L'Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet
L’Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet

L’Occitane barely puts a foot wrong in beauty world, but I’ll say right now that I don’t like the ‘youth chasing’ element of this product. It’s really okay to want to nourish your skin and for it to feel smooth and silky without the connotation that this would imply younger and therefore better. We can enjoy soft and nourished skin at any thanks, without any desire whatsoever to turn back the clock. However, the claims are quite impressive – I just think it could be better worded in this day of being more respectful of beauty phases.

L'Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet
L’Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet

Both the serum (£38) and the Velvet Balm (£42) feel delicious on the skin – silky and hydrating. The L’Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet range is based on skin care for the face so it’s tackling things like fine lines and firmness, alongside hyper pigmentation (and age spots but I don’t think in these enlightened times we call them that any more do we L’Occitane?) except this time for the body.

The Almond range is hugely successful for L’Occitane.. a light, blossomy, powdery scent and richly hydrating and a real treat for the skin. One of the big sells on the L’Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet is that your skin will look much smoother with the texture more even – surely that isn’t age relevant.. doesn’t everyone want that?

I haven’t put these two to the 28 day test, but will very likely use on and off.. I don’t let a L’Occitane Almond product go to waste lightly. But, as for monitoring my ‘age spots and slack skin’.. no thanks.. as long as it feels just lovely, smells pretty and looks hydrated and healthy, I’m ok.

L’Occitane Almond Youthful Velvet launches in May.

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