The olive oil based skin care line, Olive + M is the most inspiring natural skin care line. As you all know, I love products with minimal ingredients that I can recognize. In skin care, often, less is more. The skin can actually thrive on simple, pure oils rather then creams and cleansers filled with chemicals in order to achieve consistency, lather and prolonged shelf life. Pure simple oils are the most direct and potent way to deliver goodness to your skin. Olive & M totally gets this. The base of their products is always the antioxidant rich, olive oil. By adding other oils such as rosehip seed oil, castor oil, pomegranate seed oil, essential oils etc., they provide the most rich and nourishing cleansing oil I have ever tried, or created.
To read more about the benefits of olive oil on the skin go HERE.
The founder of Olive + M, Mariska Nicholson started this business with a passion for creating her own natural, simple skin care. Much like me, and most likely you too! She began experimenting with combinations of different oils, finding that certain mixtures were giving her skin such a radiant glow that family and friends were anxious to know what she was up to! Soon after, her personal cocktail became a favorite among many and it was evident she had created something truly special.
“I believe to maintain our naturally beautiful skin we don’t have to compromise our well being or the well being of our planet. Mother Nature has laid the bounty before us, we just need to respectfully utilize her offerings and I intend to do just that using Olive the Good Stuff!”
I love stories like this. Women with vision and drive making something beautiful and lucrative out of nothing-it’s truly inspiring and I just had to support this line….. and I’m so glad I did. I have been using the cleansing oil for almost a month now. I use it as my oil cleansing method cleanser. It smells divine. I absolutely love the smell of olive oil and through my experimenting have found that when it is combined with other oils and essential oils, the smell is nothing short of captivating.
I find that with Oil Cleansing Method cleansers, it is very hard to get the balance correct between the castor oil, which is the “cleansing oil”, and the nourishing oil. Castor oil can be drying so if you don’t use the right combination of nourishing oils with it, you can end up with more issues then you started with. Olive + M’s cleansing oil is so gentle. It literally takes my mascara off in seconds and melts away the grime from the day. I enjoy my OCM time so much, thanks to this new oil, that sometimes once my makeup has been totally removed, I use the oil again just because my skin likes it so much! After cleansing with this oil my skin feels smooth and so clean.
For those of you that are new and don’t know what oil cleansing is all about let me give you a quick breakdown-Oil Cleansing is a very gentle way to cleanse your skin. It is based on the scientific fact that “oil dissolves oil”. Oil removes makeup exceptionally well and unlike most cleansers, it doesn’t strip your skin as it removes dirt and makeup. By using a hot/warm cloth, you remove that oil and dirt from your pores and repeat the action of the warm cloth 1 or 2 more times. The warmth of the cloth opens up the pores while the oil encourages dirt and makeup out. After doing the OCM, your pores should be squeaky clean but your skin should feel soft and smooth rather then tight and dry.
Cleansing Oil ingredients-
Olea europaea (Olive) Oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Organic Helianthus anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Organic Rosa canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Organic Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Oryza sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus anuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) Oil, Lavandula officinalis (Lavender) Oil, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) Oil.
Another aspect I love about this line is that they use local olive oil. Since Olive + M is based in Austin, they sourced and then partnered with a local Texan ranch for their olive oil. How great is this for quality control?!
Go HERE to read more or purchase Olive + M’s cleansing oil.
Also, Olive + M offers a sample set for all their products. Go HERE for that.
If you are experiencing skin issues whether it be acne to aging, this cleansing oil is possibly the answer. Many people have had dramatic results when using the OCM and when you find a balanced, high quality cleansing oil, success is almost guaranteed.
As usual, with any product suggestions I do I stand behind them 100%. Olive + M is not an affiliation of mine so I do not make a commission if you buy their products. I just fell in love with what I have tried and wanted to share them with you. The cleanser may seem a bit pricey but it will last forever. As you can see from the pics, mine is going to last a long time! Also, you are paying for quality. You truly get what you pay for in this case.