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Spread the love to the rest of your body with Le Couvent des Minimes Moisturizing Body Lotion.

Le Couvent des Minimes

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We can’t remember the last time we test-drove a hand cream that made us this happy—or hungry. Direct from a former French convent, the deeply nourishing formula smells exactly like fresh, delicious honey (minus the calories). It blends quickly into skin, leaving no residue except for its sugary scent. If this is what it means to have a hive mind, we’re in.

How it Works

Inspired by the botanical formulas of two 19th century French monks, this emollient hand cream hydrates and softens with a mix of shea butter and honey extract.

How to Use

Smooth liberally onto dry or chapped hands. Feel free to dab behind your ears for a hint of that sweet honey scent.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Mel/Honey Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Polyacrylamide, C13 14 Isoparaffin, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Ceteareth 33, PEG 100 Stearate, Laureth 7, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

amazing honey scent

I love this honey smell, it is one of my favorites, and it is a wonderful moisturizer. would highly recommend it, but it is definitely a strong honey smell not just a light scent. I love it though, but if you are not a honey fan this is not for you.

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Sweet honey hand cream

This is a great product, I have been using it for years its sooo nurishing to the skin, leaves the hand super soft and moisturized, only thing I dont like its that it takes a minute to absorb. Smells very sweet like honey.

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The most healing hand creams
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I'm thrilled to have a new scent that isn't quite as old lady as the first few tubes I purchased from the Convent and this one does it for me. Not only is it the most healing of ALL formulas but this one smells good. I really love this product from French Convents and wonder how many years they have been making this particular product. It's truly divine and healing. Even my cat loves the smell and comes up to check it out as I put it on right before bed or right after a bath.

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Best hand lotion I've ever found.
Purchased

This lotion is incredible! It's very nourishing, not greasy, and nice and thick. It also smells SO LOVELY. Oh my goodness, I can't get over it. It smells exactly like honey; I can't believe it's not sticky. YUM! I really recommend this. Birchbox, please get more of their products!

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Lovely Hand Cream

The scent is light and the cream stays on your hands for a decently long period. The package is handsome looking and makes for a perfect part of a gift package, guest bedroom, or on a night stand. I greatly enjoy this product, even if it does leave an ever so slightly (thus the 4) slick feel for about 10 minutes after application.

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Delish!

As a hairstylist, my hands are in water and chemicals far more than in hair. I started to develop contact dermatitis. It sucks, big time. Anyway, I starting using ale Couvent des Minimes Nourishing hand Cream and it works wonderfully! Plus, I think the creamy consistency has keep my shin from drying out all together. Which, if you are a hairstylist, you know this is next to impossible! I highly recommend to anyone who has dry skin or frequently comes into contact with water etc.

Oh, the smell is every bit delectable as it sounds!

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mediocre lotion

this lotion is an ok lotion. Its unfortunately still tucked away in the back of my cabinet. Left my hands feeling a tad greasy, but the smell was very pleasant. It left a hint of a honey smell behind which is something I liked.

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Best hand lotion ever!!

I love this lotion!! I bought it when bath and bodyworks sold it and I fell in love! I'm so excited that birchbox carries it now!! You won't be disappointed.

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Perfect for dry hands!
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This is my favorite hand lotion/cream I have ever tried. A small dab on each hand completely rehydrates dry and chapped hands, and the scent is pleasant but NOT overwhelming. This is now a MUST in my purse.

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