Extra Virgin Olive Oil: First cold-pressed, hence Extra Virgin quality. It is the foundation for nearly our entire natural skin care product line. It is abundantly rich in antioxidants and high in polyphenols, that are gentle, efficient, and multi-faceted natural antioxidants. They are also exceptionally stable and protective; therefore essential to both health and longevity. The most powerful member of the olive oil polyphenol group is hydroxytyrosol ? extremely rare and effective in even small concentrations. This super antioxidant has been proven to be effective in enhancing the appearance of healthy skin. Used topically, it causes skin to appear smooth and more radiant. It helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles while naturally firming and toning the skin. It protects, conditions and seals moisture into the skin without clogging pores. It is steeped in history. In our opinion, it is one of nature's greatest gifts.