HOW TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL HANDS
Holding, hugging, touching... your hands go through a lot on a daily basis. Yet somehow they usually end up last on our beauty “to do’s”. It’s time to soften up with our Shea best sellers, formulated with comforting Shea Butter, Shea Extract or Shea Oil, miracle solutions for silky-smooth skin. Get the soft and beautiful hands you’ve been longing for!
TIP 1: CLEANSE
Cleansing your hands is the first essential step in your hand beauty ritual, but it also involves an enemy we tend to forget: water!
Every time you wash your hands, make sure you dry them thoroughly, so the water won't dry your skin. To prevent your hands from drying out, avoid using products with a drying effect, such as hydroalcoholic products.
Opt for soaps with gentle formulas, like the Shea Butter Liquid Soap - Verbena, enriched with shea extract.
TIP 2: EXFOLIATE
Your body and face love a good scrub – but your hands need exfoliation too. Once or twice a week, use an exfoliator that's designed for the hands and gentle on the skin, to remove dead cells and leave your hands ready to soak up all the benefits of a moisturizing cream.
The Shea Butter One-Minute Hand Scrub is formulated with Shea to help nourish and soften the hands in just one minute.
TIP 3: MOISTURIZE
So what's the ultimate secret to beautiful hands? Hydration, hydration, hydration. Your hand cream should be your faithful companion, ready to be applied whenever needed, to help maintain the hydrolipidic film that naturally protects your skin. It has to nourish, moisturize and help protect.
An effective hand cream contains fatty substances and moisturizing agents, such as Shea butter. This moisturizing blend lies behind the success of the Shea Butter Hand Cream, which has been L'OCCITANE's top best seller for over 20 years.
TIP 4: TAKE CARE OF YOUR NAILS
Another secret to beautiful hands is strong, well-looked-after nails and nourished cuticles. Your cuticles are at the base of your nails and they play a protective role – so it's important to look after them.
The Shea Butter One-Minute Hand Scrub helps nourish and soften cuticles, for stronger, shinier nails.
Shea Butter: A L’Occitane True Story
Behind the hand cream
For over 20 years, L'OCCITANE has put its beauty expertise into the Shea Butter Hand Cream. The intensely moisturizing blend at the heart of this cream would never have been possible were it not for the partnership with the women of Burkina Faso, who, thanks to their expertise, are responsible for both the production and the quality of L'OCCITANE shea butter. In 2015, the brand purchased 750 tons of shea butter from these women. Over 20 years on from its creation, find out more about the recipe for its success…