I have an obsession with body wash. I find myself gravitating towards them in stores and have a huge collection of un-opened bottles. AND don’t get me started on the damage I do to my wallet during Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale!! Naturally for me, I always pick up a new one to try.
L’Occitane En Provence is an overall great brand for body, skincare and even home items and I was originally a big fan of their hand creams (another product I seem to have way too much of). The first time I tried this Almond Body Line was in a gift set that I received at Christmas, I liked it so much I went out and bought another set after it finished. Almond Oil helps moisturize, firm and smooth the skin and I’m all about it. I’ve been using the Almond Shower Oil & Almond Supple Skin Oil for a few months now and wanted to share my review.Almond Shower Oil
First off, this smells incredible. I didn’t know Almond Oil could smell so delicious. It’s not an overwhelming scent for me, but it is sweet so it may not be to everyone’s liking. When in contact with water, the oil produces a slight foam to cleanse the body. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and hydrated. You can also use this as a shaving base which I’ve done instead of grabbing a shaving cream. What I really love about this is that my skin does not feel greasy afterwards, just really clean and more moisturized.
I’ve mentioned before that I have really dry skin, especially my legs, sometimes they get really itchy and irritating so having a product like this really calms my skin and leaves it feeling hydrated. With daily use, I’ve noticed an improvement in my skins texture. It looks and feels a lot less dry.Almond Supple Skin Oil
Again, this smells so wonderful to me. I wanted to pick up this oil because I thought it would be really similar to my Neutrogena Sesame Body Oil (which is amazing BTW – review coming soon!). It feels good on the skin but there were some things I did not like about this product.
Let’s start off with the spray nozzle. I thought that this would mist onto my skin but instead it just squirted out. Afterwards I massaged it into my skin, but I needed some time for it to absorb before I put on clothes so that I didn’t stain them with oil. It felt a bit thicker than what I would have liked so you need to be careful with how much you use because a little goes a long way, and too much makes you a greasy mess. My first time using this I did about 3 sprays on each leg and 2 on each arm and blended it in. I found that left me feeling a bit over oiled so the next time I sprayed onto my hand and massaged it in, adding more oil as I needed and it was much better.
There are some really amazing things about this oil. For one, my skin feels really, really hydrated and smooth for a few days after using this which is really nice. Most times I add a moisturizer and within a few hours my skin is super dry. This is awesome post-shave in combination with my Almond Body Oil. I also like adding a few drops of this in my bath when I feel like having an at-home spa. I’ve also started using this directly on my cuticles to moisturize them. So I’ve found some multi-purpose uses for this which is great!
I really enjoy this line. If you have really dry skin, I’d suggest giving the Almond Shower Oil a try. The Almond Supple Skin Oil is good but maybe next time I’ll try the body milk and see how well it works for me. There is also a hand cream in the Almond scent that I am picking up for sure.
Have you tried this? What are your favourite products from L’Occitane?
Lots of Love,