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The use of olive oil through the years

Olives and their related products (Oil, Pulp, Leaf Extract) have been used as skin treatments for more than 4,000 years by ancient Hellenes to treat a variety of health conditions as well as for food and for beauty.

Homer once described olive oil as ‘liquid gold‘. One of the most important olive oil’s benefit for skin is the antioxidant protection

The golden properties of olive oil

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

Our olive oil cosmetics

Thankfully the majority of our cosmetics contain Olive Oil, carefully combined with natural and organic plant ingredients, making the perfect blend of ancient tradition and modern science.

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