Despite the rave reviews on L’Occitane Immortelle Very Precious Fluid SPF40, I hesitated to buy this right at the beginning. Reason is because it only comes with 12% of Titanium Dioxide and contains no Zinc Oxide, both of which are key ingredients I look for in sunblocks.
Formulated with highly concentrated, organic Immortelle essential oil with anti-wrinkle, firming and regenerating properties, the fluid is supposed to contain high UV filters to effectively protect the skin from UVB and UVA rays, as well as defend against premature aging and the development of new pigmentation marks.
However after using it for more than a month now, I still have reservations about this product in terms of its ability to effectively block out those harmful rays. It isn’t really the fault of the product but rather, due to my initial psychological barrier because of the lack of Zinc Oxide even though Titanium Dioxide does offer considerable protection according to the following rating compiled by Environmental Protection Agency.
While I haven’t noticed that the mulberry extract contained within this Very Precious Fluid has helped to reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks, I haven’t seen any new marks either. So the product must be doing something right.
Texture wise, this is a lightweight fluid and leaves no unsightly white cast. I like the fact that it’s not oily and doesn’t interfere with my makeup, even after a layer of the Precious Fluid. I believe that’s probably why it’s so popular.
Application is a breeze (just remember to shake well) and the fragrance is a plus. I have to say that overall, my skin tone is brightened, probably as a result of using this product along with the other Immortelle range.
L’Occitane Very Precious Fluid SPF40 comes in a 30ml pump bottle and retails at S$84 and is also available at StrawberryNET.com. If you’re indoors most of the time and only needs to step out in the sun momentarily like for lunch, then this product should be able to give you enough protection.
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