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I received this L'Occitane cherry blossom petal soft hand cream as one of my Christmas presents from my sister in law and this is one that I was glad to unwrap. I like L'Occitane products in general as I usually find them to be good quality but I don't buy them too often as they are on the more expensive side (this hand cream is £14.00 for 75ml which is more than I would normally pay) so I think they make great gifts.
The packaging of this one is nice as the tube comes inside a little box and they are also able to gift wrap them in the shop. The tube itself has a nice design and a slightly unusual opening mechanism, as you twist the top to open or close the hole where the cream comes out, so there is no flip top or screw top. This is nice but the only thing is you have to make sure you do twist it back or you risk making a massive mess if the tube is in your bag. I do prefer this tube to the usual metal tubes from L'Occitane as those ones can get bashed out of shape and end up looking scruffy more easily, whereas this one does keep its shape and is a bit hardier.
The cherry blossom scent is one which appeals to me as I love cherry trees and so it is a good association. The cream smells lovely, light and delicately floral, definitely not too overpowering and not too old fashioned. This scent is suitable for any age in my opinion. The cream contains a cherry extract from France.
The cream is an off white colour and has a medium texture, fairly light but definitely not at all watery. It is very easy to rub in and feels creamy, luxurious and soft on my hands. It absorbs easily and quickly without leaving my hands feeling at all greasy, tacky or anything like that. It contains Shea butter and vitamin E which are good ingredients for moisturisation. It also has glycerin and coconut oil in it. It moisturises well and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple. This is great to use on my hands after I have washed them or when they are feeling a bit dry due to the cold weather.
I would recommend it.
Enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this lightly textured cream nourishes and protects hands from daily aggressions / They are soft, moisturised and delicately perfumed with Cherry Blossom's fresh and floral scent /