This is probably the most wonderful beauty product ever created.
I'm a beauty editor at a major newspaper and have - literally - a hundred different face, neck and eye creams, all of which are OK but not nearly as good EVOO. I have very dry skin, and it soothes it perfectly. I apply it with my moisturizer after washing my face at night, massaging it into my face. I glow when I wake up, and my skin just looks.... better.
I don't have particularly acne-prone skin, but I did get the occasional MAJOR pimple or two...Not since EVOO! I haven't broken out at all. I also used it on a persistent dry patch on my shoulder and it's gone. The best part is that you don't have worry about all those chemicals and synthetics - EVOO is natural (and amazing!)
I love using this to remove eye makeup!! This takes off make-up fast. I think the oiliness is soothing and good for my skin. I just wash my face after using. I feel like the oil helps protect the skin around my eyes from the cleanser. Also, my lashes are moisturized but not greasy after.
Other standard make-up removers burn my eyes. This is wonderful and soothing.
Ladies, I don't know where to start raving about this product. I originally started using this to help treat my blemish prone/sensitive/flaky skin, and all I can say is that I am FLOORED by the results. For almost 4 years, I had deep whitehead plaguing my entire cheeks and forehead. No matter what I did or tried (dieting, regimes, facials, expensive products, home remedies, ect ect) I would always have disgusting and embarrassing pimples. I don't respond well to chemical treatments or lotions so I decided try a natural remedy for once. I read alot of different reviews here on MUA and took the advice of a couple ladies- massage it in or leave it on overnight. Lets get this straight first - THIS WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN PURGE. I know I purged, and my skin let the floodgates swing wide open with this one. For about 3 weeks of daily massaging EVOO into my face, my skin looked horrible. And I mean, *horrible*. My face never looked so bad - I had an eruption of pimples along my jaw line and lets not even talk about my cheeks. However, I realized that purging is a GOOD thing. The EVOO was making my skin purge and bring all the impurities to the surface. Seriously, think about it Ė if you have impurities underneath your skin that are causing pimples, how else are you going to get rid of them?? The dirt clogging your pores isnít going to magically dissolve away and bless you with clear skin. Heck no. What goes in, must come out. And thatís exactly what EVOO did. After 3 (or so) weeks of religious evoo massaging, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. My skin is now so clear and beautiful - not to mention healthy, soft, and moisturized. I have scarring from previous years and obviously have the occasional breakouts, but I have no trouble dealing with that now. So ladies, if youíre planning on using this for helping your skin clear up, be prepared to break out. It will get worse before it gets better. Just stick it out, youíll thank yourself in the end.
As for moisturizing properties, evoo is really nice and now gives me a healthy glow that I have never been able to achieve.
STEP 1 Ė At night, start by removing all makeup and cleansing - donít use toner (unless you really want to), no moisturizer.
STEP 2 Ė find a cotton washcloth you can spare for your face (I use a small face-towel) and run it under warm-hot water but make sure the heat is tolerable. Squeeze excess water out of cloth and gently pat your entire face with the hot cloth, allowing the heat and steam to rise into your pores. Repeat at least twice. Then gently pat your face dry.
STEP 3 - use a dime-sized amount of EVOO and massage into your face for about 15-20 seconds. Be gentle and massage just enough so that the oil isnít simply sitting on your skin.
STEP 4 Ė go to bed and try to sleep face-up. If you find that you have a hard time going to bed because you donít want oil dripping all over the place, remove some of the oil with tissue paper and then massage the remaining oil back into your face.
STEP 5 Ė When you wake up, your skin is going to feel mildly greasy. Just use a gentle cleanser or stronger toner to remove the excess EVOO from last night. You can proceed with your skinís regular morning routine.
Bottom line- this stuff really works. It will give you healthy and clear skin, but not without a couple tears. Oh but I wouldnt use it in morning, its too greasy to put underneath makeup and it takes a couple hours for your skin to soak the oil in anyway. If you are using EVOO to ban blemishes, be prepared to look really bad for about a month. But I can promise you that the pay-off is worth the pain. My skin is so much clearer than before, very soft, and healthy. If I didnít have scarring from previous years, I would totally have the courage to go out in public with no makeup whatsoever and let people see my face up close. Best of luck ladies, believe the hype!
Sighhhh... I saw all these amazing reviews a couple weeks ago and tried Extra Virgin Olive Oil first as a moisturizer on the face before bed. Then I rethought my strategy and instead started mixing a bit with my face wash at night. A few mornings later, I started noticing some blemishes around my forehead. As I looked closer, I realized that three wide, menacing red bumps had settled beneath the surface of my skin. I stopped using the EVOO immediately and was able to stop some of the inflammation before my skin went completely haywire, but I'm still left with a huge red bump on my forehead, two on my chin, and a scattering of under-the-surface blemishes that I have somewhat under control. (I have combination skin, dry but oily, super sensitive.) So be careful when using Olive Oil on the face, although it could be worth a try if you have the right skin. I did find out that Olive Oil + brown sugar makes a pretty nice body scrub that makes me feel deliciously soft but since this is listed in the face moisturizers category, I can't bring myself to give it more than two lipsticks.
It works WONDERFULLY as a body lotion, but it's not my favorite for my face. I find that sweet almond oil sinks in quicker, but I do have combination, acne-prone skin so olive oil could be a little TOO thick for me. Still wonderful though, for hair and body.
I have been using EVOO for a long time now. I shower with my homemade soap and then before I dry off, I apply some EVOO (with a small amount of essentual oil mixed in) all over my body, then I dry off. I love it!
I started not liking using moisturizers with petroleum products so this has been a great alternative. My favorite essentual oil's are lavender, spearmint and peppermint. My 28 year old son has started using it too. I buy the big size at my nearby warehouse store and that helps keep the cost down. Way cheaper then Buying lotions and better for your skin. I have not tried it on my face, but my friend loves it.
After reading all these positive reviews many times, i was still skeptical about putting oil on my face! but i decided to try EVOO on my face since i liked the idea of using something natural. i used it for about two weeks and didn't notice any change for the better,in the contrary, it made my skin even drier!!! which was strange since i was literally putting oil on my face! so i went back and read more reviews and tried other methods suggested by some reviewers,such as putting oil when your face is still moist,putting it after applying moisturizer to seal the moisture and many more. i really wanted to see the amazing results like the 90% of the reviewers,unfortunately nothing worked.so i stopped using it and after a couple of days i noticed a lot of small bumps under my skin, and i never had anything like this before(usually i have a clear combination skin), there was like many zits deep under the skin and it took three weeks to clear up and the marks are still there :( i think they will fade after some time. but my point is don't try too hard to like it, unless you see results from the first application (like many reviewers) stop using it immediately! it may not suit your skin and you might be one of the 10% whose skin can't handle it, however i LOOOOOVE Olive oil as food and i can't live without it, in our culture we eat it every day with different dishes, we even have a traditional hand made soap made of olive oil ;)
The best product in the house.
I go through so much damn EVOO between cooking and beauty treatments I should buy stock in it.
Weekly, I warm it up and pour it on my hair, cover it with a shower cap and let it sit 30 minutes before shampooing.
Every other day, I mix it with sugar and use it as a scrub in the shower.
Great moisturizer for bare legs if you really want the sheen and shine.
I don't use it on my face except for the sugar scrub, and even then, I use a follow up cleanser.
The smell... not that great, but is just now hit me... what about mixing it with an essential oil for a nicer fragrance?
We shall see...
Oil....on my skin?? Breakouts?? Nope not at all!! Thanks girls so much.I love Olive Oil so much. I love doing home made body scrubs with this and it leaves my body so soft and moisturized. I also use a tiny bit sometimes to moisturize my skin before I go to bed. Love this. I use to break out really bad on my chest and shoulders and this hasn't irriated it at all or caused problems. However, I only use this on my body. I have never tried this on my face and I don't really plan too. I also saw that Jay from americas next top model use this on his scalp before he bleaches it.
my HG for skin moisturiser..i hv dry scaly skin to start with..before i startusing this oil,i used all different sorts of body lotions,creams and baby oil..but i always find myself applying more about 4-5 hours later which is irritating..and later on i found out about all this hype about the chemicals used in commercial brands..n being a natural convert myself,i think olive oil is practically easy to find,with the best quality which is first cold press and made in spain..i massage the oil on my damp skin everytime after i take my shower..and pat dry my skin..n i dun hv to carry anythg in my bag to moisturise my skin half way through the day which is awesome..i like coconut oil to but its hard to find here..so i only use coconut oil for my hair and oilve oil for my whole body..cheap,works,miracle!luv it luv it luv it!!