Skincare has become a crucial routine for many people, to the extent that several are ready to invest in luxury products that can be of great help. Each problem area has a solution of its own available in various mediums like mists, serums, creams and more. While engaging in each step can get tedious, the results are fruitful enough for many to go through them all.
This article is for those looking to try out new and luxurious skincare brands or new to the whole jazz and don't mind splurging. L'Occitane is a fan-favourite for many interested in skincare, and with their wide range of products, it might become yours too!
The L'Occitane Immortelle range is a hit amongst many users, so here are a few of the cult favs from the collection and how you can integrate them into your own routine alongside some great tips by the brand and massage techniques by Face Yoga practitioner— Vibhuti Arora, to pair with them. So, let's start applying!
3-in-1 Micellar Water
It's always best to start a skincare routine with a clean slate, bare-faced so that the products can soak into the skin better, something required in the night routine, also allowing a smooth application of makeup, much needed for the days you need to go out. Start by taking the Micellar Water on cotton pads, gently rubbing it all over the face for around 30 seconds, letting the product get into your skin. It is advisable to not layer on products, so wait for the current product to dry, as this can help avoid a patchy foundation/ BB Cream base.
Tip: Soak a cotton pad with the water and gently wipe over your face, eyes and lips morning and evening. No need to rinse it after.
Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence
The first from the Immortelle range is to use the Reset Triphase Essence spray on your cleansed skin. After using this product, you can continue your daily routine, but make sure to use it twice a day. The best way to apply this product is to first shake it well to mix, then spritz it three times on your palm, lightly patting it over your face for better penetration, avoiding your eye area. The essence powers up your skin microbiome, your skin's first layer of defence, leading to a radiant, stronger and balanced skin.
Tip: Follow up with Immortelle Reset Serum and Divine Youth Oil to build up your skin’s inner layers for balanced, glowing & resilient skin!
Immortelle Reset Eye Serum
The skin under our eyes is sensitive and needs equal caring as the rest of our faces. The Immortelle Reset Eye Serum encourages quick absorption and instant delivery, activating your skin cells so that they can benefit from other eye care products. The formula involves three botanical ingredients along with a new botanical complex, a combination of five plant extracts. For best results, use this serum after you cleanse and use toner on your face, following the serum with the Immortelle Reset & Divine Youth Oil.
Tip: Warm up some* amount of product between your ring fingers. Pat in gently using your ring finger to your under-eye area and eye contour. P.S.: *Vibhut Arora encourages using a quite a lot of the product when it comes to skincare
Massage Technique: Do six circles under your eyes and six over the lids with your fingertips. After circling it over the lid, drag the product to your collarbone, then apply the excess to your lines in a tapping and flicker motion.
Immortelle Reset Serum
The Immortelle Reset Serum is lightweight, providing stress defence against sensitivity, dullness and fatigue during the day, while activating your skin's stress-recovery process at night, leaving it glowing, rested and healthy in the morning. With this product, your skin will be able to handle the stress you face during the day better and repair the after-effects during the night, over time.
Tip: Smooth one pump of product to your entire face, neck and decolletage. Follow with Divine Youth Oil for the best results.
Massage Technique: Start applying the product from the chin, going towards your third-eye area (centre of your forehead), moving to the temple and then back down to the neck. Putting your index finger and thumb together in a pinching motion, you will then start the lifting state, pinching the areas like you would pull someone's cheeks, starting from the jaw to the chin, going sideways towards your contour line.
Immortelle Divine Youth Oil
Retain your skin's youth with nature's ingenuity with the Immortelle Divine Youth Oil, starring Immortelle Super extract, a naturally derived alternative to Retinol. Your skin will start looking plumped up and feeling dense over time, with a fresh glow and vibrant luminosity. It claims to have a visible effect on wrinkles, firmness, skin volume, evenness and vibrancy and shows the best results when mixed with your cream.
Tip: For better penetration, gently tap the oil onto the cheeks and forehead.
Massage Techniques: Take the product onto your fingers, activating the ingredients by rubbing it in between them for a few seconds. Start the massage from the centre of your neck, moving backwards, following this motion 6 times. Take the excess product onto your knuckles, placing your thumb under the chin/jaw while the rest of your finger knuckles move in circular motions. Then slowly shift to moving your knuckles in a semi-circle over your forehead.
Immortelle Divine Cream
Similar to the youth oil, the Immortelle Divine Cream also retains your skin's youth in a similar manner, defying the visible signs of ageing. Its cashmere-soft texture covers your skin in a subtle scent, making your skin feel firmer and denser over time. It is best to avoid contact with the eyes while using this product. This can be the very last step to your elaborate skincare regime.
Tip: Apply morning and evening on the face and neck. Avoid contact with eyes.
Massage Technique: Take the product onto your finger and then apply it to the L of your hands (the sides of the index finger and thumb), keeping them stationary near your mouth like you would do while shouting or calling someone. Then start transferring by moving your hand in an upward motion followed by a downward motion, massaging the product fully into your skin until it is completely transferred.