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Wednesday 25 October 2023

L'Occitane Immortelle Collection - new additions and reformulation...

These products were kindly gifted to me, without obligation, however I buy as much, if not more than, I receive.

It's no secret here on the blog that I'm a HUGE fan of L'Occitane - bodycare, fragrance, skincare and more! I've been using the brand since 2006, where the love affair started with the Verbena range. If you are new to the brand, I would highly recommend buying one of their Advent Calendars because you get such a variety of products in there and the sizes are generous enough for you to figure out what really works for you. I have gone on to recommend the brand to so many people (who are also now massive fans), and love not just the products, but their ethos. They are committed to fair trade and sustainability.  All of the fragranced products instantly transport me to another time because they smell so authentic and I spent so much time with my Granda in his garden when I was growing up. He was a landscape gardener by trade and his garden encompassed between 3 and 4 acres, and he really did have the gift of green fingers and because scent is the sense that is strongest for me, I can relive my childhood and early adult years through the brand. I've posted previously about the Immortelle range, which is harvested in Corsica and the products are then distilled in Provence. It's through this distillation process that the unique super extract is extracted, which is used in the products. The Immortelle Divine moisturiser has been recently updated to be even more effective in terms of brightening the skin, collagen production and anti-oxidant protection. New products have also been added to the line. I want to share my thoughts with you today...

So what has changed? The new super extract is clinically proven to be more powerful than retinol, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Whilst some people might squirm a little at the mere thought of retinol (although you shouldn't because it has proven anti-ageing results), Immortelle may be more powerful but it doesn't have the associated peeling side effect. Testing showed it to be tolerated more easily across the board. Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant ingredient but Immortelle essential oil provides double the protection of Vitamin E. Finally, we all know that Vitamin C is known for brightening the skin and evening skin tone but Immortelle helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and regulate melanin production. Studies have shown that after 8 week's use, dark spots were reduced by 12%.

Immortelle Divine Cream: I used the original version of this previously and loved it, so I was both curious and excited to try the new cream. The description states that it targets the 7 signs of ageing - wrinkles, firmness, skin density, age spots, loss of radiance, uneven skin texture and tone. Sign me up! It contains Immortelle in the form of the essential oil, which contains anti-oxidants, omegas 3 and 6 in the oil extract, polyphenols, which help to protect against environmental aggressors, and super extract, which is comparable to retinol but more comfortable on the skin. The texture is quite rich and a little goes a long way but it is an absolute pleasure to apply to the skin and my dry skin instantly feels like it has had a hug! It leave my skin feeling plump, bouncy and supple. I honestly couldn't love it more and it is perfect for the colder months.

Overnight Reset Serum: I've waxed lyrical about this so many times on the blog and I've rarely been without it since its launch in 2018.  It basically makes you look like you've had a full night of unbroken sleep, even if you haven't - particularly valuable if you suffer from chronic fatigue! Not only is it visually pleasing in an ombré bottle with little bubbles of Immortelle Essential Oil, which are encapsulated in the serum, which has a gel-like texture, but it works wonders for the skin. Lacklustre skin looks revived, refreshed and radiant the morning after use. It's with consistent use that you'll see the best results - it's like the great pretender because you can hide signs of late nights, broken sleep, even a very basic skincare routine, once you use this serum nightly. Another brilliant thing is that it's refillable!

Shea Neck Cream: I must admit that I don't always use a separate neck cream, but usually use a neck serum and then my regular moisturiser on top, but this has been a real treat to use, The neck is one of the first areas to show signs of ageing as the skin as it's thinner than in other areas. There was a time that I couldn't let shea butter anywhere near my neck or face because it instantly broke me out but over the past few years, something has changed in my skin and that's no longer an issue, which I am very grateful for because it is such a nourishing ingredient. Combine that with the skin-loving ingredient that is Immortelle, and peptides and the result is a powerful cream that nourishes the skin and with consistent use, I've noticed that the skin on my neck is very supple, lines are less visible and it just looks more youthful in general. A little goes a long way and it doesn't pill. Another hero product!

Other products available in the Immortelle range include Shea Body Balm and Shea Youth Hand Cream, both of which sound divine and perfect for this time of year when I just want to cocoon my body and feel comfortable.

Have you tried anything from the Immortelle range? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for reading!

All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used. 


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