29 Jul 2017

Review: Olivarrier Squalane Fluid Oil I Received from Jolse

I have never been a fan of oil, not only in term of diet but also in skincare. I don't know why, but all women at my age are taught to avoid oil in every aspect of their lives since childhood. This law is only overthrown recently in diet, and women are starting to appreciate having a bit of oil in their foods and also their skin. I don't want to go into the diet part because it would be lengthy and complex, let's focus on what oil can do for our skin.

Gothamista did an excellent video touching various benefits of face oils can bring for different skin types and needs. Allure also highlighted the four major benefits, which are anti-oxidizing, soothing, moisturizing, and boosting that face oils offer in our daily skincare regime.

Different types of face oils have different properties thus distinctive benefits. Lavender oil, for instance, is particularly good at soothing and calming down your skin, which is why you see it is used in many products that offer aroma-therapeutic benefits like Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spots Solution. Tea tree oil is another star in various anti-acne products, most notably Naruko and The Body Shop tea tree lines. Almost all sheet masks especially Taiwanese one contains some sort of citrus oil like bergamot, grapefruit, lime or lemon. Argan oil and marula oil are commonly used in hair care products for their deep nourishing properties. For our review today, we have squalane oil derived from olive. I want to thank Jolse for sending me this adorable Squalane Oil from Olivarrier in exchange of an honest review.

Normally, squalane is derived from shark. Haba has a popular face oil derived from shark liver, but as you know shark is an endanger species so it is important that we find a more environmental-friendly alternative, which in this case, olive-derived squalane. Squalane is a naturally occurring lipids found in plants and animals including human body. It is an emollient with moisture-binding (hydrating) and moisture-loss preventing (moisturizing) benefits. It is also rich in antioxidants that can fence off free radicals damage, repair skin damages, and delay premature aging.

This ingredient is very commonly used in many skincare products with nourishing and moisturizing benefits. Basically anything that you see with the “nourishing” claims contain at least some form of squalane. But having 100% chemical free squalane means a more intense and natural experience of nourishment for those who love squalane especially dry skin people.

The product is packed in a simple dropper container with minimal design to symbolize its use of “pure ingredients”.

The product has a clear and runny liquid consistency. Many people call it lightweight but I personally find it no different than many face oils I have tried out there like Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Belif Rose Gemma Concentrate. I think it is slightly more nourishing than Belif and definitely heavier than Huxley Light and More Oil and Innisfree Soybean Energy Oil. How do I say this? It is an oil, not dry oil so you cannot expect it to performance or feel like a dry oil.


To be very very honest with you guys, I like Huxley Light and More Oil better, but that doesn’t mean that this Olivarrier Squalane Fluid Oil is not as good in quality or performance.

Olivarrier claims that this can provide your skin with intense moisture and nourishment, smoothen your dead skin cells (basically what an emollient does) and calm your skin. Since it has no chemical in it, only 100% squalane, it will be perfect for sensitive skin especially for babies and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers as well. Sounds like baby oil, doesn’t it? And it also claims that it will not clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

Olivarrier also explains why squalane is important for your skin. It states that the amount of the protective ingredient squalane in our skin (naturally at around 2-5%) will slowly decrease from our 20s onwards, hence leading to aging-related issues like freckles, acne, and dryness. Hence supplying our skin with squalane helps to stabilize and nourish our skin for optimized performance.

All these are saying that dry skin type or mature skin will benefit the most from it, not younger or normal-to-oily skin. Although my normal-to-dry and young skin doesn’t appreciate it as much (it doesn’t hate it though, and I suffer no breakouts from the squalane oil), drier parts of my body like my ankles and knees adore it. I also use this as a massaging oil once in a while for my face and body. It provides a nice emollient cushion that prevents excessive pulling of my skin. I also add a drop or two into my cream at night to double it up as a sleeping mask. Pretty much a very multitasking and potent weapon for additional moisturizing and smoothening benefits!


Having said all these, I cannot deny that this is a good product. It is perfect for individuals who want some squalane oil benefits without the associated harmful chemicals. However, since I only use this on my body, I am not sure if I want to spend a fortune on it when I can get a baby oil at 1/10 its price.

- very natural, 0% chemical
- moisturizing, anti-oxidizing and nourishing

- pricey

Overall impression: ★★★☆
Repurchasing: ★★★
You can get this from: Jolse | RoseRoseShop
[Disclaimer] Product is sponsored by Jolse. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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