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Review: Just Twist, Squeeze & Scrub with L’Occitane Almond Shower Scrub

Somewhere end of June 2012 L’Occitane Malaysia releases a few new products into their Almond range and I hauled some products back as you can read in this post. That haul include two tubes of the Limited Edition Almond Shower Scrub.

Ahhhh…the “Limited Edition” phrase never fail to get me. I wasn’t in the need to get a new body scrub and RM84 is not cheap but after sniffing the scent and trying out the texture at the store let’s just say I was sold. The only thing that make me think for 1 second 5 second is the watery texture. I prefer my body scrub to be thick and exfoliating, not watery like a shower gel.

To be honest I like to see description, how to use and ingredients all on the back of the tube. That way if I need to refer back to anything I can always grab the tube and read again. L’Occitane Almond Shower Scrub is the exact of what I like.

What It Claimed


What I really REALLY like about this product is the dispensing system. At first I didn’t know that we only need to twist and squeeze the content out until the BA showed it to me. I was pretty excited to see that in the store! Please ignore my ignorance towards the brand previously. We had a love and hate relationship which explains why I didn’t know lol!

For a brand new tube you’d see a protective sticker with simple On and Off instruction printed on it.

Twist the cap to left side (ON) and the milky white thing in the middle will disappear back in the cap.

All you need to do is to squeeze and scrub away! This is brilliant right? You’re all wet after shower, you reached for a tube of body scrub, twist the cap, squeeze out the content and scrub on. After you’re done you just need to twist it back to close and wash the tube put the tube away.

I still think this is a shower gel scrub as you can use this as shower gel AND at the same time scrub. I said that because everytime I use this after shower the shower scrub actually lathers up a bit. You can see bits of almond crushed shells or is it almond tree flower? Well I’m not sure. One thing I’m sure is I like to see those bits in a scrub.

Without any contact with water the shower scrub is just a normal jelly gel form. For those that doesn’t like their shower scrub to be too harsh, this is definitely the one for you. For some reason the shower scrub smells musky to me after rinsing. It could be the almond oil or almond tree flower.

I feel fresh and my skin is soft to touch for the longest time I can remember. This is something that I don’t achieve with other body scrub. Now that I’ve used up half a tube I’m beginning to like this day by day 🙂

Although this is limited edition item, I still see this in the store 2 weeks ago. I was told it’s while stock lasts. You can check with L’Occitane which store is still carrying this stock if you’re interested.


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.


Comments (8)

  • Hi Fiona, I was searching for your blog 2 days ago on the review for L’Occitane Almond Shower Scrub, so glad that you posted it now! I am looking for a body scrub, still unsure to go for L’Occitane or Crabtree&Evelyn. have you tried body scrub from C&E?

    • Hi CH, that was a good coincident :). Sorry for the delay. Sometimes I forgotten which picture I have taken and which I’ve not. Just too many in the list lol.

      I haven’t tried C&E one though but I know a lot of people love La Source Exfoliating Body Scrub. Have you tried that at the store?

  • The thing about limited edition products, if I fall in love with them, and not able to get them after a period of time is so sad… 🙁

    • So true. What I normally do is if I like it after I bought one home to try…I’d return and stock up a few before it rans out 🙂

  • np, i really enjoy reading your blog, it’s always my first reference before buying something 😛
    There’s a new opening of C&E in my area so I walked straight to the shop just now, tried and bought the scrub, lotion, shower gel which cost > RM350 which entitle me for a VIP card membership, lavender mini gift set, 2 notebooks and a voucher for complimentary hand therapy 25g. so happy 😀
    I think I’ll try L’Occitane next time 🙂

    • Thanks for the compliment! You made my day 🙂

      That’s a good offer for RM350 purchase! Last time I need to buy RM600 in order to join the membership and they gave me towels instead of hand therapy. Oh ya. In the end I didn’t use the voucher. Nothing else that I wanna buy. Wasted.

      Which scrub did you get CH?

      • I bought the LA source exfoliating body scrub, they have 20% discount on the LA source range. It’s new shop opening, that’s why only need to spend RM300 and above for VIP member and it’s only valid till end of next month 🙂 good timing for me lol

        • Lucky you 🙂

          I’ve seen people coming in just to buy La Source body scrub. Good haul!


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