I can’t help but feel a bit skeptical of products that are out of the “norm” for what a brand is known for. In this case, I’m talking about Milani. I still think of Milani as a makeup brand, but recently they’ve branched out to also offer some skincare and lip care products, as well as a hand cream. I have yet to try any Milani skincare (unless you count Milani Supercharged Brightening Undereye Tint which contains some skincare ingredients) or lip care products. However, when I placed an order with Milani a couple months ago, I decided to pick up the Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream.
Milani offers several fruit-themed products, including quite a few that are peach-themed. I was tempted by several, but at the time I was specifically on the hunt for a new hand cream. I usually prefer unscented hand creams since the skin on my hands gets irritated at times, but I couldn’t resist this one. I love peach-scented products!
I’ve been using this hand cream almost every day for over a month now. It even went on vacation with me! I enjoy it very much, yet have never heard anyone else talk about it, so I knew I had to share a review of this lovely product with the world! Continue reading for a detailed review of Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream.
Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream product claims directly from MilaniCosmetics.com
Peach Dewy Hand Cream is a rich, moisturizing daily hand cream. Ultra-hydrating but light enough for daily use, the silky finish provides lasting comfort for hands and nails. Infused with Peach Extract, Shea Butter and Sunflower Oil, its creamy texture helps nourish, moisturize and improve the appearance of dry skin.
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Other product details
- Price: $9.99
- Net weight: 2 oz. | 60 ml
- Made in the USA
- Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
- Shelf life: 12 months
- Where to buy: MilaniCosmetics.com
- MilaniCosmetics.com ships internationally, but they currently don’t ship to Mexico, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Iraq, or Turkey.
- Overall rating: 8.8/10
- Hydration: 8/10
- Greasiness: 9/10
- Ingredients: 9/10
- Fragrance: 10/10
- Price: 8/10
This may come as a surprise, but Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream actually has a very thick consistency. I like that in a hand cream because usually thicker means more hydrating. Thin formulas absorb quickly which is nice, but they don’t necessarily provide much hydration.
For only offering this one single hand cream, Milani did a good job making it nice and hydrating. When I work it into my hands, they instantly feel very hydrated. I wash my hands often and try to remember to apply this hand lotion afterwards to replenish lost moisture.
My hands get very dry, more than the average person I’d say, and have been that way pretty much year-round since the pandemic hit. I think that’s probably because I use so much hand sanitizer, in addition to washing my hands often. While this hand cream is great to apply throughout the day to replenish moisture, I don’t think it’s quite hydrating enough to soften the worst of the dry patches that sometimes show up on my hands. For those, I need a more intense product to wear overnight, such as a lotion or cream that contains a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid.
As there aren’t any bold product claims for Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream, I think its level of hydration is pretty good. It definitely feels rich and nourishing on my skin.
A downside to a lot of thick hand creams is that they tend to feel greasy. I can’t stand that feeling because then there’s residue on everything I touch and it keeps me from being able to use a pen, open jars, etc. I’m sure you’ve been there, too!
Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream does feel a bit greasy when it’s first rubbed into the skin. Fortunately, that feeling doesn’t last. This cream sinks in quickly so skin only feels greasy for a short time, maybe a couple of minutes.
Non-greasy hand creams are highly sought-after since many people are like me and very bothered by greasy formulas. I think Milani should probably add “non-greasy” to the product claims for this hand cream because that might increase sales! This formula really feels lovely on the skin without making it greasy or sticky.
I’m not sure if most people pay attention to the ingredients in hand cream, but I do for a couple of reasons. First, because my hands are dry, as I mentioned before. Also, my hands are already starting to show signs of aging from sun exposure. I want to make sure I’m putting great ingredients on my hands to keep them hydrated and looking as youthful as possible going forward (though really, the best thing I could do for them is to remember to apply sunscreen on my hands!).
Here is the full list of ingredients in Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream:
Water / Aqua / Eau, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance / Parfum, Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)
When I go through a product’s ingredients, I put them into three categories: “good” ingredients benefit the skin, “bad” ingredients have potential to harm skin, and “neutral” ingredients neither benefit or harm the skin. I reviewed all 26 ingredients in Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream and determined that there are 11 “good,” only one “bad,” and 14 “neutral” ingredients. I’m honestly impressed by how many skincare “good” ingredients are in this formula. I’ll provide descriptions for each of those below:
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
- Loaded with fatty acids
- Avocado Oil
- Loaded with nourishing fatty acids
- Extraordinary skin penetration ability
- Highly moisturizing
- Contains vitamin E
- Shea Butter
- Emollient moisturizer
- Natural moisturizer
- Apple Fruit Extract
- Moisturizing and smoothing
- Acids (like malic and gallic acids) provide mild exfoliation, skin brightening, and antibacterial properties
- Rice Bran Extract
- Conditions and softens skin
- Rich source of antioxidants
- Sunflower Extract
- Moisturizing and soothing
- Contains antioxidants
- Rosemary Leaf Extract
- Contains rosmarinic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
- Strengthens skin barrier
- Peach Leaf Extract
- Skin conditioner
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Sodium form of hyaluronic acid (they work the same way)
I am extremely pleased with how many great skincare ingredients Milani included in this hand cream! Honestly, I’m more impressed by the ingredients in this hand cream compared to those in hand creams from some other brands that have been making hand creams for many years. These ingredients are great for keeping hands hydrated and looking youthful, which is exactly what I want in my hand creams.
The one and only “bad” ingredient in this formula is Fragrance. There is no way of knowing exactly what this consists of (i.e. essential oils or artificial fragrance ingredients), but fragrance ingredients are some of the most common culprits in causing skin irritation. The added fragrance in this hand cream fortunately does not have any effect on my skin. However, those with very sensitive skin may want to opt instead for an unscented hand cream.
The remaining 14 ingredients are the “neutral” ones that I mentioned before. These ingredients support the overall formula. They perform important functions and are things like thickeners, emulsifiers, emollients, and preservatives.
I am really very happy with this hand cream’s formulation. Truly, my only complaint about it is the fragrance, but that is actually one of the big selling points of this product. The good news about the fragrance is that there’s only one fragrance ingredient. Some other products include quite a few, which increases the risk of skin irritation. I believe most people will tolerate the ingredients in this product quite well. 🙂
I’m really surprised that Milani didn’t include anything about the scent of this hand cream in the product claims. Most people will probably buy it because of the scent, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint! I am absolutely obsessed with this scent.
When I first received this hand cream and started using it, I couldn’t put my finger on the scent. It’s of course meant to smell like peaches, and it does smell fruity, but I didn’t think peach quite fit. It’s a very sweet scent, so now I think it smells more like peach candy, possibly peach rings, rather than a fresh peach. With that being said, if you like peaches, you’ll probably enjoy the scent of Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream!
Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream is priced at $9.99 for a two ounce bottle. There aren’t any other Milani hand creams for me to compare this to, but there are plenty of other affordable brands out there that make hand creams. There is a wide range of prices, but I feel that $9.99 is on the higher end for such a small amount of product. There are options that start at only a few dollars.
Another hand cream that I’ve used and enjoy is the Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Moisturizing Hand & Cuticle Cream. That one is larger with three ounces of product, and at a lower price. At the time I’m writing this review, that hand cream is currently unavailable on Amazon, but it has previously been available there for only $5.99! I think its overall quality is just as good as Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream, but at a more reasonable price.
I feel that this hand cream would be more appropriately priced in the $5-8 range. However, it does have a unique and intoxicating scent. If that appeals to you, then I think it’s worth it to spend $9.99 on this hand cream.
I have really put a dent in this hand cream since I started using it. I can’t get enough of it because it feels and smells so great on my hands! Will I repurchase? If Milani continues to offer this product as a permanent item, I will probably order it again eventually. It’s a little pricey as I mentioned in the previous section, but you really can’t beat the amazing scent. It’s almost like the scent equivalent of eating candy, but without any calories! 🙂
Before I wrap up this post, I’d like to look back at the product claims for Milani Peach Dewy Hand Cream and compare them with my own experience using this product. First, Milani states that the formula is rich and moisturizing. I agree 100%! Next they state that it’s lightweight for daily use and has a comfortable silky finish. While this hand cream doesn’t feel lightweight at first, it does absorb quickly to leave hands feeling comfortable and smooth.
The final claim is that the skincare ingredients work together to nourish, moisturize, and improve the appearance of dry skin. Again, I agree! The absorption of moisture from this hand cream instantly improves the appearance of dry skin.
Do you enjoy fruity hand creams? If you do, then you’d probably like this one very much. Please let me know if you decide to give it a try!