Olive oil has been used as a beauty aid for thousands of years and provides a wealth of benefits when used in skin creams. Unlike seed and grain oils, olive oils are made by mechanical exctraction only. As neither heat nor chemicals are used, all the benefical nutrients and compounds are preserved.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, including vitamins A and E, polyphelols, phytosterols and avenasterol. One of the most important derivatives of olive oil that we use is squalene.
Squalene is a botanical lipid that is naturally present in our own skin. It increases during adolescence and peaks at about age 23 and then drops rapidly thereafter. From this point onwards our skin needs replenishment.
Although your own body produces small amounts of squalene most people do not synthesize enough of this vital oil. This can lead to dry and aging skin.
Using squalene in cosmetic products introduces the oil back into the body. As it is such a fine oil, the skin absorbs squalene very deeply and very quickly, leaving no oily film. This deep penetration then assists in the acceleration of new cell growth.
Combined together, Kigelia and olive oil are a powerful and effective anti aging formula.