Elizabeth Arden, a foreign brand of hand cream, failed a recent test to keep skin moisturized, Laodong Daily reported Thursday.
The Shanghai Consumer Council conducted a test of the moisturizing effect of samples from 27 foreign and domestic hand cream brands sold in Shanghai markets, with prices ranging from 4.2 yuan (.6) to 790 yuan per jar.
The council tested the water content of the skin after immediate application, after two hours and after four hours. The results showed a huge difference between the products.
A hand cream made by Nature Republic received 4.53 points and Elizabeth Arden, a popular foreign brand, received the lowest at 1.71 points.