Hydroxytyrosol, The Antioxidant Your Skin Needs!

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is continuously exposed to environmental stressors such as pollution, UV rays, and harsh chemicals. These stressors can cause oxidative damage, leading to premature aging, dull skin, and uneven complexion. To combat these effects, your skin requires antioxidants that keep skin young and healthy, as well as to help neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative damage.


Hydroxytyrosol is a potent antioxidant found in olives and olive oil, with a wide range of health benefits. In recent years, it has gained popularity in the skincare industry due to its ability to improve the skin’s appearance organically while also being skin-safe and effective, with several proven advantages for long-term health. In this article, we will explore what hydroxytyrosol is and how it benefits the skin.

What is Hydroxytyrosol?

Hydroxytyrosol is a naturally occurring polyphenol compound found in green olives. It is known to have potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Hydroxytyrosol is believed to be the most potent antioxidant among all the polyphenols found in olives, with an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of nearly 45000 TE/g that is around twice higher than that of CoQ10 and resveratrol.

Figure 1: Hydroxytyrosol has the highest ORAC when compared to other compounds.

Skincare Benefits of Hydroxytyrosol

1. Combatting Free Radicals

Hydroxytyrosol is a highly effective antioxidant for fighting free radicals, which are unstable molecules created by environmental stressors like cigarette smoke, pollution, and sunlight. These molecules can damage skin cells and lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging. Consistent use of hydroxytyrosol can help safeguard your skin from these harmful effects.

2. Reducing Signs of Aging

Hydroxytyrosol is renowned for its ability to diminish visible signs of aging on the skin. Research indicates that hydroxytyrosol can reduce wrinkles and age spots while enhancing skin elasticity and firmness. It is also connected to increased collagen production, which helps maintain radiant and youthful-looking skin. Over time, consistent use of hydroxytyrosol may even result in fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Supporting Healthy Skin Cells

In addition to fighting free radicals and reducing signs of aging, hydroxytyrosol can help support healthy cell growth and regeneration by preventing cell death caused by oxidative stress or UV radiation exposure. This translates to brighter and clearer-looking skin with fewer dead cells accumulating on the face. Hydroxytyrosol also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce inflammation caused by acne or other skin irritations. Together, these benefits can create an overall healthier complexion. 2

​What Can Maha Offer?

Don’t miss this opportunity to try the antioxidant your skin requires! Experience the skincare benefits of hydroxytyrosol today.


  1. ​About Hydroxytyrosol | Olive Wellness Institute

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