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      25.07.2013 13:50
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      Effective hand balm!

      I was recently given this product, Neutrogena Hand Cream, by a friend who said she had bought it and then never used it. When she gave me it I suspected the product had actually been her husbands as the packaging design looked rather masculine. However, I started using the product straight away and now use it regularly.

      The product I have is the Neutrogena Hand Cram in a concentrated and unscented formula. It is slightly different from the Dooyoo picture in that the cap is red. I have a small sized 50ml tube. However, since it's made to be concentrated this actually supplies up to 200 applications. As I mentioned, I do feel the packaging design makes it look like this is a man's product but there is nothing in the way the product performs that would suggest this.

      The tube is a soft malleable type of plastic, made for easy squeezing. There is information on both the front and back of the tube. On the front it states that this cream gives "instant relief" of dry hands and that "just a dab" is required for it to be effective. The back of the tube is printed with full ingredients, addresses for the brand and some further information about the brand.

      Neutrogena state that this cream gives "immediate and lasting relief" for all hands including ones that are severely chapped and mottled. They explain that the glycerine rich formula can also protect hands from environmental conditions and leave hands feeling soft and smooth.

      I have used a couple of Neutrogena products in the past and in general they are a brand I trust and respect. Having used this product I would agree with most of what's written on the tube. Except one major thing. This is not a cream: it's a balm. If you are familiar with glycerine you'll know it's a transparent waxy kind of substance that is common in things like lip balm recipes. The texture of this product is a lot like Vaseline. It's clear in colour and has a jelly type texture. When you rub it into skin it forms a barrier over the top of the skin more than it actually sinks into the skin. When the term 'cream' is used you generally expect something white and milky and something that will absorb into the skin rather than act like a protective balm or wax.

      Having said this I like the product, it works and it does what it says it will do. It is easy to apply and you really don't need very much to spread across the hands. Due to the waxy nature of the product it's better to apply to the back of your hands only as if you put it under fingers and palms your hands get very slippery and feel greasy. On the knuckles, backs of fingers and back of hand though it's perfect. It softens skin immediately and changes the way dull dry skin looks, transforming it into healthy, peachy skin. It also seems to offer an extra level of protection that normal moisturiser lotions cannot. It feels really calming and healing too.

      I have been using this product, which I am loathe to keep calling a 'cream', during the summer months and it is very good on hands that have been abused by sun bathing and outdoor work. I imagine though that this product will work best in the winter time when you really need that protective layer over the skin.

      I was given this product free but the product is on sale in Boots chemist stores for £3.50 for the same sized tube. I would probably buy this in the future now that I know how the product performs and it's qualities but if I'd bought this myself thinking it was a cream I might be a bit annoyed! I would recommend to anyone who works outdoors or for whatever reason ends up with dry hands which need to be treated on a regular basis.

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        30.05.2013 10:02
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        Worth paying the extra for.

        I'm not a massive user of hand creams and lotions, but this really is good stuff and something different in my opinion. The tube is white with the Neutrogena logo on it and the Norwegian flag with a blue cap. I believe the red cap means unfragranced, which implies that the blue-top is fragranced, but I honestly can't detect any fragrance in this hand cream whatsoever, so don't let that put you off.

        The hand cream itself is actually somewhere between a cream and a gel. It's clear in colour when you squeeze it out, and has a consistency far more gel-like than cream-like in my opinion.

        Squeezing the cream from the tube, there is quite a bit of resistance in the tube, it doesn't squeeze out easily, lets say. This is a good thing though because you definitely don't want to squeeze too much out. A (very) little bit of this goes a long way, and does a good job. My partner once squoze a big lump out of the tube and despite rubbing our hands together to share it (!) in the end we still had to wipe it off with kitchen roll. What that means to me is that a tiny amount is absorbed quickly and well and so any excess can't be absorbed - so that kind of endorses everything that it claims to be. To be fair, it does say on the tube "just a dab" needed, my partner needs to wear his glasses more often, maybe.

        I don't particularly suffer with very dry skin, but when I do, I've found that with other creams, after I've rubbed it in my hands start to feel a bit rough again within half an hour or so. This is definitely not the case with Neutrogena, it really is different to other hand creams I've used, and once it's absorbed my hands feel soft and stay soft much better. On the front of the tube it claims "instant relief of dry, chapped hands" and I would definitely agree with that.

        Mine is only a 50ml tube which is small (about 3" high) but we have been using it for over a year I think, and there still seems to be plenty left and no loss of effectiveness when using it. A very good quality product, which is reflected in the price which is high compared to other creams currently £3.85 in Boots.

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        22.05.2013 17:02
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        A hand cream that effectively moisturises skin and is very long-lasting

        I suffer from very dry skin on my hands, particularly during the winter when my hands get very cold. I bought the unscented version of this hand cream over a year ago now and it is still sat in my bedside drawer for use before I go to sleep at night. I can't remember how much I paid for it because it was such a while ago, but it currently retails for around £3.60 in Boots and Superdrug.

        This hand cream comes in a white tube with a red lid, red due to it being unscented, that screws on and off with ease. I like the fact that the product sits on the lid, as it means that it is always easy to squeeze out, rather than having to shake the tube up and down to get the hand cream out. The hand cream itself is rather thick and colourless, and I'm happy with it being unscented, as it probably means it's better for my skin.

        The product claims to provide 'instant relief of dry, chapped hands' and it also states 'just a dab needed'. I have found both of these claims to be totally true. As previously mentioned, the skin on my hands can get very dry during winter, and applying this hand cream to my chapped hands always helps to sort them out. I tend to apply it nearly every night during the winter after I've got into bed, and my hands are always smooth and feeling well moisturised by the morning. I do find that I only need to apply a very small blob of the product in order for it to work well on my hands, which means that it lasts for a very long time, seemingly much longer than other hand creams I have tried. It says on the back of the packaging that the 50ml of product will last for more than 200 applications, and I think that this is believable.

        I don't tend to apply this hand cream during the day, as it leaves my palms ever so slightly greasy, but I have found this to be the case with all other hand creams, and this probably leaves them less greasy than most.

        This probably isn't the cheapest hand cream available, but considering it lasts for such a long time and is very effective, I think it ends up being very good value for money.

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        27.04.2013 09:05
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        5 stars

        I have noticed that lately my hands become dry very easily and in the cold weather it is worse. Sometimes after washing up or bathing my hands feel like they need cream on them too. I have this hand cream at hand throughout the day to help my hands to feel softer.

        I bought this one because a friend recommended it plus it was a good price - it was £3.

        This hand cream helps to make dry skin softer and also helps to protect the skin too so it sounds like an ideal combination.

        The packaging isn't anything to write home about, it is a white tube with a blue cap.

        To open it you flip open the cap, this is easy to do and the most practical as if it was a screw cap I would struggle to put it back on whilst my hands had the cream on. You do not need much at all, I use a pea-sized amount which I squeeze onto my fingers and then rub into my hands making sure I cover all fingers and the back of my hands really well. It is surprising how such a small amount can go such a long way.

        It takes about two minutes to absorb and whilst it is dong so my hands remain a little greasy so I always make sure I apply this when I don't have to touch anything for a couple of minutes first. If i use any more than the pea sized amount I find it takes a lot longer to absorb.

        I have noticed that when I use this my hands do feel much smoother especially if they felt rough to begin with. I use this when my hands feel rough but also on days when they feel fine too to help protect them.

        I think this is a great hand cream, it's well worth £3.

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        19.04.2013 19:26
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        A great quality hand cream

        I never used to use moisturises or hand creams until this past winter as it has been especially bittely cold and I have found that my skin has taken badly to this. Luckily I don't have any cracking or red areas of skin on my hands but I have noticed a tenderness on my fingertips and the skin peeling a little in these spots. This becomes especially painful when going from cold to warm so often when travelling so I thought it was about time I started a skin care regime.

        I've used Neutrogena products before to help with spots and thought it was of a great quality then so I didn't see why it wouldn't be now. The price was also another tempting factor as I was able to grab a tube of this hand cream at £3.50 from Tescos for 50g. I thought this was very reasonable especially for a well known brand so I grabbed two.

        The cap is very sturdy and slots into place firmly when you twist it back on which I liked about this product as sometimes I have issues with leaking where the contents are able to pour around the tube opening and sometimes down the side of the tube. This was the first thing I noticed about the product, the second being that when I squeezed a tiny blob out of the tube it was very thick and a bright white colour. I rubbed it in reasonably well and I felt as though it had a soothing effect as my hands did feel much more moisturised. The consistency of the cream was very reasonable and meant that application was easy and I didn't have to wait around for ages for the cream to be fully absorbed into the skin.

        The cream is highly concentrated so that little blob is really all you need. I've been using one bottle for around 2 months regularly and there is still some left in the tube so I do feel this makes up somewhat for the price. The feel of the cream and the relieving effect is has on my skin, almost immediately after use, assures me of its quality and leaves my hands feeling soft and smoothe.

        The product is unscented which I was glad of as sometimes the scents do aggitate my skin and I don't even have particularly sensitive skin. It does have a pleasant creamy smell though which I enjoyed and that wasn't overly strong either.

        One thing I particularly enjoyed about this product was that it doesn't leave my hands with a greasy residue or a waxiness which sometimes I experience from other products. I think it absorbs quickly so long as you do only apply a blob and even when I wash my hands multiple times I still feel the soft and soothing effect of the cream on my hands.

        Overall I think that this is an excellent product I would definitely recommend. The price, although not exactly cheap, is about standard for a product of this sort and can often be found on offer even at around half price. It is unscented which is great for my skin and really does have an almost immediate relieving effect on my hands. They feel soft and smooth and I definitely have noticed a change from before. It has a creamy, smooth texture and is so easy to apply. The small ammount required also means it is long lasting so you get a high quality product for a reasonably long time. I would definitely recommend.

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        15.04.2013 23:51
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        Ideal cream to have for suffering hands

        My hubby swears by this hand cream. His job is very physical and spending a lot of his time outdoors his hands are often sore and very dry. The hand cream comes in a range of sizes but we currently have a 50ml tube which cost £2.80. It would be handy to buy one of their small tubes for your bag if your hands are often dry but being in a 'macho' job hubby doesn't want to be found with a tube of hand cream!

        Made by Johnson&Johnson it is a product that really does produce pleasing results. It soaks into the skin easily and doesn't feel sticky after applying. It makes my hands feel nice and silky. It also makes a difference to my hubby's hands making them less painful but he would need a miracle to make them silky smooth! It does have a slight smell not unpleasant or overpowering reminds me a bit of talc that my gran used to use. There is an unscented version if preferred. It is comforting when applied but as always take care if you have sensitive skin.

        When applying the cream it is important not to use too much as a drop the size of a 10p piece will do for both hands. If your hands are particularly dry it would be well worth applying at night then wearing some cotton gloves. This would also be fantastic to do the night before a special event such as getting married when the attention is on the new shiny wedding ring!

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        08.04.2013 10:18
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        would use every time

        This is the one and only hand cream I ever use and I could not be without it. In this cold season my hands get utterly parched. Every time I wash my hands they cry out for moisture, they feels uncomfortable and literally need the extra moisture from this hand cream.

        What is it: Norwegian formula "instant relief of dry, chapped hands, just a dab needed". It is indeed!! So many hand creams are too oily, leaving your hands slippery and greasy and unable to pick up your coffee mug without fear of losing your grip. This cream goes in like a dream. A small amount is needed, your know the drill, rib in to hands, smoothing over the back of your hand and along your fingers. For me, this cream goes in instantly, in seconds and my hands are left smooth and moisturized and not in the least bit slimy.

        The price: Circa £3.49 from Boots, well worth it and lasts for a long time. I keep it in my hands bag, I use it a couple of times a day or after using drying soap and it lasts for month at a time. I would highly recommend using this, any other hand cream just won't do!

        The size: This tube comes in a chunky little 50ml tube, so its very light weight and will fit in to small clutch bags. Im never without it so it is essential that it'll fir in all my handbags . If it doesn't fit I won't get that bag...either that or I squirt a tiny amount in to a teeny little tub. Either way, I don't leave home without it and it never lets me down. I do not need it so much in the summer but the cold is very harsh on my poor little hands.

        The scent: I buy un-perfumed, I don't need my hands to smell like flowers, I just need to keep them soft . Also, its worth pointing out that if you use this hand cream and then moments later you use your hands to eat something, you cannot taste any residue on your hands, there is none to be had. So if you are on the go you do not need to wait even a small amount of time before the cream sinks in, it is instantaneous.

        I would highly recommend this cream every time if you have a tendency towards chapped hands.

        If however, your hands naturally retain moisture then you would not need this concentrated formula. I asked my friend to try some (she has painfully soft, moisture-healthy skin) and it did not sink in very well. She used a much more gentle formula.

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        12.02.2013 12:37
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        Good quality with a corespondening high price

        I have fairly dry skin in the winter and the constant cleaning that I do at home further drys my skin. I am also a health care professional which means after each patient I am constantly washing my hands and this causes a lot of dryness. I tend to have very cold hands and skin between my fingers tend to always get chapped, dry and look white.

        Neutrogena is actually an American company, even though it gives the impression it is Norwegian. The brand is very much a premium brand with premium prices. 50ml of the cream costs £3 and can be found in major supermarkets, boots, super drugs and some independent chemists. The company also sells a range of acne fighting products that are frequently advertised on TV.

        The cream comes as a gel based formula and is very thick. A pea sized amount is all that is needed as a little goes a long way. It does need to be rubbed into the skin for a long time for it to become absorbed into the skin. It goes a whitish colour from a colourless gel when doing this. The gel is not oily and I was suprised as I was expecting it to be a little greasy. The cream doesn't have a stong smell but a very subtle fragrance that subsides very quickly. There is a fragrance free version if you have allergies which would be a better version to try.

        I have used the cream all winter and I have found my hands to be very hydrated and dress from dryness. My skin also feels smooth without any greasiness. The cream also leaves the hands with a matt finish. I use it twice a day as I have to wash my hands so frequently but I am sure that if I didn't need to wash my hands so frequently then I would only use it once a day.

        Overall a good product than does the job.

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          20.01.2013 12:41
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          Really made a difference to my sore hands

          I have never been a one for hand creams but my fingers had started to get really sore especially in between my fingers so I thought it was time to buy something for them. I had a look in 99p shop and they had some Neutrogena hand cream in. Seeing as it was only 99p to buy anyway I thought it was worth a try. They had two different ones, one was unscented and the other was just hand cream so I bought the second.


          The cream comes in a tube which contains 75ml and it says it is a glycerin-enriched formula. The tube says it is for instant relief of dry, chapped hands so I took off my rings and thought I would give it a go.


          The cream is really thick when you try to squeeze it out so its easy enough to just get a tiny amount out. I squeezed a tiny amount between each finger on both hands then rubbed it in. The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous smell, it is really nice, quite flowery and delicate. Then I noticed the cream was a nice consistency, it felt a little waxy but was really easy to rub in and didn't leave my hands all greasy and slimy, it just rubbed right in and felt really nice and soft.


          I have been using this cream now for about two weeks and all the soreness in my hands and fingers have disappeared altogether. I have been using it a few times a day after I have washed my hands or done the washing up but as I only have to use a tiny amount I do not feel like the tube is running low or anything.

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          16.12.2012 20:45
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          A very effective soothing cream

          I have been using Neutrogena hand creams on and off for many years now and they are one of my favourite hand cream brands.  Neutrogena is a Norwegian formula, invented for the use of Norwegian fisherman who face some of the harsh weathers on earth.  These fisherman swore by Neutrogena's glycerin formula which prevents dryness and chaffing as well as relieving dry and sore hands.

          One thing I really like about Neutrogena is the thickness of the cream.  It's the thickest cream on the market and it stays in its worm-like strands when you squeeze it from the tube.  A little goes a very long way and a blob the size of a press stud is usually enough to cover both my hands.  The cream soaks into my skin very quickly and isn't at all greasy.  One use of Neutogena hand cream makes my hands feel much softer and instantly soothes any chaffed skin on my hands.

          I would describe Neutrogena hand cream as an intensive hand cream as it works works so quickly and effectively.  It is described on the tub as concentrated and that it is.  It is a little more expensive than other hand creams out there at around £3.30 for 50ml tub however it does it much longer than any other hand cream I have bought so in the long run would work out cheaper.

          I have the unscented version at the moment, but there is a scented version with a very subtle clean sort of scent.  The tubes look very similar and I never really know which one I have bought until I use it, but I don't mind with way.

          I occasionally use it in my lips, which it works for very well and is also good for dry elbows, relieves dry skin there in just one application.  It is also good for scabs and keeping them soft and subtle and easy to come off, so this Neutrogena often gets used on my kids, especially their knees which seem to get a lot of cuts and scraps.  Altogether I love this hand cream, and is certainly one of my favourites.

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          10.12.2012 22:05
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          A great concentrated hand cream

          Working as a healthcare professional, I have to regularly wash my hands and use hand sanitiser. As I am also an eczema sufferer I am very prone to dry skin on my hands. I do have some special prescribed hand creams to use during eczema flare ups, however these are all unfortunately in massive containers and I like to have a little hand cream that I can carry about in my handbag during the day.

          This Neutrogena hand cream is a concentrated "Norwegian Formula" hand cream. It comes in a 50ml tube with a lid that screws on and off. When you open the lid and give it a small squeeze out comes a white cream. The cream itself is lightly scented - it smells rather nice but it also comes in an unscented version for those who prefer this.

          Only a small amount of this cream is required when applying it to your hands. I have often made the mistake of squeezing too much out, leaving me with slippery greasy hands. If this cream is applied correctly - just a small dab - then it is easily absorbed and does not leave an oily feeling behind. A quick rub of my hands leaves them lovely and soft. As this cream is quite concentrated, I find that even after washing my hands they still have a nice soft feeling on the days when I have applied this cream.

          The skin on my hands does occasionally become chapped and cracked with eczema. I don't consider this cream to be a treatment for this, as this often requires prescription creams, however by using this Neutrogena cream regularly when my hands are in good condition, it acts as a preventative.

          This cream costs £3.85 for a 50ml tube when bought at full price, however it is often found on offer sometimes for as little as half of this price. As only a small amount of the cream is required each application, I find that a tube of this lasts for absolutely ages. I know I would rather spend my money on this high quality cream rather than a cheaper one that irritates my hands even more! This cream is available at chemists and supermarkets. I give it 5* along with my full recommendation. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.

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          26.11.2012 18:20
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          A fantastic hand cream from Neutrogena.

          In my line of work I often shake hands with people and my hands are very much a focus of mine. I like to know that when I am standing in front of people showing off a product that I am showcasing the best skin and nails that I can. This is why I religiously use hand cream both at work and at home and I am always looking for that next wonder product that isn't going to be greasy but is going to dry quickly and leave me with wonderful skin. I find that I suffer with dry skin during the Winter months, like many people, and so hand cream becomes even more important to me now as I need to protect my skin from breakages and dryness.

          I like this particular Neutrogena hand cream because it is unscented and therefore I do not have to worry about any cucumber scents or anything else that I am so often finding with hand cream now. I appear to be very sensitive to the cucumber scent and while I don't mind it on face products so much now it just seems to drive me nuts when it is within my hand cream. This hand cream is not particularly cheap at full price, around £3.50 for a 50ml container, but I always picked mine up on half price in Tesco recently so I thought the price was reasonable enough, plus I'm happy to pay for quality products.

          This hand cream is enriched with glycerine meaning it will smooth out and soften skin from the first use. Also because it is a highly concentrated cream there are around 200 applications in this tiny little bottle. This is simple to use with a nice tube that is easy to open. A very small dab on the back of my hand is the ideal way to use this as then I am able to use a clean finger to rub this around my hands and then rub my hands together to ensure a nice even coverage. This takes just a moment or so to be absorbed and there is no nasty greasiness or horrible scent left behind. It really just has a mild freshness to it that makes me feel like my hands have been protected and are getting the best care that they can.

          I find that this lasts me around 3 months, even with ladies at work pinching a little here and there, but I always need to remind people that a very small dab is needed otherwise they squeeze out a large amount and then complain about this being greasy and not being absorbent at all!

          Now as a hand cream this works fantastically. As I have already said it is absorbent and is soaked in quickly with no greasiness left behind. Any dryness is dealt with promptly and if I haven't used this for a while and have cracked skin this doesn't sting it but instead just soothes it and keeps it looking moisturised and protected all day. I find that I re-apply this only after I have washed my hands because it is long lasting and keeps my skin soft and moisturised. This does soften from the first usage but occasionally I might want to re-apply before I have needed to wash my hands just because my skin is feeling a little bit dry again. This is normally only during the cold months and when I have been doing lots of product interaction at work.

          In general I would say that this is worthy of 5 out of 5 stars. Yes it is more expensive than other hand creams but because such a small amount is used I do feel that it offers fantastic value for money. There is no nasty chemical scent to this and it does wonders for my skin. Even if I don't use this one day my skin is much softer and looks better than it would have done without using this hand cream. The tube/pot/whatever you want to call it is handy enough to go inside a pocket of my hand bag but normally I just leave one of these at work by my desk area and then I have it to hand when I really am in need of a boost to the soften of my hands. I would firmly recommend this to anyone who suffers from dryness at any time of the year but do remember to go lightly with the squeezing as you don't want to have lots of excess left over! On the one occasion that this happened to me at home I just applied this to my face (as it was bed time anyway) and it left my face soft and smooth when I awoke in the morning too. I do not suffer any sensitivity after using this and the ladies at work have remarked at home well it works too although I'm sure some people like a more perfumed product but each to their own!

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            25.06.2012 23:33
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            A product that works for my husband but not me!

            My skin tends to be oily however the older I get, I seem to need to moisturise more and more in comparison to when I was younger, and moisturising cream would only lead to breakouts. Now, I am more prone to dryness on my face and my hands, and I now need to apply cream every night before bed. My husband however tends to have dry skin, and all year round needs to carry hand cream with him to keep his hands moisturised and prevent those little skin hacks from forming.

            My moisturising cream of choice for hands and face is aqueous cream, and my husband has always used this Neutrogena hand cream. Recently, I was in need of a new tub of aqueous but couldn't get it until the weekend so had to use my husband's cream. The cream he uses is the unscented Norwegian Formula Neutrogena which costs around £3.50 for a smallish tube. This cream makes big claims such as being able to provide immediate relief and protection for dry or chapped skin. It is glycerin based and should offer smoother and softer skin after the first use.

            Since this cream is concentrated you only need to use a little dab of the product on your skin and so a tube should last a good length of time, even if being used daily. My husband who uses this tube every day, only tends to need a new one after at least 6 months, so it does offer good value for money.

            Well, as I said, I used this cream when I ran out of my aqueous and since my husband raved about it so much, I was sure it was going to be great and envisioned myself taking his tube every night. The clear cream comes out easily from the tube and rubs into the skin well, and although this is unscented there is a lingering freshness about it. Some days my hands are drier than others depending on a lot of factors, and on the days when they weren't too bad this skin did seem to help and my skin felt smooth and soft like the product claims, however on the days my skin is much dryer I don't find this product lasts, and I found myself putting on a couple of layers of the cream just to try and get rid of the dryness without much success. My husband however finds this cream works a treat and always eases his dry hands. I find that my usual agueous cream eases dryness no matter how bad it is and leaves my skin feeling moisturised and in good condition.

            All in all, for me when the dryness on my hands is bad I don't find this cream works well enough, especially in comparison to my aqueous cream. For my husband however he claims that there is no cream that can compare, and he doesn't feel aqueous cream eases his dryness - so there you go, a product that works or one but doesn't work for another!

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            18.04.2012 11:20
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            Does the job but make sure you have a few minutes to rub it in!

            I have relatively dry skin and the driest place of all seems to be my hands as I wash my hands a bit too much compared to most people! Coupled with working in an office and handling paperwork all day this doesn't help. I have tried many different hand creams over the years and always have a tub / bottle on my desk. I am not brand loyal really, still working my way through the brands to work out which is best for my skin.

            This review is of the Neutrogena Fast Absorbing Hand Cream. The cream is contained within a flexible bottle so the cream can be easily squeezed out onto your hands. It is of a medium constancy, not runny enough to drip off your hands but light enough so that it easily spreads over them. It is white in colour and the smell isn't particularly great, just slightly soap like and could smell a lot nicer in my opinion.

            The colours of the bottle are white and royal blue with simple labelling. It claims to be light texture and fast absorbing. It also claims to be non-greasy but I cannot agree with this claim, it is not the greasiest hand cream I have used but it certainly quite slow to absorb leaving a greasy feeling to the skin. I prefer my hand creams to be a lot faster when absorbing but with this I do not like the feel of the grease when I am trying to work it into my hands so I can get back on with my work! A colleague also borrowed this as she was complaining of dry hands, she commented how greasy it was and laughed when I pointed out the 'fast absorbing, non greasy' claim on the bottle!

            I will use this cream until it is all gone as I hate waste and it does make my skin feel softer and smoother overall and once it's worked its way into my hands they are left feeling a lot less dry and chapped, but I am disappointed with the greasiness of the hand cream and for that reason I wouldn't purchase it again unless they tweaked the formula.

            This cost me about £1.40 from my local supermarket but prices can range from £1.30 - £2.50.

            Three Dooyoo stars from me as it does leave my hands moisturised, I just don't look forward to using it and working it into my skin.

            Thank you for reading.

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              Soothe your sore hands

              Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Concentrated
              Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Concentrated is a hand cream manufactured by Neutrogena. The cream is designed to heal sore and dry hands and chapped skin. The tube claims to 'instantly relieve and protect'.

              I first used this cream a few years ago when I was having trouble with my skin reacting to chemicals in the ink at the printers where I was working at the time. I was sitting at home one evening when my house mate gave me this little 15ml tube of Norwegian Formula and told me to try it and see if it helped.


              What is it like?
              The tube itself is mainly white in colour and has the Norwegian Formula and Neutrogena logos printed on the front along with the simple wording 'Hand Cream Concentrated', underneath this is the claim about instantly relieving dry or chapped hands. On the back of the tube are the ingredients, contact information and a small paragraph claiming what the cream will do and instructions on how to use it. At the bottom of the tube is a simple blue screw on lid.

              Inside the tube is a white and very soft feeling cream which smells really nice and almost soothing. The smell of the cream isn't very strong, but I think even if it was then it would actually be rather nice!


              Application
              I find that applying Norwegian Formula is simple. You simply need to apply a tiny amount of cream to the affected area and gently rub it in until it turns invisible.

              On the tube it says 'Just a dab needed'. After a couple of mishaps where I have applied too much of this cream thinking that it wouldn't be enough and then found myself either looking for a friend who would like some of the excess or finding a towel to wipe it off, I can tell you that this just a dab is very accurate and a little really does go a long way!

              I have a issue with applying any kind of cream to my hands where I hate the almost greasy or wet feeling that can be left behind. Thankfully, in the case of Norwegian Formula once the cream was rubbed in I was left with no sticky, wet or greasy feeling and instead I was pleasantly surprised by a rather smoothly and silky feeling with almost no residue at all.


              Does it Work?
              When I was first given this Norwegian Formula cream for my poorly cracked and rather sore hands I was sceptical over whether it would actually work, but my hands were so sore that I figured anything was worth a try.

              I was also quite weary about applying this cream to my skin as parts of the skin had quite deep cracks in it and I was afraid it would sting or even worse cause some kind of infection. However, after being reassured by my friend that it would be fine I applied the cream and to my relief I didn't feel any kind of stinging sensation at all and although the cracks didn't instantly seal up, and I wasn't expecting them too, after a few applications I could definitely see a vast improvement in the condition of my skin and after a weekend of using this cream my hands were looking much healthier and less raw.

              When I returned to work on the Monday I rubbed some cream in before I started work and repeated this again at break and lunch times. Even though I wore gloves wherever possible sometimes contact with the ink and chemicals was inevitable as I was a very messy printer! Because of this I think the healing of my hands took a little longer than it would for a person who doesn't have this kind of contact, but after around 2 and a half weeks of applying Norwegian Formula a few times a day my hands were almost perfectly smooth and soft.

              Needless to say I am very grateful to the friend who introduced me to Norwegian Formula and I have always carried around a little tube with me ever since. I am no longer working in the print trade so my hands aren't suffering from this, I am however still using this cream as after a rather harsh winter here in Krakow with temperatures dropping as low as -22 degrees some days, I found my skin was starting to feel a little tight from this, what I was describing as 'artic exposure!' on both my hands and my cheeks. I immediately reached for my Norwegian Formula and decided to use it on both my hands and face, even though it is actually hand cream. Once again the hand cream performed as it should and my hands and this time my face both began to feel soft and not so sore again.


              Price
              The first tube of Norwegian Formula I had was given to me by a friend and I think the second one I got was actually bought for me by my nan so I'm not sure how much I should have paid, but a quick look online tells me that a 50ml tube can be purchased from Boots for £3.59, which I think is quite a reasonable price as you only need a tiny amount so the tube will last you ages.


              Do I recommend?
              Overall, I would definitely recommend Norwegian Formula hand cream for anyone who is suffering from dry or cracked hands or indeed for anyone who just likes that silky soft feeling on their hands that this cream provides.

              Thanks for reading :)

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            • Product Details

              Hand Care from Neutrogena / This Norwegian Formula Hand Cream gives immediate and lasting relief for even the most dry hands / Just a dab of this glycerin-enriched formula instantly relieves and protects seriously dry or chapped hands / Concentrated for over 300 applications /