Iv wanted to try a L'Occitane hand cream for a while now, but the price tag (£18.50) has always put me off. Iv heard rave reviews about L'Occitane as a brand, especially there hand creams, so when I saw that this was free in last months marie claire magasine, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
This shea butter hand cream is their best seller and is award winning. It contains honey and almond extract, as well as jasmine, vitamin E and ylang ylang. Its a balm texture which really coats your hands, making it feel that extra bit more luxurious. It really helps to heal, protect and moisturise dry and sore hands, making this perfect for the winter months. I suffer with chapped skin during the cold months and this really helps to prevent it. Its a non oily cream, which makes it easier to apply during the day and it doesn't take to long for a small amount to sink into the skin. Its also really good as a night hand treatment, you can apply a thick layer for a really intense treatment, which will make your hands extremely soft in the mornings.
Right now L'Occitane are selling a travel size tube on their website for £8, this is a great way to try this out without committing to the full price. Its also ideal to pop in your bag and use on the go. During the Christmas season they also come out with really great gift sets which are good value for money, so it might be worth picking one of them up if you really want to try their products.
Over all I'm pleased with this hand cream, I think iv become a L'Occitane convert. I know what ill have on my Christmas list this year anyway.