Review: L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
I love any product coming from L’Occitane’s Almond body line (especially the Almond Firming and Smoothing Milk Concentrate) <3 and so I finally got my paws on their Almond Shower Oil. I’ve wanted to try out the shower oil for months and months, but I just had way to many shower gels to get through to be able to justify purchasing it. And finally the moment came last week, when I could finally make it mine 🙂
Here is what L’Occitane say about their shower oil:
“A customer favourite. Transforms into a lavish, softening foam–original and unique in texture–that leaves a satin-like softness all over the body. Rich inalmond oil and nourishing lipids. Cleanses gently to impart a delectable perfume. Keep handy in bath or shower as an extra-pampering alternative to Shea Butter Soap and our fragrance soaps.”
I was expecting this shower oil to turn into gigantic foam upon contact with water, but it doesn’t quite work like that. Instead, it almost turns into a shower ‘milk’ which spreads easily on the skin (there might be a little foam, but it’s minimal). It really does feel like an oil, but a dry oil, so it doesn’t have that greasy slip you might imagine. It leaves this really lovely ‘dry’ film on the skin, which I imagine to be all the lipids from the oil. It has quite a subtle, sweet, almond-y scent (very similar to all the other almond products from L’Occitane) which I personally love. I did feel clean after using this shower oil, if anything, it felt like such a treat (Cleopatra, anyone?) from regular soap. I didn’t pour the shower oil onto a sponge or shower puff as it’s quite runny and I feel like I would waste a lot of product that way. Instead, I just pour out a little product onto my hand and then work it all over my body.
The ingredients are also great, so you are definately getting your monies worth there! Here is a list of the ingredients:
I love that the first ingredient is grape seed oil. Grape seed oil is quite light but very moisturising. Almond oil is a little heavier, so I’m not surprised that less is used (it’s also much more aromatic and the scent can be quite strong) but it’s still listed as one of the first couple ingredients, which is great. I still feel the need to moisturise after my shower (but I’m a feen for body moisturisers and feeling that protective layer of product on your skin) but if I had to run out the door without using another body moisturiser, this product will definitely not leave your skin parched or feeling dry and itchy like soap can.
This would make a really lovely gift if you are trying to put a couple of products together for someone. I would be very happy if someone gifted this to me 😉 A 250ml bottle, will set you back around $36 Aus dollars. Refills tend to be a bit cheaper because they come in 500ml sachets, so keep your bottle once you are done – refills help the environment to!
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Catch ya next time,
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