Expert Review: Figaro Olive Oil

Although the Figaro Olive Oil is a Spanish product, it has been extremely popular in India since last few decades. From cooking to beauty, it claims to have a number of uses along with a ton of benefits. Does it live up to its claim? Let’s discover:

Figaro Olive Oil

About Figaro Olive Oil

  • Net Weight: 200 ml., 500 ml.
  • Price: INR 209.00, INR 438.00
  • Shelf life: 36 months
  • Availability: Easily available both online and offline

Ingredient Details

  • Key Ingredients: Refined Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil
  • Free from Argemone Oil
  • Contains trans fatty acids not more than 0% by weight

[Note: Olive oil can become cloudy and solid in temperature below 7-degree C. It becomes clear again when returns to room temperature. ]

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 TBSP (14 g)

Servings per container (about): 33 cal

NutrientsAmount Per ServingAmount Per 100 g
Energy126 Kcal900 Kcal
Protein0 g0 g
Total Carbohydrate0 g0 g
Total Fat14 g100 g
1. Saturated (total saturated fat content not more than 13% by weight)

2. Monounsaturated

3. Polyunsaturated

4. Trans fat (total trans fat content not more than 0% by weight)

2 g

 

 

11 g

1 g

0 g

13 g

 

 

79 g

8 g

0 g

Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Sodium0 mg0 mg

 

[Not a significant source of dietary fiber, sugar, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.]

Look And Feel

Figaro Olive Oil comes in a dark green-colored tin container, which is fairly rectangular in shape. It has a wide opening at the top with a green screw cap lid to keep it covered. Even though the cap is tight enough to prevent spillage or leakage, the overall mechanism is not at all user-friendly. It is really difficult to pour the oil onto the palm without creating a mess as the opening of the bottle is pretty wide. If you be extremely careful while pouring the oil, you can still not avoid the mess around the opening of the bottle. In fact, you need to keep a tissue or paper towel handy in order to wipe off the excess oil around the mouth of the container after each use. In short, the packaging is absolutely not travel-friendly though it appears like quite a classy one. The label around the body of the container contains necessary information about the oil. However, it does not contain any instruction for application or usage. The olive oil itself is a pale or light golden green-colored liquid, which turns light yellow once poured onto the palm. It is slightly thicker in consistency than regular coconut oil but has a very light non-sticky texture, which makes it easily spreadable. It has a nice mild scent, which should not bother even the sensitive noses.

Figaro Olive Oil

What Does It Claim?

Figaro Olive Oil is an edible-grade olive oil made and packed in Spain. It is the best olive oil prepared from the finest olives grown in the Mediterranean.

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Figaro Olive Oil

What Does It Offer?

While the Figaro Olive oil is mentioned to be an edible-grade olive oil, we will stick only to its skin and hair benefits in this review. It is a pure treat for our skin and hair if used the right way. It is a completely natural product with no harmful chemical compounds in it. Massaging this olive oil every day into the skin makes it soft smooth, supple, and naturally glowing. Being lightweight and non-sticky, it is absorbed into the skin faster. Moreover, it is enriched with fatty acids, which treat dry skin efficiently to give it a healthy and nourished appearance. The natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the oil help in keeping the skin free from breakouts, blemishes, and marks. It also improves the elasticity of the skin and makes it youthful. Apart from using as a facial oil, Figaro olive oil can also be used for taking care of nail cuticles, keeping lips soft, removing makeup, and whole body massage.

Figaro Olive oil is found to be is equally good for our hair. When massaged into the scalp gently, the slightly warmed oil nourishes it from inside, thereby reducing dryness, flakiness, dandruff, etc. to a great extent. Regular usage of this oil strengthens hair follicles and prevents them from falling at a rapid rate. It also deep conditions dry, frizzy, and damaged hair to make them softer, smoother, shinier, and bouncier after each application. The oil is also pretty helpful in repairing split ends. For people with a greasy scalp, a mixture of Figaro olive oil and coconut oil will work better.

However, if you have an acne-prone skin, you might prefer extra virgin olive oil over this refined version to avert aggravation of your breakouts. Also, this is not a hair growth treatment and hence, you cannot expect regrowth of lost hair.

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Pros

  • Multi-purpose oil
  • No chemical content
  • Mild, lightweight, non-sticky, and non-irritant
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Suits all skin types
  • Makes skin soft, smooth and supple
  • Adds a natural healthy glow to the skin
  • Keeps breakouts, blemishes, and marks away
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Removes makeup efficiently
  • Conditions hair to make it soft and smooth
  • Strengthens hair follicles
  • Reduces scalp issues like itchiness, dryness, dandruff, etc.
  • Repairs damaged hair and split ends
  • Easily available

Cons

  • Contains only refined oil instead of extra virgin olive oil
  • Packaging is not travel-friendly
  • Expensive

Verdict: It is a versatile product to keep in your beauty stash. If you want to give your skin and hair a natural health boost, this is the right thing for you.

Nilankeeta

A digital media professional, an ardent beauty lover and a passionate foodie - this is what describes Nilankeeta in a nutshell. She is in a serious relationship with music and can't think of a life without family, friends, and online shopping.

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