L’Occitane’s newest venture is a sun range – L’Occitane Do Brasil – formulated without the use of chemical filters, zinc oxide or alcohol. Ecocertified Brazilian fruits instead do the work of reducing your risk of burning, and subsequently ending up with crinkled, prune-like skin. My favourite product is the Cupuaca After-Sun Balm, using the extraordinary Capuacu; a giant cocoa bean that is capable of absorbing more than 4 times it’s volume of water. Ideal for putting back some oomph into sunbaked, moisture starved skin. After Sun tends to be runny in consistency which is why the balm is such a novelty – this is more like a rich body cream, but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all. In stores from 29th May.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated