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L’Occitane en Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream Review
Fields of lavender and rosemary in the South of France are the inspiration behind L’occitane en Provence. Founded by Frenchman Oliver Baussan over 40 years ago, with the idea that natural ingredients are better for you skin and body. Each skincare, body care and fragrance formula is created to promote both physical and mental well-being. These luxurious and soothing products not only have tangible benefits, but are meant to take you to through an experience that is unique to Provence. In case you wonder, the company is pronounced LOX-EE-TAHN (a pronunciation I have refined after years of French classes and a trip to Paris in my 20’s).
Hand cream is the most popular product that L’Occitane en Provence offers. I can see why, as I had the opportunity to try their Shea Butter Hand Cream last year for the first time (see my post here). After trying it just once, I instantly knew why it has become so popular! This light yet moisturizing cream absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving no greasy residue. L’Occitaine en Provence shea butter hand cream is intensely hydrating, and replenishes and heals dry and cracked skin. L’occitane shea butter hand creams are available in many different fragrances and formulations, although their original shea butter hand cream is my personal favorite.
Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter is made from the nut of the karite shea tree that is native to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A & E. It is creamy in color and has a distinct smell. Shea butter has the ability to moisturize and sooth the skin. It is used to treat eczema, dry skin and scalp, and even cracked skin and chapped lips. Shea butter has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. The vitamins and essential fatty acids in shea butter are necessary for keeping skin smooth and elastic.
Rifle Paper Co. for L’Occitane
Just in time for Valentine’s day, L’Occitane is producing it’s Limited Edition Shea Butter Collection. Featuring romantic botanical designs and fresh floral creations, this collection is collaboration with Rifle Paper Company. The L’Occitane en Provence shea balm collection embodies the whimsical style of Rifle Paper Co, as well as the light, beauty, and luxuriance of Provence. L’Occitane is offering their Shea Butter Hand Cream in limited edition packaging designed by the creative director of Rifle Paper Co. This is their classic 20% organic shea butter cream, in a beautifully-designed tube.
L’Occitane is also offering their Nourishing Hand Cream Trio and the Petite Shea Butter Trio. The hand cream trio includes a Rifle Paper Co. designed shea butter and shea butter rose hand creams. A shea butter vanilla had cream is also included in the trio. The Petite Shea Butter trio is perfect for moisturizing and protecting on-the-go. This colorful treat includes shea butter apricot, shea butter rose, and pure shea butter.
L’Occitane en Provence Shea Butter Balms
L’Occitane en Provence shea balms are perfect as a multi-usage moisturizer. This petite shea balm is useful not only for dry and cracked lips, and they will also nourish skin, elbows, feet, and even hair! The petite trio she butter collection is perfect for storing in your purse to keep your skin moisturized and protected. Enriched with vitamin E, these products contain pure organic shea butter. This shea butter is harvested in a fair-trade, sustainable partnership with the women who are essential to producing it.
In these extreme dry and winter months, keeping my skin moisturized and healthy is such a challenge! I am so glad to have L’Occitane en Provence shea butter lotions and balms packaged in a way that I can have a bottle at home and have what I need in my bag when going to work or about my errands. This is “hands down” the best hand cream I have used, and it is now a permanent addition to my purse!
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