Frequently Asked Questions
If you can’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Is Olivia Klein a Finnish brand?
Yes, we are a completely Finnish company and our founder, Olivia Klein, is also Finnish, despite her German-sounding name!
Where are your products produced?
Our cardboard outer packaging is produced in Finland using domestically sourced materials. Our wash cloth is made by hand in Finland using TCF bleached (Totally Chlorine Free, or ‘oxygen bleached’) cotton. Our products are produced in the USA in a strictly monitored, USDA National Organic Program accredited, eco-factory. All of our raw ingredients are purchased from organic agriculture contract farmers.
What do you mean by ‘clean cosmetics’?
By clean cosmetics we mean ecologically produced cosmetics that are safe for people as well as the environment. Naturally derived, organically farmed ingredients and completely recyclable, non-toxic packaging materials are characteristic of clean cosmetics. Clean cosmetics do not include ‘filler’ ingredients, such as added fragrances, colours or texture-improving ingredients, which are not required for the product to function. Clean cosmetics are effective, long-lasting and multipurpose, and this way they help reduce the unnecessary and excessive everyday use of cosmetics.
How much product should I use? How often?
The exact amount of product and recommended frequency of use depends on the needs of your skin and can only be discovered through trial and error. We always recommend starting with small amounts and increasing the amount you use incrementally depending on your skin’s response. Remember that it’s always best to apply product in small quantities several times a day, rather than in large amounts in one go!
Serums, in particular, should be used in small amounts at a time or, alternatively, they can be mixed into a regular moisturiser for daily use (this way the product will last much longer, too!). For best results, always moisten the skin thoroughly with toner before applying a moisturiser; this allows the product to function and absorb better and will make your lotion bottle last much longer.
Please note that our cleansing products are very long-lasting and using a small amount at a time goes a long way. For best results when removing makeup, we recommend cleansing twice, rather than using a large amount of cleansing product.
Where should I store my products? How long do they keep?
We recommend storing all Olivia Klein products at room temperature in a dry place, protected from light exposure. Please use your product within 12 months of opening.
How do I easily use up product left over at the bottom of the container?
All our packaging contains screw-top closures, so that it’s easy for you to open your product up and lightly tap the bottle to get any leftover product out. Our pumps dose product from the bottom of the container, so sometimes product can be left over at the sides. A light tap on the side of the bottle will shift the product so that the pump can reach it again.
For persistent moisturisers that refuse to move, you can add a bit of toner in the bottle to soften it up. Please do not add water, however, as this will affect the effectiveness and lifespan of the product. Our Hair & Body Wash shampoo can be diluted with water; when diluted, we recommend using it within two months. Leftover toner is best used by removing the spray pump and pouring it onto a cotton pad.
Can I recycle an empty product?
Of course! All our packaging is completely recyclable. Our cardboard outer packaging can be placed in mixed cardboard recycling. Bottles, caps and pumps can be placed in plastic recycling. Please use your wash cloth for as long as possible; it can be washed at up to 90°C! If your wash cloth is at the end of its life, however, then sadly it belongs in general waste.
Can Olivia Klein hair care products be used in the sauna?
We do not recommend using any hair care products in the sauna. Your hair is best protected against heat by leaving them dry and covering them with a moist towel. Remember to wash off any styling products before going in the sauna so that they don’t burn and damage the hair. Never wash your hair or use hair care products, masks or oil treatments in the sauna.
I need some more advice on how to use my product. Could you help me?
Absolutely! But first, make sure you’ve read all the instructions on the product page. You can also find plenty of helpful information in our skin care advice guides. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Are Olivia Klein products naturally derived?
For the most part, yes: our products are 99% naturally derived. Some of our products contain some few synthetic or partially synthetic ingredients.
Which synthetic ingredients are found in Olivia Klein products?
Some of our products contain the synthetic preservative phenoxyethanol in concentrations of 0,25—1%, depending on the product. Our Hair & Body Wash shampoo contains disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, which is a synthetic cleansing agent. Despite its name, this ingredient is not a sulphate. A synthetic antistatic agent called stearalkonium chloride is used in our hair conditioners.
Which partially synthetic ingredients are found in Olivia Klein products?
Our cleansing gels contain cocamidopropyl betaine, which is a partially synthetic foaming and cleansing agent produced from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. Our hair conditioners contain PEG-40 castor oil, which is a partially synthetic emulgator and surfactant produced from polyethylene glycol and castor oil. Some of our products contain polysorbates 20, 60 and 80, which are partially synthetic emulgators and surfactants produced from ethylene oxide and sorbitol.
Are Olivia Klein products organic?
All our products primarily use organically farmed raw ingredients. The exact percentage of organic ingredients can be found on each product’s page, under ingredients. We favour ecological methods and hand-crafting in all production phases.
Do Olivia Klein products contain added colours?
No, our products do not contain any added colours. The colour of a product derives wholly from its natural ingredients.
Do Olivia Klein products contain added fragrances?
No, our products do not contain any added fragrances. The scent of a product derives wholly from its natural ingredients.
Do Olivia Klein products contain sulphates?
No, our products do not contain any sulphates.
Do Olivia Klein products contain preservatives?
Yes, some of our products contain phenoxyethanol in concentrations of 0,25—1%, depending on the product. Our products also contain the following preservation boosting ingredients:
- Neem tree seed oil (Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil)
- Rosemary leaf extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract)
- Tea tree leaf oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil)
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
- Organic grain alcohol
Are the oils used in Olivia Klein products cold-pressed?
Yes, all the oils we use are cold-pressed. Production method has a large impact on the quality and consistency of an oil. Cold pressing is the most gentle and natural production method as well as a requirement for organic certification. All the oils used in Olivia Klein products are certified organic.
Is the palm oil used in Olivia Klein products responsibly sourced?
Yes, the palm oil we use has the EcoSocial Certification. This organisation supports and monitors the sustainable production of palm oil and seeks to reduce the harmful impact of palm oil production by way of certification.
Are Olivia Klein products suitable for vegans?
Most of our products are vegan. We have made special mention of any animal-derived ingredients on each product’s page. The following Olivia Klein products are not vegan:
- Optimal Lotion, as it contains milk powder and organic honey
- Prime Cream, as it contains freeze-dried goat’s milk powder
- Sensitive Wash, as it contains organic honey
Have Olivia Klein products or their ingredients been tested on animals?
No, none of our products nor their ingredients have been tested on animals at any phase of production.
I am uncertain about an ingredient in my product. Where could I find more information?
We have compiled more information about all the ingredients contained in our products here. You can search for any ingredient by using the INCI ingredient name found on the product label.
I think I might be allergic to an ingredient. What should I do?
We recommend that you test the product on a small area of skin to make sure it is suitable before use if you suspect you are allergic or hypersensitive to any ingredient. We also recommend that you read the product label carefully as well as have a look at our allergy information page before use.
Are products that contain hydrolysed wheat protein suitable for those with Coeliac disease or wheat sensitivity?
The Finnish Coeliac Society has deemed hydrolysed wheat protein suitable for those adhering to a gluten-free diet. However, we recommend that you test the product on a small area of skin to make sure it is suitable before use.
Can I use Olivia Klein products during pregnancy?
Yes, all our products are safe to use during pregnancy.
I started using a product a week ago and I broke out in spots. Is this normal?
Mild skin reactions are normal when you start using a completely new product or products which are more effective than what your skin is used to. During this transition period your skin is deep cleansing which can, unfortunately, manifest as breakouts. Warm sensations, itchiness and redness are also common reactions experienced when the skin is very dry, but these symptoms will disappear as soon as the moisture content of the skin is restored.
The duration of this transition period varies from one individual to another, but at most it should not last more than a few weeks. We always recommend keeping to a new skin care routine for a minimum of two weeks to allow your skin to adjust and for true results to appear. If symptoms persist for longer than two weeks, it is possible that the products you are using are not suited to your skin. In such a case, please contact us so that we can work together to find the best possible care routine for your skin.
Please note that Olivia Klein products contain high consistencies of effective ingredients. Only use product in recommended amounts; start small and increase the amount and frequency incrementally based on the needs of your skin. Excessive use can lead to a state of overtreatment, which can cause itchiness and mild irritation or breakouts. These symptoms disappear as treatment continues.
Immediately stop using a product if you experience burning or a persistent sensation of heat on the skin or if the skin has broken out in a clear rash. We recommend testing each new product on a small area of skin and carefully going through the product label and our allergy information before use.
Why is the price displayed on your website different from the stockist’s price?
The price displayed on our website is a product’s recommended retail price. Prices may vary slightly depending on stockist.
There is no Olivia Klein stockist in my region! How can I purchase products?
Our products are sold by a few online stockists who offer European or worldwide delivery. If you are in Finland, you can also request any pharmacy to order our products in from their pharmaceutical wholesaler. Please have a look at our stockist page for details.
I’m not sure which products I should use. Could you help me?
Absolutely! You’ll find plenty of helpful tips in our information section. Have a look at our extensive skin care advice guides for detailed skin care routines and recommended products for your skin type. We’ve also compiled a quick product guide to help you make the right product choice as easily as possible. If you’re still not sure, just drop us a message! Please let us know in detail about your skin’s needs and current care routine so that we can give you the best possible advice.
I am not happy with my product. Can I return it?
We are deeply sorry to hear that the product wasn’t right for you! If, for some reason, the product did not suit your skin or you had problems with using it, please contact us directly so that we can work together to find the best possible solution to your issue. If the product you purchased was faulty or damaged, you can return it to your stockist and we will take care of it together. If you wish to return an unopened and unused product, please refer to your stockist’s returns policy and procedure.
I am interested in stocking your products. Who could I contact?
Thank you for your interest in us! Please send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
I am a content creator and I am interested in your brand. Who could I contact?
Thank you for your interest in us! Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do!
We are looking for partners for charity/fundraising. Would you be interested?
Thanks for thinking of us! Unfortunately, we can currently only take part in campaigns held in Finland. If you are based in Finland, send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do!