Reviewed by Barb
Upon receiving the Dr. Denese HydroShield Hydrating Dream Cream
($43.50), I immediately liked the smell of it (kind of cucumber-y). The cream itself has an orange tint to it, and a thick, creamy texture that goes on smooth and soaks right into the skin.
I was familiar with the Dr. Denese brand prior to testing this cream, but I had never used any of the products before. I enjoyed using my sample so much that I am looking forward to trying more products from the Dr. Denese line (see some of my warnings though).
When reading the label on the jar, I noted that the HydroShield Hydrating Dream Cream was the last step in Dr. Denese’s skincare routine and was to be applied after Dr. Denese’s HydroShield serum. Therefore, I’d like to use the whole regimen to see whether it would make a difference in my results.
One caveat is that if you get it anywhere near your mouth area (which I occasionally found myself doing), it gives the mouth an odd tingling sensation, so I would discourage you from applying it too close to your mouth. My skin may have been a bit sensitive to one or more of the ingredients, so this doesn’t mean everyone will have this issue.
As for positive effects, I’m not sure I see a huge difference in my wrinkles, but it is a good base for foundation; it kept my skin moist and leaves no tell-tale smell or oily feel. I liked that it soaked right in and wasn’t sticky or greasy.
I was only familiar with a few of the more common ingredients, including retinol
oil and dimethicone
. There were two dyes: Red 40 and Yellow 5 (maybe where the orange color comes in?), which I am sure aren’t good ingredients. I’m pretty wary of the ingredients being far from naturally derived – I prefer a line with less chemicals and dyes used in its products. The other ingredients, hexapeptide-9
, I’ve seen in other products that I’ve used. Overall, I rate this product a 4 out of 5.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua) Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearly Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate,Glycerin, Dimethiconol, Retinol, Ceramide 2, Palmitoyl, Oligopeptide, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hexapeptide-9, Dipeptide-4, Glycolipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Laureth-7, Fragrance, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Red 40, Yellow 5, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin