One of the first brands I developed a love for after starting LBQ was L'Occitane; they continue to provide beautifully rich and effective products for every body and skincare need. Founded by by Olivier Baussan in 1976, L'Occitane has always had strong ties to the French region in which it was developed, as well as a close relationship with nature. Their formulas are rich in nourishing creams, as well as vital vitamins that are essential for optimum skin health. Iconic L'Occitane ingredients include hydrating Shea Butter, relaxing Lavender, feminine Rose and even the uplifting Cherry Blossom flower, which feature in everything from hand creams to shower gels, and fine fragrances.
Immortelle Essential Face Water
(£8.50 for 100ml) is an essential part of any cleansing routine, thanks to the delicate
anti-ageing and hydrating properties of this alcohol-free toner. If you
haven't tried their Shea Butter Hand Cream
(£8.00 for 30ml) then you simply haven't lived; the richness of this cream allows you to
pamper even the most overworked hands and soothe dried skin in seconds.
I'm also a huge fan of the Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel (£13.00 for 250ml), as well as the accompanying fragrance, which leaves a delicate yet
refreshing scent on the skin - packaged in an extravagant bottle, these
also make the perfect gifts for loved ones. The Christmas gifts available in store are some of the best available during the festive season, offering indulgent hampers with great savings, as well as cheaper alternatives and stocking fillers. Not only is L'Occitane a great brand with massive amounts of heritage, but a brand that cares what ingredients actually end up in their finished products. Add that to the fact that the lotions and potions look great and really help the skin, and you have a brand we all need a little of in our lives.
L'Occitane is available online as well as in boutiques nationwide.