Beauty Base - Erbario Toscano: Jewel of the Tuscan Hills


Erbario Toscano is an Italian brand born over 40 years ago in Tuscany. The first store offered natural olive oil products, decorative dried flowers, potpourri and herbal soaps, finished with handmade packaging. Traditional methods are still used and Tuscan plants like lavender, olive, rose and citrus to create cosmetic products for the face and body.

The ranges are not tested on animals, contain no parabens, no colourants, no silicons, and no mineral oils.

Erbario Toscano handpicks each and every retailer to ensure that the best quality customer experience is delivered, in keeping with the very first store in Tuscany.

I tried a number of products from the Elisir d'Olivo cosmetic line, developed for the face, body and hair. The facial skin care line contains
OLEA-TECH the exclusive multifunction complex 100% derived from active molecules from the olive tree helping to provide rejuvenation and luminosity to the skin.

The entire Olive Complex skin care product range features the beneficial properties of using real Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil for nourishment, moisturising, and healing.  Suitable for women and men, they suit normal to dry skin types and are especially good for those with skin needing extra care.

Vegetable Soap - OLIVE COMPLEX BAR  – containing flecks of olive leaves and green in colour, the bar delicately cleanses the skin leaving it soft and moisturised thanks to the nourishing and soothing ingredients of the Organic Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 
Olive leaf flecks give exfoliating action helping to eliminate dead cells and impurities.

Protective Hand Cream - OLIVE COMPLEX HAND CREAM – As a hand cream addict, I found this a fast absorbing emulsion, ideal for daily care. This product will help prevent cracking, dry skin, peeling and redness and can play a vital role in nourishing, moisturising and restructuring the epidermis. Organic Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, extracts of olive leaf and vegetable lipoproteins from olive oil and wheat proteins, have a strong nourishing, moisturising and restructuring effect.

The hand cream also contains a specific polysaccharide capable of forming a microfilm on the skin’s epidermis to protect hands from harmful environmental conditions like air conditioning, cold and wind.

OLIVE COMPLEX FACE CREAM – once again a fast absorbing emulsion to improve dry skin and the effects of dehydration. The exclusive active complex OLEA-TECH 100% derived from active molecules from the olive tree ensures nutrients, hydration and a natural protection from oxidative stress and UV induced damage. 
Olive Complex Face Cream also contains soft focus micro-particles to illuminate and tone the complexion.

The products are certainly worth trying.  I was very happy with the results. There are lots of interesting and exciting products available to buy online and in selected outlets in Italy, their latest boutique has recently opened in Milan.

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Poppy Watt