I wanted to get this blogpost out because Murale is having an excellent Shoppers Optimum promotion running from now until March 20th. You can either choose 20x the points or a $20 gift card when you spend $50 or more. I was waiting on this ever since my first visit to Murale just so I can obtain more points and I also really really needed new skincare items. I haven't changed my basic skincare for years and years. The main reason was every time I've tried a new product I would be sensitive to it. My skin will generally heat up and form random red patches. Lately my skin has been more oilier than usual and just dull, formed spots around the T-zone and has become lifeless. My skin was begging for attention!
So I took a trip to Murale this morning with a brand in mind (Avene) and perhaps trying out the Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner. (I never end up buying what I have in mind!) I walked around, realized that the prices of skincare products are ridiculous these days, and that Avene was more for people with apparent skin issues such as psoriasis. So I asked an SA for some help with a skincare brand that would suit my needs and it so happened that a representative from L'Occitane was there. So you're thinking, yeah, of course she's going to recommend you this brand since they are trying to promote this brand. I totally kept that in the back of my mind.
I only know the L'Occitane brand from their infamous hand cream, so I was sort of surprised they even had a skincare line. She showed me the Red Rice line which is for sensitive, combination skin along with ingredients to help restore "purity and radiance". She used the cleanser, toner and ultra-matte face fluid on my hand. I seriously was hooked from the smell of these products and everything felt really gentle and the face fluid made my skin super mattified. I was shocked to see the prices on these because they were actually not bad. Cleanser - $24, toner - $24, face fluid - $28, reminds me of the price range of Clinique products. I've always want to try an entire line of something since I've always picked and chose from different lines (although there is much controversy about this). I even received a hand massage with their Fresh Face Water (I loved this too, maybe next time!) and their hand cream.
So here is the loot:
For purchasing two items or more from L'Occitane they were also giving out a deluxe size of their very popular hand cream! The representative also gave me two samples of their eye balm.
Red Rice cleanser, toner, and ultra-matte face fluid.
Deluxe size hand cream! Woot! My hands felt so smooth after that hand massage!
Eye balm samples
I have my fingers crossed that these products work for me! I really hate looking for skincare products because my skin is overly sensitive. I've tried many cloth masks, and my skin dislikes those as well :( I'm always skeptical of all these claims that brands tend to over-exaggerate about. Also, with skincare, I just hate how it takes so long to realize if it works or not. Expect a full review if they work well! If not, you'll hear about it too ;)
Have any of you tried skincare products from this brand before?