Today I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on the most luxurious, moisturizing product I’ve ever used on my face.
On September 12, L’Occitane launched their Divine collection, highlighting the immortelle flower: a flower that never fades, even once it’s been picked. A lot of science goes into the anti-aging properties of this collection. The immortelle flower contains a high concentration of neryl acetate, which is an anti-aging molecule. It also boosts the cells that get rid of skin aging! L’Occitane has 5 patents pending on these Divine formulas.
I had the opportunity to try the Divine Cream* from this new collection. It is stored in a 50 ml jar that was inspired by an apothecary jar. It’s adorable and reminds me of old-school beauty. It comes with a small spoon to scoop out the product which is really handy. I love this little addition, not only for controlling the amount you use, but also keeping the cream free of bacteria that can transfer from dunking your fingers in. In the picture, I’ve added a quarter for size comparison.
The scent of the Divine Cream is one of my favorite elements of this product. It’s very floral but also has woody and honey notes. The cream itself is rather thick and a little goes a long way! Half of a spoonful is enough to cover your entire face and some of your neck. You certainly don’t need to apply any more than this onto your face, because this much alone is extremely moisturizing. Since I barely use a pea-sized amount once a day, I know this is jar is going to last me a long time.
I’ve been using the Divine Cream for almost four weeks now. I can’t speak to the anti-aging properties since I’m only 20 years old! However there were so many other benefits I experienced from its use. It provides extreme moisture to my face that my skin drinks up like lemonade on a hot summer day. I have combo skin but this cream doesn’t make me feel oily at all. My skin absorbs it and stays moisturized all day. Even under my makeup, I can tell that my face has a newfound glow after applying the Divine Cream. I can see that my skin looks healthier and the texture has improved tremendously.
Now here’s the only downside: the Divine Cream sells for $106. The Divine Cream is the epitome of a luxury cream, and the price not only reflects its quality but all the work that it takes to produce it. Right now, however, you can get a free trial of the Divine Cream by signing up on L’Occitane’s website! Would I personally pay $106 for it? Not realistically. Even with its anti-aging properties, right now I only use it as a moisturizer and that price tag is a little too rich for my blood. However, if the Divine Cream popped up in one of L’Occitane’s gift sets that usually go for under $40, I would snatch it up just for the cream itself. I definitely want to explore the Immortelle collection more, seeing as they have some more affordable products using this legendary flower.
You can buy the Divine Cream and browse the other products in the Divine Collection on L’Occitane’s website.
*The Divine Cream was sent to me by PR for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries
It is an amazing product but I can understand how it might be a little out of most peoples price range if they aren’t seeing signs of aging just yet. I am at the perfect time to be using this product so I have it out and ready to roll when I finish my current one.
Sheila (Painted Ladies)
A non-blogging friend was raving about this product. She received a sample and said it was amazing, but the price tag was out of her budget. I would love to see this in a smaller, more affordable size.
I agree about the price tag – very pricey but it feels amazing on my face!
It sounds lovely but at $106 a jar, it is way out of my budget. 🙂
I have to say, I’m not a fan of jar packaging for anti-aging products. That always comes off as bad to me.
Why is that?