Wednesday 26 August 2015

Speed Review: Dr Nick Lowe Double Duty SPF15 Hand Cream


They say that you can tell a person's age by looking at their hands yet despite my strict approach to facial skincare (& in particular, wearing sun protection on a daily basis), I'm guilty of neglecting my hands. With this in mind, I was excited to try Dr Nick Lowe Double Duty SPF15 Hand Cream.

The packaging- a box with a fairly minimalist design in turquoise & white- emphasizes the clinical nature of the brand. Inside is a similarly minimalist tube with a functional flip top dispenser. It's not the most exciting packaging but it feels relatively high end thanks to the "doctor" brand message.

Dr Nick Lowe Double Duty SPF15 Hand Cream is a rich cream. Be aware that a little goes a long way. The travel friendly 100ml tube will last a long time. It's very nourishing so would be a good choice for those with mature skin or very dry hands.

Personally, the botanical (& almost medicinal) scent wasn't to my liking. Thankfully, I couldn't notice any discernable scent once the cream was absorbed. However, I did notice that a greasy residue was left which wasn't to my liking, particularly as the main time that I use hand cream is at work when I want to apply it then promptly carry on with jobs without having to wait for a cream to absorb.

Following use, my hands were left looking and feeling nourished & conditioned. I was impressed to note that this feeling lasted for hours following application. It's effective as a richly moisturising hand cream but I didn't enjoy the usage and it's this which would put me off repurchasing.

Dr Nick Lowe Double Duty SPF15 Hand Cream costs £15 for 100ml.

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