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Olive Oil in Skincare? Really. - by Mario Di'Martino

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In March of 2007, I read a book by my now good friend Dr. Maher Abbas called "Olive Oil Cookery." Not only did it have amazing Mediterranean style food recipes using extra virgin olive oil, but I also found a wealth of information from a doctor’s perspective as to why consuming olive oil is great for your health. 

That same year at a family reunion, my Aunt Lena bragged on about how she had been rubbing olive oil on her skin for 50 years, and at age 88 she looked great! It was at that point that I decided to take all of the years of nutritional knowledge my parents had given me along with this new love for extra virgin olive oil to create a skincare system that was unique and espoused the benefits of ancient therapeutic treatments. In 2010, my company Vita Bella created the world’s first organic olive oil plant-based phytonutrient skincare system.

Why Organic Olive Oil in Skincare?

100% organic extra virgin olive oil is high in oleic acid and is therefore an excellent skin cell regenerator. It attracts external moisture to the skin and still allows normal functions of the skin to take place, such as sweating, shedding of dead skin, and releasing sebum. Olive oil also has many antioxidant properties, absorbs UV radiation, and is very efficient in lowering the metabolism rate of body cells, thus assisting in repairing cells and preventing cell damage. Olive oil is soothing and healing to all skin types.

Conventional vs. Organic Skincare 

The big advantage that conventional skincare has in public appeal is the finances of its shareholders in advertising. Organic skincare, on the other hand, is still counting on grassroots efforts and word of mouth advertising to stake its claim. Traditional skincare can create a change in the way your skin looks, but the delivery systems employed and the lasting effects of synthetic components may be doing more damage to your skin long-term. More and more people today are realizing that the cumulative application of plant ingredients, versus petro chemical ingredients, can have an overall more positive effect on your well-being. Futhermore, in some ways, organic skincare has surpassed conventional skincare in what it actually does to your skin due to the powerful attributes of plant life, antioxidants, and other ingredients. 

It is important that everyone try to do the research on each ingredient that they apply to their body to determine the benefits and whether or not they pose a threat to your health. 

To learn more about Vita Bella products, please visit Christina’s marketplace.


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