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Thursday, February 05, 2015

L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection Review

L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection

I am sure, no in fact certain that I am not the only one with dehydrated/dry skin thanks to the Winter weather and central heating. Couple that with adult acne (the gift that keeps on giving) and I am in the midst of a skin care nightmare. One range that has been gentle yet effective is L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection - hydrating yet kind to the skin, not to mention it covers all bases. Here is what I have been trailing recently...

L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection
L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection

L'Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Cream £28/50ml
An ultra thick, almost balm like cream product that contains a whopping 25% natural Shea butter for ultimate hydration. Although a thick consistency it instantly melts into the skin, is non-greasy and very, very gentle. It instantly quenches even the driest of skin types with no residue, soothing and comforting tight, moisture depleted complexions. At the moment I am using this as a night cream which I think the slightly heavier texture lends itself well to, it doesn't irritate, offers long lasting hydration as well as leaving the skin feeling and looking plumper. A must purchase for dry to very dry skin types.

L'Occitane Shea Light Comforting Cream £26/50ml
Essentially the lighter version of the cream above, again this contains natural Shea butter but the percentage has been lowered to 5%. This has been created for normal to combination skin types which will appreciate the light, gel like texture. Again this nourishes instantly, is non-greasy and suitable for sensitised complexions. At the moment I am using this as my day time moisturiser before sunscreen and make-up which has worked wonderfully. The gel/crème texture absorbs quickly meaning you can apply other products on top almost immediately. L'Occitane aren't kidding when they say that this range is comforting, it makes light work of soothing dried out and irritated skin. Pricey yes but with skin care it more often than not is a case of you get what you pay for. If you have normal to combination skin, prone to dehydration this is the Winter skin care product that you have been waiting for.

L'Occitane Shea Skin Care Collection

L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil £17/200ml
When my skin is dried out, dehydrated or dull I reach for a cleansing oil not only are they a quick and easy way to remove the day but the nourish, hydrate and in the case of L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil moisturises too. Unsurprisingly this has been formulated with 5% natural Shea butter for a deeply cleansing, non-stripping yet hydrating experience. A little goes a long way and next to no effort is required to remove even the heaviest of make-up (even waterproof mascara) without pulling or tugging at the skin. Gentle is an understatement, if you struggle with cleansers due to dry/dehydrated skin and need something that will cleanse yet soothe, comfort and hydrate this is the product for you. Due to adult acne I have been turning to gentle products and there is no cleanser in my stash that caters to my currently easily irritated skin like L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil. Such an underrated cleanser (not to mention well priced) that I would not hesitate to repurchase.

Are you currently battling dried out skin?

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17 comments:

  1. Shea Butter is nice for nourishing and nurturing the skin! ^ v ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  2. I'm also suffering with dry skin. I'm really struggling to find products that lock in enough moisture, but these sound a real treat and could be the answer! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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  3. I have been dying to try products from these brands.

    ^_^

    I am so happy to see that the beauty industry is finally listening to consumers.

    I don't want products that will harm my skin.

    I want my skin to be protected.

    Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care

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  4. My skin is horribly dry constantly (occasionally dehydrated too) so this range is definitely on my to buy list now - especially the rich cream.

    Chantel | chanteldione.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  5. I've been using this cleansing oil and it's the best make up remover in the winter time because it keeps the skin super soft and hydrated.

    http://mmemento-mmori.blogspot.com

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  6. Battling dry skin these winter months is a serious issue for me! I had to purchase a humidifier because my skin was drying out so much (even inside my nose) that my skin was cracking and I kept getting nose bleeds. This is the worst winter I've had for my skin! I'm really interested in looking more into these products!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  7. These products look great - honestly, would these products cause acne? I have such an issue where I alternate between dry skin and acne filled skin.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. So far (a month of continued use) it hasn't improved or affected my acne but I couldn't say with absolute certainty that it wouldn't. Acne is the current burden of my life so I completely understand!

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  8. cant shea often block pores and make acne worse?

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    1. I'm not for one moment saying it can't as I'm by no means a skin care expert but so far this hasn't affected my acne one way or the other. I will report back once all the products are finished as a few have asked :)

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    2. Great, I would love to know because I automatically rule out anything with Shea as a main ingredient at the moment. :-)

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    3. Of course :) I'm working on an acne skin care post. At the moment it is very much trial and error process but will keep you posted :) thank you for the heads up though :)

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  9. perfect
    http://sofikasthoughts.blogspot.gr/

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  10. My mum adores this range, and I got her the Shea Butter hand cream for her birthday which put me in good favour haha - everything from L'Occitane always smells so good!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Sounds lovely! I am loving Bareminerals new cleansing oil. It has definitely improved my skin and the break outs I was having! Just the odd one.

    Rachael x | N o v e m b e r S t o r m s |

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  12. Love Loccitane, their hand creams are amazing!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  13. Really like L'occitane products !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/

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