Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream


This is my absolutely favourite hand cream of all time, in the world – ever!

You only need a tiny dot of it and it moisturises for hours. A tube lasts forever and it is not pricey. I always have a mini tube of this in my handbag, and a larger one next to the bed.

I have been using it since the 1980s and I never use any other hand cream.

The Norwegian Formula website says:
From Norway, the land of extremes, came a uniquely concentrated hand cream formula inspired by the traditional balms and salves of the Norwegian fishermen. For generations Norwegian fishermen have been pulling cod, herring, and mackerel from the ocean deep, while facing some of the harshest, coldest, most extreme weather on Earth. Under these conditions, they developed a powerfully concentrated glycerine-rich recipe that healed and protected their intensely dry, chapped hands like nothing else.

In 1969,a Norwegian salesman calls on Lloyd Cotsen, president of Neutrogena®, to promote the traditional hand healing recipe of the arctic fisherman. He left a jar for Mr Cotsen to try. Some months later, Mr. Cotsen was cleaning the factory’s gigantic soap vats. The chemicals left his hands painfully raw and cracked. On a whim Mr.Cotsen gave the jar from Norway a try. Just a dab of this highly concentrated hand cream provided immediate relief, and another Neutrogena® legacy was born.


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. My eldest son suffers terribly in the winter with chapped hands, and this is the ONLY thing that works for him.

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