Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil Review

22nd November 2017 in Cleanser, Hall of Fame, Skincare - 6 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 3 min read
Votary London Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleanser Review

Welcome Skintellectuals!

If there is one thing ive learnt its to love its a good oil. Before i was quite apprehensive about using oil on my skin because i thought that my skin didn’t get on with oils, they clogged my pores and gave me spots but this was only because i didn’t know about different oils and how good some of them could really be.
Its often a common misconception that people want to banish oil and you should stay away from them, i know a lot of people like this they just dont like the feeling of oils on their skin but im here im a convert and it really is worth it!

Oil cleansers are amazing because they not only cleanse the skin but they can also moisturise the skin adding oils back to the skin that were lost. I have also found that since using an oil cleanser it has helped to reduce the amount of breakouts that i get.

Votary London Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleanser Review

Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot is an oil based cleanser that is the definition of luxury, the whole process of using this is such an experience. I have never had a cleanser that has made me just stop and take my time because it smelt soooo good!

This cleansing oil contains a lot of skin loving ingredients like Rose Geranium – this helps to balance sebum as well as being a great antiseptic so it’s fantastic for oily/combination skin, Apricot kernel oil which again not only helps to balance your skin but helps to it hydrate it as well. It also contains a mixture of Sunflower seed oil, Jojoba seed oil, Grape seed oil, Apricot kernel oil, Chamomile oil – all of which have different properties such as helping to repair skin, mimicking sebum, anti-inflammatory

Votary London Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleanser Review

​Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil can be used by every skin type, i have combination/oily skin and i feel since i started using this i have seen a difference in how my skin looks, it doesn’t feel as tight as it used too after cleansing. I feel like now because i stopped using products that effectively stripped my skin of all oils it now isnt producing crazy amounts of oil that i hated.
Its sort of a catch 22 situation you have oily skin so you strip the skin to get rid of the oil but then your skin because even more oily because you’ve stripped it all off. I have a new appreciation for my skin i liked the quote i heard about working with your skin not against it 

Just as a little heads up for everyone interested in this oil cleanser, it has no emollients so it cant be splashed off with water you have to use a warm washcloth to remove it which they supply when you buy the cleanser. I have to admit i love using a wash cloth no matter the cleanser because it gives you a slight exfoliation without being to rough.
Votary London Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleanser Review

On a closing note i just want to say how much i love Votary, this is how i feel natural skincare should be done! there is no hatred on “chemicals” even though everything is a chemical, yes even the air your breathe and water your drink….they are all chemicals. From the way the Votary runs everything its all about what’s best for you and giving you ways to achieve it and that what i respect so much.

When i see claims of “chemical free” “Contains no toxins” “Such and such a ingredient can cure you of whatever is prevalent this week” from other brands who shall remain nameless it is so disheartening people will believe this and start telling others it such an important thing to fight Pseudoscience which is prevalent in the beauty industry.
You can find Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil (£45 for 100ml) online at SpaceNK .com and in SpaceNK stores
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Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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  • Haynet 22nd November 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Great blog and having not used an oil cleanser before, its now on the shopping list!

  • Emma 23rd November 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Lovely pictures, I never really use anything oily, this one might be bit too pricey for me though ? Great review ?

  • Jordanne Lee 23rd November 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This sounds really good, I’ve not heard of this before but might look into this. I’m not really an oil user as it can make my skin break out but I like to try them.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  • Lea H 23rd November 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I need a new oil and this one sounds just great. Plus I totally agree oils are such good beauty products to have in your regime.
    Lea, xx

  • Eloise Mallow 14th January 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I just got this in my advent calendar and I’ve not used it yet. I’m actually even more excited to use it now, I didn’t even realise it had anti inflammatory ingredients! xx

  • Maiya Newey 15th January 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t have many cleansing oils right now so I’m definitely going to consider this for my next one! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk/

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