A’pieu Olive Facial Oil Moisture Care Review:
I have been using facial oils recently. I find they are a nice way of, mainly, turning a normal cream into a night cream. Also, they allow me to use less moisturizing creams that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to use in the winter – and would eventually go to waste because silly me had already opened them. I also use facial oils as a quick fix when out of the house, and as a sole moisturizer in some cases. And if you’re worried that facial oils aren’t for you just because you have oily skin: that is not necessarily the case. In fact, some oils can be more beneficial than creams!
But we are here to talk about this specific oil. Which I bought firstly because it was inexpensive – and I really wanted to see how good an inexpensive oil can be. And secondly because it was olive oil and I’m Mediterranean so try making me resist that.
– The bottle that gives moisture to the skin.
– It includes olive oil and can have multiple functionalities.
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenyltrimethicone, Olive Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Fragrance
How to use:
1. After applying toner, get 1-2 drops on the palm of your hands. Cover the face with both hands and gently pat until oil is fully absorbed.
2. Add 1-2 drops to your foundation or BB cream for a shiny and moist look.
3. Make an oil type of mist by mixing your toner and the oil in a 7:3 or 8:2 ratio. Shake it before using and apply on face, hair, body, wherever you need.
4. Mix your toner with the oil to make a mask by soaking it on cotton pads and applying it to your face.
5. Mix with your cream in a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio for extra moisture, and to increase your makeup’s adherence to the skin.
6. On the last step of cleansing, add a few drops of the oil to your rinsing water to and splash it onto the skin, to prevent moisture loss.
7. Make a scrub mask by mixing it with thick black sugar in a 1:1 ratio.
8. Use it as an oil makeup remover anywhere anytime.
My Skin Type:
Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.
A’pieu Olive Facial Oil Moisture Care Review:
This oil bottle has a very simplistic design, not particularly nice nor bad. It is a chubby bottle that fits in the grip of a fist, and it is quite handy to carry around because of its size.
At first, I thought 50 ml were… nothing, but didn’t complain due to its price. It’s a product that sells under 10$ which is not only cheap for a facial oil, but later I found out 50 ml is way more than I thought!
The product comes out through a hole and I admit at first, I thought it would go terribly wrong. I thought it would be impossible to dispense the product by the drop. Turns out I was wrong, by the way, this is perfectly made in a cheap and affordable way – there is no need for pipette dispensers.
A-ha! And here is what I meant. I have been using this oil for one month, at least once a day. I use it by the 3 or 4 drops usually. And there is still this much left! When it comes to facial oil, a little goes a long way.
As a single moisturizer:
I tried using it as a single moisturizer, as I said. It didn’t work for me, like some other (more expensive) oils did. My face ended up being greasy, and the oil never really absorbed into the skin 100%. However, you can see that on my hand skin it looks nice. Well, my hand skin is dry. But when I rubbed my finger there it still felt slippery and oily. Not to mention it did increase my oil production during the day.
The scent is of… olive oil. Literally! Yes, they added some fragrance, of flowers or something, but to me the predominant smell is still of olive oil. However, nothing particularly intense. And nothing bothersome, because I love olive oil and the last thing I want is for my face to smell like food.
Cream + oil:
This is how I usually use this oil. This is the point that makes me give it the final rating – since this is my goal for it.
I use this much cream with 4 drops of oil, mix with my finger, and then apply. I swear, my cheek skin is so happy I don’t even mind that shine there. The shine only shines there so it kind of feels more like a glow – it’s amazing!
Foundation + oil:
I don’t usually wear foundation so I only own one that basically feels like an essence-type foundation. So it already is perfect and doesn’t dry my skin, and makes it feel nice and natural.
Regardless, here is a photo of my (moisturized) hand without it, and then with foundation and oil. You can see that “I just applied a facial cream” shine on my hand in the bottom photo. It’s not a look that I prefer but in Korea you know they love that shine.
As a makeup remover:
Well, I would use it only as a last resort since I have a lot of removers and not that many oils. But of course, I decided to try it.
It removes easily and with almost no scrubbing, and since it’s an oil even when I scrub I can do it gently and without friction. It cleans perfectly, but in the end, I had to use a normal cleanser to remove the oiliness. So, it still needs double cleansing as an oil cleanser.
In the photo I used eye shadow, mascara, two eye pencils, and lipstick.
As a facial mask (with toner):
I honestly didn’t have any hopes for this functionality at all. But after trying it a few times not only do I like it but also, I think it’s a great way to use toners or toner samples that are below my needs (aka lower quality products).
The oil that lingers when I use it as a single cleansing doesn’t stay in this case after I apply the rest of the skin care. I even can use a sleeping mask at night. Of course, it does give your skin more shine than a normal mask. But after all is done, no more oil production than normal.
I would try this oil in my rinsing water too, but my house is really small, so I don’t even have a big bowl I can try that in. But, to put it short, you fill it with lukewarm water and drop some oil there. Mix it and either sink your face there or splash the water there. I would like to try it, it honestly looks like it would feel nice..hehe.
I would definitely use it to make a mist since it’s not a waste of product (as I feel it would be with expensive oils) but it is a decent and effective product.
I can also not try it as a scrub mask because I have no decent sugar, but I’m guessing it’ll be a moisturizing version of what you can do with Aloe gel.
However, I think it’s too oily for oily skins. A facial oil used as a single moisturizer isn’t supposed to make a combination skin oily (although the Green Tea Seed Oil from Innisfree made me 3x oilier than this), and this A’pieu oil not only makes my skin oily when used as a single moisturizer but in some usages the trace of oiliness was still there even though the product was diluted in others (ex: as in the last two instances, even though I keep using it as the last one). This product should work great if you have dry skin.
Overall a good product, especially if you buy it at a discounted price. Not as a single moisturizer, but definitely a good product for the price.
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