DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief Overnight Face Cream

2.54 fl. oz. for $ 14.99
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Dove’s Dry Skin Relief Overnight Face Cream is a good option for those who suffer from facial dryness – but with a few extra tweaks, it could have been great.

Packaged in a squeeze tube with a twist-off cap, this fragrance-free cream is moisturizing without being overly thick or greasy. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly, and leaves skin feeling instantly plumped and hydrated.

The ingredients list features tried-and-true emollients like glycerin plus a few silicones. There’s also shea butter, fatty alcohols, and petrolatum. All of these will help soothe dry skin, but it’s not quite the powerhouse formula it’s made out to be.

As part of the brand’s DermaSeries line, this is supposed to be for “severely dry, dehydrated skin.” To help heal and soothe that concern, this should have a greater complement of hydrating and barrier repairing ingredients, including non-fragrant plant oils, skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, or barrier strengthening ceramides.

That aside, this is a good, gentle cream that will help with most cases of dryness – just keep in mind if your dryness falls more on the severe side, you’ll likely need something more potent!

  • Cream is moisturizing without being heavy or greasy.
  • Instantly hydrates dry skin.
  • Includes tried-and-true moisturizing ingredients.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Lacks a more robust blend of hydrating and barrier-repairing ingredients to help severely dry skin.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

A night-time moisturizer for your skin-mind sleep cycle: wake up to visibly smooth and touchably soft skin with our overnight face cream.

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Petrolatum, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxystearic Acid.

Dove At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; available in every major drugstore and mass-market store; some very good body washes.

Weaknesses: The Beauty Bars are not as bad as true soaps, but all bar cleansers present problems for skin.

From its beginnings in the 1940s with its still-available original Beauty Bar, Dove has expanded and the curiously curtailed its selection of skin-care products to the point where their facial care offerings are back to nothing more than bar cleansers.

Although their Beauty Bars have their share of problems (such as containing drying ingredients and not rinsing well), they're better than traditional bar soap. However, if you can get past your propensity for bar cleansers, neighboring lines at the drugstore offer better, gentler, water soluble cleansers (the kind Dove has offered in the past).

Where Dove holds sway at the drugstore is with its vast selection of body washes. Although the formulas often differ only by fragrance, for the most part they are excellent, affordable options, especially for normal to dry skin. The body washes in their men's line aren't quite as elegant as those in the main line, and guys should know their skin will do just fine with Dove's regular body washes.

Note: All Dove products contain fragrance unless otherwise noted.

For more information about Dove, call (800) 761-3683 or visit www.dove.com.

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