Sunday, 28 July 2013

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream // Review

When it comes to handcream I've been faithful to the S&G Hand Food and a Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Cream for a while now. I've heard great things about L'Occitanes Hand Creams for ages now but never felt like trying them, I was very happy when Jayne sent me this mini L'Occitane Hand Cream though, I could finally see if they were worth the hype!



This L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is jam packed full of lots of lovely sounding ingredients! It has 20% Shea Butter in it, honey and sweet almond extracts, jasmine and ylang-ylang essences and vitamin E! It is all OK it showing off its list of supposedly moisturising ingredients but does this actually work?

I have to say, me and this hand cream just didn't get on! All the reviews I've seen scream positive things about it but I just can't love it! I find you have to use more than what I'd usually use, with my S&G hand food a little goes a long way, the same with my Crabtree & Evelyn one. With this though you have to use more than the average amount. Also something that really puts me off is the fact it makes my hands feel a bit sticky afterwards, at first it isn't bad but it gets on my nerves after a while and I end up washing off the hand cream!

As much as I wanted to like this I think I'll stick to my other hand creams! At £19 for 150ml and £8 for 30ml I'm quite glad my cheaper hand creams are better as well!

Have you tried L'Occitanes Hand Creams? If not what is your go to hand cream?

Thanks for reading,
Shona x

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14 comments

  1. It's my favourite hand cream ever. I actually featured it in today's blog post :)

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    1. So miffed I didn't like it as people seem to love it so much, was expecting such good things :( x

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  2. I used to love these, but I've gone off them since using The Body Shop's offerings x

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    1. I've never tried The Body Shops ones! x

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  3. I tried this last year and it's amazing! so so moisturising and the scent is so gorgeous, such a shame it didn't work for you!
    xx
    http://crookedteethxo.blogspot.be

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    1. I know, really wish I loved it! x

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  4. I really like this but there is products which are just as good for a little less x

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    1. :) Exactly, the S&G hand food is so nice and is a lot cheaper! xx

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    2. You haven't tried the S&G one? :O you need it! xx

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  5. I'm a massive fan of the l'occitane hand cream but i have noticed that those mini tubes seem to be a slightly different formula from the norm. Have you been into a store and tried it from a big tube?

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    1. I haven't, I shall have to try the bigger size then, thanks for letting me know! x

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  6. I hate when hand creams or lotions leave my hands sticky! That's the number one thing that keeps me from not using hand cream more often :) Have you used Soap and Glory hand food? It's fantastic!

    xoxo aly

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    1. I mentioned I love the Soap and Glory one :) xx

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