Friday, 1 April 2016

L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands Hand Cream

As far as I am concerned you can never have too many tubes, tubs or sachets of hand cream and if you are like me, there will be at least one in every handbag you own, one on your bedside table, one on your desk, one in your desk drawer and a few spare just in case. I am a huge fan of L'Occitane hand creams and until now could never pick a favourite, until now. L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands Hand Cream is the newest release from L'Occitane and it is just amazing, more so that it includes SPF15!


L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands Hand Cream
L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands Hand Cream
L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands Hand Cream

Packaging on L'Occitane products is always something special and this hand cream has the traditional outer box that I recognise from the Almond range but the tube itself is a lovely light pastel pink metallic tube with a plastic lid and it is rare I meet someone who doesn't have a bashed up tube of L'Occitane hand cream in their possession.


Did you know that the Almond Tree is the first to be reborn t the end of winter when its native cells trigger the renewal buds?  Well with that in mind, L'Occitane draws upon the regenerating power of the almond native cells which help to renew and revitalise the epidermis cells of the hands. On the hands, the cream is incredibly rich and silky and it is also non-greasy and as soon as it comes into contact with your skin, it begins to absorb itself.

The hand cream has a triple-action formula which smooths hands, evens out skin tone and protects against UV rays. Enriched with an almond complex which has a blend of three active ingredients which help to stimulate collagen production and smooth the skin on your hands.  Your skin tone is evened out, fine lines reduced and there is an instant nourishing feeling.  What I love about the hand cream aside from the fact it makes my hands feel so soft and smooth is the scent.  Not forgetting that L'Occitane Almond Velvet Hands does have SPF15 which will help shield the skin against environmental damage, premature signs of ageing and of sun induced brown spots.

Anyone who knows me, will know I adore the Almond range from L'Occitane and have worked my way through two jars of the Almond Velvet Balm and two bottles of shower gel, which for me is unheard of. The hand cream is just as divine and has quickly become my favourite and a 75ml tube, which is just massive (they are usually 30ml) only costs £18, though you will have to wait until April to get your hands on it ha absolutely no pun intended.

35 comments:

  1. I have actually been looking for a new hand cream with SPF and that is small enough to throw in my bag. I'll sneak by L'Occitane on my lunch break. :) Thanks!

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  2. Im tekotec to get this I like a food hand cream how fab that this one has SPF too.

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  3. Yeaurgh! This stuff smells like heaven!

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  4. Oooo I love this stuff - not tried the almond one but definitely will do - I need to finish the others first ;) I always find these hand creams retain moisture well

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture and category manager at The Olive Fox

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  5. I love hand creams and am a little obsessed - I apply 10+ times per day! I use Hand Food at the min but would love to treat myself to this l'occitane one x

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  6. Oh this sounds amazing hand cream isnt something I use but should as they are very dry

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  8. Oooh, I like the fact that it has SPF, that's very important for a hand cream. I've just started using hand cream (I know, I know - so late!), so I'll have to take a look at this!

    Ree xx // Coffee with Ree

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  9. I grew up near L'Occitane's birth place and don't remember NOT using their hand creams. This one's a good one too!

    - Elodie x

    www.elle-yeah.com

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  10. I love the smell of almonds. I didn't know that they also have hands cream and shower gels in almond scent. I think I would probably end up eating it! :)
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

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  11. I LOVE L'Occitane, it is one of those brands that is just beautiful! I have always used their hand creams :) H x

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  12. Ohh I totally need to try this - I love L'Occitane and I definitely need a new hand cream. x

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  13. Im obsessed with hand creams and love L'Occitane!!

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  14. I do love L'Occitane and with constant dry hands I really should use the cream more often!

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  15. I just love L'Occitane and the almond ones sounds simply perfect!

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  16. L'Occitane has the best hand cream around. I often pop into the shop to grab some from the samples when I'm at uni!!!

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  17. I love the smell of almonds and this hand cream sounds perfect for me as I suffer with dry hands

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  18. I've been using so much hand cream lately. With the whiplash weather my skins been so dry and hand creams been my skincare savior - my hands have been worst hit. This looks really good! xx

    A British Sparkle

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  19. I love Loccitaine and this looks great!

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  20. I do love a bit of L'Occitane but unfortunately as I have a nut allergy to the point even touching them reacts I wouldn't be able to use this but it sounds like a great product and I would definitely suggest this now to anyone looking for a new hand cream :) And yes, there packaging is beaut!
    Tanya l glamglitzgloss.co.uk

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  21. ive got the body cream from this range and i love it! need to try the other stuff from their range

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  22. I am handcream obsessed! Would have to try it :D

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  23. I love L'Occitane but am yet to try these hand cream. I'm a bit obsessed with hand cream lol.xx

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  24. Always on the look out for a new handcream and I have wanted to try L'occitane for ages so maybe this is my chance? ;)

    Liv | www.dungarees-and-donuts.co.uk :) x

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  25. What a great hand cream, I love L'Occitane stuff, but it's rare to find a hand cream with SPF. I'm going to have to try this out as I worry about ageing skin on the back of my hands!

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  26. Ooh I love L'Occitane, I'll have to look out for this one. Especially as it's almond and I love the smell of that.

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  27. I am so happy that it contains SPF that is brilliant. I love the brand too their products are divine

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  28. It looks great, I've wanted to try a couple of the hand creams but I wouldn't pay the price. This one seems better as it's more for your money. I'll have to have a look

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  29. I love a products from L'occitane Almond series. The body cream is absolutely amazing!

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  30. I love L'Occitane hand creams so much, this one sounds amazing and the fact it has SPF in it makes it more appealing, you got to look after those hands as they age very quickly! I will be looking out for this!

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  31. Hand cream is my absolute essential beauty item and I'm always on the look out for something new to try. This sounds gorgeous and one I'll be adding to my list

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  32. That sounds lovely - I do love L'occitane products, they always smell so good!

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  33. This sounds so good - my friend stocks this brand in her shop so I will look for it, thank you. Kaz x

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  34. I absolutely swear by L'Occitane hand creams and so does my mum. I love that it has SPF!

    alajode.com

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  35. This hand cream sounds just what I need right now. I'm having terrible problems with dry skin be ause of my meds

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