Why olive oil? What other ingredients do you use?

We started Olive + M because we’re passionate about sharing the powerful benefits of plant-based oils. Mother Nature gave us amazing, natural ingredients to heal, feed and protect our skin—that’s why all of our formulas are made from ingredients that have felt the sun and the soil.

When you use harsh cleansers or products to dry your skin out, you’re stripping your skin of its natural oils — aka sebum — which is there for a reason, because it’s a protective barrier for our skin. When you take that oil away, your skin starts to overcompensate. Olive oil mimics your skin’s natural sebum, so when you put it on your skin, it recognizes it and is easily absorbed. It’s also packed with skin boosting antioxidants, omegas and vitamins.

Each and every one of our ingredients has a purpose when it comes to benefitting your skin. Not only that, but you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin too! No unknown ingredients, crazy hard-to-pronounce synthetic ingredients or toxins. All of our formulas start with a base of olive oil, and combined with other plant based oils and natural ingredients to nourish your skin with only the best Mother Nature has to offer.

Is the entire line really all-natural?

Yes! We only use the most potent and high quality all-natural ingredients that have felt the sun and the soil.

Not only are we all natural, we’re also vegan, cruelty-free, GMO free and gluten free.

Is Olive + M made in the U.S.?

Yes, we are American made! Olive + M is owned, operated and manufactured in the United States.

What is the shelf life?

As our products are completely natural, once the oils have been exposed to light and oxygen their properties begin to break down. That is why we pack each formula in an eco-friendly box that protects it from UV light. Once a product has been opened it typically has a 12 month shelf life. To optimize shelf life, we recommend keeping your product away from direct sunlight and high temperatures.

How should I store my Olive + M products?

We use frosted glass bottles so you can enjoy the vibrancy and color of the oils. If using our product daily, leaving it on your bathroom counter and exposed to light is fine. For less frequent use, we suggest storing your product in a cabinet or away from direct sunlight light to keep your product in tip-top shape.

Why is my new bottle of oil (darker, greener, more golden, etc.) than my last one?

We strive to source the freshest, highest quality all-natural ingredients for our formulas. For this reason, slight variations in the color of our oils can occasionally occur—and are common when working with all-natural ingredients—but quality remains the same. We formulate our products quarterly to provide our customers with the freshest quality product possible, so it all depends on the season, climate and time of harvest.

When is the best time to use each product?

This can vary from person to person, but we encourage you to find the right balance when using the oils based on your age, needs and skin type.

For drier and more mature skin, we recommend using the oils daily, morning and night. For normal and oily skin, we suggest that you start with using the oils at night, and once your skin has adjusted to the oils, start incorporating into your morning routine as needed. Some people find that they like to use the oils morning and night, while others enjoy using them just once a day or after masks and facial treatments. It’s all about finding the right balance for your skin!

Can I wear makeup with the oils?

Absolutely! Our Face Oil can even be used as a makeup primer. Just allow 5-10 minutes after applying our products for maximum absorption and benefit before applying your makeup.