Apologies it took a while to get onto this one, I received them before going to Spain and it all just got a tad waylaid. The L’Occitane Ultra Soft Cream Collection are a set of 3, 10% shea butter body creams with fragrances created by resident nose, Karine Dubreuil.
The trio are Vanilla Bouquet (my favourite); Rose Heart and Zesty Lime. The Shea butter is from Burkina Faso, harvested in a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women who produce it.
I’ve been using the Vanilla Bouquet because I love anything with vanilla, seriously, I’m mad for it. It’s quite sweet and is scented from the flower rather than the dark, chocolatier notes of the pod. It sinks into the skin well, leaving no residue and doesn’t congest my often highly contestable pores. The Ultra Soft Cream also provides at least a good 12 hours of moisture and really soothes dry knees and elbows!
I’m saving the Zesty Lime for summer as it’s going to be the most amazing aftersun lotion that can both sooth and lightly fragrance with citrusy limes (that also act as a great insect repellent). It’s mouth watering like a deliciously zingy Starburst (although it’s still an Opal Fruit in my world).
The Rose Heart from the L’Occitane Ultra Soft Cream Collection needed a special mention. As it’s unmistakably feminine, I gave this to my mum who before I went to Spain had been going through a course of radiotherapy after having breast cancer surgery (she’s all clear I must add!). She has been ranting and raving about how much she loves this. It helped with her inevitable dryness, didn’t cause irritation (although obviously she didn’t use it on the damaged areas) and she has loved the calming and uplifting smell. It makes a luxurious option to E45 (both of which we’re massive fans of).
The L’Occitane Ultra Soft Cream Collection is delicious and a welcome alternative to the acidic and artificially fragranced body butters of the brand’s nearest competitor (although maybe not so near these days). They’re wholesome and feel good for you when you apply them which I know sounds mad, but trust me, you’ll get it.
L’Occitane Ultra Soft Cream Collection body moisturisers are available here from L’Occitane at £18 each.