One Swainky Couple: The Meaning of Beauty with L'Occitane

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Meaning of Beauty with L'Occitane




K: In thinking about the definition of beauty, we've come up with two possible answers: society's definition and our own. Brandon and I like to look at beauty as what's around us, how we feel on the inside, and of course, healthy bodies, and with that also comes healthy skin. I don't know about you, but when my skin feels and looks healthy, I am more confident and feel more beautiful. 

L'Occitane sent over a few products during the summer for both Brandon and I. Once again, we love a brand that works for the two of us and this one definitely does. They're known for beauty skincare and most of their products contain natural ingredients like lavender, shea butter, and even almonds. We got to test out the shower oil, the comfort face cream, and the famous hand cream. The result? Softer skin that felt more hydrated, glowed from the inside out, and smelled amazing. 

There's something about the brand overall that really does make you feel more beautiful. Maybe it's the fact that it's luxury skincare products for a fraction of the price, or maybe it's just the fact that they put natural and real ingredients into each product and package them beautifully. Either way, we've both been pleased with the results from all of the products. Nothing smells too girly, but manages to still deliver the benefits that a lot of "girls only" products give (softer and more hydrated skin). Brandon has gotten to where he uses the shower oil every day now. I think he's somewhat surprised that he likes it! 


 

B: I first noticed L'Occitane during a family vacation at a Caribbean Four Seasons long ago. During that encounter, I realized that my favorite scent is actually verbena. Verbena is an awe inspiring botanical utilized in a significant number of L'Occitane's products, and it has kept me coming back to their store fronts for over a decade now.

During my undergraduate days, I had acne that seemed to pop up for no reason whatsoever. I tried the spectrum of soaps and cleansers until I tried L'Occitane's Almond Milk Concentrate, and my favorite CADE Moisturizer, which helped reduce my acne significantly. I actually have a prime example of proof in these lotion varieties. Geology graduates around the world are required to attend a summer "Field Camp" which involves numerous weeks of camping, hiking, mapping outcrops, and doing other geological things. I was a bit nervous about being away from electricity and running water for weeks at a time in terms of my face/acne. The solution: L'Occitanes CADE Moisturizer. It contains profound technology from the days of Shepherds in Biblical times, utilizing extracts from prickly juniper berries and bark, which act as a natural disinfectant and skin conditioner. The result of six weeks camping: absolutely no acne to speak of.

This little experiment really made me rethink face washes, soaps, and other beauty products. Sometimes the best thing for your body might just be the simplest means and most natural products which seems to be exactly what L'Occitane employs. Although guys differ from girls in that we might not admit we feel beautiful from utilizing a beauty product, a lot can be said about clean, clear, and healthy skin, and L'Occitane has manly products that can certainly help with that objective.




On Brandon: Exact look alike here, J. Crew shorts, Sperry shoes

*This is not a sponsored post but thank you to L'Occitane for gifting the products*

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18 comments:

  1. I've always heard such great things about these product, so now I really want to try! Thanks for the review!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. No problem! We really did love them. Happy Monday!

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  2. I have always heard really good things about these products and have been curious. Great review. I LOVE this dress too. You and Brandon are seriously the CUTEST.

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    1. You are too sweet!! Thank you so much and YES to the products! My favorite is the face moisturizer!

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  3. Such pretty photos! What a great review. I love L'Occitane. My mom has used it for years, too!

    www.simplymeli.com

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  4. you look incredible! I love you in this golden yellow!
    xo, Jensyn
    www.stripesinbloom.com

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    1. Thank you Jensyn! Not a color I usually wear but it matched perfectly with the flowers!! Couldn't resist :)

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  5. I can't rave enough about L'Occitane products! And can we talk about how gorgeous that dress is? Summer perfection <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. Me too girl! And thank you! Still soaking up the summer :)

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  6. They make the best stuff! I love the lotion. I am also loving that dress on you! I totally agree that beauty is more than just the outside.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. I love L'occitane products! They make the best stuff!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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  8. Can we talk about how perfect you are? That is the ultimate summer dress! Love your sandals too!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  9. I love L'occitane! And your pictures turned out beautiful!

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  10. L'Occitane has been one of my fave brands for years- I always keep a tube of their hand cream in my purse!

    Love these shots, guys- stunning!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. I completely love the scents of this brand, I just have to get more things from it every time I go!


    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  12. I LOVE L'Occitane! Their products are always amazing!!!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  13. Heard about L'Occitane products before, but havent really tried. Sounds interesting, I might try this out myself soon. Cute floral dress by the way, really perfect for summer. And that bag, I gotta get myself with that bags. Ha!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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