Monday, June 29, 2015
Olive Oil for Your Skin Care
Olive oil is known as a smart fat in diet due to being monounsaturated, which helps to lower bad cholesterol when used in place of saturated fats. In Skin care, Olive oil is rich in antioxidants (Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols) and doesn't clog pores. When applied topically, olive oil may prevent premature aging.
Olive Oil is the common name we are all familiar with. In the skin care world, proper ingredient listing is required and known as INCI Nomenclature. Products created for skin care usage should list this ingredient as "Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil" when it is used in products other than soap. During the soap making process, the oil is transformed into a sodium that offers the same qualities as the original ingredient, but is no longer simply Olive Oil. As a result, the INCI Nomenclature for Olive Oil in soap is "Sodium Olivate" for bars and/or hard soap and in liquid soap you will see it listed as "Potassium Olivate".