My love for serums and oils has reached an all time high. You may remember my moans and groans of dry and sensitive skin from previous posts. But thanks to a combination of lightweight yet moisture rich skincare I no longer resemble a brillo pad and I couldn’t be happier.
My latest skincare discovery is US brand Odacité, a collection of pure plant ‘Serum Concentrates’. I’m currently using the Green Tea & Lemongrass Booster for Devitalised skin. This provides a welcomed antidote after the indulgence of Christmas. The serum concentrate can be used in one of two ways. Either it’s own for an intense treatment or 1-2 drops with a moisturiser. For the first try I used it alone to gauge the performance. After cleansing I applied 5 drops to the palm of my hands and massaged over my face and neck. The lemongrass is certainly revitalising and uplifting whilst the richness of this serum is comforting and spa-like.
5 drops went a long way, leaving my skin moisture saturated and nurtured until the next day. For everyday day use I recommend adding 1-2 drops with a lightweight, natural moisturiser such as this one from Grown Alchemist. The variety of concentrates are intermixable so you can create your perfect skincare cocktail.
I love hyaluronic acid!
It sounds like an expensive synthetic ingredient when in fact it occurs naturally in our own bodies.
Serums have a lower molecular weight than thicker creams. This allows them to absorb slightly deeper in the skin. DECIEM is the company behind some of my favourite brands including Fountain. They have since created NIOD and today I will review the Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex. This serum contains 12 different hyaluronic compounds to target different layers of the skin.
This watery texture is unbelievably light. I find 6 drops sufficient to cover my entire face. It absorbs almost immediately leaving my skin super smooth and soft. With continued use (about 10 days) my skin is feeling hydrated from the inside out. I’ve have a few different products on the go but I’m managing to use this twice daily with either a moisturiser or a face oil on top. I heard great reports from others, one friend called it “a face lift in a bottle”. Which is a bit much if you ask me. It’s good but not that good. A little goes a long way, so the 30€ price tag is incredible value for money considering the hydration it provides.
There has never been a more appropriate time for a steaming hot bath – than right now.
Finally, after six months, I have my own bathroom back and I couldn’t be happier.
To soothe my aching muscles and clear my mind is as close to heaven as I can get. And I will happily take it, courtesy of a nice long soak in my new tub. The product of choice is 001 BATH SALT by Swedish brand L:A BRUKET. It contains only natural ingredients including unbleached sea salt, marigold, roses and lavender. This ‘kurbad’ leaves me feeling relaxed, soothed and ready for a perfect night’s sleep.