Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables (HOU) is a beneficial ingredient that has gained popularity in skincare formulations. It is derived from olive oil and offers a wide range of benefits for the skin. 

What are Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables?

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables are a mixture of various components derived from olive oil. Unsaponifiables refer to the components that are insoluble in water and cannot be converted into soap. These components are obtained by hydrogenating the unsaponifiable fraction of olive oil. The process of hydrogenation involves adding hydrogen to the oil, which improves its stability and increases its melting point.

Uses of Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables in Skincare

  1. Moisturization: Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables have excellent moisturizing properties. They help to restore and maintain the skin's natural moisture balance, keeping it hydrated and supple. By forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface, HOU helps to prevent water loss and keeps the skin moisturized for longer periods.

  2. Skin Barrier Repair: The skin barrier acts as a protective shield against environmental stressors, allergens, and irritants. Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables contain a high concentration of phytosterols, squalene, and tocopherols, which promote the repair and strengthening of the skin barrier. Regular use of products containing HOU can help improve the skin's ability to retain moisture and protect against external damage.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables possess anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit various skin conditions. They help to reduce redness, soothe irritation, and calm sensitive skin. By inhibiting the production of inflammatory mediators, HOU can alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

  4. Wound Healing: The combination of antioxidants and fatty acids present in Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables aids in the healing process of wounds, cuts, and scars. It supports tissue regeneration and promotes faster healing, leading to the reduction of scars and blemishes.

  5. Anti-Aging Benefits: Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables have been shown to have anti-aging properties. They help to improve skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin firmness. HOU stimulates collagen production, which contributes to a more youthful and radiant complexion.

  6. Emollient: HOU acts as an effective emollient, softening and smoothing the skin's texture. It helps to alleviate dryness and roughness, leaving the skin feeling silky and velvety.

  7. Enhances Product Stability: Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables can be used as a stabilizing agent in skincare formulations. Due to its hydrogenated nature, it increases the stability and shelf life of products, preventing oxidation and rancidity.

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables offer numerous benefits for the skin, including moisturization, skin barrier repair, anti-inflammatory properties, wound healing, anti-aging effects, and enhanced product stability. 

Products containing Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables:

Butter Body Cream