Friday, December 14, 2007

Product Review: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula
Name: Hand Cream
Size: 2 oz / 56 g
Approx. Price: $3.99 USD

Scent Tried: Fragrance Free

Neutrogena claims that this product is the "#1 dermatologist recommended hand cream in Canada." and that "this clinically proven, highly concentrated formula instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother after just one application. Used daily, it helps prevent dry, chapped skin - even under the harshest of conditions."

The Canadian winter really plays havoc with my skin. My skin gets extremely dry and feels tight and stretched. I don't suffer from any skin problems (eczema, psiorisis, etc), but the dryness is still bad enough that I get the tell-tale scaly "alligator" skin that is prominently on display in skin cream commercials.

Which means that I'm always on the lookout for the best moisturizers - body, hand and face. Although every person has their own personal preference, one of the things that I must have in a moisturizer is quick-absorption (I have no patience to wait for something to absorb so I can keep going about my day) and non-greasiness.

To Purr About:
- After a couple of applications, I did notice that my hands were much less dry and actually felt softer and more moisturized
- Fragrance-free really is fragrance free
- A little dab is enough to moisturize both my hands

Claws Out:

- This product is pretty sticky upon application and takes a few minutes to be fully absorbed (which is a few minutes too long for me!)

Final Comments:
Although it's a great hand cream and does deliver moisture to dry hands, it is pretty sticky after application and you really have to rub it in and then wait a few minutes before you can do anything with your hands, which is a minus to me. This product will probably be something I use when my hands are feeling extremely dry, but wouldn't be something I carry around with me all the time since I prefer something less sticky.

If you don't mind the slight stickiness (very similar to Glysomed), then I would definitely recommend this cream.

Rating (out of 5):

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Arianne said...

I just started using Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Fast Absorbing Hand Cream and I love it. Perhaps you would like this more. It really is fast absorbing. It is scented though (like baby powder), so if you are looking for unscented creams I would skip the fast absorbing formula.

You should give it a try though! :)

~Cinnamon Kitten~ said...

Thanks arianne!

I love Neutrogena products so a fast-absorbing hand cream would be amazing - I'll definitely put it on my list of "must-trys" and will pick some up after I'm done with my current tube of hand cream!

Health Watch Center said...

Hi Cinnamon Kitten,

Informative and helpful product review...thank you for sharing...and price also affordable so its gonna be a good product...

Have you ever tried natural skin care remedies??? If you did please share with us...

Skin Care Beauty Zone

~Cinnamon Kitten~ said...

health watch center: Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the review!

Were there specific natural skin care remedies that were you thinking of? Since a lot of people have different ideas of what consititutes "natural" I just wanted to get an idea of what your definition was. :)

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