L'Occitane Angelica - an initial look

For the sake of science and beauty I don't mind playing the part of a guinea pig from time to time. A few weeks ago Beauty Directory presented local bloggers with an opportunity to try out L'Occitane's Angelica range and I gladly took them up on the offer. It's been a few weeks since I've added Angelica to my rotation while trying to be mindful of my rosacea.  Thankfully, my skin hasn't freaked out, but I haven't witnessed any noticeable changes either.  L'Occitane claims the primary purpose for Angelica water and essential oil is it aids to "reinforce natural skin hydration."  With continued use, I remain hopeful something positive will happen.

Right now, let's wait and see.

 Angelica Hydration Cream

Angelica Hydration Cream

 Angelica Gel Cleanser

Angelica Gel Cleanser

 Angelica Exfoliating Gel

Angelica Exfoliating Gel

As for my initial thoughts, here are a few of my likes and dislikes...

Likes:

  • The exfoliating gel beads are soft, not gritty.  I've found this to be extremely gentle and doesn't exacerbate my rosacea.
  • The gel cleanser foams up easily and manages not to leave behind any film from the suds.

Dislikes:

  • The scent - it's an acquired taste.  It's reminiscent of balsam fir and strikes me as very earthy.  Not really my cup of tea.
  • I loathe the glass jar which houses the contents of the hydration cream.  I wish it came in pump form; it would help to ensure how much product comes out.  Plus, you don't have to worry about contaminating the lotion with potential germs, etc.

In two weeks time I'll be sure to round out my final thoughts and give you a closer look at my skin's appearance.

*Beauty Directory and L'Occitaneprovided me with free full size samples in exchange for this review.  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.