Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Oleo Bodycare: Replenishing Facial Moisturiser

Award winning Oleo Bodycare products are handmade by Olivia Chapman, a Professional Aromatherapist who is also a massage therapist.  The products are made in her workshop in Dorset in small batches using high quality ingredients. 

There are no parabens, synthetic fragrances and colours, mineral oil, SLS and no animal testing. Products are packaged in brown recyclable glass and the brand was launched in Spring 2009.

I was sent their best seller Replenishing Facial Moisturiser (£16.50 for 60g)* and some samples to review.

This cream is super rich and best for dry and mature skin types. I found it a little bit heavy for my skin during the day so have been using it at night.  It is packed full of nourishing plant oils and is heavenly scented with Rose & Neroli essential oils.  It won a Highly Commended for Best Moisturiser Category - The Green Parent in 2011.

Use AM and PM after cleansing and toning - a little goes a long way making this excellent value for money.

I was also sent four generous size samples to try:

Frankincense & Palmarosa Face Mask - this mask is suitable for all skin types and smells gorgeous! It is a Kaolin and Clay based mask which removes impurities and rebalances the skin.  Apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. I'd buy this full size.

Gentle Face Wash - this is a mild foaming cleanser which refreshes and cleans the skin. I'm enjoying using it in my morning shower. Scented with lemon and geranium essential oils. Massage onto damp skin before rinsing. Another I'd be happy to buy.

The other two samples I didn't really find worked for my skin/hair:

Gentle Facial Exfoliator - again this smells beautiful. It contains essential oils of lemon, geranium and patchouli with crushed walnut shells in a creamy base. I found this wasn't scrubby enough for my liking although nice enough to use. Apply to damp skin in circular movements. Rinse.

Rosemary & Nettle Shampoo - an award winning shampoo which gently cleanses the hair adding volume and bounce. I found it left my hair feeling heavy, dull and didn't really suit my hair type.

All in all, I am really impressed with what I tried and I definitely want to try some more products from the range. Have you used any Oleo products?

*PR samples


  1. I've never heard of this brand but their products sound lovely!

    1. I definitely recommend them. x

  2. I love the packaging, and the product itself sounds like a great night cream. I love the sound of the face mask, too! xxx
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    1. Me too! It is! The mask is gorgeous x