When Hands (and Feet) Go Tough, Soften With Shea Butter

Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Extract review

:: press sample ::

While dry skin is more prevalent during winter months, my hands in particular know no season. Perennially dry and tough, I have nothing but my obsessive handwashing vis-à-vis sanitizing nature to blame. Given this predicament, I stash hand creams anywhere possible: at the office, bathroom, makeup room, purse, headboard, car, to name a few.

I  had the chance to try another product from Perlier, the Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream with White Lily Extract ($24, 200ml). As most of you probably know, shea butter is a great moisturizer plus more because it also soothes sunburn, relieves itching, tackles psoriasis or dermatitis, etc.

Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Extract review

The deets. Yes it’s thick. Yes it’s heavily-fragrant. I like that it moisturizes my hands and feet so well that the feeling of roughness is addressed albeit tentatively. The addition of white lily in the ingredients is supposed to grant smoothness to the most sensitive skin. I know scent is personal and relative but this hand cream is reeking with over-the-top floral fragrance which lingers for a while. It maybe trivial to you but not for someone whose migraine is triggered with such strong parfum. With that said, I hope to see a different hand cream from Perlier, preferably less scented or better yet, fragrance-free.

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER), GLYCERIN, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PEG-40 STEARATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PENTAERYTHRITYL DISTEARATE, STEARIC ACID, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER, DIMETHICONOL, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, BHT, HEXYL CINNAMAL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CITRAL.


Have you tried this hand cream?


Kathryne

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24 Comments

  1. August 26, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    I am OK with fragrance-heavy things, if I like the scent. I am sorry scents can trigger a migraine!! 🙁 I can't do heavy floral scents 🙁

  2. August 26, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I have heard amazing things about this brand! I need it for my dry winter hands!

  3. August 26, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    This sounds bomb.com. I am a sucker for a good thick lotion that softens the skin. I think I may need to check this out.

  4. August 26, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    I love fragranced products. They don't trigger my migraines so I don't have to avoid them. This hand cream looks lovely.

  5. August 26, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    I'm ok with heavy fragrance if I like the scent. Sadly, things like lavender trigger migraines for me. So sorry this triggered for you.

  6. August 26, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Do all scents trigger for you? You might like Cocoa Pink Voluptuous Body Butter (in a scent of your choosing or unscented)

  7. August 26, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Too bad about the strong scent, because I love rich and thick hand cremes!

  8. August 26, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    too bad about the scent – I'm mostly ok with it, though I'm not sure about Lily!

  9. August 26, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    I'm the same way with moisturizer. I have it stashed EVERYWHERE. I've mostly been into no-fragrance things lately but I'm not opposed to it. Maybe I'll give this a shot.

  10. August 26, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    It sounds like a good hand cream even though I´m not sure about the scent.

  11. August 26, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    I have to watch stuff I use because it can trigger my husband's migraines.

  12. August 27, 2014 / 3:27 am

    I like pleasantly (and lightly) scented lotions, but everything I've tried from Perlier is VERY heavily scented. Even if I like it, not everyone in a mile radius of me is going to!

  13. August 27, 2014 / 5:26 am

    I really liked the formula on this but the fragrance was just WAY too over the top

  14. August 27, 2014 / 7:53 am

    I agree, it was very heavily scented, but my hands really liked this one.

  15. August 27, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I probably wouldn't like the fragrance. Thanks for the heads up!

  16. August 27, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    I would use this on my feet and at night for deep moisture, shea butter is the best!

  17. August 28, 2014 / 1:35 am

    My mom loves when I get anything from this brand

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