Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Review: Dove Spa Mineral Infusion Thermal Therapy Night Cream


Dove Spa is actually associated with that Dove, you know, the one that makes stuff with a quarter moisturising cream in it.  This isn't something I appreciated until recently, when I had a bit of an introduction to the range via their newest products, the Thermal Mineral collection.  The connection isn't made hugely obvious as the two brands are aimed at different markets; the main Dove collection is decidedly mass market, at a very reasonable price point, where the Dove Spa range is aimed at a more high end, spa-going clientèle, with prices to match.

Anyway, the Thermal Mineral collection is just the latest in a relatively large range of skincare products.  A capsule collection consisting of a day cream, night cream and thermal mask, the main selling point is the inclusion of thermal water from a spring in the Pyrenees.  It's aimed at "evolving skin" - I have absolutely no idea what that is, but suspect that due to the light, hydrating textures and the emphasis on minerals, this range is aimed at younger skins that aren't quite old enough for an anti-aging product, but want to support and nurture the skin as it ages.


The night cream is incredibly light in texture, being one of those gel-creams so popular in the summer months, and with those with slightly oilier skin.  Much like other gel-creams I've tried, this one sinks in quickly, leaves no residue and feels refreshing and light on the skin.  The skin is left feeling hydrated and fresh in the morning, with no film of product left over from the night.  The fact that it's so light makes it perfect for oilier skins, or for summer nights.  The only thing I don't really like about this product is the scent.  By and large, it's subtle, clean and fresh - but there's a distinctly soapy note which I really dislike.

Overall, this is a pretty decent summer moisturiser, providing good hydration whilst feeling light on the skin.  If you'd like to try it for yourself, you'll find it at the Dove Spa website, where a 50ml jar will cost you £30.  Have you tried any Dove Spa products?  Visited any of their spa locations?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample

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