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Cosmetics with olive oil, liquid gold for beauty.

Tolio-di-oliva-cosmetici-pe-labellinghe cosmetic virtues of olive oil have been known of since antiquity, so much so that the first cosmetic based on this precious ingredient, found in some ancient Egyptian tombs, date back to 7000 years ago, and most probably even before 5000 BC. Olive oil was used, in combination with essences, for its soothing and softening properties.

We can therefore assert that cosmetics were born with man and have evolved with the progress of civilisation.

Even Greeks and Romans made use of olive oil to massage the body and hair, and combat facial wrinkles and signs of ageing. Romans used a special mixture of olive oil, resins and pitch as a real depilatory wax.

With the end of the Roman Empire, cosmetics were lost track of until the Renaissance, when admiration for beauty returned stronger than ever.

Towards the end of the 19th century, an initial industrialisation of cosmetic products was witnessed. Olive oil was used in a scientific way and its use spread among the masses, up until the present day. There are different types of olive oil which can be classified according to their origin and pressing.

There are currently laws in place and regulations to protect the safety of consumers and to guarantee the safe purchase of cosmetic products. In line with the new sensibility of consumers, organic products are increasingly sought, made of mostly natural ingredients, nickel-free, not tested on animals. The only way to ensure that the cosmetics we intend to purchase correspond to what we are looking for, in terms of features, is to read the labels on bottles well which, by law, must be clear and legible and include all relevant product information in detail.