Sunday, January 15, 2012

DHC Olive Leaf Cream

I have a few sample sachets of DHC Olive Leaf Cream that fill more than half a small jar and this is just the perfect season to use them up ^.^ I use this cream mostly as an intensive night moisturizer every other 2 nights or during the day on the weekends as I lounge around the house. 

***Picture from DHC North America.

Honestly, my first thought upon touching this cream is, eeps, this is serious sh*t! Despite its glossy appearance, this is a heavy cream that is thick and greasy to the touch. It has a funny scent too that is a mixture of cream, oil, and chemical with a whiff of alcohol. In short, I can't believe I've been putting this stuff on my face! ...But it's actually not that bad ^.^ It fact, it's quite a decent intensive cream that does absorb well and is only slightly greasy when I over apply. So really, I only need a tiny little dab for each region of my face (forehead, sides, and chin area), and the tiny little re-used Clinique All About Eyes Rich sample jar has been lasting me for a couple of months now! I especially appreciate that it doesn't turn my face into a oil field the next morning, which happens every now and then even with a light moisturizer (I have dry combination skin with dry cheeks and oily t-zones). If anything, it makes my skin  supple and soft and I can actually see the plumpness around my cheek and under eye area that can look dry and withered if I don't take care to moisturize adequately. I like this cream!

I guess this means I will be watching DHC for a promotion ^.^ Yep, I like this cream enough to want to buy the full size 1.4 oz. jar, which will probably last me for freakin' ever! Considering how much I use each time, I guess even paying the retail price wouldn't be that bad, but of course I'm cheap so I don't want to pay retail, ever :P

DHC Olive Leaf Cream:
Water/aqua/eau, butylene glycol, ethyl oleate, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, squalane, glyceryl stearate SE, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, pentylene glycol, lanolin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium PCA, glyceryl stearate, sucrose stearate, batyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, behenyl alcohol, dimethicone, tocopherol, sodium citrate, potassium hydroxide, serine, allantoin, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, panax ginseng root extract, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, biosaccharide gum-1, retinyl palmitate, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, royal jelly extract, arachis hypogaea (peanut) oil, menthol, hydrolyzed rye phytoplacenta extract, citric acid.
***List of ingredients from DHC North America.


kuri said...

ooh, I'm on the lookout for good moisturizers; maybe this will work on the bf's super dry skin

D. said...

Hi kuri,

I like this cream, but I know my hubby would hate it for its greasiness to the touch. Would your bf tolerate that? I hope it will work for him too!

Good luck!


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