Sunday, June 16, 2013

#OlieLove - Olie Biologique Power Trip Trio Review

A little while ago, I was super excited to get sent this amazing little trio from Olie Biologique.  I have sensitive, acne prone (hormone related) combination skin and when it starts acting up, I go back to my Sea Buckthorn and Tamanu oil mix.  Based on the blends, I had already decided what would and wouldn't work for my skin, or so I thought. When I finally opened up the box and started using these blends, I was instantly in love.

Olie was founded by Linda Alixe Thompson, who to my surprise is a Canadian! Oh Canada! Nothing wrong with being proud right? Right. What's great about Olie, aside from their Canadian founder,  is that their oils are pure and free of any nasties like parabens, artificial fragrances, and anything bad really. Each oil is selected based on how it benefits the skin whether it be calms irritations, soothes, heals, nourishes, restores, and/or hugs your skin with love (I added in this cheesy bit myself). All of their oils absorb quickly and provide maximum results with their less is more (more potent) approach. You've done Canada proud Linda!

To the review we go..

Trio Description: Pure. Potent. Luxurious. This travel trio will have your skin ready for anything your adventures can throw at it. Refillable travel size 5ml vials go anywhere you do. Love one, but haven’t tried the others yet? Now’s your chance! Contains: 004 Huile Moderne Hydrating Oil, 005 Huile Radicale Rejuvenating Oil, & 006 Huile Claire Calming Face Oil.
Retails for $32.50 USD on Olie Biologique.

I had already started using 004 & 006 before taking this picture

004 Huile Moderne Hydrating Oil: The Modern Moisturizer. Argan-rich, laced with rosehip oil and aromatic blends, this daily treatment is a silky skin-soothing hydrator with mood-lifting essential oils for men and women of all ages. 5 ml (Travel Size). Full size retails for $68 USD for 30ml.

Ingredients: 100% USDA Certified Organic Argan Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Bergamot Oil, Neroli Oil & Frankincense Oil

I've tried Argan oil before and know that it doesn't work for my skin, sadly, as amazingly well as it does for most people. It makes my skin red, bumpy and just miserable. Call me selfish but, I didn't want to give this little gem away. What I decided to do was use it on my hair. Oh-em-gee, this stuff works wonders on it! I, first of all, love the masculine and somewhat nutty scent of this oil. It's extremely intoxicating, at least to me. I apply just a little less than half a pump to the ends of my hair while still wet and another little bit after it's fully dry, and it instantly revives and restores life to my chemically damaged hair. It also adds that beautiful aroma of the oil, however, it does fade throughout the day (the scent that is). It doesn't weigh down my fine, fairly straight hair at all. A little goes a very long way with this oil.

I wouldn't purchase the full size of this blend, only because it's a little steep to just use on my hair. I feel like it might go rancid before I get to finish the bottle because of the fact that I need so little. If I was able to use this on my skin and hair, then I'd definitely invest in the full size.

005 Huile Radicale Rejuvenating Oil: Nature’s Plumper and thirsty skin quencher. This overnight treatment oil is a radiance-boosting blend of 8 organic botanicals that helps to brighten dull skin, decrease lines and visibly improve firmness. 5 ml (Travel Size). Full size retails for $68 USD for 30ml. 

Ingredients: Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Blackcurrant Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Grapefruit Oil, Sandalwood, Rose Geranium Oil, Rose Bulgar Oil.

I was not expecting to love this blend, mainly because I don't enjoy the scent of rose, but man did I fall hard. It has a very beautiful, sophisticated rose scent that's not overpowering or sweet. Never did I think anything rose scented would be loved so much by me. Olie, how did you do it!? How!? This oil is so nourishing yet absorbs right into the skin within minutes. I apply it at night, before bed, and wake up to radiantly brighter and plumper skin. I haven't noticed any significant long term changes in the firmness of my skin or a decrease in lines, however, I can only imagine that it would take more time and more oil than what's in this little vial. Same as with the 004 blend, a little goes a very long way.

I would purchase the full size of this oil without a doubt. In fact, once I run out of the vial and finish up a couple of other oils, I'm going to.

NEW 006 Huile Claire Calming Face Oil: The Soothsayer for those stressed-out skin moments. This infusion of lavender and chamomile helps to reduce redness, calm sensitivities and shield skin from the harshness of weather. 5 ml (Travel Size). Full size retails for $68 USD for 30ml.

Ingredients: Organic Camellia Oil, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Calendula Oil, Organic Marula Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Roman Chamomile Oil, Lavender Oil
This was the blend that I most wanted to try and ended up liking least. It's not the performance of the oil that turns me off, but the strong lingering chamomile scent. I do love how this oil soothes and calms my skin, especially after having daily facials or any sort of peel. If my skin is irritated or red at all, especially on my cheeks, I apply about half a pump and it instantly soothes and calms down the redness within a few minutes. I think this oil would be really great during the colder months when skin seems to get even more irritated from the cold, I may hang on to what's left of it until fall. Just to see how well it works then. Once again, a little goes a long way.

If the chamomile scent wasn't so strong, then I'd definitely purchase the full size of this blend.

Final Thoughts: This set is fantastic and well worth the investment. The quality of the oils are outstanding, they're organic and luxurious, they produce results, the vials are refillable which means you can fill all three with your favourite Olie blend(s) to travel with, they sink into the hair and skin with ease, and they're just beautiful blends. Go ahead, pamper yourself girl!

*This set was provided for review consideration. If you follow my blog, you know that I tell it like it is (good or bad). I really did fall in love with this Trio set. I am not being paid or compensated to say anything good about the products or company.


  1. Great review!:) I love reading about different oils, it makes me happy :P Would love to try this, sounds amazing:) xx

    1. Me too! It's funny how people used to avoid oils and now they just love em. The set IS amazing xo

      Ps you look gorgeous in your new blogger display pic :)

    2. Yeah that is really funny :)

      Aww thank you sweetie :D xx

  2. Thanks for this review, Nicole. I'm actually eying this set. :)
    I've stayed incredibly loyal to my current face oil (MVO Organics Anti Aging) but I just want to try something new.

    1. No problem :). It's hard to try something new when you know something works well for you but, luckily this set contains minis & I have no doubt you'll fall in love with at least one xo

  3. I've been really getting into using oils lately. They really are wonderful for the skin!

    Ria x

    1. They are! Welcome to the world of miracle oils :). You're gonna have so much fun trying out all the different ones xo


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