Shea Butter beauty basics from Le Petit Marseillais

Shea Butter beauty basics from Le Petit Marseillais


Jan 23, 2012 Bath & Body , 14 Comments

Are you bored yet of me banging on about French brand Le Petit Marseillais yet? No – good because I still have more products to talk about from my November Paris shopping trip. I bought some bits from their ‘Karite’ range which is translated as Shea Butter in English. I got a repairing hair masque, hand cream, and…body scrub surprise surprise!

Masque Nourrissant – As you can see from the picture above, this is a lovely thick creamy hair mask and it smells a bit nutty and creamy like a desert. I used this at least 3 times a week and it kept my frizzy/flyaway hair in line. I would definitely re-buy this.

Creme mains Nourrissante – This is a fast absorbing hand cream that I keep in my drawer at work. It’s a must for this time of year, the air in our office makes me feel like a dried out husk!

Soins Gommant Corps – This is a good basic body scrub if you didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I prefer to use on dry skin then rinse it off for more friction. It leaves a slightly oily residue so you don’t have to use a moisturiser afterwards if you didn’t want to. This is also has that unusual creamy nutty scent.

I have no idea how much these things were individually, but I know they weren’t expensive. I like that they have a full range of products in ‘Karite’. I know why but bath and body products that match always make me happy. If you are headed to France anytime soon make sure you head to a Monoprix store to check out the goodies!


  • liloo
    Jan 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply

    *drools* am a big fan of french supermarkets bath products. love the packaging of le petit marseillais and bourjois shower/bath products. I think they’d be popular here. Shame they’re not exported x
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    1. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm Reply

      Yes my little French Fancie it is a shame they’d clean up for sure! I saw the Bourjois stuff while I was over there too – it’s like Candy Land there is so much :D

  • gio
    Jan 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm Reply

    The hand cream sounds interesting. Love the packaging too.

    1. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm Reply

      Can you get LPM in Italy? If you can I would buy a few things you won’t be disappointed! xoxo

  • G A B
    Jan 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Wow, the texture of the masque looks amazing! Is there something better than shea butter? (:

    1. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm Reply

      Probably not is the answer. I’m sad that I’ve finished the hair masque, it really made my hair smell nice every time I swished it around! :D

  • Carol Neiley
    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply

    I also love Le Petit Marseillais products because they are so basic and they work!! I hate to be self promotional, but we sell their products on our website and we ship to the UK directly from France (ask us for shipping quote) and also within the US and Canada from our store, Basic French, in New York. We would love to here from you.

    1. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm Reply

      Oh thanks Carol that’s really helpful! I see you sell Le Chat too :D I’ve booked marked the website. When my spending ban is over I shall be contacting you. I will Tweet the website to my followers as well! x

  • Pinkty
    Jan 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I have only tried the hand cream and I like it quite a lot, but you know I like most of their products :-)

    1. Jan 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply

      Well it’s all your fault isn’t it………. ; )

  • amelia liana
    Jan 29, 2012 at 5:57 am Reply

    LOVE these!

    1. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm Reply

      Have you used any other Le Petit Marseillais products?

  • Sarah
    Jan 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm Reply

    These products sound amazing! I love the look of the hair mask….so creamy and lush! xx

    1. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm Reply

      Yes I cried a bit when I finished it! :D

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