For Him: L'Occitane Cade Collection
It's never too late to start shopping for Christmas gifts! No doubt, Christmas can be one of the most celebrated yet equally stressful times of the year. As soon as December hits, we all scramble our brains for Christmas gift ideas. Christmas planning and all that it entails does not have to be overly time consuming nor does it have to drain your bank account. So I'm here to ease off your stress by sharing one of my favourite collections 'for him' this holiday season from L'Occitane. The Cade Collection by L'Occitane fulfills every man's grooming needs. It has 'his' morning routine covered from the moment he steps into the shower till he's ready to step out for the day. The Cade collection is the ultimate set that has everything 'he' needs for his shaving, face and body care needs. Now you're probably wondering what Cade is...
"Cade is is a tree belonging to the Juniper family from which an oil is extracted that, due to its healing properties, is highly valued in cosmetics."
Individual, combined or the entire collection, L'Occitane gives you the freedom to mix and match to pick the items that work best for 'him'.
Here are some of my favourites from the collection.
This two-in-one shower gel purifies and stimulates 'his' skin and hair. The complex of organic Cade essential oil combined with an extract of quinquina invigorates the body and restores its well-being. I noticed a difference after my first try. The shower gel left my skin hydrated which a bonus during dry winters.
A morning shave has never felt so good. When applied to 'his' face, the cream instantly turns into a cushioning mousse formulated with Provençal essential oils. The shaving cream helps his razor effortlessly glide over his skin, ensuring a close and comfortable shave. To top it off, it smells earthy with hints of rosemary.
This cooling balm is formulated with Shea Butter and Birchwood Sap Extract to help resist redness, razor burn and feelings of tightness (ouch!). It soothes and protects skin from shaving irritation. After all, post-shave irritation is never a good thing! The best part about this balm is that it's suitable for all skin types and compliments well with the Cade shaving cream. In result, leaving 'his' skin and beard soft.
4. Shaving Oil
If he is doesn't shave often, this product is a perfect replacement. The Cade shaving oil is a cooling moisturising oil that lubricates the skin for an extra close shave. This shaving oil can be used as a pre-shave product or directly as a shaving product. It's sole purpose being to prepare the skin for shaving by softening 'his' beard. Similar to the Cade shaving cream, this organic oil smells earthy with tones of sweet almond.
Regardless of his skin type, the Cade complete moisturizer delivers total care for 'his' skin needs. The cream is composed of Grape, Cade, Oak, Beachwood and Birch extracts that work hand-in-hand to protect, sooth, firm and re-generate the skin. This moisturizer is readily absorbed under the facial skin leaving his skin feeling soft without the shininess or stickiness.
Scent triggers memory and this Cade fragrance will make 'him' unforgettable. With spicy, woody notes of bergamot, cedar wood and pink pepper; a couple of sprays and he's good for the entire day. Having used this everyday for the past week, it has made it to the top of my fragrance list. The best part of it all is that the scent isn't over-powering.