How to build a VOTARY routine for your skin

July 19, 2023

Discover how to build a VOTARY routine

At VOTARY we are passionate about the transformative power of plant oils and botanical actives to help deliver glowing, smooth skin. Simplify your skincare routine and learn how to build a skincare wardrobe comprising a few key products to help keep skin happy and healthy.

Here are some skincare rules to consider when thinking about building a skincare routine.

Build upin texture - generally, after cleansing layer skincare from lighter, water-based serums to heavier creams. Think serums- oils- creams- SPF- makeup.

Trust your intuition - know your skin. Notice how your skin looks and feels every morning and what it might need that day.

Be consistent- rather than constantly changing your line-up, skin loves consistency. It can often take several weeks to really notice whether a product is working for your skin, remember to give new products a chance and introduce one new product at a time.

Keep it simple - keeping it simple can reap serious rewards. It's really important not to overload or stress your skin. At some point most of us need a little extra help and sometimes stripping your routine back to basics is the best course of action.

Seek advice - click herefor our 'Find Your Routine' tool - an easy way to discover your VOTARY routine for in 3 simple steps. If you would like a personalised routine please email - we would love to help you find the right products for your skin. If you are suffering with rosacea, acne, eczema or psoriasis, talk your GP or dermatologist and they will be able to advise on ways to help repair your skin.

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A skincare wardrobe

You may have heard the term 'skincare wardrobe'. It's a really good way of looking at the products you use daily and those you use less frequently. For example, during colder months, you might want to layer a cream over your facial oil to hydrate your skin. In summer months, a lightweight serum with a lotion texture (think Super Seed Serum) might be all you need to use on clean skin before your SPF, or if you have dry skin perhaps switch from rich Super Seed Nutrient Cream to lighter-weight Nutrient Cream Light.

Tip: Find a few products you enjoy using daily, then build in a few additional products that you use a few times a week, or when your skin needs a boost.

Dry Skin Routine

Dry skin needs an increase in lipids and gentle care to help repair the skin's structure.

Step 1: Reach for Super Seed Cleansing Oil.

Step 2: Repair the skin barrier and plump skin with Super Seed Serum - packed with peptides, lipids and hyaluronic acid.

Step 3: Nourish and soothe skin with bestselling Super Seed Facial Oil, a bespoke blend of VOTARY's 21 Super Seed Oils.

Step 4: Seal in hydration with 21 Super Seed Oils, phytoceramides and antioxidant collamung in Nutrient Cream Light.

Shop the Super Seed range here.

Dehydrated Skin Routine

Dehydrated skin needs hydration to help keep it plump and smooth.

Step 1: Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil reveals fresh, cleans skin.

Step 2: Plump and brighten skin with Brightening Hyaluronic Serum.

Step 3: Massage a few drops of VOTARY facial oil into skin, taking the time for a few deep, refreshing breaths.

Step 4: Natural Glow Day Cream is formulated with a trio of plant ferments for improved skin texture, bakuchiol for reducing fine lines and improving elasticity. Get your moisture-boost from hyaluronic acid and micro-encapsulated safflower oleosomes to deliver long-lasting hydration.

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Breakout-Prone Skin

Oils can be your skin's friend, even when skin is oily and breakout prone. Stripping the skin so that it feels dry and tight after cleansing can trigger your skin into producing more oil which in turn can clog pores. Use lightweight oils and carefully selected actives to rebalance and refine skin. Gentle exfoliation with targeted acids can help keep pores clear and encourage renewal of skin cells.

Step 1: Clarifying Cleansing Oil with rosemary and oat gently removes all traces of makeup and deep cleans.

Step 2: Blemish Rescue Oil contains 2% salicylic acid, it works to unclog pores while healing tamanu is a natural antiseptic to heal blemishes.

Step 3: Lightweight and non-clogging Clarifying Facial Oil helps to keep skin plump and nourished.

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Smoothing Fine Lines

Plump and refine skin with gentle retinoids, hyaluronic acid and bakuchiol.

Step 1: Cleanse with a VOTARY Cleansing Oil.

Step 2: Smooth a few drops of your favourite VOTARY serum over face and neck.

Step 3: Sweep Intense Eye Oil around the orbital bone and let the natural plant extracts and oils boosted by a gentle retinoid smooth and hydrate and to improve the appearance of fine lines while you sleep.

Step 4: AM - massage in a few drops of Super Seed Facial Oil if your skin is feeling hormonal or sensitive. Try Beauty Drops to give your skin glow. PM - boost your skin with our clinically proven Night Star Serum, followed by a few drops of Intense Night Oil help accelerate skin's natural renewal process to reveal smoother skin.

Shop the award-winning night range here.

Sensitive Skin

When skin becomes sensitive or reactive, bring it back to basics and allow skin time to heal, supported with gentle, nourishing ingredients.

Step 1: Gentle, nourishing cleansing with Super Seed Cleansing Oil and a tepid, not hot, Face Cloth.

Step 2: Massage in a few pumps of Super Seed Serum to protect and repair.

Step 3: During the day, Super Seed Facial Oil feeds skin back to glowing health. If your skin feels dry, try adding in Nutrient Cream Light to help strengthen and nourish your skin.

Watch Dr Rebecca Lewis and VOTARY Co-founder Arabella talk hormones and skin here.