Wednesday, 27 May 2015

L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection

Following on from the beautiful Bleu & Iris Blanc Perfume, L’Occitane’s latest releases are scientifically formulated to help improve the signs of aging on the body as well as reducing age spots and hyper pigmentation, and helping to restore firmness whilst combating lines and wrinkles. The new Almond Velvet Duo which consists of a balm and a serum have been my go to products for the last month and boy are they something amazing.

I personally cannot stand marzipan but I love almonds and anything almond scented, so I was really eager to try these two products out.



L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection

The Almond Velvet Balm** (£42) is such a beautifully scented balm you cannot help but love it and want to use it. On the skin it feels luxurious and rich and incredibly moisturising. The scent was not quite what I was expecting, as someone who loathes the taste and smell of marzipan, it filled me with dread that my skin would end up smelling like someone's wedding cake. Thankfully, that was not the case at all. 


Instead what you get is a really light and very refreshing floral scent which lingers for a good few hours after application on the skin. It isn't overly sweet or sickly it is just stunning. The purpose of the Almond Velvet Balm is to target the five signs of ageing which include dryness, skin slackening, lack of tonicity, fine lines and skin irregularities. Having applied this religiously, my skin is so soft and smooth that if I could bathe in this, I would.


L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection
L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection

The Almond Velvet Serum** (£38) is the second beautifully scented product in this duo. This serum is the first ever anti-ageing serum by 
L’Occitane and it combines the almond youth complex of Vitamin C and carefully selected active ingredients to help even out skin tone and brighten the complexion. 

This serum is really lightweight on the skin, it has a silky texture that once applied, rapidly absorbs itself into the skin where it acts deep within the skin to reverse sun damage and plump and firm. Again on the skin, this serum, like the Balm is so incredibly moisturising, it is simply divine. Designed to be used on your entire body on its own or with the Velvet Balm. The scent again mirrors that of the soft floral fragrance previously mentioned and again once on the skin, the scent lingers for a good few hours after application.


L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection
L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection

L’Occitane promises that after only one month, skin texture will look smoother and more even. And after two months, sun induced dark spots will appear less visible and skin’s youthfulness will be revealed.

Both of these products are on the pricey side but in my honest opinion, are more than definitely worth every single penny. If you’re looking to up your skin care game then I highly recommend you try the Almond Velvet Duo out and coming from someone who is totally useless at applying bodycream, to have applied this every day for the last month without fail, they must be superb products.

The L’Occitane Almond Velvet Collection is available to purchase now from L’Occitane.



30 comments:

  1. Oh I just love L’Occitane’s products! This sounds heavenly x

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  2. I love the sound of the Almond velvet balm. I recently signed up to their emails and received a free gift from L'occitane. Their products smell amazing.

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  3. I adore L'Occitane, that Velver Balm sounds amazing.

    Helen X

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  4. oh im a huge fan of the body butters from this brand so this is what i would love myself

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  5. these products sound (and look) divine! It made me laugh when you said you'd hate to smell like someones wedding cake! haha Cause I wouldnt mind that. ;) I love very sweet scents. ♥

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  6. I adore L'Occitan so much, love the look of these. The packaging and bottles are so pretty xx

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  7. This looks so lush and the packaging is so pretty! I like sweet scents! x

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  8. I've only ever used their hand creams but I might have to branch out and try this. I absolutely hate sticky and heavy creams but this sounds like the complete opposite and I love the smell of almonds!

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  9. This looks amazing and you had me just with the name of it - I bet it smells gorgeous x x

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  10. I love this brand for skincare so much they always seem to get it spot on. x

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  11. the packaging is lush! i definitely need the body cream

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  12. I'm so bad at looking after my skin but that cream looks lush. Mich x

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  13. The serum sounds lovely, I am a recent convert and will have to go into the nearest store to have a sniff of this one

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  14. Ooh these sounds wonderful, I do have to say I love L’Occitane products. Must have a look :)

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  15. Ohhh these sound amazing - I do love L'Occitane! x

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  16. I love the smell of almonds so this would really appeal to me and the jar is really pretty and I'd have it on show on the bathroom shelf.

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  17. I am absolutely OBSESSED with L'Occitane. I am a HUGE fan of the Almond line, so this sounds like something I NEED! Great sharing.

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  18. Gorgeous packaging, and I do love marzipan, so these would be the ones for me!

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  19. The packaging of these looks fab! I have yet to try their products x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  20. These look fabulous although a bit out of my price range - may be needs to go on my Christmas list!

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  21. These both seem so lovely! I love that brand as a whole so I'll definitely go and check these out!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  22. Definitely think I need this! Sad that anti-ageing is now where I'm at ;)

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  23. oh these look fantastic! i love anything that makes you feel pampered :-)

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  24. Their almond products have been getting such rave reviews lately. Eventually I know I'm going to cave and get one.
    www.divaandthedivine.com

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  25. I love the Almond shower oil and hand cream! Such a nice scent that makes a change from my normal floral and citrus scents xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  26. Oh I LOVE almond and that is some gorgeous packaging too. These sound great.

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  27. I love L'Occitane products, I have these and they're gorgeous! xx

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  28. Both of these products sounds good. I've started looking around for some anti-ageing beauty goods and all seriously consider these.

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  29. Ooh these sound fabulous! :)
    I'd definitely give them a go one payday!
    x

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  30. Oh this sounds heavenly, definitely one I'd like to try myself! xxx

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