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L'Occitane Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil

What it is: A firming, moisturizing body oil that protects skin and restores elasticity and suppleness. What it is formulated to do:Enriched with three essential oils—peppermint, palmarosa, and immortelle—this smoothing body treatment repairs and protects the skin's firming, support tissue. This naturally powerful formula fights against skin slackening and loss of elasticity, making it ideal for preventing the formation of stretch marks. Highly concentrated in almond oil, it repairs the hydrolipidic barrier and deeply nourishes. Skin is left firm, comfortable, and incredibly soft, while deliciously fragrant with the scent of fresh almonds. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Phthalates Research results: In a test conducted on 24 women over 3 weeks: - 100% of women felt more supple skin - 96% of women felt firmer skin - 88% of women saw a reduction in the visibility of new and old stretch marks
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Questions & Answers for L'Occitane Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil

Question
Is this product okay to use while pregnant to help prevent stretch marks?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Britters
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
Peppermint oil is a no no during pregnancy. I would be cautious while using this during the first trimester.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hales1
answer 2
I just bought a new bottle, and the box says it is specifically for stretchmarks (which surprised me, because that isn't what I'm going to use it for!).
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ornjpink
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I would go to health food store and buy pure almond oil. You could mix some vitamin E in with it too.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gypsytejas
(Sandpoint, ID)
answer 4
if I was pregnant and I knew my skin was going to stretch in all directions, I'd butter myself up with this stuff. Heck, I do that anyway!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
kkmn
(mpls, mn)
answer 5
The product specifically DOES say on the box that it IS for pregnancy and stretch marks.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aestheticsqueen
(Yuma, AZ)
answer 6
This product is actually made for women who are pregnant to prevent stretch marks. The box comes with instructions on how to massage it on the areas where stretch marks are appearing during pregnancy.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ochse
(Kosovo)
answer 7
I don't think this product is meant for that. I would get something more specific for stretch marks. I have them and they are still there and I have had no children. Just hips that kept growing.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davinci
(New York, New York)
answer 8
Definitely! It works better than cocoa butter or some of the other remedies for stretch marks. I've used it tighten up my skin after weight loss and it's been working quite well.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
elegia
(Portland)
answer 9
Definitely!!!!! This is the best product out there for the prevention of stretch marks. It truly works and the ingredients are all natural and safe to use during pregnancy
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ashintx
(Austin, TX)
answer 10
YES
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
21loveit
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 11
Not sure if it's ok, but I'm using it at night! It's a bit much to use during the day because it can be a bit messy, so I use a lotion for day and this oil for night. Seems to be working fine but only time will tell!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
BL2007
(Fairfax, VA)
answer 12
Yes, it is definitely ok to use during pregnancy for stretch marks. They do recommend not using it while breastfeeding when the baby could ingest it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Wheeles
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 13
I don't see any reason that you couldn't use it while pregnant.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
atomicleda
(Alabama)
Question
Is this ok to use for sensitive skin?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
shelley23
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello,

This product is very gentle and slightly foams. The fragrance is very pretty and light weight.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Yes, it' seems to be fine for sensitive skin as it's mostly pure almond oil.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gypsytejas
(Sandpoint, ID)
answer 3
i have sensitive skin and have had no problems. seems very comforting to me.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lolli11
(birmingham, al)
answer 4
yes, very gently, I even use on my daughter!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
erdockw
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sm2992svet
(NYC)
answer 6
Yes.It is made for the environmentally challenged skin with all the vitamin E and extra omega's that have been added,not to mention how mild and great almond oil is for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aestheticsqueen
(Yuma, AZ)
answer 7
I have really sensitive skin and use this product everyday. It hasnt irritated my skin at all
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ochse
(Kosovo)
answer 8
Yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ychick
(Chaska, Minnesota)
answer 9
This doesn't really bother my skin and I consider it pretty sensitive. If I were you I would try it out and it it doesn't work out take it back. I have replace my lotions for this oil. It last me a lot longer and the oil really replenishes my skin.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davinci
(New York, New York)
answer 10
Yes! It works well on dryness, but does not add oil or grease to the skin.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
elegia
(Portland)
answer 11
This is great for sensitive skin- the ingredients are high quality natural ones which didn't bother my normally sensitive skin. The scent is nice and light
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ashintx
(Austin, TX)
answer 12
Yes! I've noticed no allergic reaction, it actually helps smooth out the skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Lexytastic
(Los Angeles, California)
Question
Does this product leave your skin feeling at all sticky?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Louv
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It might feel a bit oily upon application but even then it's not so bad. It absorbed very quickly. Usually I apply it then apply my makeup or my skincare products in my robe and it's fully absorbed by then. Usually 5 minutes.
answered 8 months ago
vitaminr
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Sticky, no. Oily, yes. I definitely feel moisturized, but I don't think it's sticky at all.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
wempa
(Mechanicsburg, PA)
answer 3
It leaves no stickiness at all. It soaks in to dry skin. My skin loves it after a shower.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gypsytejas
(Sandpoint, ID)
answer 4
no, not sticky. just very soft!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lolli11
(birmingham, al)
answer 5
No.But I have dry skin.Not sure if your skin is as dry or you have combo or oily.It seems to absorb quick,so I will assume it won't be sticky on anyone...
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aestheticsqueen
(Yuma, AZ)
answer 6
No it doesnt. It leaves it soft and smooth. Not greasy or sticky at all
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ochse
(Kosovo)
answer 7
This product is not sticky at all.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ychick
(Chaska, Minnesota)
answer 8
Not sticky, it absorbs well but still feels a bit oily but not sticky.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
marram
(Florida)
answer 9
no, it absorbs really well. But I wouldn't recommend putting it on if its really hot outside or driving leather. It gets slippery lol
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davinci
(New York, New York)
answer 10
It is not sticky at all. It is a dry oil- if you are worried about it being sticky, apply it right when you get out of the shower and your skin is still damp- that way you don't have to use as much. I waited a few minutes before I put clothes on and I never had any on my clothes. My skin just felt moisturized and soft- not at all greasy or sticky
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ashintx
(Austin, TX)
answer 11
Not if you rub it on damp skin right out of the shower and then pat dry with a towel.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
currypuff
(Western Massachusetts)
answer 12
This oil doesnt leave the skin sticky. It leaves it velvety smooth and smelling oh so good!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jrom
(las vegas, nv)
Question
I'm looking for an almond scented body oil.
Does this really smell like almond or is it a general fresh scent? I see it has peppermint, too
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
eclaired
(Wilmington, DE)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
11 answers
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answer 1
Mainly almond, but better, I think. I don't smell the peppermint. It's mild and soothing rather than invigorating.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
wempa
(Mechanicsburg, PA)
answer 2
I think it smells "almondy" and ever so slightly floral.. not pepperminty at all.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tiggriss
(New Castle, PA)
answer 3
It does have the scent of almonds, but that is part of a warmer and fresher general scent.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ornjpink
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
does not smell almondy to me. more powdery and soft.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lolli11
(birmingham, al)
answer 5
It is a sweet almond oil with hint of peppermint and a special blend of omega and vitamin E for the most moisture.It does smell lovely, but slightly different from the shower-oil.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aestheticsqueen
(Yuma, AZ)
answer 6
There is no peppermint smell at all. It smells like sweet almond
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ochse
(Kosovo)
answer 7
Yes, it has a tru almond scent. It's a nice fragrance too.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ychick
(Chaska, Minnesota)
answer 8
It does not smell like peppermint at all. The smell of the oil is fine and not to strong in the almond area.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davinci
(New York, New York)
answer 9
It has a sweet almond scent. I cannot smell the peppermint, but the almond is definitely present, but it has that "sweet" odor that you find in some of the other L'occitane products.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
elegia
(Portland)
answer 10
I think this really does smell like almond. Although, it is NOT over powering like some almond products can be. The scent is perfect in my opinion. Smells so fresh & clean. I don't think you would regret this purchase. :0)
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
dk19
(Jacksonville, IL)
answer 11
I think the almond scent is the lead scent. I don't smell mint in it at all. It is AWESOME!!! i love it and i've turned all my friends and coworkers on to it.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
mrsmollohan
(Charleston, WV)
Question
Okay to use in hair as well?
I am in love with the smell of this oil, I want to put it in my hair also, has anyone tried this, would it be okay? The ingredients lead me to believe that it would be fine..Thanks so much!
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Littleton, Co.)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
i would definitely say use it on the ends of your hair, and even a little on the scalp if you have dry scalp, but if you don't wash your hair every day it could be too much, just experiment, see how your hair likes it. it's definitely 'safe' :)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
andeejo
(santa ynez, ca)
answer 2
There's no harm in trying it, if you find the ingredients to be safe. My guess is that it would make your hair either too shiny or greasy, but it might be a decent moisturizer. I would suggest not, but all you'd have to do would be wash your hair extra well after.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ornjpink
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I wouldn't use it in the hair. If you want, you can go to a whole foods store, buy some pure almond oil and put a bit of that in your hair. Then wash out in the morning
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gypsytejas
(Sandpoint, ID)
answer 4
I say yes, however, I would spritz your palms 1-2 times and run them through or may I suggest Josie Maran's Argan Oil for hair also sold at sephora(personally I know someone using & loving it).Also Ojon has a glossing mist I am trying(misting my palms,using pre-flat iron).Good luck.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aestheticsqueen
(Yuma, AZ)
answer 5
Lol. I thought the same thing. It smells so good I want to put it in my hair. Not a good idea. I rubbed some on my body then ran my hands through my hair. It made it clump together and it was super oily, it looked gross.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
ochse
(Kosovo)
answer 6
I would NOT use this product on my hair unless your hair is very coarse in texture. Even then, with an oil base, it may weigh the hair down.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ychick
(Chaska, Minnesota)
answer 7
I haven't technically put it in my hair but after I rub it on my skin then I do "wipe" my hands through my hair and it seems fine. Too much may weigh it down but the smell is great.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
marram
(Florida)
answer 8
Yes! I have dry coarse hair, and I applied this product to my dry hair. My hair felt really soft!
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Villa Rica, GA)
answer 9
I don't think its a good idea but if you do wash it out well because too much oil could be a problem for the scalp since we already produce natural oils up there.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
davinci
(New York, New York)
answer 10
Yes. I have used this on my hair. But only a little bit or it will weigh your hair down. It works great if you put a tiny bit on your palms and rub together, then smooth over hair. Scent lasts all day.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lightninpug
(endicott, ny)
answer 11
I do not know about this specific product, but a friend of mine works at a boutique hair salon and uses almond oil after washing her very curly hair and before putting in styling products -- insists it works to de-frizz.
answered 5 years ago
Neeecole17
(New York, NY)
Question
Does this smell like the shower oil cleanser?
I love the shower oil SOOOO much I want a moisturizer with the same smell. Want to know if this matches before I pop the 38 bucks for it. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It smells JUST like the shower oil and cleanser.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
DCristinaR
(Astoria, NY)
answer 2
Yes the oil and shower oil smell exactly the same. I love the scent so being able to use the shower oil n then the oil all over when I get out of the shower is like heaven.
answered 4 months ago
Shaygo
(Tampa,FL)
answer 3
It smells the same--even more divine!!
answered 9 months ago
Peik
(Reno, NV)
answer 4
Yes it smells almost the same as the shower oil but I would say richer. It's a perfect march to accompany the cleansing shower oil
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
melys
(pittsburg, ca)
answer 5
YES!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
katjoy
(chicago, il)
answer 6
It does smell the same as the shower clenser! I love both!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lelupa
(wv)
answer 7
It smells very similar but if I were you I would get the milk concentrate at $44 because in my opinion you get more bang for your buck as with the oil you need to use a lot and have less control over how much you use because of the pump. Just my opinion as the milk concentrate is really delish and smells exactly the same!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
rgallegos
(Marietta, GA)
answer 8
I think it does. And if it doesn't, Sephora has free returns which is why I am more likely to try new products through them.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
deborahinfl
(Pembroke Pines, FL)
Question
can you use this on your face?
just wondering if this is alright to use on your face? kindof like josie maran argan oil.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
appleabby
(San Jose,CA)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
When I get a dry patch on my face, or if my forehead (problem area) is dry, I will put a dab on the spot or use whatever is on my hands after applying it to my body (and used in combo with my normal face lotion to cut intensity of the oil). Works like a charm- no more dry, no breakouts.
answered 8 months ago
Shine9701
(Sc)
answer 2
A LOT heavier than Josie's Argon for face. Thick. I don't like it on my face. My make-up slides off when I do. I like my make-up north of my chin. . . just my personal technique. :) And, I live in a climate with zero humidity. If it was humid here, I would definitely not put it on my face.
answered 9 months ago
Peik
(Reno, NV)
answer 3
I have not used it on my face.
answered 10 months ago
girlfromqueens
(queens, New York)
answer 4
I wouldn't use it on my face, but so much is personal preference, and what part of face you are putting it on. I definitely would not let it near the eye area.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
deborahinfl
(Pembroke Pines, FL)
answer 5
I would proceed cautiously using this on your face because it is scented, although not heavily so. Maybe start on your neck and see how your skin reacts there? It is a rich oil, so you won't need much. good luck!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
gala62
(Warwick, RI)
answer 6
Because of it's oily content I wouldn't use it on my face...better left for the body i.e. elbows, knees, all over body.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ZuuZuu
(Worcester, MA)
answer 7
I have used this under my eyes and it made me look less puffy. I've also used along my hair line, which seems to get a little dry.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
klimmy
(Valparaiso, IN)
Question
will the scent compete with my perfume?
what does it smell like, and will it overpower my perfume?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
alti
(chicago, illinois)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
deborahinfl
(Pembroke Pines, FL)
answer 2
Hi,

The scent will not compete with your fragrance. This light weight fragrance is not overpowering.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
it smells like almond. it has a light fragrance and does not compete with perfume.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
darla
(El Reno, Ok)
answer 4
i wondered about that too, and it does smell stronger at first...not my favorite part of this product. however, i wear prada, and that seems to be what people notice.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
savvywoman
(Lancaster, Pa)
answer 5
not in the least
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
vickidsy
(Lakewood CA)
answer 6
I don't think it will override your perfume. Often I'll put on perfume straight after.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ladypresent
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
it smells sweet and light, but light enough I don't think it'd interfere with perfume. It also doesn't seem overpowering, I only notice the smell if I have my nose buried in my arm.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pyxie
(Georgia)
Question
Rinse off?
Is this an oil that you use int he shower and rinses off, or is this for use after the shower. I prefer ones that wash off and am looking for a nice one. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
makeupjunkie47
(Cali)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is one to use AFTER the shower, but they have a great shower oil that rinses off.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
DCristinaR
(Astoria, NY)
answer 2
This oil is not for use in the shower, this is for after shower to lock in moisture. Loccitane makes a shower oil that foams for use in the shower.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
mistylvsSephora
(Flint, Michigan)
answer 3
This is just a leave-on product. They recommend massaging in for firming effects--I have not tried that yet.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
dodamo
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
This is for use after the shower, as you would use a moisturizing lotion. L'Occitane does make an almond shower oil that Sephora sells; item #763706. It foams gently and rinses off with the same almond scent. If you like a shower rinse-off product you might also want to try the almond exfoliating and smoothing delicious paste- it really does make your skin so soft and smooth.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
tish64
(Upstate NY)
answer 5
This is a oil used after the shower!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
nargnot
answer 6
Thank you!!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
makeupjunkie47
(Cali)
answer 7
This is a firming oil that you apply to your body and leave on. If you're looking for the oil that you rinse off in the shower, copy and paste item number 763706 into the search bar to view the Shower Oil. I hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tiffanybt
Question
hi, can anyone tell me of this is a spray or a pump?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
jessip
(miami, fl)
on Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is a spray.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
DCristinaR
(Astoria, NY)
answer 2
The full size bottle is a spray nozzle.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
sara3
(Orange, CA)
answer 3
It's kind of both a pump and spray. The first one I got was a pump n when I ordered it again the bottle came as a spray but either way it is easier to spray or pump into your hands and then apply as needed. A little goes a long way with this product.
answered 4 months ago
Shaygo
(Tampa,FL)
answer 4
spray
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
jessasmommy
answer 5
I tried this about a year ago and it was spray and I hated it, one of the Sephora girls showed it to me a few weeks ago when I bought it and it was a pump. So I'm not entirely sure but I think they switched it to a pump instead.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Taradactle
(Riverton, WY)
answer 6
It is a spray and is wonderful.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
machelle
(gulf coast)
answer 7
its a spray. both this brand and caudalie is spray. its pretty cool and not as messy as pumps
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
tiffay
(PA)
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