I ran out of hand cream and I decided to go for this L’Occitane one, because I’ve had it in my hands so many times already, I read that this is sold EVERY 3 SECONDS (!!!) and I just like the clean packaging and the ingredients (20% shea butter!). I’ve tested it for about a week now, and I can tell you that it’s goooood!
“This super-creamy hand cream, highly concentrated in shea butter (20%), penetrates quickly and helps to nourish, protect and soften the hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective care. The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and smooth, without any greasy film.”
Look at all the great ingredients in this hand cream, the SECOND ingredient is shea butter! Besides that there is honey extract, almond oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, and some more things.
Shea butter is a natural beauty balm, used by women from Sub-Saharan Africa. Since the 1980’s, L’Occitane has set up a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women in Burkina Faso that produce it. To perpetuate this story with the women of this country, the L’Occitane Foundation gets involved for women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso supporting especially literacy programs, microcredits programs, and trainings for the development of income-generating activities. foundation.loccitane.com
The cream itself is really quite thick and creamy, but it blends in with the skin surprisingly well. I was curious to see how my skin reacts to this cream, cause it tends to react very strong on (very) perfumed hand creams. This one contains just a little bit, as it’s on the end of the ingredients list, and I have no allergic reaction!
And it’s true, it really gets into the skin right away! As I don’t use it in my hand palms (please, stop using hand cream in your hand palms, there’s no need for that), I can go on with whatever I was doing right away.
In Europe you can buy this L’Occitane hand cream for €21,00 (150 ml) at Douglas for example, or also online.
PS: I’m eager to try the foot cream of this range as well, has any of you tried it and is it worth it? Is there any difference from the hand cream at all?