For centuries, a natural water spring has been running at the heart of the Provence mountains, collecting rich minerals and rising up at the Réotier Spring. Thanks to its high calcium content, this incredible water helps skin maintain its hydration barrier and retain moisture. L’Occitane has paired this powerful Provence water with Hyaluronic Acid in an ultra-hydrating skin care range, for healthy-looking skin.
Discover our NEW thirst-quenching, water-based Aqua Réotier Collection, uniquely formulated with 3 powerful ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and calcium-rich Réotier Spring Water derived from the mountains of Provence.
I was literally bouncing in place with excitement when I spotted the water-based Aqua Réotier Collection! This collection (the one I hinted at, towards the very end of my previous L’Occitane Samplage post) was the whole reason I was practically stalking L’Occitane every other day! The Aqua Reotier Collection finally arrived to Kuwait (and it only took about… a year since it was released worldwide lol)!
Let’s just get this out of the way first. How pretty is the packaging and the presentation (I mean, that ring of water is absolutely stunning)! Everything is all blue and transparent and just very, very pleasant to look at! And don’t even get me started on those micro-bubbles (so cute, I die!) in some of the products! Okay, now that that’s out of the way…
My younger brother’s wife found out that she was pregnant and so for her birthday I decided to pick up a Gift Set from L’Occitane that consisted of a few of their bestsellers including the cult-fave Almond Oil. I’m already an aunt (thrice over) to my sister’s kids, but the eldest (whom I took shopping in the previous posts here and here and here and here) just turned 11, and my nephew is 9 and their younger sister is 7, so it’s been a minute since we’ve had a baby in the family. That’s why I’m super excited for the new arrival! I’ve never been pregnant (and don’t plan on getting pregnant, ever, because some people are just not meant to be parents), but most of my friends have popped out several babies at this point, and the one thing they all complain about is stretch marks. As such, I figured this particular Gift Set might possibly help in that department. The Almond Gift Set came with the Almond Shower Oil (250ml) – Almond Supple Skin Oil (100ml) – Almond Hand Cream (30ml) – Almond Milk Concentrate (200ml) all beautifully packaged. I must admit, I gave the testers a sniff in-store and they all smelled lovely! Hopefully, they’ll help keep those pesky stretch marks at bay! The Sales Assistant even tossed in a few samples (as per usual, L’Occitane were very generous with their samples!) that included a Foaming Cleanser – Face Cream – Serum – Eye Balm, and I can’t to play around with them!
After picking up the Lemon Verbena candle (hauled in this post here) and because Dove has apparently discontinued the Lemongrass & Grapefruit scent from the Go Fresh Energizing line (reviewed in this post here) and because I already know that I absolutely love the gorgeous, uplifting, Verbena scent from L’Occitane (mentioned in this post here) I was jonesing for some crisp, tart, Verbena goodness (like, the real deal not some generic knock-offs) so I invested in some products from the trusty Verveine line at L’Occitane.
We already have several L’Occitane Boutiques in Kuwait but it never occured to me to go in any of them. For example, at the Avenues, I’d just head towards The Body Shop or Boots totally ignoring L’Occitane. While traveling, one of the hotels I was staying at had provided L’Occitane toiletries (please tell me I’m not the only one who gets all excited when finding awesome toiletries at hotels) so naturally I snagged those. Back in Kuwait, I rushed over to L’Occitane to make sure they carried the Verbena line which I had quickly fallen in love with, bought a bar of soap and a candle just to get an idea about their prices and continued to use the stuff I’d accumulated from the trip. Now that I’ve run out, I think I’ll be visiting L’Occitane much more frequently. On to the review.