L'Occitane Hand Cream Guide



From cooking nourishing meals to flipping through the pages of a paperback, our hardworking hands are always doing something. A high-quality hand cream will help to keep them feeling soft and supple. Picking the perfect formula means thinking about texture: do you need a balm enriched with organic Shea Butter to soothe dry skin? Or a lightweight formula to gently moisturise? Some of our hand creams are infused with certain essential oils to carry the gentle fragrance of a warm breeze scented with Provençal flowers. Here's how to choose the perfect hand cream for your lifestyle.

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For Before Bed For Before Bed

For Before Bed

Magic happens overnight as our bodies take time to repair and restore themselves. When you're deep in dreamland for eight hours, it's the perfect time to give your hands some intense moisturisation. After applying a nourishing hand lotion – try our Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm for this, as it can also be used as a luxurious hand mask.

If you'd like a little help unwinding before bed, choose our Lavender Hand Cream instead. As well as being rich in shea butter, it's infused with soothing lavender essential oil from the emblematic purple fields of the Haute-Provence region. This delicate fragrance is utterly relaxing, helping you to drift off to visions of delicate flowers swaying under a pure blue sky.


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For The Morning

Blending hand cream into your beauty routine at the start of the day is an easy way to ensure you always remember to apply it. It's best to use a light, fast-absorbing formula so that your hands feel soft and protected yet are free from oily residue. In warm weather, the refreshing effect of our Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel is a fantastic choice. The revitalising effect of the verbena fragrance will set you on a good path for the day ahead and the powdery finish ensures it won't rub off if you have to apply it before dashing out of the door.

When the weather's cooler and your hands need a little more care, reach for our Shea Lavender Hand Cream is rich in shea butter, soaks into skin quickly and is infused with a delicate lavender fragrance to relax you for the day ahead.

For The Morning For The Morning

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For Cold Weather

Whether you're heading off to cut through soft powder on an Alpine ski holiday or you're battling the chill at home, it's important to keep your hands feeling nourished and protected during cold weather. Exposure to freezing temperatures can leave hands feeling dry even if you enrobe them in gloves. Look for luxuriously formulated products such as our Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm. Infused with 25% shea butter, this ultra-rich hand cream is your best ally for cold weather, ideal for helping to repare your weather-beaten hands as you sip hot chocolate in front of a roaring log fire.

For Cold Weather For Cold Weather
For Warm Weather For Warm Weather

For Warm Weather

While languorous days basking on sandy beaches and afternoons spent drinking tea in the garden are fantastic for our mental health, sunny weather can take its toll on hands. Choose a hand moisturiser that protects your skin from the rays while refreshing and hydrating after dips in the salty ocean. Our Almond Delicious Hands cream is a silky-smooth cream that helps nourish and soften the hands while enveloping them with the subtle and mouthwatering scent of fresh Almonds. Our non-greasy formula has a creamy texture, perfect for hydrating hands throughout the day.

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