Tuesday, 13 March 2012

L' Occitane: Desert Rose Hand Cream

A while back, Marie Claire magazine were giving away limited edition packaged L'Occitane hand creams - I jumped at the chance as I had wanted to try products from L'Occitane for a while. The prices have always put me off so I could NOT resist this freebie. 
There were three to choose from:

This 30ml hand cream is perfect for your hand bag and the packaging is super cute. I had chosen the Desert Rose Scent and after trying to save it for a rainy day I gave in, used it for a while and absolutely love it! L'Occatine's Desert Rose hand cream is enriched with honey and almond (I love almond) and is perfumed with a 'fruity & tangy interpretation of Moroccan Rose',(not that I know what Moroccan Rose is suppose to smell like) this scent isn't too heavy, its just nice & subtle. 
Nearly all gone ... sad times !!!
The consistency is quite thick but when it goes on the skin it feels lovely, light and creamy - you only need a tiny pea size amount and a little really does go a long way.It softens the cuticles and in the cold winter months I've noticed that the skin on my fingers has been peeling which is really quite sore (sounds lovely doesn't it... not !!!)so this hand cream has really been nourishing for my hands. 

What I would say is that this product has a highly concentrated formula so don't put too much on as the texture can get quite oily and greasy and you end up wasting half of the cream, HOWEVER - this might be because I'm a bit heavy handed...oops !!! 

The 30ml Hand Cream retails at £7.50 and is available to purchase  directly from L'Occitane. After the results i've seen with this product I am tempted to purchase the full size version (worth the price) and have my eye on this gift set ...
This is the Ultimate Hand Cream Collection, it was originally £90.00 but has been reduced to £60.00. Its limited edition so if I want it I have to be quick and you get all of this...
2 x 30ml Shea Butter Hand Cream
30ml Hibiscus Flower Shea Butter Hand Cream
30ml Desert Rose Shea Butter Hand Cream
30ml Cocoa Flower Shea Butter Hand Cream
30ml Pivoine Flora Hand Cream
30ml Rose 4 Reines Hand Cream
2 x 30ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
30ml Fleur Cherie Hand Cream
30ml Verbena Hand Cream
30ml Lavender Hand Cream
I'm in two mind as to wether to get this or not because I've wanted to try Burts Bees Almond Milk & Beeswax Hand Creme for ages! 

Has any one tried any products from L'Occitane? Did you like them? Do you think there worth the price? Let me know what your thoughts are. x


  1. I love L'Occitane hand creams. The gift set looks awesome! x

    1. I know!!! I'm debating whether to get it or not, or I may just get another mini hand cream and try the Burts Bees onex

  2. the hand creams are amazing but the price is so ridiculous!
    Feel free to pass by & enter my blog give away! x

    ..F A S H E R N A B L Y - L A T E..

    1. They are pricey but I've not found one like this one before, I'm so tempted to purchase one arghhhhh I might just cave in xx I will certainly take a look at your blog xx


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