OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have put together a list of answers for our Top 10 most frequently asked questions. Still have a question? Slide in our DM's or send us an email anytime.
HOW DO I APPLY THE OIL?
We recommend applying 2-3 drops every morning and evening on freshly washed face. Gently massage in circular motions into damp or dry skin. You may find applying the oil to damp skin will help to retain moisture for a longer period of time.
DO I APPLY THE OIL BEFORE OR AFTER SUNSCREEN, SERUMS AND MOISTURIZERS?
It is all about layering! First off, if you are using a serum, apply your serum first. They are your thinnest product and have active ingredients that will penetrate into the skin quicker if they are the first thing that is applied to your face. Second you would apply the oil, as this is also packed with active ingredients, but can still effectively absorb into your skin through the serums. Lastly, we suggest that you apply your sunscreen, sunscreen sits on top of your skin, if you apply it first it will prevent other products from penetrating. We suggest you will not need to use a cream-based moisturizer as the oil will keep you hydrated for the day and evening. If your skin is extra dry, you can apply a cream-based moisturizer on top of the oil.
WHY OIL INSTEAD OF A CREAM-BASED MOISTURIZER?
The great debate! We have an answer for you and obviously it is oil; here is why. Newt by elle oil contains botanical active ingredients that mimic that natural lipids found in our skin. Meaning that when our skin absorbs these properties, we recognize them and our skin will not be harmed or react - they actually help to repair our skin's moisture barrier. Moisturizers often are composed of ingredients that our skin does not recognize, causing us to reject a particular substance - resulting in a break-out. Facial oils are much better at locking in hydration and protecting skin against environmental factors that damage and dry-out our skin compared to cream-based moisturizers.
This is why facial oil is actually recommended for oily or acne-prone skin because your body recognizes it is now receiving oil with similar properties, so it stops producing as much naturally, as it no longer has to overcompensate.
HOW LONG WILL A 2oz BOTTLE LAST?
We recommend to apply approximately 2-3 drops of oil every morning and evening. If this is followed a 2oz bottle of Newt will last you around 4-6 months. The shelf life on our whole collection is two years.
DO I WEAR THE OIL DURING THE DAY OR AT NIGHT?
Both! The amazing thing about Marula oil is that it is super lightweight. This means that when wearing the oil during the day, you will not be left looking greasy as the oil absorbs quite quickly. Of course at night the oil will protect your skin from dryness and keep your skin hydrated throughout your sleep. We recommend to wear the oil during the day and at night for maximum results.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OILS?
We have made both oils to have the same benefits, and to be used in the same way. However, our Marula and Cranberry Seed oil does not have an added scent, we recommend this oil for those who are easily irritated by fragrances. Our Marula, Rosehip and Gold oil has a subtle fragrance of anise, juniper berry, sandalwood and grapefruit from natural essential oils.
IS THE OIL ONLY MADE FOR THE FACE?
No! We encourage our clients to use our oil in many ways, as the benefits are almost endless. Do not hesitate to use this oil as a facial oil, body oil, hair oil, cuticle oil, beard oil + more! Check out our many uses here.
WHY 24k GOLD IN THE OIL?
Applying 24k gold to your body as a form skincare was traditionally used by Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Chinese + Japanese. Some believed this process not only had physical benefits, but that gold could also cure mental + spiritual ailments. We use gold in our products because it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to increase elasticity and brightness, while calming irritation and redness. Plus, who doesn't love a natural glow all season long.
WHAT IS MARULA OIL?
Native to the southern parts of Africa, the marula tree (Sclerocatya birrea) produces fruits that contain a kernel, which the marula oil is extracted from. First used in foods + traditional medicine, marula oil is now becoming well known in the beauty industry because of its outstanding benefits.
CAN I USE THE OIL IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes! We recommend the Marula Cranberry Seed Oil for expecting mothers. There are only 3 ingredients in this oil - organic marula oil, organic cranberry seed oil, and vitamin e that we use to preserve the oil. This is a great option for the body and helps to prevent/reduce any stretching or scarring. Yay! Congrats. We recommend our Marula Cranberry Seed Oil over our other oil for pregnancy because it does not contain any essential oils or added fragrance.
ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON ANY NEW PRODUCTS?
Yes! We are working on something super exciting and flirty for the summer. Probably my favourite part of the collection to date. Can't wait to share with you guys, summer 2020 just got 10x brighter.