Thursday, 5 July 2012

L'Occitane summer essentials: Angelica Hydration Face Mist and UV Shield + Cherry Blossom EDT review

I absolutely love L'Occitane products and after trying  a couple of things from the Pivoine Delicate range I fell in love with this brand and bought a couple of body butters and some other goodies from their online store. Today I would like to mention three  L'Occitane Summer Essentials. 
I am afraid that British summer is over and we won't be sunbathing in our gardens again this year, but I really wanted to share my thoughts with you. I am going on holiday in September and I will be taking these with me.
ANGELICA UV SHIELD SPF 40 30ml* £25.00 link
"Made with organic angelica from the DrĂ´me region of France, the Angelica UV Shield SPF 40 efficiently protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun (UVA/UVB). With its light and silk smooth texture, this face fluid helps preserve skin’s vitality. After use, skin is immediately moisturised and revitalised. With continued use, skin is plumped, smoothed and radiant. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologically tested. Non-comedogenic."

I am all about sun protection and I try to use moisturisers and make-up products with SPF, but all the foundations I use have got very low SPF and it isn't enough for me. I like to use high filters, like 30, 40 or 50 on my face. The Angelica UV shield is the lightest formula I have ever tried. It is quite runny, but it doesn't matter, it is actually a good thing to me, as it absorbs quicker and doesn't leave a residue. 
It smells amazing, like the rest of the Angelica range. It doesn't  have the typical SPF scent.
It leaves my skin smooth, protected and also works well as a primer. I use a tiny amount on my face and neck and I can see the results immediately, my face looks more radiant and feels soft to the touch.
This product does everything it says on the tin! It is perfect for summer and also as an all year round moisturiser. I actually love the name of it :) it makes me feel like it will protect my skin better than any other product :)

"The Angelica Hydration Face Mist instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin at any moment of the day: in the city, on an airplane, at the beach, or after exercising. This mist can be used after the Angelica Cleansing Gel to complete your daily cleansing routine. The Angelica Hydration Face Mist can also be applied to achieve a long-lasting make-up finish."

This product is a must have for summer! I can't believe I used to live without it. I don't want to sound overenthusiastic, but I am obsessed with it and I will be buying my next bottle as soon as this one runs out.  It is so refreshing! Imagine the feeling of a cool mist on your face, when you are feeling hot on a very sunny day... it is an amazing feeling.  It can be applied anytime, on clean skin, over make-up, before bed, in the morning. I didn't expect it to work wonders as a finishing spray for setting make-up, but it is an amazing setting spray. If I spray it on my face in the morning and mid-afternoon it keeps my make-up in place all day, looking fresh and more natural. It seems to make my foundation look more dewy (I like it) and adds a nice glow to my skin. I can't recommend it enough and I am sure you will love it as much as I do and I think that £15 is a reasonable price for such a great multi-purpose product.
CHERRY BLOSSOM EDT 50ml* £29.00 link
"A soft, fresh and floral subtle fragrance with cherry, freesia and blackcurrant top notes." 
When it comes to summer fragrances I love fruity and citrusy scents. I don't want to pretend that I know about perfumes and can name all the notes. I will leave it to the experts. I can tell you that it smells lovely, light, floral and fruity and makes me feel very summery, even on a rainy day. I can definitely recognize notes of Cherry Blossom and Freesia. It is a subtle, girly fragrance, perfect for a Holiday or for everyday wear. It isn't too sweet and it stays on for about 4 hours. The bottle is gorgeous with a beautiful cherry blossom detail and would make a perfect gift. I keep it in my bag and it fits perfectly into the side pocket. (It makes me appreciate the design even more).
*PR samples


  1. I love this EDT, i only wish it lasted a little longer on my skin :(

    1. Some EDT's don't last on my skin either, but this one is perfect.

  2. Really nice post! I almost can smell the cherry blossom haha:) will have to buy one myself. I found a Loccitane store in my city 2 weeks ago and I can not wait to go there! Ixx

    1. Get your credit card ready :) Once you start using L'Occitane products, you will get addicted. Great quality and the results are amazing!

  3. I am in love with L'occitane products! I need to go back to get more. I want to get the Sorbet Verbena Fresh Mist because it would be perfect for the summer heat :) But it is limited edition so i have to get it soon. Thanks for the review for these two products~x

    1. I had a look at the Verbena range online today and I am in love. I can imagine that all the products smell amazing!

  4. I love L'Occitane products so much! I wish they were a bit cheaper, but oh well.

    I just ran out of the Cherry blossom shower gel and am currently using the face products from the Angelica collection.

    The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

    1. The Angelica range smells lovely. I think that if you stick to a simple beauty regime and don't use hundreds of different products it is ok to spend quite a lot on skincare :)

  5. Your posts about L'Occitane, make me want to try L'Occitane!! xo

  6. i always walk by L'Occitane in the mall, but haven't actually been inside. But after seeing ur post, i think i'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the post, followed u! hope u can check out my blog and follow it too if u like? :)

    xoxo <3


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