One of the best gifts I received last Christmas was a totally unexpected one from my other half’s Aunties, an amazing gift set of 10 L’occitane travel size hand creams. I had never used L’occitane products before then and I was instantly converted. The hand cream was without a doubt the best I had ever used on my constantly dry hands. I found the consistency not too thick for evenly spreading, nor was it runny therefore taking an AGE to sink into your hands. The way my hands felt afterwards felt so luxurious and pampered, I was addicted to putting it on and I loved the smaller sized tubes and popped one in all my bags. Since then I have found myself wandering into the Glasgow store to pore over their latest lotions and potions and always being impressed with the service.
When I was looking into more info about the company I was really thrilled to read about how the company gives back- through the L’Occitane Foundation. Here they select, finance, and assist projects that support the visually impaired both in Europe and in developing countries, the preservation of the knowledge of nature and also the economic emancipation of women.
It is this last area the foundation works with that has led to this review- The company work with the women of Burkino Faso to support training and increase education have inspired the new limited edition Shea Butter Range. What I loved about these products before even trying them out is that the company buy the shea butter directly from the local women at a fair price to ensure they can take care of their families, and send their children to school. These are ethical products that go far beyond the purpose of a handcream, or lipbalm.