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L’Occitane Very Precious Brightening Concentrate

Posted on: December 1, 2009

L'Occitane VPBC

Although I had a painful experience with L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream, but it didn’t stop me from trying other good products of the Immortelle range. I have a travel size (2ml) of this Very Precious Brightening Concentrate (organic ecocert), it aims for skin radiance enhancement and helps decrease the appearance of pigmentation. According to L’Occitane, this is dry oil that contains concentrated organic immortelle essential oil, which equivalent of 3000 flowers in each bottle.

 

L'Occitane VPBC content1

 

Direction for use: Apply in the evening, 2 drops to cleansed skin, alone or under moisturizer, avoid eye area.

 

When L’Occitane called it dry oil, it was really not the typical oil consistency. You might get the clue from the ingredient list already. It has light silky consistency, very runny on skin, absorbed into skin in short while with proper massage, leaving skin immediately smooth, soft and radiant! I was quite impressed of the consistent brightening effect since the very first time. The oil-soluble Vitamin C derivative (Ascorbly Tetraisopalmitate) definitely works better in oil-based serum.

 

L'Occitane VPBC sample

 

For me, the brightening concentrate alone neither moisturize enough nor soothe the very sensitive skin. Not a big problem to me because I used it together with Clarins Blue Orchid Face treatment oil. Perhaps I should say L’Occitane’s is an anti-aging care with higher price tag and Clarins’s mains for dehydration care.

 

L'Occitane VPBC content2

 

My another issue with this… was the scent. It has a mixture of a strong citrus scent  plus slightly plastic smell to me, very weird that I actually did not find it distressing, fortunately it faded off after a while. May be the “plastic” smell just a smell of natural ingredients, or, which I believe that was caused by the plastic container. My Very Precious Regenerating Concentrate (full size) that in glass bottle doesn’t has the kind of “plastic” smell anyway.

 

Eventhough I used the concentrate for 5 days only, still, it is a product that can easily fall in love with and see the benefit in first application. No breakout and no irritation from it. I think this is a gentle alternative of night time brightening care that safe for long term use, with condition the skin will not allergic to essential oil. L’Occitane Very Precious Brightening Concentrate is retailing at THB 3350 for 30ml in Thailand, very much cheaper to get it in Bangkok airport duty free.

 

Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, Dicaprylic Carbonate**, Octyldodecanol, Ascorbly Tetraisopalmitate**, Decyl Olivate**, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum Extract*, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract**, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil**, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil**, Tocopherol**, Squalene**, Limonene**, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Citral**.

*Ingredients issued from Organic Agriculture.

**Natural origin ingredients.


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2 Responses to "L’Occitane Very Precious Brightening Concentrate"

Hi^-^ thank you for suggesting me the way of how to remove the pack residue. I’ll try that later.
Honestly I have no idea about the tag you mentioned. Am I miss something? Or maybe I forget that I tagged you? Please refresh me about the tag 🙂
By the way, L’occitane is a high end in Indonesia and it’s quiet pricey. I never try this brand for its expensive range of prices. I wish I can try it someday ^^

Hi,
You’re very welcome, mapple. For skin care, we learn together.

The “tagging” that I mentioned was you “tag” my blog under your blogger category. I hope I wasn’t misleading here and thanks for your clarification. “v

L’Occitane indeed a premium brand and it’s pricey and overpriced in TH as well. But, it sells a lot cheaper in duty free. I’m not sure if Indonesia has any duty/tax for cosmetic too, may be you can advise me?

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