27 January 2012

Fluffy little pick of the week: L'Occitane Pure Shea Butter


This unassuming little pot of 100% pure shea butter from French cosmetics house L’Occitane fell into my lap like manna from heaven, during a particularly bad skin spell the other week. Thanks to an allergic reaction, my poor face had dried out and puffed up to epic proportions and become extremely sensitised, reacting badly to anything I tried to soothe it with. The brand had just sent me some samples from their new Shea Butter range – which launched nationwide last week - and this natural beauty balm was the only thing that worked to nourish and repair my skin without irritating it further. After two days of liberal use, including around the eye area, things had more or less returned to normal -- and my little pot was close to empty. This is a new essential for my toiletries bag and at just €8.95 for an 8ml tin I might pick up a couple, just so I don't run out...


L’Occitane’s new Shea Butter range also includes an Ultra Rich Face Cream (€36.95), Protective Cream with SPF 20 (€36.95) and Ultra Gentle Moisturiser (€31.95). It’s available from L’Occitane stores nationwide or from Arnotts, Dublin.

23 comments:

Adele said...

Love L'Occitane products.
Happy weekend hun xoxo
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fluff and fripperies said...

Me too Adele, they never disappoint! Hope you have a lovely weekend yourself xo

Sarah Lanagan said...

I'm really impressed by the new Shea Butter range as well, totally miracle workers! Hope your face feels better now hun!! x

JenJen said...

Have annoying dry patches on my cheeks, will be stocking up on this stuff!

Mandy said...

Sounds fab!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Sarah, thanks chick, all better now (thanks largely to this stuff and some great anti-histamines!)

@Jen This stuff should clear your dry patches right up!

@Mandy, tis great stuff altogether!

Beauty Balm said...

this sounds lovely, I'll have to check it out x

Wynne Prasetyo said...

looks like a great product!




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Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

I've tried this - it's great. Have a lovely weekend Emma

Joanne

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xx

Anonymous said...

I got some in a gift set at Christmas and I love it! Great review

The Fashion Moodboard said...

this looks like a good product, I love this french brand!

xoxo
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Johanna said...

This is a miracle worker...I can attest! Happy weekend!

badBarbara said...

SkiN reactions are the worst! I will have to try that next time that happens to me. Usually I just use cortisone for 3 or 4 days, this sounds much lovelier . Badbarbara.com

Jenna Hughes said...

you are so sweet! i love L'Occitane, i use their cuticle lotion all the time!

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cornflakegirl said...

I love this stuff.

Anonymous said...

Did not know that l'Occitane was that expensive. I see one of their stores in Manhattan but was never tempted to go in to check what they have. Now with prices like these, they will not see me. Shea butter is really good for skin but also for hair. It it so rich that it turns dry skin/hair into a smooth one. I use the raw shea butter. $5 the pot. It can last for months.
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Scarlett said...

I love L'Occitane, I'll have to try that SPF20 cream, I think.

Thank you for checking out my blog, I am now following you :)
xx

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

I love this brand! They make the most amazing hand creams.

Aimee Bradley said...

I have never used this brand but thre is a shop near me might have to pop in next week and treat myself


great blog hun found you on monday blog hop xx
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Sunshine Rose said...

This sounds good and not overly pricy! Hope your face is better soon, I had a similar experience a few weeks ago - not fun!! x

little t said...

Is it new? What is different from the old shea range?

I have this, but only use it on my lips. I feel like I only got the full effect after I moved to a warmer climate because it goes rock hard in the cold and it's hard to smush it properly before putting it on.

It is a little miracle worker on dry lips!

fluff and fripperies said...

Hey T, as far as I can tell there were shea body products out already but the new range comprises the 3 products mentioned in the post.

Anonymous said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.