Olive oil is the star product of the Mediterranean diet, not only for its flavour but also for the health benefits it brings to our organism. But in recent years it has become clear that its topical application also produces a series of improvements in our body. If you want to know more about the benefits of olive oil cosmetics , we will tell you about them.
At a culinary level, olive oil is a staple in our daily lives. But when we think of oils for cosmetic use, coconut oil, argan oil or rosehip oil are usually the first to come to mind. The benefits and versatility of olive oil are many, which is why in recent years it has established itself as an ingredient to be highlighted in the world of cosmetics.
The use of olive oil for body care goes back many centuries. Ancient Egyptians were already familiar with its culinary and cosmetic properties. They used it as a moisturising cleanser or as an antibacterial lotion. Research has shown that oleupein (an antioxidant component of olive pulp) has an important antimicrobial and antiviral action.
There are many properties that make the liquid gold a perfect component to elaborate natural and effective formulas. For this reason, at Aceite Oliva Online we are not only committed to first class culinary EVOO but we also include among our cosmetic products made with olive oil.
Benefits of olive oil cosmetics
The most obvious benefit of olive oil is that it cleanses the skin and, above all, deeply nourishes it. It is a rich source of fatty acids and triglycerides that restore the skin’s natural moisture levels. The use of a cosmetic oil acts as an emollient, moisturiser and repairer. Its high vitamin E content acts as a natural antioxidant, which provides elasticity and hydration to the skin.
Another of EVOO’s properties is its richness in tocopherol, monounsaturated fatty acids and essential minerals. These qualities make it an extraordinary moisturiser for dry or damaged hair, restoring health and shine to the hair.
The regenerating properties of olive oil help to reduce and soften marks such as scars and stretch marks. Hence, cosmetics made with EVOO are healing and repairing. As it is a natural product, its use is suitable for all skin types, including atopic skin.
Olive oil is a natural nail strengthener. There are several brands that use EVOO in their nail polishes to help strengthen and give shine to the nails.
We cannot forget the use of olive oil as a make-up remover. Its use not only cleanses the skin but also reduces fine lines and dark circles under the eyes and strengthens the eyelashes.
Types of olive oil cosmetics
- Soaps and shampoos: they are one of the best known and most demanded EVOO products in natural cosmetics. Soaps made with oil have – in addition to cleansing our skin – soothing properties that keep the body moisturised and healthy. Its unique fats make olive oil soap a wonderful moisturiser for the sensitive skin of adults and children.
- Massage oils: this is perhaps one of the oldest uses of olive oil. It has relaxing properties, moisturises the skin and rejuvenates the cells. The regenerative power of olive oil synthesizes collagen, which provides a more elastic and shiny complexion.
- Body creams: more and more companies are choosing to use olive oil as the main ingredient in their body creams to provide greater hydration to the skin.
Cosmetics with EVOO that we offer from Aceite de Oliva Online have as main ingredient organic oil that characterize them for being natural and handmade. Thanks to our exclusive catalogue it is possible to acquire some of these unique products in the health and care market.