L'Occitane 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream

4.1

866 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Mel Extract/Honey Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Parfum/Fragrance, Polyacrylamide, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ceteareth-33, Alcohol Denat, Laureth-7, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Gerional


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I'm a fan of hand creams by L'Occitane but I've been buying travel-sized limited edition ones for their different scents. I was sent four testers of 20% shea butter one. It made my hands just as soft as the other ones.

Pros:
- Really made my hands soft. My 64-year-old mother's hands too, and she has pretty dry hands.
- The texture is a little thick but absorbed by the skin very quickly and doesn't leave hands sticky.
- Has quite a few different oils and extracts that are good for the skin.
- At least in my country L'Occitane puts an expiration date on the hand creams. A big plus for me, I never buy a skin care product that doesn't give an expiration date.

Cons:
- A bit expensive. If it had any sunscreen I wouldn't call it expensive but it doesn't.
- Contains alcohol, which is probably why it's absorbed by the skin quickly and doesn't leave it sticky. Alcohol is said to be bad for the skin in the longterm.
- Although the scent is light, I didn't love that much. The scent of other limited editon hand creams by L'Occitane I have tried had better scents.

4 > 3. I will buy again. Well, the limited edition ones.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

It really moisturizes your hands. It comes in a elegant, yet modern package, not using plastic (which I love very much because I think plastic ruins the product long-term). Lovely smell and no parabens.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got this as a gift. I almost died when I checked the retail price ($32 CAN). Can I say overpriced much????!!!

Packaging is cute but not really practical. I'm always hyper aware of not to lose the tiny cap. Also, since it's a metal tube, I'm worried the edges are going to cut up the insides of my purses.

The cream itself is nice. Very thick and moisturizing, perfect for dry winter months. Though, during the summer months, I can imagine it being too thick.

Scent is interesting. It smells like baby lotion to me. Not something I usually go for but it's not an offensive smell.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Hands down the best hand cream in the planet. So moisturizing, rich, and creamy. The smell is delicious. Holy grail status. My go to hand cream for sure. Again, very moisturizing. Helps with my dry and flaky hands like no other hand cream has. I think this one is richer than the almond milk hand cream which isn't moisturizing enough for me.

This product is definitely a bit on the pricey side, but there's no doubt I will repurchase.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This hand cream is the BEST and I love it!! It is my favorite product by L'occitane and I have been buying it for more than 10 years now.

The cream has a super-thick, luxurious texture and a little bit really does go a long way. It does an excellent job of keeping my hands soft and moisturized, and its fragrance is DIVINE. And I love the packaging, I think the aluminum tube is so classy-looking. Makes a great gift too.

Expensive but worth the splurge! Have repurchased many times and will continue to do so. Recommended!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I've always had some sort of hatred when it came to hand cream, I never understood why people did it as it always left my hand greasy and uncomfortable. This hand cream is the reason why I now love using it. The consistency is thick and rich and the smell is fantastic, can't stop sniffing my hand when I apply it. Love and will repurchase

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I really do not find this cream moisturizing. It is packed full of junk ingredients and while the shea butter is good and the powdery scent is nice, it just cannot save my hands in the winter. I like Davines's hand cream, which absorbs instantly and moisturizes like the dickens.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I buy it whenever I have money. It's just great. I work around 6h a day in gloves in laboratory or in wet conditions and have sensitive skin - this is a hand saver.
Alternative: The Body shop, Hemp hand cream

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Overpriced and overhyped. This isn't a bad hand cream, but I think Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector is much more moisturizing and effective at a cheaper price tag. The two hand creams are actually really similar in packaging and in texture. L'Occitane feels very silky on hands, but it doesn't heal any cracks (unlike Body Shop) and it isn't hydrating enough if I have really dry hands. However, the scent is luxurious and lovely and the cream absorbs quickly.

My biggest issue, besides the moisturizing power, is with the packaging. If you press the tube anywhere other than the end, the tube will start to leak eventually. I learned this the hard way because I had almost half a tube left when the package started to have several holes in it. And of course, every time you press the tube, cream will come out of these holes and the tube will get messy. I have never had this problem with Body Shop's hand creams although the packaging is similar.

The scent is the only feature where L'Occitane beats Body Shop's Hemp cream. If you are seeking luxury from your hand cream, L'Occitane is a good option. However, I'm mainly interested in the moisturization ability of a hand cream, so I'll stick to Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I got this in a grab bag for Sephora VIB/R who spent more than $35 so I got Becca Champagne Pop & I love this hand creme coz it smells divine & really moisturizing to the hands. I would dearly love to buy a tube but I'm a little low on funds atm but dang $28 for 5oz? That is a luxury item which I would love to own. Ahh maybe next month! The little tube is gr8 for the purse thou. I cannot stop smelling it, it's addictive! I'm going to find a way to get this & one for my daddy for Xmas coz his hands are always so dry! This smells to me like freshly washed hair or soap with deodorant. I know that's not a terribly good description but it smells so good!! Very creamy & soapy. It's unlike anything I've exactly smelled. Will be buying next month so I am using my little tube sparingly. Yum!!


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