During the summer I prefer to use refreshing fragrances and lightweight body products that deeply nourish and revive my skin after warm, relaxing days in the sun. L’Occitane has always been one of my first choices when it comes to rejuvenating formulas infused with amazing ingredients and the newest products are perfect for the season.
The Verbena Collection is infused with a lemony-fresh, organic herb from Provence that invigorates the senses. The intoxicating blend does not smell like a typical fragrance, laden with heavy perfume notes. Instead, it reminds me of a citrus fruit gourmand with sparkling ingredients that give off a faint, summery scent, like a delicious lemonade stand – juicy and enticing. The 100 ml bottle retails for $65.00.
This fabulous aroma is also available as a Body Frappe - a light, moisturizing cream infused with rich emollients that soften, smooth and eradicate dryness. The silky formula feels amazing when applied after a cool shower and you can keep it in the fridge for an intense ice-cube effect and instant relief on sweltering days. It absorbs quickly with no greasy residue and helps replenish skin that has been exposed to UV. The cream retails for $40.00.
Vacation skin is something I battle with all summer. After long, drying flights, environmental assaults and even reactions to sunscreen or foreign pollutants, my skin is often in need of hydration and nutrients. The new Peony Pod Masks ($8.00 ea) are great for holiday recuperation and weekly treatments.
*The Flash Moisture Mask leaves skin plump, supple and quenched for 24 hours while healing dry areas and alleviating sunburn.
*The Overnight Perfecting Mask (my personal fave) is a rich gel that locks in moisture and vitamins to boost brightness, tighten and revitalize as you get your beauty rest.
*The Purifying Minute Mask has a clay-like texture that helps eliminate excess oil and impurities for smaller pores and clear, matte skin that is soft and velvety.
I spend a lot of time in makeup but I always remove it properly to prevent clogged pores and blemishes. The Peony Petal Cleansing Oil ($40.00) is infused with real petals and glides luxuriously over the skin to remove build-up, dirt, sebum and makeup with lush, moisturizing oils. I usually apply it to a cleansing cloth and gently wipe my face prior to using a foaming cleanser.
These products are available at L’Occitane Boutiques and online at loccitane.ca