L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter Review: Winters just swooshed in this time without even knocking properly. Guess we’ll have to deal with it. So hey guys, today I am going to review a very basic yet essential product in my winter skin care regime. This one is for my ladies with dry skin. My skin type is combination but during winters it definitely begins to go more towards the dry side. Specially my lips.
I kid you not guys, my lips start feeling so super dry in winters that I cannot even explain. I constantly need to keep them hydrated or else they’ll turn into a dry flaky mess. Well I will stop rambling about my lips now and get to the review of this product. Its 100% pure Shea butter by Loccitane.
About L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
An ultra-nourishing spot treatment to soften even the driest skin. Use on elbows, lips, cuticles, feet, and even hair! This 100% natural origin, certified organic* Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It is produced in a fair trade agreement with cooperatives of women in Burkina Faso (West Africa). Certified organic* and attested fair trade** from Ecocert, this irreplaceable beauty balm helps to protect, soften and nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E.
How to Use L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
- Multi-use product which helps nourish and soften face, body and hair
- From elbows and feet, to lips, cuticles, and even your hair, this pure shea butter is the perfect deep-conditioning treatment. All-natural and certified-organic, this shea butter is enriched with antioxidant vitamin E for ultimate protection wherever it is applied. This miracle beauty-balm promises to turn dry, dehydrated skin into beautifully soft, supple skin from head to toe.
Ingredients in L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit.
Price of L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
$ 39.00 for 5.2 oz in USA
C$ 49.00 for 150 mL in Canada
£ 30.00 for 150 mL in UK and Scotland
€ 42.00 for 150 mL in Europe
A$ 52.00 for 150 mL in Australia
NZ$ 18.00 for 10 mL in New Zealand
S$ 17.50 for 10 mL in Singapore
RM 180.00 for 150 mL in Malaysia
₱ 3770.00 for 150 mL in Philippines
₹ 2760.00 for 150 mL in India
As you might have noticed, Looccitane Shea butter is available in 2 sizes. One is 150 mL and other is 10 mL. I got mine from a Loccitane store at an airport and mine is 8 mL in size. Guess they have 8 mL as well but very limited I guess.
In Detail L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter Review, Swatches and My Experience
The Loccitane shea butter comes in a small aluminium tub. It has very simple labelings. Highlights being that it is made in France. Also, the ingredient list which is obviously a singular ingredient – that is pure Shea butter. The packaging is very light weight. You can actually carry this around with you even in your wallet. The 150 mL tub is bigger and you may not be as comfortable in travelling with it. But the 10 mL and 8 mL tubs are super convenient to travel with.
The product has a texture like that of a soft solidified butter. Its not greasy or hard like wax. I love how it does not feel oily or sticky. The product starts melting while you start applying it. It has an extremely mild nut like fragrance to it. I am pretty sure that’s how pure shea butter is supposed to smell like. You won’t actually notice the smell unless you bring your nose really close to the tub.
How I Use it and Effects
1. On my Lips – The number 1 way I use it is like a lip moisturiser. It does not have a waxy balm like consistency. This is a light weight soft butter which melts in contact with my lips. It feels super light on the lips and keeps my lips hydrated for 2 to 3 hours.
2. Under Matte Lipsticks – A lot of us face dry lips issue during winters. So instead of a lip primer, I have been using a thin layer of shea butter under my matte lipsticks. It makes my lips look healthy and prevents matte lipsticks from over drying my lips.
3. On Dry parts of my Face – I usually get some dryness around my chin area. So I have been using this 2 or 3 times a week on those areas (before going to bed). It has eliminated all the dry patches and made my skin look better.
4. My Elbows, Knees, Palms and Heels – These are the areas of the body which tend to get dry in winters. I apply shea butter 4-5 times a week on these areas of my body before going to bed. And this helps keep those areas hydrated and they don’t look dry and rough at all.
Loccitane also suggests using this on the hair. But honestly, I don’t use it on my hair. I follow a regular hair oiling routine which suffices my needs. The product is too costly. If I start putting it in my long hair, I will probably have to use 20-30 mL in one go. However, you can just use it on the ends of your hair to prevent them from getting dry.
Summing up the Loccitane Pure Shea Butter Review, I have to say I am absolutely in love with this product. It is a multipurpose moisturiser. Its 100% natural shea butter. Hence, you don’t have to be worried about anything. Use it sparingly for normal skin types and you can use it generously to heal dry skin. It takes time to heal very dry skin but definitely is effective. It makes the skin look naturally healthy and hydrated. Hence I totally love the effects of this product. This is one product I would highly recommend everyone to try.
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PROs of L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
1. Very convenient packaging.
2. This is 100% pure Shea butter by Loccitane.
3. Multipurpose moisturiser, absorbs nicely into the skin.
4. Very gentle yet effective on the skin.
5. Can be used by all skin types.
6. Did not cause any breakouts on my skin.
7. A little goes a long way.
CONs of L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
1. For dry lips, exfoliate them properly (Try my DIY Lip Scrub). Then apply a hydrating lip moisturiser. I recommend this one because its completely natural and effective.
2. Do not keep this product exposed in direct sun. Natural products tend to loose effectiveness and oxidise on direct exposure to sun.
3. Carry this along in your bag. This is honestly one of the most versatile products ever.
4. A great stocking stuffer for Christmas. 🙂