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Monday, 13 January 2014

beauty / review / L'Occitane / Hand cream

I know I said I was reviewing 'Cherry Blossom' - but I suddenly realised there was another one in my big beauty box - so why not whack the two together and just be efficient.

The claims
  Enriched with shea butter, this creamy and non-greasy moisturiser nourishes and protects hands, leaving them delicately scented.

Ideal for very dry skin, shea butter accelerates cellular renewal and repairs the hydrolipidic film, to soften, soothe and comfort skin. It acts as a barrier for skin, helping to prevent moisture loss and to maintain optimum skin hydration levels on your hands.

Please forgive me photography.
The reality
The violet one is a slightly thicker cream (courtesy of the shea butter) - but that's genuinely no issue! However if you are going somewhere humid or 'damp' (??) then avoid the higher shea content. The packaging reminds me of those paints I used to use when I was going through an artistic streak...

The smells are divine!! I would never say 'miracle cream', but these are by far the best hand creams I've used (though. that isn't saying much...). This winter has been particularly hard on my hands - pole dancing too means I can't moisturise as much as I would like - and the weather has been horrific.

Overall, I am so happy I gave this duo a whirl. I would definitely tell you to grab one of their hand creams - the cherry blossom is yummy! Because of pole dancing, if I want to use them it has to be at night, but it absorbs so quickly it wouldn't really matter when you use them. I'm looking at getting the foot cream too ...

The only downside is that they are definitely a luxury product - and price can sometimes be a limiting factor (£8.00+), but if you have a splurging streak - go crazy!

love sophie


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