I tried EVOO last year and never expected to be using it for so long. I do use it as a make up and eye makeup remover (I spread a few drops over a slightly damp cotton pad and wipe it gently over my skin and eyes) but more consistently I use it as a face moisturiser. I pour mine into a dropper bottle, drop two drops on my palm, rub it between my hands and lightly pat it into my skin. Under make up I tend to use one drop instead of two.
This is brilliant stuff, heaps better than most of the brands I have tried and balances the natural moisture in my skin.
I have very oily, moderate-severe acne. I've developed cystic acne for the first time about 2-3 years ago. I started using EVOO as a moisturizer and it has helped my skin tremendously. I use jojoba and/or EVOO to remove make up. If your skin type is similar to mine, it is okay to use the OCM (oil cleansing method); however, you'll have to modify it. I take a few drops of jojoba and/or EVOO oil, rub together to warm up and gently press all over my face and eyes. Then I gently massage the oil into my skin. I use circular motions and am very gentle with my eyes. I rub my eyes and it removes all of the mascara and primer and eyeliner. I then take cotton pads and remove the oil. You can also use those makeup remover wipes at this stage if you'd like. You're just trying to remove some of the oil and make up. Next, I wash my face with a cleanser to wash away the makeup, oil and dirt. I feel this is an important step. If you have oily and/or acne prone skin, wear makeup and use the OCM, you must STILL use a cleanser to remove the makeup and oil from your skin. Otherwise, I believe it will cause major problems, breakouts. After my skin is clean and I've used a toner, I take 2 or 3 drops of EVOO (sometimes I add jojoba oil) and press into my skin. Over my face, eyes and neck. Then I take a hot face clothe/flannel and steam the oil into my skin. Any other products I want to use (anti acne products such as glycolic creams or azelaic acid), I apply 20 or 30 minutes later. I've been doing this for ages and I can tell you, it has made a difference in my skin. It has even my skintone and faded dark circles under my eyes. It has faded hyperpigmentation marks, decrease my pores/size of my pores and reduced oiliness in my skin. I really do believe that EVOO is great for the skin. It does not cause breakouts in my skin. There is purging for sure; if you have acne prone skin, there will be some purging. Using a bit of EVOO, I think will benefit acne prone skin. I don't think you should cover your skin with this but using a bit and steaming it into the skin is fine.
Truly multipurpose. Works just as well as HE brands to remove stubborn eye make up at only a fraction of the cost. I also use this as tanning oil, cuticle oil, eyelash conditioner, hair treatment, as well as the first step in cleaning my make up brushes. Decanting the oil into smaller containers for specific usages helps to keep spills and mess to a minimum.
If I avoid applying this oil to my eyelids it has some very beneficial effects for my skin! I use it on my face as a hydrating mask or moisturizer overnight in ocations, if I use it every night my skin breaks out. It softens and hydrates my skin very much and removes the dry feeling totally. If applied on eyelids it makes my eyes sting and I wake up the next morning with very swelled eyelids and sometimes undereye bags - not recommendable. Sometimes just after application I have some slightly ichy spots on my skin, but it's nothing alarming or visible and I don't break out. I have reacted the same way to apricot kernel seed oil. I also use this as a hydration overnight treatment for the whole body once in a while just after taking a shower where I exfoliate the body with a body scrub first. It leaves my skin very soft. Remember to wear some clothes that can handle the excess oil. The best thing is that it has no harsh chemicals and its something you can find in your kitchen.
Best Natural product ever known to man .. or woman :)
Works for EVERYTHING... Heals acne, removes make up, use in scrubs, as a hot oil hair treatment, after bath moisturizer...
will BUY again and again for the rest of my LIFE ;)..
My hair absolutely loves this! Much more so then virgin coconut oil.. On days that I wash my hair I work a small amount through dry hair, leave for about half an hour then continue with my normal shampoo and conditioner routine..It washes out much more easily then coconut oil and doesn't weigh my thin hair down. It makes my hair very sleek and moisturised, very manageable and healthy..fruit of the earth, of course our hair and skin love it!
I've been using this as my nighttime moisturizer for... a lil more than a year now. personally I cant live without it. i was my face with just water and literally slather this all over my face and neck. its amazing... leaves the skin plump, soft, and glowing. packaging.. must be in a dark glass bottle. its the only type i buy and i always buy organic EVOO... since its the only thing that touches my face besides water i feel i should buy the best quality and i prefer the imported tuscany ones from costco...its been my HG for over a year..and i would definitely recommend to everyone...
I love EVOO. I use it as a in shower moisturizer, in scrubs, hair masks... you name it. It's all natural... no chemicals. Straight up amazing!
God. OLIVE OIL. How did I ever go without you?
So, I got some from our pantry, poured into one of those small empty travel bottles, and this along with cotton pads are my NEW best friends. Here's what I use my EVOO for:)
Eye makeup remover- If nothing else, I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone. It has never failed to get any off. Just apply some to a cotton pad (you don't need a ton), let it sit on your eye makeup, and gently wipe away all that stubborn makeup. i ONLY use waterproof mascara, including Cover Girl Lash Blast, Maybelline's Colossal, etc. and EVOO has made even my most hard to remove mascaras look like wimps. Conditions my lashes.:)
Night moisturizer- Yep. I use a SMALL (talking about less than a dime size) amount all over my face and neck after cleansing. I wake up to soft, moisturized skin. EVOO does NOT clog your pores. It CAN'T clog your pores because the molecules are much larger than your pores. Ask any dermatologist. This has made my skin super soft & lovely & more evenly toned. it feels great especially after using a facial scrub.
Hair- this is where I draw the line. It's WAYY too heavy & concentrated to just pour on my hair, but I use Garnier's Triple Nutrition conditioner, which contains olive oil, & I must say, the oil blend is proven to keep hair healthy. Since using this, my hair's been growing quickly. I'd recommend using a small amount in a homemade hair mask:)
The fragrance lasts maybe one minute. This stuff is CHEAP & lasts forever since it's so concentrated. Don't ever spend money on eye makeup remover again. EVOO is so much better than baby oil (aka mineral oil, which is majorly controversial), has been used for centuries, and is honestly my best friend. just PLEASE don't slather this on before going outside or your poor cute self will crisp. :)
This product is amazing! My skin is drier than the Sahara Desert, and this is the perfect moisturizer/cleanser/makeup-remover. All of the other cleansers/make-up removers/moisturizers I have claim to be nourishing and so moisturizing. This olive-oil for skin is actually used by my aunts and they told me to try it. Not only does it work great, but it's so cheap. Although, many acne-prone skinned people might heed this, don't. My skin is so acne prone and this did not break it out. it gave me the moisture I needed to actually stop my pores from clogging up due to dry skin. Just give it a try! And if you don't like it, well you can always go back and use it as a salad dressing ;)