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Review: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream


In case you’re wondering how I plan my product reviews, I just look for inspiration on my vanity, in the shower or in my handbag. That’s why it ended up taking so long to write this review for the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream and I blame my mum. My mum is probably the pickiest with beauty products and generally prefers natural remedies. But when I let her sample this Neutrogena product, she took to it like a fish to water. As a result, this disappeared from my vanity until I decided to search for it to rescue my chapped hands this week.

The Neutrogena Norwegian formula is different from their normal range of products as the formula is based on the ingredient of glycerin.  Glycerin traps in moisture which in turn allows your driest skin to heal.  The Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is one of the most popular products in the UK which isn’t surprising considering how cold it gets out there. And since temperatures in Dubai have dropped, it’s perfect at this time of the year.

The product itself is a semi-clear thick cream which looks and feels like Vaseline. However, unlike Vaseline, the Neutrogena hand cream is a non-greasy variation. You only need a pea sized amount to moisturize both your hands. I recommend using this right after washing your hands to trap in extra moisture. This also works great as a cuticle cream to get your nails into shape.

I rarely give a product 5 stars but this product easily deserves that. It’s definitely a product that I’ll be repurchasing over and over again. And those of you stricken by the actual polar vortex in the United States, I highly recommend you stock up on this.

What: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream
Why: Super-effective hand cream that get rids of dry skin
Where: Most supermarkets and drugstores
How much: AED 33 for a 50 ml tube
Pros: Quick drying and cost-effective
Cons: May not work for extremely dry skin
Rating: 5 stars

Disclaimer: This review contains a product/service that was provided for consideration by the brand or its PR firm.

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  1. The texture of this product is more like an ointment rather than a cream. It takes a whole lot of rubbing and gyrating before it absorbs. My hands are definitely softer afterwards, but there’s some effort involved and I can’t touch anything right away due to the greasy feeling … so, it’s not practical for daily use. I will probably just use this as a nighttime hand cream since I don’t suffer from eczema or any other serious skin conditions.