Last year I discovered Votary London. I had heard about it forever, finally caved and grabbed a few things. I’ve been hooked on the brand since. Read my initial review of the brand with a few cleansing oils and facial oils HERE. I was graciously given the new Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream to play with and I have been loving it. Details per Votary:
New Fragrance Free Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream – Soothing, nourishing and protective care for sensitive skin that is experiencing redness and dehydration.
Our Super Seed Facial Oil has become a cult product, loved for its power to nourish sensitive skins. Super Seed devotees reached out and asked us for a rich fragrance free cream to help seal in and amplify the goodness of the facial oil. In response, we’ve used our plant oil expertise to create the very first Votary cream.
Like the Super Seed Facial Oil, Votary Super Seed Nutrient Cream is a carefully formulated source of support for fragile skin. Its calming formula is fragrance free, natural and boosted with 21 richly nourishing super seed oils. It helps to create a layered barrier between your face and the world,protecting against cold or dry air and restoring comfort to your complexion. Deeply moisturising, protective and fabulous for skin recovery, Super Seed Nutrient Cream’s unique formula leaves your skin matte, smooth and ready to face the elements.
To use, simply massage into your skin after your Votary facial oil.
aqua, cetearyl alcohol, salvia hispanica (chia) seed oil*, glyceryl stearate, vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycerin, sodium stearoyl glutamate, curcubita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, limanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil, tocopherol, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil*, fragaria ananassa (strawberry) seed oil, nigella sativa (black cumin) oil*, papaver somniferum (poppy) seed oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice powder*, linum usitatissimum (linseed) oil*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, vaccinium corymbosum (blueberry) seed oil, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, brassica oleracea italica (broccoli) seed oil, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, citrullus lanatus (melon) seed oil, prunus cerasus (cherry) seed oil*, rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed Oil, gluconolactone, calcium gluconate, sodium benzoate
I love Votary’s glass packaging and minimalist labels. They have a nice aesthetic feel. This cream feels like it has a medium to heavier cream texture but it wears on the skin lighter than it feels. This cream manages to be intensely nourishing without the heaviness. It doesn’t give a really dewy or glowy feel, on the contrary it gives the skin a satin finish.
That’s one of the things I like best about the Super Seed Nutrient Cream, it hydrates so well while not giving my skin that weighed down shiny feel that typically comes with a heavier cream. I tend to break out with a heavier cream but not with this one. I love that I have finally found a hydrating, soothing & nourishing cream without the heavy feel.
Grapeseed, pomegranate, cranberry, camellia, rosehip, borage & calendula oils are all high in tannins and have astringent properties. Chia, cranberry, hemp, strawberry, blueberry and linseed (or flaxseed) oils are all high in a-linolenic acid and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They are great for inflammation. Carrot, cherry seed and camelia oils are richer in texture and great for dry skin. They are high in oleic acid and omega 9 fatty acids.
Pumpkin is one of my favorite oils. Pumpkin, hemp, grapeseed, melon, raspberry, poppy & black seed (black cumin) oils which are all rich in linolenic acid and omega 6 fatty acids. They’re great for combo, oily and blemished skins. Meadowfoam oil is similar to jojoba but cheaper and it has antioxidant and skin softening properties. It also can help slow TEWL (Trans Epidermal Water Loss).
Broccoli seed oil is interesting. It contains an abundant amount of fatty acids. It’s high in erucic acid an omega 9 fatty acid that has a unique ability like silicone to make a smooth finish on the skin. Quite interesting & it’s called the silicone oil on some websites. It also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, E & vitamin A so it’s a natural retinol.
Mango seed butter, coconut oil & glycerin hydrate. Add in powerhouse antioxidant vitamin for a super nourishing and nutrient packed cream. This cream is also fragrance free so it should suit even the most sensitive skin. If you love oils as I do, enjoy a nourishing cream without the heaviness then this cream is for you.