September 19, 2017

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm ($44) is a new balm-to-oil cleanser created enriched with Immortelle essential oil which is known for it’s anti-aging benefits as well as Vitamin E. Cleansing Balms is one of the greatest skincare joys! It breaks down and removes makeup easily especially hard to remove eye makeup or waterproof BB Cream and foundations. I was quite excited that L’Occitane decided to join the current cleansing balm trend and add one to their their Immortelle Skincare Collection.

L’Occitane is currently quite busy extending their skincare collection and many of their latest cleansers are turning into keepers. I recently tried their Peony Petal Cleansing Oil and was thrilled with the formula. It’s been added to my stable skincare collection and Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm is headed in the same direction.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm arrives in a 2.3 oz jar at $44 and is a good deal more expensive and quite smaller than other cleansing oils we’ve been privy to in the past such as Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, It Cosmetics 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, and Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm. But don’t let the smaller size fool you, a little goes a very long way with this balm.

I’m always disappointed in cleansers that strip my skin and make it even drier than it already is. Unfortunately, drier skin types have to be very wary of cleansers because many formulas leave our skin feeling to sizes too small. One of the many benefits of Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm is the fact the formula is enriched with essential oil and Vitamin E which leaves skin smooth and soft but never dry or tight after cleansing.

Many cleansing balms due break down as you massage them in but this formula starts our as a dense balm but melts down into a luxurious oil once applied to skin. You’ll take a small amount out of the jar and use it on dry skin, gently massage it in. As you massage the formula quickly transforms into an oil which is the part I love as I give myself a little facial massage with this before I rinse it off. At first, I was a little surprise at the texture as although, a dense balm it also has a certain odd grittiness but this disappears quickly as it breaks down leaving behind a slick, emollient oil which can be emulsified with a little water and completely removed from skin after rinsing it off completely. It does not leave behind a greasy or shiny film and completely rinses away. It breaks down makeup beautifully, leaving absolutely nothing behind (I typically test with micellar water after to see how my cleanser is “working” and I had not a spot of makeup or dirt on my cotton pad after using this!).

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm is a keeper! I’m delighted with some of L’Occitane’s latest Fall skincare launches and this is one. I’d most definitely re-purchase this.

Muse Approved.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cleansing Balm is available now at usa.loccitane.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • kjh

    Maybe after I finish the Nooni jelly oil, which is great. L’Occitane is on my SL for discontinuing every fragrance I fall in love with. I never get any modern, isoE post oakmoss feeling from L’Occitane. Very straightforward and non-synthetic. Not that synthetic is bad, not at all. But L’Occitane is generally nothing new, other than the combos, and comfortable as old clothes. Now, if they’d only keep things beyond the verbena and lavender…

  • Gali

    Hey Muse, off topic but did you get any of their advent calendars this year? I saw they offer two options this year…

  • Gali

    Ha ha! calling me too. I remember you get it every year. Keep us posted with what you got!

  • Andi

    I have to wait until I am out of either my IT or Farmacy balms before getting this one. Although it looks heavenly. I’m also a sucker for that yellow jar, I can’t help but thinking it would be like a ray of sunshine on my counter