One of my favourite hand creams for the colder seasons is L’Occitane en Provence 20% shea butter hand cream for dry skin. In the colder seasons I like thicker body and hand creams with a plus of moisturization and protection against the cold temperatures and wind. But first something about the brand:
With nothing but an alambic, a small truck and a solid knowledge of
plants, Olivier Baussan, at the age of 23, distills Rosemary essential
oil which he sells on the local markets of Provence. The L’OCCITANE
1976 – Using an old soap factory, Olivier revives the traditional art of Marseille soap-making.
1980 – While exploring the world for new ingredients and traditional
techniques, Olivier learns about the women who produce shea butter in
Burkina Faso, Africa. After discovering its incredibly nourishing
qualities, he places a large order before returning to Provence, and the
adventure in Burkina Faso begins.
1981 – The first L’OCCITANE factory and store open in Volx, Provence.
1990 – L’OCCITANE becomes a fragrance merchant,
buying a barge to distribute its products, speading the aromas of the
gardens of Provence.
1997 – As a sensorial brand, L’OCCITANE is one of the first companies to feature Braille labeling on its products.
2001 – The first L’OCCITANE Spa opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2002 – International launch of the Immortelle Skincare Collection.
2009 – In order to benefit both our customers and the environment, L’OCCITANE begins to offer eco-refill packaging.
2011 – Immortelle Divine Cream receives the “Best Miracle Cream” award following user trials organized by the Anti-Aging Beauty Bible.
I now have the mini 20% shea butter hand cream from my earlier journeys, but as soon as I finish it, I will buy the normal sized one. My mini comes in a 10 ml/ 0.3 oz recipient.
Enriched with 20% shea butter, this super-creamy hand cream penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and comfort hands. An international customer favorite, one Shea Butter Hand Cream is sold every three seconds – 2012-2013. The formula includes honey and almond extracts,
and coconut oil blended with shea butter for extremely effective hand
care. The cream’s rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands
soft and smooth with no oily traces.
Shea butter: nourishes, softens and protects (rich in vitamins and fatty acids)
Coconut oil: nourishes, rich in fatty acids
Extract of honey: softens
Extract of marshmallow root: softens
Flaxseed extract: nourishing and softening
It has a valability of 12 months. There are also 30 ml (33 ron) and 150 ml ones (95 ron).
It is absorbed very quickly into the skin, leaving it nourished and perfumed.
I love the fact that is doesn’t leave a greasy film onto the skin like other thick hand creams do. The hands feel nourished a very long time , I don’t feel the need to reapply it all the time like with other hand creams.
All in all, L’Occitane en Provence 20% shea butter hand cream is a very good quality product, a little expensive for a hand cream but the moisturization and luxurious perfume makes it worth buying! You need a little pampering in your life, especially in the colder seasons. The hands are very important for a woman (they wash, clean, cook, care for others) so they need a litle TLC once in a while! I give it the -A grade (due to the price) and recommend it wholeheartedly to you! You are worth it!
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