L'Occitane is adding to its Almond Collection in May, and as I hadn't tried out any of the original products, I was keen to try the newbies out. I really like moisturising products with nut ingredients, as I find they really improve the texture of my skin as well as hydrating and I love the richness they add to the fragrance.
From the new six products, I've been lucky enough top try out The Milk Concentrate and Supple Skin Oil, both of which are different types of product to moisturise the body.
The Milk Concentrate (£35/200ml) feels like a hybrid between a lotion and a cream as its texture is halfway between the two, being is really light and is quickly absorbed and non-greasy, like a lotion, but isn't runny, suited to being in a pot rather than a bottle and leave the skin feeling really smooth and hydrates, more like a cream. Containing a blend of silicium and almond proteins, which are similar to collagen, it also helps to improve firmness in the skin too. As the formula is rich in soothing almond oil, its also perfect to use on your legs after shaving.
I'm having a total body oil moment currently and I'm preferring them over body lotions, creams and butters.I think its because we are having warmer weather, so I am exposing my limbs more and oils give a really nice soft sheen to the skin which is really flattering. Also, my skin seems to be in better condition so oils work well to seal in the moisture, rather than adding extra, which creams are better at doing. The Supple Skin Oil (£35/100ml) from L'Occitane is one of my fav body oils at the moment, as it is thinner oil, not being overly greasy and is delicately fragranced with almond oil and is also enriched with peppermint, palmarosa and immortelle essentials oils which as well as adding to the aroma, help improve elasticity and firmness - for which L'Occitane have some impressive statistic for women finding improvement in these areas and battling stretch marks.
The packaging of both products feels expensive and is really nice to use and they look pretty on my dressing table as well as feeling lovely on my skin.
Sorry for the random photo, but it was too pretty not to include...