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As you are likely aware, I have always preferred lightweight foundations and tinted moisturizers to full coverage opaque foundations. I like to enhance and protect my skin rather than conceal it, and it is for that very reason that I naturally gravitated toward the L'OCCITANE Immortelle BB Creams. In fact, one might go so far as to say that I have become rather obsessed with its formula. I made this realization when my initial testing and reviewing period was coming to a close and I didn't want to stop using it in order to begin testing out the next foundation awaiting review. This is always a really good sign for me since sometimes testing out so many products can begin to blur distinctions between products and product types.
L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30 applies smoothly and evenly and it neither settles into pores, nor does it emphasize fine lines. It has a lovely velvety texture that sets to a lovely natural finish. While the coverage is somewhat buildable, it does not achieve the same full opaque coverage of a full coverage foundation. The formula is enriched with Immortelle Essential Oil– which accounts for its ability to nourish and moisturize the skin so well.
L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious BB Cream leaves the skin soft, supple and glowing, and it offers enough coverage to even out skin tone and conceal blemishes and imperfections. While I do find that the coverage remains intact all day, and the SPF 30 actually offers a nice amount of protection, it should still be reapplied, or a supplemental sunscreen should be used throughout the day to ensure that your skin remains protected from the sun. Unlike some BB Creams that can oxidize, I have found that this one remains true to color from the time of application until the time that I remove it. It can be applied with a brush, a sponge or your fingers, and while all three methods work well I tend to prefer using my fingers. Its texture is just so nice that I like to feel it with my fingers. It offers the perfect coverage and weight for the warmer months of the year, but if you are like me and prefer lighter weight finishing products, then this will be a delight to use all year long.
Immortelle is known as the everlasting flower: it never fades, even after it has been picked. Its organic essential oil is rich in active molecules offering unique anti-aging beauty results. In order to guarantee the highest quality and the traceability of this golden flower, L'OCCITANE has invested in the very first large-scale, sustainable and organic immortelle plantation program in Corsica.
Use the medium shade for medium to darker skin tones or for a sunkissed effect. Use the light shade for a light slightly gold skin tone. Use the fair shade for a light slightly rosy skin tone.
- Evens out skin tone: helps to conceal uneven skin tone and to blemish and brighten dull skin.
- Smooths the skin: signs of stress and fatigue appear softened.
- Protects the skin: helps to protect skin against damaging effects of photo-aging, thanks to its UV filters.
L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious BB Cream SPF 30 comes in three shades: Fair, Light and Medium. Of the three shades, I have Light (Clair 02) and Medium (Hâlé 03). Light is a better match for my skin tone than is Medium– which is too dark and warm for my complexion. I have, however, mixed the two shades with great results, and will likely continue to do so as the summer progresses. I hope that L'OCCITANE adds more shades since the formula is so wonderful!
Top to Bottom: Medium and Light
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15.32% Purpose - Sunscreen. Inactive Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Aqua/Water, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Talc, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Silicaalumina, Squalane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sucrose Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Sucrose Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Adenosine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides Ci 77491/Iron Oxides.
$45.00 for 1.3 oz. from L'Occitane (Affiliate Links).
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