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      12.11.2014 17:47
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      NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA Hand Cream

      The NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA Hand Cream is available for GBP 3.50.

      The hand cream comes in a white tube with a blue screw cap. On the tube are the product name and the product information. The tube contains 50 ml.

      The hand cream is described as follows. "The NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA® Hand Cream is a true beauty classic. Containing nearly 40% glycerin, it is very effective at relieving skin dryness, restoring and protecting the skin barrier, even in the harshest conditions. With only a dab needed for each application, each 50ml tube contains over 200 applications!"

      The ingredients are Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Dilauryl Thiodipropionate, Sodium Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben and Parfum.

      The hand cream has a creamy consistence. The hand cream can be applied well and absorbs within a short time. The hand cream leaves a gentle and smooth feeling on the skin. The hands feel soft and cared for after use. The hand cream moisturizes the hands and cares for dry skin. The hand cream restores and protects the skin barrier. The hand cream does not leave a greasy film on the skin.

      The hand cream has a pleasant scent. The scent cannot be noticed after use.

      I can recommend the NEUTROGENA NORWEGIAN FORMULA Hand Cream, as the hand cream moisturizes and cares for the hands. The hand cream leaves a gentle feeling on the skin and the hands feel soft and cared for after use. The pleasant scent cannot be noticed after use.

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      09.11.2014 16:51
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      Lasts for ages

      I have become almost obsessed with using hand cream as it was always an area that I neglected and I am starting to notice it now. The skin on my hands isn’t as smooth and young looking as the rest of me though it is less scaly since I have been moisturising on a regular basis.

      One of my favourite hand creams is Neutrogena hand cream. It doesn’t smell as lovely as some other hand creams but it is one of the best at taking away dryness and leaving the skin on my hands comfortable and less chapped.
      The hand cream is a clear coloured cream which actually looks more like wax than cream. It is made from glycerine as well as a few other ingredients that I don’t even know how to pronounce. All that I know is that if you have really dry skin on your hands then this will relieve them instantly.

      You only need a tiny dab of the cream as it is really easy to spread it right through your hands and fingers. It gets in all the nooks and crannies and is great at getting into the lines of your knuckles and your cuticles. This gives such a nice relief from dryness and stops itching almost straight away. My hands gets irritated when washing dishes but some of this on afterwards really helps to sooth them.
      It makes my hands a little bit greasy which is expected but it isn’t too greasy and it lasts for ages before I need to put any more on even when my hands are really dry and chapped.

      I actually bought a couple of mini versions to take away on holiday with me as they were small enough to fit in my hand luggage without taking loads of room as those small plastic bags you get aren’t big enough for all my cosmetics. The normal sized ones aren’t huge but these really are tiny.
      I took two away with me because I was convinced that one wouldn’t be enough for a week but even using it every day I still had some left when I got home as you really do only need a tiny bit of it. I now have the other one in my going out bag because it takes up so little room. You get 15 ml of cream in the mini tubes and they cost £1.

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      07.11.2014 15:56
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      High power hand cream

      The Neutrogena Norweigan Formula Hand Cream has always been a favourite of my moms. She suffers from very very dry chapped hands even throughout the summer months. The Neutrogena cream seems to be the only product that suits her skin and helps her chapped skin from getting worse and can prevent it from setting in. As she was always using it, I have tried it in the past and find it to be pretty good at working its magic!
      For a 50ml squeezy tube the RRP is around £2.77. It is packaged in a white tube, with a simple design on the front telling you what it is and what is does. It claims to give instant relief to dry chapped hands and give long lasting relief if used regularly. The hand cream itself is a strange clear gel formula, and seems quite thick and sticky when first squeezed out. This seems to loosen up at you work the gel into your hands and a little goes a long way. Neutrogena, say that the 50ml tube is so concentrated it will give 200 applications. The gel is a glycerine based formula and despite this doesn’t sit heavily or greasy on your skin but absorbs quickly. The cream is fragrance free so you are not left with any perfume like scent that could irritate sensitive chapped skin.

      As soon as you apply you do get instant soothing relief if your skin is particularly dry or chapped. A few applications see an improvement in skin condition and your skins moisture level. Both me and my mom have also noticed that if you use regularly it can prevent chapping and as soon as you stop using it you notice a difference. It is a hard working concentrated formula that really packs a punch and delivers its promises!

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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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          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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          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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          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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        • 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 /