Review – Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream (Over Oil)
My favourite thing to do while commuting to and fro my workplace (it’s a long commute!) is to scroll through Instagram and view the skincare routine of others. While doing so, I kept coming across this cream from Jane Scrivner called the ‘OO’cream and it piqued my interest because it was billed as a cream to apply over your facial oils (‘OO’ actually means Over Oil). Now many people have different views on the best way to apply facial oils, some recommend applying oils after your face cream and some would argue that oils should be applied before the face cream. But this cream has cleared up the confusion! It specifically states that it should be applied after your facial oils! I’ve been using this product for around one month and I’m ready to share my thoughts with you. Shall we begin by checking out its ingredients first?
English spring water aqua, oat kernel extract avena sativa (o), aloe vera aloe barbadensis, sun flower helianthus annus (o), shea butter butyrospermum parkii (o), cetearyl alcohol (emollient from coconut), argan argania spinosa (o), rose hip extract rosa canina (o), white birch betula pendula, glyceryl stearate (Coconut origin emulsifier), calendula calendula officinalis, phenylethyl alcohol natural (ecocert preservative), coco glucosides (coconut and fruit sugar thickening agent), eye bright (euphrasia officinalis), orange citrus aurantium (o), palmarosa cymbopogon martini, rose geranium pelargonium graveolens (o), tocopherol vitamin e, rose absolute rosa centefolia, vanilla vanilla plantifolia, benzoin styrax benzoin, sodium phytate (salt form of the corn derived phytic acid), sodium hydroxide, (alkaliser made by leaching ashes to maintain PH balance of materials) benzyl alcohol (plant derived preservative), *citral *euganol *geraniol *citronellol *farnesol *linalool *limonene *benzyl benzoate *benzyl cinnamate. *naturally occurring components of essential oils.
How does the Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream fare?
The Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ cream looks really rich but it actually has a light whipped cream texture that is very easy to spread. But don’t be fooled by its texture! This cream packs a strong hydrating punch and you only need a small amount. I will usually use the scoop included with the product to scoop out the cream, swipe it all over my palms and gently smooth it onto my face and neck until it is fully absorbed. It has a strong smell of roses which left me feeling very relaxed after using it.
Jane Scrivner claims that this product locks in moisture, nourish, protect and mattify, leaving you with smooth, soft and hydrated skin without the shine. And I would wholeheartedly agree with her claims! I’ve been doing some experimental testing on my skin by mixing my Differin gel with another product (I’ll update you guys after I’ve had some time to evaluate the results from the experiment!) and I would usually layer this product over them. This product is specially formulated to fortify the skin’s acid mantle and protect from trans epidermal moisture loss. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is smooth, calm and hydrated even though the “experimental mixture” is known to be drying to the skin. On nights when I don’t use Differin, I layer this cream over my face oils and it also helps to form a thin film to lock in the nourishment from the oils, and does all this without leaving me looking like a grease ball! Major love for this product! I’ve also gotten their Affirmative face oil and I’ll update once I’ve used it for longer.
Where can you find it?
You can buy this product from their official website. It retails at £39 (100 ml sized!) and they offer a 10% discount for your first order with them. They deliver worldwide and if you are ordering this product outside of the UK, they would refund UK taxes to you (around 20%). Fantastic value for such a great product!
Thank you for reading!