I adore L’Occitane hand creams, or at least the ones I’ve been able to get as magazine samples. You see one of my many neurotic tendencies is a phobia of dry hands. The noise of someone with dry skin rubbing their hands together is the stuff of nightmares. *Shudder*. So I slather on hand cream in vast quantities every time I wash my hands.
L’Occitane Relaxing Hand Balm is surprisingly light weight. I was expecting something really rich but this sinks in almost instantly with absolutely no greasy residue. It is moisturising but I think I prefer their shea butter hand creams. I like a rich greasy hand cream. This is perfect for on the go as you won’t leave sticky finger prints everywhere but if you’re looking for a really rich treat you might want to look for something else in their range.
The lavender, tea tree and geranium fragrance is light and it does smell very relaxing. It just isn’t rich enough for me. It’s more of a day time throw in your hand bag sort of texture but it comes in a metal tin rather than a tube so it’s not overly travel friendly. So whilst yes it’s nice, it isn’t the L’Occitane hand cream that I would buy. But if you prefer a light weight hand cream this costs £12 for a 50ml tin.