Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil



Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil description

_Olea europaea_ (olive) fruit oil is an emollient plant oil with benefits similar to several other non-fragrant plant oils. It is beneficial for dry skin because of its fatty acid content, some of which comes from the emollient squalene. _Olea europaea_ (olive) fruit oil contains essential fatty acids dry skin needs, including oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids. It also contains phenolic compounds that provide antioxidant benefit. A small number of animal tests show that topically applied olive oil can protect against environmental damage.

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil references

  • Scientia Pharmaceutica, April-June 2012, pages 133-154
  • International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 2009, issue 3, pages152-165
  • Talanta, 2008, issue 2, pages 924-934
  • Alternative Medicine Review, November 2007, pages 331-342
  • Carcinogenesis, November 2000, pages 2,085-2,090

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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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