For October, L’Occitane en Provence is introducing a new line of Shea Butter products – Melting Honey – combining the moisturizing benefits of shea butter from Burkina Faso with the softening properties of honey from Provence. First off, this line smells absolutely divine. If you are a fan of sweet decadent scents, then you will love this. Secondly, this is L’Occitane’s annual Shea Butter collection where all proceeds from sales of the limited edition Shea Butter Gentle Soap go to benefit the women of Burkina Faso.
The three products I have to share are the Melting Honey Exfoliating Sugars, Melting Honey Ultra Soft Cream, and Melting Honey Hand Cream.
Melting Honey Exfoliating Sugars contains 5% shea butter, honey, and uses natural exfoliants sugar crystals and ground walnut shells to gently exfoliate the skin will keeping it supple. The texture is like a melting balm and feels incredibly rich and creamy on the skin. I’m a fan of L’Occitane’s exfoliators because I find that the exfoliants don’t melt as fast as other exfoliators I’ve tried, and this one is the same. The sugar and walnut shell mixture ensures that I have enough time to massage this into my skin, leaving my skin feeling silky smooth.
Melting Honey Ultra Soft Cream is a light, whipped body cream containing 10% shea butter and honey. This is my favourite of the bunch and one that I’ve already used up in just a few short weeks! It is a beautifully soft cream that glides on the skin like a dream, absorbing quickly, and leaving a light trail of the sweet honey scent. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated, without a sticky after-feeling. I absolutely love the L’Occitane Ultra Soft Cream formula because it is so lighweight but packs a punch in terms of hydration. Definitely recommend for those who aren’t fans of moisturizing but have dry skin.
Melting Honey Hand Cream contains 25% shea butter, combined with honey, to create one of my favourite variations of the L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. This is my least favourite of the three here, not because of the formula (which is divine, as always), but because of the overwhelmingly sweet scent. I prefer lightly scented hand creams because I tend to apply a lot of it and apply often, so when it’s too heavily scented then it’s almost headache inducing. Despite this, I truly love this formula and also enjoy collecting limited edition scents of the Shea Butter Hand Cream. It’s my #1 recommended hand cream for those with dry skin, so if you like honey or sweet scented products and have dry skin, this is the hand cream for you!
The one downside I can think of is that depending on the product, the honey scent is quite overwhelmingly sweet, which I’m not too fond of. Otherwise, I really like these products and would recommend them to anyone looking for luxury bath and body products and also love the honey scent.
You should be able to find the Melting Honey collection in stores and online at L’Occitane en Provence as of October, 2015.
Melting Honey Ultra Soft Cream ingredients