Olive Oil

Olive oil has unique benefits for dry skin. It is rich in polyphenols, plant chemicals known to have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It mixes easily with the natural oils that our skin produces, reinforcing its moisture barrier.

The polyphenols are small enough to penetrate deep into the skin, where they reduce sun damage and aging.

High consumption of olive oil may explain why Mediterranean people have low rates of skin cancer, despite being exposed to intense solar radiation – laboratory tests have shown that olive oil can prevent the development of skin cancer when applied topically.

Extra virgin oil, extracted without heat or chemicals, has five times the polyphenol content of other grades. Organic is best.

Simple Care, Luminous Skin