I was in Covent Garden this weekend with Zoe and we headed to the L’Occitane store for a little browse. We were both admiring how many of the products are ones we love but maybe not ones we have spent the time raving about on the blog. You know the sort of staple that’s always there and will always be repurchased – a sort of ‘old faithful’ type of thing that you know you can always find somewhere in your collection. For me it’s the L’Occitane classic hand cream (seriously amazing – especially the little handbag tubes) and the Amande Shower Oil that I love SO much. Smells amazing and feels fab on the skin. But this post isn’t about the classics, it’s about the new L’Occitane Whipped Shea Collection.
How to describe this is a bit of a challenge – it’s basically the classic simple shea cream, with lots of air pumped into it – to give it a slightly lighter, airier feeling texture. So perhaps if you’re not a fan of heavy/thick/creamy body butters then this is a good alternative. It has all the creamy, moisturising properties of the shea butter but a light, fluffy texture. It means it absorbs into skin quickly and easily – total plus. But still leaves it soft and hydrated. It’s also a very simple clean scent – so no messing with perfumes etc.
One downside I found though – despite it being a lovely product – I did find I raced through the pot of Whipped Body Cream at a speed I’ve never seen before. I think I used it daily and was done in just over a week. Maybe I scoop out more than I actually need out of habit, but it definitely finished quicker than my regular rate. The shower foam however is still going strong – as is the hand cream. Although maybe this is getting a little empty quicker than the regular hand cream. I would assume this is fairly normal though with a product with more air in it to create that fluffy texture.
Overall – a lovely fresh feeling but nicely hydrating range for body if you need more moisture but don’t want to resort to the typical winter body butters.
L’Occitane Whipped Shea Collection * available from L’Occitane UK (from £8)