By the Olive Oil Skincare Company
At the Olive Oil Skincare Company, we are committed to making quality 100% Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil skincare, haircare and beauty products that are suitable for all ages, skin types, hair types and conditions.
Our comprehensive range of all-natural products harnesses the proven health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to nourish and enrich the body and soul. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has regenerating properties and the capacity to regulate the natural moisturising system of the skin and hair. It improves skin flexibility and elasticity, cleanses and moisturises, removes free radicals, assists in anti-ageing, encourages hair growth and nourishes the skin and hair naturally.
When it comes to ingredients for our products, we believe in ‘less is more’. Our unscented products are made simply with 100% saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and at our most indulgent, we add pure essential oils to create our scented products. Each of the oils we use is carefully chosen for its unique and beneficial properties. All our products are additive free and contain no artificial fragrances or agents of any kind.
At the core of our philosophy to produce products of the highest quality is our very own source of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our grove is located in Hillston, central New South Wales, Australia. The olives are harvested and processed on site within two hours of picking, so that the maximum benefits can be captured and utilised to create products which are ‘naturally nourished’.
We are proud to be 100% Australian owned – and our products are 100% Australian made.
In 2000, our family imported a variety of olive trees from Umbria. We propagated and planted the ‘Mother Trees’ in the rich soil of the Australian Riverina and today have four different varieties of olives, with 110,000 trees at our farm in Hillston, central New South Wales.
Our farm is still family owned and operated and we produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil of such exceptional quality, we even export back to Italy. In 2011, we established links with a local soap manufacturer to produce hard bar olive oil soap using our oil. From this beginning, we formed the Olive Oil Skincare Company in 2012. We are passionate about the health benefits of Extra Virgin Oil for the body – both inside and out – and now produce a full range of skincare, hair care, beauty and lifestyle products, all using our 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a base.
Olive oil has a proven and recorded legacy of being used for skin and hair care over the centuries – even dating back to the days of Cleopatra.
We are constantly evolving our range and have found our journey has taken us “back to the future” – blending timeless rituals such as the traditional cold-pressed method of making soap, with modern knowledge and cross-cultural collaboration.
Our Aboriginal Series is a fusion of two traditional cultural practices: the ancient Mediterranean tradition of applying olive oil to the skin and hair, with the wisdom of Aboriginal Australians, who over millennia have harnessed native flora to treat skin ailments.
From our original handmade, hard bar soap, our range of products has grown to encompass balms, body oils, body washes, a number of unscented and naturally scented soaps. We also produce shampoo and conditioner, an aboriginal range, a gentle baby range and most recently have developed a complete skincare range including a serum, cleanser, toner, moisturiser and hand cream.
Our products are exported around the world, including to the US, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. We are proud to be 100% Australian owned, and remain committed to making our all-natural, 100% Australian products with ethically sound practices.
BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY WHEN IT COMES TO INGREDIENTS, WE BELIEVE IN ‘LESS IS MORE’
Our unscented products are made simply with 100% saponified Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and at our most indulgent, we add pure essential oils to create our scented products. Each of the oils we use is carefully chosen for its unique and beneficial properties. All our products are additive free and contain no artificial fragrances or agents of any kind.
Olive Oil is compatible with our skin and as a result does not clog pores and helps to maintain our skin’s natural pH balance. It helps to form a barrier which prevents our skin from losing moisture and it also reduces excess sebum production as our skin hydrates, which reduces our natural oil output.
Olive Oil is filled with antioxidants to protect our skin and help to keep the moisture in, which results in our skin being hydrated and moisturised. The antioxidants assist with anti-ageing as they encourage cell turnover to help restore our skin.
Squalene and Oleocanthal are two compounds found in Olive Oil, and are known to have natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can prove effective in managing conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dryness and itching.
To say the humble olive tree is anything but ordinary, is an understatement. With unique and bountiful properties and myriad uses, olive oil has been revered for centuries and is keenly still sought after today for it’s health and beauty benefits.
BASIC SKIN STRUCTURE
The skin is composed of three main layers, the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. The epidermis is a protective layer. It keeps the skin waterproof, it keeps moisture in the deeper layers and protects from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The skin cells are constantly shedding from the surface and being replaced in the deepest layer of the epidermis.
The dermis lies underneath the epidermis and consists of strong protein fibres called Collagen and Elastin. These fibres give the skin its strength, firmness and elasticity.
The hypodermis is a fatty layer that forms a protective and insulating layer under the dermis. When creating formulae for our products, first we decide on the active ingredients we want to use and where we want the ingredients to be delivered into the skin.
WE TAKE THE INGREDIENT REQUIRING THE DEEPEST DELIVERY AND USE THAT AS OUR BASE. WE THEN ENCAPSULATE THAT INGREDIENT INSIDE A LIPID STRUCTURE THAT MIMICS THE SKIN’S NATURAL INTERCELLULAR LIPID BARRIER.
The product emulsion that you see with the naked eye on the surface of the skin is actually millions of spheres, or liposomes, that are power packed with active ingredients. Upon application, these liposomes form a microcrystalline matrix on the skin’s surface.
As the skin recognizes the skin-mimicking lipid outer-layer of the liposome, it absorbs the ingredients and begins to metabolize the lipid outer casing, releasing the active ingredient below the skin’s surface. The result is a deep delivery of active compounds to the layers of the skin where they can be most effective. Being delivered into the skin, the ingredients do not form a surface barrier and can deliver a high concentration of hydration to the skin
WHY OLIVE OIL IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN
Does not clog pores
Promotes collagen formation
Nourishes and promotes healing
OLIVE OIL CONTAINS:
VITAMIN A – stimulates the dermis where collagen, elastin and blood vessels are, so it reduces wrinkles and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin.
VITAMIN E – prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It also treats wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and promoting cell regeneration.
VITAMIN K – is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal and fight infection. It also improves skin elasticity and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT?
The skin is our largest organ, so it is important to take care of it. Antioxidants protect skin by fighting and limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skincare products benefit the health and appearance of the skin, and help reduce the visible signs of ageing.
VITAMIN E POLYPHENOLS + PHYTOSTEROLS
Either applied or absorbed into the skin help fight free radicals by combining with them to prevent the damage of healthy cells. They can help to repair damaged skin and restore elasticity to prematurely ageing skin. Phytosterols not only stop the slow-down of collagen production that can be caused by the sun, they actually encourage new collagen production.
WHAT IS A FREE RADICAL?
Free radicals are minute chemical particles that are the result of an inflammatory chemical process – they are healthy cells turned bad as a result of trauma; the more we have, the faster our skin ages and the faster we look older. Free radicals chip away at cell walls and DNA. This degenerative process is progressive and can happen throughout our body in every organ. Free radical damage can be caused by stress, pollution, unhealthy lifestyle, chemicals etc.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS FROM OLIVE OIL
Squalene and Oleocanthal are both found naturally in Olive Oil, and have natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which are effective in combating free radical damage.
TO TALK BUSINESS CONTACT
JO ABIGNANO / Co-Founder Olive Oil Skincare Company | Sydney Australia
T:+612 9476 3844 | M:0404 010 262
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.oliveoilskincare.com.au