I’ve heard of MV Organic Skincare for a long time. However, the prices for their skincare are quite steep and it wasn’t easily available in Singapore. It wasn’t until Sep last year (2017) that I decided to treat myself to one of their best-selling moisturisers since it was my birthday month and I had received a 15% off coupon code from Cult Beauty. The product that I’m gonna review today is this – MV Organic Skincare Oxygen Moisturiser. MV Organic Skincare is a skincare brand from Australia that was founded by master facialist and holistic skin specialist Sharon McGlinchey. The MV line was originally developed for those plagued with skin sensitivities such as eczema and rosacea. Since then, it has gained loyal fans from health and beauty journalists, holistic GPs and naturopaths to internationally-renowned stars such as Nichola Joss, British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whitely and actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melissa George and Emma Watson.
As usual, ingredients for the product are below for your reference.
Water, Camellia (Camellia Sinensis) Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate, Rosehip (Rosa Canina Fruit) Oil*, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinesis) Seed Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin E non-GM (Tocopherol), Honeysuckle (Lonicera Caprifolium & Lonicera Japonica) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, with essential oils of: Bitter Orange, Lavender, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Neroli and Carrot Seed.
How does the MV Organic Skincare Oxygen Moisturiser fare?
The MV Organic Skincare Oxygen Moisturiser claims to be energising and regenerative by protecting stressed, devitalized and sun-damaged skin against environmental aggressors. It is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C & E to soothe, elasticise and strengthen. Essential oils of bitter orange, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, carrot seed and neroli works to enhance moisture retention, regulate sebum synthesis, restore radiance and kick-start cellular regeneration and repair.
The product itself comes in a cream form that looks rich but sinks in without leaving any greasiness into my skin. You only need a little bit to cover your whole face since it is pretty spreadable. Use too much and you’ll risk having a too-white face, although the cream does sink in eventually. You are then left with a well-nourished but matte looking face. To me, it’s pretty amazing that a cream with such a creamy texture leaves my face looking literally matte at the end. In fact, I suspect that this cream actually helped to control my oily T-zone. I’ve noticed that ever since I’ve incorporated it into my daytime routine, my mid-day T-zone shine has reduced by quite a lot. I guess its claims of helping to regulate sebum synthesis were not too far-fetched after all for a purely botanical product. My skin also feels well-protected against the drying air-conditioning in my office. Although I’ve bought the small 15ml sized product, it has lasted me around 2 whole months since I only need to use so little of it each time. I can’t say that this is my holy grail product but I do like it enough to repurchase it.
Where can you find it?
I bought the product from Cult Beauty Online. It retails at £24.00 (15ml sized) and £60 (70ml sized).
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