The Old Faithful Story


Great things come from hard times...

Hi, my name is Gareth. I formulate and hand-make your Old Faithful natural skincare products. I would like to share with you how a sales and marketing guy from the South Wales Valleys became a natural skincare formulator. 

I developed an interest in oils whilst researching ways to sleep better when I was suffering with a prolapsed disc. I was house-bound for almost three months in terrible pain and was desperate to feel better. I would have tried anything and a friend of mine recommended burning essential oils. The lavender and chamomile oils helped me to relax and I could finally sleep better.

With lots of time on my hands I became absorbed in reading about the therapeutic benefits of oils and their uses. I learned about shaving with oils and due to the fact I was laid up in bed my bank balance wasn't supporting my expensive taste in shave products so I started playing around with the oils.

I was shocked to see the results, I was experiencing a closer, smoother shave with the shave oil I created myself.  

Time to get an education...

I went on to complete an aromatherapy diploma and continued to self-learn about oils and natural, therapeutic skincare ingredients. One of the things I learned is that there is a big difference between the quality of oils and other ingredients available. Most of the industry uses highly refined ingredients which lose much of their therapeutic properties during these commercial processes. Chemicals and heat are used which strips the oils of their innate natural goodness.

And then there's the really scary stuff like petroleum by products, yes the stuff you put in your car, parabens that have been linked to cancer, cheap synthetic fillers and silicon in most hair products.

I was soon making all my own skincare products and formulating for friends and family who were urging me to take this further... Old Faithful was born!

Only the best natural ingredients...

I'm committed to using only the highest quality cold pressed, unrefined, natural ingredients and essential oils from excellent growers and suppliers. The key to any skincare or beard product is the quality of the ingredients and the synergy of the blend. 

I hope you enjoy your Old Faithful products as much as I enjoy creating them. And I hope you love & respect yourself as much as I love & respect the ingredients which go into them!


 Customer Reviews of Old Faithful

Old Faithful is the best quality beard oil I’ve used. 
Richard Pill
Old Faithful hydrates my beard, my skin and the follicles it grows out of. It smells better than most aftershaves I’ve ever splashed around my face, and the best thing is that it’s all natural gear.
James Davies
I enjoy the morning and evening ritual of using the oil, and the smell is incredible. I've noticed that my beard has a lot more body to it, and my skin is irritation free. My wife might let me keep the beard a little longer!
Other shaving oils I've used are more greasy. Old Faithful is brilliant and helps get a close and very smooth shave without drying out my skin. 
I'm never usually one for having a close shave but since using Old Faithful i've been so astounded with the affects on my skin that it's become a regular thing. 
Lyn Williams