Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream

So like all people interested in beauty stuff sometimes I can be a complete lemming sheep and try something just because others have said how great it is without any research of my own. Case in point is Oilatum which I purchased after watching a video of the Fabulous Pixiwoo sisters talking about their favourite items. Now Sam mentioned Embryolisse, while Nic favoured Oilatum - and if Embryolisse was easier to obtain I would probably be doing a review on that instead. *hangs head in shame*

Prior to Oilatum I had been using Lancome's Primordiale moisturiser and something in that was making my skin pissy so I wanted a cheap alternative and that's what Oilatum was. In a nutshell I used this product day and night for nearly a month and my skin recovered. Now currently using my second tube I am ready and more importantly motivated to write the review.

Packaging: I love a good plain packaged tube - no issues from me.

Smell: None that I can smell- whoo hoo!

Texture: For me this is somewhere between a cream and a lotion. It is both creamy and light making it very easy to absorb into the skin. I tend to double my moisturisers as eye creams and this did not irritate my eyes in anyway. I love the smooth feeling to my skin once it has absorbed -which happens almost immediately.

Performance against its claims:
 They say:
  • penetrates deeply to intensively nourish irritating, dry and sensitive skin
  • free from fragrances, preservatives and emulsifiers
  • helps to repair your skin's natural barrier
I say:
  • I did feel that this was nourishing to my skin and certainly calmed the irritation I was experiencing
  • as I said I cannot smell anything 
  • not sure how I could prove that, all I can say is that this helped with the issues I was having after using my new Lancome moisturiser

Value for Money: You get a 50ml tube and I paid about $23 AUD including postage from a UK seller both times. I used my first tube of this day and night for over a month before it finally gave out. I think it is a great product but for me the exchange rate and postage costs are reason enough to look around closer to home or even make my own - which is what I have been learning about on other blogs.

Have you tried any Oilatum products?


  1. You know I was totally expecting this to be $10000 so I'm quite surprised it's only $23!
    Do you think you'll get it again?

  2. I would probably get this again if my skin gets upset because I know it works. I'd still like to try the Embryolisse though.

  3. Nice review! I have sensitive skin so this would be perfect for me. Can it only be purchased online/out of Aus? I haven't heard of Oilatum products before

  4. I have this as well! I'm on the fence.. it feels nice on the skin, and really moisturizes, but if I put too much then I look mega oily! So you do have to be a little careful.

  5. This sounds awesome. I'm going through a dry spell, so may need to get a tube. & if I don't like it, it's yours. (;

  6. i thought about getting them because it's often mentioned by pixiwoos too, but it's not available in australia! which seller did you buy from? ebay?

  7. Jennifer - I haven't found an Aus seller yet so tried eBay instead.

    Vintage - Yeah it can be shiny when on but once my foundation is on I don't see the effects anymore. Definitely interested to hear your thoughts too.

    Michelle - I like it as it really helped my skin through a tough patch. I'd be suprised if you don't like it.

    Pretty mum - I purchased mine on eBay both times from this seller -

  8. I've been interested in this moisturiser because of the Pixiwoo sisters too! =) Thank you so much for this review!

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