Olive Oil for Skincare

Olive oil is one of the best known oils thanks to its wide variety of potential uses.  Often, this oil is featured in cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and even in cooking.  The aroma is as distinct as its golden green appearance.  As a skincare product, olive oil is highly conditioning.  Its stable nature makes it ideal for most topical applications, with cold-pressed, extra virgin variants being the most desirable for all potential uses.

One unique use of olive oil can be as a makeup remover.  The oil helps remove pigments from the skin, allowing it to be wiped away without any harsh scrubbing.  Couple this with the anti-aging properties, and you can expect healthier, well-moisturized skin after every use.

Olive oil can also be used as a pre-shampoo treatment for hair.  By applying the oil before cleansing, more moisture is retained during the washing process.  This can help even the driest hair stay softer and more manageable, and may help limit breakage and other damage caused by washing.

To increase the life of the oil, it is best to avoid exposure to direct light, especially over long periods.

Best Uses:

  • Pre-Shampoo Hair and Scalp Treatment
  • Body Oil for Dry Skin (SPF 2-8)
  • Eye Make-up Remover
  • Frizz Control Treatment for Hair

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The benefits of skincare oils will vary greatly depending on the quality of the oil.