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Obsessed with the sweet honey scent? Their Comforting Shower Gel smells equally amazing.

Le Couvent des Minimes

Birchbox Breakdown

This botanical wonder is inspired by the centuries-old formulas of Le Couvent des Minimes. The former convent has a storied history of catering to the sick with healing ointments. Redolent of sweet, mouthwatering honey, the fast-absorbing formula smells good enough to drizzle into a cup of warm tea. Plus, it won’t leave skin greasy or slick.

How it Works

Packed with shea butter, emollient grapeseed oil, and beeswax, this luxe moisturizer is just what the doctor ordered for dry, chapped skin. But with its heady infusion of honey extract, the scent is anything but medicinal.

How to Use

Massage generously into skin after stepping out of the shower.

Aqua/Water/Eau , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil , Glycerin , Glyceryl Stearate , Dimethicone , Isononyl Isononanoate , Myreth 3 Myristate , PEG 100 Stearate , Cyclopentasiloxane , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Mel/Honey Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract , Beeswax (Cera Alba) , Biosaccharide Gum 1 , Cetearyl Glucoside , Cetyl Alcohol , Xanthan Gum , Tocopherol , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Parfum/Fragrance , Propylene Glycol , Cyclohexasiloxane , Polyacrylamide , C13 14 Isoparaffin , Benzophenone 3 , Laureth 7 , Tetrasodium EDTA , Phenoxyethanol , Methyl Paraben , Ethylparaben , Propylparaben , Butylparaben , Isobutylparaben , Benzoic Acid , Dehydroacetic Acid , Polyaminopropyl Biguanide , Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde , Coumarin

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Smells amazing!

I love this lotion! It smells amazing but isn't over powering. It moisturizes my skin but doesnt leave it feeling sticky. I wont use any other lotion!

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Want to hug the nuns who started these formulas

I had been using the one initial product Birchbox had, a tube of odd smelling hand cream that worked like magic, until the second hand cream came along and I decided to try it. Oh my goodness it was beyond magic and made me feel like I had been making peanut butter and honey sandwiches with out the peanut butter! So as soon as I saw this soothing body lotion I had to get it and I'm so glad I did even though I still have bottles of other lotions from Birchbox that I love but this is not only really smooth and creamy it smells like our friends, the bees have been very, very busy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PRODUCT! BRAVO AGAIN BIRCHBOX!

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I like how easy to spread this is, and it gets absorbed quickly. It helps considerably with my sad winter skin. The scent is perfectly matched to the shower gel. It blends well with the few perfumes I'll rotate for daily wear--Prince Harvey Hello, Joie Folle de Joie and Benefit Laugh with Me LeeLee.

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Reunited & it feel so good!

Years ago, this was my go-to moisturizer. I'd buy it religiously, until the retailer stopped carrying it. I haven't seen this brand for years, so I was over the moon when I saw it available in the Birchbox store!! The scent is subtle and warm, and smells delicious on clean skin. It's perfect for winter, when hot showers require extra-strength lotions. It's potent, but goes on much lighter than equally powerful body butters.

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Amazing smell of honey!

This lotion has the most delectable, natural smell of honey. Not sickeningly sweet , fake or perfume-y. The lotion is sort of runny, but it was also very moisturizing when I use it as a body lotion. A little goes a long way! The scent lasted all day. People always ask me what it is when I am wearing it. You might not want to wear this while camping, hanging out at your local bear preserve, or beekeeping!

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