The Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Ecology Day & Night Cream is grown on a family operated organic olive grove in the Grampians, Victoria. To ensure maximum quality and preservation of nutrients and antioxidants, the olives are cold pressed immediately after harvest and the resulting olive oil is gravity settled, not filtered.
Skin Benefits of Olive Oil
- Olive oil is suitable for all skin types.
- It’s high in Oleic Acid (Omega 9) which is very moisturising, regenerating, softening on the skin.
- Oleic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps other active components penetrate deep into skin.
- Olive oil is high in squalene, which helps to regulate oil production and improve cell regeneration.
- Squalene is critical for vitamin D synthesis in the skin and is found naturally in the oils produced by youthful skin (sebum).
- The function of sebum is to lubricate, protect and waterproof skin. A natural anti-microbial, sebum enhances the healthy functioning of skin by helping to moisturise skin and protect it from microbial invasion.
- Sebum production declines as we get older, reducing moisture in the skin and increasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and ageing skin.
- Olive oil is also high in anti-oxidants including vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols, which help to neutralise free radicals, preventing skin damage and repairing cell membranes.
Other Hero Ingredients in Ecology Creams
GRASS FED TALLOWIs like emu oil but comes from healthy grass fed cows. It is ultra rich in the same kinds of lipids found naturally in healthy, youthful looking skin and is balanced in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E, & K. Grass fed tallow deeply moisturises and softens skin. Our tallow comes from 100% grass-fed, free range - never confined to feedlot - pasture raised cows. No antibiotics ever and no added hormones or growth promotants MORE INFO
AUSTRALIAN GOLDEN JOJOBA OILIs actually a liquid wax. It is grown pesticide free and deeply nourishes skin, balancing oil on skin and smoothing the look of fine lines and stretch marks. MORE INFO
ORGANIC CAMELLIA OILIs lightweight and absorbs well, soothing dry and easily irritated skin. It is rich in vitamins A, B, C & E, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, promoting skin elasticity and protecting against the signs of premature aging.
HEMP SEED OILIs rich in omega 6 and 3 fatty acids. It also contains a special omega 6 - GLA - which has been shown to be helpful for calming redness and easily irritated skin. It is helpful for balancing oil on skin, plumping and protecting dry, tired or dehydrated skin and protecting against the signs of premature ageing.
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE KAKADU PLUM OILIs lightweight and rich in omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids to help protect against the signs of premature ageing.
PRICKLY PEAR OILIs rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. It also contains vitamins K and E which have anti-oxidant properties, helping to nourish and calm skin as well as protect against signs of premature aging. It is best known for helping to brighten the look of age spots, sun damage and even out skin tone.
AUSTRALIAN NATIVE DESERT LIME OILIs very similar to Argan oil and Moroccan oil. It is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and helps with protecting against signs of premature aging.
ORGANIC MACADAMIA NUT OILIs light weight and absorbs well, without feeling greasy. It has been shown to slow the signs of premature ageing and to improve the appearance of scars, sunburn and wrinkled or aged skin. MORE INFO
ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Is high in omega 9 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, polyphenols and squalene.MORE INFO
AUSTRALIAN EMU OIL
Is rich in omega 9's and balanced in omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids which help to replenish the skin's own natural lipids and promote the look of healthy skin.MORE INFO
SWEET ALMOND OILIs rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. It also contains vitamins A and E which have anti-oxidant properties, helping to nourish and calm skin as well as protect against signs of premature aging.
ORGANIC COLD PRESSED SUNFLOWER OIL
Is rich in omega 9's and balanced in omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids which help to replenish the skin's own natural lipids. It is also rich in vitamin E and when used daily has been shown to help strengthen the skin barrier against infection in infants
VANILLA BEAN EXTRACTHelps to soothe and calm the look of easily irritated skin. It also contains polyphenols with anti-oxidant properties and B Vitamins. MORE INFO
ORGANIC CALENDULA EXTRACT
Help to soothe and calm the look of itchy, red, easily irritated skin. Contains carotenoids and other antioxidants.
NATIVE NEROLINA OIL
Has a fresh fruity floral aroma. It is has anti-microbial properties and has been shown to be gentle on skin.
LEMON SCENTED TEA TREE OIL
Has a bright lemon aroma. It is has anti-microbial properties
ORGANIC FRANKINCENSE OIL
Has a woody, sweet spicy aroma. It has been shown to help firm and tone aging skin, as well as reducing the look of scars and fine lines.
ORGANIC YLANG YLANG OIL
Has a sensual floral fragrance. It has been shown to help balance oil on skin, retain moisture and promote healthy, hydrated skin.
ORGANIC GERANIUM OIL
Has a sweet rosy fragrance. It has been shown to help balance oil on skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and protect against signs of premature aging.
ORGANIC BASIL OIL
Has a warm herbal fragrance. It has anti-microbial properties and has been shown to help skin tone
ORGANIC ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACTIs a powerful anti-oxidant and has anti-microbial properties. It also keeps the animal fats cold pressed oils in Ecology Creams fresh and stable. MORE INFO