The magic in a drop of oil

Votary Super Seed Facial Oil

One product that has a natural affinity with skin is oil, so there is no better food to give it. It is a product that has been part of my 30-year beauty career, and oils list of benefits is probably longer than this review.

Votary Skincare
Votary Super Seed Oil and Super Glow Mask

Oils can be used on their own, mixed with essential oils, mixed with moisturisers, layered under other products, etc, as they are so beneficial to the skin. It is even anti-ageing, as an oilier skin ages slower than its drier friends. Adding oil to your routine really adds a glow to your skin and therefore keeps it looking healthy. You don’t need to be afraid of oil either. For the face you are only talking two or three drops (unless you’re me!). This amount is in no way going to give you a greasy, oily complexion. 

If you want to use a water based product on your skin, then always remember to add this before you put any oil-based product on, as water will not penetrate oil.

Votary is a British brand founded by makeup artist Arabella Preston. Like most professionals, you can find yourself blending products to meet the client’s needs, and this is what Arabella found herself doing with her clients and this is how Votary cleansing oil was born. All Votary products are made from pure plant oils and botanical actives. They have an amazing effect on the skin leaving it healthy and glowing. 

The Super Seed Facial Oil is an amazing product that I cannot live without. It is fragrance-free and the texture is like velvet, containing 22 different seed oils perfect for sensitive, hormonal, stressed skin. The oil absorbs into the skin in an instant, and I personally use it day and night and have no problem with my makeup slipping off my skin. Again, I’m on the generous side of four to five drops but always go with what feels right for you. I continuously used this oil as my day and night cream. In the day time I just put SPF on top and I was good to go. Using the oil made my skin glow. It brought a freshness and youthfulness to my ageing skin.

Votary Super Seed Facial Oil
Votary Super Seed Facial Oil

A first for me was the new Super Glow Mask – Watermelon and BHA. In all my years as a professional aesthetician, I have never used just an oil as a face mask. I have layered oil and I have blended oil with cream to make a mask, but never stopped at just oil. I love it when I get a first to try and am not disappointed. This oil mask was exquisite. The scent was beautiful and although the instructions said to leave it on for 10 minutes well, I couldn’t. It took me ages to take it off!

This Super Glow Mask deep cleans, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin leaving it radiant, glowing and smooth. It contains watermelon and passionfruit oils. Natural BHA salicylic acid gently exfoliates and reveals radiant skin. Avocado and peach oils nourish and condition, whilst Neroli oil gives it a pleasant scent.

The cotton cloth that came with it was so luxurious. I want to know who the supplier of these cloths is! They are divine, so soft and fluffy. I need two for every day!

Votary Super Glow Mask
Votary Super Glow Mask

Votary makes absolutely beautiful products from amazing ingredients, which are vegan friendly and made in small batches in the UK. Thus keeping their products of the highest quality. Then they ship it out to you in fully sustainable packaging.

The Super Seed Facial Oil 50ml costs £70 and the Super Glow Mask – Watermelon and BHA 30ml costs £45.

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Get your glow, add oil to your skin.

Tracy x


  1. Toni Minnow
    September 16, 2020 / 6:43 pm

    I love reading all your blogs as they are so full of fun and great information. Who knew oil had so many good properties! I just thought you put a little bit of oil in your hands, rubbed it together and then applied it. This has certainly opened my eyes!
    Toni x

    • tracybeautychick
      September 17, 2020 / 8:18 pm

      I am glad you liked the blog Toni x

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