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Olivarrier Fluid Oil
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Olivarrier Fluid Oil

the claim

The Olivarrier Fluid Oil is a lightweight, fast absorbing, non-greasy 100% Squalane oil for all skin types. Non-comedogenic, it strengthens the skin barrier with excellent moisture while soothing properties help ease redness and blemishes. Antioxidants will also protect skin from free-radical damage.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil
 

the ingredients

Olive Squalane
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil Ingredients
 
CosDNA and EWG resources return favourable green reports for this single ingredient formula, confirming absolute product safety.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil CosDNA Report
 

the science

Plant derived Squalane comes from olives. Squalane is non-comedogenic (won’t block pores) and a natural component of human sebum. This assures that it’s quickly absorbed without greasy or oily residue, protecting skin against dehydration. It comprises three major antioxidants for youthful skin, namely, Vitamin E, Polyphenols and Phytosterols, for ultimate protection against free radical damage and restorative function. Emollient properties help it trap moisture to also keep skin soft and supple. Improved moisture retention also delivers anti-aging benefits, assisting to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil
 

the packaging

The Olivarrier Fluid Oil comes in a sturdy clear plastic bottle with dropper. Note, the packaging has since slightly changed, identical except that it’s now presented in a tinted (still clear) brown plastic bottle. A brief information leaflet is included within the outer box.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil Outer Package
 

the application

Apply 1-2 drops and pat to absorb.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil
 

the cost

Although the US Olivarrier site recommends this at USD$38, you can find it cheaper if you shop around. Often discounted at YesStyle (Discount code CLAYESSENCE).
 

the availability

Available at good Korean online beauty stores, I purchased mine at YesStyle (Discount code CLAYESSENCE).
 

the expiry

The product must be used within 12 months of opening and has a shelf life of 2 years.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil Expiry
 

the performance

The simplicity of the packaging reflects the minimalist style of this single ingredient formula. It looks elegant and is practical. The dropper is effective, doesn’t drip although a pump would be the only improvement I could suggest. The bottle has been upgraded since my purchase, now presented in a similar fashion but tinted brown. This could be to add some light protection to the oil or simply to modernise its appearance. I personally had no problem with the clear bottle, the oil retaining its efficacy throughout three months of daily use.

Olivarrier proudly displays it’s worry free approach to skincare on the outer packaging which indicates they are a cruelty free brand that using only safe, clean, vegan ingredients in their formulas.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil
The oil has a perfectly clear, water like appearance that is highlighted by the clear bottle. Of course, being an oil, it’s more viscous in texture. It has good slip and excellent absorption, sinking into the skin effortlessly. Although the recommended application quantity is only 1-2 drops, I tend to use half a dropper with each application and don’t find it overwhelming, greasy or heavy. It blends in beautifully with any cream with which it’s accompanied too so it’s also ideal if you prefer mixing oil with moisturiser.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil Texture
This is highly compatible with the skin’s own oils making it perfect for any skin type. As someone with normal to combination skin, I found this an ideal layer both day and night. It’s particularly pleasant for those that don’t usually like oils in their routine since it lacks greasiness and weight.

Reflecting on product claims, the Olivarrier Fluid Oil is definitely lightweight and non-greasy. My skin feels satisfied and looks visibly plump after using this, the boost in hydration surely a benefit to the moisture barrier. Together with promised antioxidant protection, it’s a valuable inclusion to a routine focused on anti-aging. As for redness and blemish control, I don’t suffer these skin conditions so can’t testify to its efficacy in their management. However, a reinforced moisture barrier is less likely to invite acne causing bacteria.
 
Olivarrier Fluid Oil Packaging
 

the conclusion

Although blends are my usual preference, I have to conclude that this single oil is simply beautiful. Beneficial for all, vegan, cruelty free, clean and fairly priced, it ticks all the boxes.
 

the summary

Pros Cons
Safe, CosDNA and EWG approved Only available online for Australians
Suitable for all skin types
Visibly plumps the skin
Moisture increase and antioxidants protect against aging
Easy, fast absorption without greasiness
Comforts and nourishes skin
Helps calm irritation while also reducing acne vulnerability

 

the references

Skin Care Benefits of Squalane Caroline Thompson
This One Oil May Be the Solution to Your Major Skin Struggles Erin Lukas
You Can Stop Looking For The Perfect Face Oil (We Found It) Allie White
 


 

the disclaimer

Please read in context with my disclaimer.
 


 

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