Menteath Facial Oils

Menteath Facial Oils

Everything You Need to Know About Menteath Facial Oils

What Are Facial Oils?

Facial oils, such as Menteath's Scorched Earth and Dusk Wood, are designed to absorb quickly into the skin, making them ideal for daytime use. Our oils are often referred to as “dry” oils due to their fast-absorbing nature, ensuring you don’t walk around with an oily face, but still get the benefits of nourishment and hydration through the day.

Differences Between Scorched Earth and Dusk Wood

Both oils contain plant-based ingredients with similar functions. The choice between the two often comes down to personal preference regarding how they feel on your skin and the scent. Each oil provides the same nutrients and benefits, ensuring your skin is well-nourished and protected.

Benefits of Menteath Facial Oils

Menteath facial oils are crafted with 11 to 12 plant-derived ingredients, delivering essential nutrients without leaving a greasy residue. Key benefits include:

  • Naturally Derived Retinol: From carrot seed, this promotes skin cell production, unclogs pores, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, and boosts collagen production.
  • Vitamins: Contains Vitamins A, B, B2, B6, C, E, and K.
  • Proteins, Minerals, and Omega Fatty Acids: Includes Omega 3, 6, and 9 to maintain healthy skin.

Integrating Facial Oils into Your Skincare Routine

Emphasizing simplicity, Menteath facial oils can be used morning, noon, and night on freshly cleansed skin. When using during the day, always combine with a natural mineral SPF to protect your skin from the sun, especially if you’ll be in direct sunlight or in the sea. Ensure that you look for "reef safe" mineral SPF when using in the sea. 

Using Facial Oils with Makeup

Menteath facial oils serve as an excellent base for makeup, acting as a nourishing primer. Here are some tips:

  • Use a little less oil under makeup to avoid an overly oily appearance.
  • Opt for an oil-based foundation for better blending and added moisture.
  • At night, apply more oil and use a patting technique for deeper skin coverage during its optimal replenishing time.

Top Application Tips

  1. Cleanse First: Use Orchy Path or Loch Blossom Facial Cleanser before applying facial oil.
  2. Adjust Quantity: Apply less under makeup and more at night.
  3. Blending: Use oil-based foundations with facial oils for a smoother application.
  4. Pat and Press: At night, pat and press the oil into your skin for better absorption.

Vegan and Cruelty-Free

Menteath facial oils are vegan and cruelty-free, with no animal-derived ingredients or animal testing. Menteath is certified by PETA, ensuring the entire supply chain adheres to ethical standards.

Production and Manufacturing

Originally made at a kitchen table in Lewes, East Sussex, Menteath’s production has scaled up due to increased demand. Partnering with Simon, a like-minded manufacturer in the neighboring county, Menteath continues to produce high-quality products while maintaining hands-on involvement in the process.

Best-Selling Facial Oil

While both products are loved, Dusk Wood is currently the best-seller among Menteath's offerings.

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