We were privileged to recently receive a generous set of skincare products to review, all bundled up the lovely box below.
Hand Wash and Hand Cream
First, we tried the Hand Wash ($29.90, 500ml) which contains micro-fine bamboo bits as an exfoliator. Initially I thought that it comprised the usual plastic beads found in some skincare products, but was impressed to learn that it was eco-friendly bamboo instead, which decomposes naturally and doesn’t end up as toxic waste in the sea, poisoning sea life and the like.
I tried the natural version, but there is also a Lemon Scented Tea Tree version which should be very nice!
The Hand Cream ($19.90, 40ml) applies smoothly, and moisturised my hands well without being too oily. Its key feature is the Olive Leaf Extract which prevents age spots. The hand cream also lightens skin and provides free-radical quenching from the ozone.
Body Wash, Hair Conditioner and Face Wash
Share your body wash with your babies! The Olive Oil Skincare Company’s Body Wash ($29.90, 500ml) uses extra virgin olive oil as its base, and is gentle enough even for babies’ skin. I like the fact that it dispenses easily in the packaging of this new line, and the creamy wash makes for a luxurious lathering. We tried the Violet Leaf scent which was very distinctive; it comes in Citrus Bloom and Rose Geranium scents too.
I really liked the Mint Absolute Conditioner ($17.90, 200ml) which conditions my dry hair richly, with a lovely minty scent to boot.
The Juniper Orange Face Wash ($26.90, 300ml) has a very refreshing scent, a perfect pick-me-up in the morning. I believe that it is very important for facial washes to be all natural, since this is our face we’re talking about! The most delicate skin that has to face the world daily. So this formulation with Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides nutrients, polyphenols and Vitamins A and E – so much good stuff to keep our facial skin clean and supple.
Check out their new Baby Range too, which includes interesting products like Gentle Pear Cradle Cap Oil, Gentle Pear Bubble Bath, and Gentle Pear Soothing Baby Balm, comprising jojoba, wheatgerm, Vitamin E as well as Buriti Oil as ingredients.
A peek at our bathroom shelf
Here’s the happy family of Olive Oil Skincare products in our bathroom! I must say that we are almost on our third bottle of the Rose Geranium Olive Oil Shampoo, and I have single-handedly finished using two bar soaps as body wash. I really liked the formulation of the bar soaps, which cleanse very thoroughly yet always leaves my skin feeling well-moisturised.
More about the Olive Oil Skin Care Company
The Olive Oil Skin Care Co produces 100% Australian products that naturally nourish the skin and hair. Given how common eczema and psoriasis are today, its important to use skincare products that do not aggravate such ailments, unlike many commercial soaps which contain harmful additives.
Olive Oil Skin Care Co’s all-natural products contain no palm oil, sodium laurel sulphates (SLS), parabens, artificial fragrances or agents of any kind, so anyone can feel comfortable using them.
I find it especially impressive that they use 100% pure Australian essential oils to create their scented products – true luxury!
The generous sponsors from Olive Oil Skincare Co are giving away a set of skincare products worth at least $100 (illustrative photo below) to one loyal reader!
To enter, complete all the steps below:
- Visit LilBlueBottle’s Facebook Page and Olive Oil Skincare’s Facebook Page (While you’re there, we’d appreciate it a lot if you could “Like” the page)
- Leave a comment on this Facebook post with:
a) your email address; and
b) your favourite product from the new range and why you’d like to win it.
(It is not required, but we’d appreciate it if you’d share this post on Facebook or Twitter!)
The giveaway ends on 2359 hrs on 14 August 2016, and the winners will be contacted via email. The usual terms and conditions apply – the winners’ names will subsequently be announced as an update on this blog post. 🙂
[The winner is Loh Jing Rong – congratulations! ]