For many people in the U.S., (particularly on the East Coast who went through a brutal winter this year), the ravages of the cold, dry air, snow and wind are still showing up, even in mid-spring, in the form of dry, sensitive and flaky skin, as well as Eczema flare-ups.
Dove has a new line of products I was introduced to a few months back called the Derma Series, and are now available in store. This line offers real, effective skin care for those of you with Eczema, chronically dry and/or sensitive skin.
The entire line includes heavy-duty moisturizers like 12-hydroxystearic acid, which works to replenish skin lipds and provide intensive hydration and relief.
There are 5 products in the collection (pictured, above left).
There are 3 Cleansers:
Dove DermaSeries Ultra Caring Gentle Cleansing Bar
Dove DermaSeries Ultra Caring Gentle Body Cleanser
Dove DermaSeries Ultra Caring Gentle Cream Face Cleanser
And 2 Moisturizers:
Dove DermaSeries Intense Repairing Body Cream
Dove DermaSeries Intense Repairing Rough Patch Treatment
I was very impressed with the line overall. All of the products are unscented, have smooth, soft and creamy textures and most of all - hydrate like nobody's business!
Two standouts in the line are: the Dove DermaSeries Rough Patch Treatment (pictured, above). This product can be used on many areas - including dry elbows and knees, as well as dry patches on the neck that often occur with Eczema. However, it's on the feet where this product really shines!
Note: This is admittedly the one product in the line that has a texture that's a bit less luxurious than the others - but believe me your skin will thank you for it. This product is a petroleum jelly/cream hybrid in texture. It does feel thick and greasy out of the tube, but magically within seconds of applying and rubbing into my feet, it absorbed into my skin completely without a trace of greasiness, stickiness or oily feel. My feet looked - and felt, as soft, smooth and glowing as a baby's.
This is also the perfect product to apply after an at home pedicure, or at night before bed to wake up with soft, smooth feet. I could see/feel the effects of the moisture from this product throughout the day as well. This is a MUST have product in my opinion.
The second standout was the Dove DermaSeries Ultra Caring Gentle Cream Face Cleanser, which is a non-sudsing creamy, hydrating cleanser that not only soothed and cleansed my skin, but rinsed completely while leaving behind the perfect amount of moisture. I used this on many a chilly AM to fight any dryness and tightness that I felt, and on several occasions when I had a small patch or two of sensitive/irritated skin. The Dove DermaSeries Ultra Caring Gentle Body Cleanser has a similar feel and effectiveness and is also a great product to have on hand for dry body skin issues.
All those with dry skin/eczema - rejoice! Relief is really here with reasonably priced products from the Dove DermaSeries line. - RLB
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*These products were provided courtesy of Dove PR for reviewing purposes.