Phyto-C Superheal O-Live Gel is a hydrating gel that is said to hydrate and soothe dry, irritated skin, as well as provide potent antioxidant properties. This formula features Phyto-C’s exclusive, SuperHeal Olive Leaf Extract. Olive leaf extract is derived from the olive tree (Olea Europaea) and contains Oleuropein, a polyphenolic compound that provides antioxidant properties. Antioxidants limit oxidative damage caused by free radicals. This is important because free radicals contribute to signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
PhytoC Superheal O-Live Gel also contains hyaluronic acid, an exceptional ingredient for adding hydration to the skin. It draws in moisture from the environment and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. By improving the skin’s moisture retention, hyaluronic acid promotes a plumped up, bouncy complexion. Lastly, Phyto-C Superheal O-Live Gel contains panthenol, the alcohol form of pantothenic acid, commonly known as vitamin B5. Panthenol is a highly effective humectant, which means it has a molecular structure with several hydrophilic (water loving) groups. This structure allows humectants to attract and retain the moisture in the air nearby via absorption, drawing the water vapor into or beneath the surface. Overall, Phyto-C Superheal O-Live Gel combines the potent antioxidant effects of olive leaf extract with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and panthenol in order to moisturize, soothe, and protect skin.