I am on a major and intense healing journey right now in my life and it is absolutely vital that what I put onto my skin (our largest organ) needs to be completely natural and organic, free from any of the chemicals or toxins that are found in the majority of our skin care products, shampoos, and makeup. It's absolutely terrifying if you take a closer look at the ingredient lists of brands that just refuse to catch on to the very serious health complications and illnesses that their products are contributing to. As a Wellness Consultant and Holistic Nutritionist, I have made it my business, and growing venture, to test out every organic beauty product that I can find. With that said, there have been so many products that just haven't lived up to my expectations. Lately, however, I have been introduced to some really, really special brands that I will be highlighting in the coming days.
Most recently and most notably Odacité.
I have been using their products for about 2 months now, starting out with their perfectly sized sample kit. It's a must try, with enough of each product to last you 7 days or more, so you get a good idea of how your skin reacts. I was COMPLETELY HOOKED just from those 7 days. On the first night alone, after using their Rejuvenating Cleanser and Deep Hydration Masque my skin felt softer, dewier, and more balanced than I could ever recall. It felt deeply, deeply hydrated, not just that feeling of a product simply lying on the surface of your skin. Days are really the true test for me, because I tend to get really dry towards the middle to end of the day. However, their Beautiful Day Moisturizer kept me hydrated all day long. Their Ultra Effective Eye Cream is AMAZING, and slowly, but surely the wrinkles around my eyes seem to be lessening. I look awake and refreshed as soon as I apply it. Overall, my skin has felt firmer, more even toned, and might I say glowing!
More recently I've had the opportunity to test some of their Pure Elements line, which are serums or "boosters" that you can add in to your moisturizer depending on your skin's needs. There are 18 boosters in all and so far, I have experimented with the ACAI ROSE, WILD CARROT, and GREEN TEA + LEMONGRASS. First and foremost, they are AROMATHERAPY HEAVEN. I definitely take my time while applying just to breath some very deep breaths of their intoxicating, uplifting aromas. They smell so unbelievably pure and add even more hydration. With just one drop, or a combination of drops, it elevates your skincare to even higher healing, glowing, rejuvinating levels.
THE ODACITÉ STORY
It all started in 2004 when founder and CEO Valérie Grandury was diagnosed with breast cancer. This event triggered a desire to completely reinvent her life, reconnect with nature and step into a beautiful and fascinating healing journey. In order to heal, Valérie felt the necessity to detoxify her environment. She adopted a raw food diet, quit her job in the film business to dedicate her time to learning and studying the healing power of plants and became a Health and Wellness Coach. Valerie soon discovered that one of the most toxic elements in a women's daily lives are personal care products. She soon realized that the very expensive French brand she slathered on her face with confidence every day was a cocktail of dangerous chemicals, some of which were known carcinogens!
Much to her astonishment, when she turned to organic skin care, she discovered that the products did not bear a manufacturing date and she wondered how the ingredients could retain any active properties after so many years in a jar. Emboldened by her new philosophy of not cutting corners when it came to health, Valérie decided to start making her own fresh skin care. The underlying motto she applied to food, “It all lies in the freshness of the raw ingredients,” would apply to her skin care. She sourced the freshest, purest organic ingredients from all over the world and formulated her own age-defying blends.
The secret to her magical ointments, then and now, is to use freshly made skin care in a window of time during which each ingredient retains its full freshness and efficiency. And so, the Freshiency Date was born. The crèmes made such a difference on her skin that she gave them as presents to her friends. It was an instant hit. Odacité was born to answer a growing demand for women who saw the difference that those blends made on their skin.
FRESHNESS | THE KEY TO EFFECTIVENESS
Odacité can guarantee that their products are 100% active because they make them Fresh For You.
Each product is prepared Fresh For You, stamped with our Freshiency Date and immediately shipped to you from their lab to your door. This is how they can guarantee that all our products maintain 100% of their antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients.
Odacité maintains their reputation for astounding effectiveness, using pure, organic and wild-crafted ingredients. Since the products come fresh to your door, there is no need for any preservative or harmful chemicals.
THE PURE ELEMENTS COLLECTION
The Pure Elements collection, now available on the VMB APOTHECARY offers 18 ultra-targeted skin remedies, for remarkable results in minimal time. Each Serum Concentrate is born of the alliance of ancient medicinal plant knowledge with the research and clinical studies of modern science, to create powerful skin boosters. Each drop is a concentrated dose of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which are all essential in skin regeneration as well as detoxification. Formulated for perfect skin compatibility and deep absorption, whether your skin is mature, sensitive, devitalized or fighting pimples , there is a perfect formula for you.