I'm a big fan of L'Occitane products and their hand creams never fail to impress me. I picked this Honey version up in a haul I did about a fortnight ago, and I actually got this for free in an offer L'Occitane were running on their Facebook page. The difference between this Honey Hand Cream and many of the other scented hand creams L'Occitane offer is that, like the original Shea Butter Hand Cream, this contains 20% Shea Butter rather than 10%. Now, don't get me wrong, a 10% Shea Butter content will leave your hands very soft indeed but if you have quite dry and sensitive hands like myself then a 20% Shea Butter content will really transform your skin. I love lightly scented hand creams and this one has just the most gorgeous scent to it. It smells very obviously of honey but isn't too sweet or too heavy to induce that sickly feeling I sometimes get from overwhelmingly sweet scents (most notably in my case from coconut or vanilla). It is basically just perfect. It is thick and moisturising but sinks in quickly enough for it to not drive you mad, and the scent is noticeable without being off putting. And I haven't even mentioned the packaging yet! First off, if you haven't already tried L'Occitane's hand creams then you can be reassured that the packaging is thick enough and study enough to live through even the most chaotic of handbags. Secondly, the white tube with the bear eating honey stole a piece of my heart by making me reminisce about Winnie the Pooh episodes I'd watched as a child. It's cute without being childish, and sleek whilst being functional. Basically, this is a winning product in my eyes and even though I have a stash of L'Occitane hand creams I think this Honey variety will likely be the one that I go out to repurchase.
This hand cream is available in L'Occitane stores or online here for £8*.
What's your favourite hand cream?