First things first, I’d like to thank IMBB and each one of you for your lovely comments and encouragement on my first post. I am elated to join the IMBB bandwagon. I am back today, but with a product review this time!
Though I haven’t even hit my mid-twenties yet, my skin has suffered a lot due to my continuous changing work shifts and stress factor and I am desperately looking for products to make my skin better. After reading some good reviews about L’Occitane products, I wanted to try out a few from this brand.
What I find most enticing about this brand is the exquisite natural range of ingredients that the products contain. Today the product that I am reviewing is L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream. I had received a sample of this product along with my regular buys and was totally blown away by the results the very first time I used it. Needless to say, I was very impressed and went ahead and bought a full jar of this expensive night cream. Read on to know, if it continued to live up to its first night miraculous results.
What it claims: Sleep the years away with Immortelle Precious Night Cream. This silky smooth, skin-caressing cream works during the night, leaving your skin feeling smoother and softer, and also helps to reinforce the epidermis and to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. For optimal results we recommend complementing this night repairing care with Immortelle Precious Cream. This helps smooth the skin while protecting it against environmental damage during the day.
Advice: Apply the rich and nourishing formula in the evening to clean, dry skin. First, massage with sliding movements all over the face, from nose to cheek andtemples, from forehead to temples, then neck. Then, gently press on the temples to release the day’s tensions.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Squalene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol , Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Camellia Sativa Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Echium Lycopsis Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Extract, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Sucrose Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Linoleate, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Octyldodecanol, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Coco, Glycerides, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Peg-100 Stearate, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha, Isomethyl Ionone, Citral.
Price: Rs. 4990/- for 50 ml
My experience with L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream:
The product comes in a blue glass like jar and I personally like the packaging. It gives the feel of a luxurious product and the bright blue hue adds an interesting color to my vanity table. The icky part of it is that you need to dip your fingers to scoop out the cream which most of us find unhygienic. I always make it a point to sanitize my hands before touching my face, so I assume that doesn’t contaminate my cream. Another hiccup about the packaging is its brittleness. It looks like it would break if it falls. I haven’t tried that of course, but I have to be very careful (which most of the times I am not) while handling it and that’s a reason I don’t prefer to carry it when I am travelling.
The fragrance of the cream is pleasant, neither outstanding nor irritating. The texture is sort of a firm cream and has a very velvety touch to it. It is very hydrating and moisturizing but at the same time is neither oily nor greasy. It is very easily absorbed and your skin is instantly smoothened out. It would suit all skin types perfectly. I have a combination skin and I didn’t feel it heavy on my skin. Dry skinned ladies should love this product, but it should work equally well on other skin types as well. Though it isn’t oily, the heavy or rather firm texture of the cream makes me reach out to it more during the winters rather than the summers, when I would rather use something lighter on my skin.
Coming to the all-important purpose, and the very claim of the cream, i.e. of anti-ageing, the first time I ever tried it on me, I woke up to a pleasant surprise the next morning. I have had a lightly creased forehead and the wrinkles appeared to have diminished considerably with one use itself. My skin appeared brighter and firmer. With a continuous usage though, I didn’t notice any further improvement on my wrinkles. When I say that I mean the creases didn’t vanish completely although my skin definitely has become firmer.
It hasn’t broken me out. It has made my skin soft and supple. My skin is calmer and behaves itself whenever I have used it. It doesn’t work on scars or marks at all, but it doesn’t claim to anyway. It does make the overall quality of your skin a tad better. I am not sure if it works on pigmentation though because I do not have pigmented skin.
Pros of L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream:
Very hydrating and moisturizing.
Makes the skim firm.
Works on wrinkles to an extent but doesn’t eliminate them completely.
Would work on all skin types and best suited for dry skin.
Doesn’t break out sensitive skin.
Makes your skin quality better overall.
Contains exquisite ingredients.
Cons of L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream:
Unhygienic open jar packaging. Not a travel friendly packaging.
Considering the price, for me, it didn’t deliver at par with my expectations.
Availability is an issue. (L’Occitaine has recently opened a counter at shoppers stop, Hyderabad, yay!!)
IMBB Rating: 3.75/5
Will I repurchase L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Night Cream?
I guess not. Though I like the product, I expected something miraculous from this heavily priced cream. It fares well on most aspects as a good night cream and to an extent on the anti-aging part as well; however it didn’t do anything exceptional for my skin. I sort of had an exciting start with this cream but felt cheated later. Overall I like the product and would recommend it to people who are looking for a skin tightening product or something to work on their stern wrinkles. I think it would suit mature ladies better so you could definitely recommend it to your mothers.
Since the summers are here, I’d go for a night cream with a lighter texture. It is a decent anti-aging cream and I’ll probably look out for this a few years later when I really need it. For now, it has done its bit for me.
Ladies, do let me know how you liked the review! Keep the comments coming! Cheers!
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