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L'Occitane Hand Creams

What it is:A collection of luxurious hand creams enriched with nourishing shea butter. What it does:These super-creamy balms penetrate the skin quickly to protect, moisturize, and replenish dehydrated hands. Each formula is enriched with 20 percent shea butter and other naturally nourishing ingredients like honey, almond, grape seed, and coconut oil for soft, beautiful skin. From orange blossoms and ripe cherries, to cocoa and bouquets of peonies, each formula is fragrant with a delightful scent you’ll love to wear. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for L'Occitane Hand Creams

Question
can this item be used for the body as well or is it too thick?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
pbhuney06
(ballwin, mo)
on Hand Creams
6 answers
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answer 1
I would say you could use it as a body cream, BUT it may be too thick. Also the tube may not last you a long time either if you use it for your body.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
christinehanah
(Oak Ridge, TN)
answer 2
It is only a hand cream
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
preatty
(Reseda, CA)
answer 3
It seems as if it could be used as a body cream. Because the package is so small it might get used faster if you use it for a body cream
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ChristinaDBP
(Pflugerville, TX)
answer 4
If you are dry it works but it is think so it doesn't smooth alot
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
bubalina
(San Juan Capistrano, CA)
answer 5
It could be - it's very rich though.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
emmam
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
This lotion can be used all over. In fact, it gives legs a nice shine!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
jennso
(New York, NY)
Question
Do all hand creams from L'Occitane contain shea butter?
I've bought both the regular shea butter and the roses one, several times. The shea butter cream says it contains 20% shea butter, but the rose one does not say anything about that. Are the hand creams different in composition, other than smell?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
sabriana
(GTA, On)
on Hand Creams
5 answers
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answer 1
The hand creams that are marked 20% shea butter are the only ones with the higher percentage of shea butter. The other hand creams have 2-3% shea butter, and higher percentages of other emollients. If you are looking for maximum moisturizing, go with the 20%. The others will still moisturize, but it will not be as intense or long-lasting.
answered 11 months ago
AllyKatVA
(Virginia)
answer 2
Thank you for the answers!
What I did with the rose 4 reins, when I use it I also add some pure organic shea butter I've bought, I guess from Costal Scents. I just mix it on my hans. The result is awesome, moisturizing and a wonderful smell. Otherwise the smelling creams on their own, dry my skin.
answered 11 months ago
sabriana
(GTA, On)
answer 3
The rose petals hand cream DOES contain shea butter. It says 20% on it. As for the Rose 4 Reines ones, it also contains Shea butter but does not say how much. In the ingredients, it would say that it contains Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter. It is listed farther down the ingredient line, which means there are less of it. In Rose petal, it is the second listed ingredient. While in the Rose 4 Reines, it is listed as the 5th ingredient. So to answer your question, they both do contain Shea butter, just that the Rose petal has more of it.
answered 11 months ago
Katcy
(LA, CA)
answer 4
Thank you for your answer! I have the same idea, but I was not sure. For my first tubes I use the classic 20% shea butter cream Then I switched to roses 4 queens, and though it smells nice, it almost dries my hands. I'll go back to the shea butter. No smell, but wonderful!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
sabriana
(GTA, On)
answer 5
I'm not sure what the shea butter content is, but I do know that the only L'Occitane hand cream - the ONLY hand cream regardless of brand - that I use is the plain shea butter. All the scented ones tend to dry my hands out, like most other hand creams out there. The shea butter one, possibly due to a higher level of shea butter, really moisturizes and keeps my hands soft.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
chinamichelle
(Knoxville TN)
Question
Are these hand creams all the same?
Is it only the scent that makes them different?
asked 6 months ago
MissEmmasMom
(VT)
on Hand Creams
5 answers
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answer 1
NO! Yes, the scents are certainly different. But the consistencies are different as well. I've tried the Cerise and Amande, which are both somewhat runny in comparison to the thick, rich, paste-like Shea. It's the most expensive of the bunch for a reason.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
bank
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
No. I use a few of this hand creams from L'occitane and I can tell you that some are diffrent.
This one is the best for me because is in between: no too oily, not too "watery". The thickest one is the Shea Butter (i try the one with silver tube with blue label). This is very oily and thick for me.

Then is this one (Amande), the perfect balance for my skin.

The others I try were: Cherry Blossom, Pivoine flora, rose 4 reines and Cericer rouge. This are more light and leave my hands a little too moisture like it didn't absorbs well but I love the fragances. very persistent.

Hope my answer helps you =)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
xPAUx
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
answer 3
For the most part, I believe so. The biggest difference that I see would be the scents. They all have 20% shea butter. The original shea butter seems to be the thickest, but the Amande Delicious Hands cream works just as well (for me) as the plain shea. The Red Cherry, however, is a gel-cream, which feels thinner and slicker and has the tiniest amount of shimmer, seems to moisturize just as well. As far as the other scents, I'm sorry, but I haven't had the chance to try them. There may be other gel-creams, with or without shimmer, and not everyone likes those.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiethecat
(Biloxi. MS)
answer 4
I think the the shea butter if the thickest of all the creams, the others so maybe not so thick, are still beneficial.
answered 6 months ago
threeluckycats
(Pittsburgh Pa)
answer 5
Only the scent is different...formula-wise they're all the same. e
answered 6 months ago
fieldhockeygk11
(Princeton, NJ)
Question
What is the tube made out of?
I'm interested to know what the tubes used for L'Occitane are made out of.
asked 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Hand Creams
4 answers
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answer 1
It's made from thin, maleable metal. Like the old style ointment tubes. I recycle mine
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
VIBorBust
(Silicon Valley, CA)
answer 2
Though they look like metal, they're actually like a very thick, durable plastic.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
bank
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
The full size is made of a metal (except the cap), but the handbag size is made of plastic I believe.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Mistava
(Edmonton, Alberta)
answer 4
It is a soft aluminum type sleeve.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
fieldhockeygk11
(Princeton, NJ)
Question
BIGGER SIZE
I love the honey hand lotion but the small size has nothing in it!!! I would greatly appreciate getting some product for my money... thank you for this consideration.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
kascie
(Joppa, Maryland)
on Hand Creams
3 answers
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answer 1
You may also be using too much. You only need a pea sized amount. As you rub your hands together the shea butter melts and soaks into the skin. With other lotions you need a lot more but this lotion isn't like others.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
kellye8498
(Elk Grove, CA)
answer 2
I agree, the 1oz. size is very small and pricey for $10. They do offer a 2.6 oz. size in the lavender scent for $22 which is a better bargain. Although if you are looking for a bargain you probably aren't shopping for premium-brand hand lotions. You might see if the company has a website and if they offer larger sizes in your scent that you may be able to purchase elsewhere. Best wishes!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
laurel299
(North Carolina)
answer 3
okay :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
amandatoryy
(orlando, FL)
Question
sephora by opi restorative hand cream
you recommended L'Occitane as a replacement for Sephora by OPI restorative hand cream, but which L'occitane hand cream would be closet to the Sephora?? Is the only difference in the L'Occitane the scent??
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
sharon429
(La Crosse, wi)
on Hand Creams
3 answers
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answer 1
No, it's not just the scent. The cream is more rich, more moisturizing
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(new york, new york)
answer 2
I bought the sephora opi hand cream and had to return it after 1 potion of applying. I would go for the more expensive loccitane hand cream, although I don't care for the smell at all. It smells very strong , powdery and flowery.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
brandon
(Forest Hills NY)
answer 3
Sorry, I haven't tried that product yet.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
gurlsixx
(Glassell Park, CA)
Question
Parabens or no?
The description states that the hand cream is formulated without parabens, yet methylparaben is listed in the ingredients. What's the deal?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Hand Creams
3 answers
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answer 1
Methylparaben is a natural preservative/paraben that is found in fruits. It's not the same as the harmful, chemically created paraben that are commonly used in beauty products. It's safe an natural to your skin.
answered 9 months ago
becca226
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I noticed that as well. It does indeed have a paraben in the ingredient list. I always double ck the advertisement on the product page with the ingredient list.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
chrissym6
(orange county ca)
answer 3
Some parabens are found naturally like methylparabens are in blueberries where they act as antimicrobial agents, so it could just be do to a source they use in their production of the lotion.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
uwho2me
(Bethlehem, CT)
Question
Are the L'occitane products tested on animals
Do they contain ANY animal by products ?
asked 9 months ago
pdouglass
(Charlotte, NC)
on Hand Creams
3 answers
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answer 1
L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials on animals at any point during the product development or manufacturing process.
answered 5 months ago
passionfish12
(Titusville, FL)
answer 2
No animal by products. L’OCCITANE does not and never has tested its products, its active ingredients or its raw materials on animals at any point during the product development or manufacturing process. They are actively involved in the suppression of animal testing.
answered 5 months ago
passionfish12
(Titusville, FL)
answer 3
We'd recommend contacting L'occitane directly to inquire about this.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Intoxicating Hibiscus scent
Is the L'Occitane Hand Cream in Hibiscus going to be available again?
It's hard to find anywhere.
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Concord, CA)
on Hand Creams
2 answers
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answer 1
I'm not 100% on this, but believe that you can order from their website (L'Occitane), or perhaps a L'Occitane boutique near you?
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
amandamoiselle
(Montréal, Canada)
answer 2
A wonderful product to make you feel good!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
preatty
(Reseda, CA)
Question
CHERRY BLOSSOM Fragrance
Is there a perfume at SEPHORA that is comprobable to this fragrance? I realize they have it in the actual LOccitane store.
asked 8 months ago
mckngbrd
(Garrison, Ny.)
on Hand Creams
2 answers
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answer 1
Besides the hand creams, Sephora now has an EDT, shimmering lotion, and bath & shower gel. I am not sure how long the scent lasts or how shimmery the lotion is. So far, there are no reviews posted on Sephora's website, but if you go to L'Occitane's website, there are many reviews. Good luck and happy shopping!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiethecat
(Biloxi. MS)
answer 2
I couldn't find one at my store.
answered 8 months ago
mesmith322
(Marietta, GA)
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