You know these weeks that feel so long yet they go by too fast leaving you exhausted at the end of them like you have just run a race? Well I’ve been having a few of those weeks lately. And the best way to recover from them is to pamper body and soul with some of my favourite beauty products.
One of the places I nip in for a ‘quick fix’ when I’ve had a stressful week is a L’Occitane shop. Just entering one of them makes you feel like you have moved to a sunny part of France and you are surrounded by gorgeous gardens of colourful flowers.
I fell in love with the scent of the L’Occitane Almond range when I tried the Almond Delicious Hands hand cream earlier this year. I love the scent of Almonds and this one was an amazing combination of freshness and sweet tones.
The Almond Delicious Soap was the second product to try from that range and it found a place in my heart next to the hand cream. It contains ground almond shells that gently scrub away dead skin cells and leaves the skin soft like a baby’s! And what I love the most is the sweet, irresistible scent it leaves on my body after I’ve used it.
I have written before about the amazing effect that all L’Occitane hand creams have on my rather dry hands. I am very loyal to the product as it is one of the most moisturising hand creams I have ever tried that offers long lasting smoothness without leaving the hands greasy. I am not loyal to the scent though as I like to try new ones! The latest one I tried was the Cherry Blossom hand cream which contains cherry extract and has a sensational fresh scent perfect for Summer!
I chose this product less for its scent (I’m not so keen on lavender) and more because I was sure it would thoroughly nourish and soften my dry heels. I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed as it works miracles with them! I am really bad with sticking to a routine with it although I promised myself to apply it every night before bed, so I’m sure that if I had been more consistent the results would have been even more impressive! And despite the fact that as I said lavender is not my thing, its scent is actually quite relaxing and spa-like.
I haven’t purchased this product yet but since seeing it in the shop I’m dying to! Nothing is more relaxing than a nice massage before bedtime (hint-hint) but I don’t really like oily massage products. This cream has a fresh, gel-like texture and a very subtle relaxing scent. According to L’Occitane website, it is enriched with horse chestnut extract, glycerin and hydrating natural sugars extracted from corn,to promote microcirculation and re-oxygenate the skin. Sounds good to me 🙂
What are your favourite pampering products?