Tag Archives: Hands

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Mar. 27.

Tested Thursday L’Occitane En Provence Desert Rose Hand Cream

tt-loccitane-thIt’s no secret that I love hand cream. Really adore it. I have tubes of it, tubs of it, more than I could actually ever use. Yet one tube has been living on my desk and has been used regularly over the last while. It’s one from L’Occitane En Provence.

I actually got this as part of a Christmas present back in 2012, but due to having so many it’s gone unloved for a while. And that’s a shame. It is actually really nice.

It claims that “This hand care, enhanced with a floral fragrance, is highly concentrated with shea butter to help protect, nourish and soften your hands.”

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First things first, the packaging, as it is the first thing you see. While the colours of the packaging are lovely and girly and fit in with the rose scent, the designer in me doesn’t like the packaging. It’s not the toothpaste like tube – I like that ,as it makes it so much easier to get all the product out. It’s the way it’s printed. With the lid on it, it’s designed to be stood up, as far as I can tell, which leads to a big problem – the print is upside down. Enough of pedantic designer Robyn giving out though. Lets get in there and have a look at the actual cream.

L'Occitane-swatchIt is super rich, and you don’t need much to do your hands. It also clings well (yes, my hand is vertical for this photo) so feel free to screw the lid back on before rubbing it in. As you are rubbing it in, it sinks in really well, leaving no greasy residue. It also smells DIVINE! The scent is not overpowering, but lingers on your hands quite a while, if sniffing your hands is your thing.

I can’t really fault this hand cream, however much I disagree with the packaging. In fact, I ma be going looking for other scents, or a bigger tube when I come to repurchasing.

What other L’Occitane products should I be trying? And what is your favourite hand cream? Please do let me know below.

Robyn

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Mar. 18.

Review: The Handmade Soap Company Hand Cream

Hand-cream-thumbAt the Christmas Blogger Meetup I was lucky enough to be given a jar of The Homemade Soap Company’s hand cream. I’ll be honest, I love hand cream. I get nearly sexual pleasure in finding a really awesome one (hey, don’t judge me) and having tried many, I can say that this is one of my favourites. So, just how did I get on with it?

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