I bought this product a couple of days after we finished moving. While we were moving I was doing all the cleaning stuff using all the different cleaners/chemicals and no gloves. My bad!!! I know better!!!
Water (Purified), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dilauryl Thiodipropionate, Sodium Sulfate, fragrance
The skin on the back of my hands were badly damaged- dry, thin, cracking and very uncomfortable, I also had dark patches (almost like scarring) showing up over most of the area..now whether this was from the dryness or because I have psoriasis and they were irritated ..I am not sure . All I know is that it was painful, with a burning and tight feeling.The skin on the palms of my hands were dry and rough also.
I had to do something so I called my mother who suggested this Neutrogena Hand Cream Norwegian formula. I bought it that day and after the VERY FIRST USAGE it helped...IMMEDIATELY !!! Instant relief from the discomfort!
It is a VERY thick concentrated cream, it's clear /cloudy in appearance, to me it looks more like an ointment. It does have a fresh fragrance, I find it pleasant.
When you first apply this cream it does feel really thick and kind of greasy but that only lasts for a minute (really) it absorbs quickly as you massage it in. Then you are left with smooth NON greasy hands.
One thing to remember when using this cream is that a little REALLY goes a long way..the "2oz tube contains over 200 applications." If you use to much it WILL then feel greasy and kind of sticky for quite awhile.
There was no burning caused by this cream even though my skin was in such bad condition. There is a very nice fresh smelling fragrance that I love, and the moisture lasted a really long time..I only reapplied several times for the first 2 days because my hands were in such bad shape...after 3 days of use the dry, tight burning feeling stopped returning..even when I only used it once for the day!!!The dark patches that were so dry and ugly started to go away and were completely gone after about 5 days . I continued using this even after those main problems were gone..and my hands are great now..they don't ever have that crunchy, shrivley dry look or feel.
This is very easy to find any drug store or Walmart, Target etc carries it.I have seen the price go from $3.50-$5.00.Depending on where you go to buy it. It sounds expensive for a 2oz tube but you get 200+ applications out of it so it's very worth it!
Although I do not like that this product has a parabens in it...I love this and think it's a HAVE TO HAVE if you have dry hand problems!! You can use this also on your elbows, knees, feet..although Neutrogena does make a variety of products in the Norwegian formula . Some of the other Norwegian Formula products that are available are, Foot Cream, Body Emulsion, Body Moisturizer, and Soothing Relief. The Norwegian Formula is also available in fragrance free!
I don't use this everyday anymore, my hands healed up and I decided to use a daily hand cream that was a little thinner. I still love this and I DO still use it. I use it more now if for some reason my hands start to get extra dry.It does clear it up right away.
It is a wonderful WONDERFUL fast working, discomfort relieving cream!