You might already have spotted these cute hand cream tins at L’occitane outlets. The bright and striking orange with an illustration of a girl exclaiming “They are too cute” at the L’occitane hand creams and ELLE magazine is hard to miss.
The first ever L’OCCITANE Shea Hand Cream was produced in 1980 and ever since then, this is one of their best-sellers. This month, L’OCCITANE brings you a delightful limited-edition selection of goodies, decorated with designs by well-known French illustrator, Soledad Bravi.
Born in Paris in 1965, Soledad Bravi is intellectual, independent and confident, all at the same time. A creative soul, she worked as Creative Director in an advertising agency. Harbouring a passion for illustration, Soledad began spending more time honing her craft, and finally received the recognition she’d always dreamed of when she was selected to illustrate a regular column for ELLE magazine. Her cute illustrations, often featuring a young woman, won the hearts of ELLE readers. Her simple yet clean strokes, combined with vibrant colours, bring each character she draws to life. Soledad has worked extensively with many clients, including Nike, French departmental store Colette and stationery brand Papeterie. Most recently, her collaboration with French patisserie Pierre Herme for their macaron boxes has gained positive reviews from foodies and art lovers alike.
Soledad brings her illustrations to life on the labels of 4 bestselling L’OCCITANE Hand Creams, each inspired by a different season of the year:
Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
After a long winter’s sleep, the Cherry Blossom unfurls its paper-thin petals underneath the morning sun in Spring. Lightly-textured and non-greasy, this floral hand cream contains Shea Butter to smooth and moisturise skin, while Cherry Extract from the Luberon region of Provence leaves skin delicately perfumed. Perfect to kick-start a slow morning.
Cool and refreshing
Verbena Hand Cream
Keep your hands adequately protected despite the heat and humidity! The unique gel-cream dries to a matte, powdery finish that won’t feel sticky, greasy or heavy, so you can reapply to your heart’s content. Enriched with Organic Verbena Extract and Tapioca Powder to soothe and absorb oil, keep calm and beat the heat with this hand cream.
Soft and sensual
Almond Hand Cream
Envelope your hands in the sweet, delectable scent of Almonds. Almond Milk and Almond Oil help to nourish and soften hands, perfect for all-day hydration without leaving behind any greasy marks. Wind down after a long day and breathe in the calming fragrance while allowing your hands to rest. Never forget to pamper yourself.
Shea Hand Cream
For times when your hands need extra tender loving care, there’s always the ever-reliable Shea Hand Cream to turn to. 20% Shea Butter, Honey and Sweet Almond Extract glide onto skin to help heal and protect, effectively banishing dryness and dehydration. It’s also enriched with Vitamin E to nourish. No wonder it’s L’OCCITANE’s bestselling hand cream!
L’occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream comes in 2 adorable Hand Cream sets:
Mini Hand Cream Pouch, RM71
Four mini Hand Creams, housed in a convenient zippered pouch, let you keep your hands protected from external elements, no matter where you are.
- Shea Hand Cream 10ml
- Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 10ml
- Verbena Hand Cream 10ml
- Almond Hand Cream 10ml
- Nail file
- Limited edition pouch
Deluxe Hand Cream Box, RM156
The hand cream lover will definitely adore this – four different Hand Creams, each adorned with a cute label, she’ll be spoilt for choice!
- Shea Hand Cream 30ml
- Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml
- Verbena Hand Cream 30ml
- Almond Hand Cream 30ml
- Limited edition metal box
The texture of these hand creams is very nice as they are neither too thick nor too thin. They’re absorbed into my hands without any sticky sensation and provide immediate hydration to dry hands. This hydration is quite long-lasting too. Having a set of these hand creams means having a choice of which scent to use. I like the Verbena scent the most and it has the lightest texture too because it comes out as a cream but when you apply, it’s actually a gel.
L’occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream is one of the nicest hand cream sets I’ve ever reviewed. Thanks to L’occitane Malaysia for the press sample.