In February, L’Occitane Canada had a promotion where if you “Like” their Facebook page, you can get a free sample of their L’Occitane Hand Cream. The upped the offer to giving out a voucher for a free 30mL tube if they reach 60,000 Likes. Long story short, they got to 60,000!
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L’Occitane Hand Cream.
I picked up my free tube at the nearest mall. Stepping into the store for the first time was really intimidating – only knowing that the brand is most well-known for their hand creams and not knowing whether I wanted to redeem the additional 15% off on another product made the process more “difficult”. I restrained myself by repeating in my head “I don’t need more makeup/beauty-items.” or “This $30 can go to something more useful/productive/valuable” Anyhow, holding myself back was a success, and I stepped out with ONLY 1 tube of hand cream and three samples.
I got the original L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream ($12) which is their best-seller hand cream. It has the faintest lavender-like scent to it which I quite enjoyed. The texture itself is an opaque white, thick cream which reminded me of a toothpaste. The packaging itself is very different than other hand-creams, which is synonymous with their brand. The packaging is almost like the baby version of toothpaste, especially with the metallic, no-nonsense packaging. I always see people rolling up the bottom of the tube like a toothpaste as it nears the end of it’s useful life.
The formula is hydrating without being too greasy despite the fact that it contains 20% shea butter. The quickness to dry is a critical aspect of a product that I’m always looking out for because I always want to quickly get back to whatever I’m doing before applying the hand cream. The cream absorbs quickly, and the feeling that it leaves behind is that of a powder, so you can be sure that the product has actually been absorbed properly.
This product is well-suited for those with extremely dry skin. I chose this one because I figured that more the moisturizing the formula, the better.
I think $10-12 seems to be the “standard” price for a premium hand cream like L’Occitane and Vichy. As a value-conscious consumer, I think $10 is way overpriced for a hand cream, unless you have really, really dry skin that can’t be healed except by slathering as much oil-based moisturizer as possible. I would probably repurchase this if they had another offer, or if it was offered in a kit where the unit price is less than $5.
I remembered seeing L’Occitane as part of a kit over the holidays, and wished that I knew about this brand then. It would have been such a nice treat with a VIB discount too 🙂 These are also available in larger sizes should you prefer one scent over the other!
Now it’s your turn! Have you tried the L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream? Are you thinking of picking it up?? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!