L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Shower Oil


This is just one of a raft of new body treats to delight the many, many lovers of L’Occitane’s Shea collection. (It’s almost a brand in itself, nowadays, using shea sourced from a wonderful, female-empowering, longstanding shea butter project in Burkina Faso.) So: if you like your body products airy and lighter-weight, check out the whipped-textured Ultra Light Body Cream. Need something more luscious – especially now the central heating’s (at least intermittently) on? There’s a Rich Body Lotion, and – in a weighty 250ml tub – the Ultra Rich Body Cream.

One of the best ways to lock in moisture at this time of year, though, is with an oil – best of all, layered over a cream or butter to trap the moisture in the skin. L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil is one option – but for us, the winner in the whole range is the Shea Fabulous Shower Oil.

L’Occitane virtually pioneered this time-saving beauty category with their almond shower oil, and this has the same action – gently cleansing the skin but leaving behind a protective shea-powered veil.

One of the seductive things about this – and what draws people back to it time after time – is the scent. It’s somehow comforting, cotton-y, a little sweet (and really not like anything out there). And because these products moisturise skin beautifully – and fragrance just loves, loves, loves to have moisturised skin to cling to – Shea-lovers will get little puffs of their favourite scent as it’s time-released through the day.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Collection/from £19 for 100 ml for the Shea Fabulous Oil to £34 for 250 ml for the Ultra Rich Body Cream (L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Shower Oil/£26 for 250ml) at uk.loccitane.com