Olio Extra Vergine D’oliva: Beauty and Health Elixir
Evoo is a key ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. But it’s also been used as a cosmetic product for centuries.
EVOO, EVERY ITALIAN BEAUTY ICON’S SECRET
Italian actress and beauty icon Sophia Loren said that spaghetti and extra virgin olive oil were her secrets to looking so radiant and young. She was not alone. Women as early as Cleopatra, perhaps the first ever beauty icon, used extra virgin olive oil to perfect their beauty routine.
IF YOU DON’T USE EVOO, YOU ARE NOT ITALIAN!
Every italian household stores a bit of gold. Extra virgin olive oil is a real treasure, and the single most important ingredient in the Mediterranean diet. Obtained from pressed olives, it has many qualities that promote health. We use Evoo to season salads, to prepare sauces, or to cook fish and meats. This ubiquitous element of our cuisine is also the perfect final touch to add to any dish: a few drops of good olive oil make every recipe tastier.
QUALITY IS A MUST!
There are different varieties of olive oil: refined, virgin, and extra virgin. You need to watch what you buy. Evoo is the healthiest type: it is the least processed, made by simply crushing olives and extracting the juice.
EVOO IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOUR HEALTH...
Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy fat. If you don’t abuse it, it does not contribute to significant weight gain. Being rich in antioxidants, using it regularly will guarantee cardiovascular health benefits. Some studies have also shown it to lower blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, and decrease inflammation. It also has antibacterial properties.
...AND YOUR BEAUTY
Extra virgin olive oil’s cosmetic properties have been recognized since ancient times. Evoo is not just an ingredient, it’s part of Mediterranean culture, both on the table and in our daily beauty routine. Sophia Loren, as we said, was a big fan of Evoo. She professed her love for occasionally bathing in it to promote radiant and smooth skin. Let’s start from the face: here, it’s important to use only a few drops. Evoo helps hydrate and fight sun damage. Olive oil can also be used as lip balm, or for hair care. You can either apply it as a fortifying mask, or just apply a few drops in the morning to promote shine and softness. For your beauty and your health, check out our selection of Extra virgin olive oil. Redoro and Agricola Piano are the best!
- Donatella Mulvoni