extra virgin olive oil

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INCI name

Olea europaea

What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

One of nature's best kept beauty secrets, it is an emollient sourced mainly from Italy, where the growing conditions lead to a super mineral rich oil and historically the best quality cold pressed olives. An oil rich staple of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, which contains large amounts of Vitamin A and E as well as phytosterols and Squalene.

What are the benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your skin?

In addition to being a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturise skin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil has the added advantage of providing strong antioxidants that help repair and renew skin that has been damaged from overexposure to sun, air pollution, and other modern-day environmental hazards.

What are the benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your hair?

Research has shown that using Olive Oil in hair products can have huge moisturising benefits. Adding softness, and strengthening from the shaft of the hair, it can assist with preserving moisture.

What does Extra Virgin Olive Oil look like?

Greenish yellow in colour, sometimes a darker, naturally olive-green colour.

What does Extra Virgin Olive Oil smell like?

Weak scent, characteristic.

How to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There are many simple ways to get the best skin care and beauty benefits out of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The rich emollients in Olive Oil allow just a little to go a long way. Add to anhydrous products such as balms, butters, scrubs and masks. It is also ideal for hair care products and emulsions and has a good heat stability.

History and origins of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Ancient Egyptians have used Olive Oil alongside Beeswax since the times of the Pharaohs, as a cleanser, moisturiser and an antibacterial agent. Cleopatra was said to use Olive Oil as a skin treatment, now that’s a beauty endorsement!

Traditionally sourced from Italy where growing conditions are said to be perfect, the Polyphenolic components of Olive Oil have been compared to traditional antioxidants, such as tocopherols, and are used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry to prevent skin damage.

How is Extra Virgin Olive Oil made?

Cold pressed from ripe olives and obtained from the flesh of the fruit rather than the kernel, olives can be up to 50% oil. Picked when ripe and hand or mechanically pressed and further filtered. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the pick of the bunch, with its remarkable level of antioxidants it is a superb natural anti-ageing ingredient.

Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil suitable for vegans?


Fatty acids

Oleic acid – 55-83%; Palmitic acid – no more than 20%; Linoleic acid – no more than 21%; Stearic acid – no more than 5%; 

Natural contents

Vitamins A and E.


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