Olive Skincare Review
In the past month I’ve been testing out some gorgeous products from a range of skincare containing Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Olive Leaf Extract and I wanted to share my thoughts on them with you. So here is my Olive Skincare review so you can see what products I’ve tried, loved and recommend!
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015, I have dedicated my time to improving my family’s health and that has included finding products that contain less, or better still no, harmful chemicals. It wasn’t something I gave too much thought to in the past but it is in the forefront of my mind every day now.
I heard about Olive Skincare through a friend who told about their family-friendly range of skincare and beauty products containing premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Olive Leaf Extract. I love olive oil – in fact I’ve used it on my babies when they’ve had dry skin or cradle cap and it has worked wonders for them.
Olive Skincare, produced on the Simunovich Estate in New Zealand, has developed products rich in vitamins and antioxidants and promise that their products contain “the most powerful, natural, quality skincare”. I was delighted to be sent some lovely products from the range to put to the test and here’s what I think:
Olive Skincare Hair Nourishing Shampoo
You may remember that I lost all of my hair from the chemotherapy that followed my cancer diagnosis. Since I finished chemo, it has grown back into a short pixie cut and I’ve been doing everything I can to look after it and keep it in good condition.
A moisturing and hydrating shampoo for natural and salon treated hair.
Contains Olive Oil, Olive Leaf Extract, Cornsilk Extract, Nettle Extract, Red Clover Extract and Pro vitamin B5.
How I’ve been using it:
I try not to wash my hair too often because apart from saving me time, it also reduces the amount of damage I may cause it. So I’ve been using a pea sized amount of this shampoo 2-3 times per week on mine and my children’s hair.
It looks and smells like thicker olive oil but lathers nicely. My hair is very short and I do not feel the need to use conditioner yet so I’ve only been using this to wash my hair.
My hair is naturally very oily and I worried that a shampoo containing oil might make that worse but it really doesn’t. In fact it’s made it look much shiner. Despite using no conditioner, the olive oil has helped to naturally condition my hair and comb through easily after washing. There is a conditioner in the range if you need one.
When I’ve washed the kids hair, they haven’t complained if any has ran into their eyes so this has to be a plus point for any mum!
I love how shiny and smooth it has made my hair feel and I’d be really interested to see how it works on longer hair so I’ll keep using it as my hair grows. I had always thought of oils weighing down fine hair like mine but so far, that definitely hasn’t happened.
A tiny bit does go a long way so try a pea-sized amount first and only add more if you need to. It will also last much longer!
Olive Skincare Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil
As well as having naturally oily hair, my skin has always been really oily too and prone to congestion. So skincare products that contain oil have always scared me. In fact I’ve favoured skincare products that reduce oil and dry out skin so I wondered how using this Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil would go.
This promises to help reduce scars, stretchmarks, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. So yes please!
Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin A and essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6), known to promote collagen renewal and minimise moisture loss, to naturally improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and pigmentation, promoting smoother and perfectly hydrated skin.
How I’ve been using it:
Whilst the instructions said it could be used morning and night, I decided to use this just before bed. I apply a couple of drops to my skin after cleansing – slight damp skin which helps it absorb better I think. I started with 1 drop at first to see if it left my skin oily and built up to a couple.
When I wake up, my skin definitely has a little oil on the surface but not much. If anything, it’s that feeling after you’ve had a facial when your skin feels really hydrated and ‘plumper’.
I’ve used it almost every night before bed for 3 weeks now and it hasn’t made my skin any oilier at all so I’m definitely going to continue using it.
I have uneven skin and pigmentation and whilst it’s too early to see a big difference in the latter, I do think the skin looks smoother and it certainly feels smoother. One thing I have noticed is that applying make up is easier and I think that’s because my skin is more hydrated now.
Don’t be put off trying this if you have oily skin, just start at night time only and a little at first.
Olive Skincare 100% Natural All-Purpose Balm
I love products that are multi-purpose – they save us money and space too rather than have cluttered cupboards. And if I love one thing it’s decluttering!
Contains pure olive leaf extract, sweet almond and avocado oils, beeswax and shea butter.
How I’ve been using it:
I’ve used this balm for so many different purposes already on myself and my children.
It really is as versatile as it promises and we use it as a lip balm and on dry skin and hands. My hands get so dry from constantly washing them and cleaning up after the kids and this balm has been a lovely, indulgent way to moisturise them before bedtime. I also use it after a manicure on my cuticles.
As I’ve said, anything ‘multi-purpose’ gets a big tick from me and this balm is the perfect size for my handbag or changing bag too. I trust the ingredients enough to apply it to my own and my kid’s lips when they’re dry and the fragrance is very subtle too.
This is a great balm to take away on holidays or trips when you need to save space in your bag!
So that is my Olive Skincare review of three of the lovely products from the range and I’m looking forward to testing out some more.
I’ve always been a big fan of the use of olive oil as a natural skincare product and this range combines it with other great ingredients to really help my family’s skin.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed my Olive Skincare review!
Have you tried using olive oil as a skincare product?
Are there any other skincare ranges you would like me to put to the test?
Disclosure: Olive Skincare kindly send me these products in exchange for my honest review.