Category Archives: Organic Skin Care

Olive oil is more than just a salad dressing

This versatile oil is known around the world for its internal health benefits. Most commonly used for cooking, olive oil is more than just a salad dressing and has been used for thousands of years as a beauty enhancer. It is said to have been used by Cleopatra “the most beautiful woman in the world”, as well as Sophia Loren and Julia Roberts. So why is it more people don’t seem to use it?
Rena Revivo, the founder of Organic Olive Essence, says, “With science, comes ‘new’ breakthroughs and new things constantly available on the market. The problem with some scientifically-engineered ingredients is that they are not always safe.”
Well, why not use something that is safe and proven effective? Especially something that already has thousands of years to back up its claims. Olive oil is a very effective moisturizer because its properties are similar to the oil the body already produces, making it easy for the body to absorb and utilize. Olive oil is high in polyphenols (natural anti-oxidants) that help the skin resist fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. It is also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial which calms skin and helps defend against bacteria, making it a wonderful choice topically.
Remember, what you put on your skin is absorbed into the blood stream and utilized by the body, so why not use something that has both external and internal benefits.
Organic Olive Oil is one of the many beneficial ingredients in the Organic Olive Essence line, try some and enjoy smooth glowing skin in no time!

Moisturizer, the key to supple skin!

As the name suggests, moisturizer helps skin maintain its natural moisture which can be lost due to environmental, climatic or hormonal changes. It does this by creating a protective barrier on the outer layer of skin which serves as a seal to lock in the skin’s natural oils and help restore moisture that has been lost. The primary purpose of a moisturizer is to protect the skin from the various elements and to prevent further degradation of the tissues. As we age, moisture is lost and collagen in the skin breaks down which leads to sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Dry skin = wrinkled skin (to some degree or another).
Now that we understand the purpose of moisturizer and with a myriad of choices on the market, which one do you choose? Skin type is a definite factor when making your choice; but more importantly, “can your body absorb and make use of the product?” would be a better question to ask yourself. Many commercial skin care companies use ingredients that are not easily absorbed by the body and as a result end up working against your body instead of with it. The ideal ingredients would be USDA Certified Organic with no chemicals, which are easily absorbed by the skin – help assist the body’s ability to repair itself and retain moisture.
The next thing to look at is does it do anything other than just hydrate your skin? Well, keeping skin hydrated is half the battle to supple, younger looking skin but ideally your moisturizer would contain other properties that help smooth fine lines, wrinkles, help skin cells regenerate, neutralizes free radicals, etc., etc. Sound too good to be true?
With our line of USDA Certified Organic Olive Essence products we have done just that by using olive oil as the foundation for the line. Used for thousands of years as a routine beauty treatment, it has amazing influence on the skin when used topically. Some of the benefits include:
·       it’s high in natural vitamin E which helps the skin neutralize free radicals
·       it’s a natural antiseptic which keeps bacteria at bay
·       easily absorbable into the skin
·       assists the body’s natural oil production, without clogging pores
·       heals and refines for a smoother, younger looking complexion
Because olive oil is so versatile, it is beneficial to ALL skin types. With this classic, we have combined powerful anti-aging peptides, minerals and amino-acids to help skin not only retain its supple youth but to work with the skins natural ability to repair itself, increase cellular turn-over and prevent sagging, while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Choose from one of our four USDA Certified Organic moisturizers and see which one works for you – or use them all!