L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40 Review

Posted on Apr 23 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40 Review


Product Claims: Immortelle grows abundantly on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has an exceptionally long life. Immortelle flowers produce an essential oil that boosts collagen synthesis, stimulates cutaneous micro circulation to enhance cell renewal.
Bellis perennis, the daisy flower, opens its petals each day with the sunrise and closes them at dusk. Its flower offers a brightening extract that contributes to reduced melanin synthesis.

The UV Brightening Shield is a protective fluid which visibly preserves youth and brightens skin. Its light, non oily formula combines:
• organic 
Immortelle essential oil, concentrated in time-released micro capsules, for long lasting anti-wrinkle, anti-free radical and firming effectiveness,
• Bellis perennis brightening extract, combined with a vitamin C derivative to make the complexion uniform and more radiant,
• UV filters of mineral origin, to protect skin against UV rays,
• a combination of 3 ingredients of vegetal origin (sunflower oil, rice loaf and ivy extracts) which contributes to fight against harmful effects of pollution.

Skin is protected against future signs of aging. It is smoother and firmer, and complexion is brighter and more even-toned. Skin attains a youthful glow. Apply morning to clean face and neck after your moisturizer

  • Tolerance dermatologically tested. Non comedogenic.

Direction for Use:- Apply morning to clean face and neck after your moisturizer. Shake before use.



  • Essential oil of Immortelle
  • Bellis perennis brightening extract
  • UV filters of mineral origin
  • 3 ingredients of vegetal origin (sunflower oil, rice loaf and ivy extracts)
  • Vitamin E

Price:- Rs. 3,500.00 for 30 ML

My experience with L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF 40 :


I couldn’t really make out whether it is a day cream or sunscreen by just looking at the packaging but when I cut-open the sample and pressed out the content, I was sure that it is sunscreen only. It is a yellowish-white creamy liquid in runny consistency which reminds me of sunscreens only. The texture of the cream feels light and spreads nicely over the skin. It doesn’t create any oily or sticky layer on skin but immerse so quickly that I wouldn’t know if I had applied it at the first place. It doesn’t goes completely matte but settles to a slight dewy finish and was lightly hydrating to my dry skin. It felt just like a primer on skin imparting the same smoothness and evenness. Its texture and color reminds me of the Lotus SPF 50 Sunblock but unlike Lotus it doesn’t leave any uncomfortable sticky layer behind. The fragrance was similar to the Essential water from the Immortelle range with the same mildness and exoticness.

The sunscreen not only protects skin from harmful UV radiations but also claims to have anti-ageing properties which will simultaneously work on your skin fighting free radical and infusing a youthful glow to your skin.

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Pros of L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40:-

  1. Absorbs easily
  2. Leaves no white cast
  3. Evens out skin texture
  4. Feels light on skin
  5. Doesn’t makes skin oily or sticky
  6. Slightly hydrating to my dry skin
  7. Can be used as a makeup base
  8. Mild yet exotic herbal smell
  9. Claims to have anti-ageing properties

Cons of L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40:-

  1. Only the price for me again, it’s damn expensive.

Recommendation:- L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40 protects skin agains harmful UV rays but wouldn’t make you sweat or leave you with a shiny white face. It doesn’t feel heavy on skin and blend out nicely. It has light texture which gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t feel sticky. It wouldn’t hurt if I totally skip the moisturizer underneath, in summers even though I have a dry skin. I liked its light-weight feel on the skin and the dewy finish but Rs3500 for a sunscreen is HUGE and that too 30ml quantity, definitely over-priced.

Can think of buying it only during SALE/offers with no less than 50% discount: P.



Rating:- 4.5/5

Have you tried L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF40?

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Richa SaxenaApril 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM - Reply

    Seems to be a really great product but yea, its really very pricy…..Nice review!

    • poonamApril 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks richa.. yeah I really liked this sunscreen.. and its smooth effect on my skin.. but its pricee…. ohh my wallet is crying in pain.. 😛 😛 😛 ..!!

  2. Revathy AgrawalApril 24, 2013 at 11:34 AM - Reply

    oh my! price is the biggest put-off… exactly i too need atleast 50% discount on the MRP to think abt buying this 🙂

    • poonamApril 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM - Reply

      Hheheh.. same pinch revathy… 🙂 🙂
      I like the stuff but 3500 for just 30ml…. its criminal.. 😛 😛

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