If you like sweet, powdery scents and are looking for something that will make winter easier on your skin, L’Occitane might have put some good options on the table. Already available in Belgium, the Honey Whipped Body Cream (RRP: 20 euros) and Honey Hand Cream (RRP: 7 euros) have got a lot of love around here (I have about a third left for both)!
The L’Occitane Honey Whipped Body Cream comes in a tin. I normally don’t give cute packaging extra point, but the bear, bees, and honey pot here are pretty adorable!
What’s more, once you are done with the cream, you can remove the plastic insert and keep something else in the tin!
L’Occitane Honey Whipped Body Cream has an interesting texture. They didn’t call it whipped for no reason, because it certainly is very airy and moussy! Don’t take this wrong though: this body cream means business! It still contains 10% of shea butter, and even though the texture is more lightweight than other L’Occitane body creams, once you start working it in you will feel the creaminess for sure.
It takes a little time to massage it in. It won’t give your skin the “instantly smoother” illusion that is often the result of silicone or alcohol denat. However, your skin will be nourished and protected. It doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind, but it certainly feels like there is a layer of protection once you are done massaging it in. Don’t worry about it though, as it really is not uncomfortable or sticky!
The weather has been very challenging here, but the winter itch I could get during some winters hasn’t happened yet. Fingers crossed the rest of the L’Occitane Honey Whipped Body Cream will keep it at bay!
Here is the ingredient list:
I am a bit of a hand cream hoarder because the skin on my hands is constantly dry. In winter it even cracks, so using hand cream often enough is vital in my book. This tube of L’Occitane Honey Hand Cream has been sitting on my desk. If you are familiar with the original version, you pretty much already know what this one is like because the first 6 ingredients are the same. I have stacked this one up against the original version, and I can’t say they perform differently.
Like the Whipped Body Cream, L’Occitane Honey Hand Cream has a warm, sweet, and powdery scent. Again, this is not something that will give you “instantly smooth” skin that is actually the illusion of silicone or alcohol denat. The texture is on the thicker side, but once massaged in I don’t feel a greasy residue. I can definitely feel a little something still, but that doesn’t bother me. It moisturizes well and is pleasant to use!
What I have realized with hand creams is that not only is finding a nourishing formula important, you need to find something that you would use often. There are hand creams I have tried that aren’t bad, but since I type all the time I don’t reach for anything that feels “slippery” or “greasy” often. L’Occitane hand creams typically leave a tiny bit of residue, but it is something I can tolerate and this formula does work well for me!
Here is the ingredient list:
Bottom line: You need to like warm, sweet, and powdery scents to dig L’Occitane Honey Whipped Body Cream and Honey Hand Cream. Both formulas are pleasant to use and work well in protecting the skin in the cold. If you are interested don’t wait too long, because they are limited edition products! There is also a shower gel and shea butter in the same line.
Is your skin taking a hit in winter? Am I the only one who is struggling to keep my hands in a decent condition? Does L’Occitane Honey Whipped Body Cream or Honey Hand Cream sound like something you would like to try?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx