Ingredient Feature: Olives
Rich Mediterranean Moisture
Delicious in cuisine. Lavish with healthful lipids. Performs wonders for the skin. Frankly, it’s hard not to love the humble olive.
This extraordinary fruit has nourished body and skin since the time of the pharaohs, and likely longer. From tapenades to martinis, hair oils to soap bars, olives have earned their reputation as the supreme go-to fruit. Widely used in salves, creams, lotions and conditioners, including Thymes Olive Leaf collection, the oil and leaf of olives combine to make a moisturizing miracle.
Olive oil is an ideal skin-care ingredient thanks to its ability to penetrate the dermis without greasiness. Obtained by pressing the ripe olive fruit, it’s an all-natural emollient rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, delivering those vital benefits to where they’re needed most.
A symbol of peace, the olive leaf has long been used in traditional medicine, to counter ailments such as fever, malaria and infections. Current research has identified oleuropein, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin and hair from free radicals, in its extracts. This protection is associated with preventing skin from premature aging and cellular decay. In cosmetics, olive leaf extract also offers antimicrobial activity, allowing it to act as a safe, natural preservative.
The oil and leaf of olives combine to make a moisturizing miracle.
'The light and airy fragrance cradles my soul.'
All these attributes come to full flourish in Olive Leaf, and its unique beauty has generated a crop of admirers, female and male. One fan writes that Olive Leaf Bar Soap helped ease chronic psoriasis on her elbows. “I had reconciled myself to living with it,” she reports. “After using the soap for about a month, the patches on my elbows were gone. It is my ‘miracle.’”
A uniquely modern fusion born of antiquity, Olive Leaf uses every part of the olive to create a holistic, whole-body experience. Fresh herbs of rosemary, Sardinian laurel leaf and balsamic lavender flowers bask in Mediterranean sunshine. Below, rich, earthy notes of European patchouli balanced with crisp balsam and herbaceous rosewood harmonize and ground. Shares one aficionado, “‘The light and airy fragrance cradles my soul.”
Another Olive Leaf fan gives a compelling professional reason for choosing it as her “signature scent”:
“I am a registered nurse in a very busy, stress-filled emergency department, and it is encouraged to not use strong fragrances or perfumes as they can irritate or offend people who do not feel very well to begin with. The Olive Leaf Body Lotion has a lovely texture that leaves my skin feeling soft as well as possessing a light, clean smell that I often get compliments on. Olive Leaf helps to keep me centered during tense situations.”
Enhancing its timeless beauty, the collection also features squalane, another natural byproduct of olives, and soothing shea butter, a vitamin-rich emollient from seeds of the karate tree, along with skin-silkening glycerine and other natural ingredients.
Experience the bountiful benefits of Olive Leaf yourself—or share them with a friend. And engage in a ritual that’s as old as the hills, cliffs and olive groves overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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