L'Occitane Almond - AMANDE Concentre De Lait Milk Concentrate Body Cream - Almond Line

L'Occitane Almond - AMANDE Concentre De Lait Milk Concentrate Body Cream - Almond Line


71 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$$


Aqua/Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylsilanol Mannuronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protetin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Jaglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetearyl Glucoside, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Mannitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sorbic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Xanthan Gum, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, Coumarin

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on 10/4/2017 3:57:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this a few years and love how it moisturizes with a pleasant scent. Usually, I hate scents or they irritate my skin, but none of L'Occitane products cause me any problems. This is the thickest of the available lotions, and I use the lotion and shower gel too. Like I said, I've been using since 2014 and don't see changing at the time.

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on 9/12/2017 8:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This was my second try with L'Occitane products, and probably my last one.
This body cream has a very strong, a little artificial almond-powder scent which probably many people love but for me it gets annoying after some minutes. I think it is very strong and nothing for sensitive noses.
The consistency of the cream is nice, creamy, and quite nourishing.
Now for the bad. I used this twice after showering. I don'thave particulary sensitive body skin and can literally use anything for shower, bath and pampering. This body cream though gave me an itchy, bumpy rash on my arms and legs that was just horrible.
No idea what's in it but I never had such reaction before. The rash vanished as soon as I got back to the body lotion I used before.
So, I would not recommend this, especially not for sensitive skin types.

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on 5/2/2016 6:30:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I got a sample of this as part of an amaxon lux sample box. As I expect from a premium brand, the cream is light, spreads easily and is subtly fragranced. I very much like the way it absorbs in thoroughly, even on my hands. The fragrance, while not overpowering, is the longest lasting I've ever encountered in any lotion. Five hours later I can still smell it distinctly on my hands. i did not go nose-blind to it. So if I could afford it, I would definitely purchase L'occitane body lotion, though I personally would choose one of their other fragrances.

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on 11/13/2016 12:02:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm really disappointed that this isn't what I was expecting/hoping for! I love the other "Amande/Almond" products I have from this company, specifically the shower oil and the after-bath/shower spray body oil. I love the scent of both of them and how gentle and moisturizing they are. I was expecting similar from the Concentrate Body Cream and was really disappointed to discover that it's a really lightweight, almost gel-like product and not a "cream" at all. I nearly bought it "sight unseen" but was fortunate to be able to try it in-store before buying it. I wanted this for the approaching Canadian winter but this will simply NOT cut it. I'll stick with body butters from The Body Shop or other good skin lotions or creams I've relied on in past.

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on 7/9/2017 5:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I'm with Rigoletto on this one. I had a very similar experience. I have never had a rash or irritation of any kind from a lotion before and this broke me out in an all over itchy red rash. I would not recommend this. I swear Aveeno is just as moisturizing and sure as heck won't break you out. I don't recommend this at all. And I don't have and never have had sensitive skin or allergies.

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on 3/12/2017 1:30:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I got a sample size of this and since the original is so expensive I probably will not repurchase.

This is pretty awesome. The smell is strong and lasts for hours on me (5+ and I could still smell it) but that may be an issue to some. I get itches after shaving bc of how dry my skin becomes but using this on both legs made them not only soft but itch free - BLESS!

Would not travel with the glass jar though - decant into a smaller plastic container if possible!

It is a very luxurious bosy cream and even the packaging is meant to show that :).

on 4/23/2016 4:25:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I do not have any food, nut, or chemical allergies, but this product gave me hives and huge red rashes. I've never had any irritations or allergic reactions to any lotions or creams before (and I've tried so many), including retinol, so I was extremely surprised. After checking ewg.org, it looks like this product contains harmful chemicals and can irritate even normal skin. I would recommend patch testing this first before applying all over the body like I did.

Irritations aside, this product was also highly disappointing. For moisturizing properties, this performs average to low quality. My hands and feet felt dry not long after application and need more intensive creams. The rest of my body felt okay but still less hydrated than I would have liked. This product is less moisturizing than the shea butter hand creams, if that helps with the comparison, although I'm not a fan of those either because they make my hands feel too rubbery/silicone-ish. Also, the texture is very watery and not at all like a cream. The scent was also unpleasant, like burnt rubber and baby powder - definitely not a pleasant almond scent. My boyfriend really did not like it. This seems to be a problem with other reviewers. Maybe people with oily skin can handle this, but I would not recommend this to those with dry skin.

I really like L'Occitane's new peony face cream line, so I disappointed that this turned out so horribly. Quality is way below what I'm used to in my moisturizers, and that's probably because L'Occitane isn't known for its body lotions/creams (it's more successful products are facial and hand creams). I regret not trying a sample and buying it without thinking. Absolutely would not buy again.

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on 2/25/2016 2:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is such a luxurious cream, smells amazing, the texture is perfect! It gets absorved really fast leaving the skin smooth, moisturized and smelling heavenly, i love it! The only - side is the price.

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on 3/9/2016 10:41:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This review is for L’Occitane’s Almond Milk Concentrate (the one that says “smoothing and beautifying” on the jar).

Although this is marketed as a body cream, I use it specifically as a hand cream. I find the majority of hand creams (including L’Occitane’s hand creams) to be excessively greasy. Working in an office has subjected me to having to use cheap overly drying hand soap, so I needed something extremely moisturizing to keep at work. I also need something that will absorb quickly, as greasy hands and handling paper or typing on a keyboard don’t mix well. I think I have finally found what I am looking for in L’Occitane’s Almond Milk Concentrate.

This cream has a whipped-like consistency. The texture is very light and it feels luxurious. It absorbs superfast into the skin, and it is extremely softening. There are no greasy after effects…just smooth, soft, nourished skin. It makes my hands feel soft and supple. The moisturizing effects are long lasting, but I do feel the need to reapply it every time I wash my hands.

This cream contains almond milk and oil. Those with nut allergies may need to beware. Also, it is heavily fragranced. The fragrance is pleasant, but strong. That being said, if you experience discomfort with respect to fragranced products or strong scents, this cream may not be for you. It has that signature L’Occitane scent, and the scent does linger on the skin after applied.

This cream is sold in one size (200ml), and it comes in a very heavy glass jar with a screw top. The glass is thick and likely can withstand shattering. However, the weight of the jar makes it not “travel friendly”. Also, because it’s in a jar, you have to dip your hand/fingers down into the product. That personally doesn't really bother me, but I know it can be a concern for some.

While I do use this cream for the purpose of moisturizing my hands, I am confident that it would be just as effective a moisturizer for any area of the body. In fact, it’s more practical to use it on your body instead of your hands, as you won’t end up washing it off as quickly. Nevertheless, I like it for my hands and I will continue to use it that way.

The L’Occitane website says that after one month of use, your skin will be firmer and satiny-smooth. I can’t attest to that…yet.

This product is pricey! In Canada, the cost is $59.00 (before tax). You do get a lot of product, but you may end up going through it quickly if you use it all over your body.

Verdict: I am very pleased with the softening properties of this product. I love that it is super light and fast absorbing. I’m not crazy about the heavy fragrance, but it does deliver everything else I was hoping for. That being said, I will definitely repurchase it once it’s gone.

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on 3/19/2016 10:52:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Got a sample and used it on my hands and arms. Wow. Absorbs quickly, not greasy, made my rough, dry skin feel soft and soothed. Would definitely invest in a larger size. Mild fragrance.

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