Beauty Product Love: L’OCCITANE
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a pretty big beauty product junkie. I love trying new things but there are a select few items that I absolutely love and are staples in my product inventory. A few L’Occitane products have recently been added to my must-have list. L’Occitane was a store that I had passed in higher end malls before but never went in-it just looked a little too fancy for me. A couple years ago my coworker introduced me to my first product from L’Occitane (pronounced Lox-ee-tahn), their Shea Butter Hand Cream, and I am now a full-on L’Occitane junkie!
This, in my opinion, is the holy grail of hand creams. It is absolutely amazing. The scent is light and beautiful but not overpowering. The cream is thick but is so easily absorbed and non-greasy, and it just makes my hands feel amazing. I have tubes of this everywhere-in my purse, on my bedside table, on my desk at work-I couldn’t live without it. At $28 for a 5.2 oz. tube it isn’t exactly cheap, but try a travel size and I’ll bet you’ll be willing the shell out the $$ for the full size tube. *Fun fact: This hand cream is sold every 5 seconds around the world!
My next fav L’Occitane product is the Almond Shower Oil. Again, I love, love, love this product! I discovered it somewhat on accident-I bought a bunch of products over Christmas for my coworkers and I got a mini-version of this shower oil in a free gift with purchase. The sales associate told me to try this for shaving so I did, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve never been a big shaving cream user-water and a razor was all I ever needed-but not anymore. I slather this shower oil on my legs in the shower and while the light, almond scent was enough to keep me coming back, the silky feeling of my legs afterwards sealed the deal. The product doesn’t bubble up like a regular shower gel or soap, but kind of creates a white, creamy lather on your skin. Again, $24 for an 8.4 oz bottle of shower oil is a little pricey, but the bottle lasts a long time and its a little luxury that I’m willing to spend a little more for.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Almond Milk Concentrate Body Moisturizer. I love this because it smells exactly like the shower oil-a very light, clean almond-y scent-it is my favorite! The texture is a mix between a cream and a lotion, it goes on very silky and like the hand cream it melts right into the skin and is non-greasy. At $44 for a 7 oz. jar this cream is definitely a luxury and I only use it on “special” occasions when I want to feel really good (or when I’m really just jonesin’ for the delicious scent!).
I’m super excited because they’ve added a couple new products to their Almond line for the spring-if I get the chance to try them out I will definitely let you know what I think!