I've been a fan of L'Occitane's hand creams and bath products for a long time- their Lavender range is amazing- but I hadn't yet delved into their skincare offerings until trying their Immortelle Precious Cream (£46 from L'Occitane).
This rich moisuriser is part of their Immortelle anti-aging range. It has a triple-action formula full of active molecules that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also boosting the skin's firmness (something which naturally diminishes with age) and protecting against environmental damage.
I have dry skin, and this cream for normal to dry skin is wonderfully hydrating. I've been finding it a great moisuriser to use in winter as it helps to protect my skin from the cold elements while keeping it nourished. It leaves my face feeling very plump, firm and smooth.
The key ingredient in the L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream is the Corsican plant Immortelle. It is a powerful anti-oxidant that has collagen boosting properties (multiplying collagen production by six). The essential oil from this flower is packed with active molecules that combat signs of aging, boosts microcirculation and cell renewal and protects against free radicals (which contribute to premature aging). L'Occitane have actually patented the use of Corsican Immortelle after discovering the high amount of active ingredients that it contains.
I've been using this as a day cream, although you can use it at night too. It smells divine- a wonderful botanical aroma of freshly cut flowers- and although it is very rich in properties, it has a light and fluffy texture that doesn't feel heavy on the skin or leave it looking greasy. I'm definitely impressed, and I feel confident in continuing to use it to dely the signs of aging on my face.
This post is in collaboration with L'Occitane, but all opinions are my own.
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