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Why We Use Olive Oil in our Tinted Zinc Cream

Olive oil for the skin

As a cooking staple that we all love to enjoy, you’d be happy to know that there’s so much more to Olive Oil than the healthy goodies it provides. On top of being a rich source of fat and antioxidant, maintaining our brain’s health, and helping to reduce the risk of obesity, Olive Oil brings a lot of goods to our skin

At Sun & Earth, we choose to add Olive Oil to our Tinted Zinc Cream because of the many skin benefits it provides. For our Olive Oil, we work with Australian vendors who extract the fat from the olive fruit in the most sustainable way. This certifies that the Oil we use is organic, bringing the best and most natural quality to our product. 

We love Olive Oil because it combines itself perfectly with other ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, zinc, and cacao butter to provide UV protection. But even by itself, Olive Oil is a powerhouse for our skin, and today, we want to share with you why.

Removes Sign Of Ageing

You might have heard of oxidative stress and its boosting effect on wrinkles and ageing. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the free radicals and antioxidants found in the body. This imbalance can be caused by many things, including the sun. If your skin is not regenerating properly or losing its elasticity, you might be experiencing oxidative stress. Using Olive Oil can be a great way to neutralise that. Containing an antioxidant known as a polyphenolic compound, Olive oil can reduce free radicals and replenish your skin, both when ingested or applied topically. 

Enhance Skin Moisture

Like any oil, Olive Oil is rich in fatty acids. This type of texture is beneficial for the skin as it provides a large amount of moisture, especially when the skin is dry, crackling, and dehydrated. Olive Oil delivers Vitamin E and A to the epidermis layer of the skin. These properties help it regenerate and provide that plumped feel that makes our face and body looks so healthy. 

Brighten and Tone the Skin

If your face feels dull, tired, and has an uneven tone with redness and blemishes, you might be looking for ways to counter-balance it and recreate a glowy and dewy complexion. While Olive Oil is not a quick fix, using it among other products can help you tone and brighten your skin. Olive Oil has been shown to stimulate circulation and toxins elimination when applied topically on the face, boosting the skin for an even complexion. However, applying the tiniest dose is key, as Olive Oil can quickly clog pores and have reversed effect. 

Provides Antibacterial Properties

Bacterias and pathogens can affect us in many ways by influencing our health and our skin. Olive Oil contains polyphenols, another antioxidant compound that provides our body with antibacterial properties. When applied to the skin, polyphenol doesn’t just eradicate bacterias. It also decreases their risk for growth. Bacterias and pathogens influence skin inflammation, ageing, and a stronger absorption of UV rays. By using Olive Oil both in your diet and on your skin, you can easily prevent the development of bacterias. 

Protect Against The Sun

We all know that UVA and UVB are damaging to the skin and can promote nasty cells growth. So while a proper sunscreen is essential in order to protect yourself, studies have shown that Olive Oil contains UV combatting properties. Thanks to its ability to reduce oxidative stress and prevent cell mutation, the Oil can create an extra shield against UV. At Sun & Earth, we found that pairing olive oil with zinc oxide creates an active agent that efficiently protects and nourish the skin while reducing inflammation. The combination of potent photo-ageing ingredients provides an effective and natural UV shield. And Olive Oil plays an important part in these benefits. 


There’s no denying that Olive Oil is a great staple for both your health and your skin. But while it’s important not to go overboard and bath yourself in this fatty Oil on the daily, using a small amount topically can keep your skin protected, hydrated, and glowy. Because of its simplicity, Olive Oil can easily be blended with other products and enhance their properties. So make the most of it!



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