Monday, 26 October 2015

Review | L'Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel

If you've seen my post on November's magazine freebies, you'll know that Marie Claire are once again offering L'Occitane hand creams when you purchase the magazine - with six variants available, it was pretty much a given that I'd have to try something new... I caved the other day and picked up the Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel.
L'Occitane Verbena Hand Cream
The packaging is typical L'Occitane hand cream packaging, a pretty yet functional silver-coloured tube with a screw-cap. L'Occitane say, "This unique hand cream gel turns to a matte, powdery finish, reducing perspiration and swelling sensations. Enriched with verbena extract and tapioca powder to soothe and absorb, leaving hands feeling dry and cooled. The aroma of verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree appeals to men and women.", which all sounds rather lovely! I've found that this cream is a much lighter texture than L'Occitane's other hand creams - definitely living up to the gel part of its name. It absorbs quickly into the skin and does indeed leave a matte, powdery finish, with no hint of stickiness, which is nice. The scent is gorgeous, really refreshing and citrussy. I think this will be a new favourite for me in the L'Occitane hand cream range, although it's not quite as hydrating as others I've tried.
L'Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel
The ingredients list does feature Alcohol so that's something to bear in mind if you have very dry or sensitive skin, but otherwise this is a really nice hand cream and a lovely, refreshing treat - I can see it being perfect for me at work! L'Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel is priced from £8 for 30ml, available from L'Occitane here - if you're quick, though, you should still be able to pick it up with November issues of Marie Claire (with Claire Danes on the cover!) for the next week or so. Have you picked up any of L'Occitane's hand creams this time around? What's your favourite hand cream?

xo

13 comments:

  1. I picked one of these up with the magazine as well as the vanilla bouquet scent. I think the gel texture is perfect for my handbag since it sinks in so quickly and I love the zingy smell! Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This sounds lovely - admittedly, probably not one I'd use in the winter as I need something a bit more hardcore-moisturising - but I imagine it'd be amazing in the summer :)

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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  3. sounds like a lovely hand cream! Every time you post your magazine freebies i wish they would do so here in the netherlands as well..love to try products that way!! :)

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  4. I am all behind non-greasy moisturisers for the hands, there is nothing worse than trying to type with slippy fingers!!

    www.honestyforyourskin.co.uk

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  5. I have heard so much about their hand creams, I need to try one

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  6. I love L'Occitane products, I think I need this in my life! :) xx

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  7. This is one of my favourite handcreams, I love the texture x

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  8. Great review as always Jess. Not one for me I dont think as I have psoriasis so need something a bit more heavy duty, thanks for the heads up! xxx

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  9. Oh i like the sound of this - especially the way it absorbs! Lovely!

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  10. I am so bad when it comes to hand creams -- I just always forget to put any on. But I DO like to apply body lotions after I get out of the shower :-) My favorite is definitely from The Body Shop :-)

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  11. I would skip it because of the alcohol in it, as I have very dry hands

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  12. L'Occitane is my favourite hand cream of all time. I haven't tried this version though. x

    Ashleigh | www.quintessentiallyme.co.uk

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  13. I need to try this sometime. :)

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