Whether we are pampering ourselves at a heavenly spa or primping our skin in the comfort of our own home, beauty products are essential to our everyday rituals. Luckily for us, the beauty world is seeing more and more pioneering beauty brands, offering some of the most advanced and scientifically sound products we have ever seen. So, to help kick your year off with a beauty bang, we are taking a look at two of Asia’s premier brands. The first is the quality-focussed, organic brand L’Occitane, while the second is Elemis, the leading British skincare range that merges science with nature.
L’Occitane en Provence Pure, Organic, Powerful
As a first choice for beauty products in many spas worldwide, L’Occitane en Provence is rather hard to ignore. The brand’s luxurious products are laden throughout spas in Asia and beyond, boosting beauty treatments with their natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics, face and body remedies. And not only is the brand able to produce quality products fit for professional use, L’Occitane is also a best-seller for home beauty needs as well.
One thing we love about L’Occitane is its commitment to quality – something that really comes across in each product. They strive to use high-quality, traceable and natural ingredients. They use over 200 botanical ingredients – a quarter of them organic certified – which are carefully selected for their effectiveness and their ability to give skin the elements it needs to be beautiful. On top of this, natural ingredients are given priority whenever possible, like using vegetable oils in place of oils derived from petrochemicals, as they have a better affinity with the skin. No matter what product you select from the L’Occitane range, each one will pamper your skin in a pure yet powerful way. Here, we have selected our pick of our favourite L’Occitane must-haves.
1. Immortelle Divine Cream
Nothing short of a phenomenon, L’Occitane’s best-selling, award-winning “miracle” cream has just been granted a 5th patent, meaning this silky beauty remedy helps to fight signs of ageing better than ever before. The luxurious, yet miraculously lightweight Divine Cream combines the unique anti-ageing properties of everlasting immortelle flowers with the boosted effectiveness of 7 plant-derived active ingredients to give skin the youthful, radiant glow we’re all yearning for. What’s more, it visibly reduces wrinkles by up to 36%, while firming the skin and restoring elasticity for more shapely facial contours.
2. Angelica Sublime Beauty Cream
We can’t always achieve a perfect and flawless finish to our skin, so the Iris Angelica Sublime Beauty Cream combines all the benefits of a moisturiser with a light shade powdery foundation, leaving skin looking and feeling perfect without the use of make-up.?With SPF 30 sun protection, this BB cream enhances the complexion and reduces the appearance of blemishes. With just one application, the skin looks plumper and softer, while texture is irresistibly smooth and supple.
3. Almond Shaping Delight
When it comes to our bodies, it’s no secret that cellulite and untoned skin are our biggest beauty qualms. Fortunately, L’Occitane’s fresh massage gel helps to refine and reshape the silhouette, visibly reducing pesky cellulite while slimming thighs and the buttocks. It achieves this by using an innovative plant-based Slimming Complex and an Almond Tree Bud Extract which is rich in draining flavanoids. The gel instantly melts into the skin and helps to release existing fat cells throughout the entire body, firming the skin with a tightening Almond Extract and a Silicium Derivative that enhances the synthesis of collagen. The result? Newly sculpted and instantly toned body contours – beach body, here we come.
4. Aromachologie Repairing Hair Mask
Even the thirstiest of locks can be transformed from dry and damaged to strong and shiny with L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Repairing Mask. The product has introduced a new formula that contains an anti-breakage complex made with five essential oils (ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium and angelica) as well as plant-derived amino acids which help to repair the hair fibre. It also captures the richness of shea butter and sweet almond oil which help to soften and protect. And all that it requires is just three-minutes to work its magic, applied to the full length of your hair before rinsing. It not only intensely rehydrates the hair, but it also leaves behind a deliciously aromatic scent thanks to all those yummy ingredients.