Price: From $3.99
It’s always refreshing to see new vegan products become readily available in Australia and I was recently approached by Olivella to try out their skincare range. With the colder weather setting in, my skin is begging for a dose of hydration so naturally jumped at the chance to try these products and pass my thoughts onto you.
If you hadn’t already guessed, Olivella products are made from virgin olive oil, which boasts many benefits for the skin and has been used in skincare for centuries. The Olivella range has everything from bar soaps and haircare to baby products, all of which are available at an affordable price.
Here’s the skinny on Olivella products:
- Made in Italy from 100% virgin olive oil
- Natural anti-ageing properties
- Natural antioxidants
- Natural ingredients
- Free of sodium laureth sulphate (SLS/SLES)
- Paraben free
- Dermatologically tested
- Gluten Free
- Vegan and Cruelty Free
Let’s start with the face stuff. I’m 26 so starting to use anti-ageing products as a preventative measure rather than reducing signs of ageing that are already there. I’ve been looking for an awesome cleansing wipe for a long time now and Olivella’s Daily Cleansing Tissues (AUD$$7.95) are where it’s at! Just swipe over the skin for awesome makeup removal and a boost of hydration. Olivella’s Contour Eye Cream (AUD $19.95) was the second stand out product for me in this category. With each application, the skin around my eyes felt fresher and firmer. Since I’ve only been using the product for a short time, I can’t say if it has actually prevented wrinkles but only time will tell! Same goes for the Anti-Wrinkle Cream (AUD $19.95), which is suitable for sensative skin and uses beech buds and bio-technologic originated hyaluronic acid to fight cutaneous ageing. The Nourishment Cream (AUD $16.95) is where it’s at if you want moisture boost from a light, yet rich cream while the Olivella Moisturiser is an oil based product including orange oil, lavender oil and ylang ylang to help the skin maintain its natural humidity.
The Face and Body Bar ($3.65) is for everyday skincare and comes in a fragrance free version as well. I am usually pretty wary of using facial bars but this one was surprisingly good and didn’t leave a soapy residue on my skin. The Face & Body Soap (AUD $9.95) is great if you want just one product for face and body and leaves the skin fresh and clear. If it’s a bubble bath you’re after, grab the Bath & Shower Gel (AUD $9.95) for a generous lather. Both products also come in different fragrances like apricot and orange.
Olivella make haircare too! The Olive Shampoo (AUD $7.95) is suitable for normal, dry or colour treated hair and removes dirt while leaving hair shiny. I was worried due to the oil in the product that it would leave my hair really greasy but this wasn’t the case at all. Follow up with The Olive Conditioner (AUD $7.95) for hydration that restores dry and damaged hair.
To take care of the body, the Body Cream (AUD $11.95) really sinks into the skin to leave it feeling nice and silky smooth. For added moisture on the hands, the Hand Cream (AUD $9.95) also absorbs easily while relieving skin of the damage left by the cold winter air.
Overall, I think the Olivella range is a great option for effective skincare that doesn’t break the bank. I’ll definitely be buying the Daily Cleansing Tissues and Eye Cream to continue the regime and to see if it really does prevent wrinkles around the eyes. I definitely would consider buying other products as well.
Want to win one of all the products I sampled? Thanks to Olivella Australia, I have a pack of products worth over $140 to give away! Just comment below and let me know why you deserve this awesome skincare pack.
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