L'Occitane Almond Delicious Paste - review


You may remember that I reviewed L'Occitane's Almond Shower Scrub a while ago (see here), and while I really enjoyed the experience of using it, it wasn't that effective and I wouldn't recommend it.

This product is better. It's a better scrub and I love using it, so much so that I've been rationing mine because I don't want to get through it too quickly - especially because it's not cheap. More on that below.

L'Occitane claims/product details:

  • Enriched with almond butter, this scrub offers a perfect exfoliation for the entire body
  • A delicious blend of almond butter and almond oil, infused with crushed almond shells and sugar crystals
  • A pure and delectable body treatment that stimulates cellular activity and gently exfoliates skin
  • Massage the paste over wet skin to release the nourishing benefits of almond proteins
  • Your skin will feel smoother, with its contours better defined and toned
  • RRP $53 AUD for 200ml

There's what it looks like:


This is a really gorgeous product and I absolutely love it. While I wouldn't buy it for myself very often because it's so expensive for a body product, it's something I would consider treating myself to every couple of years and then rationing so I can make the tub last. It's just a pleasure to use.

It's a cream product that smells quite sweet and I can definitely smell the almond flower. It's a reasonably strong smell so I would check that you like the fragrance before purchase, just in case it's too much for you.

In texture it almost feels like butter on the skin, and it feels so luxurious as it melts that I tend to save mine for rainy days when I need a lift. Honestly, it just feels heavenly and I would almost buy it for the sensation alone.

It does contain a reasonable amount of scrubby matter and the grains are a little on the scratchy side so they're effective. I wouldn't call it a harsh scrub, but it's not super gentle either so it should suit those who prefer scrubs with more punch.

After use, my skin feels smooth and refined, and it also feels gently hydrated because some of the product absorbs and nourishes the skin - making it great for my dry skin, especially in the cooler months. Some of the fragrance also lingers a little on the skin, not in an offensive way that interferes with my perfume, but in a gentle way that probably only I am aware of.

Overall I think this is a really lovely scrub and I absolutely recommend it. While you don't need to spend this much on a body scrub, if you want to treat yourself or even give the family an idea for Mother's Day, then something like this is perfect. It just makes me feel special whenever I use it, and for me, that's worth the occasional splurge.


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