Earlier this year I was invited to the L’Occitaine store to have a mini facial and to check out some of their products. I hadn’t tried a lot from there, but it was somewhere that I would head to for Christmas gifts, thanks to the gorgeous packaging. However, getting to try everything out really changed my opinion of L’Occitane. They don’t just sell pretty gifts, its serious skincare that has some amazing ingredients and years of research behind it.
Some of my favourite products included the Reine Blanche Illuminating Eye Cream which erased my dark circle’s thanks to its cooling applicator. I’m also in love with the Immortelle Divine Light Cream with SPF20 which makes my skin so plump and hydrated that it completely smoothes my fine lines. They gave me a few samples but I’ve been meaning to invest in the full size. If you’re as obsessed with hand cream, as I am, then you need to try something from their range. The One-Minute Hand Scrub is a must for soft hands, followed by the Verbena Cooling Hand Gel which smells like a holiday.
The team at the Cardiff store very kindly gifted me my most loved product, the Reine Blanche Illuminating Foam. I’m a sucker for anything illuminating as my pale skin can look quite dull and this made such a difference to my skin. It’s also really fun to use and the thick mousse is beyond satisfying to massage into your skin. I’ve been testing it out for the past few months so I thought I’d pop my thoughts below for you to have a read.
Trying the L’Occitane Reine Blanche Illuminating Foam pic.twitter.com/E9D5raiWEa
— C H R I S T Y (@stylerarebit) September 8, 2019
WHAT IS IT?
This is a rich foaming cleanser that removes makeup, oil, dirt and impurities from your skin. It’s also part of the illuminating range so it works to brighten your skin for an instantly fresher complexion. Unlike a normal foam product, it has a really creamy texture that’s quite dense so it stays in place as it’s working.
SKIN TYPES THIS WOULD WORK FOR?
Personally, I think this would be great for all skin types as it’s so gentle and I can’t imagine there’s anyone who wouldn’t benefit from a brightening product.
HOW DO YOU APPLY IT?
You can use this every morning to cleanse and brighten your skin or in the evening to remove your makeup. You’ll need to wet your skin first and then apply 1-2 pumps with your fingers, massaging it into your face and neck. Once you’re done you can then rinse it off with your hands or a face cloth. I love using this before applying my makeup because it gives me a healthy glow that lasts all day.
This gives me an incredible amount of radiance and a real boost of moisture. If you put a spot on your hand and leave it there you can actually see the difference in a matter of minutes. It also feels amazing to apply, it’s really luxurious and creamy while being gentle enough that it doesn’t break me out. If you have an uneven skin tone or quite dull, dehydrated skin then this would make a huge difference in freshening up your complexion.
L’Occitane Reine Blanche Intense Illuminating Foam
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