I just adore the L’Occitane line of products. I’ve yet to find something they make that I don’t love. Not just like, but love. Almost everyone I know has a L’Occitane hand cream kicking around somewhere – they just “get” moisturizing. And seeing as how I am a moisturizing fanatic, it’s no wonder I loveth them so. My moisturizing process starts in the shower. I always use my trusty Dove Beauty Bar – head to toe. If you use it with a shower puff, it lathers up beautifully and those creamy moisturizing bubbles clean and soften your skin to top to bottom. But I also use shower creams and gels from time to time. My favourites are the ones that smell amazing and keep my skin moist.
Two of my favourite L’Occitane body care lines are the Almond and the Shea Butter ones. These are also essentials when the weather gets cooler and our skin gets drier. They smell softly sweet and delicious, and seal moisture into your skin, which in the end, just makes everything better. Moisturized and babied skin looks and feels better, and who doesn’t want that?
L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Shower Cream is a must-have if you have dry skin and love a luxurious shower experience. It has a lovely milky consistency, and the soft and gentle suds have that warm slightly nutty scent I love so much in the L’Occitane Shea Butter line.
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil is one of my favourite oils! It smells soooo good, and feels like heaven on my skin. It’s important to apply your body oils right after the shower or bath. Your skin is dewy, warm and moist and massaging a body oil on right away seals in the moisture and keeps your skin shower soft all day. L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil has a heavier texture than a dry oil, yet seems to melt into my skin almost instantly. The L’Occitane website says:
Enriched with powerful almond proteins and oil and essential oils of peppermint, palmarosa and Immortelle, Supple Skin Oil works to protect the skin’s support tissue and fight against loss of elasticity. Deeply nourishing formula can be used to prevent the formation of stretch marks.
I’ve also used the Almond Milk Veil lotion, which also claims to have mild skin-firming properties, and I adore it. My skin looks and feels better when I use it, so that works for me. If you really want a luxe experience, try the Almond Milk Concentrate. Wow.
Lately, the lotion I have been using with the Almond Supple Skin Oil is simply the L’Occitane Shea Butter Body Lotion. It’s rich and moisturizing, yet light, as is the oil. After I apply the Almond oil head to toe, with special attention to drier areas like knees and elbows, I let it sink in for a few moments, then I apply a light layer of the Shea lotion. Seriously, my skin does not feel tacky or greasy after using these products – just soft.
L’Occitane products are available on their website and in their boutiques. Find yours here.