VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Who hasn’t heard of this cold pressed beauty.. Olive Oil is the star ingredient today!
Known as the “liquid gold” of the Mediterranean, its people had very early on recognised the benefits of olive oil as a cosmetic product for the body, skin and hair. It has hydrating, toning, healing and anti-oxidising properties, thanks to the high vitamin content.
Many historians have mentioned the benefits of Olive Oil for health and the improvement of skin conditions. In the Hippocratic Code, Olive Oil was mentioned for over 60 medical uses. Hippocrates also recommended its use for treating chronic fevers, abscesses, wounds and eye sanitation.
In the Cosmeceutical Industry, there’s a special place for Olive Oil. Rich in beneficial properties, it has the ability to moisturise, heal and nourish the skin leaving it soft and smooth. It has excellent penetration properties and is able to “lock” the natural moisture, thus preventing dry skin. Olive Oil also has the natural ability to target the epidermal cells and stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, enhancing the skin’s health.
So let's take a closer look at the chemical makeup of Olive Oil:
OLEIC ACIDS: The main component, almost 70-80% of its content, it reduces inflammation and has beneficial impact on genes linked to Cancer
LINOLEIC ACID: Necessary for the skin membrane, essential for ageing skin and in skin renewal
PALMITIC ACID: Provides softening properties, and keeps the skin hydrated, enhancing the barrier cells
VITAMIN E: helps fighting free radicals
VITAMIN A: helps regenerating new skin
VITAMIN K: Skin healing properties