Oh là là: L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil

I'm currently going through a very hectic phase of wall paint rollers, wall paint everywhere, protective foil, horrific mess inside the house because (you guessed it) – we're having a wall painting sesh. We are doing this all by ourselves as always and I'm up to my elbows in paint, in the most un-sexy getup imaginable but it'll be all worth it when we are finished. Anyways, I gave a thought to share a review of a lovely product that is, amongst many things, helping me recover from a stressful night at work. This beaut of a skincare bit has landed as an opener for the ‘thing of beauty’ (my new post category). It's just so heavenly perfect, it's beyond words. Of course L'Occitane has something to do with this – it's a constant for me when skincare especially is at question. L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil* ($42) is not exactly a novelty for L'Occitane but – it's been reformulated, amped up to the max and improved on some rough edges (namely, the pump). Now it's officially a flawless thing of beauty in my eyes but do check out why it has impressed me so much.

Trenutno prolazim kroz fazu kada mi je kuca u apsolutnom haosu, namjestaj je ispremetan, boja je posvuda, cetke i zastitna folija su prekrili pod jer (pogadjate) – krecimo stan. Idemo po principu ‘sam svoj majstor’ kao i obicno tako da sam prekrivena bojom do laktova, nosim najneprijvlacniji outfit koji mozete zamisliti ali sve ce biti vrijedno truda kada posao bude zavrsen. U svakom slucaju, pomislila sam kako zaista nema vise razloga da se odgadja recenzija jednog fantasticnog njegujuceg proizvoda koji mi, izmedju ostalog, mnogo pomaze da se oporavim od nocnih smjena. Ova krasotica je debitirala u ‘utjelovljenju ljepote’ (novoj kategoriji postova na blogu). Malo je rijeci koje mogu vjerno docarati koliko je ovo jedan krasan proizvod. I naravno da je L'Occitane umijesao svoje prstice – narocito kada je njega koze u pitanju jer moja vjernost ovom brendu je zaista neupitna. L'Occitane Badem Ulje za podatnu kozu* (70KM) nije novitet kada je L'Occitane u pitanju ali je kao od ranije poznat proizvod reformulisan, maksimalno usavrsen te su neki sitni detalji poboljsani (radi se o pumpici). Od sada je ovo i zvanicno besprijekorno utjelovljenje ljepote no procitajte u nastavku iz kojih razloga sam u biti impresionirana.


As for the improvement part, I've used the original supple skin oil a long, longtime ago and I remember that I absolutely despised the pump. It simply didn't work as the oil went everywhere. Now we have a normal working, normal distributing pump – no mess. I also like how the cap is now very snug and doesn't come off easily. Shape of the bottle also got reshaped slightly and gained some in the bust area. It fits more nicely in the hand now. The juice, however, is exactly the same to me. I may not have the freshest memory but I was just as happy with it back then as I'm now. I've harped on about the mouthwatering scent so many times that I'll just briefly mention how incredible it is. If you're a fan of almonds or you usually go for gourmet scents but don't like them to be overly sweet or cloying – you will love this. It's so natural and lovely. L'Occitane Supple Skin Oil contains more than 50% of pure almond oil which is rich in omega 6 but it also features some other great oils such as the camelina oil, rosehip oil, sunflower seed oil, bergamot fruit oil and carrot seed oil. I also must mention the L'Occitane Almond Massager* ($8). It's a wonderful add on and it would make an awesome gift as the wooden upper part and the soft fabric strip look so rustic and chic. It's extremely well made. You can use it with any body product really and if dry brushing isn't your thing – this might be. It can be used while in the shower or after.

Po pitanju poboljsanja koja sam spominjala, na malo toga se moglo poraditi. Prije par godina sam koristila originalno ulje za podatnu kozu no sjecam se da nisam bila posebno zadovoljna pumpicom tadasnjeg pakovanja. Jednostavno mi nije bila po volji jer je ulja bilo posvuda i tesko sam kontrolisala kolicinu koja bi izlazila. Sada imamo dobru, staru pumpicu bez ikakvih dodataka koja savrseno radi svoj posao – bez nereda. Detalj koji mi je privukao paznju jeste poklopac/zatvarac koji je dosta cvrst i samim tim pouzdano mozete (p)ostaviti bocicu gdje zelite bez bojazni da ce ulje na neki nacin iscuriti. Bocica je blago preoblikovana i sada ima malo vise volumena u ‘grudima” te se suzava pri dnu. Novi oblik cini da bocica prirodnije lezi u ruci. Sam sadrzaj mi se pak cini identicnim kao kod originalne verzije ovog ulja. Mozda mi sjecanje nije najsvjezije jer zaista jesam davno koristila originalnu formulaciju – jedino sto mogu reci jeste da sam izuzetno zadovoljna. Miris L'Occitane Badem linije proizvoda sam spominjala u toliko navrata pa necu trositi isuvise rijeci ovaj put. Samo cu ponoviti da je izvrstan te da ako uopsteno volite bademe ili ste ljubitelj(ica) gurmanskih mirisa no ne zelite isuvise zagusljive ili sinteticke note – pasti cete u trans za ovim mirisom. Naprosto je divan i prirodan. L'Occitane Badem Ulje za podatnu kozu sadrzi cak vise od 50% cistog bademovog ulja, bogatog omega 6 masnim kiselinama. Takodjer je bogato i uljima poput ulja “divljeg lana”, uljem sipka, uljem sjemenki suncokreta i mrkve te i vocnim uljem bergamota. Takodjer zelim spomenuti jedan dodatni slatkis – L'Occitane Badem Masazer* (12KM). On je krasan dodatak proizvodima iz ove linije a bio bi i fantastican poklon posto zbog prirodnih materijala poput drveta i tkaninedjeluje rusticno i sik. Odlicne je izrade. Ukoliko cetkanje suhe koze nije nesto u cemu uzivate – ovaj masazer bi mogao biti idealan. Koristim ga ili dok sam ispod tusa ali i kada nanosim Badem mlijecni koncentrat ili Badem ulje za podatnu kozu. Osjetim kako potice cirkulaciju pa se nadam da ce pomoci samim mazalicama da bolje djeluju. 

The texture of the Supple Skin Oil is really something. In many ways it reminds me of dry oil (such as Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse) in a sense that it isn't heavy or sticky. It doesn't create a layer over the skin – it simply gets absorbed but not in a way that your skin is left dry as it was in the beginning. I'd even say that it melts into the skin, it becomes one with the skin's texture and instantly revives it. It brings back the healthy color, the suppleness, the sheen and you end up looking fabulous – even if all that fabulousness will end up tucked beneath your PJs. That being said, it's such an indulgent, luxury oil. It's a treat to self when I come from work or after a huge house cleanup (that is heading my way) – just to spoil myself really. I use it 3-4x a week and my skin does feel more elastic after a month of intensive use. It makes skin simply regain its healthy texture and tone.L'Occitane claims that this Supple Skin Oil maintains hydration levels for 48h after application. On my skin, it's more like a day and a half – still great. I haven't personally trialed it this way but – I've heard and read that it's great to use during pregnancy as it helps prevent stretchmarks. I think that this is a terrific body oil. The 100ml bottle will last a long time as a little goes a long way.  There are 2 things I'd like to say to L'Occitane – (1.) please make a refill bottle of this oil and (2.) consider making a perfume with your scrumptious almond scent. I think that it would trump new Nuxe perfume offering any day of the week.

Tekstura ulja za podatnu kozu je prilicno jedinstvena. Na mnogo nacina me asocira na suha ulja (poput Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse) iz razloga sto kozu ne ostavlja masnom niti ljepljivom. Ne ostavlja sloj preko koze nakon nanosenja – naprosto se upije u nju. Ali i tu cu spomenuti kako nakon upijanja koza ne postane suha kao prije nanosenja – to mi se znalo desiti sa nekim uljima. Badem ulje zaista lijepo nahrani kozu. Rekla bih cak i da se rastopi i sjedini sa teksturom koze sto se vidi kada joj vrati zdravu boju, dobije na punoci, zagladi je i koza izgleda fenomenalno – pa cak i ako ce takva biti ispod pidzame. Kada smo vec kod toga, ovo ulje smatram luksuznim i ugodjajem za cula. Njim se volim pocastiti i nagraditi nakon uspjesnog radnog dana (ili noci) ili nakon velikog ciscenja kuce (koje cu uskoro nakon krecenja morati obaviti). Koristim ga 3-4x sedmicno i nakon mjesec dana koristenja, koza mi je vidno elasticnija. Ulje je konstantno njeguje i poboljsalo joj je teksturu i tonus. L'Occitane tvrdi da ovo ulje odrzava hidrataciju koze 2 dana (48h) no kod mene je to vise dan i pol – sto je i dalje izvrsno. Nisam licno isprobala ali, cula sam kao i citala, da je ovo ulje idealno za koristenje tokom trudnoce posto pomaze u prevenciji strija. To treba imati na umu. Bocica od 100ml ce trajati dugo vremena posto nije potrebno mnogo ulja po nanosenju. I za kraj, voljela bih poruciti dvije stvari L'Occitane-u. Pod jedan – zamolila bih vas da napravite refil bocice za ulje i pod dva – razmotrite mogucnost kreiranja mirisa po uzoru na Badem liniju jer mislim da bi doslovno pregazio Nuxe parfemsko izdanje.

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