FAQ: Polyphenols

What are polyphenols? 

Polyphenols are a class of antioxidants found in extra virgin olive oils which help protect cells from damage. Hydroxytyrosol - found only in olive leaves and olive oil - is a potent polyphenol that plays an important role in slowing down the skin's aging process. A greater amount of polyphenols lends a higher smoking point to extra virgin olive oil.