Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Olive Baby Range

Khye tends to have bad nappy rash once in a while. I was using Bepanthen® Nappy Care Ointment since Shern's time, but I noticed that it is not working as good on Khye, like it did on Shern.

When it hits, although it is bad, it is nothing very serious. No raw skin or anything, but it gets quite red and rather often. I should say once or twice in a month, which is rather troublesome for me. It gets better after about a week, and then it comes again after a week or two. So I was looking for an alternative to Bepanthen.

I read about Olive Baby Range with rather good reviews, and since I was looking for natural products for my kids, I was happy when the good people from Olive &Tebe provided me with Olive Baby Nappy Cream for review. Just at the right time too.

As for the Olive Baby Massage Oil, initially I emailed them that I do not need it because I don't do baby massage. But she told me that I can use it on myself (what a nice person she is!), so I decided to try it on my ever-dehydrating legs, thus I accepted the product for review.

These are the 2 products I received.
Packaging it simple and I like the cute teddy logo.

So what is Olive & Tebe?
Olive & Tebe is originated from New Zealand, and the skin and bodycare ranges contain extra virgin olive oil, an antioxidant rich in vitamins and minerals which has been used as a beauty secret in the Mediterranean for centuries.

Olive & Tebe products are created by the largest olive estate in New Zealand, Simunovich Olive Estate, with over 40,000 trees producing 150,000 bottles of high quality, award winning extra virgin olive oil every year, much of which goes into the creation of their skin care products.

The founder of the estate, Branka Simunovich said that “olive oil is like mother’s milk. It is the one product in the world that no one is allergic to and that makes it perfect for beauty treatments.

This statement is like music to my ears, and I was very keen to try it on Khye, especially the Baby Nappy Cream.

1) Olive Baby Nappy Cream

The first thing I noticed is that it is a nice different texture when applying cream instead of ointment. The cream is non-sticky and very easy to apply.

The olive oil does it magic, and I feel it takes a shorter time for the nappy rash to heal. On the 3rd day of applying, the rash is almost gone, so I must say it is good. I've been using it for almost 3 weeks now, and Khye only had one bad rash stint. So I am hoping that this olive oil with natural plants formula is indeed helping to provide a better barrier for the prevention of nappy rash.

Another thing I love is that it comes in a tube with an attached lid. A great improved packaging when compared to Bepanthen. No more looking for that tiny plastic screw cap during diaper change!

2) Olive Baby Massage Oil
I open the screwed cover and put my nose near it to take a whiff. I must say that the first impression based on smell alone was not a good one. It smelled of..erm...oil. Nothing too bad, but it has an oily smell which I didn't quite like it.
But then when I tried applying some on my dehydrating legs, I couldn't smell the oily smell. Somehow, once applied on my skin, the oily smell totally disappeared and what's left is just a very mild nutty smell which smells quite pleasant. I guess it must be the smell of the blend of almond oil, jojoba oil and extra virgin olive oil.

Application of the oil on my legs was very easy. It spread easily on my legs and absorbed right into my skin, leaving my legs not oily at all. The oil is there but somehow there is no greasy feel, which I am both amazed and surprised. Where did all the oil gone? My legs must be super damn dehydrated to absorbed all the oil!

I also added a few drops of it in Khye's bath for some gentle skin nourishment.

I must say I simply love this Baby Massage Oil, despite my initial skepticism towards this product. I may even start to give Khye a baby massage, seeing how much I love this.

Overall, I am pleased with the results of these 2 products. I must say that after using them, I am now more amazed by the magic of olive oil.


Olive and Tebe products are available at the following outlets and counters in departmental stores. Pls click here to see the list.

For more info on Olive and Tebe, please visit their websites and and also their Facebook page.

* Disclosure: I received an Olive Baby Nappy Cream (75ml) and an Olive Baby Massage Oil(100ml) for review purpose, but no monetary incentive was received. All text and opinions are of my own and represents my honest opinion of the product(s).


Sharon Cornelius-Xavier said...

oh cool...will try this when I have my lil bub. :)

tanshuyin said...

Sharon......when u having? quick quick quick, i cant wait!!! :)