DUCRAY MELASCREEN anti-aging hand cream SPF 50+ review – « Greeting usually involves a kiss on the hand »

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Would you like to have the old good time back when women were ladies with groomed hands and got a kiss on them by gentlemen? Ok, you can let your boyfriend kiss your amazing hands and feel like an old-school-lady nowadays too. But to offer your hand for kiss and not to be ashamed of how they’re looking need a special care.
Beautiful hands are young! Take care of your hands, so no one can guess your age looking at them. One of the harmful reasons for hand’s skin aging is the sun. The ultraviolet radiation damages the unprotected skin and let it age sooner. The summer just began and it is getting hotter and I thought it would be good to test some of the creams with spf and to write some posts about protection from the sun radiation and sunscreens.

About company

The brand Ducray is a well-known French producer of dermocosmetics. Dermocosmetics compared to conventional cosmetics are developed to heal skin troubles (for example: dandruff, hair loss, pigment spots etc.) and restores skin’s health not being a medicine at the same time.
The brand was established in 1930s when a young hairdresser and son of a dermatologist Albert Ducray developed first ready-to-use shampoos. The shampoos before were in form of powder to dissolve in water before using. He had much success and wided the product range with the time. Today the brand Ducray belongs to Laboratoires Pierre Fabre a large dermocosmetics company.

 

The product

Amount: 50 ml

Where to buy and price:

Amazon.co.uk for about £15,10

or on soin-et-nature.com for 14.90 €

I’ve bought it in a German pharmacy for about 15,90 €, but on French websites it is offered much cheaper.

What is it for: against photo-aging (protects from sun radiation) and pigment spots with SPF50 and UVA protection.

What should it do: remove pigment spots, tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and make the skin smoother.

How to use: apply several times a day after washing.

Ingredients:
WATER (AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. CETEARYL ISONONANOATE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE. GLYCERIN. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. ALCOHOL. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. LECITHIN. LEPIDIUM SATIVUM SPROUT EXTRACT. PHENOXYETHANOL. PHENYLETHYL RESORCINOL. POLYSORBATE 80. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SILICA. SODIUM HYALURONATE. SODIUM POLYACRYLATE. SOY ISOFLAVONES. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.

Active ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic acid – that means it is somehow moisturizing
  • L-White® complex (SymWhite®, D-Lentigo®) – fades pigment spots
  • a filtersystem with UVA and UVB protection prevents from skin aging

There are two types of sun rays:

  • UVB – react on the surface of th skin and are responsible for sunburn, tan and brown pigment spots
  • UVA – penetrate deeper into the skin and are responsible for photo-aging

Both rays can cause harmful skin deseases.
The sign SPF stands for protection from UVB rays. The number after stands for the level of protection (50 is the highest).
The sign UVA in circle (see the photo above) means the remedy gives protection from UVA rays too.

A small tube, very handy to take in the bag.

The cream has a very light liquid-creamy conssistency. I cannot describe the scent. It smells like an expensive cosmetic shop)))) but don’t worry, it doesn’t last long.

 

Spreads light and leaves first a white cast, but in a minute and absorbs quick and completely.

A minute after no white cast

I felt a light hydrating feeling. For me it is a conventional nourishing cream, it applies and feels and work like this.

 

How it worked on my skin

Why I decided to buy it? Well, because of sun protection and some pigment spots (I wanted to get rid of) I got because of the laser epilation during last three years. Yes, beauty demands sacrifice! I was looking for a hand cream with SPF for a long time, but somehow noticed that there are not many of them on the market. The most of them had a low SPF of 4-8 and very few a bit higher from 10 to 20. Suddenly, I found this one and was very surprised of the high level of SPF 50. I don’t really know, but it seems to be it is the only one hand cream in the world with such high protection.

Pros

⦁ high UVB protection with SPF 50 and UVA protection
⦁ absorbs quick and completely
⦁ not drying, not sticky and not tacky
⦁ softens and smoothes the skin
⦁ hydrating effect
⦁ no irritation, no allergic reaction so far

Cons

⦁ small amount

Pigment spots: I’ve been using this cream about two weeks or so. at the moment I cannot really say it does something against pigment spots. I’ll keep observing and add the results later to the post.

The skin colour: Hasn’t changed so far, but because of using it for so short time I cannot really say it depends on the cream.

 

Conclusion

All in one I liked the cream and can definitely recommend to those who want to protect themselves from the sun.

My hand creams review – AHAVA, Pyunkang Yul, Roger et Gallet, Hildegard Braukmann, DUCRAY, Frudia, Louis Widmer, Kamill

 

Stay beautiful 🙂

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