It’s Olive harvest time at Juice Beauty! The Olive harvest generally follows within a month of the cabernet grape harvest at the Juice Beauty Farm in Sonoma County.
As we have now harvested our FIRST grapes for Juice Beauty product ingredients, we plan on harvesting Olives for our products at a later date. So what do we do with them now?
Well, they certainly serve as inspiration for ingredients in our products as we love fatty acid rich olive oil and we use a lot of olive squalene for our products. Juice Beauty’s bestselling Stem Cellular Overnight Cream is an example where we use squalene for its’ plumping and hydrating action.
At Juice Beauty, we harvest the olives just like they did years and years ago in Italy. They are raked from the trees onto a tarp and then sent to a processor that makes organic olive oil---and then we really all “drink” it. If you think we are kidding, we think #juicebeautykaren, founder Karen goes through a bottle of the Juice Beauty organic olive oil every week on her salads, veggies and cooking everything! .
Olives are full of fatty acids like omega-3’s, lipids and antioxidants (like Vitamin A and E) to help protect the skin from free radical damage. Deeply hydrating and balancing for the skin’s moisture levels. and because it contains Vitamin K and squalene, it can help to plump, soften and hydrate.
Speaking of squalene, Juice Beauty uses squalane derived from olives (never sharks of course!) because it’s a highly effective skincare ingredient. The human body produces squalene naturally and a replenishment of this substance acts as an excellent moisturizer for the skin.
It’s particularly important to replenish with squalene because, like other key skin factors naturally produced by our body, starting in our 20’s, the body’s natural production of squalene declines as we age. When applied to the skin, Squalane can mimic the skin’s natural oils and help improve elasticity appearance by increasing moisture retention. Since Juice Beauty specializes in Anitioxidant-rich skincare, Olive Oil and Olive Squalane fits right in as they contain incredible Antioxidants.
The Juice Beauty farm has over 300 olives tress with 13 unique varieties including: FRANTOIO, PENDOLINO, ARBEQUINA, LECCION, CORATINA, MAURINO, QUEEN, NEVADILLO, Moraiolo, Picholine, Kalamata, Lechine de Sevilla, and Manzanilla (published in the International Journal of Toxicology)
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