While I am still on the whitening Olympic game, I also took on the L’Occitane (pronounced as “LOX-EE-TAHN” for those who still scratching head on how to pronounce the brand name) challenge on trying out their new addition, Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream, which is now a part of the Reine Blanche range that was launched 2 years ago. Reine Blanche range was launched with 6 products. This year, L’Occitane added another additional 3 products into the range.
P/S: I don’t think I will ever be off the whitening bandwagon just FYI lol 😛
Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream, as its name would suggest is a rich cream. I still remember vividly that a few years ago, whitening range is known to be drying on any skin especially dry, dehydrated and matured skin. Not anymore. With this new rich cream formula, you will be expecting not only a bumped up whitening formula but it also nourishes skin and re-plumps it with moisture. The formula contain Reine Blanche Complex that also works to even out skin tone.
The jar itself is very hefty. It look like it is more than 50ml because no matter how much I used it seems full still. I have to triple check the ml to double confirm it is just 50ml 🙂
L’Occitane products are typically fragranced. However this Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream is not as strongly scented as I thought it would be. The scent is sensorial, without overpowering the nose. The scent disappears almost right after application so that is a good news for those who are not a fan of scented skincare.
The Reine Blanche whitening and illuminating range are formulated with Reine de Pres, a unique flower that grow whiter over time, lightening itself from creamy shade when it first blooms to a pure white color. That is what the skincare targets to achieve as well.
Consistency wise, it is definitely thicker and creamier than any other cream product. It has a pure white cream color but not the type that gives you a paint-like mask on the face like the one I reviewed previously by Dr. Jart. It does leaves a thin white cast over the face but it disappears soon after.
I have been quite lucky with whitening products so far including this L’Occitane Reine Blanche Whitening Rich Cream. It gives me the brightening effect that I want and further lighten past acne marks as daily maintenance for me. I’m quite comfortable with my skin these days that I even go out to the mall without any makeup on but just my eyebrow done. Although there are still a lot of work to be done to further lighten those uneven skin tone but hey, I am quite happy about the product and that I know nothing works overnight. A complete skincare routine, lifestyle and diet plays a big part in a beautiful skin too. I also always believe in using whitening products to compress future pigmentation from deep inside from emerging up to the surface. Prevention is always better than cure.
This is me, bare face. No makeup on as me and 40 others more participated in #IWillBeOkay Trail Hike. Imagine meeting 40 people and I have no makeup on. I must have had some kind of confidence boost that day LOL.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.