I had high hopes for this cream as I totally adore the "Precious Fluid" and "Divine Cream". This one on the contrary was horrid. It REALLY dried out my skin and made it so scratchy and itchy. I used it for a week and still didn't get any better instead it was getting worse. Back to "Divine Cream" I went asap and my skin returned to normal. Thank goodness! No repurchase for sure!
I received a deluxe sample of this in my monthly beautybar.com sample box.Reading the ingredients list this lil sample will be used as a handcream as it contains phenoxyethanol which is a highly irritating preservative (and that makes my skin very angry) and C13-14 which is the scientific term for glorified mineral oil. In a cream that is expensive for full size mineral oil should NOT be included. And both ingredients happen to sit pretty high up on the list in this formula. Such a shame. I'll be sticking to my ReVive and Renee Rouleau skincare lines.
I used a sample mini-jar of this given to me by the L'Occitane lady when I browsed in my local store. While I like this cream (and love, in theory, the use of helichrysum essential oil in products) it is too expensive and seemed like "just another" moisturizer to me.
OK - but no way I'll buy a full jar. I love my trusty BeautiControl and SkinCeuticals.
I was looking for a good moisturiser and finally found it! I love this cream! been using it now for 3 months and my skin is soft, even toned, pores are smaller and no break outs. I'm in my mid 30's but constantly being guessed as 24 :-) that's nice result! i combine this cream with the Immortelle Precious Serum and get better result on fine lines, they have disappeared and my skin feels plumped and fresh... The cream jar is still more then half full, as the cream is quite rich and little amount is enough, same for the serum, 2 drops are for the whole face... Will definitelly purchase again, worth the money plus I always get lots of samples which are great for travels....
This is my regular stand-by night cream. It doesn't irritate or worsen my acne and manages to keep my face very moisturized. Currently I'm trying the almond line which I like as well but I've used this for several years and I felt it definitely improved by skin's health. I'm not yet into eliminating lines but at my age, I want to maintain the moisture and keep lines away. It also doesn't smell bad, a nice mild pleasant scent.
It is rather on the pricey end although since I use it only for night time and sometimes during the day if it was windy or especially dry, one jar can go a long way. Sometimes I get fed up getting disappointed with trying different moisturizers trying to see whether anything is better. Then I end up coming back to this.
A quality product. I'm in my mid 20s and my skin is severely dehydrated but most of the time when I use anything heavy duty, it'll just leave my skin oily and congested.
The cream feels like it's been whipped up. It's a whipped cream consistency and does feel quite luxurious. It sinks in well and no shiny t zones anymore. What I like about it is that it's supposed to be a heavy cream yet it manages to stay matte as well.
If there's a downside I'd say it's the scent. I'm not a fan. Reminds me of fermented flowers but for something that my skin likes, I can deal with it.
I've already gone through 2 tubs of this and would recommend anyone to try it.
For normal to dry skin--a good medium weight cream with a very herby grassy scent that doesn't linger after application. Works pretty well at taming the pre-wrinkle fine lines around the eyes and the super-thin skin under eyes but only works for about half the day. Six hours in, I start noticing the lines again. Maybe a reapplication? Otherwise, I have yet to find something else that will keep those little lines camoflaged.
Overall, this is an average product, causing no irritation, and smoothing my skin. Without any toner, this is really a common product that you can find anywhere. And I won't use the word "hydrating" for this product because I feel more greasy than hydrating. I really want to give this a "1" overall rating after I found this product works much better with Immortelle Essential Water. I can literally see my face "glow"! However, for this toner from the same line, I need to spend about $20 extra for the effect I want, so this product becomes a way too expensive. I purchase two set of this because I love the samples I got from the store and six months for the first set. I will not buy again for this single cream but perhaps with the Essential Water.
This facial cream has a lot of thickness to it. A little goes a long way. Some reviews went through a bottle in as little as 6 weeks! I don't see how thats possible. The cream is thick and hydrating. All L'Occitaince creams use flowes which is a natural anti aging defense for the skin. II you want to switch you facial creams you can throw this one in the the fridge and it won't age.