By Nidhi Chahal
This is my first post on IMBB after almost one year of silently reading reviews and only then buying products. Today, I am reviewing “L’Occitane en Provence Immortelle Precious Fluid” for first signs of aging.
Why I bought it?
Well, I am almost 28, just had a baby girl 4 months back and lost a lot of weight recently, all this was clearly showing on my skin. The correct word would be “early signs of aging.” With a baby and a job, my beauty regimen had gone for a toss! So, I wanted to invest in something that will give me quick results without too much effort 😛 I have heard so much about L’Occitane as a brand. Recently, on my trip to the mall, I saw the outlet. It wasn’t there last time, so I literally ran inside and asked the SA if they have anything for anti-aging. She showed me this “Immortelle” range and told me that this is one of their bestsellers.
I have combination skin, so I bought the recommended “Precious Fluid.” If you have normal to dry skin, she recommended the Precious cream, which is same in contents and actions. This Precious Fluid is not be confused with “Precious Serum,” which is also there in the Immortelle range.
Product Description and Claims:
The Immortelle Precious Fluid is a moisturizing lotion offering a triple action benefit for firmer skin and reduced appearance of wrinkles:
– Smoother skin: Immortelle stimulates collagen production, which helps fill in deep wrinkles and restructure the epidermis for smoother skin.
– Firmer skin: The support network of the skin is reinforced*.
– Younger and matte looking skin: Micro-circulation is boosted to stimulate cell renewal. Skin is protected from free radicals* and feels matte and velvety. Skin looks incredibly younger.
* In vitro / ex vivo on immortelle extracts.
It comes in a sturdy blue translucent glass bottle, roughly the size of my palm. It has a lovely pump dispenser which clicks shut when you twist it, so there is no chance of accidentally pressing the pump as well. I love the packaging.
Texture and Smell:
The fluid is white in color with a runny consistency. Roughly two pea-size drops are enough to cover face and neck. It has a very pleasant floral smell which stays for almost an hour.
It takes about 30-40 seconds to get absorbed and leaves a slight shine. You need to use a compact/powder on top if you want to go out after putting this on. The face feels just a teeny-weeny bit sticky, but I guess I should blame the incessant Pune rains for that. I think it won’t be there in summers/winters.
INR 2900/- for 30 ml.
My Experience with L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Fluid:
I must say I am very impressed with this fluid. I have been religiously using it for 10 days, twice a day (as mentioned by the SA) and I already notice my skin improving. My skin feels way too soft and supple. It has not broken me out. It does not feel oily.
Also, the SA was insisting that I buy cleanser, toner, and serum in the same range to get faster and better results. But I wasn’t sure whether I should invest so much money at one go. So, she gave me free sample-sachets of these products to “fast-track” the effects 😛
Here are the free samples of:
- Brightening Foaming Cleanser.
- Essential Water Face.
- Precious Serum.
You are supposed to use them in the above written sequence just before the Precious Fluid.
So, I first wash my face and neck with the cleanser, pat dry my face, then dab the water, wait for a few minutes, then put on the serum and then this fluid. The samples are over, but they helped a lot.
I already get a lot of compliments on my skin these days. I hope these changes stay!
Pros of L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Fluid:
- Suits my oily to combination skin.
- Living up to its claim till now. I have visible healthier/supple skin.
- Natural ingredients, I do not feel like I am putting-on chemicals on my face.
- Sturdy packaging.
- Lovely fragrance.
- Product details/research comes in a leaflet in the pack.
Cons of L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Fluid:
- Expensive (but I guess if you are buying L’Occitane, you can’t complain about the price!)
- Leaves just a little bit of shine, need to use compact/powder afterwards.
Will I Repurchase L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Fluid?
I do recommend this if you want something for anti-aging and can afford this. I will finish this bottle and then decide on repurchasing, I think I will buy the cleanser also. I feel it’s better to start with anti-aging right now, rather than start with “reverse the signs of aging,” a few years later. 😛
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L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Serum
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L’occitane Immortelle Brightening Water
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