Due to all the cold weather we’ve been having over the past few weeks, my hands have been particularly dry of late. I’ve always suffered with dry skin, I have Psoriasis on some areas of my skin, but whilst my Psoriasis has never thankfully, spread to my hands, they still can become very flaky, dry and sore at times.
I don’t tend to use perfumed creams when my hands are very bad as I fear it might irritate them but I was in L’Occitane a few weeks ago and came across this Zesty Lime hand cream. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve used L’Occitane hand creams before but sometimes found them to be a bit sticky so have never been particularly overwhelmed by them. However, I’m a sucker for anything with a citrus scent so I decided to give this one a go.
Made from 20% Shea Butter, Lime Oil, Lemon Peel Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil amongst other ingredients, the cream itself is quite thick on application, but super hydrating and moisturising. It also leaves a lovely soft shimmer on your skin. Most importantly of all however, it’s not sticky like some of its counterparts that I had previously tried.
But the real selling point for me with this is the scent. My god, the scent! The minute I apply it to my hands, I literally sit there smelling my hands like a weirdo for a few minutes because I love it so much. Isn’t that the sign of a great product though?
If you’re not a fan of citrus then this isn’t for you as it is quite strong. If like me you can’t resist it however, and you’re looking for a new hand cream then I’d suggest giving this one a try.
The tube costs €8.00 for the 30ml tube, so it’s not going to last forever. Having said that, you really only need a small amount of cream for each application so it’s a winner in my view.
Don’t you just love when something surprises you?!