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L’occitane Shea Bergamot Light Hand Cream Review

L’occitane Shea Bergamot Light Hand Cream Review


Enriched with Shea Butter, this is described as a “lightweight” hand cream with a “whipped texture” and in this post, we’re reviewing the product in detail.

L’occitane Shea Bergamot Light Hand Cream – Packaging & Fragrance


L’Occitane is a brand that pays attention to detail and their packaging always compliments the product and colouring.

Bright, bold and colourful – just by looking at this packaging, it gives you that “citrus” vibe. The main things to note about this hand cream, Bergamot has been infused into the Shea Butter “whipped” texture.

Fragrance – I would like to note that I wasn’t too keen on this scent, whilst it is citrus, there was a slight synthetic-ness which I didn’t like.

As with all their packaging, L’occitane feature Braille writing on all their products so anyone visually impaired can still feel and understand the product.

L’occitane Shea Bergamot Hand Cream – Texture


As described by L’occitane, this is a “whipped” texture and I would describe this as buttercream or frosting when you apply it onto the back of your hands.

The texture is lightweight and when you initially start applying it and massaging it onto the skin, you can feel the ‘airy-ness’ – the best way to describe the feeling would be like a thick mousse and you can see the picture below.


However, once you start massaging this cream onto your skin, you can feel that it becomes heavier and oilier – the oils, I assume come from the Sunflower, Vegetable and Bergamot Oil.

I massaged the cream into my hands and let it absorb for around 10-15 minutes however after this time, I could still feel the oil.

For me, when a cream is described as a lightweight cream – I expect it to be lightweight and without any greasy or oily feeling afterwards. I prefer hand creams which nourish skin and leave them feeling silky instead.

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L’occitane Shea Bergamot Light Weight Hand Cream – Recommendation Overall


Overall, I would recommend this hand cream for people who suffer with extremely dry, chapped skin. This would be a wonderful product for you, with the addition of the oils – it would hydrate, soothe and nourish your skin.

For people who like nourishing yet lightweight hand creams, I would recommend the L’Occitane Shea Butter hand cream instead. It’s my ultimate favourite and whilst it’s rich in it’s texture and softens the skin, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily or greasy – at all.

So to sum things up, I would recommend this for people with very dry, chapped skin as it will work wonders to soften, soothe and hydrate.

Prices start at £8 for the travel sized option (30ml) – a great way to try the product, place on your desk or have in your handbag when out and about.

Layla x

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