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After being less than impressed with the Precious Cream, I moved on to try L’Occitaine’s Divine Cream, which again was a sample in a beauty box. I was shocked to discover that the full price for this is actually £72 for 50ml – astonishing! Still, it did make me appreciate my little pot.
The Divine Cream comes in an attractive curved pot, which is a kind of creamy-yellow in colour and looks very sophisticated. The cream inside has been designed to maintain skin’s youthful appearance, nourish, reduce wrinkles, firm skin and restore elasticity. It also, apparently, “helps redefine and restructure the natural profile of the face”. Is it just me, or does this sound completely ridiculous?
In fairness, I actually really liked this cream, much more than the Precious Cream. It has a faint pleasant scent and goes on to my skin easily, sinking in straight away. It feels very luxurious; the cream is thick but not overly so, and my skin doesn’t feel greasy afterwards. The cream keeps my skin moisturised all night, until I wake up and wash my face again. I’ve been using this cream as a night cream, using a different product during the day.
It’s really hard to judge how good any particular cream is, considering how many other products I use on my face, but as far as I can tell I’m really impressed by this product. My skin genuinely looks more radiant and I’ve had next to no spots. My skin generally looks healthier and there are no dry patches or areas of excessive shine.
I’m not sure I would actually buy this again, because of the insanely high price tag. However, if I was able to pick some up on a good offer, or if I win the lottery, I would consider purchasing some.
Voted Best Anti-Ageing Miracle Cream / Beauty Bible 2011 / L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream anti-ageing care fights the signs of ageing, so you can face up to the passing of time with absolute serenity / The divine combination of organic immortelle and myrtle essential oils offers: / A complete regenerating care: Combined action to stimulate the production of collagens and improve skin microcirculation helps to reduce damage caused by time and restore substance and vitality / A second youth: Myrtle essential oil stimulates within the skin, the action of the longevity protein to help increase cellular vitality to preserve the skin's appearance / A luxurious cream that unites pleasure with performance: The formula is enriched with plant oils (34%) that contain a high level of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, for a silky texture and excellent nourishing properties / Upon application, the sensation of well-being is immediate, while the skin feels wonderfully soothed / Divine results: From the very first use, the skin looks incredibly beautiful / After 4 weeks, it appears regenerated / It is visibly younger-looking and radiant, and the results are both instant and long-lasting / Directions for use: Apply L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream morning and evening to clean face and neck avoiding eye area /