Tuesday, 28 February 2012

BEAUTY: L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

I've been meaning to write this review for ages and now I've almost run out of this hand cream I thought I should get on with it. I'd consider myself as a bit of a hand cream expert as in my job before I came to uni I was a pot washer in a restaurant and every weekend my hands were disgusting, dry, cracked, peeling skin all very attractive as you can tell. I tried so many different hand creams and even slept in those little white cotton gloves you can get (and ended up looking like Michael Jackson with them on!) Some hand creams I loved but most of them I hated. I'm really funny with things on my hands and hate them feeling in the slightest bit dirty and I hate the texture of the majority of hand creams so it's brilliant to find one I love so much I only wish I'd known about this when I had my job.

What L'Occitane Say

 A super-smoothing and best selling synergy of 20% Shea Butter, honey and sweet almond extract, blended with the light and alluring aromas of jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Texturally pleasing balm glides on and miraculously absorbs to help heal and protect dry or dehydrated skin. Anti-oxidizing vitamin E helps nourish. Invites even the most hard-working hands to a fresh beginning. 

What I Think

First off I need to rave about how good this smells, seriously I think it's so lovely, quite a calming and relaxing smell too. At the risk of sounding weird I smell my hands loads after putting this on because I can't get enough of how good it smells.
I quite like the packaging too and it makes it easy to carry around with you although it does remind me a bit of tubes of oil paint I used to use in school.
This asorbs so quick it's unbelievable, with in a minute of putting this on it has completely sunk in which is a huge plus for me as I have mentioned that I hate the feel of a lot of stuff on my hands so to not have the greasy, sticky feeling I find you get with a lot of hand creams makes this product completely worth it. 
The only slight downside for me is the price, at £7.50 (from L'Occitane it is £7 delivered on Feel Unique) for 30ml it isn't the cheapest hand cream available, however to me it's totally worth the price for the texture, smell and the fact it actually works as my hands are left smooth and soft. I would definitely buy this again when I have a bit more money to spend but I am going to try a cheaper hand cream when this one runs out. 

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite hand cream?


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  2. I love this hand cream, too! I think it smells like baby, if you know what I mean. AND: I used to be a pot washer too! I think my skin has only just recovered (after 6 years) and I still use it as an excuse to never do dishes nowadays!



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