Odacite is one green brand I had been yearning to get my hands on for a while! They’re one of the legit brands that have in such a short time not only launched a successful line but also a standalone retail destination (The Detox Market) in Los Angeles and Toronto! How amazing is that?
Their line is large and it is segmented into many sections: Fresh Collection (cleansers, toners, moisturizers), Skin Boosters (2-4 ingredient essential oil blends) and the Private Collection (4 Face Oils). With all the options, I decided to get the 7-product Discovery Kit for combination skin to test out a larger range of products suitable for moisturizing without causing oiliness.
Included are 10 day treatments which feature the Rejuvenating Cleanser, Divine Rose & Neroli Toner, Jojobea Beads Exfoliant, Hydration Masque, Eye Cream, Day Cream and Night Cream. This little kit essentially contains your full step beauty ritual.
Step 1: Rejuvenating Cleanser. This is a milky cream cleanser that odorless. It’s very no frills which would go well with sensitive, dry skin. I needed a larger dollup of product to feel like I cleansed my skin and to be honest didn’t feel it really fully clean my skin. I did some testing and noticed that using this cleanser made my skin more prone to breakouts around my hairline possibly due to all the oils in the cleanser which always made my skin feel like there is a film on my skin after cleansing. The included facial sponges are a MUST use for this reason but when it comes down to it, I just don’t think this is a daily task we should do.
This was underwhelming for me and even if my skin took well to milky-cream cleansers, I might opt for something that felt a little more luxurious like Kahina’s Cleanser which has a subtle yet beautiful fragrance that just feels a little more polished and not so bare bones.
Step 2: Divine Rose & Neroli Toner. The toner smells beautiful. Firstly I love rose AND neroli so this was right up my alley. What I had a slight issue with is that this squeezed into hands and applied onto skin whereas the real bottle is a spray which would probably feel much more luxurious and work better as a product in general. If there is some way Odacite can outfit their samples with sprays, I guarantee this will convert many.
Results wise, I did not see much change to my skin that I’ve seen with some other toners used in the past but I also found it pleasurable to use so I can’t say whether this will end up being a full sized purchase for me given all the really good toners out there that have given me good results.
Step 3: Ultra Effective Eye Cream. I seem to have quite a weakness for eye creams recently and this is a knock out in the line. I really really love this eye cream. It’s soft, light and very moisturizing. The fact that it doesn’t sting my eyes or slide into my eyes is a major major bonus. Also observed is that Odacite’s creams seem to be very natural smelling meaning no superfluous fragrance added in just for the scent which is welcome.
For those looking for something rich, this cream does it but at the same time it will not clog skin or make it feel greasy (no fear of milia). It really does give me that full nights sleep look that eye products should aspire to provide.
Would this be a full sized purchase? Yes.
Step 3: Day & Night Creams. The day cream as the name suggests is heavier than the night serum! The night serum by the way, is an absolute dream. Light, silky and just the slightest hint of a floral fragrance. It may be called a serum but I really don’t think it makes sense to add another moisturizer on top of this cream at night. It’s moisturizing enough on it’s own and I like the results: moisturized, softer skin.
The day cream is a little heavier and I didn’t enjoy layering it under sunscreen as much for that reason. That aside, I found this overall to be a great product. The smell is like Rose + Brandy mixed together which is pretty cool in a natural product and the texture feels significant where you know your skin will be moisturized all day long. I didn’t feel it suffocating my skin or becoming greasy as the day went on either, so another lovely cream.
Jojoba Beads Exfoliant. At first impression this feels like jojoba beads mixed into the Rejuvenating Cleanser. I have to be honest here, I simply do not like physical exfoliating beads in cleansing formulas. I feel like they’re always a bit more abrasive than they should be, and are a pain to wash off (and so difficult to fully washed off). This is nothing against Odacite but just a general note for this type of product (including Ren’s Jojoba Microbead Purifying Face Polish). If you like this type of product, Odacite’s will work just as well as all the others.
Deep Hydration Masque. This one I would purchase. It’s a heavy lotion cream texture that you just smooth over skin and let sit. During this time, skin is essentially invulnerable to dryness. This is a mask I would bring with me onto planes, apply a thick layer and just leave on for an hour or two before removing. Very simple yet effective at doing exactly what it promises. For very very dry skin, I feel this can be left on overnight (once it dries or absorbs).
Overall the Odacite Discovery Kit is a very accessible way to experience most of the line which for me was important since there were hits and misses. This only retails for $29 and first time shoppers automatically get 15% off when signing up. I’m very pleased overall with my experience in using this kit and felt the money spent was worth it for a great understanding of which products I would eventually like to purchase. In this case I’d definitely start with the moisturizing products: Deep Hydration Mask and Night Time Moisturizer.
You can purchase this from Odacite.com or The Detox Market.
Thanks for the review! I have seen good reviews of the cleanser, but if you’re saying it doesn’t clean well, I’m not going to purchase it. I am very scared of using cream cleansers as is. How would you compare the eye cream to Dr. Alkaitis’ eye cream, and if you’ve tried, Tatcha Eye cream? Both Dr. Alkaitis and Tatcha eye cream give me the “fresh” look – the only problem is, Dr. A’s stings my eyes and I have to be careful not to get it too close. It’s much cheaper than the Tatcha eye cream though. I’m trying to find a suitable replacement for Tatcha’s eye cream, since it’s so expensive and I am quite heavy handed when it comes to eye creams.
Oh love your questions! I wouldn’t say the Odacite Cleanser does not cleanse well compared to no-foam milk cleansers, but I just find these types of green cleansers (milk cleansers made of many oils and some butters/waxes) to not really remove enough to prevent me from breaking out or getting clogged pores.
I prefer the Dr. A eye cream to the Odacite eye cream when it comes down to it. I think the Odacite formula is a little more fancy but my eyes seem to be less irritated with Dr.A (I also have very sensitive eyes that water and get red very easily). However both will sting my eyes if I’m not careful. Have you tried the Antipodes Kiwi Seed Eye Cream? That’s a good and underrated one that I’m trying out, has not caused any stinging thus far (price is also really reasonable).
I’d agree that green cleansers do not remove enough…anytime I use a cleanser made primarily of oils and waxes, I do another swipe using cotton pad + toner (prefer an exfoliating toner for this step) to catch all the leftovers since I’m very prone to breakout. I know people don’t like to waste cotton pads, but it’s really crucial for me to get thoroughly cleansed skin.
I haven’t tried anything from Antipodes range – will wait for your review and thanks for the recommendation 🙂
Thanks for the summary review. I always wanted to try the cleanser, but from what you write I will stick to my kahina cleanser, which washes off well. Maybe I will try the night cream (for day I use an spf cream (antipodes) and yuli’s liquid courage so no need for an extra cream) and mask.
Great review. The night serum, I think, is a must-try!
Your reviews are so in-depth and I always enjoy them. I’m currently using the Night Serum and absolutely love it too. I also really enjoyed the day moisturizer and would repurchase. Good to read your experience with the face wash as I was considering trying that out in the future. However, I’ve been reading up on Kahina’s face wash and have been really interested too.