This product is just okay. Not amazing and doesnt moisturize my hands nearly as much as it should for the price. Will not repurchase. The only good thing about this hand cream is the smell.
I have never been impressed with a Shea Butter anything - skincare, haircare, body care - and this hand cream was no exception. This comes in a metal tube and it comes out rather thick and greasy. The scent is not for everyone - make sure you like it before you buy it, because it is strong and lingers.
Although initially very greasy (it reminded me of the original Nivea cream), it does absorb within a minute or so with very little residual stickiness.
It is OK as a moisturizer but really doesn't work that well - the real test was my raggedy cuticles, and this product did nothing to improve them.
If you are in the mood to splurge on a hand cream, I would recommend Clarins' Hand and Nail Treatment Cream or Lancome's Absolue.
I have been using this product for years. My hands are always better looking with this absorbent cream. I think the smell is nice and like the fact that it is thick. I like to give my hands a mini massage with it. The only drawback is the price...the tube lasts a long time since you only need a little amount, but it's just so expensive!
I have this hand cream in the big tube, which I paid around $35 CAD for. other than the smell, I don't like this product. it is not nearly as moisturizing enough as they market it to be. the 20% Shea butter barely moisturizers my hands. I have really dry hands and this was supposed to change that! my $6 Drugstore Glysomed does a wayyy better job. I can't wait till I finish up this waste-of-money cream.
I have dry skin in general and especially on my hands during the winter. I love this hand cream. I guess the smells isn't for everyone, but I love it. It's a little "spicy" like baby lotion. The shea butter is great and absorbs quickly. I live in Southern California so maybe it wouldn't hold up in harsher weather, but for me, it's perfect. Only downside is that it's $10 for a little tube. Good thing a little goes a long way I usually buy it at Nordstrom's since it's closer to me than the L'Occitane store. .
This product may work but I'll never know because I can't get beyond the very long lasting stench. Every time I apply it I have to wash my hands within a few minutes. Giving up, not for me.
I think hand cream is the most used product in my whole collection. :)
I really wanted to get something other than DS (although I do love Perlier as well) and I've heard great things about this brand.
The formula is very silky and smooth. It sinks into your skin quickly, providing relief to my chapped, cracked hands. I don't find it too long lasting, as I have to reapply after washing my hands. But the good thing is you don't have to use a lot to feel moisturized.
The packaging just flat-out sucks. The tube is ok, but the cap is an odd angular shape and I often fumble around with it while screwing it back onto the tube.
Wow! I finally caved and purchased this hand cream - previously, I could not justify the cost. I have extremely dry skin and decided to give it a try after reading the rave reviews.
This is the best hand cream out there. It is incredibly moisturizing. I apply it right before I go to sleep and my hands are soft and smooth all day.
The packaging is cute and dainty, but the twist-cap is a little annoying.
Overall, a great product.
I love this hand cream. I am fortunate to always get it as a gift for Christmas so I rarely buy it myself, but I know it is expensive.
Stays on for a long time and really seems to hydrate skin well. Can be a little hard to rub in on cold hands, so you might need to rub your hands a lot to get the product to heat up. Other than that, its a great lotion with a mild calming smell.
Sorry to down the ratings here because I really wanted and expected this to be superior to other hand creams. I suffer all year (although more so in winter) with dry cracked skin on my fingers which bleeds at times, I love the clean scent and was willing to splurge extra bucks on this product if I saw a big difference.... I don't at all. I get much better results from Gold Bond Healing cream (with aloe) and the new Dial NutriSkin lotion. Both are much less expensive as well, so I'll be sticking to what works for my skin. I still love the luxurious lather and scent of L'Occitane soaps though!