This excellent post is sponsored by L’Occitane.
Confused about skincare routines? You’ve come to the right place…
One of the reasons why the beauty world is so confusing is because products use a lot of the same ingredients. Sure, quantities and formulations vary but ultimately a moisturiser is a moisturiser – tom-A-toe, tom-AH-toe, pot-A-toe, po-TAH-toe – right?
Why then, do we choose one skincare product over another? Why do some serums become cult while others don’t? In terms we can all understand: why do we walk an extra five minutes out of the way to a “good” café rather than settling for the nearest. Turns out, not all coffee is made equal. Beans and smoothness of grind are no joking matter and neither are the ingredients in serums.
Case in point: L’Occitane’s Immortelle Divine Youth Oil. This serum has the highest concentration anywhere of the mystical Immortelle Flower, an everlasting flower that retains its vitality and golden-bright colour even after its been picked. This self-preserving trait it also hopes to promote on dull, dry and ageing skin.
Another fun fact: L’Occitane currently have four registered patents for their research on the Immortelle Flower, so if you try this and love it, there is actually no where else you can get it. CONFUSION, BYE.
Grown in Corsica, using organic and sustainable farming methods, the Immortelle Flower is picked and distilled on the same day to extract all its nutrients at first bloom for a potent essential oil rich in antioxidants.
The Immortelle Divine collection has double the concentration in its formula than the original Immortelle Precious lineup, in which the moisturizing crème has become one of the brand’s best-sellers, however here at Gritty Pretty, we love the Immortelle Divine Youth Oil gearing up to winter.
Need we remind you why skincare oils are so important? We’ve found the best ways to apply it is with warm fingers, pressed onto skin in the evening before anything else on it for easy way of passage into the deeper layers of the skin where it can affect the most change.
If your skin is on the oily side, mix 2-3 drops with your daily moisturiser to seal in moisture. The beloved formula melts into the skin like an exquisite silk slip leaving no greasy film. For those with sensitive skin, it is a godsend.
Try it and never go back, they say. Will you?