L'Occitane • 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Some products you just have to try because they are cult products. L'Occitane Hand Cream is one of them. The tube is not my style (boring packaging) and the scent is awful, but it does what it's supposed to - help dry hands and for that reason I like it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I like this nice scented cream. It is great for very dry hands because it's quite thick and fat, so it take some minutes to sink in, but it's nothing that bothers me. What bothers me is that when I wash my hands in the morning I feel like a little parts of it runs off, as if it does not sink in completely during the night. I often feel that with drugstore hand creams and this one is definitely not a drugstore cream. Another thing thats bothers me is the soft metal tube. It's not good at all because it quickly becomes a hole on it when I press, especially on the part that is almost empty and I want to get out as much product as possible. Anyway, I still like this cream, it makes my hand really soft during the winter but I don't know if I will repurchase it. I prefer Clarins hand cream over this one, right now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for years and have tried many other hand creams including most of the other l'occitane hand creams. I have found that this one provides the most intensive moisture. It is great for even the driest skin. Feels greasy at first but after a minute or so that feeling goes away and you are left with beautiful soft non-greasy hands !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to love this-It absorbs quickly, smells wonderful, & to be honest the whole Made in France metal tube thing just seemed fancy. It could be my imagination, but it seemed to me that the more I used this cream the drier my hands got. I'm not sure if it is like vaseline and not actually a moisturizer, but a water trapper. I will continue to use the tube, but I will not purchase another one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is hands down the best rich hand cream I have ever tried and believe me, I have tried a lot of them! Works very well especially when you use it overnight with cosmetic gloves. The texture is amazing for dried hands and the smell is very soft and clean, typical for shea butter products. If you want to use it during the day and you don't like thick creams, this may not be the best choice for you, although it absorbs quickly. I also use it on my feet because it works better than L'Occitane foot cream. I always have one big tube at home and one in travel size in my cosmetic bag and I will definitely repurchase this product over and over.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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. .
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
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 :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.