Our beauty panellists, aged from 30 to 70-plus, tested L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum over the past few weeks. How did they get on? …
Since it first launched in 2018, L’Occitane’s Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum has been an overnight success. We sent our 20 testers the updated formula to trial for four weeks, made with 92 per cent natural-origin ingredients – it is powered with ten times more anti-ageing immortelle essential oil, plus a new patented immortelle sap-like extract to soothe skin and help banish tightness or redness.
Suitable for stressed-out skin of all ages, the serum is designed to reset skin overnight, so you wake up with a glowing complexion – rested, fresher, more luminous. Think of a comfort blanket for your skin at night. It’s formulated to soften fine lines, and generally relieve signs of stress and tiredness.
WHAT’S IN IT?
Key ingredients include immortelle essential oil, L’Occitane’s powerful anti-oxidant. Immortelle plant extracts have the power to boost collagen production and double the rate of micro-circulation in the skin, aiding in cell renewal. Acmella Oleacera Extract relaxes muscle tension under the skin, thus easing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so skin looks rested. Marjoram is another powerful active ingredient that has the ability to restart gene expression functions that have become less effective due to natural ageing and external aggressors such as UV, pollution and stress.
OUR PANEL REPORT …
Half of our testers said they regularly use a serum in their nighttime routine, with another 30 per cent saying they do sometimes. All but one tester enjoyed using the serum, with nearly all finding it “light and easily absorbed”:
“The scent is subtle and lovely, as is the texture. At over 70, I found the serum did help my skin after two weeks.” Brenda, from Limerick
“I found the texture very pleasant and also liked the molecules of oil in the serum which added to the smooth feel on the skin.” Clodagh, from Dublin
“It had a lovely delicate smell. I didn’t find it greasy at all, which was a concern as it is an oil-based serum. The texture is lovely, it sinks in quickly leaving a lovely soft smooth finish ….” Clare H, from Dublin
“The texture is light and gel-like as the oil is suspended in the serum, but I could feel the added moisture from the oil once I applied it. It has a light floral scent which is pleasant and not overpowering … It feels luxurious and I’ve found that a little goes a long way.” Roisin, from Dublin
“The texture was amazing – I love the feel of my skin after applying it.” Aoife, from Galway
“Lovely texture. Not oily or greasy. Felt very moisturising.” Linda, from Cork
“Texture is lovely. Amazing to put on at night. Sinks right in. 100 per cent crazy about the scent.” Fiona, from Kildare
“I found the texture excellent, light, non-greasy, easily absorbed, and my skin felt hydrated and soft afterwards. The scent was lovely, not too strong, more of a hint of a scent …” Bairbre, from Galway
“Luxurious … smooth, light and easy to apply. It soaked into the skin immediately and left it silky and hydrated. It has a beautiful fresh scent that was not overpowering.” Aoife, from Limerick
OUT OF THE ORDINARY
How did it compare to their usual night skin routine? “100 per cent better”, remarked Brenda. “It was a definite addition to my usual evening skincare,” said Clodagh. “Far superior, I’m a convert and will definitely be buying this myself,” said Clare. “It was a pleasure to use and I looked forward to using the product.” Angela. Roisin found it so hydrating she skipped her moisturiser, while for Aoife it was a routine-changer: “I never used serums before but after using this I’ll always have it.”
The majority – 85 per cent – noticed changes in their skin during the trial. The benefits? Several found the serum left their skin feeling softer; other bonuses included fresher, smoother, more hydrated and brighter skin, more even skin tone, fewer fine lines and reduced Rosacea. One reported skin looking more refreshed in the morning and “plumped up”. A few felt they needed longer using the serum to see significant changes.
“My skin seemed softer and less tired looking.” Brenda, from Limerick
“I felt it gave my skin a smoother and more moisturised look and feel.” Clodagh, from Dublin
“My skin looked more even, fine lines less visible and definitely more hydrated.” Clare W, from Dublin
“I found that it helped to smooth out fine lines on my forehead by hydrating the skin.” Roisin, from Dublin
“My skin was noticeably fresher and smoother-looking in the morning after only a few days.” Aoife K, from Galway
“Yes, my skin improved.” Aoife O, from Limerick
WOULD THEY BUY IT?
All but one tester scored the packaging eight out of ten or higher, with 40 per cent giving ten; they liked the look and weight. And overall, over 80 per cent would buy or use the serum again, while 85 per cent would recommend it to others. The final word to Brenda, from Limerick: “I loved everything about it … The packaging, colour, texture and perfume.”
NOW TRY IT ….
Available now in 3 sizes (30ml = €60; 50ml = €85; 75ml = €95) at L’Occitane stores nationwide and online at ie.loccitane.com.
EXCLUSIVE TO THE GLOSS READERS
FREE 5ml powered-up Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum with €25 or more purchase using promo code TGRESET or 15 per cent off full-price skincare using promo code THEGLOSS15. Visit ie.loccitane.com to use your discount.
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Exclusive THE GLOSS promotions are valid until 6th October 2021. Please check T&Cs.
Terms & Conditions: 15% discount applies to all skincare excluding gift sets and discounted items, use promo code THEGLOSS15. Free powered-up 5ml Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum with €25 purchase or more. Both promotions are valid from 6th September to 6th October 2021 and are redeemable in-stores and online at ie.loccitane.com with promo codes. Offers exclude Kildare Village Outlet, department stores, airport stores and any other independent L’OOCCITANE stockists. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be exchanged for cash. 5ml Overnight Reset Serum promotion while stocks last and one per customer.
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