I've recently jumped on the face oil band wagon with a whole new appreciation. I had tried a (not-to-be-named) face oil before and was less than impressed. Everything I had feared about putting oil on my face came true. I was nice and shiny with pimples. Super sexy, I know.
Perhaps I wasn't supposed to slather it all over my face in the same fashion as face lotion? That's besides the point. We've moved upwards and onwards my friends.
As I've worked to clean up my skin care routine, I've managed to find a handful of brands that are finally putting green beauty on the map. Thankfully there is a growing consciousness that what we put ON our bodies has a huge relationship to our health (or sickness). There are new brands popping up all the time, and fortunately entire stores are now dedicated to green beauty products. You don't have to go searching every inch of the labels you're purchasing anymore. If you live in Los Angeles, I highly recommend checking out The Detox Market. You can find everything from shampoo to make up to protein powders and tonic fixings. What a time to be alive.
What. A. Time.
Alas, my latest favorite is Odacite. It's a line of serums that you can customize daily depending on how what's going on with your skin that day. Had a little too much wine last night? Break out the "hydration" serum with a drop or two of "vital glow". Feeling a pimple coming on? Add in the "pimple" serum. It's interesting that we (or maybe just me) haven't looked at your skincare routine as being something to customize. I just put the same face lotion on day after day, no matter the outside influences.
Not only am I super into Odacite because it works, it smells delicious, and keeps me feeling young and fresh but it's also got a nice story behind it and is made right here in the good ol' U S of A. Odacite started after the founder was diagnosed with breast cancer. As you can imagine, her life turned upside down. She quit her job, went back to school to become a health and wellness coach and embarked on a journey to remove toxins from every aspect of her life (or as much as humanly possible). Throughout the process she started creating custom blends for her clients that gained popularity and attention. Alas, Odacite is born. It's not only effective, but it's got integrity and purity to boot.
Now, that's something I can get behind.
Here are my current favorites:
- Gt+L | Radiance Effect (green tea lemongrass serum)
- Bl+J | Cell Energy (blueberry jasmine serum)
- Po+R | Hydration (pomegranate rose geranium serum)
Enjoy making your own face cocktail! I'd love to hear what your favorites are.