Votary: Transform your Skin, One Droplet of Oil at a Time

11 Jul 2018

Created by Charlotte Semler and the famed British make-up artist Arabella Preston, Votary debuted its range of face and body oils exclusively at Liberty London last year. Preston is passionate about the skin-transforming power of natural oils – oils that are derived from plants – whether from a vegetable, fruit, seed or flower. Natural plant oils are packed full of super ingredients and are rich in soothing and anti-ageing nutrients. Votary’s natural plant oils absorb and penetrate, nourishing and hydrating your skin without residue – they don’t sit on the surface of your skin the way creams or manmade mineral oils do. This makes them a fantastic base for make-up, and the way Preston always preps the skin of her high-profile clients.

All Votary formulations are blended by Arabella personally; her unique position as both a make-up artist and former beauty editor sees her perfectly placed to know what works on skin and how to achieve beautifully glowing natural skin whatever your age. Formulations are all unique and hand-crafted, made in the UK under strict quality control, using only the finest natural ingredients and fresh plant oils. This year, these concentrations of goodness have found their way to JOYCE Beauty, offering a series of luxurious products that harness the natural power of plant oils and active ingredients, transforming your skin for a more youthful appearance, one droplet of oil at a time.

THE PRODUCTS

Using oil is not exclusive to wintertime! You’ll be surprised to see what wonders it works on your skin even in the summer. Votary has oils suitable for all skin types, all year round, helping dry and dehydrated skin to re-hydrate and recover, restoring a natural balance to combination skin, and reducing oiliness in oily skin, as well as the appearance and recovery time of blemishes. Whatever your skin type, there is a Votary oil for you.

CLEANSING OILS

Cleansing Oil – Rose Geranium & Apricot | 100ML

Transform your skin with Votary’s oil cleanse method. This oil cleanser is beautifully light and fragrant, perfect for a natural morning cleanse and the most effective, yet super-gentle, makeup remover you’ve ever experienced. This cleansing oil has become a cult product in record time because it leaves skin looking so healthy and glowing with radiance. It’s made from 100% natural plant oils with an uplifting rose geranium and chamomile fragrance.

Benefits:

· A lightweight yet powerful natural cleanser that restores the skin's natural suppleness;

· Infused with rose geranium and apricot for a fragrant aromatic experience;

· Leaves skin feeling clean, soft and plump.

Tips:

Apply 4 to 5 pumps of Cleansing Oil to the palm of your hand. Rub the oil into the face, starting with the cheeks, followed by nose, mouth and jawline and finishing on the area around the eyes. Splash your face with warm water and then continue to massage the skin and eyelashes. Soak a clean flannel in hot water and apply to the whole face. Breathe in and allow the steam to penetrate the pores. Gently rub oil and makeup away. Repeat once or twice as necessary.

Clarifying Cleansing Oil – Rosemary & Oat | 100ML

If you are suffering from a break-out, clear your blemish and break-out prone skin with Votary’s Clarifying Cleansing Oil routine. This cleansing oil has been specifically blended to lift impurities, hydrate and calm your skin whilst improving recovery time for blemishes.

Benefits:

· Contains soothing, lightweight oat and rice bran oils, which are especially fast absorbing and won’t block pores;

· Essential oils clary sage, bergamot and rosemary provide nature’s clarifying solution.

Tips:

Apply 4 to 5 pumps of Cleansing Oil to the palm of your hand. Rub the oil into the face, starting with the cheeks, followed by nose, mouth and jawline and finishing on the area around the eyes. Splash your face with warm water and then continue to massage the skin and eyelashes. Soak a clean flannel in hot water and apply to the whole face. Breathe in and allow the steam to penetrate the pores. Gently rub oil and makeup away. Repeat once or twice as necessary.

Super Seed Cleansing Oil | 100ML

Votary Super Seed Cleansing Oil is a powerful blend of 21 super seed oils scented with purifying parsley seed essential oil. It is soothing, balancing and deeply hydrating. Super Seed Cleansing Oil is the perfect natural cleanser to bring unhealthy skin back to life.

Benefits:

· Blended for skin that is sensitive, hormonal or showing signs of ageing;

· Deeply nourishes while reviving unhealthy skin;

· Delicately scented with parsley seed oil, giving it a purifying and uplifting feel.

Tips:

Apply 4 to 5 pumps of Cleansing Oil to the palm of your hand. Rub the oil into the face, starting with the cheeks, followed by nose, mouth and jawline and finishing on the area around the eyes. Splash your face with warm water and then continue to massage the skin and eyelashes. Soak a clean flannel in hot water and apply to the whole face. Breathe in and allow the steam to penetrate the pores. Gently rub oil and makeup away. Repeat once or twice as necessary.

Pack of Five Cotton Face Cloths 

Preston’s secret cleansing tool: perfect your cleansing routine with pure cotton terry face cloths. Take one of these fluffy cotton face cloths and your favourite cleansing oil to maximise skincare results.

Tips:

Massage the Cleansing Oil into your skin, soak a clean face cloth in lukewarm water, then wring it out. Immediately apply the face cloth to your whole face. Breathe in and allow the steam to penetrate your pores. Then gently rub your oil and make-up away to reveal clear, plumped and deeply hydrated skin. Your face will love you for it.

FACIAL OILS

Facial Oil Rose Maroc & Sandalwood | 30ML

The Facial Oil is a rich and nourishing oil for dehydrated skin, great for changing seasons and for protecting your skin from poor air quality that can leave it dehydrated and dull. This blend of natural oils fixes any little dry patches and leaves your skin gorgeously plumped.

Benefits:

· Works to protect the skin from environmental aggressors;

· Enriched with rose maroc and sandalwood oils, which help to soothe and plump skin;

· Also contains sunflower, apricot kernel and avocado oils, which nourish dehydrated and dull skin.

Tips:

After cleansing your skin, put 4 to 5 drops of Facial Oil onto your palms. Hold your palms up in front of your face. Take a moment to inhale the natural fragrance. Now smooth the oil into your face and neckline using gentle upwards motions. Use your fingertips to pat the oil into the delicate skin under your eyes. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin, so that it retains its elasticity.

Facial Oil Neroli & Myrrh | 30ML

For whenever your skin is misbehaving, lacklustre or oily in patches, or when you want to smooth and hydrate your skin. Neroli and Myrrh Facial Oil is a natural balancing oil for combination skin that will give your skin back its balance and a brilliant glow.

Benefits:

· Ideal for unruly combination skin;

· Helps to reduce oily and dry patches on skin;

· Soothes and softens the complexion;

· Works to tackle uneven skin tone.

Tips:

After cleansing your skin, put 4 to 5 drops of Facial Oil onto your palms. Hold your palms up in front of your face. Take a moment to inhale the natural fragrance. Now smooth the oil into your face and neckline using gentle upwards motions. Use your fingertips to pat the oil into the delicate skin under your eyes. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin, so that it retains its elasticity.

Facial Oil – Jasmine & Calendula | 30ML

Treat tired and stressed skin to the remedy it’s been waiting for with Votary Jasmine and Calendula Facial Oil, a super-light blend of natural and essential oils that has been formulated to rescue sensitive and oily skin. This scented oil is enriched with jasmine and calendula, as well as grape seed, apricot kernel, sunflower, lavender and rosewood oils. After being absorbed into the skin, it works to soothe the skin and tackle excess oil.

Benefits:

· Ideal skin primer for use under make-up;

· Calming blend of oils helps to reduce stress and fatigue;

· Combats excess oil and soothes skin;

· Non-aggressive to sensitive skin;

· Light facial oil won’t weigh skin down or leave residue.

Tips:

After cleansing your skin, put 4 to 5 drops of Facial Oil onto your palms. Hold your palms up in front of your face. Take a moment to inhale the natural fragrance. Now smooth the oil into your face and neckline using gentle upwards motions. Use your fingertips to pat the oil into the delicate skin under your eyes. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin, so that it retains its elasticity.

Clarifying Facial Oil – Clary Sage and Peach | 30ML

Keep your skin clear and healthy with our soothing, lightweight oil. Developed specifically for blemish-prone skin to be fast absorbing, this oil leaves skin clear and healthy. Natural plant oils are the best way to hydrate and balance your skin. Perfect for compromised and oily skin.

Benefits:

· Leaves skin clear, healthy, soothed and purified, and works to prevent break-outs;

· Enriched with peach, oat, rice bran, clary sage, rosemary and bergamot oils;

· Fast absorbing; won't block pores.

Tips:

After cleansing your skin, put 4 to 5 drops of Facial Oil onto your palms. Hold your palms up in front of your face. Take a moment to inhale the natural fragrance. Now smooth the oil into your face and neckline using gentle upwards motions. Use your fingertips to pat the oil into the delicate skin under your eyes. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin, so that it retains its elasticity and you don't put pressure on blemishes.

Super Seed Facial Oil | 50ML

When your skin feels unhealthy and lifeless, try the power of super seeds. Seeds aren’t just for healthy eating – they’re for healthy skin, too. This natural Facial Oil nourishes dry, sensitive skin with a fragrance-free blend of 21 different super seed oils. Super Seed Facial oil is a bespoke blend for skin that is sensitive, hormonal or showing signs of ageing.

Benefits:

· Has anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation properties;

· Recommended for sensitive and ageing skin;

· Suitable for hormonal skin undergoing changes;

· Addresses skin issues that accompany ageing.

Tips:

After cleansing your skin, put 4 to 5 drops of Facial Oil onto your palms. Smooth the oil into your face and neckline using gentle upwards motions. Use your fingertips to pat the oil into the delicate skin under your eyes. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin, so that it retains its elasticity.

Blemish Rescue Oil – Tamanu & Salicylic | 15ML

Target existing blemishes with Votary’s natural concentrate of 2% salicylic acid and soothing tamanu oil. Specifically developed to dissolve dead skin cells and improve blemish recovery time, it will leave your skin healed and healthy.

Benefits:

· Salicylic acid penetrates pores, dissolves dead skin cells and exfoliates the top layer of skin, thereby preventing further congestion;

· The blend of natural, soothing plant oils including rice, oat and tamanu oil is boosted by purifying rosemary essential oil to speed up recovery and restore balance to compromised skin.

Tips:

Place 1 drop of oil on a fingertip and apply in a gentle circular motion to the area affected. Do this twice a day, after cleansing, until your skin has recovered. Follow this with Clarifying Facial Oil – Clary Sage and Peach.

Intense Night Oil – Rosehip And Retinoid | 50ML

An overnight treatment for skin that is showing signs of ageing. Votary Intense Night Oil combines powerful natural oils with retinoid to smooth skin texture and skin tone – giving you younger and plumper-looking skin. The luxurious natural plant oils that Votary is known for have been expertly blended with a unique oil-soluble form of Retinoid to create Votary Intense Night Oil.

Benefits:

· Retinoid encourages the skin’s natural turnover of cells, reducing the breakdown of collagen and delivering firmer, smoother skin;

· Acmella flower extract is proven to improve dermal structure, resulting in firmer-feeling skin;

· Australian sandalwood extract, a natural source of ximenyic acid, reduces inflammation and fine lines.

Tips:

Take 4-5 drops of oil in the palm of your hand nightly, gently smooth into face and neck using upward motions.

SERUMS

Toning Serum – Lemon & Neroli | 50ML

Give skin a serious moisture boost with Votary Toning Serum, a brilliant remedy after a busy day and a key part of the Votary three-step routine. Votary Toning Serum is a refreshingly light all-in-one toner and serum. This delicate blend of lemon extract with glycolic and hyaluronic acids reduces pigmentation, soothes tired and tense skin, and rehydrates the complexion.

Benefits:

· Natural lemon extract and glycolic acid combine to smooth skin texture, minimise pores and fine lines, and even out tone;

· Hyaluronic acid helps your skin to retain moisture effortlessly, for intensely powerful hydration and a plumped-up glow;

· Gentle neroli flower water refreshes and soothes.

Tips:

After cleansing, put 4 to 5 drops of Toning Serum onto the palm of your hand. Place your other hand on top and spread the serum over your palms and fingers. Then gently smooth the serum onto your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. Take care to avoid the delicate area around your eyes.

BODY OILS

Hydrating Body Oil –Bergamot & Mandarin | 100ML

Votary Hydrating Body Oil is deliciously scented to remind the wearer of warm summer breezes and tropical getaways while replenishing and comforting dry, dull and lifeless skin. The body oil absorbs quickly and easily into the skin to leave it radiant and bright.

Benefits:

· Macadamia oil, one of the most luxuriously hydrating and nourishing plant oils available;

· Rosehip and vitamin E support radiantly healthy skin;

· 2% salicylic acid, sourced from American Wintergreen, enhances a uniquely hydrating and softening formula – truly an SOS treatment for patches of dry and dull skin. Elbows, ankles and knees are restored to smooth, youthful-looking skin overnight.

Tips:

Combine this product with Body Treatment Oil to treat stubborn, unattractive patches of dry skin and get a blissful, all-over glow.

Body Treatment Oil –Macadamia & Salicylic | 50ML

A rich and highly effective oil treatment formulated to restore the skin's natural moisture and radiance. The perfect cure for unsightly, stubborn patches of dry skin on elbows, knees and ankles. Votary Body Treatment Oil combines macadamia oil and natural salicylic acid to reveal fresh and glossy skin.

Benefits:

· Tackles stubborn patches of dry skin on knees, ankles and elbows;

· Enriched with salicylic acid, macadamia oil, grape seed oil and camellia, which give skin a boost;

· The natural orange hue of rosehip and sea buckthorn oils gives skin a beautiful, flattering instant glow;

· Combats uneven skin tone and gives dull, lifeless skin new life.

Tips:

Apply as an intense treatment to areas of dry skin twice a week after bathing. Follow with Votary Body Oil to refine and revitalise your skin.

OVERNIGHT RECOVERY

Pillow Spray – Lavender and Chamomile | 100ML

Ease into a restful night’s sleep with Votary Rest Your Head: Lavender and Chamomile Pillow Spray, a soothing blend of natural and essential oils that captures the fragrance of French lavender fields, delicious chamomile tea, and English roses. The mist fights stress and relaxes mind and body in order to inspire slumber.

Benefits:

· Combats stress and evening anxieties, relaxes mind and body;

· Inspires a deep and peaceful beauty sleep.

Tips:

Spray a few pumps of this pillow spray over your bed and pillowcase from a distance of 30cm. Allow the fragrance to settle for a minute before you get into bed and drift away. Can be used with Soothing Silk Pillowcase as part of a restful night’s sleep.