Last year we first met, but never fully committed. My rosacea decided to rear its ugly head -- experimenting went out the window as I tried to quell my ruddy cheeks.
Now that I've found a skincare cocktail that works for me, I felt ok about rotating new things in. What started as a small range, L'Occitane's Angelica collection now offers a serum and eye roll-on.
Essence Sublime is a serum which aims to reduce redness, minimise pores while leaving your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Since introducing Essence Sublime to my skin in late May, I've noticed the colour of my cheeks have dialed down from a pinkish red to the subtlest hint of pink.
The serum is dispensed through a pump and has gel-like qualities; as for its colouring, it's opaque with a tinge of mother of pearl. Think Ultima II circa 1992.
I love sandwiching Essence Sublime between my sunscreen and makeup for its ability to chill my skin out.
Final verdict: Take two pumps and call me in the morning.
Since I was a teenager I've struggled with dark under eye circles. No matter how much rest I get, I'll forever have dark blue, puffy patches under my eyes. Eye gels have helped me to combat some of the puffiness and discolouration, but I have yet to find something that really works.
L'Occitane's Angelica Eye Roll-On was very disappointing on multiple fronts. It didn't perform as promised/claimed and I found the roll-on application extremely annoying. Most mornings I would have to run the roller across the back of my hand in order to get the gel flowing -- talk about product wastage.
The scent also had a tendency to irritate my eyes, not a great way to start the day.
Final verdict: a definite skip.
As for the Hydration Cream, I really can't comment on it because I decided against using it on my skin. Still hate the jar and the scent.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for L'Occitane Angelica:
- Essence Sublime - $56.00 AUS / $52.00 USD
- Eye Roll-On - $29.00 AUS / $28.00 USD
- Hydration Cream - $52.00 AUS / $42.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 8 out of 10 bags for Essence Sublime
- 0 out of 10 bags for Eye Roll-On
- Unrated for Hydration Cream
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
L'Occitane's seasonal perfume is always worth a whiff.
*PR sample provided – Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.