Oloa Korean Skincare, Review
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"KBeauty" has been trending for all the right reasons (innovative technology, unique ingredients, potent formulations, and affordable prices to name a few) and in today's post, we will be chatting about a brand called Oloa.
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
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Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule
Oloa Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule (42 USD; Made in Korea) - is described as an antioxidant-rich serum that helps heal the skin barrier. It also revitalizes, protects, and brightens the skin, all while preventing moisture loss and inducing natural collagen production.
This Oloa creation is housed in a cute dropper bottle that looks simple yet modern. You are working with 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz worth of product. One of the first things you might notice is the serum's bright orange-yellow coloring, which most likely comes from Turmeric or Microalgae. The second thing is the Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule gentle lavender scent, which feels soothing yet dissipates once the product is applied.
This is a water-based, Glycerin-rich (occlusive layer) formula that also lists Phaeodactylum Tricornutum Extract (Microalgae), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sage Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Extract (anti-inflammatory herb), and Olive Fruit Extract as its top ingredients. PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) are added Omega-3 Fatty Acids that strengthen the skin barrier and promote healthy, nourished skin. Fucoxanthin (a marine carotenoid that stimulates collagen production) is here to protect from UV damage and outside stressors.
Essentially there are more unique green extracts and oils in the mix, which makes the Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule well-balanced and potent. I am happy to see Cetearyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol) lower on the ingredients list because there is a lesser risk of having an adverse reaction for skin types sensitive to alcohol derivatives.
Not quite a "con" but this formula contains a small amount of Lavender Extract/Oil, which is considered as an allergen by some. Personally, my skin loves it but I thought to mention it just in case yours does not.
The brand suggests using a full dropper right after toner and before moisturizer (be it AM or PM routine). The Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule absorbs quickly, leaving you with a nice glow. From my experience, it played well with other skincare products and never felt greasy or heavy.
Skin is instantly hydrated and soft. The feeling of dryness or tightness disappears. When used overnight, you wake up with supple and plump skin. No irritation occurred.
When I started using the Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule my skin barrier was damaged by another product I was testing, however, I soon noticed just how fast it was getting stronger. Fewer breakouts, more brightness. Well-balanced, healthy skin.
After having the Fuco Antioxidant Ampoule as part of my routine for quite some time now, I can say that it quickly became a favorite. It is one of those trustworthy serums that you can use daily. It lives up to its claims and will work exceptionally well for drier/dehydrated skin types as it is both lightweight and potent. A beautiful creation that deserves an A.
Pufa Hydra Relax Cream
Oloa Pufa Hydra Relax Cream (45 USD; Made in Korea) - is the brand's deeply moisturizing and regenerative formula that promises to heal, protect, and rejuvenate the skin.
You get 50 ml/1.69 fl oz worth of product in each jar. Minimalistic yet practical packaging. What's inside matters the most though and there are quite a few interesting things to look at.
Besides PUFA and Fucoxanthin discussed earlier in this post, we also have Macadamia Seed Oil (antioxidant powerhouse), Centella Asiatica (strengthens skin barrier), Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide. The Pufa Hydra Relax Cream has a yellow tint to it, which occurs because Microalgae is one of the key ingredients here.
Similar to the ampoule, this cream has a light lavender scent to it which disappears once the product gets in touch with the skin. Lavender Extract/Oil is listed at the end of the ingredients list which might be a deal breaker for those of you sensitive to it. As for me, I like it and had no issues.
You use the Pufa Hydra Relax Cream as the last step of your skincare routine. The consistency is on the cream-gel side, where it is potent yet lightweight enough that it hydrates and doesn't sit heavy on the skin. Once applied there is a bit of shine though, which is something (as a person with dry skin) I actually enjoy.
Skin feels well moisturized and nourished. This comfortable sensation lasts well throughout the night or day (depending on when you choose to apply it).
The Pufa Hydra Relax Cream is a reliable, "do it all" moisturizer that delivers what it promises. Over time skin becomes less sensitized. The biggest improvement that I noticed was in my skin barrier. I see fewer breakouts and experience little to no signs of dehydration or tightness. No clogged pores, little to no skin texture as well.
If you have a drier skin type, I think you might really enjoy the Pufa Hydra Relax Cream. Especially if you experiment with actives and need a soothing moisturizer to use afterward to calm the skin, this product is perfect for that. It glides on like butter and heals the sensitized skin reasonably fast compared to other creams I have tried in the past. And if you want an antioxidant boost, look no further. I am quite happy with this product and give it an A.
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