Chanel Skincare

Chanel Hand Cream Review: La Creme Main, Texture Riche and No 5 L’Eau

October 8, 2018

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

I’ve been a little absent on the blog and Instagram catching up on some things at home, doing some de-cluttering and also fixing up things at our house. I have a lot to share with you in beauty this week and today I have a review of the three Chanel Hand Creams that have launched over the past year. Chanel launched their first version La Creme Main Hand Cream last year in the cutest egg shaped packaging I’ve ever seen. The second launch was in a scented version called the On Hand Cream in the No 5 L’Eau which is a soft powdery version of the perfume. Most recently this fall Chanel released yet another formula called La Creme Main Texture Riche which is supposed to be a deeper richer texture that offers eight hours of hydration. I have thoughts on all three for you today.

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

All of them are packaged the same way in a white squeeze tube shaped like an egg. The cap is removeable and I’m really happy to report it always clicks back on even when in a handbag. They run at $50 each for 1.7 fl oz/40 ml, made in France.

Chanel Hand Cream packaging

La Creme Main

I reviewed the original La Creme Main when it launched last year and still love it to this day. It’s hit or miss for some. I like it because it has a velvety dry down without any sticky or emollient residue. It smells like a soft sweet floral with a clean linen-like feel. It’s formulated to soften, smooth and brighten the hands. One I apply it, I do notice that my hands experience instant relief from dryness and they also look smoother (probably due to the silicone). The overall texture and feel is very lightweight, easy to blend and absorbs fast. If you have extremely dry hands or cuticles you will need something stronger like L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream or Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.

Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream Review

Shown above, Le Vernis in Organdi, Le Vernis in Nuvola Rosa, Le Rouge Crayon Discretion, Rouge Coco Gloss in Melted Honey and Bourgeoisie, my kitty is obsessed with the shape as well, whenever he sees it, he guards it like it’s his lol! I have gotten quite a few scratches trying to grab it back.

Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream Review


Chanel La Creme Main Hand Cream ingredients

No 5 L’Eau On Hand Cream

The second version is the No 5 L’Eau On Hand Cream scent which is a soft powdery version of the perfume. I really love the Eau de Toilette but the hand cream has a more powdery feel to it. The scent lingers a long time and is fairly strong for a hand cream. It also offers light moisture with a soft emollient finish like a lightweight lotion. It does dry down nicely but doesn’t quite have the same velvety feel as the others do. Since I wear other perfumes this isn’t one I reach for often unless I’m wearing the Chanel No 5 L’Eau as the hand cream is pretty strong.

Chanel No 5 L'Eau On Hand Cream review

On the nails, Organdi, review of the perfume here, review of the body spray here:

Chanel No5 L'eau hand cream, body spray and eau de toilette

Chanel No 5 L'Eau On Hand Cream review ingredients

La Creme Main Texture Riche

The newest version is the La Creme Main Texture Riche. This has a noticeably thicker feel than the original and also has more moisture while still having that velvet dry down feel. Chanel reports that this offers eight hours of hydration. I can’t say for sure exactly how long I felt it on the skin, but when I apply it in the morning I don’t feel the need to reapply anything throughout the day. It’s thicker with a product called May Rose Wax so it creates a veil of moisture on the skin that stays put without being heavy. It has a similar scent to the original hand cream which I noticed stayed there for hours.

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche

Shown above, Rouge Coco Gloss 172 Tendresse and Stylo Ombre et Contour in Contour Clair, perfume is Les Eaux de Chanel Biarritz (review soon)

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche

On the nails, Rouge Noir

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche ingredients

Another look at the packaging:

Chanel Hand Cream Review

Packed into the cutest little zip pouch I ordered from The Daily Edited (top also shown here).

Chanel Hand Cream Review, La Creme Main, No 5 Leau On Hand Cream and Texture Riche

I really love all three. I’m partial to the original version just because it works so well for humid weather conditions, night or day. I keep one by my bed and often one on my desk to apply as needed. It works well at night because there’s no greasy residue so if I touch my pillow or face it doesn’t feel sticky. The scent is pleasant as well so it doesn’t interfere with perfume. Going into the dry winter season I think I’ll really like the Texture Riche. It does make the hands feel softer and has a thicker feel without being too thick.

I’m going to start up giveaways again! I’ll be doing one per week either on the blog or Instagram @beautylookbook. This round, one person will receive all three Chanel hand creams. Open internationally but you must be 18 years or older. See terms and conditions in widget for all the details. Runs through Friday October 12th. Winner will be selected within 48 hours after giveaway ends and must respond to e-mail from me within 24 or another person will be selected in their place. To qualify for a chance to win you must complete ALL THE STEPS in the widget. Partial entries will not be considered. Not sponsored or affiliated.

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You can find the Chanel La Creme Main, La Creme Main Texture Riche at all Chanel retailers. Also available online at All purchased by me. Have you tried any of these yet? Did they work for you?


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  • degreesofshining October 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I will stop by anytime for pretty kitty pictures. Your fur baby is gorgeous! 🙂

  • Diana DelRio October 8, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Hi S! my fave Chanel product is the Rouge Lip in the color Boy. Favorite hand creams are the ones sold at & Other Stories

    Happy Fall boo, much love and many thx for hosting!


  • Beth Cole October 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    These sound great! I am a hand cream junkie

  • Fran Opperisano October 8, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Chanel Coromandel is a long time favorite!

  • Padmavathy Raman October 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    My favorite Chanel product is their blushes!!

  • Em October 8, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I’ve been using Chanel makeup since I was 14. I still haven’t gotten over when they discontinued teint innocence. Les Tissages has been a longtime favorite.

  • Sonnistarr October 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    My favourite Chanel product is the new Les Beiges tinted moisturiser- in medium plus- might try medium once tan has disappeared-it’s amazing!💖🌹

  • inkchick October 8, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I love Chanel blushes, but my absolute favorite Chanel product is an eyeshadow palette I bought in Paris when I was 14. Yes, I’ve saved it all these years (though I refuse to say just how many years that is).

  • Sandy D October 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    beautiful post!

  • Mary-Irene Marek October 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Great review (as always!). I don’t know. I am sure they are all wonderful because you’d expect nothing less than luxury from Chanel, but are they life-changing? I would be more than happy to give them a try though. I am very picky when it comes to my hand cremes. I need to be able to wash my hands a lot in between applications and I don’t like to feel any residue after I have applied it. I have been recently using an anti-aging hand cream from Stri-Vectin and I really like that alot.

  • Kate October 8, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Thanks for the review. I don’t really use a hand cream so I’d like to try one of these.

  • Darya B. October 8, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I’m very curious to try these out. My hands always get dry when it gets colder and the packaging looks really interesting. However, I do wonder how easy it will be to squeeze out the remaining product once it will get almost empty 🤔

  • Inmaculada October 8, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I love the packaping of this creams!

  • murphmeister October 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I really like the caudalie hands cream. My fave channel product is the vernis in blue satin. Best navy!

  • Deborah October 8, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    The photos with your cat are absolutely adorable! My favorite hand cream these days is Trader Joe’s Ultra-moisturizing hand cream with 20% shea butter. It reminds me of the one made by L’Occitane- the scent is quite similar.

  • Collar Wilson October 8, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I love the look of the hand creams! So adorable! I have never tried Chanel hand cream before but I’m thinking about getting it! You’ve done it to me again, Sabrina! Lol!!

  • Karen Young October 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I like the concept but price tag is high on these. I do want to try the richer version so guess I’ll get over myself and fork over the money. 😀

  • cpbebe October 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Your photographs are fabulous! Your cat looks right at home in these, what a beauty. My favorite hand cream is a discontinued Clinique one called Even Better. I also favor Rich Girl by Deborah Lippmann, since that one has SPF. My favorite Chanel products are Le Vernis and Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour.

  • Swingtime October 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Love the bonus kitty pics! S/he looks so natural sort of holding the hand cream. I haven’t tried these yet because my hands are very dry and because I’m scent-sensitive, but the Texture Riche would be a lovely treat and would be wonderful to carry in my bag.

  • Jessica October 8, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    My favourite hand cream is lanolin lips!

  • Fauzia October 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Love the Chanel Kohl ombré eye liners, also the hand creams. It’s great that you are doing a giveaway for all 3, great review!

  • Anne Capitant October 8, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve not yet tried the Chanel hand creams so they can’t be my favorite, but my fave Chanel item is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP, and my current fave hand cream is the L’Occitane Shea Butter one.

  • Sarah October 8, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    My favorite Chanel product is the now-discontinued cream blushes – I wish they’d bring them back!

  • Marina October 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Haven’t tried them yet. Will definitely go to the Chanel corner to discover. But my favorite at the moment is Almond Delicious Hands from L’Occitane.

  • Tahrer October 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite chanel product is the ombre cream shadow! Love those ❤️

  • Gail A October 8, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    My fav eyeshadow was Winter Nights. So many years ago and love The weekend. Thank you for the giveaway

  • truth lacks lyricism October 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    As always, your photography is perfection. Your cat is the perfect model! Chanel lipsticks are my favourite, but I couldn’t choose between Mademoiselle (Rouge Coco) and Amoureux (Rouge Allure Ink). 💖

  • Sharon Macklin October 8, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I have the original and love it. The new rich version sounds interesting!

  • Leah October 8, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Love! What camera do you use? The quality is amazing and you have such an eye for beautiful pictures! 🙂

  • Brianna Jean Allum October 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Love the pics with kitten! I tried to buy the Original one for my mom for Christmas but by the time I made it to Nordstrom, they were sold out!

  • Catherine Shi October 8, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I haven’t tried the Chanel hand creams yet but they sound so nice! I put myself on a pretty strict hand cream no-buy a few years ago since I’m so bad at using them – even though I should really take better care of my hands. I still have a bunch of L’Occitane, Julep, Tatcha, Crabtree & Evelyn and TonyMoly hand creams though…. XD…..

  • Arianna October 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Such unique packaging! I’ve never seen a product like this!💕

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  • Tatiana October 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying the Riche version of this hand cream. The No. 5 version is not for me.
    Your cat is gorgeous! Love that kitty claimed the hand cream as its’ own.

  • Valerie Manke October 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I love Chanel no 5 L’eau but I got samples of the 3 new ones and love them!

  • Liz October 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I would love to try these new formulas! They really sound so divine and luxurious!

  • MissDemeanor2u October 8, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Oh my…..looks like I’m not done shopping tonight after reading your post! And looks like kitty loves the Chanel hand cream, too. 🙂

  • Cristina Palmer October 9, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Oof. Gotta say my favorite chanel products would be the nail polishes. Gitane lasts FOREVER!

  • Lisa Vandersniff October 9, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I have been dying to try the hand creams! My favorite hand cream is probably the Aveda hand cream, but unfortunately they reformulated it a couple of years ago. I think my favorite Chanel product is their lip glosses.

  • Pia October 9, 2018 at 1:26 am

    I really love your reviews and think these are a must-try.
    Thank you <3

  • Jeanie M. October 9, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I really like the l’occitane handcreams but I usually just pick up a travel size of whatever at the drugstore.

  • Jess October 8, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Your cat is the perfect model…he should go pro!:) I was dying to try the original when it first came out, but it was sold out for a long time and eventually I forgot about it. I should check out the Texture Riche version…I live in Canada and my hands get crazy dry in the winter!

    Chanel was my first high-end makeup love, and I still use multiple products regularly. Inimitable intense mascara, perfection lumiere velvet foundation, and the bi-phase eye-makeup remover are all HG products for me, and I’ve purchased them over and over. I also love Le Vernis and the powder blushes!

  • Maria Luiza Fatahi Bandpey October 9, 2018 at 2:47 am

    My favourite hand cream is L’Occitane and my favourite Chanel product is Le Vernis.

  • Catherine Ide October 9, 2018 at 3:01 am

    My favourite hand cream is Mor Kahsmir Rose (the scent is amazing!)

  • lisamhampton October 9, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I have an olive oil chinese hand cream by inoherb that I absolutely love

  • Lisa October 9, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I love Chanel Serum, but some of their items are perfume-y. The egg shape packaging is cute for having it in your handbag!

  • Andreia SPR October 9, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I have been using the hand cream of a French company called Yves Rocher. My favorite Chanel product is the vitalumiere aqua foundation.

  • Eugenia October 9, 2018 at 8:57 am

    I’ve been using the original version of this CHANEL hand cream since it launched and love it! Another huge fave is the one from L’Occitane, especially in winter as I find the richness of it is perfect to keep my hands & nails in top condition! Now thought, I’m super curious to try the CHANEL riche formula — sounds exactly like what I need!

  • Lyse Davitt October 9, 2018 at 10:42 am

    There is nothing like the scent of Chanel No. 5.

  • Shelby October 9, 2018 at 11:24 am

    My favorite Chanel product has to be the Le Lait Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk. I found out I was allergic to coconut recently and it’s one of the few facial cleansers that doesn’t have any in the ingredients. So thank you for the review on that, Sabrina!

  • Fortune Dushey October 9, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I love the original hand cream! I had no idea there were 2 newer versions. Can’t wait to check these both out!

  • MBAMommy October 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    The egg shape is adorbs!

    For hand cream, I really like Gold Bond Eczema Relief cream (boring!) – it really works in the NYc winters. However, at my desk I keep some TokyoMilk Dark #62 Tainted Love – the formula smells great and is very moisturizing!

  • Solange October 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I like L’occitane Cherry Blossom hand cream.

  • Meghan M October 9, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Great post! My favorite hand creams are from Crabtree & Evelyn

  • Rachel October 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Adorable packaging. My fave Chanel product is their eyeliner, and gave hand cream is probably l’occitane
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  • Luella Kay October 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Your cat is so adorable! You should feature him more. So funny how he too loves the Chanel hand cream (even if it’s just for the packaging shape) – you sold me on it, kitty!

  • Holly October 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    My birthday is coming up, so the Texture Riche version is absolutely on my radar!

  • hofken October 10, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite Chanel beauty product is their nail color

  • Sandra October 11, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🤗

  • Qandeel Sheikh October 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

    I haven’t tried these but they look so cute!

  • TraceyEB October 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for summarizing Chanel’s ha d cream products. I recently received a hand cream sample in store and didn’t realize it was a new product until I read your article. It’s a sample of the Texture Riche. Wonderful!! Look forward to sampling it with your review in mind.

  • Erin October 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    So beautiful! I have been hooked on L’Occitane’s at night for ages, but this would be perfect for my purse.

  • Julie Park October 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I love chanel hand cream because they are really refreshing!

  • thought_owl October 12, 2018 at 3:10 am

    my favorite is the gold bond or l’occitane. thanks for sharing these!

  • Brittchen October 12, 2018 at 8:47 am

    I’ve never tried the CHANEL hand cream (but I would obviously love to do so…), my favorite so far is the L’Occitane Karité hand cream, for very cold winter nights even the one with 25% shea butter; for summer I like L’Occitane Almond velvet (with SPF 15).
    I’m kind of addicted to CHANEL Make-up now – partly thanks to/because of your reviews… (my wallet wishes you’d stop it already ;), so it’s hard to say which one is the “stand alone” favorite… I love Le Volume waterproof, I can’t get enough of the lipsticks and other lip products, the lip brush is just great but I absolutely adore the eyeshadows as well… (and yes, all of them, the cream ones, the powder singles and the palettes…), oh, and never really liked blush until Joues Contrastes and the Healthy Beiges Blush sticks… Without your reviews and swatches I would not have dared to order lipsticks in “unknown/untried” colors, but you are an enabler… 😀

  • Kristen October 12, 2018 at 8:57 am

    While I love the Chanel pressed powder for on the go touch ups, I’ve never tried their hand creams. The packaging does seem perfect for a purse, would love to give it a go!

  • Julia October 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve never tried Chanel hand creams but I think the packaging is so unique. I think I may need to purchase the original Creme Main!

  • Gina p February 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Not crazy about the La Crème main. im always wiping my hands off and hate the smell. love the packaging. Chanel lipsticks always had a signature smell. wonderful, but that is changing also. Glad I came here to find out the now have the Chanel No5 hand lotion.

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