DUFT & DOFT is a Korean beauty company that specializes in fragrances and skin care products. I received a sample of the Stockholm Rose Nourishing Hand Cream as a bonus included in a large CVS.com order, so I got a chance to try out a lotion that I would probably never buy for myself. Here are my honest thoughts on this hand cream, who I think might like this hand cream, and who might not want to invest in this particular hand cream.
DUFT & DOFT Stockholm Rose Hand Cream ingredients
water, butylene glycol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, fragrance, mineral oil, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, oleic acid, polysorbate 60, dimethicone, isopropyl palmitate, euterpe oleracea fruit extract, piper methysticum leaf/root/stem extract, ulmus davidiana root extract, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, portulaca oleracea extract, pueraria thunbergiana root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, paeonia lactiflora root extract, cnidium officinale root extract, agave tequilana leaf extract, tremella fuciformis (mushroom) extract, lilium candidum flower water, soluble collagen, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, glycosyl trehalose, sorbitan stearate, carbomer, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, 1,2-hexanediol, beeswax, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, mineral water, tocopheryl acetate, xanthan gum, oxygen, phenoxyethanol
This DUFT & DOFT hand cream includes a number of moisturizing ingredients, mainly shea butter, aloe vera, sodium hyaluronate, and dimethicone.
Antioxidants in DUFT & DOFT hand cream
It also contains a number of antioxidants, including:
- amaranthus caudatus seed extract, which may act as an antioxidant that fights free radicals that cause damage to your skin
- euterpe oleracea fruit extract (from the acai palm)
- tremella fuciformis (mushroom) extract, which has been shown to promote antioxidant activity and wound healing.
Licorice root extract
Licorice root extract has been shown to help prevent pigmentation from UVB rays, and to lighten hyperpigmentation by removing melanin. It has also been shown to achieve these results without being very irritating. Read this study for more details.
This ingredient is also in:
- Cetaphil Hydrating eye gal cream (review here)
- Harry’s Shave Gel
- My Beauty Diary Aloe Vera Face Mask (review here)
- Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Anti-Aging Therapy Glycolic Peel Pads
- Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
Now let’s move on to a few ingredients that are potentially problematic in DUFT& DOFT Hand Cream Stockholm Rose.
I find it pretty worrisome that this lotion lists fragrance so high (the fourth one listed!) in the ingredient list. I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise, since DUFT & DOFT also produces fragrances/perfumes as part of its business.
Interestingly, oleic acid is a main component of olive oil. According to an article I found via the National Eczema Association, you should opt for moisturizers that contain a higher ratio of linoleic to oleic acid, because they are more likely to help repair the skin’s moisture barrier. Oils that contain a higher ratio of linoleic to oleic acid include safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, and sea buckthorn seed oil. Conversely, oils that contain a high ratio of oleic to linoleic acid were more likely to damage the skin barrier. One type of oil that fits in this category is olive oil. The article makes these conclusions based on a study published in Pediatric Dermatology.
DUFT & DOFT Hand Cream Stockholm Rose review
DUFT & DOFT describes its “Stockholm Rose” fragrance as being “romantic fragrance of rose petal and cashmere musk.” I tend to prefer fragrance-free hand creams, partly because of my history of hand eczema, but also because I simply don’t like smelling like anything.
Ingredients-wise, I like how it contains a mixture of antioxidant-rich extracts and moisturizing mainstays like shea butter and sodium hyaluronate. Still, in the end, the heavy presence of fragrance is what makes this a no for me. It’s a shame because I love the cute packaging. The texture of this DUFT & DOFT Hand Cream is pretty rich and does a good job of making me feel like I’m indulging in some much-needed self-care time.
If you like using hand creams that smell nice and ladylike, I’d recommend trying this one out, since its rich velvety texture can pamper your hands, and it also contains a few bonus ingredients that could help fade sun-related damage. You can find it here on Amazon and at other retailers like CVS.