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L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate

What it is:A silky body cream enriched with almond oil and milk for a skin that looks firmer, smoothed, and hydrated for up to 48 hours. What it is formulated to do:This super-smooth Milk Concentrate is formulated with powerful almond extracts to melt into the skin and leave it as soft as satin. Skin looks firmer and smoothed thanks to the action of almond proteins, a silicium derivative and a new complex combining a walnut seed extract and an almond tightening extract. Almond milk and oil help nourish and envelop skin with a mouthwatering scent of fresh almonds.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Phthalates What else you need to know:Almonds are an incredibly delicate fruit to grow: the best almonds require cool air without ever freezing. L'Occitane almonds are sourced from a very special region in Haute Provence, where giant windmills circulate air to create an environment for some of the most delicious and nutritious almonds to grow. L'Occitane supports the sustainability of almond trees in the region, as these trees-while difficult to grow-are a staple to the beauty of the Provencal landscape.
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Questions & Answers for L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate

Question
What is the scent?
What type of scent is this cream? Vanilla? Musky? Floral? Sweet?
Thanks!
asked 6 years, 7 months ago
kenna
(New Jersey)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I smell a sweet vanilla kind of smell but more natural than anything else, smells kind of like almond oil.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Sephoragirl98
(calgary, AB)
answer 2
hard to describe, its heavenly though. like a fruity floral nutty scent, just delicious and luxurious
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
manda33
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
It's a very light sweet almond-like scent. Barely there and will not clash with perfumes I've noticed. At least not the ones I wear but I don't wear heavy florals etc anyway.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 4
You can only feel a light and gentle smell of almond. But hard to tell, it smell nice, like a smell of angel. Don't worry the smell of this product is really light.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
aaallisonW
(Bloomington, IN)
answer 5
It has a fresh, clean scent. It's a light fragrance that won't overpower perfumed or other perfumed lotion.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brownskinbeauti
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 6
The scent is a very light almond. It is not overpowering.
answered 6 years ago
onnielyn
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
The scent is a light Almond....which seems to disappear after is soaks in the skin.
answered 6 years ago
GreekIsland
(CA)
answer 8
I would say the scent is a vanilla/almond scent. The scent is not too over powering. I think it is awesome. I have a friend that is very sensitive to strong smells & she can use this with no problem. AMAZING scent.
answered 6 years ago
dk19
(Jacksonville, IL)
answer 9
It's sort of like an almond, a sweet milky almond.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 10
it's a very light almond scent, so light that you probably can't even tell. not vanilla at all.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
skincarefanatic
(Columbia, MD)
answer 11
Almond
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
ginamariekru
(Des moines, Ia)
Question
Does the jar come with protective seal?
I just received this product and am wondering if it has already been opened. There was no protective seal of any kind. Is this how the jar usually comes? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
m2b12
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Mine didn't have a seal either! I believe it just comes like that :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Sephoragirl98
(calgary, AB)
answer 2
My jar came in a box and other than the white seal under the lid it was not sealed in cellophane or anything.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 3
There is no plastic band sealing the lid, but there should be a very thin foam-like disc on the top of a new jar once the lid is removed that must be peeled back to get to the moisturizer itself.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
revfer1
(Summerville, SC)
answer 4
Mine was opened and spilling out. No protective seal but it is a great idea. I wrote a bad review just because of the poor packaging. You might do the same. Enough complaints and they might fix the problem.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
2dogsnow
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I don't think there is a seal, per se...just a "cover" under the lid.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
connley
(Louisiana)
answer 6
I don't think it does come with a protective seal. Mine was just a jar in a box.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
acritarch
answer 7
My tub had a protective seal. I would suggest you take it back to the store to exchange.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
amyannr
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 8
Mine did not have a protective cover either must be the way it is packaged.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
zar1
(South Lake Tahoe,CA)
answer 9
I am a recent "newbie" user of this product, and I also received my jar without any type of protective seal, both along the exterior, as well as the interior. My jar was completely full with product, and didn't show any signs of tampering or misuse, so I am just assuming that this is how it comes... Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
herron1345
(Humble, Texas)
answer 10
It's suppose to be lightly sealed. I have been buying this product for many years already and sometimes their lightly sealed, sometimes their opened or not sealed at all. Especially if your ordering online, sometimes the jar will tip over and cause a mess :(
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
crystian
(California)
Question
Will this product be good to use as a hand cream?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
kris08
(Forest, VA)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
not really
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
nastyaoff
(NY)
answer 2
I think it would be good a a hand cream, but like the hand creams are a bit thicker. :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Peaces
(Nanaimo, BC)
answer 3
It is wonderful on the hands and face and body- that's the problem. It's a bit pricey for an all-over moisturizer but I've never found anything else like it *sigh*
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 4
Yes!!! It is AMAZING as a hand cream :-) I use it for my hands and face and LOVE it!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
revfer1
(Summerville, SC)
answer 5
No I don't think it'd be as good a hand cream as it is for the body only because of the moisture and oil it does melt into skin but it seems like it takes longer for your hands so they might be a little oily or moist longer before it sinks in which may not be a good thing for hands
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
uniqone
(Seattle,WA)
answer 6
Absolutely! Since I've been applying the cream to my body, and face, my hands do feel very smooth.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(E. Islip, NY)
answer 7
I have been using this product on my hands and body. It is very moisturizing.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
pharmacistmom
(Floyds Knobs, IN)
answer 8
I use it as a hand cream as well as on my body. I love it! I even rub some into my cuticles too to help soften them. It will not leave your hands a greasy mess like some thicker creams do.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
runningirl
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
answer 9
You can use it everywhere!! I use it on my hands, face, and neck.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
heather2469
(Fairfield, OH)
answer 10
Yes
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brownskinbeauti
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
can this product be used on the face? I have combination skin.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
frecklescase
(austin, TX)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
THis is scented and is very moisturizing. I would not recommend it for your face. It may break out if you do. For combination skin, I recommend the Boscia line. I use it and love it.
answered 2 months ago
rayitosdecolor
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 2
No, I don't recommend it as it is heavily fragranced and fragrance can be an irritant, especially on sensitive skin. I only use this on my body for that reason.
answered 4 months ago
LVGeek
answer 3
No this would not be good on the face especially because most body creams have a lot of oils that moisturize your body but would make your face break out because it is not gentle enough
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
khay15
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 4
I have been using it on my face day and night and it is one of the best things I've ever used!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 5
No definitely body only especially not an oily/combo face.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
uniqone
(Seattle,WA)
answer 6
Yes, absolutely yes! My face and back have breakout tendancies, and after I started using this cream, I don't have severe breakouts. I used to use 3 different products on my face and back, now all I'm using is a toner and this cream, and the end result is radiant and clear skin!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(E. Islip, NY)
answer 7
Yes! I actually bought it to use on my face, and it's worked better than any moisturizer I've ever tried.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
sashman
(Manlius, NY)
answer 8
I have sensitive skin and have used on my face and neck for about a week with no breakouts and glowing results
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
fairskingal
(NY,NY)
answer 9
Funny you should ask...I used it on my face, I didn't read the package too well. ( I thought it was a big sample ) haha. Anyway it made my face so soft and satiny. I really loved it. I had no problems with oiliness or anything else. For myself I will continue to use it after my treatment, and if any problems come up... I too have combination skin. Good luck
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brunella83
(Andover NJ)
answer 10
Yes. I too have combination skin and I use this product only on my face. I love it and because its in a large container it will last for a LONG time.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brownskinbeauti
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
Is it rich enough for extremely dry skin?
Need an extremely moisturizing, very emolllient body cream for very dry skin and love an almond fragrance to it...
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
gretagal
(WV)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES! I apply this to my elbows, knees, feet and hands and everywhere during the winter! Its extremely hydrating and rich, but soaks in very fast so you can get dressed right away :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Sephoragirl98
(calgary, AB)
answer 2
My skin gets extremely dry during the cold winter months but it hasn't this year because I've been using this regularly and the temps have been extremely bitter cold here.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 3
Absolutely! I have combination skin and it completely moistuizes my dry patches all day. Very long lasting moisture.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brownskinbeauti
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 4
I would not recommend this if your skin is "extremely dry". Instead, I would recommend L'Occitane's Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, which feel a little more oily than Amande Firming & Smoothing Milk Concentrate, but it works great for dry skin! :-)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
killerwhale84
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Yes it is perfect for extremely dry skin! Have a friend with the worst dry skin I bought this for her, along with the scrub, and skin firming oil. After using for a short while all the little dry skin bumps on the back of her arms and back were gone.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
katmink
(Tarzana, CA)
answer 6
I am really dry as well...this was perfect for the daytime, but I added L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil to it at night....loved the combo of the two!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
want2scrapbook
(Phoenix)
answer 7
This would be a fabulous cream for very dry skin. It has a lovely almond scent which is not overpowering at all.
answered 6 years ago
onnielyn
(Denver, CO)
answer 8
Yes. If your skin is literally cracker, I would get a bottle of St Ives and moisturize daily. It worked wonders for me.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 9
i would say it's good for dry skin but if it's extremely dry you may want to try something thicker
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
skincarefanatic
(Columbia, MD)
Question
Scent
Does this have a nutty almond scent or does it smell more like almond extract?
asked 2 years ago
ns98
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
it smells like an almond extract, also I can smell little bit of vanilla
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
nastyaoff
answer 2
Neither. It smells like a regular body cream.
answered 1 year ago
sulayka
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
answer 3
In my opinion it is a light almondy scent, not overpowering and if you wear perfume you won't smell like a factory. I love this stuff (and the whole line!)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Peaces
(Nanaimo, BC)
answer 4
No the scent is light and not at all like Almond Extract. Th scent to me is slightly sweet but fresh.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Crobinfly
(Louisville, KY)
answer 5
This has more a nutty almond scent and it doesn't smell very artificial
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
khay15
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 6
It smells more like almond extract, but lighter. It's more of a milky, clean almond scent than intensely sweet, but still true almond. Hope that makes sense.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Estellajmv
(DC Area)
answer 7
I would say it's more like almond extract. Very pleasant, not overpowering.
answered 2 years ago
clouddrop
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 8
Very lightly scented, refreshing. Love the buttery texture and the way it leaves my skin soft for the entire day
answered 2 years ago
outoftownshopper
(New Bern, NC)
Question
Does this product contain alcohol?
asked 6 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(St. Louis, MO)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cetearyl alcohol is listed in the ingredients on the box with ** Natural origin ingredients noted next to it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
missysissysue
answer 3
It does contain cetearyl alcohol, which is a fatty alcohol. It is essentially an alcohol molecule bonded with a fat and is used to blend fats together into a smooth mixture. It is not a type of alcohol that will aggravate or dry skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
revfer1
(Summerville, SC)
answer 4
Yes. One of the listed ingredients is cetearyl alcohol.
answered 5 years ago
palindroma
answer 5
Yes.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 6
The ingredients says that it contains Cetearyl Alcohol.
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
MBH09
(New York City, NY)
Question
Does this product contain parabens?
I tried this in an airport in a hurry. It smells/feels heavenly, but does it contain parabens?

Thanks.
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
ChicDabbler
(Coraopolis, PA)
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is a paraben free product :-)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
revfer1
(Summerville, SC)
answer 2
this product does not contain any parabens. Most L'Occitane products dont : )
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
maverik101
(Las Vegas)
answer 3
This is a great question... although i'm not sure as to the answer, but now I would really like to know if it contains parabens or not. The scent is not too heavy... i get migraines from strong fragrance, and this one does not bother me personally.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
chrissyme
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 4
no it doesn't
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
mlleake
(Waynesboro, Virginia)
answer 5
unfortunately it does. I usually steer clear of parabens, but this stuff is worth it. One week of using and my skin looks like its glowing and feels silky smooth.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
fairskingal
(NY,NY)
answer 6
Yes. This product does contain parabens. The label states "METHYL/BUTYL/ETHYL/PROPYL/ISOBUTYL/PARABEN"
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
brownskinbeauti
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
Does the product contain caffeine?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
ttjosie
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do not see caffeine listed in the ingredients.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
KimWNY
(Niagara Frontier)
answer 2
No
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lanaVR
(NY)
answer 3
There is neither caffeine nor are there caffeine containing ingredients.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
revfer1
(Summerville, SC)
answer 4
No.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
safaliy0
(New York, NY)
answer 5
no
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
py25
(Oxnard, CA)
Question
Does this have the same scent as the Amande delicious hands cream?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
nastyaoff
(NY)
answer 2
I have tried most of the products in the Amande line and they all have similar scents, just adjust for the product you're using such as the skin oil of course is going to be a little different from the creme, and the hand lotion is also slightly different but all great!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
manda33
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
Yes. it is the same exact scent
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
khay15
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 4
Yes. It smells great!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Lex4
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
Yes. To me it is the same fragrance as the Amande hand cream, but about five times stronger. Fortunately, it is incredibly strong immediately out of the jar but the intensity of the fragrance diminishes quickly and you are left with a light, calming almond & shea butter scent. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Gwenhwyfar
(Portland, OR)
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