The L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream has been coined everything from ‘life-changing’ to ‘a beauty must-have’ so much so, one is sold every five seconds around the world! Plus it just took top honours in the 2011 Luxury Hands & Feet Category at the Fairlady Best of Beauty Awards! The proof is in the super-smoothing formula that absorbs easily, moisturises and protects even the hardest working hands.
Beauty Editor's Review
Handbag meet L’Occitane, I have a feeling you two are going to become great friends!
After just one week’s use of this popular hand cream, I can totally understand why one is sold every five seconds around the world – with the rate I’m going I’ll soon be contributing to those stats!
But let’s take it back a week, to the former, non hand-cream-loving me. My aversion to hand lotions was a result of many empty promises…products claiming quick absorption and non-stickiness still had me waving my hands in the air in the hope that I could speed up the absorption process. I vowed that I would only give another one a chance if they came recommended by other beauty eds or had won a host of awards… which brings me to L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.
From the first application of this super creamy balm, my hands were thanking me. Not only does it absorb beautifully (I was back tapping away on my keyboard within a minute of applying it) but it also leaves hands feeling velvety soft. As for the scent, its delightfully subtle will never compete with your fragrance for attention. And although a little goes a long way, you’ll find you develop a touch of automysophobia (fear of being dirty) just so you have an excuse to wash your hands and apply it again!
In love with L’Occitane like us? Enter our L’Occitane competition here and you could win a hamper worth R695. Winners will be announced on Monday 28 November.
November rubies, don’t forget to take your info cards into a L’Occitane store where you’ll receive a free 30ml hand cream worth R100 when you purchase over R300!
Wondering how you actually pronounce L’Occitane? L-ox-ee-tan? Lo-key-tane? Watch it here!
Skin Type: Normal, Sensitive
4 May 2013
The take Everywhere cream
Just looking at this picture automatically made me reach for my tube that I purchased recently from Rubybox. The best, the only hand cream and it goes a long way.No oily residue, the smell is very subtle and clean. As a general I take it everywhere I go, my handbag, next to my bed, even when I wash my hands. This cream is so good that the price is no deterrent to me at all.
Skin Type: Dry, Combination, Sensitive
19 Mar 2013
You won't look back
This was one of the first things I ever received in a Rubybox and at first I wasn't thrilled - I hate most hand creams and the oily feel they leave on this skin.
To say I was amazed just doesn't do the product justice. Yes, it costs a bit, but it is SO worth the splurge. It smells heavenly, it moisturises beautifully and there is no icky residue after you rub it in. Since that first Rubybox I have never been without this cream. Get it, you won't look back.
Skin Type: Sensitive
Location: cape town
12 Nov 2012
love this product
I LOVE this product and can not go without it. Quickly absorbed and does not leave your hands feeling oily. My hands are always soft after using this product
Skin Type: Combination
Location: Cape Town
4 Oct 2012
This is definitely a must have. I have very dry skin, and this is the only product that moisturizes my skin with just a small amount and without applying it twice.
Skin Type: Dry
12 Sep 2012
Amazing BUT expensive
I bought this once on special. Wow. It was amazing, my nails started growing immediately probably because it was SO nourishing. There is a Rose variant, it smells amazing.