L’occitane is one of my favorite body care lines and in the past 10 years some of their items became my absolute must haves . Almond (Amande) and Shea are my favorite lines. Since their annual 20% sale is currently going on I wanted to share some of my favorites and items I can’t live without as well as some of their new additions to my favorite lines.
Shea butter hand cream is a true best seller – one tube sells every 3 seconds around the world!! How amazing is that?! Enriched with 20% organic Shea Butter, this super-creamy balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands. Honey, almond extracts and coconut oil are blended with Shea Butter to create this extremely effective formula. For me this was a life changing product since I have been suffering with extremely dry hands since I can remember. If that is the case with you or if you live in very harsh climates (hello Chicago winters) I can not recommend this hand cream enough. It also has beautiful soft clean scent, that’s signature for the whole line (btw I wish L’occitane would create Shea fragrance!) . Standard size is 4.2 / 125ml but there is also smaller travel/purse friendly size of 1 oz / 30 ml
My typical bath&body routine would consist of Shea Shower cream and Shea body lotion but check out the new Shea body shower oil! I have to admit my heart skipped a bit when I saw a preview of it! I had to ordered it the first day it launched on the website. Shea Body Shower Oil gently cleanses and helps nourish dry skin. Its rich texture leaves a nourishing, protective film, which helps soften dry skin. It contributes to soothe feelings of tightness, helping skin feel suppler and more comfortable. Its gentle fragrance delicately perfumes the skin.
One of my recent discoveries was Shea face soothing fluid . While I got it during summer and it was a bit too thick and heavy for the warm and humid climate as soon as temperatures dipped I reached for it and I am so impressed how it hydrates and soothes the skin. It is great addition underneath your moisturizer if your skin is really dry or you live in the cold climates . Cold and windy outside and heating and dry air inside really wrack havoc on my skin. This light-textured fluid provides sensitive skin with triple daily protection against:
– drying: helps to optimize skin’s barrier function
– skin stress: helps to soothe the skin
– pollution: helps to strengthen skin’s natural defenses
Contains shea butter (5%) and a natural complex of protective active ingredients (rose hip and calendula), for protection against external aggressions.
Almond line is deliciously addictive and wonderfully sensual. These creamy, tender and silky textures provide incredible softness and melt into skin. A real pleasure for the senses. At least for me Almond line provides a bit more hydration than Shea, with it’s richer, creamier textures. Also fragrance wise it is a bit sweeter and more noticeable, and it really depends if you are fan of more neutral softer scents (like the one in the Shea line) or a bit sweeter and more sensual like the Almond. I love them both. I find Almond scent to work better during winter time.
Besides Shea hand cream I think Almond shower oil is another best seller from L’occitane and one of the most loved ones. This shower oil transforms, when in contact with water, into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body. Enriched with almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle and mouthwatering scent of fresh almond, for a delightful skin! I usually go for the big bottle and just buy refill bags (which are more eco friendly and more affordable too).
Honestly I can even’t decide which combination I like the best – Almond shower oil layered with Supple skin oil when my skin is extremely dry, or Almond shower oil layered with Almond milk veil during warmer weather when lighter texture is enough (it also provides soft iridescent glow to the skin). Another combination that is spectacular is Almond delicious paste followed with Almond milk concentrate – this is my ultimate skin pampering duo. Almond delicious paste contains blend of almond butter and almond oil, infused with crushed almond shells and sugar crystals, this exfoliating butter offers perfect exfoliation for the entire body . Almond Milk Concentrate melts into the skin in a creamy and silky texture, to help skin look more smooth. Skin feels nourished and comfortable thanks to the association of almond milk and oil, which helps to moisturize and soften the skin. A new complex, associating walnut seed and almond extracts, makes skin seem smoothed and more beautiful. The almond nut, which grows protected in a beautifully soft and green velvet shell, is renowned for its ability to soften and smooth the skin. L’occitane is committed to purchasing almonds from producers in the South of France so that the almond tree, which had long been forgotten in the region, once again becomes a familiar element in the Provençal landscape.
So what is on my wishlist? New Shea butter Intensive hand balm , Aromachologie Pillow mist and Shea butter foot cream.
Offer is valid November 1, 2017 – November 7, 2017 only. Valid online with code FRIEND