Monday, January 2, 2012

L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $26 for 5.2 ounces ($10 for 1 ounce, mini size)

THE SKINNY: L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream has done the impossible – a dry skin hand cream that is not greasy. I was in total shock when I squeezed out the cream and it dried with no residue. Seconds after using the cream, I could go back to work without leaving little finger outlines on my mouse and keyboard.

This hand cream is almost perfect.

The L'Occitane formula, which is made in France, uses a 20 percent shea butter formula but does not have that buttery aroma that some other products carry. The scent is light and fresh (with a hint of jasmine for a feminine touch).

The company claims one its hand creams is sold around the world every 5 seconds. So it must be a pretty good product, right?

The only downside this cream is a by-product of my favorite thing about it – the cream seems to wash off easily. I wash my hands many times each day (hence the extreme dryness) and it does not hold up as well as those more greasy formulas. But I still really like this product, so it looks like I will just be using more of it. (Maybe that is what the company wants. What a sneaky concept by L'Occitane.)

KEEP OR TOSS: The hand cream is a little pricey, but if you combine it with other deals on the website, it is not too extravagant of a purchase.

CHECK IT OUT: Check out some of those L'Occitane deals for yourself and read other customer reviews.

– Tested by Carrie