Last week I received a Dove pamper package from Rubybox. I was never really an avid user of Dove till Rubybox introduced me to many of their new products and some revamped ones. The blogger side of me was super excited to receive the package and try out the products, naturally.
The star of the show in the Dove pamper package was the DermaSpa Goodness hand cream. This cream is said to be perfect for hardworking hands and dry skin — will have your hands feeling pampered and cared for without visiting the spa. It combines a luxurious home spa experience with expert dermatological care giving your hands even-looking, luminous, velvety soft skin. It also claims to be fast-absorbing and suitable for sensitive skin. This obviously sounds amazing on paper, so I was keen to try it. I gave the cream points on saving my hands from dryness, making them even-looking and luminous [YASS!]. However, I was not quite sure if the issue was with the cream not being as fast-absorpting as I expected or if the velvety part of it was a bit much for my liking. Felt like the cream didn’t absorb as much as it should have, I found myself massaging my hands longer than usual when applying it. After a point where I felt I could function and use my hands again, I noticed a bit of transfer of the cream onto a few things I touched. It wasn’t excessive but it was definitely there, which isn’t something that usually happens with my other hand creams. This wasn’t a major put off for me but it was kind of annoying to have to wipe off my finger tips and palms after applying the cream to insure no transfer occurred — outside the transfer, the greasy feeling between my fingers was quite uncomfortable as well.
Anyway, besides the velvety part of things, I was OK with the hand cream, until I started research on cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. If you do not care much about cruelty-free or vegan beauty products, I’d say give the hand cream a try, and any other Dove products you may have your eyes on. However, unfortunately I wont be investing in or using Dove products up until they are cruelty-free and/or vegan. But that’s just me.
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