L’ occitane Shea Butter

One part of the body that gets used more than any other body part is often over looked by many of us until its too late is our hands.

You can have as many facelifts as you want yet your hands will often give away your true age. we use our hands day in and day out and often they suffer from real abuse. Hot water, chemicals and the harsh weather.
So during the cold weather I like to pay extra attention to my hands and often carry a hand cream around with me in my bag.

So on my search for the perfect hand cream I read about L’occitane Shea butter hand cream. After reading so many amazing reviews I had to literally get my hands on some.

L’occitane Say:
Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, the super-creamy Shea Butter Hand Cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise 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 with no oily traces. 
Apply day and night as needed.

It is extremely pricey for a hand cream but if you really suffer with dry hands its worth it for the amazing results. I know that some people with extremely dry hands find that their skin hurts during the winter. Due to chapping and cracked skin. I would really recommend giving this ago to see if you find this reliefs you of the tearing of the dry skin.

The cream is really rich and highly concentrated. Due to this only the smallest amount is necessary, so although much more expensive than normal hand creams available. A tube does last a longer than normal. The scent is really unoffensive, it smells clean and reminds my slightly of baby powder. 

It takes a little while for the cream to absorb but this isn’t really an issue as I would expect that from an intensive moisturiser. Although I wouldn’t say it takes any longer than other hand creams, I’ve used. My hands didn’t feel greasy at all or covered in a residue. My hands just felt extremely soft and nourished.

As they say the proof is in the pudding. So don’t just take my word for it. The results of consumer tests confirm how amazing this hand cream is. Plus the masses have spoken and awarded this cream a massive array of awards.

Consumer test on 131 volunteers over 1 weekthis cream penetrates quickly, leaving no oily traces (93%)

  • skin is nourished and durably hydrated (98%)
  • this cream leaves skin supple (100%), soft and comfortable (99%).

– Woman’s Own Ageless Beauty Awards 2013

– Bella Beauty Awards 2013

– 2013 Woman Hot 100
-Look Fantastic Hair & Beauty Awards 2012 
– SHE Beauty Awards 2011 
– 2011 Harper’s Bazaar “Beauty Hot 100 list” 
Voted BEST CLASSICAL BEAUTY Product of the year 

I do think this is the best ever hand cream, I have ever tried! Yet the price of a full size tube is £19.00 and a tube this size is £8.00. I think it is such a big price tag to pay for a hand cream, even though I know I should take the best care of them possible. Unless I come in to some money or they lower the price, my hands will have to make due with cheaper alternatives.

Have you tried this? What hand creams do you recommend? Do know of any cheaper alternatives?

Lots of Love,
Laura x