Why Olive Oil is a key ingredient in Evoke Skincare Products.by Isobel Hazel Watson
WHAT IS OLIVE OIL?
Olive oil is derived from pressing the oil out of a whole olive fruit. It's rich in monounsaturated fatty acids—healthy fats that pose a variety of health and cosmetic benefits—and also contains skin-loving antioxidants.2 "Plant oils have been used for medical and cosmetic purposes because they have a multitude of benefits," explains board-certified dermatologist Sandy Skotnicki. "Depending on the composition of the plant oil, some oils work better than others at specific issues." Olive oil is among those high-performing plant oils, and is praised for its emollient, moisturizing properties. You can find this wonder oil in anything from serums to facial cleansers.
BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL IN SKINCARE:
- Prevents water loss: "Olive oil’s main benefit is to moisturize the skin by reducing water loss. "This moisturization increases the water content of the skin, improving its health and appearance."
- Prevents premature aging: "Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, K and E, as well as squalene,these can aid with decreasing oxidative stress on the skin (which could lead to accelerated skin aging)."