The Art and Science of Skincare


Why we use extra virgin olive oil 


Extra Virgin Skin is the only skincare brand that uses certified "Extra Virgin" grade olive oil. 98% of the olive's nutrients are pressed out in this first press. See the reasons why the other brands use lower grades below.*

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is rich in Vitamins, natural fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants. The natural organic properties help with brightening, moisturizing, nourishing and protecting your skin, hence, not only does it have amazing skin beauty benefits, but also health benefits like UV protection, and cell rejuvenation.  Also, no other fruit or seed oil is certified by grade and quality like EVOO. This is because no other plant oil is as valuable... 

The Science

EVOO is closer to our own skin's oil than any other naturally occurring oil. That is one of the main reasons why we use. To make it work you need the right organic ingredients and a carefully developed formula. 

  • All creams and lotions are made by mixing water with some type of oil into a base. (Note: oil-free lotions use a synthetic silicon oil instead.)  
  • The quality of the base determines what else you need in the cream. The higher the quality - the less additives you need to make it work. 
  • The use of high percentage of EVOO provides more organic protection and nutrients than any other oil. This leaves more room for powerhouse ingredients like Edelweiss, Mulberry and Mirifica to name a few. 

The Certifications

Without science and certification there is no art when it comes to skincare. We only use one particular variety of olive tree as we've found its olives to have just the right PH level when cold pressed. A gourmet chef would be proud of our choice, not to bold and not to smooth. Also, all of our EVOO is estate grown on in California, and is certified "Extra Virgin" grade by the California Olive Oil Council and "Organic" by the California Council of Organic Farmers.




*A few of major brands that use olive oil use the lower grade "Virgin" olive oil which is at least twice as acidic and could actually harm your skin if applied directly.

The majority of the rest use the lowest grade of olive oil. This oil is obtained by adding heat and chemicals to what is left of the first press.
All of the lower grade oils have minimum positive effect on the skin, some can actually harm your skin over time. The choice of what grade to is is driven by cost.