Friday, November 8, 2013

Review // L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Hand Cream

Hand cream is fast becoming one of my favourite beauty products. I have a long running joke with my mum that she needs to flash me her hands to remind me of the necessity for using hand cream - and so far it's working.

If you catch my empties posts you will know that I go through an awful lot of hand cream. There are tubs and tubes located in handbags, draws and my desk at work and I have reached the point that I cannot bear the feeling of having dry hands particularly after washing them.

I'm a big fan of L'Occitane products and their shea button hand cream is a top seller but when I saw an offer on their Immortelle Brightening Hand Cream I thought I'd give that a try - sadly I was disappointed so let me tell you more.

I purchased this hand cream due to it offering SPF15 to help protect hands but more so because of it's claims to fill out lines and smooth the skin so it appears more even and any age spots are reduced. I'm quite lucky that I spent a large part of my younger days avoiding the sun so I don't have any great skin damage but prevention is as good as a cure so the say.

Whilst these claims are great I just don't think I'm going to use this product long enough to confirm or refute them. The texture of the cream is to me simply unpleasant. As soon as I pop the cream on to my hands I feel like it instantly sucks any moisture from them and is ridiculously drying. Whilst this is great for my 'can I pick up a cup test' my one major dislike is having dry hands so using a product that does the opposite of what I want isn't for me.

I have tried to persevere with using this cream but I'm afraid it's time to give up. Funnily enough I was chatting with Carissa last night and she had exactly the same thoughts so I'm glad I'm not alone but would love to hear if anyone out there loves this cream and it's a definite hit for people who do not enjoy hand creams and lotions that leave hands too greasy.

I think my next hand cream purchase might just have to be the Laura Mercier sampler available from Space NK here let me know if you've any experiences with these and pop all your hand cream recommendations below.

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  1. That's too bad you didn't like this one! I'm currently loving L'occitane's hand creams :)


  2. thanks for the review, I've been meaning to try L'Occitane so I shall stay clear of this! x

  3. Ughhhh. that sucks. I'm the same. If something starts making my skin drier, then I'm turned off instantly. Love your blog girlie and thanks for sharing!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

  4. I've not heard of this before, but I am definitely in need of some hand cream. This weather is killing my hands at the moment. Such a shame it wasn't very good, but with hand cream the texture is half the thing! x
    Heroine In Heels


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