For the first review of the year, I wanted to start off with a clean slate. What better way than to review a selection of L’Occitane Skin Cleansing products? These products have a different consistency from another, all having their own benefits. The products that I’m going to review are the L’Occitane Pivione Sublime Petal Cleansing Oil, the Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm and the Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream.
The L’Occitane Pivione Sublime Petal Cleansing Oil (€29,50/150 mL) is a cleanser enriched with hand-picked Peony Petals from the Provence. This oily formula doesn’t clog pores and gently cleanses the skin. It is supposed to leave the skin hydrated, soft, radiant and glowing.
The L’Occitane Pivione Sublime Petal Cleansing Oil is transparant and has a very subtle, flowery scent. According to the ingredients list, the cleanser is basically Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil with some additional cleansing and skincare agents. Since it has an oily consistency, it is also perfect for removing make-up. I have a dry skin type and I really like this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated after use.
The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm (€37,00/60 gr) is a cleanser with a balm consistency that changes into an oil. It removes dirt and make-up while leaving the skin hydrated. Not only does the cleanser have hydrating properties, all the products from the Immortelle Divine collection have anti-aging properties due to the addition of Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, also known as the immortal flower. What I also love to mention is that the back of the packaging is embossed with Braille lettering so that people who are visually impaired can read about the product as well.
The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm has a rich, balm consistency that changes into a thick oil when it’s spread out. I don’t really notice a scent but it does say that it has Perfume in it’s ingredients list. It can be used around the eye area so I love to use this product when I’m wearing a full-face of make-up. It gently removes all make-up and leaves my skin feeling really soft and glowing. According to the PR information that I’ve received, 94% of the women (32 in total) in a test panel said that after using this product, their skin looked more radiant. To get the best results with this cleanser, it needs to be used as a first step in combination with the next cleanser, the L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream.
The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream (€34,00/125 mL) is a cleanser with a soft and creamy consistency that changes into a light foam when in contact with water. It has anti-aging properties and is enriched with Essential Oils from the and Vitamin E, which brightens and smooths out the skin.
The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream is white and feels really soft and creamy. It has a really refreshing and vibrant scent, I would describe it as a citrus-y botanical scent. It makes my skin feel really refreshed, smooth and cleansed. According to the PR information that I’ve received, 93% of the women (27 in total) in a test panel said after using this product, their skin felt perfectly cleansed and ready for their daily skincare routine. Again, to get the best results, this product needs to be used after the L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm.
I think all the L’Occitane Skin Cleansers are really nice to use, especially since I have a dry skin type and these all leave my skin feel nicely hydrated. My favorites are definitely the combination of the L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm and Foaming Cleansing Cream. I like the anti-aging properties and I feel that the combination leaves my skin look cleansed and radiant after use.
The L’Occitane Cleansing Products are available at loccitane.nl and at the L’Occitane Boutiques.
What kind of consistency do you like your cleansers to have?
*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.