Shea Butter and Honey from L’Occitane

Saturday, January 12th 2013 0

Tender Loving Protection

This week I've had a couple of pieces from L'Occitane's latest collection, Shea Butter and Honey, by my bedside.

L’Occitane – as my regular readers will know – is one of my all time favourite brands. Their products are so rich and luxurious and come in an array of striking scents. These new launches are no exception.

Honey Hand Cream 

If you haven’t tried L’Occitane’s hand cream, now is the time. During the winter months your skin needs more hydration than ever, and a coat of this before bed will leave your hands nourished and plump.

Infused with a sweet, honey scent, this is a gentle variation on their classic creams. Honey has softening properties which are ideal for use on hands. One thing that I would always recommend with this hand cream is leaving it to sink in overnight. Don’t forget to make the most of it by rubbing it onto nails and into cuticles, too – let that honey work it’s magic!

Honey Whipped Body Cream 

Something different for me, I’ve been using this body cream all over, in particular on dry areas like knees, ankles and elbows. The formula is quite rich and thick, but in this whipped format it applies lightly and is very easy to massage in. The scent is very sweet – as well as honey I can almost smell cakes – and there is something very childlike about it. I’d recommend saving this as a pre-bedtime treat, although it does absorb quickly enough to use in the morning or on the go.

L’Occitane’s inspiration for this formula was whipped puddings and desserts that we once enjoyed as children. The smell takes you right back to your friend’s party at the ice cream parlour!

What’s different about this collection from other L’Occitane ranges? It’s Limited Edition for a start, but it is also quite nostalgic and somewhat gentler than any other L’Occitane collection. Be sure to try something from the range – you may also like the Shea Butter or the Honey Foaming Gel (which, incidentally, looks as though it has been bottled straight from the bee hive).

Perfect for:

  • Dry skin
  • Skin in need of some TLC
  • Families – the universal scent is ideal for sharing

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