The Benefits of Olive Oil

by Lyssia Katan

Who doesn't want silky smooth skin? The secret may be hiding in your pantry! We've always known olive oil as a heart-healthy Mediterranean cooking staple, but did you know it has numerous benefits for your skin too? 

Aesthetic plastic surgeon Paul Lorenc says: "Olive oil contains antioxidants that fight free-radical damage, as well as an ingredient called squalene, which is extremely hydrating. It's been used on skin since ancient times—even Cleopatra was a fan."

It’s no wonder the main ingredient in our Beldi Buff Moroccan exfoliating soap is olive oil. Read some of our favorite benefits below and try it now!


The Benefits of Olive Oil:


  1.   It’s moisturizing

Among one of the most nutritious oils in the world, olive oil has many anti-aging components like omega-3 and polyphenols (especially extra-virgin olive oil). The vitamins A, E, D, and K make it an ideal product to protect and nourish even the most sensitive of skin.


  1.   It helps remove make-up and sunscreen easily

Removing sunscreen and make-up is essential for maintaining good skin. Olive oil can lift off and remove oil-dispersible excess on the skin while simultaneously moisturizing to keep skin soft & supple.


  1.   It’s anti-inflammatory

Olive oil can help heal wounds. Dermatologist Sandy Skotnicki states that triterpenes, which are found in many plant oils (especially olive oil) help in many biological reactions such as the ones necessary for wound healing - cell migration, proliferation, and collagen deposition, just to name a few!


  1.   It’s anti-aging

Rich in vitamins A, D, K, and E as well as squalene, olive oil can help reduce oxidative stress on the skin, leading to accelerated skin aging. Due to its high antioxidant content, it may reduce aging skin and prevent wrinkles.