Wednesday 10 February 2016

Speed Review: L'Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub

L'Occitane Verbena Body salt scrub review

I like to use a body scrub a couple of times a week to slough off dead skin cells. I'm not particularly fussy when it comes to brands & don't feel that it's a product which is worth spending a lot on- after all, you could simply make your own using basic kitchen ingredients! That said, I've recently been trialling L'Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub which combines salts from the Mediterranean Sea with pure extracts of verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree along with grapeseed, apricot and sweet almond essential oils to nourish & moisturise and anti-oxidant vitamin A to help tone.

On first impressions, the weighty packaging looks effortlessly cool, on brand and aesthetically pleasing. I was happy to have it on display in my bathroom. L'Occitane are known for their support of eye charities and I like that they extend this by incorporating Brail text on the packaging.

The tall, plastic jar could mean that it would be difficult, messy & unhygienic to use, however, L'Occitane have gone some way to addressing this by including a handy wooden scoop. This thoughtful detail adds to the high-end feel of the packaging and therefore, I feel that it would make a good gift. As the jar is transparent, it is easy to tell how much product is remaining.

I'm not usually a fan of citrus fragrances but the incredible fresh, juicy lemon verbena scent is mouth-wateringly good! Having said that, I was unable to detect it on skin following use.

When I'm reviewing body scrubs, I'm often left disappointed that they aren't sufficiently satisfyingly abrasive but if anything, I found L'Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub to be slightly too abrasive thanks to the high concentration of large, course granules of salt which are packed into the oily formula. However, my skin was left feeling smooth and nourished.

There was no greasy residue left on skin but I didn't feel it necessary to moisturise following use.

At £27 for 400g, L'Occitane Verbena Body Salt Scrub is a pricey option. I'm pleased to have tried it but feel that I'd struggle to justify a repurchase.


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