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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Review: L'Occitane Zesty Lime & Vanilla Bouquet Hand Creams

You may have seen my post on this month's magazine freebies, when I mentioned the L'Occitane hand creams available with the November issue of Marie Claire; I initially picked up the Zesty Lime variant, but have since added Vanilla Bouquet to my collection as well! I thought I'd just quickly share my thoughts on these hand creams in case you're thinking about picking one (or more!) up while they're available.
L'Occitane Zesty Lime Vanilla Bouquet Hand Creams
Presented in dinky 30ml metallic squeezy tubes with black screw-caps, the styling is vintage-inspired and really pretty. The colours correspond quite nicely to the different scents, with Vanilla Bouquet being a warm yellow, and Zesty Lime being a bright lime green, making it easy to see at a glance which tube you've picked up, should you own more than one.
L'Occitane Hand Cream Review
Both variants are thick and luxurious white creams, which squeeze from the tube readily enough and spread easily over the skin in both cases. The hands aren't left feeling sticky or greasy and the cream absorbs quickly, leaving you free to get on with your day with lovely soft, nourished hands. The scents are pretty strong, more so in the case of Zesty Lime which smells exactly as you'd expect - fresh and zesty, it's a gorgeous scent and definitely my favourite of the two. Vanilla Bouquet is a slightly more subtle scent, though still noticeable; again, as the name would suggest, a slightly floral vanilla fragrance. Both leave the hands feeling soft and smooth for a good few hours and, with their 20% Shea Butter content, will be ideal for keeping hands in tip-top condition in the coming Winter months. It's nice to know that L'Occitane's Shea Butter is sustainably sourced and Fair Trade, as well.
L'Occitane Hand Cream Zesty Lime Vanilla Bouquet
L'Occitane Vanilla Bouquet and Zesty Lime Hand Creams are priced at £8 each for 30ml of product, though they are currently available in the UK with the November issue of Marie Claire for just £3.99. You can also buy the three Limited Edition scents (which also includes Delightful Rose) in a set presented in a pretty tin for £22, saving £2 compared to buying all three individually from L'Occitane. If you like the sound of them I'd track down Marie Claire while you still can to get them half price! Have you tried any L'Occitane hand creams? Which scent do you like the sound of the most?

[Although I received these products free-of-charge with Marie Claire, I have not been asked to write about them, nor am I being compensated for doing so. All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.]


  1. I'm tempted by both of these! Love L'Occitane's hand creams :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  2. I have zesty lime and I adore the scent x

  3. I would definitely go for the vanilla one! Seems lovely!


  4. I have this in "Delightful Rose" - which is really nice. I love the sound of Zesty Lime - I might have to pick that one up as well! x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  5. The packaging is so cute on these hand creams and they sound fantastic!

    Pink Frenzy

  6. I must get a Marie Claire! This is such a fab brand. :)

  7. I never tried anything from the brand but heard great things!!I am also a bit angry that magazines don't give any freebies here in the netherlands..grrr
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  8. These hand creams are amazing, I absolutely love them! I may whilst they're still free in the mag pick one up, I've seen a pink tube somewhere.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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