L’Occitane Divine Cream: Week One of Challenge

Hello Gorgeous Australian Perfume Junkies,

So it’s the end of my first week of testing out the DIVINE CREAM by L’Occitane (See original post<<JUMP). I have been such a facial care Philistine for so many years that I had very low expectations of any results at all. I wonder how many of you have taken the challenge and done the first of our 2 week challenge?

L’Occitane Divine Cream: Week One

Immortelle Divine Cream - L'OCCITANE en ProvencePhoto Stolen L’Occitane

 

From L’Occitane site :
Divine anti-aging care fights the signs of aging, so you can face up the passing of time with absolute serenity.  The divine combination of organic Immortelle and Myrtle Essential Oils offers:
A complete regenerating care: Combined action to stimulate the production of collagens and improve skin microcirculation helps to reduce damage caused by time and restore substance and vitality.
A second youth: Myrtle essential oil stimulates within the skin, the action of the longevity protein- to help increase cellular vitality preserve the skin’s appearance.

Awarded the highest rated Anti-Aging Miracle Cream in the 2011 Anti-Aging Beauty Bible. Independently tested by a panel of women across the UK

My L’Occitane Divine Cream Experience

The first weeks experience starts with the very luxe golden box, shiny and new. Inside is a spatula, Divine Cream and an instruction manual (which I instantly binned because I’ve seen the video, it’s below). The bottle opened easily, fits in my hand well and has a lovely heftiness to it. I wish it were not glass though because it will smash on my tiles if I drop it and I’m barefoot after a bath, must remember to bring thongs into the bathroom just in case. The spatula is a good size but I wish the bottle had somewhere to click it on so I don’t have to keep the box, also mildly annoying.

The creams smell is soft floral clean and is quite thick, silky and rich feeling and way more creamy than my after shave balm, it does go on beautifully though with the face, neck, forehead and temple massage shown in the video. I do it exactly as they show it but I take 2-3 minutes to apply and then cover my ears, take three deep breaths and release them slowly. At the end I feel like I have done something wonderful, pampering and had a little selfish me moment. When your life is hectic it’s hard to find moments I can dedicate solely to myself, I feel a little centered after application of Divine Cream. The soft scent stays with me for about 20 minutes before either it goes or I become anosmic.

L'Occitane Divine Cream Rubens_Medusa WikipediaPhoto Stolen Wikimedia

I have also been using the eye cream which comes in a sensational little pump pack so I know exactly how much to use, it is a little thinner and my skin drinks it up in under a minute. I wish I’d taken a before pic because though I am tired still my crows feet are less than normal, IN ONE WEEK!

L'Occitane Divine Cream Rosetti_joan_of_arc WikipediaPhoto Stolen Wikipedia

How is the rest of my face skin? Already it is glowing. Softer, more supple and satiny. Divine Cream hasn’t given me a facelift but my skin does look and feel a lot more elastic, youthful and plumped.

If you’d told me this would be the payoff of taking care of my skin for a week I’d have NEVER believed you.

Next week we will hear from the other test cases and see how my skin finishes up.
Portia xx

21 thoughts on “L’Occitane Divine Cream: Week One of Challenge

  1. Love the pix Portia – are they the before and after shots?

    It looks as if you’re going to end up even more gorgeous than before! Seriously though, thanks for this. Beauty talk can be tediously unrealistic (ten years younger in a week… yeeah…) but this is down to earth and useful

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    • Thanks Catherine, yes that was meant to show before and after he he he.
      I can’t believe how much difference it’s made to my skin, wait till you see me next friday.
      Portia xx

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  2. I was given a small sample and decided finally try it when you mentioned it. I probably don’t have enough for 2 weeks but I like it and my skin likes it. It’s the best that I’ve tried lately.

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    • Hey Maya,
      It’s really lovely isn’t it. I’m glad you’re joining in. If you go back to L’Occitane and show them the blog they’ll give you enough for two weeks.
      Portia x

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    • It does smell nice Tsurera.
      Does nothing special mean it was as good as others or less good? Did it perform its function?
      Do you not have wrinkles because of it or because you don’t have wrinkles?
      Please elaborate for me,
      Portia xx

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      • It was like any other decent face cream. It didn’t irritate my skin (I have sensitive skin) or make me break out.

        I can’t judge on it helping with wrinkles because I don’t have any to begin with(. I am aware that my input isn’t really helpful on that front.)

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        • That is good news that you got no irritation Tsurera, and though you have no wrinkles it was a decent face cream. I’d say that’s a guardedly positive review.
          Portia xx

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  3. Hi Portia,
    My wrinkles are minimal (for my age) but the “sagging” is another story. I’m looking for a product that will firm things up. Am I being unrealistic? I am waiting for your final verdict and the impressions of the panelists before I add another miracle cream to my collection.
    Azar x

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    • Hey Azar,
      I don’t know. It has definitely given my skin some extra plump and it springs back beautifully when I pinch it like in the video. All together it feels beautiful and though it doesn’t look like a young persons skin it is glowing.
      Portia xx

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  4. I was about to break down and go to the mall to ask for a sample, but I looked up the price and yeesh! $106 American. I’m starting to get a bit wrinkly, and you can tell by looking at me how much sleep I got the night before, but $106 is awfully steep. Good luck to you all.

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    • Is that a lot for the good stuff LaurelS?
      I have no idea how much face creams normally go for,
      Thanks for following our adventures though, next week you will get the run down.
      Portia xx

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      • Well, I’ve seen Guerlain ones for $400, so it isn’t crazy expensive, but for me $50 is a stretch. Like perfume and American health care, the prices seem to keep rising out of all proportion to median incomes. Forgot to add that I hope you’re keeping well, Portia. Our brushfire season here in Southern California is pretty much over (knock on wood), and it’s always a relief.

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        • OMG! $400 what do they do? Clean the house and root your husband?
          We have been spared so far this year but it’s always a worry about bushfires during the hotter months. I’m glad you’re through for another year.
          Portia x

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      • Obviously, if you just spend enough on wrinkle cream, you will stay young forever, and never die. And when that fails, lots of plastic surgery will keep you looking young, if not entirely human. (Do you get the Real Housewives shows in Australia? Just the ads give me the creeps.)

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        • Ha Ha ha LaurenS,
          Yes, they are interesting specimens in the Ghoulish Over Caring section of human endeavour.
          I am growing old disgracefully and have enjoyed the falling apart immensely. It’s very nice to have fresh and plumped skin though and it’s so easy, just 2-3minutes a day has shown a big difference.
          Portia x

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