image borrowed from L’Occitane.com
$10 may seem a bit steep for these cute little squeeze tubes of hand cream, but trust me when I say that they are worth every penny. L’Occitane is a well-known brand for high-quality body care products. If you have ever visited their shop, you’ll agree that they have charming little storefronts filled with sweet-smelling goods. And if you don’t find yourself located anywhere near an L’Occitane shop, rest assured that you can purchase some of their goods from fine retailers such as Sephora–where I got this particularly wonderful hand cream.
With so many scents to choose from, it was a difficult decision. The smells are bright and easily detectable, but not overpowering. They smell much more “natural” than other brands that I’ve tried in the past. For example, as much of a variety that stores such as Bath and Body Works provide, the lotions, sprays, perfumes and hand sanitizers can be somewhat nauseating with frequent usage. Maybe I’ve just graduated to desiring products that are more “sophisticated,” but I find that the Cherry Blossom hand cream from L’Occitane is always a pleasure to get a whiff of, no matter what kind of mood or situation I may find myself in.
L’Occitane’s hand creams are the perfect size to keep in your purse or leave in the glove compartment of your vehicle. And though the package may seem small, don’t be fooled. One little tube will last you for months, even with frequent usage. The smallest squeeze will give you enough cream to evenly moisturize your hands. The product is thick, but not greasy. I’ve found many other hand creams and lotions to be somewhat watery and feeling as though it is sitting on top of my skin, rather than being absorbed.
My grade for L’Occitane skin cream: A+
Give yourself a treat and splurge on “the good stuff” when it comes to your moisturizing needs. Your skin needs quality protection! And the cute, convenient packaging ensures that you will remember to throw it in your gym bag or leave it in your desk drawer at work for easy access.