Dr. Perricone Discusses

The Power of Olive Polyphenols

Learn how this powerful anti-aging ingredient is powerful on results but gentle on skin.


Olive trees can live up to 1,000 years, which may well explain their long standing reputation as an elixir of eternal youth and beauty. Extra virgin olive oil has proven healing properties when taken internally, and it has been used topically as an emollient since the time of ancient Rome. In the Roman baths, olive oil was an integral part of health and beauty rituals. The Romans massaged olive oil into the skin and desquamated off with a curved bone spatula, called a strigil. Since the oil was never rinsed off, Romans are recorded to have had skin that was beautiful, thanks to olive oil's powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The polyphenols that are found abundantly in olive oil are extremely efficient and multi-faceted antioxidants. Polyphenols are exceptionally stable and protective. The most powerful member of the Olive Oil Polyphenol group is Hydroxytyrosol. Extremely rare, and effective in even small concentrations, this super antioxidant, anti-inflammatory has been proven to be effective in improving general health and appearance. When this powerful molecule is combined with Oleuropein, extracted from the olive leaf, and additional advanced multiple hydration factors, sensitive, dry, irritated skin is rapidly soothed and restored to a luminous and youthful vitality.

If you have sensitive skin and think that powerful, effective, anti-aging topical products are not for you, think again! The Olive Oil Polyphenols have been combined with additional patented antioxidant ingredients to create a Hypoallergenic line that will notirritate even the most sensitive skin types. In fact, these formulations are even gentle enough for post-operative procedures.

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