- Natural, 86% olive oil soap from Greece cleanses and moisturizes skin of all types
- Loaded with naturally nourishing antioxidants
- Emollient-rich pure olive oil hydrates the skin
- Pure soap bar made with just three ingredients
- Harvested from sun-drenched orchards in the Mediterranean
- pH balanced
- Recyclable packaging
- Non-GMO verified
- Preservative free
- Free of artificial colors
Ingredients Concern: None discovered
Cons: Do not use if allergic to olive oil or natural vegetagble oil skin care products, Avoid contact with eyes, May have a pungent smell
Olive Oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fats (about 73%), followed by saturated fat (about 14%), and polyunsaturated fat (11%) [1-4]. Monounsaturated fats in olive oil enhance overall health [1-4].
Olive oil contains vitamins E, K, and an ample amount of antioxidants; it improves the body's utilization of vitamins A, D and K as well [5, 6]. All of these vitamins and nutrients help nourish the skin.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve the health of the skin [7, 8].
Olive oil appears to have protective properties against blood sugar problems and it has anti-bacterial properties as well that help support liver function, bile production and removal, and intestinal function [11, 12]; all of which can improve the appearance of the skin.
Olive oil has also demonstrated skin protective and anti-aging properties [13-17].
Skin cleansing, moisturizing, and rejuvenation [1, 2]; Improve skin health [1-5]
Olive oil contains a small percentage of polyunsaturated fat (e.g., omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) as well as a large percentage of monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which helps target inflammation, improves heart health and may also have anti-cancer properties [1-4]. The body cannot produce these types of essential acids on its own.
Olive oil contains vitamins and antioxidants that improve the body's ability to ward off illnesses [5, 6]. These nutrients help boost the health of the skin.
Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory components such as oleocanthal, which help improve the appearance of the skin [7, 8]. In addition, oleic acid in olive oil is a fatty acid that reduces the level of inflammatory proteins such as C-reactive protein (CRP) [9, 10].
Olive oil improves the body's regulation of blood sugar levels and it has been shown to target bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori, which is an important factor for skin health [11, 12]. Furthermore, its components such as hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, oleocanthal, and oleuropein appear to regulate about 100 human genes that are involved in cell signaling, anti-aging processes [13-17].
Key Ingredients: Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil) - 86%
All Ingredients: Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil), Aqua, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt)
Rinse the skin, massage the bar soap into a lather over the entire body in the bath or shower, and then rinse thoroughly. (Package does not contain directions)
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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