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on 4/27/2017 12:06:00 PM
More reviews by sixdemonbag
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I have begun a blushing, new love affair with extra virgin olive oil. Sure, I always appreciated it's crisp, fruity pungescence (is that a word?) from afar as it glistened on top of my salads and pasta, but I kept my distance. Eating it was fine and good, but on my skin? On my FACE skin? Heavens no. What would people think?! BUT, as coy flirtations sometimes tend to do, this one has now blossomed into full on luuurve. Each evening I sneak off into the bathroom to spend time with my green lovely, I add a few drops to my bathwater, I OCM with it followed by gently smoothing on a bit more, loving every luxurious moment. I use is (sparingly!) to tame and smooth the parched ends of my hair, and end with a drop on my lips. It feels decadent, and my skin loves it. It's smooth, moisturized, and dare I say it, radiant. It's never looked better. A FINAL CAVEAT: do not attempt this with cheap or adulterated EVOO. You need the good stuff to be sure that what you are using is 100% Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. False advertising is rife in the EVOO world. The true gems will cost you more, but better a light wallet than a congested, irritated face (IMHO). Costco actually has a good imported organic EVOO, and California Olive Ranch EVOO works well for me too. Don't be afraid to love it! You just might!
on 4/8/2017 11:04:00 AM
More reviews by leeleeisfine
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is the only thing I use on my face, and I've tried all the expensive oils. I do have very good skin, but I was starting to age like my mom - more slight sagging than wrinkles, marionette sort of lines. I started using this a year ago, and my skin glows and I don't notice the lines as much, and my sun damage has faded to nothing. Magical for me!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 4/6/2017 11:12:00 PM
More reviews by Timbaktoo
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Ok.. I have to review this productIt works wonderfullyI use it everynight with Vitamin C Serum (DIY with those soluble Vitamin C)I make my vitamin C serum Potent& apply it all over my face & neckWhen the vitamin c dries, i slather a tinsy wincy amount of EVOOI wake up with glowing skinMy pitted scars are less visible now
on 3/22/2017 1:59:00 PM
More reviews by kalliex
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
My favorite thing to use olive oil for in my beauty routine is in a body scrub. I just mix this with sugar and i'm good to go. I've soaked my feet in this and hot water in the past and liked that, as well. I think the consistency is not right for moisturizing the body, but that's my opinion. I like coconut oil for that. I've also used this heated up and poured on my hair for a mask. This was fine, but I think it can be a little touch to wash out. A friend posted she was using olive oil on her lashes and they seemed to be growing so I used this as an eye makeup remove and it stung the eff out of my eyes so i'm not touching it for that anymore. I like coconut oil for eye makeup remover. It also has definitely helped my lashes out. They're longer. The only thing I use olive oil for these days is for body scrub but I really like it for that and this stuff is so cheap so using a little for body scrub instead of buying one is a good option. It can make your shower floor slick so be careful. I'm sure it works well for other people as other things which is great but this is really the only way I like it.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/19/2017 5:24:00 PM
More reviews by capsaicina
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I use extra virgin olive oil to make ointment with beeswax, that I use on my face. I am also purchasing olive oil with laurel for my hair. It's my favourite "product" for skin/hair care!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/3/2017 10:21:00 AM
More reviews by itslilox
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I picked up extra virgin olive oil from the farmers market which is all natural with no preservatives, tried it for 1 month and all I got was pimples growing all over my forehead and flaky dry skin on my nose and cheeks. Had to go back to my moisturiser after this. Maybe i will be better to mix with other ingredients or just hair but my face didn't agree to it at all.
on 3/2/2017 2:11:00 AM
More reviews by klwillis
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
WHO KNEW. Man. Ok. So I never really thought olive oil would make a good skin care product. I have combination and acne prone skin so the idea of putting oil on my face made me shudder with terror. I think after dabbing oil of my face every afternoon and dealing with stubborn acne for 8 years and counting has made me paranoid. I just couldn't imagine myself ever using it. I only ever used it every once and while mixed with sugar for a hand scrub, which made my hands incredibly soft, by the way. But on my face? Never.Queu painful, itchy, red, shiny, sting-y, flaky, dry patch on upper cheek. I have never had to deal with anything like this before. I've always had combination skin, never dry skin so this was whole new and unfamiliar territory. I had no idea what to do with as it developed and got worse except slather more moisturizer on it, which did nothing. It wasn't sunburn or a reaction to anything, I'm sure of it. Key information: I live in Canada and it's winter right now (cold and dry). I guess the oily skin of my teen years has finally started calming the F down and that's why I've developed this evil dry thing. It was getting so bad that, after hours of internet surfing and seeing that oil was the answer, I finally put my fears and paranoia aside, reached into my kitchen cupboard, and dabbed it on every morning and night. After one day, it was no longer shiny and stinging. After two days, it was no longer itchy or flaky. After three days, it was almost completely gone. It's been over two weeks now and it's still kind of there, a little bit, but SOOO much better. I'm still applying olive oil every night and some mornings too to keep it from getting that bad again. It isn't going away though but that's probably since it's still cold and dry. It's March now so hopefully it'll warm up soon and it'll go away completely and I won't need to keep applying. In the mean time, so glad this has worked so well. Hasn't broken me out at all. Very impressed and happy.
on 2/6/2017 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by stephanieeee22
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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. :)
on 1/29/2017 5:39:00 PM
More reviews by kingkyliesdaughter
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium
I absolutely LOVE olive oil. I feel like this oil was left on the back burner after other oils like jojoba, coconut & argan blew up. But in my opinion, olive oil is the real OG oil and I thank Greeks and Italians everyday for it. Seriously, I don't know why people hype up coconut oil so much, this one is amazing. Anyways, let me tell you how I use it.So basically I use olive oil sometimes in my hair to moisturise it and it's just absolutely amazing. My hair is pretty thick and it soaks it right up leaving it soft and shiny. For my skin, I've been using it as a face and body moisturiser after washing with dove soap (the only one I have atm) and spritizing my face with rose water (which to me is overrated but I might as well use it and not waste it eh?). My face and body are just absolutely glowing and my face has been super smooth, also thanks to a few smoothies and lots of water. I also made a scrub with it using sugar and salt and wow talk about fresh, soft and smooth skin! Anyways, I've been using it for like 3 weeks now due to using cocoa butter lotion and baby oil and my skin would just be so dry and itchy the next day, it was horrible. Then, I remembered about this precious and sacred oil that was used for generations sitting in my kitchen cabinet, so I picked it up and have been using it ever since.The end. :)
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 10/27/2016 11:15:00 PM
More reviews by MES
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I have very dry hair, that at time conditioner alone can't tame. I use this as a pretreatment before I shampoo to help protect my hair since shampooing causes dryness. I heat up about a quarter cup, which is enough to saturate my short to medium length hair from scalp to ends. I try to massage some into my scalp as well, then just apply a shower cap and wait. I leave this on for at least 20 minutes, and sometimes more than an hour. Olive oil not only moisturizes the hair and scalp but it contains beneficial nutrients like omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. I had a lot of hair breakage due to the dryness of my hair and nothing seemed to help. Since using this I've seen a roughly 50 to 75% reduction in breakage. I think the key is keeping the scalp moisturized. Dry scalp = dry hair, shampooing strips the scalp of moisture and conditioner just isn't going to replace it. I had a couple of spots where the hair was thinning due to breakage, the hair is filling in just a bit and isn't as noticeable. I've never had an issue with this not washing out my hair, and still condition after shampooing when using olive oil. Definitely worth trying if you have breakage and hair loss caused by dryness and damage from chemical treatments like bleach, relaxer, and coloring.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
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