Necessity is the mother of invention
As a makeup artist and stylist with over 25 years of experience in the international film and commercial industry, Paola LaMorticella knows skin care. So, when she realized that prescriptions and over-the-counter creams irritated her infant son’s skin, she decided to do something about it. Paola created her own balm to soothe her son’s skin naturally, using a unique combination of simple, nourishing elements and eliminating all non-essential ingredients. The resulting formula healed her son’s skin and with that, Balm No.1 and Olio E Osso were born. Today, Olio has grown into an entire line of balms and skincare products that support skin naturally to keep it clean, strong and beautiful, as it should be.
May Albano joined Paola in 2014 to launch Olio E Osso. Her lifelong love of beauty and fashion, combined with a design education and global business background, provides a perfect balance to the artistry of the Olio E Osso brand.
More than a Pretty Package
Our Olio team includes a diverse set of smart, capable and dedicated women—daughters, mothers, students, and friends from all over the world.
We love making our products, and are honored to be able to support local communities by designing, sourcing and hand-producing all Olio products in the USA.
Our products are made by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon. Our balms utilize an all-natural base of nourishing olive and shea oils, bound together with natural beeswax and grapefruit essential oil.