Hi everyone! As you all know, I am a BzzAgent, and I received a full size tube of Norwegian Formula Hand Cream by Neutrogena and some samples that I shared with my friends and family. As a BzzAgent, I received these items for free for review.
To be honest, this campaign could not have been better timed. It has been bitterly cold here in NYC, and as a result come dry hands, also it does not help that I very seldom remember to put on my gloves before I leave the house. The result of this cold weather has been some uncomfortably dry hands. So dry, that I'm afraid my skin may crack from the dryness.
For my fellow nail polish addicts out there it is a well known fact that, after applying and removing nail polish, sometimes your poor cuticles may suffer from it. This is where moisturizing comes in handy. Keeping your cuticles moisturized is key to keeping them looking healthy and in the winter months, to keep from cracking and bleeding on you if they get too dry. This is where hand cream comes into play. Today, specifically, I'm going to demo the Norwegian Formula Hand Cream by Neutrogena.
To help along your cuticles during the winter months it is important that after you have done your manicure and your nails are completely dry that you apply a hand cream. Specifically targeting and massaging into the cuticle area and the skin around your nail bed.
|Step 1: Hand Cream right out of the Tube onto my poor dry hands.|
|Step 3: Moisturized hands and cuticles. (I have Color Club's Halo Hues Cherubic on my nails - See Review Here)|
After that note...Now on to the product review!
The claims: (taken from the website) "...delivers effective relief for dry, chapped hands. This clinically proven, highly concentrated formula rapidly heals dry hands. It noticeably improves the look and feel of your skin. Hands feel soft and smooth after just one application:
- Available in Original and Fragrance-free."
This hand cream has the consistency of a Vaseline when first out of the tube, but once it is massaged into the hands it turns into a white cream. It feels likes a second skin that you are putting on. Like a barrier of moisture against the cold. It is fairly moisturizing, but it does leave a little bit of a film on your hands. In that respect, this may not be for everyone. The moisturizing effect however did not last long at all on my hands, in fact, a few minutes after application my hands began to feel a bit dry again. For more information on Neutrogena products, check out their Facebook Page.
- Moisturizing effect is average
- Comes in a fragrance free version
- Availability: drugstore, target, walmart, and other retailers.
- Convenient purse size
- Price: $4.99 - $6.99
- Moisturizing effect is not long lasting
- Heavy vaseline like consistency - this may not be for everyone
- Takes a few minutes until it is absorbed into the skin
Overall, I found this hand-cream to be okay. I did not find the moisturizing effect to be long lasting, nor did I really see any "healing" quality to the product. This cream is nothing out of the ordinary. Probably the highlight to this product is that it is a nice small purse size and fragrance free, for those that are sensitive to scents.
What hand cream do you use and love?
Let me know in a comment down below. Stay Beautiful!