Paw Hands

Alas! It is no exaggeration that I would and will indeed scour the world to find a good hand cream.

I have an "issue" with washing my hands. I do it more that I probably need to. Also, I make things so I am regularly fighting with pliers and bit of metal, glass and plastic. My hands take a mighty hard bashing!

I have recently started to don gloves when I give our home a regular blitzing. That has helped a bit but nothing can beat a good hand cream.

I am currently using L'Occitane's Fleur de Cerisier Hand Cream

I keep this in my bag and use it primarily at work.

I like the light floral fragrance. I find it uplifting in the office.I also like the non greasy texture and the way that it penetrates into parched hands quick and easy so I don't leave ghastly grease marks on my paperwork.


It is not enough! Although there is a visible improvement to my hands after application, they still feel "tight" and dry and the effect soon wears off.

I am glad that L'Occitane do travel sized hand creams as they are so much nicer to cart around on my daily to and fros.

This cost me £7.50 for 30ml and is available here.


  1. Hitomi Kato-moore12 April 2011 at 18:38

    I love L'Occitane they make such dreamy creams

  2. Looks pretty. Nice to know it smells good too. Do they do it in a more intense cream for your needs? Xxxx

  3. I agree with you! I find my hands suffer quite a lot since in hospital we're expected to wash our hands/use alcohol hand gel up to 10 times in one hour! I never really bothered with gloves for chores either..and as a consequence my hands feel tight and dry, particularly the webspace of my thumb! :( Would love to hear if you do discover a great hand cream...Most I've tried do only seem to be temporary

  4. I love L'Occitane hand creams! The Fleurs de Ceriser is also one of my favorite scents from them, but it's not as good as the others, I think. It's a more gel texture and not as emollient (not sure if that's because they mean it for spring/summer - the Verbena one is a similar texture) while the regular (which smells like baby powder), Lavender and some of their other offerings are a much thicker cream that I think lasts longer.

    I still think Crabtree & Evelyn's hand creams are the best though! I used to think they were super greasy until an SA showed me how to apply them properly - you only need to put a pea size on the back of one hand & then rub the backs of your hands together first before the palms. They're thick, but actually spread and sink in quite well and last much better than the L'Occitane ones. Whenever my hands are seriously in need of help I'll slather some on before bed & wear cotton gloves to sleep (this does tend to really weaken the nails though). My favorite scent is the Citron Honey & Coriander, but they're all quite nice. I love their Hand Remedy too (read scrub).

  5. I've started wearing gloves whenever I clean the bathroom/tub now - those cleaners can be harsh on the hands! I love the convenient hand lotions that L'Occitane makes, but sometimes I need something heavier as well...if I remember, I'll sometimes use body butter from The Body Shop before bed for an extra dose of moisture.

  6. I worry about using before bed creams because I will probably rub my face and give myself a good old big breakout :(

  7. Oh really?
    Thank you for this most informative information. I will try a non gel version next. It's a bit of a pity because verbena was next on my list.

  8. i hear the jack black hand cream is rather nice.. haven't tried it myself.


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