We all know I’m a skincare fanatic (I have it in my Instagram bio for Christ sakes), always eager to try something new that might de-puff, replenish, smooth, peel, heal, recover, remove, improve…you name it, I want it.
So receiving a package from the lovely people over at L’Occitane obviously put a smile on my face. No it wasn’t my absolute favourite hand cream of ALL TIME (shea Butter, I’m running low…cough*cough*). In fact it was something new and exciting: The Réotier Aqua collection.
The whole collection screams summer! Everything from the mesmerisingly blue packaging down to the fresh crisp cucumber fragrance. The lightweight and hydrating formulations are developed with hyaluronic acid and calcium rich réotier water, both with skin friendly properties that help replenish the skin natural water barrier, therefore leaving the skin plump, smooth and of course hydrated.
L’Occitane Réotier Aqua Collection
Let’s start with the cleanser, straight off the bat…I love it! Cleansers are always a bit ‘meh’ to talk about. So lets keep it simple. It’s very easy to use (a little goes a long way). It doesn’t strip or dry the skin out. It smells delish. And my complexion feels smooth and soft after use; no taught skin! I prefer to keep this as a morning cleanser, it’s slightly less complex and more on the gentle side of things; which is not a bad thing at all. Would I purchase? 100%
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER – GLYCERIN – SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE – COCO-GLUCOSIDE – COCO-BETAINE – SUCROSE COCOATE – POLYGLYCERYL-4 CAPRATE – PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE TRIOLEATE – PHENOXYETHANOL – GLYCERYL OLEATE – SODIUM CHLORIDE – CITRIC ACID – ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN – SODIUM BENZOATE – PROPANEDIOL – HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE – LECITHIN – ASCORBYL PALMITATE – TOCOPHEROL – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LINALOOL.
Fresh Facial mist, probably the weakest in the line for me. Don’t get me wrong, facial mists feel amazing. I’m a big fan. Are they an essential skincare item? No. Not at all. They’re nice for a bit of refresh throughout the day, for helping to set make-up or even to help calm an irritation. But in terms of actual longevity and benefit, your better off just re-applying a good hydrating moisturiser. Would I purchase? Probably not, but lovely to be gifted and smells amazing!
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER – GLYCERIN – PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL – NITROGEN – SODIUM HYDROXIDE – CITRIC ACID – SODIUM HYALURONATE – PHENOXYETHANOL – SODIUM BENZOATE – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – CITRAL – HEXYL CINNAMAL
Hydrating essence, this reminds me of The Ordinary hyaluronic acid. Slightly more fluid and less sticky, it’s also fragranced. Enriched with hyaluronic acid the results are pretty similar. Skin is left feeling plump and hydrated, the perfect foundation for a moisturiser. A small amount goes a long way, simple pat a pea sized amount all over face and neck. Would I purchase? Yes definitely!
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER – PROPANEDIOL – GLYCERIN – POLYSORBATE 20 – SODIUM HYALURONATE – CAPRYLYL GLYCOL – CARBOMER – ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN – SODIUM HYDROXIDE – SODIUM BENZOATE – CITRIC ACID – TOCOPHEROL – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LINALOOL – HEXYL CINNAMAL – CITRONELLOL – CITRAL GERANIOL
Ultra Thirst Quenching Gel, my stand-out favourite from the range. Gel moisturisers offer a great alternative to creams especially for those with oily skin. The hyaluronic infused gel is lightweight, hydrating and comfortable to wear. Perfectly refreshing for the morning, not too heavy that is makes my skin look ‘wet & shiny’ but also not too mattifying that my skin feels dry and looks flat. Would I purchase? YES! I need to make an order.
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER – PROPANEDIOL – GLYCERIN – SODIUM HYALURONATE – ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER – XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE – CAPRYLYL GLYCOL – ANHYDROXYLITOL – PPG-26 BUTETH-26 XYLITOL – PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL – SODIUM POLYACRYLATE STARCH – SODIUM HYDROXIDE – SODIUM BENZOATE – CITRIC ACID – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LINALOOL – HEXYL CINNAMAL – CITRONELLOL – CITRAL – GERANIOL. – CI 42090/BLUE 1
Ultra Thirst Hydrating Cream, heavier and more luxurious compared to the gel. Working just as well with many of the same properties, this velvet texture melts straight into the skin for a slightly more plump and smooth feel. This is perfect for nighttime use. *(its worth noting neither have an SPF) Would I purchase? For nighttime use, sure!
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER – OCTYLDODECANOL – GLYCERIN – PROPANEDIOL – COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE – CORN STARCH MODIFIED – HYDROXYETHYL – ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER – HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL – SODIUM HYALURONATE – ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL – BEHENYL ALCOHOL XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE – ANHYDROXYLITOL – ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE – ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN – XYLITOL DISODIUM EDTA – XANTHAN GUM – SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE – POLYSORBATE 60 – SODIUM HYDROXIDE – CITRIC ACID – TOCOPHEROL – PHENOXYETHANOL – SODIUM BENZOATE – PARFUM/FRAGRANCE – LINALOOL – HEXYL CINNAMAL – CITRONELLOL – GERANIOL – CITRAL – CI 42090/BLUE 1
Now for the fun bit…do you want it all? Well L’Occitane are offering one of you lucky readers the chance to win the whole collection! All you have to do is follow the simple rules on my Instagram post: here.