Monday, June 3, 2013

NRK Hand Creams: HA Brightening & Hydrating, Peptide Nourishing & Smoothing

From beauty specialty stores to department stores, you will be inundated with an array of hand creams. It is time to ditch them and head towards your nearest computer (or pharmacy) for Naruko has once again brought out the big guns when formulating their latest release.

HA Brightening & Hydrating Hand Cream

Name: NRK HA Brightening & Hydrating Hand Cream
Price: RM 8.90 for 30 g
Made in: Taiwan

HA Brightening & Hydrating Hand Cream is a fluid, runny white cream that sinks in easily, leaving no residue. It has a faint almost undetectable scent. I, for one prefer my hand creams to smell fabulous (Raspberry Chocolate Cookie anyone?) but it slowly grew on me.

Do note that mineral oil features quite high up in the ingredient list. I know many are able to use mineral oil based personal care products without any problems, so it is just one of those things that vary in accordance with your preference.

The full ingredient list for HA Brightening & Hydrating Hand Cream:
Purified Water (Aqua), Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Shea Butter Oil, Steareth-2, Jojoba Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Arbutin, Fragrance, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone.

Peptide Nourishing & Smoothing Hand Cream

Name: NRK Peptide Nourishing & Smoothing Hand Cream
Price: RM 8.90 for 30 g
Made in: Taiwan

Peptide Nourishing & Smoothing Hand Cream has an emollient, balmy texture than that of a cream. Even though it takes some work to spread, it does not leave behind a sticky film once completely absorbed. Of the two creams, this is by far the better option if you are blighted with dry hands.

I can't say much about the evening fine lines claim but just the thought of it is good enough for me.

The full ingredient list for Peptide Nourishing & Smoothing Hand Cream:
Purified Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butter Oil, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylisothiazoilnone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, Disodium EDTA, Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene, Collagen Extract, CI 19140, CI 42053, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8.

On the downside, they lack SPF, which is extremely important in this hot climate. Aside from this one shortcoming, I really like them and find them worth buying. Just to top it all off, these hand creams are a steal at RM 8.90 each!


Dee (Hanidee) said...

I have really dry hands, so the Peptide hand cream is definitely up my alley. Thanks for the review dear!

Rinny said...

Sounds like a pretty decent hand cream. thanks for the review! :)

Makeup Morsels said...

hahahah I like fabulous smelling hand creams too, but these sound quite nice! Lovely review, very thoroughly written as usual. Will keep these in mind for the future :)