I am quiet fussy about my body moisturisers because I have sensitive skin, I find the wrong thing can make me itchy for hours. I am also extremely lazy when it comes to body moisturising which I shouldn’t be (whenever I go for a massage, they tell me all the oil has soaked right in!).
Anyway, L’Occitan makes delicious skincare. Expensive. Very. But so good.
Their newest release for the body is the Amanda (almond) Velvet Balm, which is a cream rather than a balm, and the velvet serum which is a sheer light weight moisturiser. First of all I adore almonds and the scent so this is perfect for me. It’s a very pleasant, elegant smell (you know when someones been using chocolate orange moisturiser or something? Yeah…).
Almond Velvet Serum (100ml £38) contains vitamin C and a mixture of active ingredients to help even out the skin tone and plumps and firms the skin.
Almond Velvet Balm (200ml £42) is a rich moisturiser which targets the five signs of ageing – dryness, slack skin, fine lines and skin tone irregularities.
Both products promise results after a month.
Well…I already said these products are definitely pricey especially if you are used to picking up some E45 as your all over moisturiser. BUT – if you are on the market for something luxurious which smells so good, and feels so good on the skin and genuinely sorts out your dryness and makes the skin just glow – this is it.
The serum for me was very light and my skin sucked it up immediately. I could easily go through a bottle of this in no time because my skin is quite dry so I would save it for special areas like the chest and tummy.
The balm is more suitable for my dry skin and once again smells lovely. Once it sunk it it wasn’t stick and my skin felt plumped and soft – unlike say, Creme de Corps from Kiehls, it didn’t feel like it was just sat there for ages either which is good cos I ain’t got time for that!
The packaging is gorgeous, I’ve always like L’Occitane’s heavy weight jars and bottles.
Would I buy these products? If I could afford it, yes totally even if I only used them once a week as a treat. They ARE expensive. I can’t help put look at things and think about how many nappies they would buy. But as far as luxury body treats go (and when you think about it, why does the body always get a bum deal when the face gets all the expensive treatments?!) this stuff is really yummy. I prefer it to Laura Mercier’s Almond skincare range which to me is more artificial smelling anyhow.
Check out the range here. Oh and WHY did L’Occitan get rid of their baby skincare range? That stuff was brilliant!