Olive goodness: L’Occitane Organic Olive Skincare
Once upon a time, I was very enamored with the products from L’Occitane and would go all out to grab them. I even dedicated an entry to some of the L’Occitane best sellers and customer favorites too. Admittedly, I had good experience with their Immortelle range but I weaned myself off the brand after I turned natural and organic in my skin care selection. Once awhile, I still pop into the shop but nothing catches my fancy until I spotted this Olive Organic range. Since I was in the market for cleansers for both my face and body and their prices seem pretty reasonable, I decided to pick up both products.
Certified organic by Ecocert
The L’Occitane Organic Olive Skincare range uses three organic extracts taken from the olive tree: olive leaf extracts, olive water and olive oil – known for their powerful moisturizing and hydrating qualities. Many of these ingredients come from the Moulin du Luberon in Volx, which produces certified organic olive oil that carries the “A.O.C. Haute-Provence” label. The range is also paraben free and products are certified organic by Ecocert. Besides the two products you see here, there are other products for the face such as cleansing milk, toner, moisturizer, face mask and lipbalm.
L’Occitane Olive Tree Organic Radiance Cleansing Foam 100ml S$36
My preference has always been for cleansers that foam and so I do like this. However, I don’t find anything exceptional about the after effects as I do not see my face becoming more radiant after each wash. I find the scent very strong when I first started using this, and I kept thinking I was stuffing my face with crushed leaves and vegetables. (ï¼¾â–½ï¼¾) But I find that compared to other foaming cleansers I’ve tried, this one comes across more foamy and I didn’t need to squirt as much. The cleansing power is quite good and my skin was left feeling fresh, clean and non drying. I wouldn’t mind buying this again.
L’Occitane Olive Organic Shower Cream 200ml S$32
Okay, I gotta admit that I sometimes buy stuff without scrutinizing too closely. Or rather it didn’t occur to me to ask if this is a foaming wash. So it’s quite a bummer for I’m desperate for a body wash that lathers generously as I still associate foam with cleanliness! This one is creamy, doesn’t foam at all but I do like the light, fresh botanical scent. And since it does not foam, so this is pretty moisturizing and I can afford to skip slathering moisturizer on my body if I don’t want to. Plus, it does feel somewhat luxurious when I use this on my body. However, the price is relatively steep when I find myself using more of the cream for each wash, given that it does not foam. Actually, I’m going to be done with this product and although I rate this product above average, I definitely am not going to buy this again given the price.
Obviously, I can’t comment on the entire L’Occitane Organic Olive range just based on the two products I have tried. But I’ll say I’m not exactly very excited as the key ingredient is only olive but on the other hand, simple ingredients are better for those with sensitive skin types. Like I mentioned, I don’t mind re-purchasing the cleansing foam again if the opportunity arise but other than that, I’m unlikely to try the other products within the range.