L’Occitane and I are never going to agree on how ageing is addressed, this much I can see. But, a good face mask is a thing of joy, so I’m just going to ignore the underlying message of tragedy if your skin isn’t in the first flush of youth. What makes L’Occitane Divine Cream Mask interesting is its use of ingredients (plant butters, oils and waxes) with differing melting points, so that when you put it on your skin you feel one thing, by the time it comes off, it’s a different thing altogether.L’Occitane Divine Cream Mask
And, it comes with a little massager (Body Shop must be kicking themselves for opting for the meat & two veg version of massager when this discreet little button was available) that’s key to everything. You do actually need to be up for putting in some effort with this mask – you won’t get anything from it unless you do the massage bit but you’ll notice a gradual softening of consistency as you work the applicator over the formula. As ever, with L’Occitane, there’s shea butter in the mix, along with Immortelle and Cistus extract which will help your skin to feel very nourished and hydrated. You could use it daily if your skin is super dry, but twice weekly is recommended – or just whenever you feel you really want to make your skin feel special and have time to do it.
It’s pointed at mature skin, but if you’re using it to combat dryness and just to get all the plumpy glow that massage can give, I wouldn’t worry too much about that. However, at £88, it can only ever be a treat I think, unless you won the lottery recently. It’s a very good point to reiterate actually – older skin doesn’t mean more expensive skin! You don’t have to spend more, you just have to pick your products more wisely. #justsaying.
L’Occitane Divine Cream Mask launches in September – an excellent, but non-essential pamper.
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