Sunday, 18 August 2013

La Claree Oliv skincare review

 

 I recently received some sample pots from the French brand La Claree Oliv to try. It's a brand that I haven't tried before but have always been curious about, so I was pleased to have a chance to test these out. The brand uses botanical ingredients many of which are organic to deliver highly effective formulations, it's signature ingredient is olive leaf extract which fights free radical damage to the skin. 

Ultra smooth face care* is designed to offer intense hydration to sensitive skins. The active ingredients in this cream include camomile which is anti-inflammatory blended with Shea butter and almond oil which provide moisture. This has a lovely light texture, but whilst using it my skin never felt dry at all, I apply directly after my facial oil and used it morning and evening. It left my skin soft, soothed and very happy.
INCI: AQUA (WATER) - ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER** - GLYCERYL STEARATE - BUTYROSPER- MUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER** - CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE - CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER** - HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIA- BLES * - HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL CAPRYLYL ESTERS - PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL** - THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF WATER * - OLUS OIL (VEGET ABLEOIL) - ACACIA DECURRENS/JOJOBA/SUNFLOWER SEED CERA/POLYGLYCERYL-3 ESTERS - GLYCERIN - ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) HULL POWDER - PARFUM - PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL** - SQUALANE - TITANIUM DIOXIDE - BENZYL ALCOHOL - BISABOLOL - CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE - OLEA EUROP AEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT ** - SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLA TE - HYDROGENA- TED VEGETABLE OIL - TOCOPHEROL - XANTHAN GUM - SODIUM LEVULINATE - POLYHY- DROXYSTEARIC ACID - ALCOHOL - LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT - SCLEROTIUM GUM - SODIUM ANISATE - CANDELILLA CERA (CERIFERA WAX) - DEHYDROACETIC ACID - ALUMINA - STEARIC ACID - CITRIC ACID - SODIUM HYDROXIDE - LINALOOL - CITRONELLOL - LIMONENE.
** Ingredients coming from organic farming.


Ultra smooth face mask* is a clay mask with olive leaf extract to fight free radicals, sweet almond oil for nourishment and Kaolin to help detoxify the skin. I enjoyed using this mask as a pampering treat, it also contains seaweed which is fast becoming one of my favourite skincare ingredients. 
INCI: AQUA -  KAOLIN  - ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER ** - CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER ** - CERA ALBA (BEESWAX) ** - CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE - GLYCERIN - PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL ** - THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) LEAF WATER ** - TITANIUM DIOXIDE - ALCOHOL** - CETEARYL ALCOHOL - CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) POWDER - GLYCERYL STEARATE - PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL** - BENZYL ALCOHOL  - PARFUM - GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE  - MAGNESIUM SILICATE  - OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT **  -  CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE  - ALGIN - XANTHAN GUM   - CITRIC ACID  - TOCOPHEROL  - SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES **  - HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES **  - DEHYDROACETIC ACID   - COPPER PCA  - MAGNESIUM PCA  - ZINC PCA   -  LINALOOL -  CITRONELLOL - LIMONENE.
* Upper layers of the epidermis. ** Ingredients from organic farming.
99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.


Intense anti-oxidant face care for dry skin* This cream is designed to be richer than the ultra smooth face cream with Aloe Vera, jojoba oil and macadamia oil. As it is summer time I have been using this on my chest area which seems to get very dry after sun exposure even with SPF. Unusually for a face cream this contains a very fine shimmer from the added mica, it actually looks very pretty especially with a tan but it is something to think about if you wear a lot of other shimmer products on the face. 
INCI: AQUA  - ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE**  - MYRISTYL MYRISTATE  - SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL** - GLYCERIN  - CETEARYL ALCOHOL - DICAPRYLYL ETHER - DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE  - THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT  – GLYCERYL STEARATE  - MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIASEED OIL**  - CERA ALBA**  - CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE - OLEA EUROPAEA LEAF EXTRACT  - BENZYL ALCOHOL  – PARFUM– PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL ** - TOCOPHERYL ACETATE  -ALCOHOL** - MICA  - SUCROSE - PALMITOYL HYDROLYZED WHEATPROTEIN  - SERINE  - LEVULINIC ACID - UNDECYLENOYLGLYCINE  - ARGININE  - PCA (– CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE  - SODIUM LEVULINATE  - TOCOPHEROL  - TITANIUM DIOXIDE  XANTHAN GUM - ALANINE  - SODIUM HYDROXIDE  - DEHYDROACETICACID- THREONINE - LINALOOL - CAMELIA SINENESIS LEAF EXTRACT** - POTASSIUM SORBATE - CITRONELLOL  - LIMONENE  - CALCIUM SULFATE  - ZINC PCA  - LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT ** (EXTRAIT D’EDELWEISS) - TERPINEOL - MOURERA FLUVIATILIS EXTRACT  - CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL  - CITRUS MEDICALIMONUM PEEL OIL - CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL.
* Upper layers of the epidermis. ** Ingredients from organic farming
99% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.

All of the products have a light fresh scent which is quite subtle, the packaging simply states parfum so I do not know whether it is a natural scent or not but my skin didn't suffer any irritation from it at all. 
I have really enjoyed trying the brand for the first time and the Ultra smooth face cream has been a recent favourite of mine to use. I think this is a brand that would appeal to those that love French pharmacy skincare and it certainly has a sophisticated feel to it. These sample pots are available at a very reasonable £5 each. Have you tried La Claree Oliv? 


Ana x

*Samples generously provided, all thoughts, opinions and beauty musings my own.
Share:

6 comments

  1. This sounds like a nice company! I love seaweed in skincare so the face mask definitely sounds interesting :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The products were really nice, I think you would enjoy them :) Xx

      Delete
  2. Hi! I bought the full size of LA CLAREE OLIV Intense Antioxidant Face Care in the beginning of this summer. My surprise was very big when I saw this shimmer effect. But it looks to me so much that I'm shame to put it and to go at work :) I even thought that my cream is broken. The information in the net is very small and I'm sooo happy that finally I saw your review! You gave me power to try to use it again. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, thanks for your comment, I think it is quite difficult to pull off wearing it all over the face but on the tops of the cheeks and the collarbones it looks really pretty, so glad you found my review helpful :) Xx

      Delete

© Ana goes green... | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template by pipdig