For hundreds of years, people have used the fresh leaves of the olive tree medicinally. And it’s no wonder.
That’s because within the olive leaf lies a molecule known as oleuropein. This polyphenol is nothing short of nature’s health tonic. It’s been known to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. One study even shows that it may prevent the growth of cancerous tumors in mice.
Aside from being heart-healthy and potentially fighting off cancer, oleuropein also promotes healthy skin complexion.
A study published under the Phytotherapy Research journal showed that olive leaf extract prevents the skin from thickening due to sun-induced ultraviolet exposure. The findings also reveal that oleuropein may inhibit excess melanin production, which means it can help prevent skin discoloration such as dark spots and melasma.
Oleuropein has also been shown in another study to reduce skin redness. And it may do an even better job at stimulating skin blood flow than vitamin E! That’s a pretty big revelation considering that vitamin E is traditionally sought after as the “skin vitamin.”
Olive leaf extract does extra duty for the delicate eye zone, too. It’s a refreshing aid that helps reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles, while it also combats free radicals to fight signs of wrinkles and fine lines.
What’s more, olive leaf extract has been shown to activate proteasomes—proteins found in our skin’s topmost layers. Olive leaf extract helps enhance proteasome activity and increases its ability to efficiently break down damaged proteins, helping to stop their buildup, which promotes cellular aging.
All good reasons why olive leaf extract is a part of the Eye Zone Mask!
With all these documented benefits going for olive leaf extract, it’s a no-brainer for Derma9 to include it as a staple ingredient in our Eye Zone mask. Olive leaf extract helps fight free radicals, lock in moisture, and keep the skin in your delicate eye area looking as smooth as the surface of – well, what else – an olive!