L'Occitane 25% shea butter ultra rich body cream

3.8

83 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Water**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)**, Glycerin,Cyclomethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch**, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol**,Sodium PCA**,Mel Extract/Honey Extract**, Dimethicone , Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract**, Sorbitol**, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols**, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil**, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil**, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract**, Tocopherol**, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Alcohol Denat**, Ceteareth-33**, Laureth-7**,Phenoxyethanol, Methyl/Ethyl/Butyl/Isobutyl/Propyl/Paraben, Benzyl Alcohol**, Benzyl Benzoate**, Citronellol**, Hydroxyisohexyl 3, Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Coumarin**, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool**, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha,Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene****Natural Origin Ingredients


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This cream is amazing! I bought it when I started taking an Isotretinoin drug and the skin on my hands became very thin and sensitive. I would go outside during cold weather (around 5 C) and put my hands into my jeans pockets a few times, and the next day my hands would be covered in scabs where my skin had rubbed against the fabric. It looked awful and nothing seemed to help. Also, the skin on my hands was very dry and old-looking to the point where I was ashamed to show my hands. Then I tried this cream and the problem was gone in three days tops! My skin is hydrated, glowing and smooth. With Isotretinoin any lesion is a huge problem because it takes such a long time to heal. This is truly a miracle product! I've already repurchased twice, because it's the only thing that helps. I will continue using as long as I need to take the drug, and will likely continue next winter because my hands are very sensitive to cold temperatures (red, chapped skin with brown bands forming from the base of my ring finger to the base of my thumb).



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I had three sample packets of this product, and I combined them into a half-ounce jar. It's a nice hand cream during the winter when my skin is constantly dry and cracking due to the mix of outdoor cold and indoor heating. It's very moisturizing, and I do not find it overly greasy. However, the scent is quite a turn-off for me. I rarely find myself reaching for the jar because I don't like the smell.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Other

This is an excellent moisturiser for very dry skin. I don't find it greasy at all; my skin seems to absorb it very quickly, particularly if I first dry brush my skin. The fragrance is a bit stronger than I would like, but it dissipates over time. I apply it before I sleep to allow it to work its magic.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is the first L'Occitane product I have ever purchased. I had heard great things about their products and was interested in a body moisturizer. I ultimately decided on purchasing the Ultra Rich Body Cream.

The scent is a bit odd to me, but nothing I can't get past. The texture is very creamy but not too thick. The cream absorbs fairly nicely. Probably most importantly, the Ultra Rich Body Cream did moisturize above average. Because of the scent, and richness of the product, I only used it at night.

I was ultimately looking for a cheaper replacement to La Mer's Body Cream. While I do think this product is above average, sadly, I do not think it will suffice. If you haven't ever tried La Mer's Body cream, I think L'Occitane makes a great product here... if you have tried La Mer, you'll be suckered in for hundreds more as this product will not live up.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Overall, this moisturizes pretty well but it leaves a greasy film and I feel the need to wash my hands after I apply it. I'm not particularly a fan of the scent but I don't hate it. It smells a little medicinal to me. I don't like dipping my fingers into the tub to apply it. I used up an entire tub but I won't be repurchasing again in the near future. I might give it another chance down the road because it does moisturize well, especially during winter months.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This was one of the first shea products I tried years ago and I thought it was great. However, after trying some of the other body lotions over the years I've determined this is just not worth it for me. I have patchy eczema dryness and although the smell didn't bother me as much (it does have a strong scent) it feels like it sits on the skin layer rather greasily and has a tendency to flake off for me. On particularly sensitive skin, this product could actually make you feel worse causing redness I think possibly due to too much scent.
For quicker absorbing, more pleasant moisturizer for sensitive dry skin I would recommend the almond-milk line for this brand instead.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is what solidfied L'Occitane as a luxe brand for me. I have terribly dry skin, particularly in the winter. This cream sinks right in and my skin just seems to drink it in. There is a barely there scent that manages to work beautifully as a before bed lotion. I am completely in love.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This stuff is amazing if you have dry skin. It's the only lotion or body butter I have tried that will actually prevent the eczema that I get in winter. I love the verbena scented one the most. One lippie off for the price - I wish it were cheaper. But if you have really dry skin and want to splurge, this is the product to get.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Very rich cream. You have smaller special edition jars that are scented with a variety of smells. I prefer the original one that isn't specifically scented but I'm sure it is perfumed.

It leaves you a little sticky for a while but it is a treat for dry and problematic skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I just can't get over the way this smells. There was a small sample sitting on my desk that I kept trying from time to time. My package was blue & silver and it certainly didn't smell like roses. On my hands it left a film so I had to wash it off. There's a patch of dry skin on one elbow that I used it on but I'm reluctant to keep trying because it stinks so much. It's not one of those smells that leaves shortly after applying either, this reeks. I've purchased raw shea butter before and it doesn't smell this bad. Today I chucked the sample in the garbage.


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