Olea europaea
Olive
Olive
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Part of the plant used

Fruit
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Major cosmetic applications

Extract = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Skin and hair protection. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritation. Vasodilator. Relaxing. Decongestant.

Oil = Antioxidant. Anti-aging. Barrier function repairing. Emollient. Moisturizing. Photoprotection. Anti-hair loss. Hair conditioning. Antimicrobial. Purifying.
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Inception
Growing area

Middle East
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Traditional uses

Leaves decoction for topical application as wound healing and antiseptic.
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Curiosities

More than 5,000 years ago the Egyptians already used olive oil to light their temples, and also as an ointment, as a cosmetic and possibly as food.