5 March 2015


In my opinion L'Occitane en Provence are the leaders when it comes to the inclusion, into any of their products, of the magical nourishing ingredient Shea, after all they were one of the first cosmetic companies to incorporate Fair Trade Shea Butter and have been successfully doing so for over 25 years. 
Mention the words Shea or Shea Butter and it immediately conjures up products that are, comforting,intensely nourishing and moisturising. I was intrigued with this latest Limited edition to the L'Occitane Shea range,
 all because of one word..."Whipped" or Chantilly in French.
 Could this be a range that many men and women  have been craving for in many parts of the world?
I for one, living in a warmer,humid climate sometimes find body and face products containing Shea a little too rich and prefer to keep those products for the cooler winter months or trips away to a colder clime.
(L'Occitane proudly announce the percentage of Shea in each product on the front of the packaging you will always see the % in a blue circle, which is a great help, as the higher the percentage the more nourishing the product.
The Shea Butter in the tin for example is 100% Shea, whereas the Shea Lip Balm only contains 10% and their infamous Shea Hand Cream has a 25% Shea content)

The new Shea Whipped Body Collection consists of several products, of which I was sent three to try out for this review. 

As expected there is a Shea Whipped Hand Cream, that leaves the tube in a star shape and is most definitely like Chantilly cream, beautifully whipped, light and velvety smooth on the hands, which considering its 25% Shea content is just remarkable, but again they are the experts in the creation of Hand Creams!

Whipped Hand Cream R120 30ml

I would have been very surprised at the exclusion of a Whipped Body Cream, but again as expected its not been forgotten and this mousse like texture is packed into the familiar tin presentation. This is my personal 'fave" as the texture is so light yet provides such moisturising power and is just perfect for those summer months, as it only contains 10% Shea.

Whipped Body Cream R340 125mls

A new product format for L'Occitane is an enriched Shea Whipped Shower Foam, that again is like applying whipped cream from a canister, not only does it cleanse the body, but leaves your skin feeling comfortable and baby soft.
I must mention at this point that all of these products have the most wonderful, clean, baby like fragrance, which is delicate and unobtrusive.

Shea Whipped Shower Foam 150mls R250

Shea Whipped Shower Foam

I have to say that L'Occitane have done it again and I for one am very happy that I don't need to wait for the colder, dryer weather to enjoy the daily comforts of using their Shea body products.
Launched this past week, why not pop into one of their many boutiques countrywide and try these beautifully textured products for yourself.Also check out the other products in the collection.
 The consultants will only be too happy to demonstrate and advise and they may just have a stunning Gift with Purchase on at the moment!

P.S This is a Limited Edition Collection, so if you like it Buy It...

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