When the temperature drops and my heating is on twenty four seven, my skin lets me know that it is suffering with an with an increased level of dryness. One of my winter staples is the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil and the supersize is five hundred millilitres so I can be as generous with it as I like. The Almond Shower Oil is a hero product from the L’Occitane range it is an oil that is used to clean the skin in the shower.
The concept was pretty revolutionary when L’Occitane first released the product but it makes sense. As a #cleanseaholic the concept of cleaning the skin with oil is not new to me and I like the fact that I can extend this process to the body. It took me a while to get into this product because of the word almond. I really don’t like the smell of marzipan and I was worried that I would smell like it… but it doesn’t. It is apple blossom and almond oil (although there is actually more grapeseed oil then almond oil in this product.
There are three ways that I like to use it.
- Apply to dry skin, then step into the shower and rinse off.
- Pour into a bath of running water.
- Apply in the shower onto damp skin.
Generally I use it on damp skin in the the shower but when I have more time, I like to apply it to dry skin an then rinse it off or unwind in a bath. The oil emulsifies to a milk on contact with water. It is not a foaming product but it does produce a light lather when agitated. When applying it to dry skin, massage it into the skin working towards the heart. Great after some dry body brushing. As a bathing product – bring out the red wine and a copy of your favourite glossy magazine. Or as a daily use product on damp skin in the shower it does not leave the skin tight or taut at all.
It is a great staple in the bathroom and the large size means that I dont raise an eyebrow when the mister gets his large man hands on it. If you have not tried this product, I would definitely recommend it. I still need to use a body moisturiser after using it but I am a big fan of cleansing the skin with oil.