Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream Protect, Hydrate and Mattify, suitable for all skin types, deeply hydrates the skin without the shine but with film-forming protection.
Thanks to Love Lula, I’ve had a chance to try quite a few products from Jane Scrivner now (I’ve already reviewed their mask) and have a few on my wishlist as well; there’s this air of luxury around Jane Scrivner products, but the prices of their products, even though not very easily affordable, fall somewhere in the middle.
I’ve been using the Jane Scrivner OO Cream for a while now – both in my morning and evening skincare routines and my skin has accepted it with open arms. The Jane Scrivner OO Cream comes in two packaging: one smaller 50ml jar and one larger 100ml, and while the price for the standard 50ml is not easily affordable it is also not extremely pricey, making the cost for the much larger 100ml jar fall under much more economical.
While a jar of this cream comes with a wooden stick for an easier, but above all – more hygienic application, I think it would be far better if the cream would had come in a pump bottle.
The texture (and scent) of Jane Scrivner OO Cream is almost like a slightly melted orange sorbet: the cream is an oil and water based at the same time, so it’s not oily or thick but it’s also not watery or very thin. Even upon the touch, the texture translates into a refreshing, hydrating and light feeling.
The Jane Scrivner OO Cream is one of the most versatile face creams I’ve ever tried – it can be used for basically any skin type and for any season. It can be used alone, in the morning, for its hydrating and matte appearance, on its own or as a foundation primer – both liquid or mineral powder one. It can be used in the evening, again, alone or over a face oil to lock in the moisture. And it can be used during colder or hotter days – it will hydrate the skin but won’t irritate it, but it will always feel light on the skin.
So how about ingredients?
Ingredients: English spring water aqua, oat kernel extract avena sativa (o), aloe vera aloe barbadensis, sun flower helianthus annuss (o), shea butter butyrospermum parkii (o), cetearyl alcohol, argan argania spinosa (o), rose hip rosa canina (o), white birch betula pendula, glyceryl stearate, calendula calendula officinalis, phenylethyl alcohol natural, coco glucosides, 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, sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol, *citral *euganol *geraniol *citronellol *farnesol *linalool *limonene *benzyl benzoate *benzyl cinnamate. *naturally occurring components of essential oils. Sulphate free, paraben free, lanolin free, mineral oil free, artificial colour free, artificial fragrance free, SLS free and petrochemical free. Tested on humans.
Apricot oil has nourishing and softening properties and is very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. Aloe vera hydrates and rejuvenates skin. Sunflower oil is rich with Vitamin A, D and E; it is an antioxidant and a moisturizer and it promotes skin regeneration. Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer; it softens the skin, fights dry skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. Argan oil has anti-inflammatory properties; it softens the skin and is an excellent anti-aging agent. Rose hip oil is a potent anti-ageing ingredient; it repairs, restores and rejuvenates tired and stressed skin. White birch has anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing properties. Calendula has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; it soothes the skin as well as heals the skin.
Orange peel oil has antiseptic and anti-toxin properties. It rejuvenates the skin and acts as a natural exfoliator. Palmarosa oil has antiseptic and antiviral properties; it moisturizes and balances the the skin. It rejuvenates and regenerates the skin. Rosa centifolia has antioxidant and astringent properties. Vanilla vanilla is antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
Potentially problematic ingredients?
Sodium hydroxide (EWG score 3) can be a potential irritant for skin and eyes.
Benzyl alcohol (EWG score 5) can be naturally occurring in essential oils or synthetic. Benzyl alcohol is is used as a solvent and preservative. EU regulation allows a maximum of 1% in cosmetic products. Benzyl alcohol can be a skin allergen and can cause skin and eye irritation.
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My final word?
Jane Scrivner OO Cream is a versatile face cream – when in doubt, which face product to use, you can always count on this one to deliver the promised: hydration, a feeling of nourishment and a lovely scent. It’s suitable for basically any skin type and can be used for any occasion and in any season, whether it’s a liquid/mineral foundation, to lock in face oils or on its own to provide deep hydration – and when used on its own, the hydration will come with a matte finish, which will be especially liked by those, who have oily skin.
Price? It’s not the cheapest natural face cream around, but at the same time – the price is not set up outlandishly high either, especially when you consider the fact that it is a high performing face cream and comes in 50ml jar, which costs £27,00, but an even more economical option comes in a 100ml jar with a price tag of £39,00. While you may be tempted to slather the cream on your face, as it feels so good, a thin layer will suffice and thus last for a really long time.
I’ve been enjoying the Jane Scrivner OO Cream for many months now and do recommend it – especially now, that the warmer and hotter days are ahead of us and if your’e looking for a light but deeply hydrating face cream – give this one a try!
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Have you tried Jane Scrivner OO Cream yet? How did you like it? Given how versatile it is, how do you use it most often? Let me know!
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Jane Scrivner ‘OO’ Cream Protect, Hydrate and Mattify gifted to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.
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