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!
Holy crap. I suffer from eczema and recently my hands have been terrible, I had severe eczema on both my hands and everything irritated my skin.
After using topical cream to heal the 'blisters' and infamed skin, I used this to help smooth my hands and the scent is to die for!
Can I just say I absolutely LOVE this product? I was amazed at its effectiveness in keeping my hands moisturized and feeling soft until my next handwash. It's definitely a thick hand cream suitable for those who frequently wash their hands or have problems with dryness. I've tried Origin's Make a Difference hand cream and I used to love that one until I've discovered this. It's thicker in consistency, but definitely doesn't leave a greasy residue. It "looks" as if it gives your hands the "glow" that moisturizers give to your face. I actually used this on my boyfriend's hands and the severe dryness around his knuckles were significantly decreased after we applied it. His Aveeno hand cream couldn't even do the job. I must say, I was a little apprehensive that the squeeze tube would cause the product to squeeze out if you kept it in your purse, but I've had no problem with it so far. I was able to find this product at my Sephora, which sold it individually or in a pack of 3 - which obviously was a better deal ($26 instead of $10 each.) The pack also contained limited edition scents: Cocoa Flower, Hibiscus Flower, and the Desert Rose. The Cocoa Flower one has a residual "powder-y" scent, but it's not strong enough to bother me. I tried the other two in the store and they seem to be lighter in scent compared to the Cocoa Flower version. I took away one lippie just because I figured you can go through these products fairly quickly and it can get quite expensive. To be quite honest, during the winter time when your skin is at its driest, it's definitely worth the investment. I'm excited to use up the other 2! :)
I love this hand cream and the scent too. Makes my skin soft and dries quickly with no greasy hands. I have used this for 5 years.
I got this hand cream in a 30ml tube as a present and it fits perfectly into my pencil case. I adore the scent of it, it really relaxes me when I'm out and about. It does keep my skin very moisturized. However, I am not a fan of the consistency. I find it too thick. I prefer a more watery consistency so that it spreads better across my hands. The drying/absorption time is decent; I do have to wait a few minutes before i feel secure enough to touch other objects but it's not painfully long either. Although using this hand cream makes my hands smell divine and gives me a sense of indulgence (it is so expensive!), I don't think I would repurchase this simply because I have tried drug store hand creams that work just as well, dries faster, has a consistency that I like and is cheaper. Otherwise, if you have the money to spend and you really like thick, creamy hand lotions, then go for this :)
I've tried sample tubes of this twice now and I am giving up on it finally. At first I thought it was my imagination or the weather that was making my hands drier than usual but I think I've proven to myself satisfactorily that it's in fact this "lotion". My hands were perfectly fine for a while, then I tried this product for a week and my fingertips on the sides of my nails are super hard. When I've noticed it before occasionally I thought it was just how my hands were -- I never linked it to any lotions but now I realize I should have. I could do more detective work to find out why this shea butter lotion is bad for me while other shea stuff (like Badger's) is fine, but I don't think it deserves that much of my time. Simply put, this product doesn't work for me and L'Occitane no longer holds any allure for me. I'm free! Haha.
Great hand cream, i use it every night before sleep and i wake up with my hands restored and with very soft skin. i will but it again and again! :D