Winter Dry Skin Saviours – L’Occitane Shea Collection
*this blog post contains gifted products.
This blog is to introduce you to the wonderful L’Occitane Shea Collection. It’s a cult and bestselling range of theirs for good reason!
In the winter the harshness of the cold and the central heating zaps the moisture out of our skin leaving it dry, chapped, rough and dehydrated. Which is why I think this range is a perfect winter skin saviour. It is designed for very dry and sensitive skin so if this is your skin type all year round and not just the winter then this is the range for you!
Firstly, let me tell you the back story behind the ingredient SHEA butter.
Shea butter is derived from the fatty kernel contained inside the shea nut. The ingredient is used in skincare as it contains amazing nourishing and protecting properties thanks to its Omega 3 & 6 and Vitamin C. The ingredient has been used in West African countries for 100s of years to protect their skin from the harsh, dry and dusty winds of the Sahara Dessert.
L’Occitane being the amazing brand they are do not buy the nuts to make the shea themselves. Instead, they buy it ready made from the women’s cooperative who make it in Africa in order to give back to the country, support their income and to keep their tradition of how the shea butter is made alive.
As always, the ingredients are sourced sustainably, and work supported by L’Occitane goes into the protection of the Shea trees. Keeping the parklands free from chemical fertilisers, pesticides and any other artificial chemicals protecting its biodiversity.
Now on to the products –
The Ultra Rich Hand and Body Wash – Containing 5% Shea A soft foaming cream cleanser suitable for your hands and body with pump dispenser.
300ml RRP £16.50 – 500ml refill pouch available for £19.50
Hand Cream – Containing 20% shea butter a thick buttery texture that instantly cocoons your skin like a comfort blanket of moisture and protection. I have used this for years and nothing compares. I even know builders that use this! It is amazing for dry rough hands to heal them or to prevent your hands from getting dry and sore.
150ml RRP £21.50 – also available in travel size 30ml RRP £8.00
Ultra Rich Face Cream – Formulated with 25% Shea Butter it has a thick melting texture for dry/ very dry skin. Personally, I do not have dry skin, but I do love to use this as like a night mask. A thick layer left on overnight for hydrated plumped skin when I awake.
This cream is suitable for sensitive skin types and provides 72hrs of moisture and protection.
Also available in a lighter version with 5% Shea Butter.
50ml RRP £32.00
Shea Body Cream
The bestselling body cream available in two versions.
Ultra Rich Body Cream – Formulated with 25% Shea butter. A super thick butter that soothes dry and sensitive skin and is gentle enough to be used by the whole family from 3 years plus. So, nourishing and now available in eco refill to. Saving money and the planet.
200ml RRP £35.00 – Refill £30.00
Ultra Light Body Cream – Formulated with 5% Shea Butter. A light whipped mousse like texture with the same nourishing properties. Again, suitable for the whole family from 3 years plus and leaves the skin nourished for up to 24hrs.
200ml RRP £32.00
Hope you enjoyed learning more about this range and some of the bestselling products available at L’Occitane. You can purchase all direct from the website HERE.
January 28, 2022