Most of us pay more attention to caring for our face than our body but as we age, the skin on our body needs more care. I admit that I don’t apply body lotions as often as I should. I blame it on the heat. After my shower, I just want to get out of the bathroom asap before I start to sweat. Anyway as far as body care products are concerned, body serums are becoming popular and in 2013, the number of body serums increased by 27%.
In 2004, L’OCCITANE launched the first ever product of its Almond body care collection with 3 products – Blossom Dew, Milk Concentrate & Shower Oil. Luxurious and nourishing, it went on to span a comprehensive range of products that would continue to become the brand’s bestselling body care collection. Following the success of the first range, the Body Refining extensions were introduced later to address cellulite concerns. This year, L’OCCITANE brings you two all-new extensions to the bestselling Almond body collection: Youthful Body Velvet Body Serum and Velvet Balm.
L’occitane Youthful Body draws upon the regenerating power of Almond Tree Native Cells
L’OCCITANE Youthful Body products contain an exclusive and patented* (patent pending) complex that acts on the five key signs of body aging:
- Skin slackening
- Lack of tonicity
- Fine lines
- Skin irregularities
An Exclusive Formula
The combination of Almond Proteins and Silicium gives the formula its firming and smoothing properties.
A patented complex uniting Almond Buds and Rosebuds, which have refining properties.
A unique blend of three active ingredients derived from the Almond Tree: smoothing proteins, stimulating buds and regenerating native cells. This exclusive complex addresses the five signs of body aging.
* Patents registered in France
** Patents pending in France
Active Ingredient 1: Almond Tree Native Cells
- Skin is more resistant, wrinkles become less pronounced.
- Overall tone is brighter and more even
- Skin density
- Skin is firmer, denser & more elastic. Wrinkles seem re-plumped.
Active Ingredient 2: Almond Proteins
- Skin is tightened and stretched.
Active Ingredients 3: Almond Tree Buds
- Slimming & toning
- Body feels refined and toned
What are “NATIVE CELLS”?
At the end of every winter, the Almond Tree is the first to be reborn when its native cells trigger the renewal of its buds. Extracted from the plant tissues of the Almond Tree, native cells act like an activator of its growth, allowing the plant to rejuvenate itself. These native cells originate from the plant’s vegetal tissues, and are in charge of plant growth and bud regeneration at the origin of the flowers and leaves.
Almond Tree Native Cells used in L’OCCITANE Almond Youthful Body products are obtained via a highly-complex biotechnological collection process consisting of 4 cycles.
Inspired by the expert face care ritual of layering, prevent the 5 key signs of body aging with Velvet Body Serum and Velvet Balm. The bottles are decorated in gold, reminiscent of the elixir of Almonds in the native cells, as well as a touch of pink for femininity.
Velvet Serum 100ml/RM210
Reveal your skin’s youthfulness with this velvety-smooth serum, which combines the expertise of the exclusive Youth Complex with the performance of Vitamin C to even out skin and reveal its youthfulness.
Velvet Balm 200ml/RM249
Wonderfully rich on the skin, the enveloping Velvet Balm provides an immediate sensation of comfort. Concentrated in active ingredients, the Youth Complex targets five signs of aging to leave your skin looking and feeling more youthful. Creamy and silky, the velvety balm harnesses the power of Almond Tree native cells to refine, plump up, tone and smooth, resulting in more even-toned and luminous skin while leaving skin delightfully scented with Almond Flowers.
The Velvet Balm feels rather thick and rich but at the same time, very hydrating and nourishing. It’s to be applied after the Velvet Body Serum, focusing on dry-prone areas like elbows, heels and knees.
There’s a new fragrance for the Velvet Body Serum and Velvet Balm.
Almond Tree Flowers