L’Occitane Immortelle Crème Précieuse / Precious Cream

This post has been quite a while in the making as I wanted to get it tested properly. The Immortelle range has been designed to increase collagen as well as firm and brighten the skin, and such results can’t be achieved within a weeks use, you need to go the full hog. It was my mum that tested this, and yes I know, ‘Man’face, but it’s still kind me writing this.

LOccitane Immortelle Crème Précieuse / Precious Cream

The cream has an interesting fragrance, very plant-like and quite potent, a mixture of fresh cut stems and well, Imortelle flower I imagine. It’s quite a thick whipped cream and applies into the skin with an almost balm like constancy that sinks in quickly and leaving no sticky trace.

Actually… I tell you what, I’ll let the tester explain it herself to give a better insight:

“I used precious cream twice a day for four weeks. At first I was disappointed with the smell, but after a while it becomes strangely likeable.

It does smell just like the flowers and I know this because we were surrounded by them! The weather was very hot but the cream held its own. At first I didn’t think that it was being effective as it stayed on the surface of the skin. My skin was not dehydrated as I keep it well moisturised. After about ten days I felt it begin to go deeper and left me with very soft and more plumptuous skin.

After four weeks I think I can say that my skin was brighter and that finer lines were less noticeable. It didn’t really have the same effect around my mouth. It’s a quirky kind of product in fabulous packaging. I don’t think that staff in the shops I have been in know enough about the product to promote it as well as they could. It is a boutique range and could be attractive to those of us who are a bit fed up of the sameness of the *a certain brand that shall remain nameless*’s Companies. It’s also good that they are now supporting farmers. Whoops the oven timer has gone off!!…”

LOccitane Immortelle Crème Précieuse / Precious Cream
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I can’t really say much more than that as far as testing it goes, but I can comment a little more on the ingredients. To start with there are natural extracts such as grape, sunflower, rosemary, evening primrose and soya bean, but I want to look at the ingredients that really give the product it’s age-defying properties. The Imortelle (Helichrysum Italicum) Extract featuers fairly far down the list of ingredients, so not the highest ration in there but I am lead to believe that it’s a very concentrated and potent extract so you really wouldn’t need that much.

I’ve actually briefly read through a paper from the  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society on Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Helichrysum italicum. It concludes that Imortelle extract induced a corticoid-like mechanism, acting as an anti-inflamatory as well as being a free-radical scavenger. Basically, skin is kept calmed and free-radicals within the skin are encased, preventing them from causing cellular damage on both a surface and sebaceous level. This stuff really works.

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The testing and evidence both back this product up highly and there are other products in this range to support its effects. Definitely worth giving them a try.

L’Occitane Immortelle Crème Précieuse £42/50ml at L’Occitane Online

LOccitane Immortelle Crème Précieuse / Precious Cream

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