My beauty "wish list" is forever growing, and this duo from L'Occitane has been on it forever. I have heard nothing but glowing reviews on the entire line and knew I had to try it. And after testing it for the past few weeks, it's clear that people are nuts (get it - almonds, nuts - I'm here all week, folks) over it for a reason.
1. Almond Delicious Paste - My first initial thought when I saw this paste was that it was thick. Too thick to even work with and manage in my hands. Well I couldn't be more wrong. Once I got this in my shower, it warmed up and glided over the skin so easily. And that thickness which initially turned me off was exactly what made it so effective at smoothing and hydrating the skin. It's one thing to exfoliate the skin, but it's a whole other story to condition it at the same time. The thick texture really helps to envelope the skin and leave it nourished and hydrated. When paired with the milk concentrate, my skin feels like silk. Let my summer skin prep begin.
2. Almond Milk Concentrate - The most enjoyable thing about this body lotion is it's bouncy texture. I know, that sounds ridiculous - how can a thick cream be bouncy? But this one is! It has a firm but jiggly (the technical word) texture that moisturizes the driest of skins while still being lightweight. It's one of the most unique textures I've ever felt before, which makes it a pleasure to use. I've always said that beauty products are as much about the experience of using them (packaging, feel, scent, etc) as it is the results. Thankfully this manages to have both and my skin looks and feels great after only using this for a short time. I am now back from my beach vacation and this has been the only thing I want to put on my dehydrated skin. It has helped replenish all the moisture that was lost while simultaneously soothing any itchy or irritated patches that I am still struggling with at the moment. It's relief in a jar.
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