Night time cleansing and makeup removal, bath oil, body moisturizer, and hair serum. A good bottle of olive oil does a lot for me. I've been using olive oil as for ocm for over a year and just today I tried the lightest bit as an anti-frizz serum and frankly, I don't think I'll be going back to silicone.
I do like using EVOO as a moisturizer, mostly in the summer. I have noticed a difference in my skin, and it actually cleared it up for a little bit! I was using Kiss My Face olive oil bar soap with EVOO as a moisturizer and my skin was flawless (which hasn't happened since i was 10) then, as luck would have it, i started breaking out again after a month. I will definitely give it another shot though. Another thing I love doing is shaving with olive oil, it never cuts and it can replace your moisturizer.
I've been reading about this for a while and even tried using the EVOO meant for salad from the kitchen cabinet as a make-up remover. I liked it, but never developed a habit until .... I got a first cold-press olive oil from Moroccan friend, it was hand-made by her brother. it smells and tastes like nectar. My friends were almost irritated with my bragging about it until they smelled and tried it. It's beyond anything that sits on shop shelves.
I have nothing original to add to the below examples of multiple uses of it. I followed the advice that MUA blindely gave and it worked for me. I'm pale, with occasional adult acne and I scar easily, using it as face cleanser and removing it with warm damp washcloth has been the most beneficial advice of all.
My friends brother also makes the an artisan argan oil, though the price of that one is considerably steeper. Still, one litter is cheaper than most expensive creams. My bottle is on it's way....I'll report.
I love EVOO!!!! As many have said, it's such a great multipurpose beauty product. I have been using olive oil for skin and haircare for about three months and i love it. I use it as a makeup remover, face and body moisturizer, add it with sugar as an amazing scrub, add it to homemade face masks for an extra moisture boost, as a lip treatment, the possibilities are truly endless. My skin is extremely sensitive and acne prone and evoo has never contributed to my breakouts, if anything it calms them down and speeds up the healing process. I find that since olive oil aids in healing, i am left with far fewer hyper pigmentation marks from my acne. My skin did purge a bit as I started using olive oil, but within a couple days of continued use, my skin healed pretty quickly. I use it as a pre cleanse before my regular cleanser and as others with clog prone skin have said, as you massage you can literally feel clogged pores and other impurities releasing from your skin, disgusting yes but very satisfying haha. Before I go to sleep I apply a dime size amount of evoo onto my damp face and when i wake up the oil has absorbed, my face is calm and moisturized, and any really bad breakouts i have are significantly calmed. If my skin still feels very stressed, dry or irritated i will even use a small amount as a day moisturizer. I always make sure to wait half an hour to an hour before putting on makeup to let the oil absorb though so i dont look greasy. When i do this my skin always has a certain glow to it :) My skin is dehydrated yet oily and olive olive perfectly moisturizes my skin while controlling the oil production. Obviously my skin isn't perfect still, but olive oil has really improved the condition of my skin and I'm very thankful for that! Also with continued use for the removal of eye makeup, my short fairly light eyelashes have grown so much longer and darker! Im thrilled because I hardly see the point of wearing mascara anymore so on days that i don't, after cleansing my face i simply coat my lashes with olive oil and go to sleep. Amazing! I also have thick, strawberry blonde hair that goes half way down my back and every couple weeks I do massage a good amount of olive into my roots to the ends of my hair and it makes my hair feel nourished and silky smooth. When my ends are particularly dry i'll even rub a bit onto the ends as a leave in treatment. I'm a simplistic type of person and I feel really good about using one product for so many uses, and always yielding great results, and with such a small price tag! It also gives me a piece of mind that I'm not damaging my skin or causing myself harm with chemical laden products either, because olive oil is 100% natural! Such a HG product for me that has helped me in so many ways and given me alot more confidence :) Give it a shot, if you don't like it for one thing, you're bound to find a good use for it! Sorry for the length of the review, thanks for reading! :)
After reading reviews about EVOO, I thought I would try it. After taking my shower I put it on all over and WOW, not only Was my skin glowing but it was soft. I thought it would be greasy and was very surprised that it was not greasy at all. Now even though that happened and I will continue to use it on my body, I will not put it on my face.
I haven't really used this on my skin, but it works wonders for my hair (and my sauteed zucchini!). I doubt what I have is extra-virgin seeing as I was following my usual grocery shopping instincts and purchased the bottle with the best price-quantity ratio.
Virgin, extra-virgin or not, it's worked very well. I have done whole head soaks with olive oil, which has made my hair feel like it belongs in a Pantene commercial. but after a couple of washes, once the oil is gone, my hair goes back to the way it was (very long, prone to tangles and split ends).
So I've been dumping out the product from both my shampoo and conditioner bottles (Suave Naturals line) and mixing in three and four tablespoons of OO respectively. This apple-a-day treatment has made my hair so much sleeker, has reduced the appearance of split ends and has made it much softer and shinier. No expensive hair product or leave-in-conditioner has ever been able to do this for my hair. A little bit of oil each time I wash has ended up going really far!
I'm thinking of trying this with sweet almond oil next time, but I'm extremely happy with OO as a hair conditioner.
EDIT: I started using it on my skin a few times a week before I go to bed at night and it's wonderful! It doesn't break me out at all and my skin is soft and glowing the next morning. A neutrogena sunscreen burned my face a few weeks ago and I used olive oil every day for about four days and it healed up really nicely!
I spent a good part of the afternoon at the Chanel counter and although I bought (and LOVE) my lipstick and blush, the SA pushed Sublimage at me as if her life depended on it. I'm just not impressed and sick and tired of spending big money on all but the most important skin care; I have bigger fish to fry!
Tonight after cleansing I rooted around and found a brand new unopened Newman's Own EVOO, Organic in my pantry and took it as a sign! I cleansed thoroughly (as I had the cake face on courtesy of Chanel) and am now enjoying how glorious my skin feels after a very light application of EVOO.
I'm committed to integrating this into my skin care routine, and am so grateful for all the reviews here about body uses! What I'm not sure about is if EVOO can take the place of time tested anti-aging ingredients like retinol, AHAs, etc. Please PM me if you have any insight into this.
I do love packaging, so will find a gorgeous bottle for this as well as pretty containers for (organic/raw) sugar for scrubs! Once again MUA comes through!
I'm really glad I found out about this because it's been great for my skin :) I use it at night to remove my makeup/sunscreen and it does a fantastic job. I massage about a 50 p coin-size of the oil into my dry face and neck for about half a minute, then gently wipe it off with warm water and cotton wool. A bit of residue remains after I do this, which I keep for overnight treatment. I don't follow up with face-wash or moisturiser and I find that my skin is lovely and soft in the morning and not at all dry. I don't use it in the morning as I don't want the oil to stay on my skin whilst I wear make-up/sunscreen. I have combination skin and can gets spots at times, but this method has not caused me break-outs.
EVOO is inexpensive and a bottle lasts me AGES, so it's great value. After trying a few night creams and getting spots every time, I'm really happy to have found a simple product which my skin is happy with. I've been using it as a cleanser for a good few weeks now and will carry on doing so!
Hmmm, I'm not sure if it was the oil or if my skin would have gone through a worse patch anyway, but a few weeks after I first reviewed this I got quite a few spots and my skin wasn't looking as fresh as it did, it looked rather 'congested'! I hadn't changed anything skin-care wise. I gave it maybe another month, then stopped using it when I hadn't noticed any improvement. Can't be sure it was the oil, or a skin blip in general, but better safe than sorry!
Mix Olive Oil and either sugar or my favorite, corn meal, to desired consistensy. It's an amazing exfoliator for your body. It gives your skin beautiful sheen. If you are going to wear a dress for a night out, nothing gives you nicer looking legs. I use it before shaving, the shaving cream dilutes the oil quite a bit - which is fine! There is still more than enough "glow" left on your legs. After shower - I follow with my regular moisturizer and my skin looks amazing for the whole evening. I have never puchased a body scrub that does a better job. I wouldn't use it on my face though, it is very oily (duh) and will make your makeup slip right off! Even if you use it at night, it will still leave an oily residue on your face that won't completely wash off in the morning. This is CHEAP and it is better than just about anything you could buy.
I was so excited when I read all these reviews on olive oil facial cleansing. I was a little afraid thinking of slathering oil all over my blemish prone face. After a week of using this as a cleanser, I noticed the whiteheads on my chin were significantly disappearing. Yet, my skin around my nose and on my forehead got increasingly clogged and congested. I am still coping with nasty little bumps. The one pro is you don't have to use a moisturizer while using this... but I definitely won't try this again!
Great as a body moisturizer though!!