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Dream Cream Dream Cream is a hand and body lotion made by Lush. It is designed to care and nurture for even the most sensetive skin and it's also been developed to be soothing and cooling, making it a must-have product for me due to my spontaneous bouts of eczema!
Product Claims Lush claim that Dream Cream is a product that is a simple formula which is able to soothe itchy skin conditions. On their website Lush state 'Here at Lush Towers we have files of letters from customers telling us of their lifetime of skin troubles, eczema etc they suffered from until they met Dream Cream.' The cream isn't designed specifically for one skin type, such as dry or oily and can be used on any skin type, however this is definetly a product I would reccomend more to people with very dry skin as it is so moisturising, however it doesn't worsen oily skin. It also isn't just for people with a skin condition; it can be used by anyone as a moisturiser or hand cream. Another claim is that it helps control blemishes due to the several essential oils that it contains.
The Ingredients There's lots of lovely ingredients in Dream Cream. The strangest one that stood out to me was oat milk. Lush soak oats in boiling water until the water turns milky white. They then use the oat milk as a base for their cream. Oat milk has many benefits, it is soothing and is able to soften the skin. It has also been proven to be an anti-inflammatory, and is able to relieve itchy, irritated skin. Another unusual ingredient is extra virgin olive oil, which is of course organic. This ingredient is what creates Dream Cream's non greasy formula, and it also helps soften and condition the skin. Cocoa butter is another ingredient, I am sure everyone will of heard of this as it's a well known moisturiser and it's also great at getting a healthy, glowy and even skin tone. Rose absolute, chamomile blue, tea tree and lavender are all ingredients which have a theraputic effect on the skin and smell gorgeous too and tea tree oil is also an anti-septic. There are lots more ingredients and the full list can be found on Lush's website.
Price, Value For Money and Availability Dream Cream definetly isn't cheap at £10.25 for a 240 gram tub. This is definetly a down side to the product but as long as you're careful with how much you use and only use it when you actually feel you need it (rather than using just a normal moistuiser) it will last for a while. I personally only use it when my eczema is bad or when I feel like i'm going to have a bout of eczema, I don't use it as an all over moisturiser or a hand cream as I think it's much too expensive to use alot of. I purchased my first tub of it in November, and I have got quite alot of use out of it however it's almost empty which is why I bought another tub of it at the beginning of January - I really don't want to run out of it as it's brilliant. Dream Cream is available either in store Lush or via their website.
Packaging Dream Cream comes in the usual black Lush pot which is made of sturdy plastic. It has the Lush logo on it, as well as white font on it with the product name and a brief product description which reads 'We took every essential oil that could help the skin and put it into our softest emulsion. This is as good as it gets!' The lid is easy to screw on and off as well and it's practically packed, it is definetly very simplistic but isn't ugly, nor does it look our of place on my dressing table. The colour scheme as I said is black and white meaning it is definetly a unisex product and guys won't feel silly buying it.
Smell and Texture Dream Cream has an incredibly relaxing, pleasant smell which is hard to describe but I will do my best! At first I thought that it smelt very slightly medicinal, however i've grown to love it. It's quite a herbal smell, but it's not strong and I personally think it smells quite delicate. The lavendar is quite prominent and there's a slightly sweet undertone which is probably the tea tree oil. There's a slight hint of floral but it's more of a woody floral than a sweet floral. The texture is quite thick, it has a body butter kind of texture so I always make sure I only use a little and I then spread it evenly onto my skin. It absorbs within seconds and feels silky and smooth. It does have a 'wet' feel to it but it doesn't feel greasy and it doesn't leave behind traces of grease or moisture on the skin either.
My Experience I only heard about this a few months ago, I had been suffering with particulary dry and itchy eczema which would leave behind blemishes that would take a while to heal and would also itch. My doctor couldn't prescribe me my usual treatment - steroid cream to help with the itchiness and inflammation as I am pregnant, so I decided to pop into my local Lush and ask one of their employees if they had anything suitable - i'm a regular Lush customer and to be honest they have such a huge range of products that I was pretty sure there'd be something that would help sort out my skin!
This is one of the best purchases that I have made. It is nothing short of a miracle in a pot! Because of my eczema, which is usually on my arms, I am usually left with sore, red skin, and I often have deep open sores on my arms that are painful and take a while to heal. I know it sounds gross, and I hate it, but eh nevermind! Anyway, I decided to use this cream to use when my eczema was at its worse. I usually want to scratch my skin off when my eczema flares up, however once I had dolloped this cream on, my skin felt instantly cooled down and it really relieved both the pain and the itchiness which is brilliant. It absorbed into my skin really fast meaning I could put a bandage on my arm straight after application without worrying that the bandage would rub off the cream.
Because of this cream, I didn't scratch my skin half as much as I would of without the cream and I therefor didn't get as many nasty sores or marks. I did however get a few small blemishes near my wrist that were unsightly! They were inflamed and painful and so I applied this cream onto them daily. It took around a week until they had lost the redness and didn't feel as sore, but the cream did definetly quicken up the process; wthout it, I think these marks would of been there for a month or two. As well as easing the itching, the cream also made my skin feel hydrated and soft, it eased any dryness and it didn't sting or burn when it was on the irritated skin which is a miracle as almost all creams hurt when put onto eczema.
Not only did this cream make my skin feel much better and less irritated, but it also put my mind at rest. I hate itching my skin as it can cause infections and leave ugly marks, but because of this cream I didn't itch it half as much and my eczema had cleared up within around 2 and a half weeks with daily use of this cream - it normally lingers for upto 2 months so this cream had a huge, positive effect!
My Overall Opinion I really love this cream, it is a brilliant product and I highly reccomend it.