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19 September 2010 @ 08:53 pm
Product Review/Recommendation: L'Occitane Mom & Baby Cream  

I first discovered this cream through one of my favorite actresses, Inoue Mao. In one of the issues of MORE from this year, she was featured in one of the sections where they laid out what she carried in her makeup bag. I don't know about you, but I think this girl has beautiful skin so I was curious what she used and I was ecstatic to find this one in there. She also has a compact mirror from Anna Sui but let's not get into that right now. I've always wanted to try L'Occitane products because I know they use natural ingredients but the prices happen to be a huge turn off for me. Not anymore. :)

Ever since purchasing this last month, I've been using it almost everyday. It really does keep my hands moisturized. And it's because it's a cream for babies, you know what the effects are - baby soft skin. The type most girls want and this cream does help a lot in achieving that. The coverage is pretty good for a small amount - the size of an American dime. It covers from the fingers all the way to the wrists for that amount. It's also not as thick as other moisturizers are so that's a plus if you don't like sticky hands while working on a computer keyboard. 

The smell is also a plus if you like soap. It's a little stronger than a Dove bar of soap but tolerable. 

The ingredients include: almond tree, aloe vera, calendula, colza, hamamelis, and rosemary. (Taken from the L'Occitane USA website). I only know about aloe vera since my mother has them inside our apartment. I basically use anything that has aloe vera by default because of this, haha. But really, anyone who has used a product of aloe vera should know that this plant is good for us. 

It's also not oily which also works for those who can't stand oily hands after applying lotion/moisturizer. Like me. I hate to leave oily finger marks on my keyboard at home and at work.

PROS: does its promise of keeping your skin moisturized, smells good, can fit into most makeup bags


- sells out quickly (I couldn't find it in my local L'Occitane boutique and had to search for it twice on online before it was restocked on the official website)

- pricey ($18 each)

Buy again? Yes. I'll gladly purchase two of them when my current one runs out. 

Where to buy: L'Occitane USA  for $18

* This is my first review of a skincare product ever so please let me know what I can do to improve. Thanks! *
* I am not affiliated with L'Occitane in any way and am doing this purely out of fun. I do not receive any donations or money for reviewing products *
the sunlight is always freejadeswallow on September 24th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
tempted to buy it
Tammy: garden!Nino The Firstnovemberbaby on September 25th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Yay! :) Hope you like it.
junbaitjunbait on September 24th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I use L'Occitane too, but not the one you have.. it really is a good brand but as you mentioned, pretty pricy!

overall you did a good job in reviewing it and the break down in the end is super helpful. It's a good format to follow for people to follow ^_^ .

The only think that I can suggest (when comparing your review format with other sites is a rating ie 2 out 5 stars or something but we should amke it creative and not use stars. ; )
Tammynovemberbaby on September 25th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
I don't buy from them often but their products really interest me. :)

Thanks for the review! Maybe I'll just lipsticks instead of stars for the rating, lol. Or heels. XD
junbaitjunbait on September 25th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
ohhhh I like heels! LOL
Apple: Maru: Grin Smilefelixkeep on September 25th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
uwa! i saw the ingredient almond! (i love that!)

and its slightly pricing ne, compared to the one I'm using now. Than again, its the better the quality the higher the price, mao is very good in choosing the items :D

nice review made :)