Divine Cream by L’Occitane

Hey guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely Friday! I’m currently facing the usual dilemma post-nights; to sleep or not to sleep!? I’ve made it to 13:00 so far so thought I would write a blog post to keep me occupied (with any luck I’ll be sleeping like a baby tonight).

You may have noticed from my Instagram feed that I’ve recently returned from a holiday in a very pretty town called Saint-Rémy found in the Provence region of France. We found a beautiful converted farmhouse on Airbnb which was surrounded by luscious vineyards and lavender, the perfect place to relax. We also drank some of the best wine we have ever tasted, shame we couldn’t bring any back with us!

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Ok,enough holiday snaps, lets get down to what this blog post is really about; L’Occitane’s Divine cream! So you may remember that L’Occitane celebrated it’s 40th birthday earlier this year and as a thank you to it’s customers, they gave away this gorgeous little gift below. Luckily for us it included a small sample pot of their award winning Divine cream (full size worth £74). There was no way I was missing out on this!

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So since the brand was founded in the Provence region I thought it only apt that I bring it on holiday with me and test it out. The Divine cream forms part of the Immortelle range, which takes it name from the golden flowers grown on the island of Corsica, known for their longevity even after being picked. The product contains a blend of Immortelle’s essential oil and cells extract in combination with other ingredients including  Marsh Clover, Myrtle, Honey, Bellis Perennis, Hyaluronic Acid, Evening Primrose Oil and Camelina oil.

The product claims to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin. It’s difficult for me to comment on it’s effectiveness with regards to minimising wrinkles as I only had a weeks supply and also I’m not in the targeted age group for this product. I did however really like it!

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I applied the product at night time.It was so hot during the day I needed to use my Soltan BB cream factor 50 for my face. The Divine Cream has a very pleasant botanical smell with a creamy texture that feels very moisturising. It’s easy to apply and absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it feeling nourished and hydrated. I was impressed that my skin still felt hydrated when I woke up in the morning and had a lovely glow to it. It’s not often that I’m impressed by a moisturiser but I really liked this one…dare I say it…*whispers* I may even prefer it to Creme De La Mer – eek sorry!

This is definitely a cream I will come back to in the future, right now the Immortelle precious cream is apparently more suitable for my age group. Lets hope it’s as good as it’s older sister! Let me know if any of you have tried it and your thoughts in a comment below 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Love Sophie x

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