Monday, July 16, 2012

L'Occitane Angelica Instant Hydration Mask Review

 L'Occitane Angelica Skin Care Line has been talked a lot by fellow bloggers in Indonesia if you notice, I was also invited to their launching event but I couldn't make it because I was doing my final assignments hence I didn't go. But L'Occitane staff team's kind enough to ask me for my address so I can review them as well! :D

I am a huge fan of mask and they carry the 3-minute instant hydration mask so I really want to try, also I never tried L'Occitane product so I'm excited to know ^.^
If you're also as excited as I am, please keep reading! :)





Description : 

The Angelica Instant Hydration Mask is an ultra fresh and rinse-free gel that rehydrates the thirstiest skin in just three minutes. Quench your skin with this unique complex of organic angelica essential oil and angelica water, for a natural hydration boost.For fresh, plump and radiant skin.




Packaging : 

Angelika Instant Hydration Mask comes in 75ml transparent squeeze tube with metallic cap. The packaging is somewhat simple but the green mask peeking through and the label sticked on the center of the product transparently showing how natural the product is. On the cap L'Occitane logo is printed, and it's really secured and tight.


Texture & Scent : 

As this is a gel mask, so the texture is really smooth and easily spread on the skin. It is not sticky and quite hydrating. There's also a slight cool feeling to soothe the skin. The smell of Angelika herbal plant is somehow a little bit too strong for those with sensitive nose, but as for me it's really relaxing :) I love light scented product!





Application :

It's recommended to use it 2-3 times a week, and you put a sheer layer of mask, spread it evenly. You only need small amount, probably only one squeeze to cover your entire face. The mask becomes transparent and hardly unnoticeable. After 3 minutes, you can rinse it off with water and put your skincare regime afterwards


Result : 

Although many people say that they're amazed by this product, to be honest I am not impressed. Sure it gives me an instant hydration, but the effect doesn't last long. The day after I use it, my cheek becomes dry again and need another injection from this mask. It is sure great if you have no time to put on mask and when moisturizer alone is not enough for your dry skin, but it wont give you long term effect, just temporary in my case

It is moisturizing and skin feels supple and smooth instantly yes, but the result disappears instantly too lol


Where I Got This and Price : 

If you're interested, unlike me, you can purchase their product at any L'Occitane counter. If you live in Indonesia, retail price is Rp 450.000 if I am not mistaken. But on the website it says 35USD, so, lucky you who live in USA :x It's much cheaper there..

I would say the price is really expensive for a mask, although I only need a small amount but as I think the effect doesn't give me any significant result, I think it is not worth it




Final Opinion :

Pros : 
  • Squeeze tube packaging - hygiene factor
  • Has relaxing angelica plant scent
  • Gives instant moisture result
  • Only need 3 minutes of usage

Cons :
  • Expensive
  • The effect doesn't last long
  • Not very moisturizing for those with really dry skin

To end this review, again, all the reviews on my blog are purely mine and based on my experience. And I feel that there's no obvious result on my skin after using this product, expensive as well :x I don't recommend this product but again, everyone's skin is different

But, are you still interested to try this product after read my review?

2 comments:

Lily10 said...

hey...if you want get the result then you have to use it regularly and use it with any other angelica products (cleanser, moisturizer, etc).

I lovee L'occitane, it may don't give a huge effect to your skin, but all the material they use on their product is mostly natural.

The good thing is it don't have any side effect because it is safe.

Dita said...

Hey Stella, umm i was reading and it said that it is a rinse-free gel?Do yay think if it will work better if you wipe it off with cotton pad instead of rinsing? I am quite curious if the effect will last longer that way

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