L'Occitane • 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream • Lotions/ Creams

rated 4.1(847 reviews)

Average Rating.4.1
Would buy this product again.72%

rated 1 of 5 misspatasana on 1/28/2015 3:27:00 AM more reviews by misspatasana

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

In winter time, I always have cracked, red looking, dry hands. I wash my hands a lot. I've been reading great reviews for this product. Yesterday I tried the sample. It's really disappointing !! This product is not a miracle, an avarage hand cream ex. nivea. The strong awfull smell makes me sick, it lasts forever.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Lady5andy on 12/13/2014 2:01:00 PM more reviews by Lady5andy

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

Like many reviewers are saying, I think it's a great cream but an expensive one. If you are looking to treat yourself, this is a good choice, but if you are on the market for a great cream on a budget, this is not for you.

The smell if soft and pretty, a baby-powder smell for grown-up. The texture is nourishing and thick, but not greasy and oily, It's best for people with really dry hands as it will be too rich for people with normal skin. I recommend this product but in the same time I think that most of the time, the price of this product is not -that- worth it.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* maybelle on 12/11/2014 11:08:00 PM more reviews by maybelle

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

This is by far the best hand cream for me. I love the scent, it is rich but not greasy, and lasts longer than other hand creams I've used. I've gone through so many tubes of this, several of the small tubes a year in my purse, and a large one in the home. A little pricey, but worth it.

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rated 4 of 5 Liwka on 11/30/2014 4:14:00 PM more reviews by Liwka

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

All L'Occitane are cult classics for me. I love the shea butter hand cream! Easily my top 3 by them. For me, this brand is a brand of luxury and I love treating myself to their creams when I can.

This particular scent of cream was a gift, but I have boughten other hand cream by L'Occitane and the price is steep. To me, it's worth it. The packaging is alright. The tube is small and compact, but you have to make sure the screw is on tightly and are cordinated enough to close the tube with one hand while cream is on the other.

The scent is mildly, doesn't linger and is a lovely scent. It reminds me of baby powder/oil/lotion, one of my favourite scents. I can see it being too strong for some people, however.

Shea butter is one of the best ingredients for very dry skin. Therefore, this lotion is best when your hands are dry. If they aren't, the cream will feel "sticky". I notice that the cream is really helpful when my hands become raw or chapped, but annoying when they aren't - often I'd just wash it off. However, I find that when my hands are dry, a few uses of this cream helps to restore them, but it is met with a slight burn on raw skin (nothing new to me, every lotion I put on my cracked knucles causes this).

Overall, I would buy this cream but ONLY for the winter. It's expensive, but totally worth it. The scent is like a baby lotion scent, mild but can irritate some people. If you have terribly dry, chapped hands and need something to soothe them, buy this.

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rated 5 of 5 Lashaye16 on 11/14/2014 4:00:00 PM more reviews by Lashaye16

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

My hands get so so DRY and they begin to crack and peel if I wash them too much. Not sure if the water is hard at work or what. I was looking for a good hand lotion, something that didn't leave my hands feeling "greasy." I was in the mall walking to the body shop store and walked past this store and turned around and went in. Best decision I have ever made, I've never tried any of their products but I am SOLD! I bought the big tube of this because it just made more sense. The smell isn't super strong it's just enough! I love this stuff it works miracles!

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rated 4 of 5 abian1992 on 11/6/2014 3:10:00 PM more reviews by abian1992

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Black    

It is a thick cream that works so well on my super dry skin. I applied it on my palms and feet before sleep to moisture them during sleep. It didn't purchase it because it was a gift. I don't like how it smells. I wish it could be more fragrant. It is so effective if you have a super dry palms and feet like me, but I think it would be too sticky if you don't have a very dry skin (since it specialised for dry skin). L'Occitane has more choices for normal skin though. The packaging is okay.
Despite on how much I like the effectiveness of the product, I will not repurchased it. A regular body lotion or body butter will be enough for me.

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rated 5 of 5 JoyConway on 9/24/2014 3:08:00 PM more reviews by JoyConway

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Best smell ever...Lil over price in some stores but WORTH it each penny.

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rated 3 of 5 sciencegeek on 9/24/2014 12:06:00 PM more reviews by sciencegeek

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I used a sample tube nightly before bed. This product always felt incredible during and after application- like my hands were truly moisturised and pampered! However, the next morning my hands felt dry and dehydrated again. This cream didn't do anything than a cheap lotion wouldn't do. Bottom line: an overpriced cream, in a cute little tube that does only a very average job.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* joyelle on 9/11/2014 6:56:00 PM more reviews by joyelle

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

This was very disappointing. First, it has a very strong, cheap smell, like a drugstore, "old lady" perfume. The bad thing is that it lasts... a long time. It's very cloying. Second, it doesn't moisturize any better than a typical drugstore lotion. So, what's the point?This is a 5.2 oz. tube that costs $28 so I would expect a lot more from it.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* allymack on 8/13/2014 2:24:00 PM more reviews by allymack

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I received this as a gift some time ago. It's a very thick cream that has a nice soft scent. I don't usually buy dedicated hand creams, and I especially wouldn't purchase one from L'Occitane given their prices, but if you have very dry hands, this might be a good choice. The consistency after you apply it is somewhat greasy, but I personally like lotions that are thick and just a bit greasy compared with the kinds that absorb instantly, feeling like you didn't put on any lotion at all. It does absorb over the course of an hour, depending of course on how much you use.
My biggest problem with this cream, though, is the packaging. It's taken me a while (over a year) to go through a whole tube despite using it multiple times a day, and in little time the label started peeling off, which looked quite sloppy. It was annoying me so I eventually just ripped the label off altogether. You can't stand the tube up, so it has to kind of lie flat wherever you keep it (which doesn't look great if you keep it on top of a desk like I do), and since it's in a toothpaste-type tube, you have to kind of roll it up to get more product out. So basically, right now it looks like this rumpled, plain metal tube with the end curled up, sitting on my desk. Not attractive! They should really pick a different format for the packaging. Based on this, even if I needed a dedicated hand cream and happened to have a gift certificate to L'Occitane, I wouldn't buy this.

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