Olive oil has been prized for its beautifying properties since the days of Ancient Egypt, when Cleopatra herself was said to have used it (alongside her other beauty treatments, of course, such as her infamous milk baths and honey facials). Why? Because it’s surprisingly versatile, and works wonders as a cleanser, moisturiser, and antibacterial agent.
Today, cosmetic brands are making the most of olive oil’s powerful antioxidants (it’s packed with vitamins A and E), which makes it so nourishing for hair, skin, and nails. Just like coconut oil, it’s become an essential in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Read on for PretAirporter’s picks of the top three duty free products that feature olive oil:
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak contains olive oil, avocado oil and lemon extract in order to replenish dry and damaged hair. Great for repairing the damage caused by soaking up too much sun on your summer holiday. Available at World Duty Free.
The Body Shop Olive Body Butter provides your skin with hydration and nourishment for up to 48 hours. Inspired by the Mediterranean, it contains Community Trade organic olive oil from Italy, as well as shea and cocoa butters from Ghana. Available at airport stores
Skinfood Avocado & Olive Lip Balm will leave your lips feeling soft and moist with a glossy finish. We love the avo-shaped pot, too. Available at The Shilla Duty Free