Sunday, 29 April 2012

L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil – my guilty pleasure

I’ve been using the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil on and off for some time now, but haven’t thought of reviewing it until someone posted a question about it on Stace’s shower gels post recently. This shower oil is an amazing product and I love it so much I always keep a spare bottle in the cupboard in case I fancy using it, which is a lot lately!

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil, RRP £25 for 500ml
The oil consistency is fantastic, looks like an oil and feels like an oil:

Oily consistancy of the Almond Shower Oil
However, once it’s mixed with water it produces this wonderful and velvety to touch lather that envelopes my body with its softness! It’s an amazing experience, as the lather isn’t too bubbly or thick but very smooth and fantastically moisturising.

Perfect lather created with L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil.

Once I shower with this product I don’t feel the need to use any additional moisturisers afterwards as the skin is so nourished and silky! Hence, during the summer months (whenever we’re going to have any this year!) I only use the oil alone. However, I do use a bit of the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion in the winter to add the extra bit of nourishment to my skin.
The smell is fantastic! It’s a combination of almond oil, grape seed oil, fresh green apples and a slightly hint of rosemary that creates this fresh but subtle smell that lasts for a few hours after I use it, which is why I usually use it in the late afternoons or evenings to be able to enjoy the aroma for longer with no need to rush anywhere!

The versatility of this product is amazing, too! The lather creates the perfect shaving foam, which I sometimes use to shave my legs or underarms! It leaves my skin amazingly soft and smooth with no irritation!
Almond Shower Oil creates the perfect lather to shave with no irritation!
I absolutely love this Almond Shower Oil! It usually comes in 250ml bottles (RRP £16.50) but recently I’ve discovered that the L’Occitane shop stocks it in the mega 500ml bottles for £25 each! It may seem expensive, however the feel you get after using this product is worth every penny, and the huge bottle lasts a long time as you only need one pump to use over the whole body!
Have you used this L’Occitane product before? If so, what do you think? What other L’Occitane products have you used and would recommend? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Stay beautiful!

Mags xx


  1. I've never tried this but it sounds gorgeous - it is a little expensive, and I tend to just use cheapo shower gels, but I don't really like applying body moisturiser so this might be a good alternative for me! Thanks for sharing. :-)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! It is a very nice shower oil and you're right it cost a bit more... but I truly believe it's worth it!
      Thanks, Mags x

  2. I've been seriously considering this for ages so I'm pleased to read another rave review :) xx

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    1. You won't be disappointed! I know that! Let us know what you think once you'll try it.
      Thank you for your comment! Mags x

  3. Great review! You've made me want to go and shower with mine now :)

    1. Thank you for your comment! Have you use the oil already? What do you think? I absolutely love it! Used it this morning and the softness it leaves is amazing.
      Thank you, Mags x

  4. I'd so use mine to shower in a bit, if only I had some left..
    Need a repurchase! :D

    1. Ha ha, I know how addictive this product is! Hence I bought two bottles! Thanks for your comment!
      Mags x

  5. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  6. This is a gorgeous product, unbelievably moisturising!!! And smells good too. :)


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