It’s always nice to see natural beauty brands grow and evolve! Remember Essential Care? They are now Odylique by Essential Care – same organic, cruelty-free brand with same good certified organic products, but with the new “face”. “Odyl” means a “power of nature”, so the new name makes sense and suits the brand perfectly. I’ve tried more than a few of their skincare products in the past (Rose Moisturiser, Avocado Day Cream, Coconut Cleanser, etc.) and many of them were great, so I’m very excited to review this lovely duo!
Odylique by Essential Care Superfruit Concentrate (approx $50/£33 for 30ml)
An award winner right here! In 2009 this Superfruit Concentrate won The Green Beauty Bible Award as the best facial serum and a Silver medal for best skincare product in UK Beauty Awards.
Superfruit Concentrate is made with certified organic Avocado Oil (hydrating), Pomegranate Extract (protecting and repairing) and Rosehip Extract (skin renewing and anti-aging). It has a gentle pleasant scent, but I have no idea how else I could describe it. The serum looks very orange, the color I believe is from a Seabuckthorn Oil (which protects the skin). However, it doesn’t stain the skin, so it won’t be making you to look like a carrot, no worries
Because it’s quite thick, you only need 1-2 drops for the whole face + neck (it has a dropper, so it’s easy to dose). Also, I think it’s important to use it moderately, because not only that way the bottle will last longer, but also the serum won’t feel greasy and will get absorbed by the skin faster. I’ve been using it for almost 2 weeks and can say that I like the results a lot – it gives a nice glow, intense hydration and my dry skin patches are gone.
Its price is not over the top, however, it’s not the lowest one either. In my Top 5 Things That Blogging Has Taught Me post I explained why I think that skincare products are always a good investment. And while I hear many different opinions about whether serums are really worth their price or not, I can tell that my dry skin starts to sing with joy after I apply this Superfruit Concentrate.
Ingredients: Persea gratissima fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, Rosa canina fruit extract*, Punica granatum seed extract*, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*. Certified organic. Certified by Soil Association.
Odylique by Essential Care Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie (approx $18/£12 for 60ml)
This hand cream (or a hand smoothie, if you prefer this cute name better!) is one of the new additions to Odylique range after the design update. Since then, the Hand Smoothie has received so much attention and love from almost everyone who had the chance to try it. The lovely green beauty blogger Annie from Hello Purple Clouds is one of those who instantly fell in love with this product (read her review) and I absolutely see why.
Apart from its delicious fresh citrus scent (it’s weird, but citrus scents somehow manage to boost my mood), the Smoothie is also made with Cacao Seed Butter, Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera, so it’s rich, moisturizing and leaves my hands soft and silky smooth. A good choice for cold winter months.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cocos nucifera oil*, Theobroma cacao seed butter*, Persea gratissima oil*, Helianthus annuus seed oil*, Glycerine**, Cetearyl alcohol, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*, Cetearyl glucoside, Citrus limon peel oil*, Cymbopogon citratus oil*, Pelargonium graveolens oil*, Vanilla planifolia bean extract*, Lactic acid, Sodium anisate, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Sodium levulinate, Xanthan gum, citral*, geraniol*, limonene* & linalool* (in the essential oils). *Certified organic. Certified by Soil Association.
Have you tried Odylique? Which product is your favorite?
*PR Sample. All opinions are honest and my own.