Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream {Review}

The one thing I hate the most about being a stay at home mom during the winter is how dry my hands get.  My hands get so bad that I hide them in my pockets or sleeves when out in public.  They become so dry, chaffed and cracked that they hurt when anything , not matter how soft, brushes against them.    I try to only buy hand soaps that are moisturizing, but they’re not enough all by themselves.  I’ve tried leaving a bottle of lotion next to the sink to use after every wash, but that just didn’t work for me.   With three kids in the house the amount of germs on the loose are crazy and with one child not having the strongest immune system, I have to keep things clean.  It’s one thing to have virus hot one member of the house for a few days, but I do all I can to make sure that we don’t all catch it.   Then you have the issues, um… joys of little boys and their lack of  aim in the bathroom.   I’d like to hope that this will get better with age, but their father isn’t helping!  On top of it all I’m trying to make more meals from scratch so I’m washing fruits, veggies, utensils and bowls by hand a few times a day.   All of those activities are necessary but really take their toll on my hands.    I get embarrassed by how bad my hands look but have struggled to find anything that would help.  During a trip to the doctors office with a sick child, I asked her how she kept her hands so soft and looking good with all the washing and sanitizing she does daily.   She told me that she prefers to use a thick cream in the morning and evenings and that does the trick for her.   I tried the brand she recommended but hated it because it left my hands feeling greasy.   To me the greasy feeling was worse than my hands hurting from being dry.

I was recently invited to a BzzCampaign through BzzAgent for Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.  I was excited to be a part of the campaign as it’s that time of year my hands can use all of the help they can get.  As soon as the box arrived hubby jumped in and helped himself to a sample and said he’d let me know how it works for him.   I was surprised that the full size sample was only 2 ounces, but quickly learned that will last a long time.    The 2 oz size has a suggested retail price of $4.99 and is good for up to 200 uses.  A little of this glycerine rich cream goes a long way. The first time I applied Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was at night right after washing my hands.    A little trick I learned is to not dry your hands fully before applying a creme like this, especially at night.    When I woke up the next morning there was a noticeable difference in my hands.   They weren’t as red and irritated looking.  It only took a few days of using the cream for my hands to look 95% better.   Honestly my hands aren’t at sensitive to the touch any longer either.   I really thought it would take longer to see that kind of result.  Most days I apply it in the morning and at bed time, but there were a few that I applied it randomly during the day.  I like that it doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy after it’s soaked in.     Another reason I like this cream is the fact that it doesn’t wash off.    I can’t be the only one that will apply a cream or lotion and then less than 15 minutes later have to wash my hands for some reason or another.    Most of the time the lotion or cream that I used that short time before would just wash right off.    Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream stays on!!!

Do you know the  signs of damage for your hands?

  • dryness
  • chapping
  • splitting nails
  • dry cuticles
  • scaliness
  • roughness

If you’re struggling with dry hands this winter, I recommend giving Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream a try.  You have a choice of fragrance free or original.   If you’re sensitive to fragrance, I say stick with fragrance free.  The fragrance of the classic scent reminds me of a perfume and is a little strong in small spaces, like the car.   This formula will work great on your lips as well.    There is no reason to hide your hands in shame like I did, when there are products out there to help!

 

 ****Disclosure: I was provided with samples as part of a BzzCampaign through BzzAgent.   All opinions are 100% my own.   I did not receive any monetary compensation.****

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About Jennifer

I am a stay at home mom of three boys who relies on caffeine to make it through each day. My boys Zander (9), Quentin (7) and Brody (5) make sure to keep life interesting and full of challenges! I have been a volunteer with American Youth Soccer Organization Region 49 for over 13 years. Read more about me here.

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