[byoo-tee] –noun, plural 1. the combination of all the qualities of a person or thing
that delight the senses and please the mind
More Than Skin Deep is about beauty. Real beauty. Authentic and sustainable beauty. It’s the whole answer to the question, That is why I am very conscious of which products I use. But most importantly is… What goes into your products? and how natural are they? This was until I was introduced to this proudly South African Brand: Olyfberg.
About Olyfberg: The Brand
Established olive producer, Olyfberg has put the “live” back in “olive” with their fresh, new range of olive beauty products. Olive oil is already well-known for its excellent health benefits and often preferred for its anti-oxidative qualities and combatant effect on many lifestyle related diseases. Olyfberg, situated near Robertson in the Western Cape, has now applied their intricate knowledge of this pitted fruit in producing a new olive oil skin range ensuring a more holistic approach to health and beauty.
Olive oil, it’s something we all have in our pantry’s. I only cook with it, so when I was introduced to this brand, I was surprised as it was a first for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the range. It has that “wholesome” factor to it. So here is what I experienced by trying each product:
- Kigelia Gel:
This little pot of wonder is such a must-have when it comes to summer. It was always in my bag on my holiday in CPT. It soothed my sunburnt arms and after gentle application. It has a clean smell with a hint of olive. I even used in on a mosquito bite and it stopped the itching!
- Rejuvenating Kigelia-enriched Face Cream
This face-cream is a smooth texture and is very soft with application. It has a slight Olive scent but it’s not overbearing. I felt no irration with each use, which is good because I have very sensitive skin.
- The Body Cream
This one is my favourite product of the range! Absolutely love it. After a shower, I slather this cream all over, its smells so good. It has good soothing properties and gives my skin that amazing healthy glow. It has a pastel green tint and is perfect to keep in your handbag and can be used as a hand cream.
- Handmade olive soap
This bar leaves the skin softer and smoother. Combine the naturally good olive this property into beauty soap and you will have a product that not only cleanses and nourishes the skin, but also prevents further drying and flaking.
Olive oil which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, is a major component of the Mediterranean diet. Populations from that region have longer life expectancies and lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, compared with North Americans and Northern Europeans.
For those who are interested in what goes in these products, Here’s a breakdown.
- Olyfberg Olive & Kigelia Body Butter
This rich and luxurious, soft olive green coloured body butter is handmade from extra virgin olive oil infused with Kigelia extract – made from the Kigelia africana tree, better known as the African sausage tree.
Water, extra virgin olive oil, Shea butter, glyceryl stearate, isopropyl myristate, cetostearyl alcohol, Cocoa butter, beeswax, grape seed oil, benzyl alcohol, Kigelia extract, cyclomethicone and botanical extracts.
- Kigelia Gel
Kigelia gel contains pure Kigelia extract and is specially formulated to calm more serious skin afflictions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Spring water, vegetable glycerin, Kigelia africana fruit extract*, cellulose, xantha gum, Olea Europaea leaf extract*, grape seed extract* and phenoxyethanol. Its a *Certified organic ingredient
- Rejuvenating Kigelia-enriched Face and Body Cream
Olyfberg combined the soothing qualities of Kigelia with the natural hydration properties of olive oil and avocado and shea butter to create this product ideal for a more sensitive skin.
Distilled water, extra virgin olive oil, Camomile hydrosol, Shea butter, sorbitol, cetyl alcohol, avocado butter, Kigelia tincture, sorbitan stearate, Vitamin E, Guar gum, Xanthan gum, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.
- Handmade olive soap
Olive oil acts as natural emollient, leaving skin softer and smoother. As added benefit, it also acts as anti-oxidant, protecting the skin against ageing, limiting the outbreak of acne and reducing the appearance of unwanted blotching.
Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, botanical extracts, Natal Mahogany Butter (Mafura oil) and lye.
Where can you find this range?
Find them on Facebook or Twitter @OlyfbergOlive
Till the next Sue Review, bringing you products that are wholesome and good.