Oille Collection Launch
When I first started sharing my love for skincare and beauty, meeting brand creators was always an aspirational wish of mine. There's something about speaking with the people behind the brand, asking them what inspired them to create their formulas, what their favorite ingredients are and even where their brand is going in the future. Learning more about brands helps me to deeply connect with them on a more personal level. In comes Oille.
I was first introduced to the brand through a green beauty subscription box called Art of Organics. They had the Cleansing Milk and a small sample of the Facial Serum Cleanser in one of their boxes. Since then, this brand has gone through a transformation, introducing their formulas to the beautiful Miron Glass bottles, further preserving their ingredients. They officially launched on June 15 with the new collection.
Oille is specifically known for GC/MS lab testing. This specifically tests essential oils to ensure they weren't diluted or adulterated in any way. Apparently, more than 90% of essential oils on the market aren't pure and this brand helps to filter through and select only the most potent form of them.
Onto the fun stuff. Prior to the launch of the new collection, Kirsten King (founder of Oille) personally reached out to me (which was incredibly flattering) to discuss her line with me and collaborate on ways we can share her products with all of you. First up are my reviews of 3 products I was lucky to try...then a fun treat for you.
Ingredients: Helianthus annuus* (Sunflower), Ricinus communis* (Castor), Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon), Ananas sativus (Pineapple Enzyme Extract), Camellia sinensis* (Green Tea Extract), Tocopherol (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Citrus sinensis*^ (Sweet Orange), Pelargonium x asperum*^ (Geranium), Lavandula angustifolia*^ (Lavender)
Meant to be a first cleanse, this Serum Cleanser removes all traces of makeup, prepping the skin for a nice and gentle second cleanse. The presence of Sunflower and Castor oil help bind to makeup and lift it away leaving skin feeling soft and not dry. At first, I found this cleanser too thick for me. But after a couple of uses, I finally figured out the perfect way to use it to give me the effect I wanted. I first remove my mascara with Bioderma (unfortunately this is the only thing that touches my eyes for makeup removal) then I massage a nice thick layer of the cleansing serum onto dry skin. I get in the shower and let it settle and melt in for a few minutes. I then take a nice steamy flannel and press it against my skin and allow the steam to further melt the cleanser. It comes of so gently, without needing to pull or press the flannel too much. My skin loves it this way! The scent is very subtle of citrus and lavender...perfect for unwinding at the end of an evening.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Potassium oleate* (from Sunflower Oil), Potassium cocoate* (from Coconut Oil), Aloe barbadensis* (Aloe Vera), Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon), Sodium chloride (Sea Salt), Glycerin*, Cymbopogon martini var. motia*^ (Palmarosa), Citrus limon*^ (Lemon), Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor*^ (Rosemary), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Potassium citrate, Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Citric acid
This has to be one of my favorite cleansers. According to Kirsten, it's meant for normal to oily skin and it offers a very deep cleanse. I know many of you have had different experiences than I when using this cleanser. I've heard it can burn, tingle or dry out the skin...but for me, it offers a creamy emulsion that washes away (without a flannel) and leaves my skin soft and clean without stripping it of moisture. I can even take it near my eyes and I've never felt any discomfort. I love using it in the mornings because I find it refreshing and it leaves my skin balanced and ready for my moisturizer. The scent is very mild...like a watermelon dough mixture. Strange...but I love it!
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis* (Aloe Leaf Juice), Persea gratissima* (Avocado Oil), Alcohol*, Simmondsia chinensis* (Jojoba Oil), Emulsifying Wax (Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60), Elaeis guineensis* (Palm Oil), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Aspalathus linearis* (Rooibos Tea Extract), Daucus carota*^ (Carrot Seed Oil), Boswellia carterii** ^ (Frankincense Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Oil), Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), DL-panthenol (Provitamin B5), Melia azadirachta* (Neem Oil), Rosmarinus officinalis* (Rosemary Extract), Helianthus annuus* (Sunflower Oil), Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid *USDA Certified Organic Oil**Wild-Crafted ^GC/MS Lab-Tested Vegan | Not tested on animals
This eye cream, when it first came to me was pure liquid...granted it was 95 degrees outside when it was delivered. After 24 hours, standing in room temperature, it solidified into a soft bouncy cream/oil texture. The Aloe base provides a nice soothing layer of hydration that my eyes love. I think this cream is perfect for the summer as it offers a light hydration layer but I will need something a bit more nourishing and thicker in the colder months (stay tuned for an eye cream post coming soon). Something that I wasn't a huge fan of was the scent. It was quite strong (perhaps too much emulsifying wax) but it disappears within a few seconds post application. After sharing this with Kirsten, she took the feedback to heart and said she'll work on it for the next batch. That alone made me fall in love with her even more.
So there you have my review of three of Oille's products. One of my favorite things about this brand is the personal connection I developed with the founder Kirsten. It was so refreshing discussing her formula's, my likes and suggestions...and best of all...her actually listening and taking my feedback so humbly. I value people's feedback all the time because I think it helps me grow as a person and expand my knowledge. And anytime someone takes my thoughts to heart...it makes me feel amazing.
And to further show Kirsten's generosity, she is offering one of my Instagram followers + a friend all of the above reviewed products for free! If you haven't checked, go to my Instagram and join the giveaway.
Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. No affiliate links were used. These products were gifted to me with absolutely no obligation to review. As always, my review is from the heart.