Unlisted Brand • Botani - Olivene Balm • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
In general another awesome product from Botani. I am slowly replacing every lotion in my bathroom counter with a botani one.
If vaseline or cocoa butter do it for you, maybe you will find it expensive. But if you have really sensitive skin, that irritates easily, with psoriasis or any other condition, you like me won't mind paying a few extra bucks for this lotion which will leave your skin REALLY soft.
No parabens here!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Again, another review of mine for more natural Australian products. I got this for $5 at Priceline (not on sale), even though the website gives an RRP of $25?
Ingredients: Olea europa (Olive Butter), Hydrogenated Olive Oil (Olive Wax), Persea gratissima oil (Avacado oil), Squalane (Olive), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E)
This is a body balm, essentially a natural alternative to Vaseline. It smells like olive oil, which isn't particularly bad. Unless you don't like the smell, but personally I prefer it to artificial fragrances. Overall I like it because it is a basic multipurpose balm, natural (no petroleum or lanolin), and it works.
The only things stopping me from giving it 5 lippies is the price (I got it for cheap but I'm not sure I'd pay over $20 for the 50g tub if it turns out it was a labelling error and I got lucky). Also, the packaging is not totally hygienic, as it is in a tub which can get contaminated relatively easily.
EDIT: Cannot find in priceline anymore. Guess that means I'll only be able to use the one tub :(
UPDATE 4/13: Tried something else from the Botani line and it was awful, and all items are really overpriced. Especially because of the fact everything smells the same and the packaging is boring and ugly.
I noticed the balm was quite grainy, and this has increased my dislike for it over time. Also, I havent actually found as many uses for it as I thought. It will make your nails shine, but so will olive oil itself.
Can't see myself purchasing this again, or anything from the Botani line, even if it was on sale. Its not really differentiated particularly well in the 'natural beauty' market, and looks so ugly in comparison to heaps of natural beauty brands.