AS I’VE STATED BEFORE ON THIS BLOG–my skin is super dry, especially on my limbs. Even the creamiest of lotions often won’t do without a slick of oil underneath to amp up the hydration.

This past winter was especially brutal in Canada, and to cope with the -40 wind burning my legs through my jeans, I was slathering on a generous amount of almond oil from Whole Foods before my lotion. Yes, I needed to marinate in my greasy cocoon for at least an hour before putting on clothes, but it worked and soothed my poor skin.

Now that Mother Nature has decided to be kind and the weather is finally taking a turn for the better, I’ve been finding my normal oil a bit heavy. Enter l’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil. I’ve actually been wanting to try the Almond Shower Oil forever, but was accidentally sent this instead–and it’s been kind of a blessing in disguise. While I do still want to try the Shower Oil, this mists an uber-hydrating and light mist of oil on my limbs and IT SMELLS AMAZING. I was expecting an overly sweet, marzipan-like scent, but it reminds me of a juicy, sweet pear. So great. Plus. it absorbs almost instantly, so no need to wait around (though I do love to sit around in my robe for as long as possible after bathing).

Yes, it is quite pricey, especially in comparison to the budget health food store alternative, but you need SO much less of this, so it would probably last you just as long or longer, and you get the bonus of the lovely fragrance.

And for some reason, when I layer over Earth Tu Face’s Rosemary + Salt Lotion, it makes for a super delicious scent–which you wouldn’t really think would work together.


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