Olive oil is processed from olives grown on the olive tree, this evergreen grows in the Mediterranean region. The tree can grow up to 29 feet tall and takes about 15 years before it bears fruit. Olive oil is rich in natural fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Olive oil promotes a smooth, radiant complexion and helps maintain collagen and healthy skin elasticity. Olive oil is high in antioxidants, the body's built in defense system against free radicals that cause cellular damage, free radicals are molecules that become damaged by sun exposure and environmental conditions. Olive oil absorbs UV radiation and seems to help in repairing cell. Free radicals damage healthy cells, that lead to loss of collagen and elastin resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and body. One main antioxidant in Olive oil is vitamin E which helps protect elastin and collagen, reducing the damage that causes fine lines and wrinkles allowing you to maintain a healthy youthful look. Olive oil is a powerful ingredient in anti-aging skin care products because it prevents skin aging, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while it nourishes, hydrates, and revitalizes your skin. Olive oil has moisturizing properties as well, it can help relieve and soothe dry, chapped, itchy, cracked skin by repairing the damage and rebuilding the skin's moisture barrier. Olive oil contains another antioxidant called squalene that is well known for creating healthy skin but also has been shown to have cancer fighting properties which can help protect you from developing melanoma the deadly skin cancer. Olive oil has antibacterial properties as well as other health benefits such as reducing the severity of arthritis, reducing blood pressure and may help in weight loss. It's also great for your nails, apply a drop on cuticles and rub into nails and nail bed for strong shiny nails.