15 Jan 2015

Thrilling L'Occitane Release: Shea Butter Skincare


When someone mentions shea butter, most of us instantly think of L'Occitane. Not only a superb French brand, L'Occitane also cares about fair trade and providing best ingredients. If you know all that jazz by now, you're probably wondering why I'm so excited about this particular collection? It's thrilling because L'Occitane released first proper cleansing oil in Slovenia and I'm a firm believer of cleansing oils. Shea Butter Collection is based on a perfectly balanced amount of shea butter, suitable for the most sensitive skin. Do I need to emphasize that all products are silicone free?

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Na kaj vas najprej pomislite ob besedi karitejevo maslo? Mene (in mogoče še marsikoga) spomni takoj na čudovito trgovino L'Occitane. Ne le, da je odlična francoska znamka, L'Occitane se zaveda in skrbi za pravično trgovino, ter s tem posredno omogoči uporabo najboljših sestavin. Če ste že seznanjeni s samo filozofijo L'Occitana, se verjetno sprašujete zakaj sem tako navdušena nad novo karitejevo kolekcijo? Kolekcija je razburljiva zato, ker sem že nestrpno pričakovala prvo, pravcato čistilno olje v Sloveniji. To bi lahko poimenovala skoraj že revolucija obrazne nege, saj smo z inovativnimi produkti v Sloveniji še dokaj nazadnjaški. Karitejeva kolekcija vsebuje produkte za nego obraza, kateri imajo popolnoma uravnovešeno količino karitejevega masla za vse tipe kože (tudi občutljive). Verjetno ne rabim poudarjati, da izdelki ne vsebujejo silikona.



I was right, the new Shea Cleansing Oil (19,30€, L'Occitane) didn't disappoint my high expectations. It's pretty amazing how cleansing oils work: when you apply product on your face without water, texture is straight up oily. But when it gets in contact with water, oil turns into a velvety white creamy cleanser which nourishes and cleanses. I definitely need to point, there's absolutely no greasy residue, rather skin feels soft and cleansed at the same time. Oily skintypes, don't get fooled by your worst enemy. It's actually beneficial and soothing for skintypes, that like to break out easily. Blemishes won't appear because of oil, rather other factors. Only one pump is enough to cleanse off entire makeup, including some of the mascara. I also appreciate travel friendly pump, which can be ''locked''. Guilt-free, fuss-free, easy and effective makeup remover for nights, when you just want to lay down on your softest pillow as quickly as possible. How to use cleansing oil? In a hurry, you can use hands and massage your face thoroughly with cleansing oil. Start with your face and end with your eyes, that way you won't be a giant mess of mascara. At this point, you don't need to add water. Preferably, you can also wipe down residue with a warm, wet cloth. In any way, don't forget to rinse it off with warm water.Or, use it as an extra step in cleansing. Sometimes I like to use an affordable cleanser beforehand and finish with luxurious cleansing oil.

Benefits of using cleansing oil:
- massaging your face
- improves face elasticity with massage
- removes waterproof makeup and dirt (perfect ''toner test'' result)
- balanced pH of your skin
- steaming your pores with warm cloth (without even noticing)

Karitejevo čistilno olje (19,30€, L'Occitane) vsekakor ni razočaralo mojih visokih pričakovanj. To čistilno olje deluje na podoben princip kot ostala: brez stika vode je tekstura oljnata, ko pa dodamo vodo, se olje spremeni v žametno čistilno emulzijo. Naj poudarim, da to čistilno olje ne pušča mastnega filtra, ampak je koža mehka kot dojenčkova. Olje je primerno tudi za čiščenje mastne kože, ker ne vsebuje mineralnega olja. Z eno pumpico na dan lahko odstrani vso nečistočo in ličila, tudi trmasto maskaro (če smo dovolj potrpežljivi). Vsekakor sem vesela, da ima olje pumpico, ki se jo da ''zakleniti'' pri potovanjih. Hitro, enostavno, učinkovito olje odstrani vse, še preden boste sploh pomislili, da ste preutrujeni za odstranjevanje ličil. Kako se uporablja čistilno olje? Če hitimo, lahko olje enostavno zmasiramo na kožo brez vode, končamo z očmi. Nato speremo umazanijo s mlačno toplo vodo. Če želite bolj nežno odstranjevanje, se lahko uporabi topla, mokra krpa, ki jo položimo preko obraza za minuto ali dve. Na koncu počasi obrišemo ostanek.

Prednosti uporabe čistilnega olja:
- masaža obraza pred izpiranjem
- izboljša elastičnost in mehkobo kože
- odstrani vsa ličila in nečistoče (olje je brezhibno opravilo ''test z tonikom'')
- uravnotežen pH kože
- uporaba pare z toplo mokro krpo (ne da bi sploh vedeli)


CLEANSING OIL COMPARISON
Comparing L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (19€ for 200ml) with N'7 Cleansing Oil (14€ for 150ml) and The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil (13€ for 200ml), there's no much of a difference. Clearly, L'Occitane feels much more luxurious than The Body Shop. N'7 is pretty similar to L'Occitane, only a bit more richer in texture. Now, considering all the costs and time you spent when searching The Body Shop and N'7 from other countries, there's almost no difference in pricing. At least that's a fact for Slovenia. Cleansing oils usually last a few months, N'7 lasted me over 5 months, without wearing makeup every day.

PRIMERJAVA ČISTILNIH OLJ
Če primerjam L'Occitane čistilno olje z ostalimi znamkami (ki niso na voljo v Sloveniji), ni velike razlike. The Body Shop čistilno olje (13€ za 200ml) je dokaj primerljivo z L'Occitane in ni večjih razlik. N'7 (14€ za 150ml) čistilno olje je prav tako podobno, vendar je v teksturi bolj gosto. Če v vse skupaj vzamemo dejstvo, da zapravimo čas in denar za potovanje v tujino, je L'Occitane dokaj ugodna opcija za 200ml. Naj poudarim, da čistilna olja zdržijo okoli 5 mesecev, če jih uporabljamo vsak drug/tretji dan. 




Shea Light Comforting Cream (28,50€, L'Occitane) is a light weight face cream with a perfect amount of shea butter to soothe the skin. Texture is pretty much like a gel-cream consistency that spreads out evenly. I love to use it as a makeup base in the mornings and end my day with applying this cream along with serum. Not that I'm complaining, but cream has quite a strong clean cotton scent, exactly the same as their best seller Shea Butter Hand Cream. Those of you with sensitive scent buds might think twice about this product. In two weeks time, I really enjoyed using this cream, but still too early to claim about any miracle effects. Although, so far, my dry patches loved some extra pampering with shea butter. I would recommend this cream to sensitive, combination and dry skintypes.

Karitejeva lahka sproščujoča krema (28,50€, L'Occitane) ima lahko teksturo z 5% karitejevim maslom. Tekstura je dokaj podobna hibridu kreme/gela, ki se lepo razmaže in hitro vpije. Z veseljem jo uporabljam pred ličili, hkrati pa z njo in serumom zaključim dan. Krema ima sicer dokaj močan bombažen vonj, ki je podoben njihovi kultni karitejevi kremi za roke. Tisti, ki težje prenašate močne vonje, dvakrat premislite o nakupu te kreme. Jaz sicer uživam v sami uporabi, vendar po dveh tednih še ne pričakujem čudežnih učinkov na koži. Krema sicer učinkovito vpliva na moje suhe predele kože. Priporočam jo vsem, ki imajo občutljiv, kombiniran in suh tip kože.


I think I couldn't ask for more from Shea Butter Collection. I wish I could point out more negative aspects, but there's practically none - other than strong clean scent. I also have to admit, I was always the one, who never splurged on cleansers - it seemed pointless to wash off a good skincare item. After trying the right kind of cleansers, there was just no way back. Cleansing balms and oils are a life saviour all year around, especially if you have dry patches. In a nut shell, I'm highly impressed by L'occitane new Shea Butter Collection. I would highly recommend both items but clearly, Shea Cleansing Oil took all the spotlight in my humble opinion. You can find L'Occitane worldwide and online.

Kolekcija karitejevega masla mi je enostavno pisana na kožo. Suhi predeli so že skoraj neopazni, prav tako pa uživam v enostavnem čiščenju obraza. Želim si, da bi lahko izpostavila čim več negativnih vidikov za vas, vendar jih ta kolekcija enostavno nima - če ne štejem močnega vonja kreme. Priznam, da sem tudi jaz ne-rada kupovala draga čistilna sredstva za kožo, vendar sem spreobrnjena odkar sem prvič preizkusila enega od čistilnih olj. Priporočam oba izdelka, vendar ni treba dvakrat ugibati, da je vso pozornost prevzelo Karitejevo čistilno olje. L'Occitane izdelke lahko najdete v poslovalnicah po Sloveniji in spletni strani.

12 comments:

  1. Že celo večnost hočem sprobat eno cleansing olje, tako da se bom mogla počasi odločit in eno pač kupit :D Moram pa dodat, da so mi ful všeč slikce, ta fluffy podlaga jim da tak zlo cozy feeling :)

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    1. hvala <3 trenutno nimamo najboljše izbire, ampak na srečo je prišel vsaj eden v SLO :)

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  2. Zase dvomim, da bi mi bil všeč zelo močan vonj kreme, ampak olje bi pa z veseljem probala. :D

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    1. Ja,res je odišavljena kar je po eni strani škoda - glede na to, da bi verjetno že sama po sebi lepo dišala :)

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  3. L'Occitane rarely goes wrong, do they? :) Especially with the shea line! I'll have to put the cleansing oil on my list of things to try!

    Wendy | Fashionable Heart

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    1. Yup, nailed every time - it's divine as their hand cream. No words needed, I see you already know about their quality, Wendy :)

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  4. Kremica me je zamikala, ampak to da je odišavljena...škoda res.

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  5. * I don't need another cleanser, I don't need another cleanser, I don't need another cleanser* ampak vem da ga bom slej kot prej kupila :D
    Je pa res super, da so prinesli čistilno olje tudi v Slovenijo. Še več ''novih'' stvari! :D

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    1. Se ne mudi, če imaš N'7 še iz Britanije...bi še pa jaz naredila celo piramido backupov iz njih, za vsak slučaj :P

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  6. Ker nisem vešča o čistilnih oljih me zanima ali ni priporočeno, da ga vsakodnevno 2x na dan uporabljam ? :) Samo tako informativno vprašam :)

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    1. Verjetno ni problema, še mogoče celo boljše za pH kože kot ostali čistilci s kemikalijami. Lahko pogledaš sestavine na sliki, večina jih bazira na oljih :)

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  7. These seem like very lovely products! :)
    xx

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