A review by guest writer Liz Wyllie.
Aside from Sun protection, moisturiser is one of the most important elements of any skincare routines. The skin is the biggest organ in your body and organs need water. Moisturiser just doesn’t add water back into your skin, but it traps the water you already have in there, plumps it up and protects it.
There’s nothing worse than dry skin. I live for that daily moment where I can smear on moisturiser and feel that instant relief from that itchy tight feeling. Isobel Olives Healing balm works really well for me, what was once flaky snake skin is now soft and smooth. The healing balm is so rich and I love that it comes in a jar.
What makes the formula of Isobel Olives healing balm so great is just how rich it is. A little goes a long way. A pea sized dab is enough to deliver a creamy hydration to your entire face or hands, or wherever you need it. It slowly melts into the skin without feeling sticky or tacky. That’s in part to the blend of Olive Oil which delivers the ingredients into your skin. The ingredients are wonderfully New Zealand and include Manuka Honey and our natives Kawakawa and Totara..
This healing balm has never left my skin slick or greasy, even when I overdose on it, which is kind of a miracle. If I’m using it on my face, my makeup goes on smoother and I don't have nasty dry patches pop-up throughout the day. I also really love the fact it is unscented. It doesn’t interfere with any other fragrance I may use and it makes the whole moisturizing experience a little more decadent without feeling perfume-y. I've been using this cream every day for more than a month, and it's quickly become my favourite moisturiser. I even smear it all over my hands, and they are no longer like snake skin. It's just that good.
COME AND MEET US AT THE MARLBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday in Blenheim, Isobel Olives has a stall at the Marlborough Farmers Market. You can come taste, and fall in love with our locally produced extra virgin olive oil made with genuine Marlborough olives!
We have Four types of olive oil to choose from, including a rare speciality Koroneiki oil, as well as beeswax cloths, and lip balms.
Wondering about how to buy extra virgin olive oil? We can tell you all about making olive oil, how it was produced locally at the Marlborough olive press and even recipes for cooking!
Just ask for Chris!
See you this Sunday.
Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil