L’Occitane sent me product to facilitate this review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

It seems like BB Cream is the latest beauty craze — you can’t pick up a magazine without hearing about it. I hadn’t tried it before now, and I have to say I’ve become the latest fan of this cool stuff!

L’Occitane’s Sublime Beauty Cream, made with the extracts of organic iris and angelica, claims to improve your skin while you wear it — meaning after a few weeks of wear, your skin looks so good you barely need makeup anymore. This was a pretty tall order for me because I don’t have the best skin — it’s pretty uneven and I still battle acne and scarring even though I’m almost 30. (Depressing, I know.)

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I was eager to give it a shot, though, especially because of the benefits claimed by the ingredients in Sublime Beauty Cream. What are these flower extracts supposed to provide? Iris extracts promote skin desquamation (aka skin peeling) and epidermal cell renewal, visibly reduce redness and help prevent the appearance of blemishes. L’Occitane also created a patented complex of water and essential oil of organic angelica in 2010, which acts on skin hydration and vitality. Angelica water boosts the circulation of water in skin cells by stimulating the production of aquaporins, while the essential oil helps protect skin against free radicals and improves the elasticity of fibers. Plus, it includes SPF30 broad spectrum sunscreen to protect you in the sun.

I have to tell you, I was totally impressed with this product. My skin really did look amazing after just one day with the makeup on — totally fresh, smooth and flawless. It stayed that way all during my busy day without needing any reapplying. I was initially a little weirded out by having my face smell like flowers, but I got over it pretty quickly and didn’t even think about it the rest of the day. I’ve been using it regularly and feel like my skin is showing overall improvement even without makeup on. I definitely recommend Sublime Beauty Cream if you’re looking to change up your makeup routine, or if you’re just looking for better coverage and glowing skin.

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