Full of nutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants, olive oil restores skin and provides long-lasting moisture. Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins are beneficial for the skin. Olive oil based products help prevent chapping, excellent make-up remover and relieves sun burns. As women grow older, olive oil also helps to protect against the physical signs of aging. It is believed that the wild Olive Tree originated in ancient Greece and was sacred. Women would anoint themselves in olive oil to protect their skin from the environment. It was also used in facial masks to promote a clear-looking complexion. From their diet to their skin care, olive oil is an essential part of the Greek culture.
“Growing up in Kalamata, the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, my mother said she used olive oil for everything. She cooked and cleaned with it and applied it daily to her hair and skin. Her philosophy was “look good and feel good,” and when she died at the age of 85, she still had beautiful skin,” explained George.