1 Mar 2012

L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Gentle Moisturiser review

This is the L'Occitane Ultra gentle moisturiser, which I've been using for the past few weeks every morning.  I'd only ever tried L'Occitane hand creams before (and think they're the nuts) so I was really keen to try some face products too.

It's a really nice, light moisturiser which is perfect as a day cream as it sinks in quickly and easily.  Sometimes my foundation can 'curdle' if a moisturiser is too thick or greasy, but I've been using this as part of my normal foundation routine and it fits in nicely.

I have serious combination skin, with pronounced oily patches and dry patches, which can be a bit of a nightmare, but I've found this moisturiser to be a good balance for both issues.

I had expected the cream to smell like shea butter, as it does contain 8% shea butter, but it's actually fragrance free, so good for sensitive skins.

The amount I've shown squirted out on the back of my hand is a couple of pumps and is the amount I use each morning.  It's a really controlled pump, so you don't ever use too much, and based on how much I've gone through so far, I think this 50ml size was last me a good few months.

I really like this for my skin type.  I need a richer face cream for nigh time though, so I'll stick to this one just for the mornings.  I'll be reviewing another L'Occitane product I've been using for my night cream in the next couple of days.

This product costs £24 for 50ml and is available from L'Occitaine direct here.
*PR sample


  1. I've never heard of this brand before. Will have to check them out :)


  2. I love L'occitaine products!
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  3. This looks great. Think i might pop into my L'occitaine shop and try it :) xx


  4. i would love to try l'occitane products. got samples of the night cream was amazing :D

  5. Hi there!

    I was wondering if you would like to do a swap with me? I live in the US and I'm dying to get some products from the UK. I've already done over a dozen international swaps. I've also have almost done 100 makeup swaps on makeupalley.com. If you could please let me know if you are interested or not I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much!


    1. Hi Dianne - I'd love to! I've done a US swap before and it was fab to be able to write a shopping list of all the things I can't get at home! What's your twitter or email? xx


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