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L’Occitane are at quite an exciting stage as a brand and over the last few years it has been incredible to watch them create hit, after hit, after hit. Since April, I’ve been using the freshly reformulated Immortelle Divine collection with the fabulous addition of the new Immortelle Divine Lotion – a post toner/pre-serum solution, and now, it’s finally time to share it with you.
Many brands out there market anti-ageing solutions that claim to offer a 95% reduction in this and a visibly brighter that; 9 times out of 10, it’s all smoke and mirrors. L’Occitane Immortelle Divine on the other hand is based on a formulation of academically journaled ingredients and proven compositions; for all skin types – this stuff works, I can’t be any more explicit than that.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion
As I mentioned, Immortelle Divine, L’Occitane’s premiere skincare line, is receiving a new addition of the L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion, hitting British stores on the 9th September.
So what’s it all about? Is it an alternate to the cream? Is it a cleanser? Is it a toner? Nope, nope and nope. L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion is another step in your daily skincare regime, something completely new.
The principle of this new step has it’s roots, as do so many new beauty innovations, in the Korean skincare market. Immortelle Divine Lotion softens the skin; balances surface oil and water and helps accelerate cellular renewal through the potent Immortelle formulation.
Immortelle Divine Lotion is massaged into the skin after cleansing/toning and contrary to my initial assumption, you don’t rinse or wipe it away. The texture is exceedingly light, and is comparable to a rich toning fluid. After following the easy application steps, your skin will feel like silk but you won’t feel a trace of excess product on the surface.
Now you’ve applied the product, your skin becomes like a powerful sponge. Application of the newly reformulated Immortelle Divine Lotion and Cream becomes a dream; your skin is deeply nourished, hydrated, glowing, smooth but not overloaded with product that can be felt on the surface, not a drop. You definitely notice better absorption with the extra step of the Immortelle Divine Lotion than without.
To the science. The lotion has the same base formulation as the rest of the range with Corsican Immoretelle, boosted by the 7 naturally derived active ingredients. These naturally derived actives are marsh clover, corsican myrtle, corsican honey, daisy, hyaluronic acid, evening primrose oil and camelina oil. The watery texture is gorgeous and the authentic scent of immortelle flower is just, divine.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream
The cream of the crop – L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream is the flagship solution of the Immortelle Divine quartet and, as has the whole range, been newly reformulated. Clinically tested on 100 participants in partnership with the Centre d’Investigation Clinique de la Conception, results showed a 21% reduction in the visible appearance of wrinkles; 27% redefinition of facial contours (lifting and smoothing) and a whopping 85% visible reduction of dark spots.
The product absorbs best over the Immortelle Divine Lotion and Immortelle Divine extract but still performs exceedingly well on its own. The texture is light but deeply nourishing, leaving a dewy glow and no greasy finish.
The scent is stunning and the yellow glass jar was designed by the founder of L’Occitane, Olivier Baussan. My mum has been a convert to the Immortelle Divine range for a few years now, moving away from Time Zone by Estée Lauder, and she’s in love with the new formulations being a big fan of the Immortelle Divine Lotion.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Extract
The serum of the range delivers the very same compounds and molecules to the deeper levels of the epidermis, offering a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles in just 7 days. My mum is obsessed with this and I really noticed the difference in her skin. She applauds the product for lifting her skin, improving firmness, giving it brightness as well as a softness she’s never felt before; her words, not mine.
The serum’s texture is lightweight but more of a cream than the standard gel-texture you’d usually expect from a serum. One of the fabulous things about the new formulations is that both the extract and the cream go much, much further, meaning you get a lot more out of your bottle; they’ve also changed the pump so it goes all the way to the bottom, reaching every last drop!
The L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion and newly revamped collection goes in-store and online from the 9th September. The range has a premium price tag but trust me when I say they last for a good while. For a facial wash to accompany the range (as there isn’t a Divine cleanser as of yet) definitely look to the Immortelle Cleansing Foam. In the meantime, check out the rest of the L’Occitane Immortelle Divine collection.
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