I’ve always been skin care obsessed, I even remember spending almost all of my weekly allowance, on beauty products, the day I get it, back in school days.
That hasn’t changed even up until now, once I enter the beauty store department, I could stay there for hours, carefully going though each and every body lotion there is, just that now I tend to look for more quality products.
For the longest time I’ve been searching for a brand that offers natural, still high quality, cosmetics, that will nourish my sensitive skin and keep it silky and soft at all times. And then I finally discovered it- L’Occitane en Provence.
After dedicating some time to do a quick research about the brand, I discovered that it was founded way back in 1981 by Olivier Baussan. Ever since then, for more than 35 years now, L’Occitane has been searching for an inspiration in Mediterranean art of living and traditional Provence techniques, creating nourishing products, rich with natural components and essence oils.
I decided on the collection with the shea butter infused products. The Shea tree is considered sacred, and it’s butter is known as “women’s gold”. Shea butter traditions are still used, such as only fallen fruit may be collected by women, and only women know the secret to making shea butter.
ULTRA RICH BODY CREAM, 25% SHEA BUTTER
This rich body cream is perfect for deep hydration of my dry skin. I love applying it it the evening, after the shower, while my skin is still wet, so that it soaks in all of the nutritious ingredients of the cream even better. Apart from being infused with the incredible 25% of shea butter, which makes my skin feel super silky even in the morning, it also has the most beautiful scent, which makes me want to open the packaging, even when I’m not using it, just to smell it.
EXTRA- GENTLE SOAP WITH MILK
Don’t you just love it when you wash your hands and then the entire bathroom smells of soap? Well, that’s just what you’ll get when using this Savon Extra-Doux Lait, which not only cleanses your skin, but nourishes it as well.
DRY SKIN HAND CREAM, 20% SHEA BUTTER
After washing my hands, I always love to put some hand cream on and this honey, almond, coconut oil and shea butter infused one makes my hands feel sooooo soft. And my favorite part is that it absorbs super quickly, because I just hate when my hands are greasy.
MOISTURIZING LIP BALM
Nice and full lips are the most beautiful part of women’s face, but, unfortunately, I’ve always had a problem with them being chipped, especially in the colder or windy weather. This lip balm solved that problem for me. After just a few days of using it, my lips totally regenerated.
I also really like putting it before the lipstick, because it just makes it look way better.
DRY SKIN FOOT CREAM, 15% SHEA BUTTER
In these warm summer days, when we wear slippers and sandals all the time, there is nothing more important than to make your feet look nice. Just like the body lotion, I love putting this cream right after the shower, to moisturize and sooth my tired feet.
Have you tried any of the L’Occitane products and what is your favorite one?