Friday, 8 February 2013

Freebie Friday L'Occitane Rose Petals Hand Cream

I got this with the November issue of Marie Claire and with the recent cold snap seem to be going through hand cream like it's going out of fashion. I picked the rose scented version after loving the smell of Super Facialist by Una Brennan Rose Cleanser.  The scent is described a 'floral fragrance  evoking sugar-coated rose petals' on the back of the product and is very lightly scented. To be honest I prefer the smell of the Super Facial as it is stronger but some might prefer a less scented hand cream.
The cream is thick and very nourishing due to the shea butter, I find it best to put a few little dollops on your hands on the palms and back of the hands as you don't need a lot as it is so concentrated. Momentarily it does leave your hands a bit greasy looking but soon sinks in and leaves your skin moisturised for hours. I only need to reapply after I wash my hands as this really does last.

I have noticed my hands feeling much softer and smoother since using this, and really is a miracle worker.  The only bad think about this is 30ml is not going to last me very long at all as I have been using for two weeks and already used nearly half.  

I would strongly recommend anyone suffering from dry hands try a L'Occitane hand cream you can still pick up the limited edition Rose Petal version from for £4.80 for 30ml.