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I have bought many L'Occitane products and have always found them excellent quality and although they are a bit more expensive than other brand they do last a long time as you don't have to use too much. I had this L'Occitane ultra rich shower cream as a gift but I have bought it in the past and it costs £14.00 for 250ml but 'LOccitane often have offers on both in store and on line.
It comes in a white rectangular plastic bottle which has a small blue flip top and there is a hole in the top where the shower cream comes out. You do need to give it a good squeeze to get the cream out as it is quite thick in consistency but I find that if I give it a good shake before I use it this helps the cream to get to the squeezy end. It contains shea and glycerine which are both great moisturising properties
The shower cream itself is an off white colour and it is thick and creamy and you don’t have to worry about it dripping off your hands before you can apply it to your skin. It lathers up a treat and the bubbles seem to increase as I am washing myself. I usually use a body sponge in the shower and find that just one small blob on my sponge is enough for my shower. Equally if I am not using a sponge the lather stays well on my hands although I do sometimes have to squeeze another blob out during my shower, so for me using it with a sponge will make it last longer for me.
The smell is rich and buttery without being too sweet or overpowering and I really feel that I am very clean after using it. The smell lingers on my skin for quite some time afterwards and feels lovely and clean and my skin feels very soft and moisturised. I know some people might say that this shower cream is too expensive for everyday use, but if you use it as I do, I would say that it could last you for up to around two months so shower for shower it is good value.
I am lucky that my husband uses his own shower products as he suffers with very dry skin so I don't have to share this with anyone else, but I would say that if you have a large family and all use the same products then I would hide this one away. It is lovely to use and you do feel as though you are pampering yourself every time you use it. I will definitely buy this rich creamy shower cream again and I do recommend it to others,
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream
I was given a gift set for Christmas from the L'Occitane rang, and one of the products it contained was this Ultra Rich Shower Cream. The packaging for the gift set was bright, and cheerful, however the packaging for the product was classic in comparison. The bottle is round, with a 'brown aper' label to it (it's nicely waxed so it doesn't get wet) and has in it a navy lid, which does not unscrew, and has a small flip top on it. The hole that the product comes out of is a nice size, however due to its rich thick consistency it is difficult to get out of the bottle. Due to the very small flip top you can't get this to 'stand on it's head as it were, and as such it was rather frustrating to get to use the product.
The product itself is an off white creamy colour, and we're told on the front of the package it contains shea, and in the ingredients this has glycerine added to it, which will add to the moisturising properties of this shower cream. The smell is wonderful, and you can really smell the scent of shea butter coming through on it. The cream lathers well on shower pouffes, and works well when used. The scent doesn't linger very long on your skin - but it does leave it feeling soft, and conditioned. I can have really dry sensitive skin, and since using this my elbows have gotten to be massively less dry, and I have had no adverse reactions to this...
The bottle I received was a 75ml (2.5 fl oz) bottle. However after a quick search for a 250 ml bottle the cost is generally around £12.50. The small bottle I was given has only lasted about four or five days - and in this time it has had time to work wonders for my skin...
I'd definitely recommend this product, and will possible treat myself to a bottle - but due to the fact that it obviously doesn't last long would only use it once a week or so to keep my skin soft... It is a little pricey but it does work well...
4*'s feom me, it looses one for running out so fast...
I recently received a 75ml bottle of L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream with Shea butter as part of a gift set. I was very pleased as I really like the L'Occitane brand but find it a little too pricy to buy for myself.
- The Packaging -
I have a 75ml version of the shower cream (travel size) which comes in a round bottle but the 250ml version is square. Otherwise the bottles are much the same other than the size. The bottles are made from clear plastic with a blue and brown label showing the brand and usual product information. There is a navy blue top with a cap lid that opens easily enough but not when you don't want it to so there is no leaking. There is a small hole to squeeze the shower cream from so you can squeeze out however much you need. As the bottle is transparent you can see how much shower cream remains in the bottle which is good. It looks good in my bathroom and doesn't take up too much space around the bath. I think the bottle is quite simple in appearance but it does look like an expensive and sophisticated product. It is not overly feminine so it is quite a unisex product and the neutral bottle would go with most bathrooms. I find the bottle to be practical and nice to look at.
- The Shower Cream -
I have been very impressed to notice that the instructions on the bottle are also displayed in Braille. They state that the cream can be used on the body and hair. However, my hair can look bad easily so I prefer to use a shampoo and just use the shower cream on my body. The shower cream is meant to be softening and protecting. When I have used this shower cream I find the smell to be pleasant enough and I would say it is a fairly unisex scent even though it has a sweet creaminess to it. I has a good consistency and I find it lathers up well and nicely cleans my skin. It rinses off as you would expect. It feels like a luxurious product when you use it and then it leaves the skin feeling soft and cleansed. The smell stays on the skin for a few hours which indicates a good quality product in my opinion. It does everything I would expect a shower cream to do.
- Price and Availability -
This shower cream is available from L'Occitane shops and their website. L'Occitane products are often stocked in department stores and on their own websites. The 250ml bottle costs £18.50 while the 75ml travel version that I own is only available as part of a gift set. I think this is really expensive for a shower cream but it is reasonably competitive compared to similar products from other luxury brands. For me it is much too expensive to buy for myself.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would recommend this shower cream as it comes in a nice bottle, it has a nice consistency, smells pleasant, lathers up well and cleans my skin as I would expect a shower cream to do. It does feel like a luxury product but even so I can't justify spending nearly £20 on a shower cream for myself. I would be happy to receive it as a gift but I doubt I would purchase it myself.
I was given a 35ml travel size of this body wash by a friend. I love L'Occitane products and was looking forward to using it as it has a good reputation. According to L'Occitane, this delicate and generous shower cream gently cleanses body and hair while preserving their natural balance. It has a high percentage of 5% of nourishing Shea Butter, natural coconut foaming base and soy proteins, which leave skin soft and supple, and hair with high shine. The standard 250ml bottle of this retails at £13 direct from L'Occitane or can sometimes be found cheaper from departments stores or QVC.
The shower cream has a distinct, natural, creamy lavender aroma which I associate with some L'Occitane products; it is lovely. The cream is very rich and is almost like a thick body moisturiser rather than shower cream. A little goes a long way with this product, and I only need a squirt of cream the size of a 10p piece to clean my body. The cream feels silky, soft and smooth on my skin and I can feel it moisturising my skin instantly. I have not used this on my hair, so I cannot comment on this aspect of the product.
When the cream has been washed off and I have dried my body, my skin feels nourished and soft, not parched and desperate for body lotion like some body washes can leave you feeling. The wash is so moisturising I do not even need to use a separate body lotion. The light, soapy, lavender aroma does linger on the skin during the day, but is not over-powering, I just smell fresh and clean. I would say that this fragrance is suited to both men and women.
I have used this for around a week now and have not experienced any redness or dryness and I still have half a bottle left.
Overall, I recommend this for all skin types who love to feel nourished in the shower. I will definitely be purchasing a full-sized bottle soon.
L'Occitane Ultra Rich is a delicate and generous shower cream that gently cleanses the body and hair while preserving their natural balance / Its possesses a creamy texture and detergent-free formula, with a high percentage of 5% of nourishing shea butter, naturally exotic coconut and soy proteins as its foaming base / In a squeeze bottle perfect for shower and travel / Ultra Rich Shower Cream by L'Occitane leaves the skin soft and supple and hair with high shine /