Throughout every other season I seem to skate by using handcream a couple of times a month if that, However in winter I tend to get horribly dry skin on my hands that only gets worse if I don't moisturise enough. It's mainly due to my skins sensitivity to the cold weather mixed with how often I have to wash my hands at work so as they are both unavoidable things, hand cream is my saviour. I use a cheaper hand cream such as hand food or Vaseline hand and nail on a daily basis as I need to use a lot to keep my hands from cracking and getting sore but every now and again I like to use something a little bit luxurious to give myself a manicure with and this is where L O'ccitane steps in.
I've tried a few of their hand creams but my favourite has to be the Shea Butter Version, It may not look like anything special but when it comes to moisturising it works like magic. A little bit goes a long way which is a great thing as it's £7 for a small tube so it isn't the most budget friendly product but It is worth the money. I like to keep this with my other nail essentials to use once a week, that way it ensures I use it often enough to get my money's worth but not so often that I finish it in a few days. It also has a lovely smell that's quite powdery and reminds me of something my Nan would have used. (In a good way, she loved her high quality products.)
I had a version a few years ago that I think was in a metal tube but since then they have changed it to plastic that looks as though it is metal which I actually prefer as it still has that old school paint tube look to it but without the annoying holes that seem to pop up out of nowhere with metal tubes that waste half of the product.
If your looking for something a little bit luxurious for your home manicures then pop into L'Occitane and take a look at their selection of hand creams, They also do sets which are great as gifts all year round but are especially good as stocking fillers.
Have you tried any of the L'Occitane handcreams? Which one is your favourite?