The secret cosmetic potential of olive oil was already recognised in ancient times. The ancient Greeks attributed important therapeutic value to olive oil, proposing it as an exceptional ingredient in the preparation of unguents, in the composition of beauty products with a deep soothing, anti-ageing effect on the skin.
Among vegetable oils, olive oil is believed to contain the most anti-oxidising substances, such as vitamins D and E, rich in polyphenols, phytosterols, chlorophyl and carotenoids, which provide protection for our organism and forestall the aging of the skin.
Regarding its composition, the secret of olive oil is its so-called “unsaponifiable portion”, rich in substances such as vitamin E, which protects skin from ageing, avoids the formation of stretch marks, controls the production of melanin and prevents the formation of age spots. Olive oil also contains carotenoids, which when absorbed are transformed into retinol, a real enemy of free radicals. Finally olive oil also contains squalene, an unsaturated hydrocarbon also present in human sebaceous secretions. This allows it to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin and re-form the hydrolipid film, weakened by rays of sunlight and by detergents. Olive oil is also perfect for massages, because it lubricates and softens skin. Thanks to vitamin E, it tones the epidermis and makes it more elastic. The richness of the vegetable fats of extra virgin olive oil is fundamental to maintain an ideal state of health and to provide our organism with “clean energy”.
We have chosen natural, effective beauty, following current ecological standards.
Our cosmetics are 100% natural.
All our formulas are based on the use of our organic extra virgin olive oil to guarantee the purity of our natural cosmetics. Our oil is not “processed”, manipulated or treated on a chemical/physical level. It is used just as it comes from our mill. In this way the benefits of this precious active ingredient that nourishes, hydrates and protects the epidermis are transferred directly to the skin. The products of our EGOLEA bio-natural line of cosmetics contain certified natural and organic active ingredients, highly derma-compatible and regenerating, to preserve the well-being and beauty of your skin.