I got the Neutrogena Nourishing Nordic Berry Hand Cream aeons ago (shopping haul) and started using it a couple of months ago since I always have a bunch of hand creams in rotation. Neutrogena launched their Nordic Berry range almost 2 years ago and it contains a body lotion, lip balm, foot cream in addition to the hand cream. I have not used anything else from this line so I am going to stick to my experience with the hand cream. If you have read my Neutrogena Concentrated hand cream review, you would know why I did not have very high expectations from this one. So read on to find out of it made me change my mind about the Neutrogena hand creams!
Product: Neutrogena Nourishing Nordic Berry Hand Cream
Claim: The Neutrogena Nordic Berry Hand cream enhances its hydration level by 3 times and transforms dry hands into soft nourished ones every day. With the unique combination of the Norwegian formula moisture expertise and the Nordic Berry, a known Scandinavian super fruit, the formula nourishes dry hands to make them beautiful healthy looking every day.
- Nourishing for dry hands
- Delicate fragrance for pleasant application
- Light, non greasy texture
Quantity: 75 g
Price: 9500 KRW (~9$)
Neutrogena have introduced this cream with the light non greasy texture and I agree but however, this is not a fast-absorbing formula. I think it takes a little time to be absorbed by the skin which is strange because I expect light textured products to get absorbed fast. But it is not greasy so I do not mind.
The second thing is the Nordic berry which I do not smell in the cream at all. It is in fact a little sweeter but fresh scent. I expected it to smell berry-like. Of course Cloudberries do not have a distinctive smell so that might be the reason. But I thought I will discuss the scent. A lot of people are particular about the scent ya know!
I like the simple packaging. Hand creams in squeezable tubes are always my preference and I think there is a lot of product in the packaging. I know that this hand cream is not that expensive elsewhere but it cost me more than 9$ in South Korea. I liked it but not enough to suggest buying it at that price, so get it at a relatively better price if you can.
The moisturizing properties of this hand cream are good and when I apply it at night, I do wake up with softer hands. However, I do not think there is anything unique or special that I get from this hand cream that I cannot get from any other drugstore hand cream.
Even though the packaging says this is meant for dry hands, I think this hand cream will work well even for people with more hydrated skin. Actually I have never known anyone even with oily skin having ‘oily’ hands (if you happen to have then please share your hand care routine, I am so curious) so I think this will work for everyone. But of course use your discretion.
I like this hand cream and will buy it if I get it at a better price because 9$ is too much for any drugstore hand cream unless it is 200 ml or something. I am a hand cream junkie and really liked the claims and packaging so I gave this a go. I am not terribly disappointed or particularly impressed. It is moisturizing, light weight and travel-friendly. That does it for me!
Have you tried Neutrogena hand creams? Which is your favorite hand cream?