Office girls reviewing L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Creams

Can L’occitane withstand the hard working office environment? Reporting LIVE
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I get very excited at the beginning of every month. New magazines are coming
out and with them, little presents in the form of freebies. Well, this month, I was quadrupled excited! Four different L’occitane Shea
Butter Hand Cream samples can be found in this month’s Marie Claire magazine! I
absolutely love L’occitaine Shea Butter Hand Creams and I would buy them more
often, if the price wasn’t so high. Obviously, me and my colleague got them
all. (I have three extra magazines now, if anyone’s interested).

I like to think of myself as a hand cream expert (pinky swear). As someone who used to
work in a coffee place, washing my hands ten times a minute and using lots of yucky
chemicals, I recognise a good cream when I see one. My hand care regime used to be pretty intense as I didn’t want to go out with dry hands.

Nowadays, I tend to buy L’occitane hand cream
as a luxury present for myself when I just want to spoil my hands.

What L’occitane says:

  • L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: 20% Shea Butter, Honey, almond extracts
    and coconut oil are blended with shea butter to create this extremely effective
  • L’occitane Shea Butter Loving Rose Hand Cream
  • L’occitane Shea Butter Passionate Jasmine Hand Cream
  • L’occitane Shea Butter Subtle Violet Hand Cream

“The rich texture is rapidly absorbed to leave the hands soft and
smooth with no oily traces. This super-creamy hand cream penetrates quickly to
protect, nourish and moisturise hands.”

Price per 30ml tub is £8.

What do I think?

Texture: First off, I only buy creams containing high a percentage of shea
butter and Vitamin E. This for me represents good quality. The texture of the cream
is very heavy so you don’t need to use massive amount as you might have to do
with watery substances. Very helpful considering the price. A big plus for
L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Creams is that it absorbs nearly immediately, you
are not left  with the feeling of greasy
hands. Although you can still feel the cream on your hands, but it’ more like a
protecting layer that stays on for a very long time. It won’t wash off if you
wash your hands with just a water, but it will disappear completely if you use
soap as well (obviously). It doesn’t leave greasy patches on the computer keyboard
or mouse, which we at the office appreciate very much.

Smell: The smell is divine! They are all quite different. The Rose scent is the
typical rose smell you get from any rose products (if you know what I mean). The
basic Shea Butter Hand Cream is quite nice, can’t work out what it smells like,
but it reminds me of my mum’s hand cream, I like that it brings out memories
every time I smell my hands. Jasmine and Violet scents are fairly similar to each
other, although I think the Jasmine smell
is more distinctive.

To sum up: We all like these hand creams at my office. These four Shea Butter Hand Creams stand out above the other brands.

Comparison with other L’occitaine Hand Creams:
I used to use Shea Butter Date Bouquet and so far it is the best
hand cream I’ve ever had. It was exactly as I described above, but the
advantage against these four creams was the aroma. If it was food I would say
delicious! Every time I would apply it, everyone around me would be drooling 🙂
And I’m not lying!


The aroma of all L’occitaine Shea Butter Hand Creams is nothing too heavy or
strong, but stays on for some time. These will now become a part of my everyday hand care I know I will buy some more when my now renewed
supply runs out. Will you?


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    • October 21, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you sweetie! Going to check your blog out as well! xx

  1. October 15, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    The packaging of these is so pretty! I really love hand cream and these sound lovely, especially f the scent isn't too strong! 🙂

    • October 21, 2013 / 6:01 pm

      We at work think the packagining looks like those tubes that you can find colours for painting in! Haha it's fab!

  2. October 18, 2013 / 11:27 am

    I've been wanting to give in and buy the shea hand cream for ages – I think I may have to take the plunge now! Emma xo

    • October 21, 2013 / 5:56 pm

      Definitely do it and then let me know how happy you're with them!! xx

    • October 21, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you Lisa! Going to check your blog now! I love discovering new blogs!
      Take care xx

  3. October 20, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I really like Loccitane hand creams, shea butter too is one of my favourite scents so I'll be on the hunt for this!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • October 21, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Let me know what scent you got!

    • December 8, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      They are really lovely as well, jut try them 🙂

    • December 8, 2013 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you Rachel for following and reading my blog! Following you back and looking forward to your posts!

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