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L'Occitane hand cream favourites

L’Occitane hand creams are a pretty big Thing (capitalization totally necessary) both in and outside of the beauty blogging world, but because so many of them contain silicones, they’ve never been a thing that I’ve really gotten into.

Until now.

» Availability: $12 USD/$12 CAD for 30ml (which usually equals 1 oz) at Hudson’s Bay, Sephora, and L’Occitane.

L'Occitane Pivoine Flora hand cream review silicone-free

L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Hand Cream review

Over the past few months, I have been absolutely in love with my silicone-free L’Occitane hand creams. (They come in quite a few different formulas, so while most of them–including the original shea butter formula and the recent Collection de Grasse additions–do contain silicones, there are a few that don’t.)

I’ve been using them at my desk, throwing them in my handbag, taking them to school… I very, very rarely leave the house anymore without a little tube of L’Occitane with me.

L'Occitane 20 shea hand cream review - rose petals

L’Occitane 20% Shea butter Hand Cream review (Rose Petals)

The three that I’ve particularly fixated on are photographed here. First, there’s the Pivoine Flora Hand Cream ($12 USD/$12 CAD), which is a light, liquidy lotion with a strong but sophisticated peony fragrance. (It smells a little sharp in the tube, but the top notes fade quickly.)

Next, there’s the L’Occitane Rose Petals Hand Cream from a charity collection a few years back; it’s more of a true creme formula, like the other 20% shea butter hand creams. It’s more hydrating than the Pivoine Flora, and I love the very feminine rose scent.

L'Occitane 25 shea whipped hand cream review

L’Occitane 25% Shea Butter Whipped Hand Cream review

Finally, there’s my favourite of the bunch: the 25% Shea Butter Whipped Hand Cream ($12 USD/$12 CAD). This one smells like the rest of L’Occitane’s shea line (comforting, like one of my favourite moisturizers!) and it absorbs really well, leaving my dry hands feeling smooth and hydrated for hours.

More importantly, though… the Shea Whipped Hand Cream comes out of the tube like FROSTING. Which, if you ask me, totally makes up for the fact that (because it’s whipped) it contains only 59% as much product as a regular tube of L’Occitane, making this hand cream a particular treat to use.

Because frosting.

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  • mostlysunnybunny

    Haha I LOVE that whipped version as well! The tube did disappear fast, but it got so much love! I only like L'Occitane hand creams that contain a good portion of shea butter. The other stuff just isn't moisturizing for my dry claws :)

    • Oh my god YESSS it's so good. And I totally feel you on the shea butter thing — I can get by with their regular hand creams for a little burst of scent throughout the day, but I definitely need more oomph if I'm going to be using something on a regular basis. (And their shea ones are perfect for that!)

  • I always keep a little tube of L'Occitane hand cream in my handbag. I haven't tried the whipped version. I might have to fix that :-)

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  • lulle79

    Haha, frosting! I would say creme Chantilly but yeah, it's very appealing both ways! I love this Whipped one too, but I finish a tube in a week if I use it daily, and I can't afford to spend $12 a week on hand cream. I wish they would make a bigger tube for that price!
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    • Haha yes, yes, technicalities. :p (I'm dating a chef but I'm totally a steak and potatoes girl, so I'm pretty used to getting my food terms corrected LOL)

      The whipped version is definitely an indulgence, but ugh, it is SO GOOD. I really wish they squished more in there somehow (or, like you suggested, sold them in sizes with equal oz instead of ml!)