Extra virgin olive oil is extracted from the first pressing of olives. It is not processed and it is the purest of olive oil extract.
There are a variety of antioxidants in olive oil including Vitamin A and E, but the most potent compound is hydroxytyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol is a very rare but potent antioxidant found in olive oil that prevents free radical damage on skin cells, making olive oil excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging oil. Furthermore, these hydrophilic properties of the antioxidants allow a protective barrier to form trapping moisture on your skin, making our extra virgin olive oil an excellent moisturiser, ideal for use in cosmetics in soaps, lotions and lip balms.