- Completely natural 100% virgin olive oil for enhanced skin moisture
- Natural antioxidants and antiaging ingredients nourish, replenish, and revitalize the skin
- Dermatologically tested
- For all skin types
- Cruelty free
- Free of animal fats or dyes
Ingredients Concern: Retinyl palmitate
Cons: Do not use if allergic to olive oil or natural vegetagble oil skin care products, Avoid contact with eyes, Keep out of reach of children
Virgin 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 firming 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: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
All Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil), Ylang Ylang, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
Use daily. Recommended application 10 - 15 minutes before bedtime to allow moisturizer oil to absorb into skin. Gently message 1 or 2 drops to the face, neck or body until moisturizer is completely absorbed. Do not over apply. Apply after washing with Olivella Virgin Oil Soap while skin is not completely dry. Blends easily with water leaving skin feeling fresh, not oily. For topical use only.
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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