We rely on incredible face oils like this one from April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter – especially during the change of seasons. Face oils contain deep nutrition for the skin, but, once they began dominating the beauty market a few year’s back, we found found ourselve stumped about the best way to use each of them. Unlike face creams, oils don’t always go on easily and, if they do, they can be easy to over apply!    

April’s simple method below for applying oil will not only take the mystery out of things, but equip you with a self-care ritual that will take your bedtime practices to the next level. This is what the natural beauty world is so great about – not just product, but practice. The best beauty rituals aren’t just about what you’re using, but how you’re using them. Here’s April….

I am a facial massage devotee. Like all forms of massage, facial massage has benefits that are profound both physically and psychologically. I believe it’s the missing link in many skincare protocols. Our Push / Press application technique at Vintner’s Daughter was developed in tandem with our Active Botanical Serum to allow our nutrient-rich formulation to perform even better. It is a face massage that is very easy to master and maintain and may be used effectively with many types of products.

Practicing Push / Press for 30-60 seconds a day becomes a much anticipated ritual that creates a felling of well-being and balance. Your hands are your most powerful (and cheapest) tool. Use them!

Here’s why the Push / Press application technique is so effective:
– It creates a pump-like action that brings blood to the surface of the skin creating a healthy, gorgeous glow.
– It encourages lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and increase skin clarity.
– It gets product into skin faster and with increased penetration.
– It warms products which further activates skin healing botanicals.



Start with clean, exfoliated and toned skin

Add Serum/Oil

Place 6-8 drops of serum/oil in palm of hand


Gently rub palms together. This will further activate your serum and evenly distribute serum to both hands.


Place full hand on either side of face and press firmly. Push serum into skin by repeating press and push technique on entire face, neck and décolleté.


Continue to repeat entire process for 30-60 seconds.


Admire your glowing, healthy skin. You are beautiful.

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  1. Now I now what I’ve been doing wrong all along, I’ve been rubbing it in. I guess I’ll love my Luna Oil even more with this technique so thank you! 🙂

  2. I’m very into face oils and I can’t wait to try this method!

    Amelia Vesper | 11.12.2015 | Reply
  3. Hey there! Love the article and the tips on using face oil – just wondering, what are some key benefits of incorporating this into your skincare routine?

    Anastasija at Thirsty for Tan | 07.08.2023 | Reply

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