Saturday, November 28, 2009
L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
Price: $10 for 1oz, $26 for 5.2oz
What they say:
"Enriched with Shea Butter and vitamin E, this lightly textured and non-greasy cream nourishes and protects hands from daily aggressions. They are soft, moisturized and delicately perfumed with Cherry Blossom's enveloping flowery scent. Contains a cherry extract from Luberon, France. "
What I say:
This is indeed a non-greasy cream. I use this on my eczema riddled hands/wrists, and not only did it absorb, it didn't aggravate my sensitive skin. This works especially well during the colder months, since it is thicker, but still absorbs. I haven't tried this during the summer, but given the texture, I think it would melt off quickly, so I don't think this would be good for those of you who live in more humid, warmer climates.
The scent of cherry blossoms was there, but fainter than I expected, and faded before it got really annoying. It was more of a perfume scent than a natural one, but it wasn't horrible, and my husband thought it smelled nice. Because the scent of this one wasn't over the top, I'm interested in trying more scents from this company.
The price is a little high for the amount of product that you get. I got the 1oz "travel" version, so I expected it to be higher per ounce, but it still is steep. I could see this being $7, but not really 10. The 5.2 ounce one for $26 is a decent enough deal, considering how long it should last, but it's too big for travel.
The tube for this is metal looking (aluminum, if anyone cares, hehe), but when you really look at the top, you can see that it is plastic. Looking closely at the tube, it looks like there is a thin layer of metal surrounding a plastic tube. Whether this is for aesthetics, or if it actually helps protect the product, I can't say. The cap is just plain black plastic, in a octagonal shape to allow for easier opening and closing.
Overall, quite pleased with this lotion, but wish it was a little cheaper in travel form.