When Beauty Meets Art: L'Occitane x ELLE Limited Edition Hand Cream

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Since the birth of the first ever L’OCCITANE Shea Hand Cream in 1980, the French cosmetic and skincare brand has never looked back. For the past 34 years, L’OCCITANE has been bringing back beautiful hands to women (and men!) around the world.

We often take them for granted, but did you know that your hands are a tell-tale sign of your age? The skin on the backs of your hands is as fragile as the skin around your eyes, and because there is very little fat underneath the skin, signs of ageing become very apparent.

Begin 2015 with a New Year resolution to take better care of your hands. L’OCCITANE brings you a delightful limited-edition selection of goodies, decorated with designs by well-known French illustrator, Soledad Bravi; bringing 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, 30ml
The inspiration from Spring delicate floral. 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 moisturize skin, while Cherry Extract from the Luberon region of Provence leaves skin delicately perfumed. It is perfect to kick-start and wake up a slow morning.

Verbena Hand Cream, 30ml
The inspiration from Summer cool and refreshing. 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.

Almond Hand Cream, 30ml
The inspiration from Autumn, it is soft, delicate and sensual. 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, 30ml
The inspiration from Winter for protective repair. 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.

Retails at MYR156 in a metal box. Also you can get a 10ml size for this set at MYR71 with a pouch.

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.

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