Review : L'Occitane Iris Angelique Essence Sublime (First Impression - Sample)

by - Jumat, Agustus 23, 2013

Last week, I applied for a free sample set of Iris Angelique Essence Sublime and BB Cream from Indonesia's L'Occitane website which available from August 17th-25th August. Once approved, I brought printed mail as a proof and got mine at Trans Studio Mall, Bandung, and who'd expect that I would receive a mini sample size -probably for two times of using each. But well, I've been curious to try L'Occitane as they claim themself as an organic and paraben free product, so this was really a good chance to know more.

So let's take a look.
(Sample) Packaging

The sample's is only as big as my hand- if you also watch my first picture and what's inside is even less than the outside (packaging). Well, I think this is acceptable since the real size of this product costs really expensive for only 30 mL (around IDR 610,000). You can't expect more, sadly. However in Indonesia, we translate it into "Angelica" not "Angelique".

Since L'Occitane is originally from Paris, you would notice that its first information is written in French language, not English. Ok, so it says to: Apply on face every morning and evening on a clean and dry skin before applying your moisturizer. Noted.

As for the ingredients:
Aqua/water, glycerin, methyl methacrylate, crosspolymer, sodium polyacrylate, Iris Florentina Root Ectract, Iris Pallida Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Oil, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Sucrose Palm/tate, Tetra Sodium, Iminodisuccinate, Glycerin Linoleate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Aspartic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Malic Acid, Maleic Acid, Ethylhecylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Potassium, Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Parfum Fragrance, Tin Oxide, Cl 77019/MICA, Cl 77491/Iron Oxides, Cl 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

The bold-type ingredients are from organic farming. From the information I've accessed from the website, this product is from the root extract of Angelique root from Drome; which has hydrating power and claimed to be able increasing water circulation by stimulating aquaporins production. Angelique Oil also can prevent skin from free-radical and increase skin elasticity. Sounds promising. Iris itself is from Iris Florentina Extract (from Herault) and Iris Pallida (from Itali) which promise to increase cell regeneration, renew skin epidermis, reduce redness and scars. Awesomeness

Still, we won't know before trying.

The Product

One sample size can last for 2-3 times using, since for me, I can only use it two times; day and night and the rest is the material for reviewing. This essence has white-pinkish color, gel form, its thickness is medium-not easily flowing and absorbed quickly. I love the fragrance a lot, very sweet and subtle, I hope it's safe by the way.

When applied, it has no color and so transparent, but don't worry, it absorbed very quick and unexpectedly made my skin so moist and hydrated.

Day using. As as serum, please use this essence on the very first. Later I'll add my moisturizer before applying BB Cream. The result: my face was less oily for the whole day and the make up could last even longer, really proud of it! I didn't experience any itchy/irritation due my first time using.

Night using. I used it before my regular night cream, and it works even better than my regular serum, it really worth the price. On the next morning, I feel my face way smoother and glowy. I didn't notice pore getting smaller, maybe in frequent using. But overall, feeling satisfied with this essence a lot!

The Rate

Somehow, I really wish to be able using this product in full size, it looks promising with its organic ingredients: paraben-free. But, remember to spend it fast, since it doesn't contain preservative ingredient, this product could only last less than a year after opened.

I couldn't give reliable rate based on one-time using, but well: this is a good product, regardless the price

See you.

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