The Beauty Benefits Of Olive Oil

Olive oil has been prized for centuries for both its gourmet qualities and for the benefits to the skin. Gourmet olive oil provides benefits from the inside out as it heals, restores and protects the body, hair, nails and skin. Olive oil and olive oil based products are absorbed easily into the skin. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. 

O&CO. has a line of organic body care products designed to care for your skin in a healthy way. Here are some general tips on the use of olive oil and the benefits you’ll reap:

  • Olive oil naturally contains squalene, which allows your skin to retain moisture while letting the olive oil nourish and protect.
  • Used in products such as hand lotions, lip balms, shampoo and soap, olive oil helps replace lost moisture and elasticity to the skin.
  • It helps slow the aging process
  • Olive oil is an excellent, all natural make-up remover
  • Olive oil, applied to the skin, protects it from external elements such as the damaging UV rays from the sun and other environmental pollutants
  • Adding one or two tablespoons into your bath water provides a soothing element

Don’t forget to incorporate gourmet extra virgin olive oil into your everyday cooking as well.

  • Olive oils are the basis of the Mediterranean Diet – renowned for its health benefits
  • A teaspoon of olive oil, daily, can prevent wrinkles and other outward signs of aging

When choosing olive oil for cooking and body care, choose extra virgin olive oil as this is the least processed and most healthy of all the olive oils available.