Aug 1, 2009

L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Cream

L'Occitane is a French line of products that come from natural and/or organic sources. Many of their products are nearly completely all natural. They use mineral sunblocks in their products rather than chemical sunblocks which may be an issue for some people (I cannot use products with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica, alumina or talc) but the vast majority of people will experience no such issues.

The first thing I noticed about the L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Face Cream was the wonderful, baby powder, scent. Very light and delicate. The cream is thick and dense but spreads easily and absorbs nearly instantly. It reminds me a lot of Darphin, Lancome and Yves Rocher products in texture. Lancome and Yves Rocher have French pedigrees as well. There is something about French skin care products that just shouts luxury.

This is a great product that seems to moisturize quite well. It may be better suited to really dry or sensitive skin needing some extra TLC. It contains 25% Shea Butter and feels very soothing and is said to increase moisturization for 24 hours.

Available from L'Occitane a 1.7 ounce jar retails for $38.00. Available at L'Occitane boutiques and website.

Ingredients: Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Corn Starch Modified, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Sodium PCA, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-33, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Extract, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Tetrasodium Edta, Laureth-7, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coumarin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Limonene.

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