24 August 2012

L'Occitane Bonne Mere Review: Gentle Body Wash and Gentle Cream



Just launched this month, L’Occitane's Bonne Mere - named after a French saying, expressing kindness - is a gentle, family orientated range. The products come in two varieties, milk or honey, and I was lucky enough to receive one of each - the gentle cream in milk, and the honey body wash.
 Both products are a pleasure to use - the cosmetic equivalent of a hug from your granny or being wrapped in a big fluffy towel. The body wash comes in a family friendly 600ml bottle and has a lovely melty texture, gently cleansing and softening the skin.

The Gentle Cream is suitable for hands, body ... and face! That's quite unusual and makes it a very hardworking product that would be handy for using on kids. Me, I've been using and loving it as a handcream; light and spreadable, with this a little goes a loooong way. It's absorbed really quickly and leaves my paws feeling silky and smelling softly sweet. And mildly tingling - like they've just drunk up something really good for them. Do yours ever do that?


I'm really enjoying both scents: comforting and sort of wholesome, they have a similar quality to baby powder (though the products aren't for use on kids under three). They'd be great for parents to have on hand for family use but, since I'm not one, I get to keep them to myself! Huzzah!

Bonne Mere Gentle Body Wash is €26.50 with the Gentle Cream coming in at €17.95. Soap, €4.50, and Creamy Hand Wash, €19.95, are also available.


26 comments:

Beauty Balm said...

mmm these sound nice, great review x

Adele said...

I'm a sucker for anything with honey in it, so these sound right up my street!
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Anonymous said...

sounds dreamy!

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Great post!
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Laura said...

Amazing!

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Love their stuff and I'm betting this is as equally as nice.

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

x

Coco said...

I have tried just once a product from the brand and wasn't too happy with it. Your review is maling me re-consider...Have a great weekend dear.

CherrySue said...

Oh they sound lahhhhhvely x

Anonymous said...

I love l'Occitane products! Want to try these! xo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, these sound so incredibly luxurious. I'm not sure whether I would want the milk or the honey - perhaps both!! :)

Rainbow Gatherer said...

I love l'occitane and want to try those asap :)

Bravoe Runway said...

I love honey scented items so this means I need to visit L'Occitane...let's see if these scents are available in the US.

Laura Go said...

mmmmmm they sound amazing. I LOVE L'Occitane. They have the most glorious products ever.
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

These sound wonderful! I just adore lotions and creams. I'm going to have to try these! Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

DancingWithDisaster said...

Sounds amazing! I'll have to give these a go :) xx

Leslie said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to try it!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I saw these and was wondering how they were. Sounds delightful! Will have to try them. :)
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MissGreenEyes said...

Emma you could sell snow to Eskimos, I wouldn't have looked twice at these and now I want to smell them and try them! I love l'occitane hand cream, so I'm sure these will be of similar standard, can almost smell them from here!

little t said...

I love all their milk/ shea scented products!

Stylish By Nature said...

Great !! I love honey scented items :)

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Emma @ The Makeup Room said...

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Sam said...

The hand and face cream sounds like the perfect thing, i love the quality of their products.

Crosswire Dreamers said...

These look great, I've been hearing a lot about this brand. I bet they smell really good, I'm a sucker for a milk and honey scent. x

Clara Turbay said...

it´s perfect and nice.
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Sarah said...

"...the cosmetic equivalent of a hug from your granny or being wrapped in a big fluffy towel..." SOLD. Sounds heavenly.

OanaC said...

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