The Votary Super Seed Nutrient Facial which is uniquely designed for sensitive and delicate skin is now available at Liberty. It’s a gorgeous, multi-sensory beauty treatment. It combines the cult Super Seed range with new, bespoke products. It’s perfect for skin that is stressed, redness-prone, dry or dehydrated. Formulated to calm, nourish and restore glow, it harnesses the natural power of Votary’s 22 Super Seed oils to repair and protect. And, unlike cream and lotion-based facials which can congest sensitive skin, Votary Super Seed Nutrient facial feeds delicate skin without overwhelming it.
The facial begins with a gentle misting of the room with our bespoke Pillow Spray. The soporific mix of lavender and chamomile is instantly relaxing. The skin is then given a first cleanse with our Super Seed Cleansing Oil to remove pollution and all traces of make-up. This first cleanse focuses on relaxing the whole upper body, radiating inwards to the cheeks, lips, eye sockets and brow bone. A hot towel is placed on the chest and folded upwards to massage away the first cleanse. The warmth helps to soften and open pores, and encourages them to release toxins and to absorb the nutrients of the Super Seed Cleansing Oil. The second cleanse then repeats the first and ensures that skin is scrupulously clean. The therapist works more intensely on the eye and jaw area, and deep into the muscles of the jaw socket and the delicate skin around the mouth. Afterwards, you are wrapped again in the warm, soft towel so that you feel cocooned, cossetted and safe.
After the Super Seed Cleansing Oil has been wiped away, a three minute Light Lactic Peel is applied to exfoliate and freshen. Lactic acid is the best exfoliator for sensitive skin because it works more gently than other AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids) to stimulate cell turnover and improve skin texture. The smooth, clear gel is applied in long sweeping motions with a facial brush. It works beautifully to coax away any dry or flaky skin. It refreshes, brightens and minimises fine lines. While the lactic acid works its magic on your skin, there is more massage; a series of mindful breaths and smoothing, sweeping motions along the chest, arms and shoulders to stretch and soften. The Light Lactic Peel is removed, and the skin is now prepped for the signature Rose Quartz facial massage.
Intense Eye Oil is gently patted in the eye socket area, and iced rose quartz wands are used to gently soothe and smooth this delicate area. Larger iced rose quartz petals are used to lift and massage the skin along the cheekbones and jawline, and to work deep into the muscles of the throat and neck to lift and define. The quartz petal shapes complement the structure of the face, so they are able to work into the deepest structural layers of the skin. The cold quartz works therapeutically after the warmth of the double cleanse. The temperature contrast encourages lymph drainage, boosts circulation and banishes any puffiness.
The skin is now calm and smooth and ready to be nourished. Votary cult Super Seed Facial Oil is the key ingredient in our antioxidant-rich Matcha mask. It’s applied to the face and neck with a soft, wide brush. It feeds the skin with natural goodness, restoring dewy softness and glow. While the Matcha X mask infuses all its nourishment, the scalp is gently massaged. After the Matcha mask is removed, the intensely hydrating part begins.
First, Lemon and Neroli Toning Serum is pressed gently into the skin. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and boosts its ability to retain moisture. Lemon extract provides a shot of Vitamin C for added glow, and neroli flower water freshens and renews. Then, Super Seed Facial Oil is massaged into the contours of the face to deeply nourish and protect. Sensitive and fragile skin is boosted, re-set and restored. Rich, matte Super Seed Nutrient Cream is the final layer. It works like a barrier to protect and lock-in all the natural goodness and hydration, and gives your skin a beautiful smooth finish.
Unlike many facials where your skin can feel overly-loaded and tacky to touch afterwards, the Votary Super Seed Nutrient facial leaves your skin feeling deeply nourished and restored but also light and fresh. It’s ready for you to simply go and glow, or it’s perfectly primed for make-up. It’s the bespoke facial that sensitive, delicate skin has been waiting for.
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