Skincare, skincare, skincare. I sound like Tony Blair on a beauty reform. It’s started to already get bloody freezing here in Britain which means dry hands and dry skin in general for me.
Whilst in my local Boots about to pick up my usual Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream I noticed (not sure if this is new or not) Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand & Nail Cream. My nails had been weak and breaking easily so I thought this would save me getting a separate nail varnish to target this – which it did! After using for a few days I noticed my nails were definitely stronger and not breaking, whilst my hands were moisturised too! Even an older lady at work tried some and loved it and is now nicking some squirts going past my desk at work. It’s okay though, we’re friends so I’ll let her off (until she brings in her designer hand creams her husband buys her then there’ll be payback!)
After emptying my Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisutrising Lotion I decided to pick up the Neutrogena equilivant which is more pricey but possibly more moisturising. One of my favourite things about Neutrogena Norweigan Formula Deep Moisture Body Lotion for Dry & Sensitive Skin is that it has a pump, meaning it doesn’t leave left over moisturiser to harden around the rim waiting for you to wipe off next time. It is a thick formula, great for moisturising dry skins and fine for sensitive skins also. Maybe not as good as Dove moisturisers but still does a great job.
Then I discovered there was 3 for 2 on skincare in boots – how could I resist? My final and third item I brought was Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Body Oil. I’ve really been getting into oils lately, after my Body Shop Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil (hence my newly added category: For the love of oil) and read on the back of this bottle that it can be applied after a bath or shower, when skin is still damp, to moisturise. This really attracted me because after work I gym, and after gym I get home and try to have a shower and dinner as quick as possible to start writing for my freelance jobs, before finally bed. Although I love moisturising properly this can take up a big amount of time during the week and thought this oil could save me some, whilst still keeping me moisturised. Turns out – it does! I apply straight after my shower (after some patting down with the towel) and rub in like a normal moisturiser. I then pat completely try with a towel and my skin does feel moisturised! You can also add this to your bath too. Only suggestion is that it would be nice if the smell was a bit stronger, although I’m not too fussed about this and it doesn’t beat the above moisturiser/moisturising process, but again I’m not complaining!