Monday, 6 October 2014

October’s Fave Freebie – L’Occitane Hand Cream


It’s the second month running that magazine freebies have been a bit thin on the ground. I popped in to two newsagents (including a rather big WH Smith) at the end of last week, when the November issues were just in and I could see only a handful of cover-mounted beauty products.  I do hope this is not the start of a new trend?

It was a choice for me this month between a L’Occitane rose scented hand cream with Marie Claire and an Elemis day or night cream with InStyle. I plumped for the hand cream, for two key reasons. First, I absolutely adore rose. Second, I have a plentiful supply of day creams in my skincare stash, and quite a few night. Though, now I come to think of it I’ve actually got quite a collection of hand creams too!

My selection also marks the second month in a row that I have gone for a L’Occitane freebie, following last month’s Hair Repair shampoo and conditioner duo, which came bundled with InStyle’s October issue - review here

There are four different L’Occitane hand creams to choose from with Marie Claire: the multi-award winning shea butter classic and three limited edition-scented ones; Vanilla Bouquet, Zesty Lime, and the Delightful Rose that I picked. The travel size creams are worth £8 each, double the Marie Claire cover price. No wonder these beauty freebies are so popular!

L’Occitane Delightful Rose Hand Cream – Review


Swatch: L'Occitane Delightful Rose Hand Cream

I have more hand creams from L’Occitane than any other brand. There’s a reason for that – they make rather good hand creams, though this rose scented one is new to me.

You can smell the scent as soon as you unscrew the tube’s cap. Ah! How exquisite and romantic rose is!  It’s a robust rose fragrance that lingers on the skin after application, but it’s not in the least bit overbearing. It’s simply beautiful.

If you’re after a rich and creamy texture, this has that too, thanks to a good amount of shea butter (it’s the second ingredient listed).  Interesting fact: L’Occitane is celebrating 25 years using fair trade shea butter from women’s co-operatives in Burkina Faso, a milestone it is marking with the launch of a limited edition ‘whipped’ shea butter bodycare range, story here.

Have you picked up a magazine beauty freebie this month? You can find out more on L‘Occitane’s shea butter products here.

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18 comments

  1. Sounds lovely!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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  2. I'm bad with my hands, always promising myself a really nice handcream then not bothering! This looks fab x

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    1. I'm a bit like you though trying not to neglect my hands so much these days. Tx

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  3. I don't think I have ever used a hand cream but I do need one in the winter as my hands dry out completely

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    1. Hands are the most exposed part of the body, aside from the face, so hands do get dry. As you say, particularly in Winter. Tx

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  4. Yes Tracey, the products from Lóccitane always smell like heaven- now if only they would be CF I would totally buy myself some for Christmas! ;-) Lucky you for getting such high end freebies with your magazine. They never do that in the US. Enjoy your good smelling skin! XOXO, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. My hands are not smelling so sweet just now Sissi as I've this second finished cleaning the house. Yep I wore my Marrigolds and so now my hands smell rubbery! :(

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  5. Ooh I will have to pick this up! I have used up the last Loocitane hand cream a while ago and I was gutted I didnt pick up any more! :)

    meimei xx
    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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    1. Def worth doing. Cheaper than buying the hand cream itself :)

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  6. I love the freebies you sometimes get with magazines nowadays! I've had nail polishes (including Ciate!) and a lovely hair mask made from marshmallow root! Great way to sample luxurious brands.

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    1. Yes so do I. You do get to try products you may not otherwise have considered. Tx

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  7. I picked up the night cream as I've loads of hand creams to use x

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    1. I know what you mean! I do like Elemis. I'm sure the night cream is lovely too. Tx

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  8. I have a small collection of hand creams, too (can't have enough of these!). This sounds like a good one. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't think you can ever have too many hand creams, yes? Tx

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  9. I saw it, and nearly bought the mag for the rose cream, but I know there is nothing for me to read in Marie Claire. I am quite tempted to get it just for the cream.

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    1. I confess, I do buy magazines that come with a free beauty product for the freebie and not the editorial. I know I'm not the only one ;)

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