L'Occitane Ultra Gentle Cleansing Milk

3 August 2012

So I've mentioned before that my skin is very dry, quite sensitive and is always in general need of some serious skin lovin' in the form of products. On the hunt for my new moisturiser, I picked up a 50ml bottle of Ultra Gentle Cleansing Milk from L'Occitane to try out as well. I do like a good cleanser, but they're not at the top of my 'to buy' list when I'm out, but this particular item has swayed me. Since using this, my skin has seen a lot of changes. For those who are unsure of cleansers or have never thought of using them, cleansers are a sort of multi-functional product which helps to remove excess make-up, clear pores, and remove dead skin cells, oil and other nasties from the face.

The Ultra Gentle Cleansing Milk is slightly thicker than a milk, but I quite like the consistency - it's not a gloopy mess but doesn't run everywhere when you get some out of the bottle. The smell is typical of the shea butter range, which I adore, and just smells clean and fresh and like you're wrapped in cotton wool. Lush. Other ingredients in the cleansing milk are liquorice extract to sooth, rosemary leaf extract and sunflower seed oil, and there are absolutely no parabens, so it's safe for most skin types. I have generally been using this after my showers, face mainly clear of excess make-up, and quite often before I go to bed, so almost as a cleansing face mask. I use a small 20p size amount (or 10p if I'm feeling generous) and massage the milk into my skin in little sections, and if I feel an area needs more, then I can apply more. After use, my face feels plump, hydrated and really rejuvenated. I've found in the last couple of weeks I've been using it that my skin feels a lot clearer and fresher, especially in the mornings.

It's a brilliant item, and since using it, I don't think I could not have it in my skincare collection. It's one of those items that you could take on holiday, or on a work trip or just after a long day, and know it will do the job in a simple easy step. If you have oily skin, it might not be the cleanser you're looking for as it is 'ultra gentle' but it would definitely give your skin a refreshing and hydrant boost. The full bottle retails at £15.00 and you get a massive 200mls. It also comes with a pump for easy use. Using this cleanser is now one of my more recent rituals, and I recommend you pop down to L'Occitane to see if you can sample this lovely product.

-Tamsin xxx


  1. I have the same kind of skin as you. Have your tried simple moisturiser? Did it cause you to break out at all?

  2. I am starting to love L'occitane more and more, i am a big fan of their hand creams! Its so moisturising and absorbs so quickly without it being greasy. I am currently using a Lancome cleansing lotion and nearly finished so i may try this one next seeing that i really want to try something paraben free and gentle for my skin :) Thanks for the review xoxo


  3. Great review :) I have similar skin and this sounds perfect - I'll have to see if I can sample it xx

  4. I love L'Occitane products and sufffer from dry skin, so I really have to check this one out! Thanks for the review. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  5. This sounds absolutely lovely! It seems expensive but using such a small amount each time I bet this would last ages. Love that it has a pump too! xo

  6. Great post, I don't have any L'Occitane products but I do pop in a look around whenever I'm in Lakeside, there's too much to choose from, may try this when my No7 cleanser runs out :) x


  7. That sounds really good and like it would last a long time. I would like to try more loccitane products in the future.

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