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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oleavine - Review

I recently had the opportunity to try a new facial moisturizer called Oleavine.

What sets this product apart from other similar products is that it is an organic, natural, all-in-one (anti-aging and moisturizing) product. Here is a product description from the company:

Product Description: Oleavine Moisturizer

ORGANIC & NATURAL INGREDIENTS (NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS!!!) - NO Harmful Chemicals: (FREE from Preservatives, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Silicone, SLS, SLES, PG or PG Derivatives, Synthetic Fragrance and Dyes.) Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly, Fragrance Free.

ANTI-AGING SERUM AND REJUVENATING MOISTURIZER (ALL-IN-ONE) - Deeply Penetrating powerful active ingredients you would expect in an Anti-Aging Serum including Inflammation Reducing Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 - Wrinkle Fighting Argan Plant Stem Cells - Powerful Antioxidants Vitamins A, B, C, E & Alpha Lipoic Acid - Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Acid - Soothing Rooibos Tea Extract, Avena Sativa Oat Extracts and Aloe Vera.

PROPRIETARY COLD PROCESS TECHNOLOGY PROTECTS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - Unlike many moisturizers on the market, our process uses little to no heat to carefully create our finished product. Heat during manufacturing is the enemy to sensitive active ingredients in moisturizers and serums. We further protect our formula in our elegant Airless Pump to shield it from oxidizing air and outside germs and contaminants.

LUXURIOUSLY SMOOTH, HYDRATED AND YOUTHFUL GLOWING SKIN IN JUST MINUTES - High-End Non-Greasy Formula Delivers Rapid Hydration and Locks in Long Lasting Moisture. Carefully combined botanicals address ALL Aspects of Aging and Damaged Skin. Naturally Occuring Phytoceramides and Skin Healing Lipids from Botanical oils and Exotic Butters (Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Squalene, Seabuckthorn Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Borage Oil, Cranberry Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Murumuru Butter, Mango Butter).

You will be confident in knowing your new moisturizer is All Natural, Preservative Free, Paraben Free, Petroleum Free, Phthalate Free, Sulfate Free, Silicone Free, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, and Allergy Friendly.

You read that right! This product is free of Parabens, and all those other ugly additives that we are all trying to rid our medicine cabinets of right now!

My box came in slightly smushed from Amazon (and it shipped straight from Amazon in a bubble envelope).

The first thing that I noticed about this product is the sleek bottle. They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but often-times, I do. If a product package looks good, chances are, I will make a purchase decision with that in mind. Firstly, if effort is put into the packaging, it stands to reason, effort is put into the product. And secondly, this product will be sitting on my counter, so I want it to look nice!

The pink butterflies on the packaging remind me of cherry blossoms. I love them!

I feel like a moron admitting this to you, but I tried to pull the silver cap off...and then I realized, that's not a cap. I pulled pretty hard, I swore it should have broke with as hard as I pulled. It did not, thank goodness. So, to open this bottle, you TWIST the silver part. Embarrassing admission #2, I was super frustrated that every time I pushed down on the white nozzle, it would swirl back into the lid. I was picking up the bottle, holding the bottle and the ring still, just so I could get the product out without it sliding back inside the bottle. OK, so, here's the scoop. Untwist it. Then untwist a bit more, and it will lock into place (and make a clicking sound). If you want to bring the bottle with you on a trip, simply turn back down into the silver portion of the bottle, and it's road-ready.

I truly feel like an idiot that the bottle had me confused. It's definitely not difficult, I just have never seen such a bottle. And it is gorgeous! They truly outdid themselves on the packaging.

So let's get to the product, which is equally important!

It doesn't take much for your face (and I know a lot of people use it on their neck yet, I really should, but haven't yet). The product is a little thinner than other facial moisturizers I have used, but it soaks in very quickly, and leaves my face moisturized and not greasy.

The moisturizer has a light scent to it. I wish I could describe the scent to you. It really is amazing, for lack of any better way to describe it.

And my makeup applies very well over top of the product.

Overall, my experience with this product has been very positive. My dealings with the company have been very positive. They have always been very quick to respond to me, and are always kind. The product has not caused me any skin irritation or breakouts, and my skin is definitely moisturized. As far as anti-aging benefits of the product, as of yet I haven't seen any. My little wrinkles near my nose and mouth appear the same before and after use of this product. My pores do appear smaller in size while using this product. The product does not affect the baggage under my eyes (but it doesn't claim to). Another positive I will note in this product is Palm Oil is not on the ingredients list. I only note this because I have seen it in other facial moisturizers, and there is a lot of debate of whether Palm Oil should be used any more or not due to habitat destruction of Orangutans as well as other endangered species.

All Natural
Preservative free (yay)
Paraben free (double yay)
Petroleum Free
Phthalate Free
Sulfate Free
Silicone Free
Cruelty Free
Gluten Free
No palm oil
Beautiful Packaging
Company is easy to deal with
Moisturizes well
Made in the USA
Price is better than similar products on Amazon

I didn't see any improvement in my fine lines / nor did I see my fine lines getting worse (so, it's possible that the anti-aging effects are more preventative and not damage control?).

Over all, I would definitely recommend this as a daily moisturizer.

You can purchase the product here. Currently it is selling for $19.95.

'Til next time,

-Sue I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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