Whether they’re pickled in vinegar and olive oil and nestled on a charcuterie board or steamed and drizzled in garlic butter and savoured leafy layer after layer, we’re down with artichokes. Skincare powerhouse L’Occitane en Provence is serving up the nutritious thistle too, but in their own way with their new Artichoke Body Cream.
Equally beneficial on the outside as it is on the inside, artichoke extract (derived from the artichoke’s leaves, stem and root), is loaded with natural nutrients like fibres, vitamins and minerals that provide multiple therapeutic properties. There’s vitamin C, which promotes collagen growth to enhance firm and supple skin. Polyphenols to reduce redness and inflammation and to promote anti-aging. Dietary fibres to help keep the epidermis hydrated and soft, and antioxidants to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
Rich and luxurious, the Body Cream also contains Shea butter and sunflower seed oil for additional moisture. Glycerin locks moisture into the skin and caffeine smooths out cellulite for increased skin tautness. But our favourite part, is the light and fresh artichoke scent. It wafts up every time we rub the cream on in circular motions with L’Occitane’s Body Gua Sha, a massage tool that promotes our skin’s microcirculation and feels amazing when we apply the cream with it after a hot shower before bed.