L'Occitane Gommage Mains Minute and Creme Ultra Riche Corps

As I get older I try to streamline my spending to focus on products that I know work for me consistently. I am not one of those people that are loyal to just one brand across the board but I do have my favorites. When it comes to my skin L'Occitane has my heart. My favorites are the Ultra Rich Cream with 25% Shea Butter for the body and the Shea Butter Mini Hand Cream.

Product Description: Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream

Ultimate moisturizing comfort, with a high (25%) concentration of Shea Butter. A pampering, whipped cream enriched with linseed, mallow, sweet almond and honey extracts, apricot oil and vitamin E. Fast-absorbing; non-greasy texture. Enchants with a light fragrance of jasmine and ylang-ylang essences, caressing body and mood wherever your day takes you.

I have very dry sensitive skin, and the cream gives me the moisture I need without an overpowering smell or that strange non smell that you sometimes get from some of the prescription grade unscented moisturizers. In fact when I reapply the hand cream which comes in a very convenient purse size, I always get asked what I'm wearing. I've been told that on me it smells light, fresh and clean by both guys and girls.

Several months ago while in store, a salesperson offered to do a demonstration on their new One Minute Hand Scrub. I was hesitant at first as I didn't see the need for a separate scrub just for the hands. Boy was I wrong, the results were immediately noticeable right there in the store. My hand felt noticeably softer and the fine lines were visibly reduced in ONE MINUTE... This type of product will not appeal to everyone as the consistency is grainy/oily and can be a little messy. It comes with a small flat scoop that you also use to mix the product as the oil  in the product will settle to the bottom. It is something I only use about once a week but it makes a difference. I have had the scrub for several months now and still have quite a bit left. I noticed it's not on L'Occitane's list of online products so I hope they haven't discontinued it.

This is my right hand shortly after washing my hands without applying any type of moisturizer. In this shot I can see that my skin is dry, slightly ashen with visible fine lines.

And ONE minute later after using the handscrub I think the difference is noticeable.I generally use this product at night, and when used regularly in combination with the L'Occitane Shea Cream my hands are  incredibly smooth and soft.

A 7oz jar of the Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream retails for $40 and lasts me about two months. A little goes a long way. I no longer have the receipt for the One Minute Scrub but if memory serves the price was comparable to the body cream.

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