Hydrogenated Olive Oil



Hydrogenated Olive Oil description

Hydrogenated olive oil is a rich source of antioxidants; can help increase the viscosity and emolliency of a formula. Hydrogenating the oil changes it from its natural liquid state into a solid.

Hydrogenated Olive Oil references

  • CosmeticsInfo.org, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2019, pages 1575-1579
  • International Journal of Toxicology, December 2017, page 51S-129S

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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