L’Occitane Velvet Youthful Almond Range

Luxury French house, L’Occitane recently launched an almond-based body ritual.


If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend ages layering products onto your face in the name of youthfulness, but how much attention do you give your body?

The Youthful Body Velvet range has three almond-based patents pending. The first is the fruit of the almond combined with silicium (an element vital for the formation of collagen), which provide smoothing and firming properties.

The second is the bud of the almond tree combined with rosebuds, which provide refining properties.

The final one is the Youth Complex itself that combines the regenerating cells, the buds and the proteins from the almond tree, which together fight five signs of body aging.

I’ve been using two of the products from the range for about a month now and my skin is definitely smoother and brighter.

LOccitane Serum

You apply the Velvet Serum first (just as you would a face serum). This contains the Youth Complex as well as Vitamin C to even out the skin tone. It smells incredible and absorbs quickly into the skin.

LOccitane Balm

Then you apply the Velvet Balm that acts as a super-moisturiser. It hydrates and nourishes the skin without leaving it tacky or sticky.

I don’t like the word ‘youthful’ when used in this context, but actually, I can’t think of a better one. 4 weeks in, and my skin really does look younger, more youthful…

There is also a hand cream in the range that contains sunscreen to protect your hand from the sun’s rays.