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I am a big fan of the French toiletries firm L’Occitane and I’ve tried a lot of their products, thanks partly to their habit of selling products in collections of small bottles and partly to the generosity of one of their shop assistants at the outlet store where I shop. I particularly love their face creams but I hadn’t given much attention to their ‘Ultra Gentle Moisturizer’, tending to focus instead on their fancier products. Whilst sorting through my drawers for products I owned that were listed on dooyoo, this one popped up - in fact I had several tubes - so I popped one in my bag to take away with me last week.
In contrast to many of the heavily scented products from L’Occitane, the ‘ultra gentle moisurizer’ (they spell it with the Z) is an unscented and relatively simplistic product. It doesn’t claim lots of cutting edge or highly technical goodies. Instead it focuses on the use of 8% shea butter in the lovely rich recipe. Most who know shea will probably associated it with good quality hand creams more than face creams but I’ve had several other products in their ‘Shea’ range and I know them to be excellent for dry or really dry skin.
For me this is a winter or very dry environment cream. I had two 9-hour flights last week so this cream was the best protection I could come up with for surviving the harsh cabin air. I slathered it on quickly just before take off, gave it a lighter top up about half-way through, and when I stepped off the other end, my face was much more awake and well cared for than any other part of me.
The hotel where I was staying was horribly air conditioned. The noise alone would have been enough to drive me crazy but the dry, unpleasant air meant I kept up the ‘Ultra Gentle Moisturizer’ all week. It made my skin for comfortable, moisturised and cared for all week and it was really noticeable that I woke up with my skin feeling fabulous each morning. I really can’t grumble.
This wouldn’t be my choice for light or summer moisturising but when you really need a bit of TLC, this one is top of the list. At an RRP of 29.00 for 50 ml it’s quite inexpensive for L’Occitane and worth every penny. Give it a go!
L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Gentle Moisturizer is specially formulated to strengthen and protect sensitive and normal to dry skin / This ultra-gentle, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturiser provides: / Unrivalled comfort, from a formula enriched with shea butter (8%) / Skin is nourished, supple and comfortable / Ultra-gentle care, thanks to the calming and soothing action of liquorice extract and alpha bisabolol extracted from candeia oil / Redness is reduced and skin is soothed and relieved / Double protection against dryness and harsh conditions, thanks to protecting shea concentrate and skin fortifying prebiotics (natural sugars derived from wheat and beetroot) / This beauty care helps to stimulate skin's natural defences for visibly better protected skin / The skin is soothed and less reactive / Its natural defences are stimulated, for visibly stronger, more resilient skin / With its light, fluid texture, L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Gentle Moisturizer is a year-round skincare essential / Directions for use: Use L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Gentle Moisturizer morning and evening, on face and neck, on clean and dry skin / Hypoallergenic formula / Fragrance free /