On October 12th, L’occitane will launch a new, limited-edition Shea Butter Collection that features 3 of my favorite products – Ultra Rich Body Cream, Shea Hand Cream and Lip Balm – in a new packaging designed by Founder Olivier Baussan. The trio will also come in 3 exotic scents, including Desert Rose from Morocco, Hibiscus from Egypt and Cocoa Flower from the Ivory Coast. Moisturizing your skin has never looked better!

L'occitane African-inspired Shea Butter Collection


The Shea Butter collection will be available at all L’occitane stores and counters worldwide starting October 12th.

Black nose strips have finally made their way to the US with Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips!

Using a similar technology to the Luminizing Black Mask I previously reviewed, the Pore Purifying Black Strips are formulated with Activated Charcoal, Silica, Witch Hazel Extract, Peony Root Extract, Menthol, Jojoba and Willowherb to absorb excess oil and impurities, exfoliate, tighten pores and deposit potent botanicals and antioxidants into the skin.

MAC Microfine RefinisherFor years, I have been using MAC Microfine Refinisher ($26.50) and I always go back to it.

The scrub contains “microfine crystals used in professional micro-dermabrasion to gently slough and refinish the skin, leaving it smooth, soft, naturally glowing”.

I use this on both my face and body and it is one of the most effective exfoliators out there. Although the beads are really fine, do not be fooled by their size as they can be quite abrasive.

A little also goes a long way and it always gets rid of all my flakes without irritating or drying out my skin, leaving it feeling oh-so-smooth. Everyone should keep a tube handy!