The peoples of the Mediterranean have long since recognized the benefits of olive oil as a cosmetic product for the body, skin and hair.
Olive oil is a vegetable oil that consists mostly of monounsaturated fatty acids which make it resistant to oxidation. Fatty acids are very important for both nutrition and cosmetology. They have the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and act hygroscopically, preventing water loss.
The Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid that belongs to the category of omega fatty acids. It is very important in the world of beauty as it has great cosmetological properties. It nourishes and softens the skin leaving her gentle and booty.
It has the property to it penetrates deeply into the skin and preserve it hydrated, as is able to "lock" natural moisture
The Linoleic acid it is especially valuable for creams anti aging of the skin, as it helps in skin renewal. It is also an essential acid for skin and cell membranes. Moisturizes and nourishes the skin by providing it with essential nutrients. Adds to soaps emollients and moisturizing properties in these.
The palmitic acid belongs to saturated fatty acids and has emollient properties. Maintains the skin hydrated by strengthening the barrier of and preventing moisture loss from her.
But, and the stearic acid, contained in Olive Oil, is an important one lubricating agent.
The olive oil is rich in antioxidant substances that they give him antioxidant properties and protection from premature aging since destructive free radicals are "combated". . This is because it has the natural ability to target epidermal cells and stimulate them synthesis of collagen and elastin, thereby strengthening the skin and making it firmer and healthier.
Also valuable for mature skin, fights dehydration, dullness, skin thinning. It offers all the necessary nutrients it needs to keep it shiny throughout the years.
It contains them vitamins A and E and K, helps to rejuvenation and renewal of the skin, as it also helps in regeneration of skin damaged by solar radiation and air pollution
and trace elements (potassium, sodium, calcium, iron, copper, selenium, zinc) that it contains, are beneficial for the skin.
Contains amino acids, which are important components of the skin's natural moisturizing factor. They are necessary to maintain the normal metabolic activity of the cells. This is because they participate in the synthesis of collagen, elastin and keratin.