DHC Acerola Cream | A little pot of goodness

dhc acerola cream review

Do you switch up your skincare with the seasons? Thankfully Vancouver is fairly temperate so my skin doesn't notice the changing of the seasons too much, but it's always fun to change things up a bit. Lately, I've been leaning using lighter creams and relying more on mists to hydrate my skin, but as the weather begins slowly to transition to pumpkin spice season, I've been transitioning my skincare as well.

I knew I wanted something hydrating, yet not heavy and lately the DHC Acerola Cream is giving me just that. Containing extracts of the acerola berry, which DHC claims contains more vitamin C than a typical orange, the DHC Acerola Cream promises to hydrate, plump and smooth skin.

The Guts
The primary ingredients in this cream are:
  • Water
  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride - a moisturizer derived from coconut oil
  • Isopentyldiol - a solvent
  • Glycerin - a moisturizer
  • Isohexadecane - helps products feel rich and creamy without feeling heavy
This cream also contains olive oil (moisturizing), squalane (moisturizing), tocopherol (vitamin E), argan oil (moisturizing), crambe abyssinica seed oil (moisturizing), allantoin (moisturizing) and hyaluronic acid (moisturizing). 

Sadly, the star of the show, acerola fruit extract, appears near the bottom of the ingredient list, but this cream does contain many other proven moisturizers to make up for it.

dhc acerola facial cream

Price & Packaging
I was quite surprised by how small this cream looks, but it actually contains 41 ml of product, which is a fairly decent size and I think the smallness of the jar, plus that it's pink, makes this cream look really adorable!

Each jar costs around $23 which sounds pricey, but if you compare it to say a bottle of Olay Total Effects which looks much larger, but is around $26 for 50 ml, there's really not much difference. It's funny how the eye can fool you!

Designed for normal-to-oily skin, this cream fulfills its promise of feeling rich, but lightweight. This is the type of cream that can comfortably be used both day and night and is great for anyone who wants moisture without excessive stickiness. Depending on your hydration needs, this could be enough for you at night, but I'd recommend pairing it with a serum outside of summer as it really is quite light.

I've been using this cream alternately during the day and at night. At night, I like to pair it with a serum and facial oil to up the moisture factor and it feels comfortable and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. More often, this has been a great day cream for me, delivering moisture without leaving me an oil slick, or clogging my pores, and it pairs really well with my sunscreen and foundation.

DHC acerola cream review

Final Verdict
Buy - super cute packaging with lots of moisturizing ingredients. Sized perfectly for travel, this cream helps give lightweight, lasting moisture.

* This post features PR samples

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