My hands are constantly in the public view- mostly you guys! I am constantly scrubbing pots & pans, using loads of pure acetone, & have eczema to go along with it. Basically my hands aren’t ever where I want them to be smoothness & moisturization-wise. I mean, that’s life right? Sometimes life just happens & it happens to fall into my hands. I have a new not-so-secret weapon to share though- the L’Occitane Shea products. Keep reading to see why you need them in your life!
Let’s start with the L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub since that is step one. You have 3.5 oz of product in a twist top jar & a little plastic spatula to scrape out product. This scrub contains organic sugar & shea oil plus it doesn’t contain parabens, synthetic dyes, or phthalates. This jar is pricey at $22 & you might be calling me crazy but listen up- this is the most moisturizing yet effective hand scrub I’ve used yet! The shea really helps soothe my eczema & nearly cracked areas of my hands while sloughing off the roughness. You don’t need much at all & I’ve been using it about once a week (on Monday mornings to start my week out right!) & have definitely seen a difference. I followup with the next two products.
If you aren’t familiar with L’Occitane then you probably aren’t all that into hand lotion. I am. I have several of these nifty silver tubes throughout my purses/household & have used their lavender lotion before bed for over a year. The L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is enriched with 20% shea butter & also contains coconut oil & honey + almond extracts. I personally don’t think this blend is for the normal handed folks out there- this is for dry hands. This is a bit thicker & richer than my other L’Occitane lotions & is perfect for the weather coming round the bend. This one takes some rubbing in because it is so thick but it is worth it- you’re left with oober soft hands & no greasy residue.
A completely new to me product is the L’Occitane Cuticle & Nail Cream. From L’Occitane- This cream contains soothing shea butter, anti-oxidizing carrot oil, softening honey, and antibacterial myrrh essential oil. Smooth over cuticles and nails before manicuring, to improve the appearance of hands. I normally use oils on my cuticles but this is actually a thinner lotion texture. I apply this last to target the cuticles & even my nails if they’re bare. I like that the applicator has a fine tip so that if I’m in a hurry I can just swipe it in the general nail area but if I’m taking my time I like to smooth it out with my brush. I’m not sure if I’m totally converted away from my oils but I do like that this doesn’t leave oily residue so it is perfect if I need to slap on gloves this winter or if I’m photographing asap.
Overall, the shea line from L’Occitane has really impressed me. I’ve been having loads of allergy issues lately & the shea is a really soothing, calm scent that doesn’t bother me at all. I always like the packaging of L’Occitane products & that I can’t actually read the ingredients. These don’t contain any of the baddies that I try to avoid on my skin so I’m always happy with that!
Have you tried anything from L’Occitane lately? Are you digging the shea line?