Give a Good Shake Down to your Skin with Genuine Almond Goodness
Body oils have been around for quite a long while now but I never quite noticed them other than for the weekly head massage that my mum did with almond or coconut oil when I was growing up. Lately (in the past couple of years) everyone has suddenly woken up from sleep and realised what wonders oil can do to our skin and hair and health and thus there is a new oil concoction churning out every month from one or the other brand. There are all sorts of fancy oils originating from exotic places and boy do the mean some business.
Last year I was working with L’Occitane in India so I came to know about the traceability of their ingredient, discovered their Almond range and that the almonds were harvested in Corsica in the South of France. The Marketing team kept on singing glories of the Almond Shower Oil and since it was winters, I couldn't help but pick one. Its first use was the moment of realisation that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I realised how not to let my body skin sag with time. I have used the Nivea shower cream in the past but using the in-shower almond oil made me realise how sticky and cumbersome Nivea was. On contact with water, the almond oil turned into a milk emulsion and quickly came off in the shower.
This marked the start of an oil revolution in my life and I never looked back. My newly bolstered confidence made me spend a fortune on their other almond products, the almond moisturiser, the delicious paste scrub and the Almond Supple Skin Body Oil. "I take so much care of my facial skin but nothing for the body" made me shed a lot of money but it was money spent well and was a new feat in my body care regime.
The supple skin oil has made my skin satin smooth as it has more than 50% almond oil. Using both the oils in moderation but consistently has been the key to a non-itchy back which was the main area of concern at the get go. The packaging is ingenious as I couldn't find any other oil on market that came with a spray nozzle which quickens the whole oil application process after the morning rinse. The fragrance is divine and quintessentially L’Occitane and I have this subtly lingering fragrance throughout the day even if I don’t wear any perfume.
One can read all the jazz at L’Occitane’s website about how they have the skin benefiting ingredients and the studies that have been done but in simple terms, the shower oil followed by the supple skin oil have simply made my skin a delight to touch. My skin doesn't just look healthy but also feels nourished and I have a piece of mind that I am doing something for my body skin too. These oils have become a must during the winters and are a great spa at home treatment during summers.
L'Occitane does good sized samples that the staff is more than happy to offer if you are interested and as we are heading into colder months in Sydney, dry and parched body skin can be a thing of the past now.