L occitane divine lotion

Overall Score: 82/100

Tested December 2014

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion, available in 50ml and 200ml bottles, claims to help maintain the skin’s balance and accelerate cellular renewal.

Available from: loccitaine.co.uk

Price when tested: £42.00

GHI Expert Verdict

The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion has a good texture and absorption, and it is easy to fit into your daily beauty regime. It can be a little tricky to dispense from the bottle, but it achieves good results overall in softening the skin.

Overall Score: 82/100

WE LIKED

  • Testers really praise the texture of this product, and its scent.
  • Testers say it was absorbs quickly and effectively into the skin.
  • It is easy to fit into your daily regime.
  • Successful results are notable on cheeks and fine lines by some testers.
  • Skin feels cleaner, softer and less dehydrated, making moisturiser application much more efficient.

WE DIDN’T LIKE

  • It is difficult to control the quantity that is dispensed.
  • It comes in a heavy bottle.

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

October 19, 2015 – 10:30 BST hellomagazine.com L’Occitane’s Divine Cream: tried and tested by HELLO!

In today’s selfie-obsessed age, when it comes to skincare, we are all after the holy grail of flawless looking skin – free from imperfections, smooth and radiant. With or without make-up, there’s nothing more confidence-boosting than not having to use a filter.
Thankfully, help has arrived from luxury beauty brand L’Occitane, who have created an innovative skincare range including the Divine Cream. With its smooth texture, the Divine Cream melts deliciously into the skin, giving a sensation of supreme comfort. To visibly correct all signs of ageing, for beautiful, younger-looking skin.
The cream’s key ingredient Immortelle is known as the everlasting flower: it never fades, even after it has been picked. Its organic essential oil is rich in active molecules with unique anti-ageing properties. The Divine cream is also made up of Marsh Clover, Myrtle, Honey, Bellis Perennis, Hyaluronic Acid, Evening Primrose Oil and Camelina oil – all working together to visibly reduce wrinkles and reveal the skin’s radiance.
HELLO! Fashion Monthly’s Editor, Juliet Herd, tried and tested the Divine Cream from the range and reveals how it has changed her skincare routine…

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“In the past, my skincare routine has been a bit haphazard. I will happily try new products but often don’t think enough about whether they are suitable for my skin and if they are actually achieving any visible results.
“L’Occitane’s Divine Cream is like a little pot of sunshine – literally. I look forward to applying it morning and night. The cream has a richness that makes it perfect for bed-time use yet it is light enough to apply as a day-time moisturiser. It helps, too, that the scent is so heavenly – you are immediately transported to Provence as you breathe in all the heady floral, woody smells associated with the South of France.
“As I’ve got older, I’ve increasingly noticed a lack of elasticity and dryness in my skin, and it is a relief to find a product that combines both science and natural plant extracts to tackle these issues as well as wrinkles and loss of firmness.

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“The Divine Cream contains the legendary Corsican immortelle flower (fittingly, the Latin name Helichrysum means golden sun!), which is especially harvested for L’Occitane on the island of Corisca and is the only variety in the world that contains an effective high concentration of neryl acetate. Neryl acetate is the key molecule in immortelle essential oil used in the Divine cream. It boosts microcirculation, collagen production and protects from free radicals. The natural anti-ageing properties of the plant are enhanced by a complex of 7 active ingredients, which target the heart of skin cells and combats metabolic and replicative cellular ageing.
“I’ve noticed a new radiance and softness to my skin. It also feels plumper and fine lines have faded, producing a more even complexion. The Divine Cream definitely agrees with my combination skin, too, as I am less prone to unsightly break-outs. It’s my new secret weapon!”

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L’Occitane Divine Cream, 50ml, £74. Available at loccitane.com

L’Occitane en Provence Divine Lotion is skin softening toner that I’ve been using several months now. I really enjoy the L’Occitane en Provence Divine Skincare Collection but actually use the lotion more than anything else from the collection.

Skin softening lotions (essences) or as we label them here in the US “toners” are getting some recognition lately. I suspect by Spring 2015 you’ll see a little bit of a trend for them. Essence is a common part of Asian skincare and one of the first steps in skincare application. Skin softening lotions like L’Occitane en Provence Divine Lotion is just one product in a long line of others that a typical Asian woman or man would use in their daily regime. Typically skincare regimes in Asia are made up of 5 to 8 daily products. Imagine that? I’ve adapted my own nighty skincare after this regime myself as I spend a lot of time around Japanese and Korean skincare and makeup. It seems overkill yes but actually my drier skin quite loves it.

Let’s take a look ad this Divine Lotion!

L’Occitane en Provence Divine Lotion isn’t really a traditional toner. You aren’t getting out a cotton ball and swiping this one. This is a thicker textured toner yet a thinner consistency than your average moisturizer. It’s a watery gel-like consistency which you apply to the palms of your hands and press gently onto your skin. I think skincare users in the US mistakenly apply prodcts like this with a cotton ball but for the best results you’ll want to press it onto your skin using the palms of your hands.

Supposedly this formula contains anti-aging properties from immportelle flowers which have 7 plant derived ingredients to give this lotion not only a moisturizing finish but also to lend suppleness to skin. It has a unique herbal scent that’s very pleasant but sensitive users might find it a bit much.

Typically after cleansing I mist my face and allow it to dry down naturally. I follow up with my Philosophy Miracle Worker Pads and after I press this Divine Lotion gently into my face and allow it to set before following up with my other skincare products. This acts as a prep of sorts for my serums and moisturizer. It softens my skin and gives it a “cushy” finish. If you suffer from drier areas or flaky areas after cleansing this is a nice way to gently set the pavement for your moisturizer as it acts to tone, soften, and hydrate allowing your serum(s) and moisturizer to absorb easily into skin. It’s very rare I don’t use an essence or lotion like this prior to other products. It’s just a very ideal way to prep my skin for other products!

I don’t think Divine Lotion has been life changing. My skin isn’t brighter or healthier looking since using it. It is however, an ideal product for prepping my skin!

If Divine Lotion is too expensive a product you can check into MANY of my Korean and Japanese versions for other affordable essence and skin softening lotions like this that are considerably cheaper. Skin Food makes some amazing ones!

Do you use an essence or lotion prior to other skincare?

Which one?

Do share!

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