I have two new addictions from L’Occitane: their Bonne Mere body products, and their Bonne Mere iPad application called Soap Smash! Read on for my review of both, as well as a chance to win a Bonne Mere Gentle Body Wash.
Soap Smash! is a free application for the iPhone and the iPad. It’s a brick-style game where you smash soaps in a tub until the screen is clear, then you progress to the next level. The soaps you ‘smash’ are the iconic L’Occitane Bonne Mere soaps, which also became available in body wash, lotion, and hand wash last month. This app is totally addictive! I don’t even play games on my iPad, but I find myself playing this one constantly. There are hidden bonuses on each level, which help you gain points and go up levels. I play against my daughter all the time since it has a two-player mode. You can even invite your friends to compete with you to see who can clear the soaps the fastest. Then you can brag about your wins on Facebook!
Soap Smash! was created to celebrate the new Bonne Mere collection. L’Occitane tells us that in Provence, ‘Bonne Mere’ is an expression to express surprise, relief, joy, a stroke of good luck, or kindness. The Bonne Mere image is vintage French, and the products are hypoallergenic, child- and planet-friendly. They are known for their skin-neutral pH, creamy texture, and totally comforting scents.
Gentle Body Wash ($34): L’Occitane says, With its exquisitely creamy texture and hypoallergenic formula, this shower gel cares for the skin of grown-ups and children alike, with a pH that is gentle on even the most sensitive of skin. I say, wow this is one huge bottle of creamy goodness!! It absolutely has a super smooth, creamy texture that feels like silk on the hands. It lathers up beautifully, and the scents are truly comforting. The Honey scent is a soft honey that isn’t sharp, and it really lasts on your body. The notes are almond blossom, honey, linden, and orange blossom.
The Milk scent smells so good. It’s a combination of cotton flower and milk, and it smells like a great big warm hug. It makes me think of the scents from when my kids were babies, that yummy comforting scent.
Gentle Cream ($22): L’Occitane says, Smooth over hands, body and face! This portable, universal cream can become your secret to absolute hydrating relief. The rich, non-oily formula is ideal for all skin types, and can be slipped into a bag or jacket pocket. I say, mmm, it has the same soft milky scent as the Gentle Body Wash. This comes in a squeeze tube with a hygenic twist up cap.
The lotion is creamy and sinks in quickly. It does a great job of moisturizing, although it’s too scented for me to use as a face moisturizer. The packaging is definitely travel-friendly, and this is a great lotion for little ones. -Lisa
Now is your chance to win your very own Gentle Body Wash!
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: L’Occitane is going to send one US reader of Beauty Info Zone a Gentle Body Wash. You must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber to enter. This lovely giveaway is open in the US and Canada only through Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please enter through the Rafflecopter.
We will announce the winner in two ways. First is through a separate post a few days after the giveaway ends. We also have Rafflecopter post the winner so you can always check back on the giveaway page’s Rafflecopter after it has ended to see if you are the winner. Winners need to email us with their address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*reviewed items were PR samples and the prize will be sent to the winner from L’Occitane or their PR company.