Oliv’ Radiance Face Mask & Smooth Day Face Care Moisturizer

Thursday April 18, 2013 | Product Reviews Skin Care

Oliv' Radiance Face Mask & Smooth Day Face Care

I first discovered the Oliv’ Radiance Face Mask in the Ma Boîte À Beauté (MBAB) December box.

This is a lovely face mask. I was impressed with the quality of the product and how well it worked for me.

So when MBAB recently had a 50% flash sale in their online store, I immediately looked for this mask. Then I threw in another product into my cart, the Oliv’ Smooth Day Face Care Moisturizer (50% promo is kind of hard to pass up :D )

ABOUT OLIV’

Oliv’ is a Made In France Natural and Organic skincare brand. I emphasize “Made In France” because this is a feature that French people seem to be quite proud of.

The main active ingredient in their products are extracts from the olive tree leaves, which contain oleoeuropeine and other polyphenolic compounds. Polyphenols have been shown to protect against free radicals and slow down the aging process.

Oliv’ prides itself in creating highly natural products from locally and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Their olive leaves are collected from the Haute Provence area in France. Oliv’ boasts that all their formulations and packaging are made according to “Locavore” ethics. Meaning everything is locally done within a 160km radius.

Oliv’s respect for ecological sustainability is pretty awesome. But I also imagine that’s what you pay for when it comes to the steep prices of these products.

Oliv' Radiance Face Mask & Smooth Day Face Care Open

Radiance Face Mask

What It Is: A face mask that is rich in Kaolin white clay. It works to detoxify, tighten and brighten the skin while providing it with essential minerals and trace elements. This mask is suitable for all skin types.

How To Use: Apply an even layer over the entire face. Leave it for 10 minutes or massage with the fingertips by using smooth movements on the whole face and neck. Avoid applying on the delicate eye area. Rinse with water.

Active Ingredients and Their Role

  • Kaolin white clay 20%: absorbs sebum.
  • Olive leaf extract 15.5%: anti-radical, antioxidant.
  • Aloe vera juice 10%: moisturizes*, stimulates the production of collagen, heals and fights against aging.
  • Sesame oil 5%: rich in essential fatty acids, restructures, eases and prevents drying of the skin.
  • Jojoba oil 2%: nourishes, rehydrates*, and softens.
  • Macadamia oil 1%: nourishes, moisturizes*, and restructures. Soothes and softens.
  • Shea butter 1%: nourishes, protects from drying, and heals the skin.
  • Edelweiss extract 1%: anti-oxidant, slows down the action of free radicals.
  • Carrot extract 1%: anti-oxidant, fights against wrinkles.
  • Green tea leaf extract: powerful anti-oxidant, also contains vitamin C.
  • Lemon peel essential oil: tones skin.
  • Cedar essential oil: heals, cleanses.
  • Palmarosa essential oil: anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
  • Gluconate Manganese: stimulates the synthesis of the collagen.

* Upper layers of the epidermis

INCI Ingredients

AQUA (Water) – KAOLIN (White Clay) – ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE** (Aloe Vera Juice) – CETEARYL ALCOHOL (Texturizing Active Ingredient) – GLYCERIN (Hydrating Active Ingredient) – BENTONITE (Agent for Controlling Viscosity) – SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL** (Sesame Oil) – ALCOHOL** (Solvent) – SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL**(Jojoba Oil) – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII ** (Shea Butter) – MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL**(Macadamia Oil) – SQUALANE (Hydrating Active Ingredient) – SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE (Emulsifier) – OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT (Olive Tree Leaf Extract) – BENZYL ALCOHOL (Preservative) – GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE (Hydrating Emulsifier) – PARFUM – DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA EXTRACT** (Carrot Extract) – TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E) – DEHYDROACETIC ACID (Preservative) – CAMELIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT** (Green Tea Leaf Extract) – LINALOOL (Fragrance) – LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT** (Edelweiss Extract) – CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL (Cedar Essential Oil – CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL OIL (Zest Of Lemon Essential Oil) – CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL (Palmarosa Essential Oil).
** Ingredients from organic farming.
99% of total ingredients are from natural origins.
99% of plant ingredients are from organic farming.

Oliv' Radiance Face Mask Close Up

Oliv' Radiance Face Mask On My Face

[1 Minute After The Mask Is Applied]
Oliv' Radiance Face Mask On My Face
[10 Minutes After The Mask Is Applied]

My Experience: This mask is quite easy and pleasant to use. The scent is very subtle. And yes, it mostly smells like clay. But there is a hint of sweetness too.

When I first apply the mask, it looks like an ashy, flaky layer over my skin. But as it’s absorbed, I can feel and actually see how my skin becomes more tightened (toned).

I can literally see my skin being transformed.

Ten minutes later, after the mask has been completely absorbed, my skin has a very smooth and toned appearance.

Results: After rinsing off the mask, my skin feels fresh, smooth and looks brighter. These effects take place immediately. And they last until the following day.

What I Like About It:
- My skin feels super smooth
- My skin is brighter
- The mask helps detoxify my skin
- Great quality ingredients
- Natural and organic
- Good ethics behind the Oliv’ brand
- The glass jar it comes in is reusable
- You don’t need to use much

What I Don’t Like About It:
- Nothing
- I love this Oliv’s Radiance Face Mask!

How Much: Usually it’s 29€ for a 100 ml bottle (3.4 fl oz)

Would I buy it again: Yes! The 100ml jar will last me for a while, so to me it’s worth it. Even at the full price.

Smooth Day Face Care

What It Is: A soothing moisturizing day cream that nourishes the skin and optimizes the production of collagen. It makes the skin softer, more supple and radiant. And it also protects the skin against external aggressions. Works well as a base for makeup. Suitable for all skin types.

How To Use: Apply with gentle, light massaging motions starting from the lower neck, upwards and over the entire face.

Active Ingredients and Their Roles

  • Olive leaf extract 23%: anti-radical, anti-oxidant.
  • Aloe vera juice 10%: hydrates*, stimulates the production of collagen, heals and fights against ageing.
  • Jojoba seed oil 2%: smooth, firms, softens, hydrates* and improves the elasticity of the skin.
  • Macadamia  Oil 1%: nourishes, restructures, heals and calms, strengthens the hydrolipidic film and protects cells.
  • Shea butter 1%: nourishes, heals, protects from drying.
  • Pink coralline seaweed extract: moisturize, anti-oxidant.
  • Cucumber fruit extract: improves the hydration* of the skin, gently removes excess sebum and impurities.
  • Edelweiss extract: anti-oxidant, slows down the action the free radicals.
  • Lemon peel essential oil: tones skin.
  • Cedar essential oil: heals and cleans up.
  • Palmarosa essential oil: anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

* Upper layers of the epidermis

INCI Ingredients:

WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE** (Aloe Vera Juice), GLYCERIN, DICAPRYLYLETHER (Oily Compound) – C12-16 ALCOHOLS (Stabilizer) – SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL** (Jojoba See Oil) – OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT (Olive Tree Leaf Extract) – HYDROGENATED LECITHIN (Co-Emulsifying Agent) – PALMITIC ACID (Hydrating Agent) – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII** (Shea Butter) – GLYCERYL STEARATE (Emulsifying Agent, Hydrating) – MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL** (Macadamia Oil) – SQUALANE (Hydrating Active Agent)- ALCOHOL** (Solvent) – BENZYL ALCOHOL (Preservative) – COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE (Spreading Agent) -TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (Anti-oxidant Active Ingredient) – CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT (Pink Coralline Seaweed Extract) – PARFUM – XANTHAN GUM (Gelling Agent) – UNDECYLENOYL GLYCINE (Cleansing Active Agent) – CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT (Cucumber Fruit Extract) – TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E) – DEHYDROACETIC ACID (Preservative)- CAMELIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT ** (Green Tea Leaf Extract) – CITRIC ACID (Ph Regulator) – LINALOOL (Fragrance) – SODIUM HYALURONATE (Firming Agent) – CITRONELLOL (Fragrance) – LIMONENE (Fragrance) – LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT** (Edelweiss Extract) – CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL(Cedar Essential Oil) – CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM PEEL OIL (Zest Of Orange Essential Oil) -CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL (Palmarosa Essential Oil).
** Ingredients from organic farming.
99% of total ingredients are from natural origin.
99% of plant ingredients come from organic farming.

Oliv' Radiance Face Smooth Day Face Care Moisturizer Close Up

My Experience: I have the impression that this works just like the mask. Except it’s more hydrating.

The scent is still subtle. Not as clay like , and a little bit sweeter. The texture is light and absorbs easily.

When I put it on my skin, it feels cooling and soothing. This would be great for people with sensitive skin.

It doesn’t become greasy later on. So just as it says, this moisturizer works very well under makeup.

The only minor inconvenience is that I’m not used to having to scoop my moisturizer out of a jar. So I’m a little paranoid about the hygiene implications. But I’m sure if you keep your hands clean, it should be alright.

Results: I get soft, smooth, hydrated skin throughout the day. It doesn’t get greasy later on.

I’m not sure though that this moisturizer works to brighten and firm my skin. That happens more with the mask.

What I Like About It:
- Soft, smooth, hydrated skin throughout the day
- Works well under makeup
- Great quality ingredients
- Natural and organic
- Good ethics behind the Oliv’ brand
- Feels soothing when I apply it
- The reusable glass jar it comes in

What I Don’t Like About It:
- Nothing!
- I love Oliv’s Smooth Day Face Care Moisturizer!

How Much: Usually it’s 34€ for a 50 ml bottle (1.7 fl oz)

Would I buy it again: Yes! Especially if I find another great deal on this =)

Closing Thoughts

I really LOVE these products!

These two Oliv’ products are packed with TOP NOTCH plant derived ingredients. And they do not contain any of the questionable ingredients like parabens, silicones, phenoxyetanol, or GMO’s.

They are very pleasant to use. And most importantly, they are incredibly good at what they do! I cannot rave enough about how excellent the quality of these products are!!

Also, I admire the ethics behind the brand. I like how they focus more on the quality of their ingredients rather than packaging and marketing.

What is odd about Oliv’ is that I don’t see the organic label (BIO in french) anywhere on their products. Though they claim that a high percentage of their plant derived ingredients are from organic sources.

Maybe they are still in the process of working out all the paperwork to obtain the Organic label?

I don’t know. But in any case, I am going to get in touch with Oliv’ and ask them about this.

To learn more about Oliv’ visit their official website.

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