The L’OCCITANE Edit as chosen by top Beauty Journalists

Beauty journalists have the enviable job of testing an endless supply of beauty products, giving them the expertise to advise us on the very best! We caught up with some of them to tell us about the L’OCCITANE products they can’t live without.

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Akesha Reid

"Considering the year that 2020 has been so far, it’s no surprise that relaxation is at the top of my priority list! A couple evenings a week, I have really enjoyed running a bath with the L’OCCITANE Lavender Foaming Bath. The smell really fills my bathroom and is so calming and soothing, it just puts me in the most serene mood before bedtime. Best of all it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight like some bath foams have in the past"

Amerley Ollennu

"I’m a huge fan of the Ultra Rich Body Scrub, packed with nourishing shea butter, apricot oil and finely ground nutshells. I’m obsessed with the smell and love how it solves a myriad of my beauty bugbears - from rough dry heels, knees and elbows, to ingrown hairs and dull skin. I massage it all over my body pre-shower three times a week, which has the added bonus of offering a little lymphatic drainage - this really comes in handy, since try as I might I have never been able to implement a dry body brushing habit. Post shower, my skin is left baby smooth and deeply nourished, another bonus, because I often find I have no time to wait for a body moisturiser to sink in before getting dressed."

Becky Donaldson

"To pick my favourite L’OCCITANE product is tough, loving so many, but, if I had to choose, it would be the Almond Milk Concentrate. Not only does it smell delicious (and almonds are my favourite nut), but the thick cream smoothly melts into the skin, leaving it super-soft. The glass jar container looks great on a bathroom shelf and reassuringly, you can now buy environmentally-friendly refills."

Alice du Parcq

Shea Butter Hand Cream is like no other: that rich buttery ointment smells like posh talcum powder and it transforms scaly dry skin and brittle nails quite phenomenally. I have a giant tube on my bedside table, my desk and my kitchen windowsill, and the tiny travel tubes are in literally every single handbag I own - and one in my toddler's nappy bag too. That's how much I adore this product!!! It doesn't stop there to be honest: my love of L'OCCITANE continues with the tiny Shea Butter Tins that are incredible for dry lips, I am evangelical about the Almond Shower Oil and would drink this delicious golden elixir by the gallon if it were allowed. The shampoo and conditioners are fantastic and under-celebrated, and sticking my hand into a tub of Shea Ultra-Rich Body Cream borders on euphoric. It is by far one of the best body creams I've ever used and a small piece of me dies inside whenever I reach the last scrapings of a tub.”

Natalie Ticehurst

"I hate the feeling of tight, dry post-shower skin so I swear by Almond Shower Oil’s nourishing formula. Not only does it leave skin feeling decidedly clean and delicately scented day-long, but its almond oil-rich formula locks in moisture so you can skip body lotion should you choose. Oh, and it also gives great glow making it perfect for showcasing summer skin."

Zoe Birdsall

"When it comes to L'OCCITANE, it's really difficult to pick just one favourite product... but right now I'm absolutely loving the Melon Delicious Lip Scrub. It's a little pot of summer – it smells incredible. I pop a bit on in the shower, gently rub it into my lips to exfoliate the dead skin, and then wash it off before I'm tempted to lick it all off! Hello super soft, hydrated lips – it's the perfect base for crack-free lipstick, too."

Sarah Stacey

"Pretty well every single L'OCCITANE product makes me happy (mad about their lippies and this year is a bonanza) but one of their earliest iconic products Shea Butter Hand Cream - is still a huge favourite of mine, particularly over the present time when we're washing our paws tens of times daily."

Shannon Lawlor

"Ask anyone that knows me and they'll tell you I'm a bath person through and through. It therefore makes me feel like a bit of cheat when I admit that my most cherished, well-loved beauty product of all time is L'OCCITANE's Almond Shower Oil. The way that it lathers up into a cream on the skin doesn't just leave my skin feeling silky soft, it injects every shower with a bit of the bath-time luxury that I crave so badly. Oh, and did I mention the smell?! I'll keep repurchasing this product until the end of the time."

Sophie Cullen

"'The Almond Shower Oil has been a staple in my morning routine for years , it's silky texture lathers up beautifully into my skin and leaves it feeling super soft without any irritation. The best bit? Whilst most oils feel greasy and a little heavy - this does the complete opposite, it leaves skin feeling nourished. And don't even get me started on the smell - it's instantly calming and transports me to sunnier climes.  For moisturiser I’ve used the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream for as long as I can remember - every morning and evening.  This is fab for soothing my skin and providing it with a hit of hydration from AM TO PM."

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