thought this was a bargain as it is nearly three pound in most other shops.
The tube is an ideal handbag size it also fits great in the car dashboard handy if im stuck in traffic, not one to waste a minute!
It stands cap down so the cream is always at the open end ready to come out and it does come out pretty easily, now I am used to l'occitane hand cream and have been a spoilt with the richness and the how thick and creamy this hand cream is, in comparison the dove one does seem quite thin but then it is almost a 20th of the price so im not complaining. The cream smells quite flowery but that is what you would expect from dove anyway as it is a pretty feminine brand. It soaks in really quite quickly leaving soft smooth nourished hands, im sure if I had time to use it more regularly my hands would not be in the state they are. Although not quite rich enough to get rid of the cracks on my dry knuckles, My hands do feel quite moisturised until I next wash them, it does last quite well.
I am impressed with dove hand cream especially at a pound a tube, at that price I really should have one in every handbag and in every room, then I might remember to use it.
==Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream==
There are a few products that I find are handbag must haves ad hand cream is one of those items. Dealing with a lot of housework at home and paper work at the office means that my hands do get terribly dry throughout the day. I find that those alcohol hand sanitizers always tend to dry the skin on my hands out quite a lot and so do does the cheap soap which they use at work or out in public toilets and the like.
For these said reason I always make sure each of my handbags has a bottle of hand cream in it so that my hands don't feel so uncomfortable like when they do when the skin becomes very dry.
I use a whole array of hand creams and all at different prices and from different companies. I will often be found looking out for bargain priced named brands in Pound land and places of similar cheap prices. This particular bottle of Dove Hand Cream was purchased in Poundland and for a bottle which normally sells in Boots for around the £3 price range being able to pick it up for a mere £1 coin is a definite bargain.
The design of the bottle is pretty standard to most of the dove hand creams and it is instantly recognisable as a Dove product as it has the bird type of logo right on the front. The bottle has a flip lid which is lifted up to reveal the hole in which the product is dispensed from. The whole bottle can stand on its lid which is always a good design aspect as most of the product will run down to the end of the tube and be easy enough to get most of the last dregs of the bottle out. However I was able to use every single drop of the hand cream up by cutting open the plastic body of the tube and scrape out the cream with my finger.
The tube of moisturiser contains 75 ml which is a nice sized amount and the bottle itself did seem to last me a good few weeks with it being used several times through out the day, every day.
The cream inside the tube is a white colour and it does have a really rather noticeable aroma which is flowery and clean and I find quite appealing as it has that cosmetic aroma to it. The cream is thick in consistency but not too much so as when rubbing it into the hands the cream moves easily across the front and the back of the hands without it having to be worked in too much.
The cream does soak in relatively quickly whilst leaving a slight sheen on the skin which feels somewhat like a protective layer although this isn't in the slightest bit greasy or uncomfortable to have on the hands. As soon as the cream is applied to the hands there is that wonderful feeling of nourishment and relief from the dry hands that I suffer with so much.
I can't say that there was any visible difference in the appearance of my skin over the weeks that I was using this particular cream but Dove don't claim that this would be the case anyway. The were however, at the time of use, feeling nourished and fresh and the cream worked wonders at lasting for a few hours on my skin and protecting my hands.
All in all I feel that for the price that was paid for this hand cream it was certainly worth every penny. I would highly recommend this cream, especially if it can be found at this super low price. I think if I see it again on my next trip to pound land I will have to stock up! A top score of 5 out of 5 stars.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I didn't use to have a problem with dry skin on my hands but since having kids and the constant hand washing and cleaning up they bring with them, I had to start hunting for a good, cheap hand cream. I tried a few different brands but found I needed to use them several times a day which wasn't really practical. A friend recommended Dove and I thought I'd give it a try.
It really is very good! I find just a small amount keeps my hands well moisturised without feeling too greasy. It's also pretty quick to sink in and I only seem to have to apply it once a day - even with washing my hands regularly. It also helped me to cope with the extreme winter weather and I was lucky enough not to suffer from cracked or chapped skin on my hands.
My only slight criticism is that it does take a moment to sink in to your hands so you need to make sure you leave it for a minute before you can pick anything up - not too much of a hardship.
My husband used an expensive Clarins moisturiser that he was given as a gift and finds it less effective than the Dove, at a fraction of the price. No more Clarins for him!
I usually have a Tube of Hand Cream in my bag. I try to apply it every day, but to be honest sometimes it seems that it is more hassle to apply this than it is worth, but I don't want my Hands to get all dried out, so perhaps I should be making more of an effort. I like the Dove brand but this was my first time at using their Hand Cream.
This comes in a 75ml tube which is the standard size of tube. It looks like the picture, so it is quite a wide tube which has a flip top lid. This stands on it's end, but it is usually slopping around in my bag anyway. Looks a simple enough tube.
I got a tube of this in Semi Chem and I paid £1.80 for it. I believe it is usually a good bit more than this and anything up to £3.
This is a medium thickness Cream. A little of this rubs in a long way and I learnt not to squirt too much of this out as my hands got a bit greasy when I was rubbing this in. This has the usual Dove scent which is a nice Moisturising Cream scent. After having this rubbed in for a few minutes my Skin still felt a bit Greasy, so a few times I have put some gloves on to allow this to soak in. Obviously I will lose a bit of the Cream on the Gloves but surely not that much.
So how does this perform? It is quite a good Hand Cream. The scent is light enough to not be annoying, but the gentle hint of this is nice. This rubs into your Hands alright and doesn't take all that long to soak in, and any dry parts of skin you have on your hands seem to end up that bit softer. It does state that this provides 24 hour nourising moisture, but I can't say that after 14 hours my skin felt the same as after 2-3 hours. It still done a good job though and I was pleased with the results.
Another good product from the Dove family.
This winter has been particularly harsh on my skin. It is probably because I now have a dog and I'm out in the wind at least 2 hours a day walking him. In any case, I had run out of my usual hand cream and regular lotion was simply not enough to keep my hands moisturized. The skin between my fingers was starting to crack . I am a big fan of Dove original bar soap and Dove Beauty Cream Wash (liquid hand soap). So I decided to try Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream.
===Packaging, Cost, and Availability===
Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream comes in a 75 ml tube. The tube is white with the traditional blue lettering common to all "original" scent Dove products. The tube stands on it's clear plastic flip top lid. The lid is easy to open but firm enough to safely place in a bag without worrying that it will pop open. It is quite hard to get the last of the cream out of the tube.
I bought my tube of Dove hand cream from Tesco for £2.18 while it was on offer. Full price it tends to be about £3.30 from places like Tesco and Sainsbury's and a bit more from places like Boots.
===Look, Feel and Smell===
The cream itself is medium thick and white in colour. It soaks into my hands very quickly and does not feel oily at all. I typically wait less than 30 seconds after application before I carry on with my day. Within a few minutes there is no residue at all. This is one good thing about this cream as I simply do not have the patients to wait ages for my hand cream to soak into my hands.
The smell was quite a disappointment. Given the package's similarity to Dove original scent products, I was expecting just that: a very subtle, unisex, clean, powdery smell. Instead I find the Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream to smell quite strongly perfumey. It is certainly feminine and not something my husband would use. It is a fairly light scent, but it lasts several hours. I am very scent sensitive and most fragrances give me a headache. I'm sorry to say this falls in that category.
I was also rather disappointed in the effectiveness of this Dove hand cream. First off, I found that I needed quite a lot to work into my hands. I only needed a pea sized blob with my previous cream, but this one required 2-3 times that amount to make my hands feel sufficiently covered. Second, the packaging claims that it provides 24 hour nourishing moisture. I found my hands felt dry again after just a few hours. I found myself needing to apply 4-5 times a day. Finally, it could not seem to cope with my dry hands. They were not getting any worse, but neither were they getting any better. After two weeks of 4-5 applications per day my hands were still dry and cracking. I finally gave up and used another product for a few days to improve the condition of my hands. Once the cracks had disappeared I returned to using the Dove most of the time in order to use it up. I still need additional moisturizer every few days to keep the cracks from returning- Dove alone was not sufficient.
I will not be buying another tube of Dove Rich Nourishing Beauty Hand Cream. It soaks into the skin well, but I do not like the perfumey scent and it is not sufficient for my dry skin.
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I've been using this hand cream for ages after first buying it in the supermarket. I can't remember how much I paid for it but it's available on Amazon for £2.49 for the 75ml tube.
It's a white squeezy plastic tube and you can't see through it so you don't always know how much is left, and when you get down to the last bits it gets very difficult to get the cream out. It has a flip top lid which makes it easy to open and close, and the size of the tube means it easily fits in a handbag so you can use it throughout the day.
The cream is quite thin and runny and it feels silky smooth. The smell is very creamy like Dove soap. You don't need to use much at a time and it absorbs pretty much straight away so you don't need to hang around waiting for it to sink in. It doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy or coated at all.
My hands feel really soft after using it, but I don't think it keeps them moisturised for 24 hours like it suggests on the packaging. I have to apply it every few hours and every time I wash my hands to keep my skin feeling soft and moisturised, but using it regularly does keep them feeling amazing, so I'm happy with it and have carried on using it every day since I bought it. It's definitely the best hand cream I've tried so far.