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!!
I always follow the tips and reviews I read here, and they're almost always Just Right for me (you guys ROCK!). This is the first time I'm writing my own review...
I really wanted EVOO to work for me. I really did. I've never had any problems with my skin, ever. I'm 24 and even as a teenager I rarely had pimples. I guess I have what they call Normal skin, not acne prone.
Last year I started to notice blackheads on my nose, and figured my moisturizer wasn't right for me. So, about three months ago I started using EVOO as a moisturizer for my face and body. After some while I started doing the OCM-thing too. I also used EVOO as a makeup-remover.
The results? A nightmare. What a huge mistake this whole thing was. I have for the first time in my life had cystic acne now. Huge zits on my forehead. And I started getting whiteheads on my chin. I have never, ever had pimples on my chin before! The only thing that made me continue using this was that the blackheads on my nose became fewer. But these huge spots on my forehead are just too horrible.
So, after three months of hoping EVOO will work for me - I'm back to my old facial routine now (Wash lotion from Eucerin, Garniers green toner and Nivea sensitive skin day creme).
I would give EVOO 5 stars as a body moisturizer though, it works great on my dry scandinavian body! Maybe it would have worked on my face if I had had dry skin there as well...
This is a review for extra virgin olive oil mixed with castor oil used as a cleanser. Been using for almost 2 weeks. Will update after a couple of months.
I started using this out of desperation, my skin had broken out really badly, and I began my home care arsenal of aspirn masks, glycolic acid peels (once a week) and added in this as a cleaner (based on all the good reviews here) in earnest to try and clear my skin. I decided to stop using soap products while testing this, and use it solely as my cleanser.
So far so good! I initially had some small infected whiteheads come to the surface, but since then, my current facial acne has been healing and not much new is developing. I have a tendency to get stubborn jawline cystic acne and so far the oil is not creating new problems, but seems to clearing up existing stuff. Like others, during the day and waking up in the morning I am seeing the same amount of oil or less than usual. I also have an area on my cheek that has some persisten whiteheads that seem to be dminishing. If they go away using the oil, I will be a convert.
I also get back and chest acne, and the jury is still out whether the olive/castor oil helps or makes worse this skin. But so far, on my face, this seems to be really good!
Both of the oils I got are organic and high quality.
UPDATE: Now it has been several weeks and I am still using EVOO and Castor Oil on my face (no longer on my chest and back). It is not a miracle cure for my acne, but the key for me is that it does not cause me to break out like many other things. The reason why I love it and keep using it is that it makes my skin glow, and improves my color. I have always wanted glowing starlet skin, and thought it was always about adding makeup, but for me EVOO does the same thing.
along with vaseline, this is a cheap product with endless uses. I like to rub some the bottom of my feet/heels before bed, put on socks then wake up with really soft feet.
Like a lot of other reviewers I was very worried about using this on my face but seeing as so many were amazed at the results I thought I should at least give it a go. This is how I have used it: After cleansing with Liz Earle cleanse and polish I dampened a cotton wool pad and used it to apply neat extra virgin olive oil to my face, then rinsed it all off and follwed with Liz Earle toner and my usual moisturiser. I left it on for about half an hour and did this two to three times a week and have done so for the last month. To my absolute amazement this really does work! I actually have generally very good skin but one thing I do suffer from, as I tend to sleep on my face, is terribly creased skin in the morning. Also my skin tends to be slightly on the dry side and as a result is showing some fine lines. I also usually get an oily t zone halfway through the day and have to blot. Since using EVOO I just do NOT get the morning skin creases! Fine lines are really diminished and my skin has a very healthy glow without a blemish in sight. All I can say is that EVOO just seems to give some kind of deep down hydration that really does make a difference. I can also see a huge difference when I have applied my makeup and the oily t zone is no more! I'm not blotting my face at all during the day! I'm amazed!
UPDATE: I got so fed up with the mess and the smell of this that I ditched it. I've switched to using the entire Vaishaly brand and could not be happier with the results.
The best cuticle oil. And cheap and handy...you can even pop some on at an Italian restaurant. lol
Will try as a scrub with sugar. Sounds too easy!
Wow, I always have EVOO in my pantry and it's so easey to take my eye make up off using this!! Better than my previous HG make up remover, Neutrogena Eye Make Up Remover. I always have EVOO around and although it's not the cheapest thing, it takes off my eye make up SOO easily and with less rubbing than the Neutrogena.
I am a little disconcerted that EVOO is under the "Moisturizer" section for Face/Skincare here .. I would never consider using pure olive oil on my face, especially since I have a wicked oily T-zone. But it's an EXCELLENT make up remover!!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the BEST make-up remover ever.
it's the only way I can get all my eye make-up off without irritation. I used to use make-up remover pads, and after a while they'd start to burn because the area around my eye is really sensitive. It's also a really good moisturizer for your face. I was really hesistant before using it as a face moisturizer because I thought it would clog up my pores, but it didn't. However, unless your skin is very dry, don't use this as a moisturizer if you plan on applying makeup anytime soon after. It takes quite a while to absorb.
This makes my hair so rich and glossy, as long as I don't overdo it. Then I look like Medusa drowned in an oil well.