Hand Washing and Hand Cream

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One thing we have all been doing a LOT of since the Coronavirus pandemic arrived is washing our hands. AND WE MUST KEEP DOING IT. Constantly. Washing our hands is one of the most important things to do in the current Coronavirus climate.

However, all that handwashing is going to take its toll on our skin. And if you are using alcohol-based sanitiser, it’s going to be even worse. It’s importsnt then to have a good hand cream to apply after each wash.

L’Occitane has acted admirably during the Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis, and when the brand closed its shops across the UK and Ireland on March 21, it began donating handcream to the NHS, and offering free hand cream to NHS workers in store.

In the UK L’Occitane has now donated over 10,000 hand creams to NHS and HSE staff working in the UK and Ireland. The company has also donated to health workers in China, Korea, and France.

As well as this, the L’Occitane Group has decided to reassign some of its facilities to manufacture 70,000 litres of hand sanitiser. These products will be donated to the health authorities and healthcare workers in France. Also, the Group will distribute 25,000 units of soap and hand cream to the staff of Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP–HP – the Paris university hospital trust). This is part of its efforts to support healthcare workers fighting the epidemic across the countries in which it operates.

The first 10,000 300ml bottles of hand sanitiser were shipped this week. By the end of the week, 50,000 300ml bottles, containing 15,000 litres of disinfectant, will have been manufactured. They will be used by healthcare services, firefighters and hospitals, including AP–HP. The Group plans to scale up production to some 70,000 litres.

Although the stores are closed, you can still buy your own L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (£20) online at loccitane.co.uk This classic formula is enriched with 20 per cent Shea Butter which penetrates quickly to help protect and nourish with no greasy film.  You can use it daily – just squeeze a generous amount in your hands and gently massage into hands, nails and cuticles. There’s also an Intensive Hand Balm (£22) for very dry skin with 25 per cent Shea Butter.

If you want to give your hands an extra moisture boost, then treat them to a hand mask from Skin Republic, available at Boots and Superdrug, £5.49 each.

The Nourishing Avocado Hand Mask contains avocado, hyaluronic acid and vitamins, and intensely nourishes. The 24K Gold Supreme Softness Hand Mask is inspired by professional salon treatments and thermotherapy which visibly rejuvenates the skin. It also reduces the appearance of dark spots and freckles.