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.
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.
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?