Ancient Greek poet Homer called olive oil “liquid gold”.
Olives, olive oil, olive leaf are a wonderful source to essential skin care ingredients that supply the skin with antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and iron, fatty acids, and squalane.
Squalane is a natural plant-derived (olive) ingredient that is highly beneficial for every skin type. Squalane oil is the “oilless” one, super-light, non-greasy and fast penetrating. It is an excellent moisturizer that gives the skin immediate hydrating, soothing and softening effect, while locking in the moisture and reviving the skin. By balancing hydration, it is balancing the oil production. Squalane is naturally antibacterial. It is a great antioxidant, helps prevent age spots and UV damage, speed up the healing of the skin and promotes cell growth; helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restores elasticity, helps to boost cellular regeneration and oxygenation.
Olive Fruit Oil (Olea Europaea) produced from top-quality olives and naturally rich in vitamins A and E, has strong anti-inflammatory, anti aging, and antioxidant properties. Nourishing, moisturizing and helps comfort delicate skin, gives a silky smooth softness.
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Part of the olive tree that provides incredible benefits is the olive leaf. This traditional medicinal herb with therapeutic qualities that was used for centuries has become popular among health and skincare advocates due to its powerful plant compounds that contain natural polyphenolic antioxidants. Olive leaf extract offers antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial qualities. Studies published in 2008 shown that “using the oleuropein extract of olive leafs was able to significantly reduce skin reddening, improve blood flow and dehydration” International Journal of Cosmetic Science
There have even been references to using the olive leaf as medicine in the Bible: “The fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.” (Ezekiel 47:12)