Beauty

Minimalist Skincare with Olivia Klein

Olivia Klein gives you everything you need in skincare, without any of the bells and whistles. The range doesn’t contain any synthetic dyes or fragrances, which makes it great for sensitive and reactive skin types.

Over the last month or so, I’ve been able to test quite a few products from the brand. In this post I’ll give you a breakdown of what I’ve tried, what I’ve liked, and what I recommend.

As far as cleansers go, I’ve tested both the oil wash and care and jelly wash and I like both, but for different reasons.

Oil Wash & Care

This oil cleanser is probably the thickest oil cleanser I’ve ever tried, so it’s great to use in a double cleanse or when I really need something gentle. It’s also perfect for super dry skin, which I’m prone to, especially during the colder months.

Jelly Wash

I really like the consistency of the Jelly Wash, but it’s not exactly the ideal cleanser for dry skin types. I use this for a deeper cleanse but I definitely follow it with a number of products to keep my skin from drying out. It’s a simple cleanser, and it also works well to remove makeup.


Sensitive Spray Toner

If I weren’t sensitive to rose water, this would be a perfect toner for me (and all skin types). I’ve come to learn over the past few months that my skin just doesn’t like rose, so sadly I didn’t love this toner. I would say, however, that for anyone not sensitive to rose water, this is a real winner.

Vitamin Spray Toner

For some reason this toner didn’t really do anything for me either. It didn’t give me a reaction, but upon application my skin felt a bit tingly and irritated. It could be the fruit extracts, or the alcohol. The alcohol is pretty far down in the list of ingredients, but the percentage seems to be high enough to irritate my sensitive skin.

There are some other great ingredients in this toner, though, so if you don’t have sensitive skin this would be a great anti-aging toner thanks to the Vitamin C which is listed third in the ingredient list.


Detox Masque

The Detox Masque also has alcohol in it so my skin didn’t love this either. It does have hyaluronic acid, niacinamide as well as charcoal powder (for the detox effect) which would be a great combination for more acne-prone skin types.

Hydra Lotion

The Hydra Lotion is made for extremely dry skin which is pretty common here in Finland. It’s nice, but it’s not the best moisturizer I’ve ever tried nor is it among the best. Again, I think I would have a better experience with a moisturizer that’s made especially for sensitive skin.

I’ve enjoyed using the products, but a few of them didn’t work for me. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t Olivia Klein products that would work better for me, like the Sensitive Wash, the Base Lotion and the Sensitive Cream.

I will say, thought, if you’re looking for an absolute miracle product you probably won’t it them in this range. Olivia Klein’s products are perfect for anyone who wants a basic – but effective (and clean) – skincare regimen.

I’d recommend Olivia Klein if you’re interested in getting into clean cosmetics, but are looking for an affordable place to start. It’s a Finnish brand which is great, and if you order from TwistBe you get a 100% money back guarantee (and they ship worldwide!).

-Penny

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