For someone with very dry skin, hand cream is a must on a daily basis just to make sure that my hands are not all old and crinkly by the end of each day. Sometimes I forget and my skin turns scaly; not a good sight and rather a pain. So a really good moisturizing hand cream is a must for me and I am forever on the hunt for something that’s moisturizing without being too greasy, as I spend all day typing up excel files and an oily keyboard does not make the job any easier.
In comes the L’occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream. I received this rather generous sample of 10ml as a VIP gift from Sephora (in the US) some time ago but only dug it out recently from my stash. I must say that I really like this! It’s quite creamy in texture, but not too thick. I find that it absorbs really quickly on my dry hands without an oily residue and my hands felt really nice and soft afters. It does have a pretty strong scent which I don’t really mind but it’s something to take note of.
One thing that I didn’t like was the price – at about S$44 for 150ml, I thought that was pretty crazy for a hand cream! There is also a smaller size version but the price per ml is even more ridiculous. I think whether an item is really worth it or not is very personal; for me, I think as much as I did really enjoy this, I will be hunting around for much cheaper alternatives or when I really feel like splurging on myself.
The search for the perfect hand cream continues…