L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream Review

January 14th, 2014

I am one of those people who cannot have enough of hand creams. I would have at least three different ones in my bag, 4 or 5 at work (I know – CRAZY!!) and many more at home at any given time! So, do I apply them religiously every now and then? – ummm.. not quite! But I still keep purchasing anything that smells and feels good. Nevertheless, I have resolved that I would start using hand creams frequently enough so that I can justify my buying them.

It has got really hot here in Australia this summer and none of the hand creams I have feel light enough. I want something that would melt into the skin and not feel greasy. I hate the grease some hand creams leave behind when applied, especially in summers. That itself is reason enough for me to turn cranky! So I went hand cream shopping. And that’s a totally valid excuse :)

 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

Claims to be

  • Velvety Rose Hand Cream is highly concentrated with shea butter (20%) to help nourish, protect and soften the skin.
  • Rapidly absorbing without oily traces, this cream is enhanced with the velvety, soft fragrance of rose.

 

Product specifics

The hand cream comes in a 30ml squeeze tube. The collection was designed by Olivier Baussan, who was inspired by beaded jewels, a token of love in Africa. The design is in a pretty pink colour and has a really cute pink flower screw cap. The ingredients include Shea butter, Rosemary leaf extract, rose flower extract, sunflower seed oil, and coconut oil among others.

 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

The Beauty Mantra opinion

First of all, I must say that the packaging for this limited edition hand cream is impressive. The pink flower lid is really cute and unique. The size of the tube is small enough to fit into the smallest of bags and is travel friendly.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

I sometimes find some rose fragrances to be quite overwhelming. But this L’Occitane Rose Tenderness hand cream has a mild rose fragrance that is not too overbearing but at the same time leaves behind a smell that lingers for a while. The texture of the cream is light and velvety. Upon massaging into the hands, it instantly melts into the skin. I find it as a perfect hand cream for the summers – lightweight and moisturising at the same time.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

The hand cream offers good nourishment, comparable to other creamy hand creams. However, it is not as effective as heavy duty hand creams or balms which are ideal for colder climates. The skin does feel soft after use. But frequent reapplication may be necessary especially if you have very dry hands.

 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream | The Beauty Mantra

The things I loved about the L’Occitane Shea Butter Rose Tenderness Hand Cream are:

  • Lightweight texture –Melts into skin
  • Non greasy – The cream does not leave behind oil traces
  • Cute packaging – The flower cap is just adorable
  • Mild fragrance – Not too overpowering

 

Would I repurchase the product?

Yes

 

Price

$12 AUD

 

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