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How I found it
My THANK YOU FARMER cream was over and it was time to look for some moisturizer for my combo skin.
Oh, I want THANK YOU FARMER back!
Really fell in love with it, but I said to me it is time to try smth new, I can buy the True water light gel-cream anytime. (here the review THANK YOU FARMER True Water gel cream review- moisturizer for combo/oily skin)
What qualities should it have:
- be light (summer begins)
- absorb fully
- no sticky, no greasy, shouldn’t leave a fat film
- should not clog the pores
- moisturize well
- cooperate with foundation and other make-up
- shouldn’t cause breakouts
- do some other jobs like fight the redness, bright the skin, minimize pores
- will be good if it’ll have some anti-aging qualities
I had luck the seller I usually buy K-beauty cosmetics widens the range of its assortment often. So they took some products of Olivarrier amoung them I found the moisturizer I was looking for and bought it.
Unfortunately there’s not much about company even on Olivarrier’s official website. The name derives from Olive- & (B)-arrier. I checked the ingredients of their products. They use many olive derivatives for their cosmetics. Hence the first part of the name. Furthermore their products should strengthen and restore the natural skin barrier. This is how I understood it. If you know more, please give a feedback.
The brand positions itself as organic and claims to use only natural “plant raw materials that have been grown organically or have been collected from nature and scientifically proven bio raw materials“. According to the brand’s philosophy “Less but better” , Olivarrier products include only necessary ingredients: “Take away what is not needed for your skin and put only what is necessary for your skin, and make a product that everyone can use with confidence.“
All of their cosmetics I could found have the neutral level of pH 5.5 and are suitable even for very sensitive skin. The brand claims to be vegan and cruelty-free. Olivarrier cooperates and is registered by several organizations worldwide for overseeing and managing of natural and organic cosmetics.
Official website in English: http://www.olivarrierglobal.com
US website: www. olivarrierusa.com
The package is very simply and chic at the same time. Compared to other brands like Purito its package looks nearly luxurious.
The cream is in a tube and it is enormous: amount by 75 ml. My other tube creams have 50 ml maximum.
Inside a gel-like (only like) white cream. No scent at all.
Applies very good, but leaves white cast after. Guess it is because they don’t use silicones. Don’t worry it disappears after a short time.
Suitable for all skin types !
Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract
- antioxidants: Centella Asiatica Extract and Tocopherol alias Vitamin E
- antibacterials: Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract
- moisturizers: Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane
- skin-softening oils: Squalane (from olive I guess), Coconut oil
- free of alcohol, artificial fragrances and dyes
What should it do?
The Dual Moist cream combines the light texture of a gel “with the deep thick moisture of a cream“.
“The balanced oil-moisture ratio adjusts the excessive sebum, making the skin feel hydrated. The micro hyaluronic acid used has the smallest particle size in the world, restoring the skin elasticity with moisture deep under the skin.“
Hyaluronic acid has normally big molecules which cannot penetrate the skin and have to be broken in smaller pieces. Olivarrier demonstrates innovation by using hyaluronic acid with the smallest particle size in the world. Applying this cream be sure you spread smth special on your skin.
Where to buy: The price of 26.50 € is average for K-beauty sold in Europe. I bought by LoveMyCosmetic.
Also available on
- official US website for 29.00 $ olivarrierusa.com.
- amazon.com for 24.65 $ WOW! Is it cheaper than in Euros? If I should have known this before!
How it worked on my skin
I wanna go through the points I’ve listed above to see can this cream live up to my expectations.
- It has an amazing light texture
- absorbs good though it leaves some white cast
- does not clog the pores
- is not sticky/greasy
- causes no breakouts
- hydrates very well
- softens the skin
- very good under make-up
- cooperates very good with other cosmetics
- big amount
- leaves a white cast
- does not absorb fully, but leaves a film on the skin
- hydrates, but not moisturize much
- does not do some other jobs like fight the redness, anti-aging etc.
What I was missing were deep moisturizing feeling and some other qualities like anti-aging. Softens the skin and hydrates very well the whole day long. What I didn’t like: it leaves white cast as a film. Though I couldn’t feel it, but during hot periods my skin started to sweat under it. I’ve never had such an experience with creams before. I apply the same toners/essence/serums with many creams and never before had such a feeling.
Another point: during preparations for this review I searched for some other reviews and found one on Reddit which irritated me a bit. There is another ingredients-list by the same name and brand. Here’s the link: Olivarrier review Reddit If you know more about it give me feedback.
What can I say? A very good light hydrating cream. Without silicones, parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrances/dyes and other chemical stuff.
Instead of recommendation I wanna tell you how I want to use it for my combo skin. I like this cream and it is now one of my must-haves for spring/fall periods just because my skin sweat under it, if it gets hot and I wouldn’t use it in hot and humid regions. For summer I wanna smth with more moisturizing feeling.
Stay beautiful 🙂