29 January 2016


If you’re a regular reader of my blog, I’d know that I adore the products from L’Occitane, so when I was asked to trial some products from the newly launched Immortelle Brightening Range, I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts on the L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Eye Care & Mask Duo Brightening Correction and the Immortelle Brightening Essence;



What They Say:

Eye Care & Mask Duo Brightening Correction: This triple-action formula works both as a daily eye cream and an eye-contour mask for visible results. First, the eye area is smoothed: skin looks firmer and the appearance of wrinkles is greatly reduced. Second, an even and luminous eye area emerges: the eye contour seems brightened with Bellis Perennis extract. Third, a fresh and rested look is achieved: puffiness and dark circles due to age, stress and fatigue appear minimized through the action of caffeine. As part of our Brightening Collection, this correction eye treatment contains extract from the Immortelle flower, which never fades, even after it has been picked. Organic Immortelle is rich in active molecules with unique anti-ageing results.
RRP: $60 (15ml) – Available from L’Occitane 

Brightening Essence contains a concentrate of the flowers of light, Immortelle and Bellis Perennis to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even out skin tone and illuminate the complexion. The reformulated serum helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles while making the complexion more even-toned and brighter thanks to its ultra-concentrated formula. After seven days, a more luminous complexion emerges: skin better reflects light thanks to Wintergreen leaf and Garden Nasturtium extracts that help natural exfoliation and smooth skin micro-relief. Over time, skin becomes smoother and the appearance of wrinkles is visibly reduced. A combination of Bellis Perennis extract and a derivative of Vitamin C helps to unify and brighten the complexion.
RRP: $89 (30ml) – Available from L’Occitane

What I Say:

The Immortelle Brightening Eye Care & Mask Duo Brightening Correction has as the name suggests, two functions – it can be used either as an eye cream, or alternatively as an eye mask. It has the consistency of a gel cream that can be used both morning and evening, and it has a soothing and cooling applicator to help you gently spread the gel across they eye area, and give it a gentle massage.

Because of the light gel consistency, the cream absorbs instantly into the skin, which means that if use during the day, you can apply you makeup immediately afterwards.

After application the skin around the eye area instantly looks smoother, and after using if for a month or so, I generally feel that fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable, and bags under the eyes have reduced in appearance too, and hence the eye area simply looks fresher, brighter and more awake.
I have to admit to mostly having used it as an eye cream, but you can use it as a mask as well, simply by applying a thicker layer and leaving it on for 10 minutes or so, before wiping off any excess, without rinsing it off. When I have used it as a mask, I have done so at night, so that I can clearly see the benefits in the morning when I wake up too! And I do really love the effect of the cream when used as a mask, and the only reason I simply forget to use it as a mask, whereas it is such a habit applying an eye cream!

The Immortelle Brightening Essence is a very light serum that can be used both morning and evening to clean and dry skin, before your moisturiser. The serum has a dropper applicator that makes it easy to dispense just the few drops a required, and in fact you just need 2-3 drops to cover your full face, so the bottle will last you a long time. The essence has a beautiful gentle and fresh floral scent that does fade little after little.

The Essence is incredibly light, and it absorbs extremely fast into the skin, and leaves no greasiness or tackiness behind, so you wouldn’t even know you wearing it, if it wasn’t for the velvety soft skin you left with.

And already after using the Essence for a few days I started to notice a difference in my skin. My skin simply started to feel softer and smoother, thanks to ingredients that helps natural exfoliation. But my skin also looked brighter and more glowing, and more plumb too, which consequently means that fine lines and wrinkles seemed to have reduced in size too. And in addition, my combination skin, actually also started to feel less oily, especially in the t-zone area. As for minimising pigmentation, while I do feel that the Essence has left my skin with a nice glow, I am not sure that it has made any major difference to my pigmentation – however, here it is also important to mention that I am pregnant, and have noticed increased pigmentation during my pregnancy, so the Essence has also been fighting an up-hill impossible battle!

Overall, L’Occitane has managed to impress me yet again. Both the Brightening Essence and the Eye Care & Mask Duo are both beautiful products and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using them, and the fact that already after just a few days of use, I could see the improvement in my skin, means that I definitely wouldn’t hesitate purchasing these products again, as well as try the rest of the products available in the range!
* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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1 comment

  1. The eye cream sounds great! I really love L'Occitane products. They always smell so good and seem to sink into my skin well.


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