Monday, April 30, 2012

Product Review: L'Occitane 20% Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream

At a Glance:
Price: RM105 / US$28
Weight: 150ml / 5.2 Oz
Made in: France
Likes: Really moisturizing, absorbs into skin quickly, does not leave an oily residue
Gripes: Expensive
Availability: L'Occitane stores, L',
Repurchase: Yes


Product Description:

Enriched with 20% Shea Butter, this super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize 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.

Texture & Scent:

This hand cream is fairly creamy, so it spreads easily unto your hands. Hence, only a small amount is needed with every application. It sinks in almost immediately, leaving no oily / sticky feel behind, which is AMAZING! :D

This has a mild powdery scent that dissipates quickly.


This hand cream comes in a foil tube with a plastic screw off cap. I believe L'Occitane sells a tube press separately to help get all products out of the tube which I may get that because my foil tubes always end up torn along the sides and creating such a big mess.

The dispensing hole is quite big, but since this product is not too watery, it serves its purpose well! :D

The box it came in:

Price & Availability:
This hand cream is priced at RM105 / US$28 each and is available at all L'Occitane stores.

My $0.02:

I'm horrible at caring for my hands - i don't wear gloves when doing the dishes or whenever i come in contact with harsh detergents and bleaches and I'm STILL using the same 85ml tube of the Boots Barbados Hand Cream I had since 2010! :O

However, that changed when I was gifted this hand cream. After the first few applications, I noticed that my hands were looking alot better - the cuticles are no longer horribly peeling and dry and they felt alot softer too! I was hooked! :D

I LOVE how this hand cream is non sticky or oily despite it being so moisturizing! Gotta love getting to use your hands again within a minute of applying hand cream! :D

I use this tube mainly at night before I go to bed - the soft powdery scent is somewhat calming and pleasant, so it's always a nice treat to enjoy before drifting off to dreamland! :D

At RM105, it can be considered expensive. However, only a little product is needed each time since it spreads easily unto your hands. I have been using my tube consistently for four months and I'm not even halfway through the tube yet! So I'm guessing that a tube can easily last me anywhere within 8 months to a year with my once a day usage, which is not bad at all! :)

That being said, I really like this handcream, and I will repurchase in the future!

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

1 comment:

  1. hello! if you like this, you must try Crabtree & Evelyn's Gardener range.
    same tube like L'occitane. but super nourishing


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