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Olivarrier Skin Barrier pH 5.5 Emollient Extra Comfort Cream
Country of Origin
Where does it fit in your routine?
This is a moisturizing cream. Use before sunscreen in the morning or as the last step at night.
Slender, squeezeable tube that is 1/3 white and 2/3 olive green.
Color and texture
Dense but airy cream. White in color.
- 5% PANTHENOL
Panthenol is a precursor to Vitamin B5. It is primarily useful for increasing skin hydration, reducing transepidermal waterloss (TEWL), and enhancing barrier function. Furthermore, 5% panthenol has been shown to be as effective as a 1% hydrocortisone ointment at treating childhood atopic dermatitis in one study.
-Other Noteworthy Ingredients————-
- Oils: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES, SHEA BUTTER, SQUALANE, OLIVE OIL, CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL, AVOCADO OIL
- Extracts: MADECASSOSIDE, GREEN TEA LEAF, BROCCOLI, ZANTHOXYLUM PIPERITUM FRUIT, PULSATILLA KOREANA, LICHEN
- CERAMIDE NP
Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter, Glycerin, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Madecassoside, Allantoin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Arginine, Ceramide NP, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Octydodecanol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Dodecane, Isohexadecane, Isoeicosane, Octadecane, Tetradecane, Dimethicone, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linoleic Acid
Cosdna identifies squalane (1), cetearyl alcohol (2), olive oil (2), avocado oil (2), cetyl alcohol (2), dimethicone (1), and butylene glycol (1) as acne triggers and cetearyl alcohol (2), cetyl alcohol (2), and carbomer (1) as potential irritants.
The things I like most about this cream is that it is fragrance-free and comes in a <100ml sized tube, making it transportable and TSA-friendly.
Beyond that, this cream did not work for my skin at all.
Despite having a thickish texture, this cream was not substantial enough for my dry skin, even in summer. If I apply too much, this cream would not sink in and the minute I step outside into 90+ degree LA weather, it melts into an oily mess. If I apply a reasonable amount, it doesn’t seem to do anything. On days I used air conditioning, I would have dry patches around my nose by the end of the day. On days without air conditioning, my skin would feel parched and dehydrated.
I have sensitive skin and did not notice any soothing or calming effects from the panthenol. It also did not irritate my skin, which is a positive, but overall, definitely a let down.
Overall Score: 2.5/5