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The Science Behind High Phenolic Olive Oil for Skin Care

Updated: Jun 13

Unlocking the Skin's Potential with High Phenolic Olive Oil: A Scientific Exploration


In the world of skincare, the quest for effective and natural ingredients is unending. Among these, high phenolic olive oil stands out as as a potent ally, offering a plethora of benefits backed by scientific research. As pioneers in organic olive oil with the highest phenolic content available, we at Oleaphen are committed to shedding light on the transformative potential of this remarkable ingredient for the cosmetic industry.

A convergence of multiple studies reveals the profound impact of high phenolic olive oil on skin health. Let's delve into the scientific insights that underscore its beneficial effects.


Lets start with the main compounds found in high concentartion in Oleaphen Extraordinarly High Phenolic Olive Oil:


Monounsaturated fatty acids: Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, particularly Oleic, Linoleic, Palmitoleic , Eptadecenoic, Gadoleic and, Alpha-linolenic acids. These fatty acids help to hydrate and nourish the skin.



Unsaponifiables: Oleaphen oils contains high Levels of: Squalene, Beta-carotene, Sterols, and Tocopherols (Vitamin E)



Main Polyphenols: Oleaphen oils contains over 30 times more polyphenols than regular extra-virgin olive oil:

Antioxidants: Hydroxytyrosol, Tyrosol,Oleacein

Anti-inflammatory: Oleocanthal

Antimicrobial: Oleuropein



Active effects on skin:


1. Defying Ageing:


Olive phenols have been shown to have anti-aging properties, thanks to their role in the prevention of oxidative stress and inflammation. In studies on human dermal fibroblasts, Olive phenols were found to increase the expression of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.

Oxidative stress is a primary culprit in skin ageing. High phenolic olive oil acts as a shield, combating oxidative stress by enhancing cell viability, thereby reducing histological alterations. Its antioxidant properties mitigate the signs of ageing, offering a natural pathway to youthful, vibrant skin:

-Olive phenols can reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in skin cells. ROS are free radicals that can damage cells and contribute to skin aging and inflammation. MDA is a byproduct of lipid peroxidation, another process that can damage skin cells. By reducing ROS and MDA levels, olive phenols may help to protect skin cells from damage.


-Olive phenols can also inhibit the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). MMP-9 is an enzyme that breaks down collagen, a protein that is essential for maintaining skin structure and elasticity. By inhibiting MMP-9 expression, olive phenols may help to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.


2. Photoprotection Par Excellence:


In our modern world, protection against harmful radiation is paramount. High phenolic olive oil exhibits a photoprotective effect, characterized by low ultraviolet absorption and potent antioxidant activity. This not only shields the skin from sun damage but also guards against the insidious threat of photocarcinogenesis.


3. Combatting Tumors and Infections:


The battle against skin ailments finds a formidable ally in high phenolic olive oil. It demonstrates anti-tumour effects, particularly on melanoma cells, by inducing apoptosis and impeding proliferation and migration. Additionally, its antibacterial activity proves effective against a spectrum of microorganisms responsible for skin infections, offering a natural defense mechanism.


4. Accelerating Wound Healing:


Wound healing is a complex process orchestrated by the body's cellular machinery. High phenolic olive oil emerges as a catalyst in this process, stimulating growth, migration, and differentiation of skin cells. Its efficacy in promoting wound healing underscores its potential as a cornerstone ingredient in skincare formulations.


5. The Hydroxytyrosol and Oleocanthal Edge:


Hydroxytyrosol and Oleocanthal concentrations in Oleaphen's oil are unparalleled, a they take center stage in skin rejuvenation. Studies reveal their ability to combat cellular senescence induced by UVA radiation, while also exhibiting potent anti-inflammatory properties. This makes them compelling candidates for cosmetic formulations aimed at protecting and restoring the skin.



In essence, the scientific literature unequivocally endorses the integration of high phenolic olive oil into skincare formulations. Its multifaceted benefits, ranging from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to wound healing and photoprotection, position it as a cornerstone ingredient for the cosmetic industry.


Oleaphen stands at the forefront, offering organic olive oil with unparalleled phenolic content, enabling the cosmetic industry to elevate skincare formulations


In our quest for superior skincare, let's embrace the potential of high phenolic olive oil and embark on a journey towards radiant, rejuvenated skin.



High Phenolic Olive Oil for Skin Care

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