Neutrogena Age Shield Hand Cream Saves Hands AND a Few Bucks

Published in: Product Reviews, Skin Care

I’d fight a hungry runway model for my tube of $6 Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream.


Lightly scented (like flowers and soap), this drugstore steal-of-a-deal will sure come in handy this fall and winter when my paws are crazy dry.

Despite how rich it feels, it doesn’t leave a greasy film, for which it earns big props from me — there are few things I hate more than hand creams that leave a slippery residue.

Neutrogena also outfitted Age Shield Hand Cream with full-spectrum SPF 30 sun protection.

A dime-sized dollop thoroughly treats both of my hands and cuticles. The cream absorbs quickly, too, perfect for quick applications when you’re out and about. This isn’t one of those creams you’ll have to spend 10 minutes massaging into your hands, looking like a criminal mastermind plotting world domination!

I’ve been using this on my hands for about week now, and even in that brief time I think my hands look less rough than they did. The fines lines in the creases between my fingers are less noticeable than they were. I can’t comment on the cream’s ability to treat age spots, though, because I don’t have any on my hands.

Neutrogena Age Shield Hand Cream provides long-lasting protection from both UVA and UVB rays, those responsible for up to 90% of the signs of premature aging. According to Neutrogena, it’s clinically shown to improve the overall age impression of hands in just four weeks (I noticed a difference in one).

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream improves what ages the look of hands most — roughness, age spots and fine lines.

I’m officially sold on Neutrogena Age Shield Hand Cream and ceremoniously plopped a tube into my big ole’ purse.

One thing I would change about the product is the screw-on cap. I wish it had a twist cap like Lippman’s Rich Girl Hand Cream. I get the feeling I might lose the screw cap in my bottomless purse.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream

Price: $6
Use: To moisturize and protect hands from sun damage
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Despite my minor issue with the cap, I love everything else about Neutrogena Age Shield Hand Cream, including the $6 price.

How are you doing this lovely Thursday? When I woke up this morning I felt an odd compulsion to listen to songs by Journey.


Just look at that touchably soft hair! I would not be surprised if one of the boys dated a hair dresser who encouraged him to condition.

Don’t stop believing!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. yadiQ says:

    i love this hand cream too super affordable and a little goes a long way

    my fiancee put me on this a couple years ago cause his paws get really dry in the winter – but he also has a phobia of putting anything on his body for moisturizing because he despises anything remotely oily on him.

    another cream i love is one by kiehls ultimate strength hand salve – that stuff kicks butt as well as works miracles on softening hangnails especially during the rough cold winter months

  2. Elle says:

    You crack me UP. I love Journey (even went to one of their–sadly–Steve Perry-less concerts 2 years ago), and did you know their new lead singer was 1) found on YouTube by one of the band’s original and still-current members, since he apparently posted videos of himself singing a crapload of Journey songs, and 2) is a wee Filipino dude? He’s no Steve Perry, but homeboy ain’t bad. I also had “Don’t Stop Believin'” blasting on my iPod today…yes, this is what White Sox fans must do to keep the spirit alive until October. 😉

    I love this product as well. I kind of wish I discovered it earlier, since I never really thought to put sunscreen on my hands.

  3. Amanda says:

    oh I am all over this. It’s so dry here and I have to wash a lot for work, I’m in constant need of awesome hand creams. Plus with golf and biking I slather up with sunscreen but never remember my hands. This sound perfect! and way cheaper than my favorite cream, L’occitane shea butter.

  4. Dao says:

    When my hand had a burn from oil splashing, a doctor gave me a sample of this creme (the regular version.) It’s the richest hand creme ever and it’s very soothing to the scabby areas. Thanks for putting this up, I’m sure lots of people will appreciate the info.

    Daos last blog post..Time to Organize my Makeup Stash

  5. Tania says:

    I saw this at Wal-greens and was wondering if this worked well or not. My hands dry out like MAD CRAZY and so I have to apply lotion like all of the time. I use Burts Bees Salve at night and that seems to help a ton. I also like their Banana Hand Cream and the Almond Milk Hand Cream. I tend to like the Almond Milk one better because I think it leaves my hands feeling powdery not greasy and slick. A co worker of mine swears by Vaseline’s hand cream. I like it too but it reminds me of my now deceased grandma who always kept a ginormous bottle of it in her living room. Funny what we remember isn’t it?

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hi karen, im curious…. i always read your blog and u always test all these new products..(and i love your evaluations and results)do u buy all of them? if so, doesnt it get like really pricey? and how do u use all of them and decide which ones to use? ive heard that makeup expire also. and lastly where do u find the place to put them cuz my makeup is all over the place.
    Sorry for asking so many questions, hope my curiosity doesnt kill the cat. BTW i read ur blog every mon-thurs. i love it. good job A+++

  7. Jess says:

    I’ve never tried this before but I will now. Have you ever used Eucerin before? That’s my hand cream of choice even though they sell it as a face cream. I love that stuff, but I don’t think it is has spf.

  8. Holly says:

    Oooh im always on the look out for a good hand cream that doesnt require a mortgage to be able to afford like the Chanel I really hope we have this in the UK, if so I will deffinately be picking one up!

    In other news I take back every tiny bit of praise I gave to American boys it turns out they are just much better liars than their UK counterparts!! grrrr!!

  9. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Funny, El Hub is the same way. If I come anywhere close to him with lotion that’s oily he says, “It burns, it burns!” LOL, the big baby.

    When are getting married?

    I haven’t tried that one from Kiehls. It sounds like it’s serious stuff, so I’ll have to investigate!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Ha! I actually knew that! Seriously, talk about a Cinderella story.

    You know, I am really kicking myself for not putting sunscreen on my hands at a younger age, too. When I look at them I can tell that they are starting to change. Le sigh… can’t fight fate.

    How’s the shedding sitch going? I still have to get Tabs his FURMINATOR!

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Oh! If you’re active then this is great because it doesn’t leave your hands slippery and slimy. You can keep a good grip on those bike handlebars and golf clubs. 🙂

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Ouch, I have a burn mark from an oil splash, too. It’s from 1995 and I can still see the scar on my wrist (it’s shaped like a dolphin).

    Hope you are having a good day!

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Tania,

    Yah, you should totally try this as it’s fantastic. I just slathered on some right now!

    I will have to try the Almond Milk Hand Cream for night. Does it smell good?

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    Girl… YES! It can get hella expensive, but I don’t really have vices beyond makeup. I work another job to subsidize my hobby, so I don’t ask El Hub to buy stuff for me. I buy most of the products I talk about, but I also have friends all over the cosmetics industry who send me previews and samples, and then being a blogger helps too. Companies will send me products in the hopes that I’ll review them. I don’t have enough time to review and write about everything I’d like to. There’s never enough time. As it is I spend about 30 hours/week trying products and blogging… Taking pictures is the hardest part for me.

    I find it easier if I don’t think about all the time and money I spend, lol!

  15. Lehea says:

    I luuuuurve that hand cream! They should’ve released that stuff years ago. I doubled up when I purchased this, so I have a new tube ready to go once the other one is finished. 😀

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Jess,

    I’ve used Eucerin body lotion, but haven’t tried their hand cream. I bet it works well, as I remember the lotion being pretty fab. Too bad it doesn’t have SPF, though!

  17. Karen says:

    HI Lehea,

    That’s a great idea! I have a feeling I’m going to need a ton of these as the weather starts getting colder!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    OH NOOOOO! Some of our guys are okay… I do have to admit I had some dumb luck when I found El Hub though. Luck seems to be a key component.

  19. Gina says:

    sooo excited to see you blogged about this cream. I was checking it out a few weeks ago and thinking it smelled nice and might work good… then i decided im only 24 and buying the cream would make me feel old!!! hehe im gonna buy it now that you gave it rave reviews 🙂

    Ginas last blog post..Couldn’t Have Put It Any Better

  20. parisb says:

    I’m so glad to see this post because we actually have this one here! 🙂 My hands need some TLC so I’m going out and getting this later today!

    parisbs last blog post..Idle minds are the Devil’s workshop

  21. Elle says:

    Hey Karen!

    Ugh, we’re still dealing with the little black tumbleweeds, and the little white hairs from her chest that go flying into the air every time she shakes around. It’s seriously crazy how much undercoat she still has. The Furminator does remove a lot, but she still has so much left! She needs The Furminator 2000 or something! Let me know how it works for you (er, Tabs 😉 ) when you get one.

  22. Brittany says:

    I love Journey and my boyfriend makes fun of me for it! haha, I can’t really say I blame him.

    Right now, I’m really loving Nivea cream. I have a little tin of it I carry around in my purse. I think it cost me like $1-$2, which you can’t beat!

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    Girl, you gotta start early with the hand cream, fo’ reals. I totally kick myself for using hand cream with SPF when I was younger! Good thing you’re starting now!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Parisb,

    Oh, nice! It’s a great cream for the price. Lemme know if you like it.

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    LOL, she’s just changing her outfit for the next season! Le sigh… I guess during this time the vacuum becomes your best friend. That, and the lint brush.

    I *really* hope Tabs will sit still long enough for me to allow proper Furmination of his coat. 🙂 I’ve seen those commercials on TV, and while the dogs always look really happy and pleasant the cats look really pissed off!

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Journey is so my guilty pleasure! Air Supply, too, is another one.

    I love those lil’ tins of Nivea. So retro, and the scent is lovely.

  27. lindsay says:

    whatever you do, don’t buy their freshcooling sunblock gel. it smells like alcohol, and that’s the first ingredient on the “inactive ingredients” list

  28. tania says:


    The almond milk cream smells totally delish!! The scent is kinda strong at first but it disappears pretty quick.Def worth a whirl.

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