Over the past couple of weeks, the weather has become much colder. I think it’s safe to say that winter is well and truly on it’s way. Every year, as temperatures drop, my hands become dry and sore.


This is partially because the cool winter air lacks humidity, but mainly because I tend to keep my heating turned up high. (I am the type of person who is always cold, so I always have my heating turned up.) As soon as the start of November hits, my hands go from being soft and smooth to red and sore, and I become obsessed with hand cream.


At the moment, I am totally in love with L’Occitane’s Lavande Hand Cream. I’ve been using it for the past few days and it is quickly becoming my go-to hand cream.


From the L’Occitane UK website: “Enriched with shea butter and P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) lavender essential oil from Haute-Provence, this smooth, light-textured cream gently helps to nourish the hands and leaves skin pleasantly scented.”


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The first thing I noticed about this hand cream is that unlike many hand products, it’s incredibly light. Often, hand creams can take ages to absorb into the skin and even when they do absorb, leave a sticky residue behind. Not this hand cream however, it absorbs within a minute, as does the residue.


For when I am typing away at my laptop and my hands are feeling sore, this cream is PERFECT. As pretty much as soon as I apply it, I can begin typing again, without worrying about getting hand cream all over my laptop. (Any blogger will know just how annoying an oily laptop keyboard is – eugh!)


The second thing I noticed about this hand cream was the beautiful smell – it’s not too overpowering, it’s just right. The gentle lavender scent could easily send me to sleep – it’s just so relaxing.


While I love the fact that this cream is light and absorbs quickly, I have found that I need to reapply it a couple of times to keep my hands feeling good. However, as a little goes a long way, this isn’t really a problem.


Priced at £14 for 75ml, the Lavande Hand Cream isn’t budget-friendly, but it is most definitely?! As soon as this tube runs out, I’ll be ordering some more.