Beauty director, Newby Hands, on our pick for September


Newby HandsHere at QVC, we're not the only ones raving about September's Beauty Pick of the Month, the L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream.

One of the most celebrated beauty editors in the UK, Newby Hands, agrees with us! Newby has more than 20 years experience and is highly regarded by the industry, she is the Beauty Director at Large for Harper's Bazaar UK and Editorial Director at We caught up with her recently to ask her about this month's pick…

How did you discover the Precious Cream? 
When I first heard about this cream the claims seemed so amazing that I wanted to put it to the test and so got some samples sent in plain jars and got my crack team of testers to try it out.

Within two weeks they were raving about it.And since the testing finished all have asked – demanded- new jars!

L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream - 203442What can you tell us about Immortelle?

It's just a beautiful cream and one that really does work – not because L'Occitane tell me it does but because four real women who test a lot of products for me told me how much they loved it. Virtually every product now comes with claims and scientific back up but what interests me is what real women say when they try them, and with this cream the reports were amazing.

What kind of skin is it suitable for?

I think it would be good for most skin types but in particular any skin that needs a bit of help. It’s the dream cream for any one with dry, mature or dehydrated skin.

When do you use it?
When we had that really hot weather I used it just at night – I love layering it on so it’s almost like a mask and then sleeping in it. But as we move towards autumn it will be a great cool weather skin cream – especially for anyone who gets dry, rough or even sore wintry skin.

Why do you like it?
Because it works and you can see the difference – plus the texture is gorgeous and no matter how good a cream is it has to be a pleasure to use. You can see and feel the difference in just two to three weeks – so my testers all report.

What else do you love from the L'Occitane range?
Where do I start! I use so many L’Occitane products but especially love the Almond body range and anything with the Lemon Verbena. I am obsessed with the hand washes and hand creams and my wardrobes are stocked up with the verbena and lavender bags.

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