L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Mask

You may have caught my review from a few weeks back covering the core products of the L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Collection, and now I’m here with the fabulous brightening and hydrating mask.

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LOccitane Immortelle Brightening Mask

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The power behind the range is the Immortelle essential oil extract which has been scientifically documented in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology from The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in the study into the Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Helichrysum italicum.

The study concludes that Imortelle extract induced a corticoid-like mechanism, acting as an anti-inflamatory as well as being a free-radical scavenger. These anti-oxidant and protective properties keeps skin calm and free-radicals are encased, preventing them from causing cellular damage on both a surface and sebaceous level.

As well as Immortelle, there’s also the brightening properties of Daisy extract and Wintergreen vegetal, both known for their ability to even out skin-tone and brighten the complexion.

It’s very smooth and almost jelly like as you spread it onto the skin and L’Occitane rather fabulously describes the mask as a moisturising and brightening bath, I have to say I agree. I’ve been keeping mine in the fridge over the last week whilst the weather has been so unseasonably hot and it completely calms and cools on contact.

On the box, L’Occitane have provided some great instructions for facial massage that will help kick start the lymph system to drain toxins as well as increasing blood circulation to the skin; both of which help massively improve facial tone and brightness. These instructions are easy to follow and even though you’re doing them on yourself (unless you’re lucky enough to have someone do it for you), it’s incredibly relaxing.

Apply a very generous amount onto the skin and get to work with it on the whole face, avoiding the eye area. Then leave it on for around 20 minutes (L’Occitane recommend 5-10 but I enjoyed the feeling too much to remove it so quickly). Afterwards, wipe off the excess with a cotton pad and then you’re done, with no need to wash.

I’ve been using this on an evening before bed as even with the excess wiped off, you can still feel a little product in the skin and if I’m asleep it won’t bother me. It’s best to use a restorative mask at night anyway as this is when your skin enters it’s regeneration process whereas during the day it’s in defence mode.

L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mask is very hydrating and in my opinion is perfect for even the very oiliest of skin types. As you can probably see from the picture, it’s a gel texture rather than a cream and is non-comodegnic so nothing to fear there.

I must point out, this pot seems bottomless and is fairly big anyway. Even when you feel you’re being generous with the product, you don’t seem to be able to make much of a dint. I can see this one lasting a while.

If you have any concerns with dullness, unevenness of skin tone or marks left over from surgery or acne and blemish concerns, then this is the mask for you. Even the oiliest skin can be wildly dehydrated, not just those with dry skin, that’s why this is perfect for pretty much anyone. Skin is noticeably plumped, brighter and softer by the next morning, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mask is available here from L’Occitane Online for £39 . At the moment if you use my exclusive code MF13, you can grab yourself a kit filled with Immortelle, Immortelle Brightening and Divine products when you spend more than £45.

Posted at 13:40 May 11, 2013

I love the description you’ve done about this mask Thom. I love L’Occitane, unfortunately its a treat rather than a product I can use regularly.


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