Votary started from the belief that great skin begins with properly clean skin and our Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil was the first product that I blended at my kitchen table. I wanted a cleanser that cleaned my face properly, removed every trace of make-up, and left it feeling smooth, soft and plumped-up rather than taut and tight.
I firmly believe that the cleansing stage of any skincare routine is the most important and I could shout from the rooftops about why oil cleansing is so much healthier for your skin! Nothing will get your skin cleaner, plumper and glowing like a natural plant oil cleanser and hot cloth.
Happily, oil cleansers work in totally different way to foaming cleansing products. They work to dissolve and lift grime without drying skin out and they even combat excess oil in the skin as they don’t prompt your skin to overproduce sebum. They are totally natural which, trust me, your skin will love and are brilliant at removing every trace of make up – including mascara – so your face feels totally clean at the end of each day.
Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil is a luxurious oil cleanser, made with beautifully pure and potent plant oils. Nourishing apricot and jojoba whisk away make-up and pollution. Grapeseed and sunflower oil soften and soothe. Chamomile flower oil and rose geranium flower oil provide an aromatherapeutic lift.
Applying the wrung-out, hand-hot Votary flannel to your face is where the magic begins. The steam activates the cleanser’s ingredients, and as the skin is gently warmed, the pores dilate to release sebum and grime. It also means there’s a greater surface area for absorption, which helps the cleanser to penetrate more effectively. As you wipe off the cleanser with the soft, fluffy Votary face cloth you gently exfoliate dull, dead skin for a fresh, glowing tone.
I’m really proud of our original cult cleansing oil and of all the Votary products that have come after it. It’s where my passion for plant oil based luxurious skincare began. If you’ve never used an oil cleanser before, I really want to persuade you to try it. The feel of your face afterwards has to be experienced to be believed. The suppleness and comfort of your skin afterwards is such a contrast to water-based cleansers. It primes your face perfectly for serum or moisturiser, and provides a flawless base for make-up.
Whatever your age, you can have healthy, comfortable, glowing skin. In the three years since Votary began, our original cult cleansing oil has been joined by Super Seed and Clarifying formulas, and all three variants give you properly clean skin and a gorgeous dewy glow.
Love, Arabella x
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