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on 9/24/2018 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by JolieBelle
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Simply put, this product is fantastic but I hate the bottle, and it is also VERY expensive. I think what makes it so good is the mix of oils and probably the alchemy of the molecules bound together...as I have tried every possible oil, including those in this one, with no long-term results (except for a very few but wasn't keen on always putting on 6 types of stuff every single day).This really works as a wonder moisturizer, my skin suddenly felt softer and much more hydrated. It also looks far better than with my usual regimen (a friend first noticed, when I thought it was just me, how my skin had a great glow, no imperfections and literally no visible pores, without any makeup on). I have combination skin, oily on the T zone and normal on the cheeks, some expression lines on the forehead and in between my brows, and that's about it. However despite my oily skin tendencies, I always find that my skin feels dry and dehydrated if I only apply oils or light moisturizers. The only face creams I feel comfortable with are Nivea (blue tin version) or a normal moisturizer with some oil in it. Perhaps I've trained my face to thirst for heavy-duty creams as I want to prevent wrinkles for as long as possible, but that's the situation. Without a heavy cream under my eyes and on the cheekbones I cannot feel comfortable. Back to this oil, the formula is great, i LOVE the scent (slightly plant-y, creamy vanilla biscuit fresh out of the oven), and it just works wonders! On the body, the face, everything. I couldn't believe when my face started glowing on its own and my legs and buttocks stayed moisturized (I have dry legs beneath the knee, oils feel drying when applied there, only heavy Nivea lotion helps but not for too long. I mixed this with Cerave and was mindblown by how soft and plump the skin felt even on the second day, after showering and not applying anything afterwards). My personal favorite 'recipe' is to mix a little bit of this oil with Cerave moisturizer, the one in the large plastic jar, it does feel exquisite on the skin.Highly recommended bar for the bottle, whoever thought about putting an oil in a glass bottle....except for this, it's the perfect product. Haven't tried it on my hair but I see that many reviewers also use it for that purpose, maybe I should do that as well. I think the 'magic' comes from either the sea buckthorn or carrot seed oils on their own, or the combination of the two. Rosehip is also good but not as magical as this oil. Either way, if you have dry skin, dehydration, if you feel like nothing will help your legs or buttocks or elbows/forearms, if your face rejects any oil and still feels dry underneath oiliness (it happens to me with EVOO), give this a try. The price is also steep, almost 50 EUR, however i've seen it on sale many, many times and this is how I also bought it, I paid the equivalent of 25 USD from what I can recall. A tip is to 'befriend' a L'Occitane sales assistant and pretty please-them into giving you a sample. The store always has tons of generous samples to give away and the SA, if kindly asked, can squirt a bit of this oil from the tester bottle into one of their sample containers. Or go with your own little container and just ask them, they will do that for you. I first got introduced to this product when I received a sample-sized gift set with about 10 ml of this product, 10 ml of cherry blossom shower gel and another mini hand cream. The little bottle lasted for so long, I used about 2 drops after cleansing my face every evening and I remember i had it for about 4 months if I am not mistaken. So if you want to give this product a good try without spending 50 USD then go to the store with a tiny container and ask for a sample.Other than that, L'Occitane, if you read this, please change the packaging. The glass looks great but it's too slippery. Perhaps make it frosted (that would be a nice touch) and put some non-slip additions, like a rubber flower petal design or something of the sort. Come on, you can do it!
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 8/22/2018 1:32:00 PM
More reviews by summerseabreeze
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
If there was only one product from L'Occitane that I would recommend to anyone, this is it. And not because it smells wonderful (which it does), nor for the fact that it moisturizes well, but because of the proven ingredients. This formula is 50% sweet almond oil - in itself nothing remarkable about that, but you also have 3 VERY beneficial oils in here: Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip and Carrot seed oil. All 3 of these have excellent skin benefits due to their skin regenerating abilities, in other words when you pick this up and read the packaging: "after one month of use, skin feels more supple and firmer", know that for once there might actually be some truth in it! After using the Almond Shower Oil I gently dry with a towel before massaging this into my skin and allowing it a couple of minutes to absorb before getting into clothes. Leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling great for hours. My only dislike is the glass bottle, I have to keep reminding myself to not attempt to hold it up and spray but to set it down so that if it slips out of my hands then at least it won't fall far. This is quite perfumed too, so if you do have sensitive skin perhaps worth trying it out first before purchasing a full size bottle. Selena x~ My HG list ~(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora) 1. Hair Loss Treatment: â€˜Divine Herbalâ€™ - Hair Oil2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: â€˜Divine Herbalâ€™ - Facial Treatment Serum4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser5. Concealer: â€˜Macâ€™ - Studio Finish Concealer6. Lash Growth Serum: â€˜Divine Herbalâ€™ - Divinelash7. Foundation/SPF: â€˜Juice Beautyâ€™ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)8. Face Scrub: â€˜Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream9. Moisturizer: â€˜Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/5/2018 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by ChristopherCupcakes
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
If you love the Almond Shower Oil then you have to get this. It glides onto the skin beautifully and absorbs quickly so you don't have to worry about feeling greasy.Its a lightweight, dry oil that leaves the skin glowing and super soft. Plus it has that amazing almonds scent that lingers on the skin.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/31/2018 5:41:00 PM
More reviews by riceboxes
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I apply this after taking a shower, while skin is still wet.Lovely product! Very moisturising and smells heavenly, but it is overpriced! I'm not sure I'm gonna repurchase.
on 4/5/2018 6:22:00 PM
More reviews by Bakxa
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Youtube made me buy it.I think it happened at least once,if you are lucky,to blindy spend your cash because a beauty guru gave it a stellar review.This is basically what happened here:saw a video and then basically went out and bought it. While it's surely overpriced,beauty guru forgot to mention that part and i probably wouldn't have spent 39.00 euros for a body oil was i not already in a hunt for a new one,i do think it's...worth it. This product leaves my skin so amazingly soft,i have no idea what kind of witchcraft they put in there,but let me tell you:I have used many different oils on my body,including regular almond oil,and none of them left my skin so nourished and so smooth as this one (and do notice i scrub myself regularly).The smoothing part is the first thing you notice,you basically won't stop touching your skin in disbelief;I know it's also supposed to firm the skin,but i have not been using it for enough time to notice a difference in that respect.The scent is fruity-sweet,it smells like freshly picked almonds with a bit of powdery sweetness,could be considered overpowering by some.That packaging though,who was the genius who thought glass bottle and oily hands was a great idea?As it's NOT a dry oil,even if it absorbs pretty quickly, you are supposed to use the spray pump with your oily hands while maintaining the glass bottle. Come on,I know the glass gives it an expensive look,the appearance it's worth all that cash,but glass,really?!The packaging gets a side eye from me, but the product itself is actually pretty good and i would buy it again in a heartbeat.
on 12/5/2017 7:02:00 PM
More reviews by brianne123
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I got the sample of this so I canâ€™t say anything for the packing quality on the normal bottle.
The product though is very nice. I used it right after a shower, with about a quarter size amount on each arm and leg, and then again for midsection. My skin felt VERY soft and supple. And the smell is amazing. I donâ€™t even know what it smells like but I found myself pulling my shirt over my nose to take a whiff.
Minus one star because itâ€™s quite pricey. And I usually use the neutrogena oil which is super cheap, also smells amazing and seems to do an equally good job. So I doubt Iâ€™ll ever purchase the Lâ€™occitane stuff but it was a nice treat and if you have the money, go for it.
on 10/4/2017 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by c4ward
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I can't find superlatives to tell you how much I love this stuff! It's an oil, so keep that in mind....not a dry oil. It moisturizes fantastically and smells so, so good. A friend gave it to me for Christmas over 3 years ago, and I haven't been without ever since.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 6/6/2017 8:54:00 PM
More reviews by blonde0000
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is THE best body oil I have ever tried, I was initially attracted to it because of the smell and I love the entire line (shower oil, body milk and body oil). I love smelling nice but the problem with most body lotions and oils is that they smell nice the first moment you apply them but then the scent is gone. Not with his one. It stays on your skin and I can smell it even after 8 hours of having it on. It's like a luxurious spa product and while I find majority of body oils drying this one moisturizes really well and makes my skin silky smooth and glowy. Its expensive but I dont use it every day, it lasts for ever too as very little is required. If you like this one you must also try shower oil and body milk.
on 5/13/2017 4:14:00 AM
More reviews by ThoraMadd
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I like this very much it absorbs so well into my skin. It leaves it very soft, hydrated, and looks really healthy with a hint of glow (not shiny and not greasy). The fragrance is so clean, light, and delicious. I like how it isn't overpowering. Honestly the price is a little high for something I wish to use more than often, but I can alternate with another product when I buy it again. A little goes a long way though, and no need to reapply. Just use it as an after shower ritual or a little dab here and there for dry or dull areas.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 5/11/2017 1:31:00 PM
More reviews by Kezekiel
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Love this whole range - I've yet to find another range of beauty products which leaves my skin so soft and nourished. I use this sparingly sprayed directly on the skin, but it also works wonders if you add it to bath water. My skin looks, feels and smells great after use. Yes, it's pricey, but I think it's worth it as a treat from time to time.
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