As cleansing is an important part of your cleansing routine, and I’m still getting a lot of questions about HOW to cleanse and WHICH PRODUCT with, I will be discussing a few facial cleansers in the coming weeks.
L’Occitane (en Provence, like the brand’s full name is), is a French brand, that produces NATURAL skin care products and perfumes. “Natural skin care” meaning that 90% of their ingredients comes of a natural source. A part of these natural ingredients is also biological, meaning that no chemicals or pesticides have been used during cultivation.
Shea Cleansing Milk is a cleanser based on Shea, also known as Karité. Karité is the oil/wax from the Karité tree and has nourishing, regenerating and soothing properties. It also is a source of ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, which are great for our skin.
The soft, creamy textures smooths over skin EASILY and takes off any polution and make-up in a whip, leaving skin soft and HYDRATED.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Di-PPG-2-Myreth-10-Adipate**, Arachidyl Alcohol**, Sodium PCA, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bisabolol**, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerrhetinic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol**, Arachidyl Glucoside**, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Galactaric Acid, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Geraniol.
Besides the Karitbutter this product also contains Sodium PCA, a natural, skin-identical moisturizer that acts in a similar way as the better know hyaluronic acid. Rosemary extract has stimulating properties and is an anti-oxidant, meaning it protect our skin cells from external damage.
This cleanser has a quite noticable fragrance. Fragrance always is very personal; you either like it or not.
In all l’Occitane shop, testers of all products are available (which is great, by the way), so you can try before you buy. L’Occitane shops are very nice and worth a visit!
Strong points: soft, efficient, hydrating.
Negative points: fragrance. If you have an issue with fragrance, skip this one.
Available at l4occitane Shops or through their website. Customer service is great! (from my own experinece).