Hydrogenated olive oil

Hydrogenated olive oil is derived from the oil obtained from the fruit of the olive tree, Olea europaea. It is used to increase the thickness of cosmetics and personal care products and as a skin-conditioning agent that slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface 1. Botanical and botanically derived ingredients used in the formulation of cosmetics are generally mild and safe.


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.