During winter I always find that the harsh weather conditions really dehydrate my skin. It always ends up feeling dry and goes sometimes even to the point of flakiness. It also always seems to look duller than the rest of the year and loses any sort of natural glow. When i mentioned this issue to the guys at Odacite they advised me to try out a specific trio of products that they recommend to battle this exact concern. Odacité are proud to say that they are Cruelty Free, Vegan and use 100% natural ingredients.
This mist is so refreshing and wakes me up instantly with a beautiful scent of light roses. It is literally like putting my face into a bouquet of roses. I am not usually a huge fan of rose fragrance but this one is soft and not overwhelming.
How To Use – I spray it all over my face every morning after cleansing but also to set my makeup.
Ingredients – It hydrates and protect the skin thanks to the Aloe Vera and Rose Damascena flower water. Other key ingredients included in this formula are: Aspen Bark extract reduces the appearance of pores, Pancratium Maritimum Extract helps combat breakouts, Ylang Ylang flower oil helps balance sebum production.
My Thoughts – With regards to breakouts and the appearance of my pores I can’t say I noticed a huge difference using this toner but it definitely hydrates and gives a beautiful skin like finish to my makeup.
Price – £37.50 for 50mlBrume traitante Hydra-Vitalisante Rose + Néroli
I have some history with this product as I originally started out testing a sample (review here but you might not even need to read then when i say…….) and I then bought a full size bottle. Obviously I was really happy to receive this second bottle as no doubt I would have bought it again anyway.
How To Use –I gently rub 2 drops between my palms and then press into my skin.
Ingredients – Surprisingly it only contains 3 ingredients: Pomegranate oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil and Vitamin E. Pomegranate seed oil contains powerful antioxidants that help promote skin renewal and protect against free radical damage. Rose geranium has soothing properties. Vitamine E protects the oils of rancidity and helps skin retain moisture.
My Thoughts – It absorbs quickly (making it perfect for morning routine),providing a boost of hydration, smoothing my skin and making it glow. My skin instantly looks healthier after the application of this serum. The formulation of this serum is really simple but as the oils they have used are such high quality the final product is exceptional. Sadly I’m already running out…….I only have a few drops left (the serum lasts 1 month)
Price – £33 for 5ml
This cream has a lightweight consistency that sinks quickly into my skin and leaves no greasy residue. It has a light, relaxing and delicate smell and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. I really adore the texture of this cream as it will appeal to lovers of gels, oils and creams alike due to its softness, absorption and feel.
How To Use – There are two ways to use this cream either as a stand alone moisturiser or mixed with 2 drops of the serum. When used on it’s own I find that 2 pumps is the perfect amount to cover your face and neck.
Ingredients – A beautiful mix of Aloe vera (hydrates the skin), Green Tea (rich in antioxidants, slows the aging process), hyaluronic acid (plumps up fine lines and wrinkles), Calendula (soothes skin inflammation) and Carrot seed oil (revitalizes the skin)
My Thoughts – You can use this cream alone although I would advise mixing it with the serum as without it i found a slight lack of hydration. However, using the serum and cream in conjunction will work well on most skin types. Although this product is quite expensive it fits well into the high end green product price bracket. This cream didn’t make my skin feel oily at all and in fact really helped to control the oil levels in my T-Zone whilst beautifully moisturising my skin…..and not a single breakout.
Price – £55 for 50ml
It has now been a whole month since I started using these 3 products and for the moment I am extremely satisfied. I really feel that my skin is perfectly hydrated, much softer and less dull!
Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment and share with me your favorite products to help face the winter months!
Rose & Neroli Treatment Mist
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Populus tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol
Serum PO + R
Highest-grade cold-pressed certified virgin organic Pomegranate (Punica granatum) oil, Certified organic Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil, Certified GMO-free Vitamin E (Tocopherols) oil.
Oleosomes Time release Delivery Creme
Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe Vera] Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis [Calendula] Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis [Green Tea] Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii [Shea] Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius [Saflower] Oleosomes (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Aqua, Cetyl Palmitate (and) Sorbitan Palmitate, Daucus Carota [Wild Carrot] Sativa Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba [Meadowfoam] Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis [Jojoba] Seed Oil, Crithmum [Sea Fennel] Maritimum Extract, Rosmarinus [Rosemary] Officinalis Leaf Extract, P-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate