L’Occitane have a number of products that I enjoy using but their Almond collection is my favourite out of the body skincare range. I love all the products within this range but the two stand out products from this range for me are the Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil and Cleansing and Exfoliating Shower Scrub .
If you have never tried any products from the Almond range please do not be put off by the name as the products do not have a strong ‘almond’ nutty scent, it is a beautiful, relaxing and refreshing almond tree flower fragrance.
Almond Shower Oil – Firstly the Shower Oil which comes in different sizes and is £18 for 250 ml and £29.75 for 500 ml. unless on special offers. It is described as a shower oil that when it gets in contact with water, transforms into a lavish, softening foam, that leaves a satin-like softness all over the body. It is a golden oil which feels so silky when you apply to your skin but once you start adding water it transforms into a milky, creamy, smoothing foam which feels delightful on the skin and leaves my skin so soft and rinses off easily. You need very little and because I love it so much sometimes I can get carried away and use too much but it is worth the indulgence. I find it is a multiuse product as I use in a bath under running water and I also love using it for shaving under my arms or legs too as I personally have never had any irritation and it leaves my skin so soft – however as always make sure if you want to use it this way too test a small area first to make sure it is suitable for you too.
This is a product I repurchase but as always before repurchasing I check online / in stores to get the best offer available at that time as larger sizes / special value sets are often available on L’Occitane’s own site / in-store or QVC UK – there are a number of different combinations available at the moment on both sites for the shower oil. However was v lucky recently and received a 75m bottle (bottle in photo above) with the July 2016 edition of Harper’s Bazaar – see recent post here.
Almond Shower Body Scrub – Secondly the Almond Shower Body Scrub which is £18 for 200 ml but duo currently available on QVC for £24 – (it is a squeezable tube with the opening in the top, no need to take off the top, just screw the top to release the product) . It is described as a foaming and melting jelly which softly cleanses and exfoliates the skin to remove impurities and dead cells, as enriched with almond oil and crushed shells. After using this body scrub, skin is soft, smooth and delicately scented with the fresh and delicate fragrance of almond tree flowers. You are advised to apply with soft massage movements onto wet skin. lather and rinse, and it is also suitable for daily use. I apply as advised and I find it is just perfect, and although you can feel the small particles when you massage the product onto your skin they do not feel ‘coarse’ as some scrubs can feel.
My skin is left soft, smooth, hydrated and with no dry patches. The shower / bathroom and your skin is left enveloped in a beautiful fresh and delicate almond tree flower fragrance which I find lingers on your skin for most, if not all of the day especially if you build up your products and use with the shower oil too
I absolutely love this product, this is another product I always repurchase as I find the results justifies me repurchasing although as always I look for the best value available at the time and if I see a particularly good offer I may purchase two if I can as I know long-term more savings this way. The only one improvement is that I would love a larger size bottle with a pump applicator.
I would definitely recommend trying both these two products as I do not think you will be disappointed but try to get samples if you can to try first before repurchasing the full sizes and always check online / in-store for best value available at the time.
Thank you for looking – any queries / comments please let me know and if you have tried either one or both of these products would love to know if you love them as much as me.
Best Wishes Liz x