Olive oil is not only the jewel and the star product of the Mediterranean diet but is also widely used in natural cosmetics and was used for centuries by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Ottomans. This liquid gold, as the Phoenicians already called it, has multiple benefits and properties. If you don’t want to miss out on the best secrets about it, we encourage you to keep reading this blog!
Olive oil has beneficial health, therapeutic and also cosmetic properties.
Olive oil visibly improves skin and hair as it contains natural polyphenols, vitamins and antioxidants that protect against free radicals. Thanks to the high content of vitamin E, it restores the firmness and elasticity of the skin, preventing premature skin aging and external aggressions.
Olive oil is a natural ingredient that contributes towards maintaining good skin hydration/moisturization, softens it and is quickly absorbed. It is indicated for mature skin, dry skin, aged skin and even for baby skin. This is the best oil we can use for sensitive skin, irritated skin (hands and lips), with atopic dermatitis, eczema, desquamation and psoriasis.
Moreover, olive oil is a magnificent healing, anti-inflammatory, skin regenerator and helps to synthesize collagen. For all these fantastic qualities, it is used in facial, hair and body treatments.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, olive oil was used by different ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used it in perfumes, ointments and baths, the Greeks and Romans used it as a balm for massages.
It has been an indispensable ingredient for personal hygiene and beauty. The Muslims perfected the way of making soap and used olive oil together with ashes. It is also worth mentioning the soap industries of Marseille and Venice, which have been making soap with this natural ingredient since the 15th century.
Nowadays, olive oil is used in different cosmetic products such as moisturizers, anti-stretch mark creams, hand and cuticle creams, shampoos, soaps, softeners, masks, lip balms, exfoliants, cleansing milks and even in makeup because they provide hydration, softness, protection, strength and brightness.
At Mediterranean Spirit we use olive oil in almost all our products. We include it in our anti-aging facial serum, eye cream, micellar cleansing gel and our purifying face mask. You will find it under the name Olea Europaea Fruit Oil in the INCI (product ingredients) and it’s of organic origin in almost all our products. Regular use of these products in your daily facial routine will make your skin look healthy, bright and splendid.
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