Must-Have Monday: Le Petit Marseillais Huile Seche Sublimante

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 16 - 2013

Must-Have Monday.  Not a new feature on the blog, I’m just pretending like it’s always been there ok?  You probably won’t see it again… I’m not that organised.

But you need to know something.  This isn’t like all the other “must-haves” we all read about, the beauty essentials that are completely and utterly essential until the next. best. thing. comes along and takes its place.

The simple fact of the matter is that if you don’t swim the Channel immediately, drag yourself into the first E. Leclerc that you come across and buy this item, you might aswell not bother buying anything else ever again.

Le Petit Marseillais Huile Seche Sublimante

Are you hyperventilating yet?  Because you should be.

Le Petit Marseillais Huile Seche Sublimante is a dry body oil that has obviously been sent down from above.  Infact, it’s not just a dry oil… it’s the driest of dry oils.  I just tested that claim to the max by spritzing my arm, rubbing the oil in with my hand and then proceeding to wipe my hand all over my t-zone.  Not a single fuck did I give about wiping my oily hand all over my face, that’s how dry this oil is.

Yet despite this scientific anomaly of how oil is supposed to work, it still leaves the kind of healthy sheen on the skin that suggests you’ve just disembarked the yacht after your Summer tour of the Med.

And don’t even get me started on how it smells.  As I’ve previously hinted… this stuff has clearly been borne from the wings of angels.  Spritz it onto your skin and it smells as if you’ve walked through a tropical rainforest with that classic tiare monoi-esque smell.  Now, don’t get me wrong…. gushing as I am, you should know that this isn’t packed with the most beautiful natural oils on earth.  Here’s the ingredients list…

Isopropyl myristate, sesamum indicum oil, isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl laurate, PEG-40, sorbitanperoleate, argania oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, butyrospermum parkii butter, BHT, propylparaben, parfum, hexyl cinamal, linalool.

Mineral oil, Sesame seed oil, palm oil… only a slight nod toward the argan, shea butter, and sweet almond oil emblazoned as if they were key ingredients on the front.  Basically, the ingredients list reads like a whos-who of “stuff that kills the environment and gives you pore cancer while it’s at it”.

But what can I tell you?  It softens even the most parched areas of my skin with the least amount of fuss and hassle on a cold, Autumnal morning whilst making me want to lick myself all the way to school.  I’ve also started spritzing it on the ends (only the very ends) of my hair post-wash.  I heart it.

Did I also mention that it only costs a fiver?  Oh, I didn’t?  My bad.

Le Petit Marseillais Huile Seche Sublimante is priced at around €6 and is available from most supermarkets… in err, France.  That stretch of water never seemed so wide as it does now.


7 Responses to “Must-Have Monday: Le Petit Marseillais Huile Seche Sublimante”

  1. Wordbird says:

    I love the Le Petit Marseillais range when I can get my paws on it. Now there’s another reason to make that ‘booze cruise’ I’ve been promising myself (OK, back in the 90s it used to be a booze cruise, but nowadays to be honest, it’s more a Bioderma cruise I’m lusting after).

    I am a dreadful person who never bothers with body moisturisers (so yes, I am flaky and scaly by the time February rolls around).(Surprised I’m single? No, me neither.) But I do love the L’Occitaine almond shower oil for its softening abilities with no extra effort, so I would be very tempted by this.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0

  2. Icaria says:

    This I must try! I love a bargain and I’m an oil fanatic! Have you tried the latest from Garnier? So cheap I swear it’s almost a perfect dupe for Liérac’s. Several places in my area sell this brand, let’s hope we have the oil too!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  3. Stupid France. They get everything. It’s bad enough they get crepes with Nutella at every street corner. And I assume everything French is better than its English equivalent, or at the very least a good deal chicer. But now they get this? Stupid France! *cries* I wish I was in France. :-(

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  4. Julia Arenas says:

    And what makes me “hate” you deeply for this is my aunt just arrived from Paris a few nights ago…lol aww I can only dream of the scent tonight…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  5. Sophie says:

    You had me at “dry oil”
    and then your review was WICKED <3

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. LPM is the dawgs! I only have one product left from the Karite range now and I’m going to cry when it finishes!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Robyn says:

    *goes to visit parents in Portsmouth and looks longlingly at the ferries*

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Weight Watchers Weekly Challenge: Workplace Weight Loss

See this here… …that’s my workplace.   Just on the left there near the printer.  The door in the bottom left?  That’s the kitchen. You can …

Get uplifted with Douvall's All-in-one Argan Oil Cleanser

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a cleansing oil connoisseur, but I’ve been a fan of them for a little while now …

What Father Christmas got me!

How do people get back into the swing of things after a break? Before Christmas, I went to a log cabin in the wilds of …

Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic NOTD

I walked up Primrose Hill once and it is most definitely a perfect spot for a picnic (just be sure to dodge all the yummy …

Advent Giveaway – Day 19

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Binge (Navy Blue) Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 19th December.  Comments made after this …

NOTD - OPI - Sit Under The Apple Tree (matte)

Yeah, it’s green… I don’t “do” green, but when I was getting my hair cut I saw the salon were offering two bottles for £10 …

9 things on this week's fabulosity list...

…totally random, unorganised and perhaps just a touch lame. But I’m having a good makeup week.  Does anyone else go through periods of delight in …

Oh my...

….As of 12.30am on the 21st Feb, the Alice in Wonderland Palette is out of stock on Debenhams.com.  That’s about 12hrs after it was first …

Look what I bought last week!

Makeup Your Mind by Francois Nars It’s my first makeup book, and I fear it may herald a new addiction.  I already have more coffee …

Selfridges & D&G part on bad terms…

The Telegraph reports a bit of a falling out between top department store Selfridges and Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. So severe is the …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set

This here post be ALL about the pictures… The Packaging… The Pencils… The Swatches… The Thoughts… Urban Decay’s 15-Year Anniversary 24/7 Glide-On Pencil Set* is …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads