Hand creams are to me what strangers’ beds are to Goldilocks: I need to find just the right one.
Not too greasy.
Not too short-lived on my skin.
Not too expensive.
Despite my tiresome search for one, I’m so glad I get to worry about hand cream and not anthropomorphic bears who live in a house and eat porridge. Finding a hand cream I like is a much easier search that finding bears who live like people and sleep in human-made beds.
The packaging is a squeeze tube with a flip-top cap. It snaps shut. The lotion is creamy and solid, not runny or like liquid. When I squeeze out the cream, it retains its shape until I spread it around.
It absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. This is very important to me because as a blogger, I don’t have time to wait for lotion to sink in when I have photos to take, edit, and I use a keyboard for most of my work here.
The cream has a strong perfume scent which seems very fragrant, but it doesn’t bother me enough to stop using it. It fades after a few minutes. Those who have a strong aversion to scent (read: allergies) may need to be cautious. When I first apply the cream, the scent is very perfume-like and it almost smells like I sprayed perfume directly from a bottle.
I think this is a very good hand cream and I would be willing to repurchase it. I would like something less scented, so I am not in a hurry to repurchase. I still want to see what else is out there. I am happy with the more affordable $14.50 price tag (L’Occitane is $28), although I admit that for 2.54 ounces, this is not cheap for a hand cream. If you find yourself using hand cream several times a day, this could get expensive for you.
It’s sold at Sephora.