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This Skincare Line Comes With an Expiration Date

For Valérie Grandury, necessity is the mother of invention. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she drastically changed her lifestyle. In addition to switching to a raw food diet, she began reading about carcinogenic chemicals in some cosmetics. She began making her own organic skincare products, and the end result is Odacité.

The high-end skincare line is made with organic plant ingredients such as lavender, shea butter, calendula, and white tea extract. What it isn't made with: parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or fragrance. Because the line isn't carried in stores, the products are produced as they're ordered. Each one is labeled with a "Freshiency" date that explains when the product was made and when its ingredients will begin to degrade.

For some thoughts on the line's performance, keep reading.

Odacité sent a few sample products, and after using them for about a month, here's my opinion. This line is best for mature or dry/sensitive skin, simply because it's incredibly gentle. The Beautiful Day Moisturizer ($95) absorbs into skin quickly, and it provides moisture without feeling even the slightest bit greasy. I really liked the jojoba beads exfoliant, which buffs away dull skin cells without stripping moisture.

My skin is oily and acne-prone, so the other products weren't the right ones for me. That doesn't mean they're bad — just that they aren't the right fit for my skin type. For instance, the rejuvenating cleanser ($45) is very soothing, but it didn't remove the grease slick from my forehead. I wouldn't recommend Odacité if you have acne, but if you're looking for a nontoxic luxury line for dry or mature skin, it's worth a look.

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KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 7 years
I try to buy as many natural skincare and hair care products as possible. But this one would not work for me, I need something without Shea Butter, it makes young skin breakout.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
Anonymous; I think you're right - the same member posted a very seemingly nonchalant comment about this product on another feed...
tralala2 tralala2 7 years
All I have to say is I love Evan Healy products, they're miracle workers for half the price of this stuff!
JeanneLo JeanneLo 7 years
I looked at the website and it seems amazing, tons of good advice and recipes to do your own skincare. I actually called them and they are really helpful. Really rare to talk to people and not computers.... those people have a good soul. Anyway, I looked around the internet and I found a discount code of 25%, it worked when I use it :) I just wanted to share it with the Bellas just put TOPANGA on the cart to get the discount
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Lush and Odacité are pretty different in how they approach skin care. Odacité has ingredients like DMAE and is pretty focused on anti-aging. Lush also uses plant ingredients, but it uses SLS in many products and parabens in its face moisturizers (which surprises me, honestly). There's no consensus on paraben safety or toxicity — the EWG says parabens are bad news, the cosmetic industry says they're fine — but if that's a concern for you, read Lush's labels to make sure you avoid them.
LaurieR LaurieR 7 years
Lush is not Organic and uses Fragrance. Two absolute NO NO on my list!
dinghy dinghy 7 years
"freshiency"? *shudder*
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