Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Product Review: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream (Fragrance Free)

At a Glance:
Price: RM12.50 / US$4.49
Website: http://Neutrogena.com
Weight: 56g / 2 Oz.
Made in: Korea
Likes: Cheap, sinks in quickly
Gripes: Doesn't work AT ALL!! :S
Repurchase: No!
Jenn's Rating: ! 2 Stars! It doesn't work! :(


Product Description

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream provides prompt relief for even seriously dry, chapped hands. It's so concentrated that a small amount instantly leaves dry hands noticeably softer and smoother.

Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This hand cream feels a little "silicony" hence its a little harder to spread. I like how it sinks in quickly so you can resume using your hands shortly after! haha!! :D This one is fragrance-free so it doesn't have a scent to it! :)


This hand cream comes in a squeeze tube with a screw off cap, which is great for travelling. I also like how small the dispensing hole is so you can control the amount of product that comes through it:

The box it came in:

Price & Availability:
This hand cream is priced at RM12.90 / US$4.49 and is available at most Watsons / Guardian outlets. It's available on Drugstore.com too! :)

I use this at night before i go to bed, as well as once or twice during the day when my hands feel dry.

My $0.02:

I was running low on the TBS Almond Hand Cream, so i thought i'd give this one a try since 1. it's soooo cheap, and 2. there're lots of good review on this one. Thinking that i have snagged a drugstore gem, i put this to the test when i was in India where the horribly dry air and even drying dish drops gave me this:

Dry, cracked and peeling skin!! So painful!! T_T

So how did this performed after using it religiously for weeks (and several times a day)? I'm heartbroken to report that it did ZILCH for my hands!! The moment i stopped using this and tried squeezing out every last morsel from the very empty TBS Almond Hand Cream tube, my hands healed within a week!!!

That extreme case apart, i tried it again when i was back home where it's not so dry anymore, but still i see no visible effects - my skin still feels dry and the sides of my nails peeling!! T_T

So it's official... this doesn't work for me, and now i'm just using it for the sake of finishing it! I will not repurchase this one after i'm done with this tube! :(

Credit: Product photo from Drugstore.com


  1. Yeah, that one did nothing for me, as well. I had a doctor recommend it for my eczema, since it helps form a barrier on your skin. Not only did it not work, it prolonged the duration of my breakout ;P. It must work for a lot of people to be around for so long, but for me, I had better luck with any oil in my kitchen.

  2. wow..thanks for the review, I've heard raves about this, I just forgot about this, I've been a constant user of the Beauty Formula Hand cream in pink tube, it works for me :)

  3. awww too bad it didnt work at all. maybe can apply it to toes or something to finish it faster :P

  4. Agree. Don't like this at all.

    I almost flipped when my bro said he spent $8 on this. (cos I am biased against Neutrogena. lol)

    I have like so many really good, unused hand creams, and he didn't asked me before buying. Such a waste.

  5. does anyone knoe what the mac lipglass is in the about me picture?

  6. Kaoru: Hi 5 my fellow disappointee of this product!! haha!! :D That's really bad!! >.<

  7. Nikki: icic!! You're welcome!! Hmmm... i wonder if we have Beauty Formula here or not!!

  8. xin: i apply it to my shins sometimes!! hahaha!! :P

  9. Jyoan: oh dear!! $8 is alot for this hand cream!! :S

  10. Anon: it's the 2N lipglass. Get it now from the MAC Warm and Cozy collection! :D

  11. Have you tried soap & glory products? Some of their most popular include the righteous butter and flake away.

    Anyway, one of the products, hand food, is absolutely AMAZING. it moisturizes well, it's non greasy, BUT it is strongly scented - many say the s&g range smell like miss dior cherie^^


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