I used to be a product junkie, testing every product out there and now the toll has taken effect on my complexion as I waltz into my 30s. I have dehydrated, sensitive, acne prone, lackluster and dull complexion and make up hardly stays on. I was using hada labo religiously for years after I stopped trying out products but it didn't really helped to improve my complexion. I was having this massive break out (like eight pimples and scars all over my face, congested pores) and on a whim, I bought EVOO after reading through the reviews here.
I popped down to the health food store and got myself a 500ml bottle of Bariani EVOO (S$20.80). I was really sceptical about using it on my face after the whole experimentation with essential oils but oh hell, what can be worse than the current condition?
So here is my routine, I wash my face with Sukin foaming facial wash then applied a drop of EVOO, rub it between my palms and pressed it on my face, followed by massaging it into the skin. I do that for my face, neck and eyes. Bariani is really light and easily absorbed so no issue with the oily feel. It does leaves a slight layer of oil over the skin but I am fine with it considering how parched my skin was.
First night of using it, I had eight big pimples due to my prior breakout. Next morning when I woke up, my pimples became smaller, one was ready to pop, a few of them closed up nicely and one emerging pimple decreased in size! My face was less flaky and less maddening red. A week of using it and my skin was much better. The breakouts started to heal and my face was more glowy. It was much more hydrated too.
I also used it on my hair and hands and will attempt to use it as a make up remover too. One big bottle at a price of the fraction of all cosmetic products and I am sold!
What I can say that hasn't been mentioned already. I have completely strayed from chemically induced moisturizers. I am done with them all. I use EVOO, Jojba oil and grapeseed oil and apricot oil as my staples. I take off left over makeup with jojba oil and use apricot under my eyes for wrinkles. I then use grapeseed at night and EVOO under my makeup. You'd think it would make me shiny, but it doesn't. Just let it sink in and voila, instant wonderful moisturizer.......no chemicals, only pure benefits. Can't complain about that. :)
Everything about this product is average - except what it does!
I wash my face with it. I have very dry, acne prone skin. This does not break me out and softens my skin. It makes my skin radiant and it looks really beautiful. Highly recommend that you add one tablespoon EVOO to two tablespoon plain oatmeal and make a mask out of it. Nearly instant, beautiful skin!
EVOO, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
- You are versatile... from food to face, you can do it all. You are no mere condiment!
- You are an excellent moisturizer. You are all-natural and extremely effective. Long term results speak volumes!
- You are an incredible makeup remover. No one should avoid wearing even the most stubborn waterproof mascara or long-wearing foundation for fear of being unable to remove it. You can (and will) take care of it swiftly and thoroughly.
- You are wonderful for warding off stretch marks.
- You are an unsung hero for acne sufferers.
- You are a tenacious crusader against the inevitable effects of aging.
- You are marvelous for eyelash growth.
- You can single-handedly defeat skin inflammation.
- You can tame otherwise unruly hair.
- You make for a kickass shaving "cream".
- You are a timeless solution for all skin woes (dating back to ancient Egypt)!
I am completely smitten. EVOO, I'm a fan for life.
Extra virgin olive oil is HG for me! I use this EVERY night to remove makeup. It removes mascara, foundation, lipsticks/stains, EVERYTHING even when they are water proof. And best of all its all natural and there is NO stinging or irritation involved..although when I do remove my eye makeup it will get into my eyes and my eyes get blurry for a minute until i wash it out but thats no big deal because it doesnt sting which is my pet peeve with makeup removers, I wont use anything if it stings.
What I do is put about a nickel/quarter size amount on my palms and rub it in my hands then pat it over my face and eyes. I let the oil sit on my face as I wipe it over my eyes to remove my eye makeup. Then I use a facial tissue (infused with lotion <3) and wipe it off my eyes and my face and all the makeup comes with it! I do not reccommend rubbing it into your skin because that can cause irritaiton and lead to break outs..you only need to let it sit for a minute to soak up the makeup and then its very easily removable : )
Afer that I folllow up with my normal cleansing routine with a facial cleanser (usually cetephil but sometimes something stronger if i feel like it!).
The only gripe I have about this is that its really messy and I still cant find a good container to store olive oil in haha, it just gets all over the place.. but I can live with that! continued >>
I have to say I started using extra virgin olive oil as my shave cream because I was allergic to every shaving cream in the market .... I started to notice how good my legs looked and the rest of my body didn't look as alive. So I started using it all over my body everyday and my skin looks so good It glows. I use the HEB brand of extra virgin olive oil and I think it does a great job...
I consider myself a long time user of EVOO having used it as a cleanser since 2008 so I thought I would share my story.
I had oily skin with frequent breakouts and it was on MUA that I first read the reviews on EVOO and decided to try it as a cleanser.
I prefer to apply it to dry skin, massage it in for a couple of minutes and then soak a face cloth in hot water and then polish it off that way.
The first time I used it I could not believe how soft my skin was, my skin felt totally cleansed and was glowing. I would have suffered from sebum build up around my nostrils and with the exfoliation from the face cloth and the EVOO, this disappeared.
After about a week, my skin purged and it was pretty bad. I developed a spot on the bridge of my nose which was the biggest spot I have ever had, no joke. It hurt to even touch it and eventually it got so big, I popped it but thats another story!
I took heart that there must be some serious yucky stuff in my pores if thats what was coming out and I persevered with using it. I know that from other reviews that this is often the point people give up but I would say stay strong!
I continued to use it and the breakout cleared up and since then my skin has balanced to me using oil on it and I can honestly say I have never looked back.
I have since read on the internet that chemically oil dissolves oil and such it is the ideal cleanser for oily skin. Because the oil production on my skin has calmed down now completely I now have very little excess oil on my face, it feels balanced, not too dry, not too oily, just supple and clean.
It's great if you've been on a night out and are wearing a lot of makeup as the EVOO just dissolves it all completely and leaves your face perfectly clean.
I still have blackheads on my face the EVOO has not rid me of them completely but before my skin sort of felt clogged and since the use of the EVOO my skin just feels like it can breathe.
I would never use another cleanser again. When I travel I dispense the oil into a little bottle that I can put in my washbag and I also use EVOO on my elbows and knees as a moisturiser when they are dry.
It is my HG product as it has so many uses and its super cheap. Just make sure you use cold pressed EVOO as it's the best quality.
BEST MAKEUP REMOVER EVER!!!!! Natural and inexpensive!!! :D
Make-up remover, hair moisturizer, skin cleanser, AND food ingredient? Talk about a multi-use product! I rub a little bit on my face and eyes to remove make-up, or mix it with castor oil to make an oil cleanser. When I do hot oil treatments on my hair, I use two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon each of honey and olive oil, since it's a little heavy. Olive oil is definitely one of my staple beauty products.