A Deeper Look into Olive Oil and Coconut Oil for Skin Care

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We’ve all heard the well known phrase “you are what you eat,” but have you ever considered “you are what you put on your skin?” It turns out that is just as true!

When it comes to selecting natural skin care products, there are seemingly endless options available. But between options such as olive oil and coconut oil, how can one decide? They both have a lot of benefits when it comes to skin care.

If this sounds like a common dilemma for you, fear not! We’re here to provide an overview of the pros and cons of each so that you can make an educated selection suited to your individual skin type.

So let us break down these tasty oils and see which is best for keeping your skin smooth and healthy!

Olive Oil Benefits

This natural oil has a long history of being used as a skin remedy that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. It is packed with a variety of vitamins and nutrients that make it an excellent choice for any lady’s beauty routine.

Let’s take a look at why olive oil should be part of your daily skincare regimen.

Moisturizing Benefits

One of the most impressive benefits of olive oil is its moisturizing properties. It helps keep the skin hydrated, and it can even help soothe dry or irritated areas.

The fatty acids found in olive oil lock in moisture, making it great for anyone who struggles with dryness or flaky skin. It also softens the skin and helps retain its elasticity, giving you younger-looking skin over time.


Olive oil also contains powerful antioxidants like vitamin E and polyphenols which help protect the skin from free radicals that can cause premature aging.

Antioxidants are essential for keeping our skin healthy and looking good. They help promote cell regeneration and improve overall tone and texture, resulting in brighter, smoother looking skin.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil make it great for those who suffer from acne or other types of inflammation on their face or body. The fatty acids in olive oil help reduce redness and irritation caused by breakouts, eczema, psoriasis, bug bites, sunburns etc., making it a great addition to any skincare regimen.

How to Incorporate Olive Oil Into Your Routine

Olive oil can be used both internally and externally. Consuming it in recipes or taking it as a supplement is one way to get all the great health benefits this miracle liquid has to offer. As far as topical application goes, there are a variety of ways you can use extra virgin olive oil on your skin.

You can mix it with other ingredients like honey or essential oils; use it as a facial cleanser; apply it directly onto affected areas; or add some drops into your favorite lotion or cream for extra moisture and nourishment.  You’ll find that olive oil works wonders when combined with other natural ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil—the list goes on and on! 

Coconut Oil Benefits

If you’re looking for a natural way to get your skin glowing and healthy, coconut oil is the answer. Not only is it affordable and easy to find, but it has a host of benefits that make it an excellent choice for all skin types. Let’s take a look at some of the ways coconut oil can help give you the beautiful, youthful skin you want.


Coconut oil is an incredibly effective moisturizer that penetrates deep into the layers of your skin. It helps lock in moisture, so your skin stays hydrated and supple even during dry spells. You can apply it directly to your face or body after showering or bathing; just be careful not to use too much, as it can leave your skin feeling greasy.

Anti-Aging Properties

Coconut oil contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in the environment. These free radicals are responsible for causing wrinkles and fine lines on our skin; by fighting them off and protecting our skin from environmental damage, we can reduce the appearance of aging and keep our complexion looking younger and brighter.

Acne Fighter

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne breakouts. Furthermore, its antibacterial agents help keep bacteria from spreading further on the face or body – which means fewer breakouts overall! Just be sure to use a very small amount when applying it directly onto pimples; too much will lead to clogged pores and could make matters worse. 

How To Use Coconut Oil On Your Skin

When looking for a good quality coconut oil for your skincare routine, it’s important to know what type of coconut oil best suits your needs. Refined or virgin unrefined are both great options depending on what you need it for! Refined coconut oils have been distilled or treated with chemicals so they don’t have a strong smell or taste.

This makes them ideal if you don’t want any scent in your skincare products but still want to reap the benefits of using natural oils on your skin. Virgin unrefined coconut oils are more potent as they haven’t been processed and contain more antioxidants and vitamins than refined oils do. They also tend to have a stronger smell because they haven’t been treated with any chemicals.

Using coconut oil on your skin is easy! Simply apply it directly onto clean skin after showering or add a few drops into your favorite lotion or moisturizer for extra hydration throughout the day! If you suffer from acne breakouts, try using virgin unrefined coconut oil as an overnight spot treatment – its anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce redness and swelling while you sleep! 

The Downsides of Both Oils

When it comes to picking your poison, both olive oil and coconut oil have their drawbacks. Did you know that olive oil can congest skin if used too frequently? And if your skin isn’t already acquainted with coconut oil, it might unexpectedly cause breakouts.

So keep an eye on things if you give it a try; if problematic skin appears, stop using it right away!

These oils certainly need to be treated with care: for maximum freshness, store them securely in airtight bottles and away from sunlight!

Otherwise they’ll quickly dim their luster!


Choosing between olive oil and coconut oil for your skincare routine can be daunting at first, so it really depends on what those individual needs and preferences are.

Olive oil is an affordable option with loads of health benefits for your skin, so that might be a good fit for you. But if you have sensitive skin or need something more moisturizing, then coconut oil could be the answer!

Stand by whichever product works best for your skin – no need to waver around, now. Consistency is crucial in order to fully reap its effect! Hey, with a little bit of patience and the right ingredients, you’ll be radiating gorgeousness in no time!

So here’s wishing you the best of luck on unlocking those beauty secrets!

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

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Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”


The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”


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Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.