Oils have their own unique characteristics. Some excel in moisturizing, while others grant a silky lather. Softer soaps (like pure Olive oil soap) are highly nourishing to the skin but won’t have a very long shelf life, as the soft oil will dissolve swiftly.
Also, while Olive oil is lovely on the skin, it is not a great cleanser, which is why Oola adds other oils and butters such as Coconut oil, which a wonderful cleanser as well as a moisturizer. Here is a list of oils and butters you will find in Oola products and their benefits. Olive oil does play a major roll in Oola soap bars as it is gloriously moisturizing and packed with skin-loving properties, antioxidants, vitamins and is exceptionally gentle on the skin.
Oola incorporates harder oils and butters (like coconut oil and shea butter ) to expand skin loving properties while at the same time producing a harder bar of soap that will have an elongated life span. Precise measurements are paramount to attain perfect saponification (chemical reactions.)
Oil of Olive – Contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenol and phytosterois. These aid in protection of ultraviolet light and helps prevent free radical skin damage. This oil does not clog pores but enhances exfoliation and leaves the skin silky smooth. What does the term free radicals mean? Free radicals are oxygen molecules that lose an electron, which makes them unstable in the body. These unstable molecules interact with cells in the body in a way that can cause damage which play a large part in the aging process. Fighting free radicals is a great way to retain elasticity in the skin.
Oil of Coconut – An excellent moisturizer as it penetrates easily, creating softer skin. It has been praised through the ages for it’s anti-aging properties. Part of it’s magic is the fact that it is very high in proteins which are natural cell rejuvenators and it is a mighty cleanser. It does not become rancid either, which allows a long shelf life.
Oil of Sustainable Palm – Oola skin care uses only certified sustainable palm oil. (See my FAQ facts about this ingredient with info from the WWF– World Wildlife Federation.) Palm oil contains the hard to find toctrienols,which are members of the vitamin E family. The common form of vitamin E, tocopherol, has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products. Palm produces much higher amounts of antioxidants than common vitamin E (tocopherols.) It penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up. Because it provides deep moisturizing properties it promotes soft and supple skin.
Oil of Sunflower – Rich in vitamin E and specifically related to improving skin health and regenerating cells.
Oil of Jojoba – Rich in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine. And guess what? It suits all skin types. It is light, non-sticky, odour less, and has a long shelf life.
Oil of Rice Bran – May boost the protective quality of skin cells, keeping foreign toxins and pathogens from entering through the skin.
Oil of Vitamin E – Blocks free radicals from skin and is a great moisturizer.
What does the term free radicals mean? Free radicals are oxygen molecules that lose an electron, which makes them unstable in the body. These unstable molecules interact with cells in the body in a way that can cause damage which play a large part in the aging process. Fighting free radicals is a great way to retain elasticity in the skin.
Shea Butter – Due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, Shea butter is an anti-inflammatory. It is a collagen booster and aides in the repair skin from sun and weather damage.
Oil of Castor – Castor oil has long been used to fight acne. It penetrates deep into the skin, fighting bacteria that can clog pores, while at the same time softening and hydrating irritated skin. Castor is the catalyst for foamy soap bubbles!
Cocoa Butter – Another skin moisturizer that melts at room temperature, which makes it ideal for your skin. This is a super healthy fat, that naturally hydrates and is a lovely ingredient for people with sensitive skin.
OTHER oils/ingredients Oola uses in products such as body lotion.
Oil of Avocado – Avocado is a dynamo in terms of skin health. Effective in boosting collagen production and in treating age spots, avocado oil softens the skin. This oil is high in lecithin, a lipid that helps deliver nutrients directly to the bloodstream and deeper layers of the skin.
OIl of Sweet Almond – This is a heavenly oil known for treating signs of aging, treating wrinkles and fine lines, reducing dry skin and overall creating joy on a cellular level.
Oil of Grapeseed – absorbs quickly to improve skin’s moisture, softness, and ability to bounce back. Helps the vitamin E and vitamin C in your skin to be more efficient and effective at preserving your skin.
Glycerin – Glycerin works by drawing water molecules and sealing them in to the skin. It removes impurities without negating the good natural oils our skin thrives on. It does not leave an oily feel either which many lotions have a tendency to do. Known to work really well on reducing stretch marks too.
Distilled Water – Distilled water offers the elimination of water borne contaminants. Distilled water has no toxic metal or industrial pollutants.
Green Tea Extract – This signature Oola preparation is a powerful cellular defender. When methodically amalgamated with the rest of the carefully chosen ingredients, the result is a soothing lotion that penetrates deep within the skin.
Emulsifying wax – This wax works a treat when combining oils and water into a stable emulsion.
Stearic Acid – Don’t let the name fool you. It is a naturally occurring fatty acid and is used in very small amounts to help reduce the surface tension of liquid in which it is dissolved. It aides in the emulsification process to make the lotion a wee bit thicker, creating lotion that will last a long time.
*As with all body products you purchase (wherever that may be) it is advisable to test a small amount on a patch of skin to be sure there are no reactions. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider for serious skin issues.*