The no make-up selfie. A celebrity staple it would seem if their Insta feeds are anything to go by. Clean skin – it’s pretty clear that this season and the next ones, too, if we’re being honest) is all about the glo’-up, specifically getting a skincare program together that clarifies skin and lets your natural radiance shine on.
One “must have” ingredient to get your glimmer on is the not so humble olive. We’re talking organic, cold pressed and extra virgin – go for the real deal or you’ll ruin the fun for everyone and likely irritate the heck out of your skin! Olive oil has many health benefits, particularly for your skin. It’s an antioxidant, so it prevents oxidation of the skin and helps prevent premature aging and sun damage. Not convinced? Here comes the science bit
Oxidation produces free radicals in the body which are a normal and natural process. However, when more free radicals are produced than we need, this can damage the cells and potentially cause cancers. Olive oil contains potent antioxidants, these include vitamin E and polyphenols, (all skin loving goodies) which help to gather and neutralize free radicals that can otherwise damage the skin and advance the appearance of aging.
Here at Freya + Bailey towers, we love the fusion of a good pantry staple that doubles as a beauty wonder ingredient, and hail olives for their abundance of vitamins A, D, E, and K as well as their anti-inflammatory, regenerative properties. You’ll find them in our wonderous THROWBACK! Detox face mask as they’re rich in essential fatty acids, promote cell health and are highly beneficial to stressed or damaged skin. Our formulation harnesses their emollient and antioxidant properties with additional skin beneficial ingredients including dead sea mud, Shea butter and our potent multivitamin complex, to nourish and hydrate skin without irritation.”