It Ain’t Cheap, But L’Occitane’s Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk Moisturizes Like a Champ

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LOccitane’s Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk

L’Occitane’s new Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk doesn’t remove all of my makeup, but it’s one of the most moisturizing cleansers I’ve used in a while.


It’s no-rinse, so you can use it with or without water, and leaves a soothing, moisturizing film. I have sensitive skin, and some moisturizing cleansers I’ve used in the past left my face dry, stripped and tight. L’Occitane got the moisturization part of Cleansing Milk right because after using it my face feels incredibly moisturized and soft to the touch.

Now for the catch: it doesn’t remove all of my foundation and powder, and at $22 for a 6.7oz. bottle, it’s expensive. Because it’s not a great makeup remover, I only use it in the mornings.

I think it’s a better moisturizing cleanser than Cetaphil, but Cetaphil has it beat as far as price (an 8oz. jar of Cetaphil runs about $8) and its ability to remove makeup.

Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk is one of four products in the Shea & Cotton skin care line, which was formulated by L’Occitane to minimize the risk of allergic reactions for folks with sensitive skin. The products contain minimal ingredients and no perfumes, alcohol, artificial colors or preservatives. L’Occitane also says they’re packaged in a special way to minimize contamination.

Product: L’Occitane’s Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk
Price: $22
Use: A moisturizing cleanser
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

I love the old fashioned milky bottle (but it’s still plastic), and the fact that you don’t have to rinse it off makes it great for people sensitive to tap water (or for those who are just plain lazy, like yours truly). I applied it with my finger tips and wiped it off with a cotton pad.


Purchase Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk at L’Occitane stores nationwide or online.

El Hub and I just got back from a nice walk around the neighborhood. We “borrowed” an orange from a neighbor’s tree, and it sure tasted good! I think I’ll be “borrowing” more oranges from their tree in the future, heh.

How’s your day been? I hope it’s been peachy.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Glosslizard says:

    Hi Karen!

    I do love shea butter stuff! Does it smell like anything at all? I actually prefer that my products have SOME sort of scent over nothing at all!

    A nice neighborhood walk sounds wonderful! We got most of the chores done today, so hopefully we’ll be able to do something nice and leisurely tomorrow!

  2. melissa says:

    Hi Karen. Do you recommend still have to use a moisturizer cleaner even if you apply moisturizer after you wash your face? Thank you.

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Even though it’s fragrance free my nose detects a lil’ bit of a smell… kinda like lotion mixed with the faintest scent of butter.

    OH, gotta love the productive Saturdays. 🙂 What are you guys doing today? Right now I’m drinking coffee and waiting for the neighbor’s tabby, LOL.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Melissa,

    If your face is really dry, yes, I’d follow with a moisturizer and an SPF (cause I use it in the morning).

  5. Dao says:

    Does it have that runny texture like Cetaphil too? “Borrow” your neighbor’s orange eh? That sounds like fun but make sure they’re ok with that 😀

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Yep, it’s runny, and thinner than Cetaphil.

    Oh, I know! Funny, the tree is right next to the street, and the side that overhangs the sidewalk is completely free from oranges. I think other people walk by and “borrow” them too. 🙂

  7. Susanne says:

    Products from L’Occitane are great, they smell delicious and are mild to the skin.
    As you said they are not cheap… but they are worth the money.

  8. Susanne says:

    And I love L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 🙂

  9. Megan says:

    So by the way Last weekend you posted links to some blogs that are in your network or whatever…and I read the one about Bliss Steep Clean mask. It sounded great and I googled it and read mixed reviews…but with Sephora’s return policy I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it. My T zone has been seeming a little congested for the past couple weeks, and I had a weird dry patch on my chin like three days ago. I used the mask yesterday afternoon amidst saturday cleaning, and I have to say for a first use it’s a rave. It definitely left my skin dewy and clear and left my pores looking miniscule – and best of all didn’t dry me out. I’m excited to see what long term use does. Have you tried it before?

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Susanne,

    I’ve never tried the Almond Shower Oil. Sounds yummy though! I will give it a sniff when I head to the mall next. 🙂 What other products do you like from them?

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    No I haven’t. I’m breaking out like crazy on my forehead so I should probably get me a tube, ASAP. Does it smell good?

  12. Megan says:

    It does smell good and it’s doesn’t dry like a clay mask. You massage it on then you wipe it off with a wet washcloth. I must say that I am still impressed. I was a little wary since like I said when I googled I saw raves and I saw some mixed reviews…so the package says to use it once a week and since Saturday, my skin has been looking nice…in fact with the improvement I’ve been excited to myself and thinking hmmm… maybe it wouldn’t hurt to use it twice a week. LOL that’s how much I’ve liked it. But I don’t want to overdo it because it might irritate or something… so I’m holding off, but looking forward to round two saturday morning.

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