This review will be on L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil.
What it is formulated to do:
Reveal a satiny-smooth body with one of L’Occitane’s cult favorites. Thanks to more than 50 percent almond oil, naturally rich in omega 6, and camelina oil, rich in omega 3, the Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil helps skin feel nourished and more supple. Its luxurious texture melts into the skin and leaves it with a subtle scent of fresh almonds. Hydrated for up to 48 hours, skin is as soft as satin. It is formulated without parabens, phthalates.
My Experience with L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil:
Packaging: This body oil comes in a glass bottle with a spray nozzle. Glass bottle packaging means you have to extra careful, especially when handling the bottle with oily hands. It gets me annoyed at the person who designed this bottle and thought oil + glass was a good combo! The spray is very hard to press down, sometimes it gets stuck which makes it especially difficult if you go back to get some more with oily hands as you cannot get a grip. The spray is very unpredictable, sometimes it squirts the oil, and sometimes it sprays it! I am not a huge fan of this delivery mechanism as who would like to use body oils like perfume sprays? This way the oil gets everywhere, even though that might come in handy when covering a lot of skin at a time, but still I prefer spraying some in my hand and rubbing it on to my skin. Apart from these packaging flaws, the product itself is amazing!!
Texture: This is very lightweight, non-greasy body oil. I use it all over my body post shower and it gets absorbed instantly within seconds hence I don’t have to wait to put on my clothes and worry about oily residue on them. It never feels too slippery hence once absorbed, it does not affect my grip a whole lot. It is non greasy, so you can even use this in summertime without feeling like a deep-fried “pakoda” 😛
Ever since I started using this, I have found my skin quality to improve significantly. My skin feels so supple and soft, and I swear, my hands just slip over my skin like a water slide. The oil also gives just a hint of s*xy sheen on your skin. This oil could also be multi-purpose, you could use it as cuticle oil or even to smooth fly aways.
This oil does hydrate and moisturize my skin. I have very dry skin combined with harsh winter climate is too much for this body oil to combat alone. It is nowhere as hydrating as my body butters, but it gets the job nicely done for regular weather and normal skin. I find using this once after the shower keeps my skin moisturized for up to 8-10 hours. I still follow up with my regular body butter and lotion before sleeping.
Fragrance: The fragrance of this oil is heavenly!! I LOVE it!! It feels slightly sweet – a floral almond scent which is absolutely delicious and feminine and makes you smell like an almond cookie. It does not smell fake or chemical kind. It is not overpowering, but it does linger for almost 4 hours which is great.
Overall, I love this product. It is a great product and deserves every bit of praise. Apart from a bit of packaging issue, I have no other issue with this product itself. I absolutely recommend it.
Pros of L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil:
- Gets absorbed quickly.
- Delicious scent, lingers on for hours.
- Non-greasy, non-slippery texture.
- Deeply hydrates and nourishes skin.
- Gives a nice glow to the skin.
- Multipurpose, I use it as cuticle oil and to smooth frizzy hair too.
- Paraben free.
Cons of L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil:
- Glass bottle.
- Spray mechanism.
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