Primers & Fixers

Review: L’Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist

My first L’Occitane review! I got this a long time ago, but I never managed to devote myself to having a habit of using daily moisturizers like this one. Then recently, out of the blue, I started using both this spray and a cream (from the same line – Pivote Sublime) daily. I definitely noticed positive results on my skin.

L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist
  • Packaging - 10/10
    10/10
  • Formula - 10/10
    10/10
  • Effects - 10/10
    10/10
  • Price - 9/10
    9/10

Summary

Pros:

  • Refreshing
  • Lovely Scent
  • Doesn’t ruin makeup
  • Reduces appearance of pores
  • Natural ingredients
9.8/10

First, I must lead you into this. L’Occitane is a France brand that is specialized in personal care products made from natural, organic ingredients using traditional production methods and formulas. If you are interested in finding more about L’Occitane, I recommend checking out their official site.

What I’ve got here is from their Pivoine Sublime skincare range which is made from peony extract; check out their full skincare range.
The range includes: CC Skin Tone Perfecting Cream, perfecting Make-Up Remover, Transparent Lip Balm, Perfecting Face Cream, Perfecting Toner, Perfecting Essence, Perfecting Purifying Foam, Perfecting Mattifying Fluid, Perfecting Mist and Tinted Lip Balm.

L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist packaging

Besides this Perfecting Mist, I also have Peony Perfecting Face Cream which will be reviewed in my future post. I’ll link it up as soon as I put it.
And now, here are the official details for Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist.

“Captured in an ultra-fine, delicately scented beauty mist, peony extract reveals instant beauty-enhancing effect. Immediately, skin is refreshed, the appearance of pores look reduced, skin seems refined. 
Skin is beautified. Immediate visible results on pores and skin refining.”

Peony Perfecting Mist in depth:

Packaging

It is no secret that I love everything pink and girly (just look at this site) so naturally, I love this packaging, too! It comes in a pink bottle with a pink sticker with details and a silver spray dispenser on top. The packaging of the Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist is, as you can tell, very simple and yet really elegant. The bottle contains 100 mL or 3.3 fl. oz. of the product.
Ingredients are listed at the bottom, but because of the curvature of the bottle, I will list them below so you’ll have no doubts. After opening, it should be used in six months and it is made in France.

L'Occitane face mist ingredients

Ingredients

Water**, Glycerin**, Sorbitol**, Paeonia Lactiflora Extract**, Pelargonium Graveolens Water**, Polysorbate 20, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Glucose**, Fucose**, Glucuronic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, 1.2 Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Linalool. 
** Natural origin ingredients

Formula

I listed all ingredients above, but now we will talk about a few individual ingredients (in order of quantity in the product) that have a positive effect on our skin.

  • Glycerin – Hygroscopic ingredient which means it absorbs water right from the air. The perfect ingredient for hydrating facial sprays..
  • Sorbitol – a sugar alcohol derived from fruit, algae, and seaweed, also hygroscopic.
  • Paenonia Lactiflora Extract – Peony extract that has an anti-inflammatory effect on our skin thus reducing redness.
  • Pelargonium Graveolens Water – Also has hygroscopic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Levulinic Acid – Corn extract, used to prevent microbial build-up.
  • Glucose – Simple sugar, reduces flaking and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier.
  • Fucose – Also sugar, but this one can penetrate deeper into the skin. There are even studies that connect it to preventing skin cancer. The one who said sugar is bad obviously never applied it topically.

Peony perfecting mist formula

As you can see, it is really oriented on making the best out of your skin. I’d like to add that because of the natural peony extract, it has a delightful scent. It is not artificial or too strong, it is just perfect!

Effects

I am so sorry because I have no clue on how to capture the effects of this mist. I would really like to show you what it does to my face, but technology has not yet improved enough so that you can feel the soft skin after applying this. Or maybe that would be too creepy?
Anyway, you’ll have to trust me on this one.

L'Occitane setting spray

Just checking out the ingredients should be enough of a proof that this can work wonders on your skin. I love the way my skin feels right after this has soaked into my skin. But the biggest pro in my book is the fact that it reduces the appearance of pores because I struggle with enlarged pores ever since I hit puberty.

I even apply it during the day over my makeup when my face feels exhausted (if that makes sense to you). It doesn’t prolong the wear of makeup by much, but it does make it look much better by adding moisture.
One more tip, since this mist has few hygroscopic ingredients, it is best sprayed under your moisturizing cream so you can fully benefit from the moisturizing effects of the said cream because it will draw moisture from it right into the skin.

L'Occitane peony perfecting primer

Price

A 100 ml bottle (3.4 fl. oz) retails for $24 on L’Occitane.
It is (was) available at Sephora, but all that’s left of that line right now is Skin Perfector Serum for $48.

L’Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist is something you buy so that you can pamper and spoil your skin. Sometimes, you just don’t have enough time to properly hydrate before applying your makeup and that’s when this beauty comes in play. Everything you need to do is spray your face a few times and give it a few seconds to soak in and you’re good to go. I definitely recommend this!

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