I always get excited when I discover a great skincare brand and it is even better when that brand is from Poland, my home country. Such was the case with Oio Lab, a Polish line that consists of 8 unique oils that address different skin conditions including inflammation, dehydration, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and sagging.
Oio Lab’s’ three core values: respect for nature, a hunger for knowledge that drives them to continue researching, and fascination with traditional knowledge really resonate with me.
The brand approaches beauty holistically and is based on the concept of clean science, which in Europe, means not using over 1200 ingredients that are banned by law (these ingredients are still allowed in US products). Olio Lab combines organic, cold-pressed plant extract oils and enriches them with active ingredients that offer clinically proven results. They do not use synthetic additives or preservatives.
They also make a point to consciously control every single detail in the process of production; minimizing plastic consumption by using violet glass bottles* and recyclable paper packaging. The violet glass serves a second and equally important job of preserving the vitality of the ingredients. And lastly, I really enjoy the pops of color on both the glass and boxes; it makes them quite photogenic.
Below is a breakdown of each oil:
Rich in adaptogenic plant extracts, Reishi, Maitake and Shiitake mushroom, Moss Tissue Culture Extract and Vosgian Fir Seed Oil. This antioxidant-rich lotion reinforces the natural defense mechanism of skin exposed to stress, soothes erythema and roughness and protects against environmental aggressors.
To Use: Morning and night, apply a small amount of treatment lotion to your face and neck. Massage gently upwards and outwards starting from the centre of the face, focusing on red or irritated parts. Feel calm inside and out.
Algaemania is perfect for tired, polluted and thin skin in need of protection and regeneration. With five types of algae and extracts from amaranth, chia, pomegranate, cardamom and rosemary seeds this botanical blend helps to reverse the negative effects of oxidative stress, pollution, UV irradiation, extreme atmospheric conditions and sleep deprivation to restore skin firmness and add a healthy glow.
To Use: Morning and night, place 4-5 drops into the palms. Massage gently upwards and outwards starting from the centre of the face, focusing on parts exposed to sun or environmental exposure. Add a few drops of the treatment to serum, cream or foundation to enhance its protective properties.
The formula contains a unique ferment from peas with clinically proven protection and reduction of skin damage caused by the adverse effects of UV and IR. A complex of marine moisturizing ingredients and copper tripeptide supports the process of regeneration and hydration of the skin. The E-Serum visually reduces wrinkles, reduces roughness, unifies the color and gives the skin a healthy look. The effects intensify with regular use.
To Use: In the morning and evening, apply a small amount of serum to clean face and neck. Apply by massaging the face upwards, starting from the center of the face until absorbed.
This advanced, concentrated serum contains a complex of five hyaluronic acid compounds, two hyaluronic acid precursors, elastin, and active plant substances which provide intense, multi-level hydration. The gel serum fills the skin structure, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stimulates the natural production of hyaluronic acid and prevents water loss - creating an invisible, protective film on the skin.
To Use: In the morning and evening, apply a small amount of gel serum to clean face and neck. Apply by massaging the face upwards, starting from the center of the face until absorbed. For the best results, we recommend using it as a first step in care.
This botanical, soothing treatment is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. Safe for all skin types, this formula is rich in Squalene Organic Prickly Pear, and Safflower Oils. These help to support the skin’s regeneration process, ultimately smoothing wrinkles and plumping the skin. This treatment also helps to enhance skin tone and tighten skin, leaving a younger-looking complexion.
To Use: Morning and night, place 4-5 drops into the palms and press together to warm the product. Message gently upwards and outwards until the treatment is absorbed.
This is an anti-aging, night treatment. With 5% Retinol H-10, Botanical Extracts organic oils and night oil treatments, this formula leaves skin feeling nourished. Heavy amounts of hydrogenated retinol helps to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid which in turn enhances skin elasticity. The oil contains pomegranate seed extract, sea-buckthorn berries, and cranberry extracts. This formula is safe for all skin types.
To Use: At night, place 4-5 drops into the palms. Massage gently upwards and outwards starting from the center of the face, focusing on facial parts most exposed to the aging process.
This treatment helps give skin an overall glow. Organic Camellia oil has been used for centuries in Japan and China as a beauty elixir due to its velvety properties. The Tocopherol non-GMO Vitamin E is obtained through raw plant extracts and contains the following seed extracts: broccoli borage, safflower, wild rose, jojoba and evening primrose. The treatment has a natural sandalwood and neroli aroma and is safe for all skin types.
To Use: Morning and night, place 4-5 drops into your palms and press together to warm up the product. Cup your hands, cover your nose and mouth and inhale and exhale deeply. Gently massage the oil into your face starting from the center upwards and outwards until the oil is absorbed.
This treatment helps to brighten the overall complexion. With a powerful blend of 15% Vitamin C extract, milk thistle, borag, and wild rose, the cold-pressed oil delivers a potent mix. Vitamin C works as a strong antioxidant, rejuvenates the skin, and increases collagen production. The elixir helps to enhance skin color and overall moisture.
To Use: Morning and night, place 4-5 drops into the palms of your hands. Massage gently upwards and outwards - starting from the center of the face, focusing on parts that need unification and brightening.