L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream is a water based moisturizer that’s supposedly a triple threat which attacks wrinkles, brightens skin, and evens skin tone. Immortelle essential oil stimulates collagen production to fill wrinkles and firm the skin as Bellis Perennis extract and a Vitamin C derivative reduce the appearance of age spots to even skin tone.
As for me, I was highly interested in trying this as I wanted to address dullness while brightening skin and evening out skin tone.
Did it work?
This is a thicker gel-like formulation that absorbs easily into skin and delivers excellent hydration. It could prove a little rich if you have oily or combination skin so you might want to use it as a PM moisturizer where as dry skin users will find it works perfectly well for both AM and PM use. It leaves my skin very soft after use. It does have a strong herbal scent (kinda reminds me of something from Lush just can’t pinpoint what) so sensitive types might want to sniff prior to indulging. The floral oil also might be problematic for skin that easily breaks out so be aware of this prior to a purchase.
Unfortunately, this is only good for a mere six months and the jar packaging shortens the life of the moisturizer even further. I was terribly disappointed that a $58 moisturizer had such a short life span.
I think as a daily moisturizer or even a evening one it does a fairly good job of providing hydration but sadly, the buck stops there. After using it for three months I don’t feel like my skin looks any brighter.
Overall, L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream is an excellent moisturizer for providing drier skin with much needed hydration however, you probably don’t need to spend near $60 on something that excels at this and this alone. It may work for you but sadly, the brightening aspect wasn’t there for me plus add into the fact that this expires in a very short time period and it becomes a very expensive simple moisturizer to indulge in.
Sorry L’Occitane…this one didn’t cut it for me.
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