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Is olive oil good for skin? Olive oil skin benefits

Find out everything you need to know about one of our special ingredients in our skincare products - olive oil. Discover why olive oil is good for your skin & our fermentation process.

Is olive oil good for skin? 

Olive oil, made by pressing olives and extracting their oil, is a famous kitchen staple for most households, used to enhance the taste of various dishes. It’s also known all over the world as a symbol of Mediterranean civilization and an essential ingredient for our health. However, a lot of people are looking at olive oil skin benefits as well as its use as a facial moisturiser with the ability to prevent signs of premature ageing and sun damage. 
 
Olive oil, in general, is brimming with nutritional benefits when consumed, but it’s also really good for your skin. Benefits of olive oil for face include moisturising any dry areas or even helping break down and remove stubborn makeup. We put together the main olive oil skin benefits for you:
 

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Olive oil skin benefits

Olive oil, in general, is brimming with nutritional benefits when consumed, but it’s also really good for your skin. Benefits of olive oil for face include moisturising any dry areas or even helping break down and remove stubborn makeup. We put together the main olive oil skin benefits for you:

  1. Olive oil is moisturising. When applied to the skin olive oil has the ability to reduce water loss. This moisturisation helps the skin appear healthier and plumper. All of our moisturisers at Florena include fermented olive oil to keep your skin hydrated and feeling soft.
  2. Olive oil can be antibacterial. Olive oil has antibacterial properties that can help with acne-prone skin, by killing off the bacteria causing acne, as well as environmental damage such as redness or signs of irritation. All of our day creams at Florena include fermented olive oil to keep your skin hydrated and feeling soft.
  3. Olive oil has antioxidant properties and is rich in vitamins. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K and E and also acts as a powerful antioxidant for skin. When applied to the face, this can prevent signs of premature ageing, such as wrinkles under the eyes. Additionally, research suggests that applying olive oil on the skin after being exposed to the sun, can prevent or reverse damage from sun exposure and could be beneficial in fighting off cancer-causing cells. Our Antioxidant Night Cream is enriched with fermented olive oil to give your skin a boost of antioxidant action.
  4. Olive oil can help in wound healing. The anti-inflammatory ingredients found in olive oil could help with wound repair by reducing the time needed for a wound to heal.
  5. Olive oil is composed mainly of oleic acid and free fatty acids. Free fatty acids (FFA) such as oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid all have different elements which can benefit a variety of skin types. Oleic acid is amazing for dry, ageing skin as very easily absorbed by the skin and replenishes lost moisture. Linoleic acid helps to retain moisture in the skin and keep harmful irritants, such as air pollution and UV rays away - perfect for acne prone skin. Palmitic acid is most often used in skincare as an emollient or moisturiser. It can soften and help retain moisture as well as improve dry and flaky skin.
     

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Fermented olive oil skin benefits

Florena Fermented Skincare uses fermentation to transform and enhance the properties of our natural ingredients

Thanks to the fermentation process, our fermented oils contain at least 10 times more essential fatty acids compared to unfermented oils. More specifically, our fermented olive oil contains 50 times more Omega 6 and Omega 9 than unfermented olive oil.

 


Florena's skincare products containing fermented olive oil

Discover below Florena's luxurious skincare products which contain fermented olive oil and unearth the amazing benefits of olive oil for skin.
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