Whether you’ve spent the past few warm months of the year by the pool, hiking outside, or finding comfort at home; your skin is most likely in need of a refresh before the cold sets in. For many of us, our skin issues: be it dryness, UV damage, fine lines and wrinkles, or just plain old inflammation can be seriously exacerbated in the summertime. Although we can’t deny how much we love a healthy sun-kissed glow, we know the effects of increased exposure to sunlight, dehydration, or too many poolside spicy margs can certainly show up later on our faces. We turned to Odacité Skincare, a cruelty free/vegan and clean beauty brand born in California, to help us get back to a place of routine and balanced skincare. Here’s a few ways we’ve been using their products to regain skin homeostasis and achieve a healthy end of summer glow.
1. Use an all in one:
We chose to include the Odacité Synergie Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque Sachet Box in our Sleeping Beauty and Wellness Retreat bundles for many reasons. Primarily, the active ingredients target 4 major skin concerns; pores, exfoliation, toning and skin firmness all in one process. The Synergie  Masque is really a one-stop-shop for instant skin revitalization. The mask comes in a powdered form, which means it can also be combined with various liquids to deliver incredible results depending on your current skin needs. Jasmine, an Odacité skin specialist, was kind enough to show our followers how to use the mask for best results in the video here:
2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate & Exfoliate again.
It may be a long shot to try and salvage the dry or damaged top layer of skin on our faces, but the power of exfoliation can be a saving grace. Cosmetic exfoliation promotes skin regeneration while helping skin maintain a soft, even texture. The Odacité Bioactive Rose Gommage, found in our Ultimate Indulgence bundle, is a saving grace for renewing damaged skin. The term ‘Gommage’ -- “erase” in French -- is a professional method of exfoliation. The gommage technique is traditionally used by French spas for it’s remarkable ability to erase dead skin while respecting the delicate skin surface. This mask not only exfoliates with pineapple and papaya enzymes, but uses ingredients like hyaluronic acid, konjac root and rose water to purify and detoxify for ultra-hydrated and soothed skin. Use your hands to peel it off after it dries for a fun facial massage, or gently remove with a warm washcloth for instant glow.
3. Don’t forget the skin on your body!
The skin on your face may be your most pressing concern, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to care for dry shoulders, elbows, knees and shins while you’re at it. We love the Odacité Mood Cleansing Ayurvedic Bath soak not only for its emotional healing properties, but for the incredible boost it gives to our skin the second we step out of the bath. Two of the soak’s main ingredients, almond oil and jojoba oil, are powerhouses for revitalizing and moisturizing skin. Combined with turmeric, holy basil, neem, and more skin-loving ingredients, this bath treatment is targeted at detoxifying and eliminating impurities in your skin as well as your mood. Find it in both our Body Bliss and Wellness Retreat bundles and try it for yourself.
4. Moisturize like there’s no tomorrow.
Once the treatments have worked their magic -- believe us, they’re magic! -- seal in all the goodness with a moisturizer of your choice. We’ve been loving the Odacité Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Créme, which is formulated to steadily release and deliver skin with hydration through its active ingredients throughout the day. Finish up with a healthy slathering of SPF and you’re ready to go.