Are There Topical Benefits To Extra Virgin Olive Oil (“EVOO”)? YES!

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You’ve probably heard about the many health benefits of consuming extra virgin olive oil (“EVOO”) because of the high antioxidant content. Even just two teaspoons a day has been shown to be game changing for a healthy gut and reduced inflammation. But what about for skin?

Kosterina is a new beauty brand based entirely around the centuries old skincare benefits of EVOO, so we thought who better to chat with than the brand founder about this very topic.

“Not all EVOO is the same,” says Kosterina founder Katerina Mountanos. “We harvest the Koroneiki olive ‘the queen of olives,’ which is recognized globally as one of the preferred varietals for its high levels of polyphenol and is known to reduce inflammation, providing incredible health benefits for your body and skin.”

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So what exactly are the benefits of topical EVOO?

Fighting Free-Radical Damage


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Every now and then, something spurs my inner splurger and until I treat myself to something shiny and new, I can’t seem to think about any thing else. When that happens, 9 times out of 10, I’ll head over to Neiman Marcus, either online or in person, to really bask in the luxury experience. But this time when I felt it coming on, I found a lot more than one item I wanted to invest in. Rather, I found 30, each one more perfect for spring than the next. 

In total, I scrolled through more than 4,000 items, so really, it’s a miracle that I was able to edit my wishlist down to just 30 pieces, especially given the quality of the retailer’s current offering. From cashmere polos and pencil skirts from The Row to studded ballet flats courtesy of JW Anderson, the list ahead is a treasure trove … Read more

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Since bursting onto the scene, the brand has also expanded into many other shapes and styles, creating bags regularly worn by the likes of Gwyneth Palthrow, Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, Molly Sims, Romee Strijd, Emily Ratajkowski and other fashionable women around the globe. The brand’s DNA, however, remains irreverent, luxe beach vibe.

We chatted with founder Ashleigh Hults to find out more about Poolside, her background and what’s to come.

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