Olivarrier Comfort Barrier Cream, Review
one for my vegan skincare lovers
One thing that makes me feel excited about the world of Korean Beauty is that there is an endless number of brands for me to discover. Often, you might come across a product that no one talks about [at least in the West], but it is one of the best things you have tried in a long time. One of such products is the star of today’s review.
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My Skin: dry/sensitive
About the Product
Olivarrier Comfort Barrier Cream (26 USD; Made in Korea) – is described as a deeply penetrating moisturizer that improves skin’s barrier over time. It protects, prevents moisture loss, and repairs damage (so long, free radicals and pollution!).
Packaging: when it comes to KBeauty, the best stuff usually comes in the simplest-looking packaging. There is nothing fancy about the way Comfort Barrier Cream looks, yet it is a minimalistic design that I find easy on the eye and functional. You get 50 ml/ 1.69 fl.oz of product.
Formula: now, this is where the fun begins. Don’t judge a moisturizer by its tube – Comfort Barrier Cream is infused with some of the juiciest and skin-loving ingredients I have yet to find in a Western brand. Key ingredients here are: encapsulated Organic Glycerin (moisture), Vegan Ceramide (protection), Fatty Acids (repair), Squalane (anti-inflammation), Yuzu Water (brightening), Sea Buckthorn (elasticity). At the very top reside Shea Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, which are known and loved for their skin-nourishing properties.
Texture: delicious, rich cream texture that glides on beautifully and absorbs well. There is no greasiness, pilling, or tackiness to it.
Application: Comfort Barrier Cream can be incorporated into your AM or PM routine. It is totally up to you when you want to use this cream. I find that a pea-sized amount is all you need for your face (you may add more for the neck). I have been using this moisturizer daily for several months, and I still have a couple of weeks’ worth of product left in the tube.
I have dry skin and prefer to use Comfort Barrier Cream in the morning, right after my Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid serums. It instantly soothes and calms even slightly irritated skin (especially after my chlorine-filled swimming sessions). It spreads out easily and plays well with a wide variety of products in my beauty arsenal.
Long-term Results: balanced, plump, happy-looking skin. Comfort Barrier Cream keeps my skin feeling hydrated all day long. Little to no flaky patches or texture, which is great news. This formula did not clog pores or irritate the skin.
Who is going to love it
If you have a drier skin type, you will love Comfort Barrier Cream. It did wonders for my sensitive skin when it was at its low point (a month ago I had an episode of multiple hormonal breakouts that needed plenty of Salicylic Acid). However, we may react differently to the same ingredients, so please make sure there is nothing in this product that may irritate your skin.
Great for people who like to use various acids and need to protect the skin barrier. Also, a beautiful option for beauties living in colder, drier climates.
If this product could have a Sun sign attached to it, it would be a Taurus. Not the flashiest, perhaps even mysterious, but that is until you get to know it better. That’s when you realize Comfort Barrier Cream is probably the most dependable, straight-to-the-point, and helpful product in the face cream category. It does exactly what it says; is made of feel-good ingredients, doesn’t pretend to be anything but its potent self, and will not cause any drama (that is if you are compatible). If you have a drier skin type, check it out. I will definitely repurchase it in the future and give it my best A+ rating.
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