3 New Must-Haves Added to L’Occitane’s Immortelle Skincare Collection
Immortelle Cleansing Makeup Remover Oil ($28): ophthalmologist-approved, this silky, light-weight cleansing oil gently lifts away makeup and dirt without drying out skin. Enriched with immortelle, sunflower seed and apricot oils, it helps to visibly smooth the skin while removing impurities. Apply dry to skin, massage, and rinse for best results.
If you know me then you know I love a good oil… body oil, cleansing oil, oil shampoo, hair oil…. give me all your liquid gold! I’ve had to remove some pretty stubborn makeup using this cleansing oil and I’m happy to say it got the job done. It didn’t take much effort or difficulty to emulsify or rinse off which is something I look for in a good cleansing oil. It’s easy to create your own personal blend but the problem is that it doesn’t contain any surfactants to do the actual cleaning. I’ve tried for years and it just doesn’t cut it. Some even advise using a warm towel and I’ve used hot cloths which only dries my skin just trying to remove the oil. The formula is really good not to mention it contains Immortelle flower extract. I did find it to be more moisturizing than DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (for the record I have oily skin) so if you have combination or tend to lean more towards dry skin then I would go with this one.
Immortelle Intense Cleansing Foam ($30): enriched with organic immortelle floral water and sunflower seed oil, this ultra-rich cleansing foam lathers to a dense texture to gently purify the face, unclogging pores and traces of makeup, for clean and fresh skin. Apply morning and night to damp skin, massage, and rinse off.
I thought this newly revamped cleansing foam would be too similar to the one already in the Immortelle collection (Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam) but this one is different. For starters the foam pump is different that what we see from most foam facial cleansers. It’s similar to what you’d see with hair mousse; more air and buoyancy, less water. If you were expecting to refill this baby it isn’t an option since it’s propelled by nitro. As far as the cleansing goes… it snatches everything off. It’s one circular motion away from being too powerful as a cleanser. I actually like to use this one after a good workout or one of those days where you’ve been out ripping and running and just gross.
Immortelle Precious Mist ($16): comprised of organic immortelle floral water and soothing chamomile oil, this refreshing, ultra-light and alcohol-free mist gives skin a much-needed hydration boost as it helps moisturize and revitalize the face and body. With an anti-microbial and ant-bacterial formula, it is safe to use at any time of the day for instant hydration.
This is the Bugatti of facial mists! If it’s ever discontinued I’m not sure how I’ll manage. It’s refreshing, soothing, and it keeps the germs away. Just keep it in your bag and spray when needed. Right now the weather is getting warmer, there’s more humidity outdoors, and you sometimes just want a splash of water. This floral enriched water does just that without disturbing your makeup. Once it gets in the hands of one of those uber popular artist, I promise it’ll start selling out everywhere so grab it now.
Availability: March 2015 at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com