“ Brand: Dirty Works / Night Cream / Type: Night Cream / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I use a day cream on my face every morning but I'm not quite as strict with night creams. In fact rather than buying a specific night cream I used to just use my day cream. That was until I used Soap & Glory's Knight in Shining Armour Night Cream which converted me to using night creams in general. Last year I was given Dirty Works Sleep It Off Night Cream as a gift. It looked very much like a Soap & Glory product so I was intrigued to see if it was as good as Knight in Shining Armour.
- The Packaging -
The night cream came packaged in a pale pink and blue box which could have easily been mistaken for a product from the Soap & Glory range. Inside the box was a pale blue plastic tub of 'intense moisturiser'. The tub has a screw on lid which displays the claim 'replenishes and recharges skin while you sleep. Sweet Dreams!'. The side of the tub has directions for use. I think the tub feels and looks a little cheap, but this can be said of some of Soap & Glory's products too. I do find a tub to be useful when you are trying to use up every last bit of the cream. Over all the packaging is certainly nice enough and is functional.
- The Cream -
The cream is white in colour and rather thick in consistency. I like this for a night cream as it does suggest it will be hydrating and moisturising your skin all through the night. As with the Knight in Shining Armour cream the smell of this cream isn't particularly nice. It smells rather artificial and not fragranced with a nice scent at all. This seems a shame but isn't crucial as long as the cream is effective. As directed I massage the cream onto my face and neck before bed. This is easy to do and feels refreshing. Although the cream is quite thick it doesn't feel too heavy on the skin and does start to sink in quickly. It leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised and not greasy. This is good as I wouldn't want to get a greasy cream onto the bed sheets.
- The Results -
When I wake in the morning after using this cream the night before it always feels like I've not long moisturised. This is impressive considering eight hours have passed. My skin continues to feel soft and hydrated and my complexion looks even. I don't quite manage to fit this into my bed time routine every night but I really should because the results are good. Overall I would say this cream, along with other skin care products I use, keeps my skin looking healthy and hydrated.
- Price and Availability -
This range is sold in Sainsbury's stores and on their website. I believe this night cream cost £4.99 which I think is a brilliant price for a night cream, particularly one with such good results.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend this cream to anyone looking for a decent night cream on a budget. It feels like a luxurious beauty treat but without the price tag to match. Definitely one to pop in the trolley when doing a Sainsbury's food shop.
I have been using this cream for a couple of months now and wanted to share what I regard as my little beauty treat.
I bought this from Sainsbury's one morning before work as a bit of an impulse buy. I always need face moisturiser, as I have one in my wash bag for morning and evening and one that I apply before I put make up on. I tend to always stick to one moisturiser as my daily (see my Garnier review) but I like to chop and change when it comes to my make up moisturiser so I can test what is out there.
I have used a few dirty works products before having mistaken them for Soap & Glory. I assume that dirty works is branded in the way it is to look like Soap & Glory and therefore confuse people into buying the products. Well, it worked on me but I'm not disappointed.
The cream comes in a round blue pot which has a twist lid. Inside in the cream which is white in colour and quite thick in consistency. If you moved the pot the cream doesn't flow like some would be stays as though it is set in the pot. Applying it to your face it feels very thick and luxurious. The heat of your hands and face, and the movement of rubbing it in soon liquefies it a little and makes it more the consistency of a normal moisturiser. It does feel lightweight once applied and my skin definitely feels softer. I don't actually use it as a night cream because I tend to like thick day cream anyway but I can imagine it being really good.
I put it on under my make up and it leaves my skin feeling moisturised for longer. It definitely prevents my skin from feeling dried out by the make up products I use, which can happen otherwise. I like the thick consistency and for what is quite a cheap products it feels fairly luxurious. It isn't the best cream I've ever used but I can't imagine finding the same thickness on a budget elsewhere.
I paid roughly £4.99 for this moisturiser which is the lower end of the scale in terms of what I usually pay for a face cream. It is 60ml and although the pot seems quite big they could have been more generous when filling it as it reaches nowhere near the top. That said, a pot of this size being using pretty much everyday usually lasts me a month or two which isn't too bad. It can also be found cheaper online so I will keep this in mind for when I buy it again.
Overall, a nice thick cream for those on a beauty budget.