New! L’Occitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

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I’m not crazy about almonds if I’m to be perfectly honest. I don’t like that Asian favourite of Almond Jelly desserts (I’m not alone am I? icon razz New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care ) and I don’t like the scent of almonds. But there’s one almond product I like and that’s the L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil. Mmm… Pity I’ve run out for now icon sad New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

As it turns out, L’Occitane is huge on almonds as their almond body collection shows. They’ve always been popular for their almond body creams and lotions which boast skin softening, moisturising, firming and toning effects. I’m told by friends that they swear by the Almond Supple Skin Oil and Almond Milk Concentrate when pregnant to prevent stretch marks.

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Personally, I haven’t tried most of the Almond Collection from L’Occitane so it was interesting to get to know what’s new and upcoming from the collection in the coming months.

If you are a user of the Almond Collection products, you may be interested to know of what’s new and what’s upcoming and you could also tell me what you like from the range icon biggrin New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

The L’Occitane almond range has 2 sub-ranges now. One targeted at body firming, where the products will leave skin feeling smoother, softer and firmer with regular use. If you dread the onset of sagging skin caused by loss of collagen, then this would be the range you go for. They aren’t new in a true sense, but upgraded versions of popular favourites.

There’s the Supple Skin Oil (RM187/100ml) which you see above, a dry oil with the scent of almonds. It comes in a spray bottle and feels very light on skin and dries down quickly. People who aren’t sure about using a body oil for fear of it feeling too oily and greasy may like this because it dries so quickly, your skin just feels like silk after that. I personally love the feeling of an oil on my skin so dry oils and I don’t get along very well.

This is the oil that pregnant women swear by to keep stretch marks at bay and is supposed to help moisturise dry skin, and tone and firm up skin.

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The Almond Milk Concentrate (RM214/200ml) is a body cream that feels rich yet silky when applied on skin. It doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy or sticky and works to soften skin while firming up skin as well. You can use both the oil and this together if you like.

If you find the Milk Concentrate too heavy, mix in some Supply Skin Oil to lighten the texture and spread it all over your skin. It adds the moisture to your skin and for me, I find it absorbs better this way. I am not much of a body lotion/cream user so I like mixing it this way to help me along.

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The other range is the Body Slimming Care range which come in a light green packaging. This is a range of body products targeted at helping you tone up your body and banish (or at least reduce) the appearance of cellulite. The scent is much lighter than that of the Milk Concentrate or the Supply Body Oil and smells fresh.

The Tonic Body Oil (RM198/100ml) is a dry oil, rather like the Supple Skin Oil that smells quite fresh and dries very quickly when sprayed on skin. With regular use, this oil is supposed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite while leaving skin looking toned.

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For fans of hand creams then you may like to know that the Almond Collection now boasts a new Smooth Hands hand cream (RM80/75ml) a light textured hand cream that absorbs into skin without feeling heavy. I did find that it took a while to absorb but then I’m very sensitive to hand creams, as I rarely use any and if I do, rarely stray from my favourites icon smile New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

To complement the hands is Lighter Legs (RM86/75ml) a refreshing cream with peppermint and camphor essential oil to refresh tired feet. Try it after a long day on your feet and it feels so comfy! I like the idea for a novelty factor but I can safely say that this isn’t something I’d actively seek out icon razz New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

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If body cream is more your thing then the Shaping Delight (RM205/200ml) might be more up your alley. Like the Milk Concentrate, this is a light textured body cream that absorbs quickly into skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. It is supposed to work to tone and tighten skin so skin looks firmer and smoother and “reshapes” the body so curves are kept erm… tighter. Personally, I’m also not into these shaping cream things so I wouldn’t be your best judge. I am so slack about using these that I probably wouldn’t see any results anyway! icon razz New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

The only product I can forsee myself using from this Almond range aside from the Shower Oil is this one – the Supple Skin Oil.

loccitane almond supple oil New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

I’m not crazy about the scent nor the texture so I wouldn’t replace my regular “oily” body oils with this one, but this is a good one to whip out if you don’t want to make a mess or are travelling (by road) because the spray dispenser makes it easier to use while on the go. I personally did not see any real improvements in the skintone of my body (I use it mainly on arms as a body moisturiser) but I suppose if it does work, hurrah! icon wink New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

Are you a fan of the L’Occitane Almond body care collection? Do you use body shaping creams and oils?

I’m afraid I don’t “get” body shaping creams and oils because I don’t know how or if topical products can actually help in that department. I guess with regular and diligent (keywords!) use and some exercise it might help at least with firming the skin so you have the appearance of a more shapely silhouette. But I wouldn’t expect it to work miracles – at least not on me! icon biggrin New! LOccitane Almond Body Collection gets an upgraded formula and new slimming care

Paris B

L’Occitane new Almond Collection will be available in stores from June 2014 onwards. Prices are as set out above

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liyeun May 16, 2014 at 9:04 am

I like Loccitane products and its mission as a brand overall; however, I have to say some of their products (only a handful) are mediocre. Say, its Almond Body Scrub did not do anything for me. I like the shampoos and the Supple Skin Oil, though.
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I have to give this Supple Skin Oil a go – so many people love it! But I’ve otherwise not been crazy about L’Occitane primarily maybe because I find their scent a bit strong and body washes and shampoos, I find drying :( Only thing I really love is the Almond Shower Oil – bliss!

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xin
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May 16, 2014 at 9:07 am

me loves the supple skin oil :D that tonic oil looks interesting! but the price tag is not ><

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I remember you liked the Supple Skin Oil! I’ll give it a go too :D

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Sheila
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May 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

I love their Almond range. I’m currently also using the Supple Skin Oil and really like it; it absorbs quickly, and isn’t too greasy. The only thing is that I wish it could be more moisturizing and lasting through the day, but it’s not a deal breaker.
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Another fan of the Supple Skin Oil! I’m a bit unsure about it because when I tested it, it was too drying an oil for my liking but still, I’ll give it a go and see how I like it :)

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shasha May 16, 2014 at 10:27 am

Gahh! I did I mini scream when I saw the title of your post because I just actually got myself the shower oil and supple body oil! The SA at L’occitane Nu Sentral was super sweet and nice and managed to convince me to get both at like RM 200. It was a set, and on sale.

I tried using the shower oil on one arm and compared it to the other arm and I realized it completely made the arm go one shade lighter. *crazy!* And not to mention the obvious moisturizing-ness it imparts on to the skin. Feels super luxurious! The other items in the range didn’t really appeal to me though.
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hey, that is quite a deal you scored there Shasha! :) I love the shower oil to bits! I didn’t replenish because I’m trying to reduce my stash but it’s on the cards for a repurchase for sure :D

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Bugs May 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

I have dry skin and was thinking of getting the shower oil to replace my shower milk, but from a review I read recently, the blogger mentioned she had to shower first then only use the shower oil and that her shower floor was oily afterwards. Is it really so because from my understanding before this, the oil will emulsify and wash off. Hmm…

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Hmm that’s such a strange review because the shower oil IS the body wash! LOL! :D You’d use it in place of a shower gel and it will emulsify and wash off like normal because it isn’t even as oily as e.g. facial cleansing oil :) Doesn’t take a lot of work and nope, floor doesn’t get oily at all :) My review on this is here if you’d like to have a read :)

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Tuti May 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Hi Pb, supple skin oil is proven to reduce stretch mark, i have 2 babies already and don’t have those marks. So I guess it is worth.

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Ooh! Anyone who can vouch for this oil through 2 pregnancies must mean it definitely works! :D Now let’s see if it works on this non-pregnant person haha :D

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Sunny
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May 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Hey Paris, I do like these and the shower oil! You’re making me want some almond jelly real bad now! Wish I knew where I can find some here!

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Haha I hope you found some almond jelly Sunny! :D I don’t like them at all so if we were eating desserts, you could have all my jelly! :D

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lisa May 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

My favorite item from this range has to be the shower oil. Not much of a body cream person in this forever humid weather. I had it once and only managed to finished half of it. Such a waste that i avoided any body lotion of cream since then. Been a oil convert after that. So, i think i will check out the Supple Skin Oil when i’m done with my Caudalie Divine Oil. Recently, I’m trying out the Susanne Kaufmann’s Body Oil and i say i’m quite liking it.

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Me too! Everyone thinks oil makes your skin oilier when in fact it’s the total opposite :) I’ve heard so much about Caudalie’s Divine Oil and I was gifted a sample a little while ago, but the scent isn’t quite to my liking and neither is the texture :( I guess I like my oils oily so dry oils don’t appeal much to me :(

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Joann May 16, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I love this line from L’Occitane! I purchased an Almond body collection box last year. The Almond milk body cream… is AMAZING!!! It’s so light, not greasy, and moisturizing! The box gave me a 100ml one instead of the regular sized 200ml. I think I will purchase it again. But I would use it sparingly, cause I used it up in a couple weeks.
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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I think in your weather, the body cream and lotions would be amazing! In our warmer weather, less so but I hold out promise for the oils! :D

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Sze Ling May 17, 2014 at 2:31 am

Me too. Other than the real almond nut itself, I generally don’t like anything almond “flavored/scented”. I’m crazy about almond nuts though. LOL. Weird.

Never tried L’Occitane’s Almond range before. Well, haven’t tried much from L’Occitane other than their famed hand cream. :P

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm

LOL I don’t even like the nuts :P From the comments, this range sounds like a very popular one! Maybe when there’s a sale on or at the end of the year when they do these sampler sets you could pick up something to try? It seems like it works very well for cold and dry weather ;)

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ktee May 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I love the almond bath oil, milk concentrate and scrub (sadly discontinued and replaced by another scrub). Stocked up during last year\’s Christmas deals. I also really like their essential shampoo. Makes my real hair soft.

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Nice! Christmas is an excellent time to stock up on these goodies – their gift sets are pretty amazing!

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Natasha May 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I love the supple skin oil! I use it after bathing and I swear, it gives my skin a beautiful glow. It’s also good for stretch marks, mine are almost gone.

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Wow! That sounds impressive Natasha – looks like I’ll have to give it a go since so many people love the Supple Oil!

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Zee May 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

The one product I absolutely adored from this range, they discontinued some 7-8 years ago (to my utter devastation!). It was a toning mist that I used as my fragrance, actually (never tried it for its toning properties) – it smelt absolutely perfect to me, and I haven’t been able to find a close substitute since. Till this day, every other time I walk past a L’Occitane store I peek in to check if they’ve brought it back …..

L’Occitane, bring it back please! >-<

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Yikes! I’d never even come across that! To be honest, I didn’t know a lot about L’Occitane products bar their hand cream which I think is the most famous product of all LOL! I hope they bring back your favourite product but you know, it probably won’t be the same anymore :)

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Ting May 19, 2014 at 8:45 am

ooooh I love the idea of mixing oil with milk concentrate!! I haven’t tried mixing before. I think you are right about helping it absorb better. With milk concentrate alone it’s too “slippery” – especially when applied just after shower. Oh hohoho… that foot cream is calling out to me!! :D I’m already a big fan of their shea butter hand cream. I will have to check these out soon!! :D But speaking of slimming oils etc… I don’t seem to notice any of them work? Perhaps my “spare tyre” is just too stubborn to begin with… :p

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Yes, try mixing oil with lotions/cream. It makes it absorb so much better and is more moisturising too! I learned it from an SA at REN a few years ago and then modified it for facial care use – works the same way :D And you have a foot fetish! haha :D It has peppermint so feels cool when applied which is nice in our weather or after walking for long hours like on holiday ;)

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jk May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I like almonds. The nuts and the jelly – sometimes locally described by those who don’t like it, as having the “bug” smell. I picked up the Almond Shower Gel some time back but I tend to use it sparingly for “indulging myself” showers. In view of the price, I consider it a luxury item for me. Love the scent. After your review some time back, the scent was the clincher to purchase – notwithstanding the price for a mere bath item.
I was given a sample sachet of the Milk Concentrate and was totally sold on it – again due to the scent and guess its light texture helped. Rushed out and got that (one of the few times a pre PB review worked out! :-D) Don’t know whether it had really made a difference to the saggy bits – the latter had a head start to settle in being saggy. Will give the cream more time to catch up. lol.
In my sights now are the Almond Hand Cream (for sure) and probably the Supple Body Oil.. but arrrghh.. I had earlier this year impulsively rushed into a purchase to use the birthday voucher and bought the Fabulous Oil (shea butter scent). Should have waited for the Almond Oil – had I known.. where’s that crystal ball gone to?

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Paris B
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May 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Yes! That bug smell really bugs me :P I don’t like the bitterish taste either. You’re right about the Shower Oil being a luxury. I haven’t replenished because I haven’t found a deal on it (I like looking for the huge bottles which aren’t sold here but can sometimes be found at duty free) and also because I’m trying to downsize for a bit (who am I kidding?!) but yes, I love it and I’m glad you like it too. It’s lovely after a long work day :) Oh and don’t hold your breath waiting for a body lotion/cream review haha! I’m bad at those so I’m afraid you’re out on your own there! ;)

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