Perfecting Skincare Products
I never knew the peony could be so beneficial to the skin, but after 5 years of research, L’Occitane has discovered the power of this incredible flower in skin perfecting. By using enzymatic hydrolysis, a process that allows the molecules of the peony extracts to be broken down into micro-fragments that are even more active on the skin, the new L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Collection, meaning sublime peony, was born.
This innovated and unique line of perfecting skincare products is suitable for all complexions and helps to “perfect” skin, no matter your skin tone or type. It hydrates, corrects uneven skin texture, reduces fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, to help enhance one’s natural complexion. It used naturally derived skin-perfecting ingredients such as peony extract, which helps to correct skin texture, hyaluronic acid to help intensely hydrate, horse chestnut extract to give the appearance of fresh glowing skin, mineral-based pigments & interferential pearlisers to help reflect light and adapt to all skin tones, along with natural powders to help smooth the skin.
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Mist is an ultra-fine and delicate scented beauty mist that gives your skin an instant boost of hydration. This alcohol-free formula can be used any time of the day. Use in the morning after your skincare routine, but before your foundation, to help prolong the wear time, throughout the day as your skin starts to feel dehydrated or in the evening for an ultra-simple beauty touch-up. It helps refine skin texture, while giving it an extra boost of moisture, leaving it feeling refreshed and looking radiant. It retails for $25 for 100ml.
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm is a rich and creamy, tinted lip balm that glides onto the lips with ease and provides instant moisture. It helps nourish, smooth and protect (with SPF 25) the lips with a subtle hint of colour. It comes in 5 limited edition shades, transparent, rose, beige, plum and red, perfect to heighten the glow of a nude complexion. It’s enriched with peony extract to help keep lips feeling incredibly soft and comfortable the entire day. It provides 8 hours of hydration and seems to last on the lips for a few hours, before the colour slowing starts to fade. It retails for $20 for 4g.
Also in the collection is a Skin Perfector that helps to visibly improve skin quality, Perfecting Cream to enhance hydration and a Skin Tone Perfecting Cream to help smooth and illuminate the skin under makeup or on its own.
Keeping with the peony theme is the newly designed L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette. Although it launched back in 2010, it comes in a brand new packaging, designed by Olivier Baussan, founder of L’Occitane, and ties beautifully into the L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Collection.
L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette is a fresh green floral that used peony extracts from Drôme in France and comes in a beautiful pink, round glass bottle that’s engraved with petals. It has top notes of grapefruit and bergamot, middle notes of peony and roses, and base notes of sandalwood and musk.
Something about the L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette just screams summer to me. Maybe it’s the fresh floral, blended with the zesty freshness of citrus, or the natural smooth and soft notes of white musk and sandalwood, but it has me daydreaming of warm summer days and cool, crisp nights. It retails for $55 for 75ml.