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Oh L’Occitane, you know how to brighten up a dull day. I can’t stop starting at these colourful tins you’ve bestowed upon me – a new collection of shea butter body creams to shield my skin from the bitter, cold weather currently sweeping the country while also reminding me spring is only a few weeks away.
L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream has enveloped my hands during winter. So much so that I squeezed every last bit from the giant limited edition tube that was released last year so when I saw these body creams also contained shea butter (10% mixed combined with enticing scents), I knew I would get the same treatment all over.
There are three to tempt you with: Vanilla Bouquet, Rose Heart and Zesty Lime (the one I made a beeline for immediately). Depending on your mood, one (if not all) will take your fancy. It’s easy to guess what kind of feeling they give off: Vanilla Bouquet is deliciously warm, Lime Zesty is bright, tangy and refreshing and Rose Heart is tender and sensual.
The creams are soft like whipped cream and absorb into the skin without any greasy residue, exactly like every cream product from L’Occitane. I like to use the vanilla one if I’m having a shower in the evenings whereas the Zesty Lime is something I reserve for the morning as its fresh scent awakens the senses.
The colourful tins alone are too pretty to resist as well and are easy to slip into your travel bag. L’Occitane’s new Shea Butter Ultra Soft Creams are priced at £18 for 100ml and are available from today. Which one will you go for?
Just when I thought hand creams couldn’t get better, L’Occitane has rolled out this one – Jasmin Passion. Hnnnnggggh! But why oh why is it limited edition? I’m not happy about this.
I’m half way through this tube as I haven’t stopped massaging this into my paws all week. It smells beautifully of jasmin flowers (obviously!) and it softens and nourishes the skin with shea butter without leaving them feeling greasy. That’s the sign of an excellent hand cream. The flower-shaped lid is very cute too. I think this may very well become my all-time favourite hand cream before L’Occitane takes it away from me…
OK I am dreadfully late with this post, which has been sitting in my draft folder since May! I know it’s a hazard of a beauty blogger to have a backlog of products to review but I genuinely feel bad for neglecting this one because it is honestly a sublimely wonderful product.
This is L’Occitane’s effort for a BB cream – a moisturiser and foundation in one. Until now I had concluded BB creams are out there to make me look washed out and grey because the funny thing is, I don’t have the same skin pigments as the population of the Far East where BB creams are all the rage.
L’Occitane has struck gold for me because this formula WORKS. It blends in with my skin tone and gives me a lovely, flawless finish with impressive coverage. Admittedly I was dubious when I was matched with the ‘medium’ shade (there are only two shades available – light and medium) and incredibly it’s spot-on.
And I’ll tell you something else. On my recent holiday I packed my favourite foundation but I wore L’Occitane’s Sublime Beauty Cream every day for a week instead with no touch-ups through the day. I was in 30 degree+ heat as well! It was just so convenient plus it has a SPF of 30 so an extra barrier and bonus. As it’s L’Occitane, it’s no surprise that it also smells divine!
A tube of this (at 40ml) comes to £25. For more information, visit L’Occitane’s website.