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L’Occitane Immortelle DEBUNKED!
L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream
Before I debunk L’Occitane’s faulty advertisement of their product L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream, lets have a look at how L’Occitane USA and L’Occitane India are advertising this cream. Many of you might know that their products contain an oil which is derived from Immortelle flower and that has anti aging benefits. Well, then I am sorry, you are going to be disappointed as it has no scientific base. THIS ARTICLE WILL SHOW YOU HOW 'NOT TO' FALL FOR L'OCCITANE'S LIES and will give you a better insight about this cream which is filled with FALSE CLAIMS BY FAKE PEOPLE (MOST PROBABLY HOLDING FAKE CERTIFICATES)
Now back to the topic:
L’Occitane USA’s website claims:
“Immortelle is a flower with exceptional longevity: it never fades even after it has been picked. L'Occitane has led the first organic and sustainable Immortelle plantation program in Corsica, ensuring its quality and traceability. Its organic essential oil is rich in active molecules offering unique anti-aging beauty results.”
L’Occitane India’s website claims:
“The Immortelle Precious Cream is a moisturizer offering triple action benefits for firmer skin and reduced appearance of wrinkles:
- Smoother skin:
Immortelle stimulates collagen production, which helps fill in deep wrinkles and restructure the epidermis for smoother skin*.
Proven effectiveness on reduction of length and depth of wrinkles**.
- Firmer skin:
The support network of the skin is reinforced*.
- Younger skin:
Micro-circulation is boosted to stimulate cell renewal. Skin is protected from free radicals*.
Skin looks incredibly younger.
* In vitro / ex vivo on Iimmortelle extracts”
Now that you’ve read the advertisement provided by L’Occitane en Provence, kindly allow me to debunk it as the title of this hub promises exactly that. I’m going prove to you that L’OCCITANE IS LYING TO YOU RIGHT ON YOUR FACE and making you pay a huge amount for a worthless jar of cream that isn’t precious at all and contains hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals !!!
The Advertisement of L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream
L’Occitane Lies Through Its Teeth
There is a natural phenomenon that prevents Immortelle flowers from withering or losing its colour even after they’ve been picked. It does not mean that applying the extracted oil from the said flower will transfer the same natural phenomenon onto your skin thereby preventing your skin from aging. There exists no scientific research/study which concludes that the natural phenomenon (which prevents Immortelle flowers from withering or fading out in colour) naturally present in Immortelle flowers can be transferred onto the human skin. Given that there are good antioxidants in the cream, there’s also exists an overly generous supply of ingredients that are not precious in the least. Polyester is more natural and eco-friendly than L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream. The product contains far more FRAGRANCE and preservatives than natural ingredients.
Do you notice something in here? L’Occitane is lying to you in its advertisement and wants you to believe in their bunch of lies.
THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF AVAILABLE AS OF YET THAT CAN PROVE ON AN ABSOLUTE BASIS THAT IMMORTELLE FLOWER HAS ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES.
Now, lets have a look at the hazardous ingredients contained in L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream.
Stop L'Occitane from Lying to You
Hazardous Ingredients in L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream
EWG Score 
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Hazardous Ingredients Concerns
The Immortelle Flower | Helichrysum angustifolium
L’Occitane en Provence’s History of Fraudulence
L’Occitane en Provence has a list of ‘deceptive marketing’ and ‘illegal trade practices’. Not only that, L’Occitane also has a history of losing all its litigations. There are two major fraudulent cases that I’d like to highlight to you.
L’Occitane had mislead the general public with the advertisement of their products Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond Shaping Delight lotions which promised to “trim inches” from your shape in just a few weeks. The Federal Trade commission charged L’Occitane with deceptive weight-loss marketing tactics and false claims.
Illegal Trade Practices
China’s top quality watchdog had destroyed nearly a tonne of L’Occitane’s Almond Delicious Paste which contained excessive amounts of lead in them. The batch of products were waiting customs clearance when they were destroyed.
Excessive amounts of lead harms the nervous system, reproductive system and can cause high blood pressure and anaemia. Doctors warned that excessive lead can lead to convulsions, coma and even death. It can slow children’s growth and cause abortion or premature birth.
L’Occitane Shanghai was not available for any comment and a staff member at L’Occitane’s Nanjing Road W. Branch made an excuse that the almond scrubbing cream was not available and had been removed from the shelves recently for formula change.
I have personally experienced deceptive marketing and illegal trade practice along with consumer harassment from L’Occitane. In my case I had no other option but to express myself fully via my blog My Horrible Experience With L'Occitane to make future customers cautious before they buy any L’Occitane product and meet with any unwanted and unavoidable circumstances. Please visit my blog to know the details of this fraud company called L’Occitane en Provence. Be it any country, USA, UK or India, L’Occitane treats its customers very ruthlessly.
Raising My Voice Against L'Occitane's Illegal Business Practices
L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream Reviews
Here, I’d like to present you with five real reviews given by real users who’ve had a bad experience on using L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream.
(a) “In researching L'Occcitane's claim about the Immortelle flower, I find no evidence that the flower has any anti-aging effects. It is the source of the essential oil for fragrance. Beware this line's anti-aging claims. They are relying on moisterizer for shilling "anti-aging" benefits. Very disappointed. And folks, there are no refunds. [sic]”
(b) “I was very disappointed with this cream. Consistency was very rich, almost greasy, yet left my sensistive/combo skin with dry patches. Thought I would take the packaging advice and purchased the Immortelle Elixir to use with it - this was a huge mistake! I ended up with more dry, flaky patches and the scent was just too overwhelming. This product was the last L'Occitane product I have purchased - too many disappointments with this line.[sic]”
(c) “Fake fake fake cream. I loved the smell but hated what it did to my skin. I lost trust in loccitane but thought i’ll give it a shot but this is fucking pricey and made my skin feel so irritated. I will tell everybody not to buy it. [sic]”
(d) “I like the texture of this cream. I thought it would be perfect for my combination skin in the summer since it's a light cream. However, after two days of use my skn is on fire! My face is red, stinging and dried out. I've used retinol products with little to no irritation, so I'm really shocked this irritated me so much. It does have a very strong fragrance, so I don't know if it has something to do with that (?) [sic]”
(e) “L´Occitane charges for lots of ingredients in their creams that really doesn´t DO anything. I´d advice you all to read Beautypedia.com! You´ll see what it is when you get there, but briefly is a no-nonsense advice site on what works and what doesn´t based on research into dermatology. There are some things that work for skin and lots that are just nice sounding, mere marketing crap or things like slight shimmer in products to make you look more dewy when in fact you´re just... wearing a cream with shimmer. Vitamin B and C, hylauronic acid, Alpha and Beta Hydrox, tocopheryl and amino peptides are PROVEN to help with age issues, clarity, plumpness (but of course, when you age you... age because the skin loses its natural collagen and in reality nothing but laser or botox etc will REMOVE wrinkles and lines). It is important, too, that your creams have ENOUGH of whatever is mentioned as ingredients! For example, salicylic acid is great for acne and exfoliating, but in most cleansers there isn´t enough in them to matter, PLUS a cleanser you keep on your face for... what? Less than a minute? THE absolute best skin care series I have ever tried (and I have tried everything from Shisiedo, Dermalogica and Clarins to organic, super niche skin care brands) is... (hold your breaths!) Oil of Ulay´s Regenerist Series with the Night Recovery Cream in the purple jar and the Night Renewal Elixir being CRAZY good for my 42-year old, oily and rosacea prone skin! The price of these doesn´t hurt either! I strongly recommend! [sic]”
A Final Word of CAUTION | L’Occitane Immortelle Precious Cream
Now you have a lot of justified reasons to prevent yourself from buying L’Occitane Immrotelle Precious Cream or any L’Occitane product(s) for that matter. In case you still feel like buying it, be prepared that if you’ll meet with any misfortunes on your sensitive skin, L’Occitane will not accept any blame given to their products. The customer services will be absolutely shameless and rude to you and if you’ll escalate the case to higher authorities for justice then leave all your hopes behind the door because the higher official(s) will send you a letter written in legalese English where all the sequence of events of your experience will be altered with lies to put the entire blame back on your skin. L’Occitane will never accept the fact that their product is at fault.
Please have a look at the video below where my husband debunks a legalese email sent to me (by a L’Occitane employee who concealed his designation in the email) when I had escalated my horrible experience with L'Occitane to their higher officials. I later found out that this letter was sent by a qualified lawyer. L'Occitane had lied to me that their Senior Management Team will be getting in touch with me to resolve the issue and then a lawyer sends me an email wherein he lied about the sequence of events, put the blame indirectly on my skin and considered the matter closed. I replied to the email chasing the sender with all the false claims made in the email. I haven't received a reply till date.
The matter is open from my side and it will always remain open. I'll keep on keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
L'Occitane Customers Beware
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