Natural skincare for sensitive skin feat. Odylique
Do you ever read the ingredients label on your skincare product or wonder what you’re putting on your face? And when you do, are you left scratching your head wondering what all those chemical ingredients are? That’s what I love about natural skincare products – you know exactly what the ingredients are, and there is something reassuring about the fact that they’re grown from the earth rather than in the lab.
This past month I got to try out the Odylique skincare product line. It’s a company founded by a mother-daughter duo (yay girl power!) and their goal is to provide products with natural and organic ingredients suitable for even the most sensitive skin. While I don’t have sensitive skin myself, I’m all for the idea of using ingredients from nature to pamper my skin.
Here’s a quick summary of the 4 products I tried out and my thoughts on them:
- Odylique Lemon & Tea Tree Purifying Wash A very refreshing face wash that’s gentle on the skin. It doesn’t contain any sulphates, and instead uses the detoxifying and antiseptic properties of lemon and tea tree oil to cleanse your skin. Unfortunately this does not work well with my Clarisonic as it doesn’t foam up well, but it works great if you’re just using your hands. $35. Suitable for normal, combination, or oily skin.
- Odylique Balancing Citrus Super Tonic I love that this toner uses rose water, rather than regular water, as its base. This gives it some hydrating properties, and together with calendula extract and other essential oils, helps balance the oil on your skin without stripping it. Since the past month was unusually cold, my skin was on the drier side, and so this wasn’t quite moisturizing enough for me. It did make my skin feel very refreshed, and I think it’ll work well in the summer. $29. Suitable for normal, combination, or oily skin.
- Odylique Timeless Rose Moisturiser This 100% natural, 94% organic moisturizer is incredible – it’s extremely hydrating, yet it’s not heavy or greasy at all! It contains some amazing ingredients such as aloe vera juice, rose water, jojoba oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and rosehip extract – all with hydrating and antioxidant properties! $48. Suitable for normal, combination, or dry skin.
- Odylique Organic Superfruit Concentrate For me this is has the consistency between a serum and a facial oil, and is pretty much the best of both worlds. It uses avocado and jojoba oil as its base, and contains roship, pomegranate, rosemary, and sea buckthorn extract for their powerful antioxidant properties. This product is also 100% natural and 100% organic. $60. Suitable for all skin types.
Of the 4 products, the Timeless Rose Moisturizer and Organic Superfruit Concentrate really stood out for me, so I’ll be reviewing them a little further.
Because the Timeless Rose Moisturizer contains both water and oils, I find that you need to shake it a bit to make sure they mix before applying. The texture is more liquid than any moisturizer I’ve tried in the past, but it still does a great job of moisturizing and softening my dry winter skin. It also helps prep my face for makeup and prevent my foundation from caking. The rose scent is quite strong, but I personally love it, especially since the scent is coming from the active ingredients and not added fragrance.
The Organic Superfruit Concentrate normally comes in a dropper bottle, but the trial size comes in this vial with a pain-in-the-butt dispenser. Even still, I think this is an amazing product. Even though it’s oil based, the texture is not greasy at all and is quickly absorbed by my skin. Like the Tarte Maracuja Oil, my preferred method of application is to mix it with my moisturizer as I find it gives the most even application.
Overall I’ve had a really positive experience with Odylique and am now curious to try their other products! If you have sensitive skin or prefer natural/organic skincare products, I definitely recommend checking them out. As a matter of fact, they will be giving away 1 Odylique Selection Box (contains 7 luxe samples of their bestsellers) to 1 lucky Geeky Posh reader! To enter, simply complete the tasks below, and I will randomly select a winner on May 10th, 2015. Limited to US and Canadian readers only, sorry!