Vitamin C serums have been getting a lot of love in the green beauty world lately, and I’ve been trying to find the perfect face oil laced with a potent shot of vitamin C for a while.
I think my search is over.
Odacite offers a 15 percent vitamin C serum beautifully named “An Autumn on the World” that’s proven to be a go-to morning face oil for those days when I just don’t want to layer too many products.
Vitamin C in the form of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (which has a rating of “0” on the EWG despite the long, confusing-looking word) blends with vitamin C-rich acai berry and passion fruit to create a potent radiance booster capable of protecting against sun damage and reducing melanin production so skin can brighten and seem more luminous.
“Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is the latest development in Vitamin C advancements and has shown to be five times more potent than other Vitamin C compounds. Because it is lipid-soluble (like the lipid-rich skin barrier), it has a higher rate of penetration into the deeper layers of the skin, where it can stimulate collagen production,” says Valerie Grandury, founder of Odacite.
In addition to the vitamin C-packed first three ingredients, “An Autumn on the World” harnesses the lightweight properties of meadowfoam oil, making it an incredibly smooth primer that slides on easily under makeup.
Red raspberry aids in keeping skin smooth and youthful while hand-pressed wild carrot oil (a star ingredient in Odacite products — Valerie also uses it in her beloved “A Summer in Hossegor” oil) delivers a fresh, glowing complexion — kind of the same way drinking a fresh glass of carrot juice does for your face!
Pomegranate seed oil and rosehips round out the ingredients list and top this serum off with another shot of antioxidants, omega 5 fatty acids and defense against the elements.
I’ve been extremely impressed with the plumping and brightening effects of Odacite’s “An Autumn on the World.”
While I don’t typically seek out skin brighteners because the results can be so subtle and difficult to attribute to just one product, after using Odacite’s “An Autumn on the World” for several months, I have indeed noticed a refined texture, evenness and suppleness to my skin.
Now this isn’t to say Odacite’s “An Autumn on the World” is an absolute miracle-worker; I still do my weekly masks and keep up with other skincare goodies, but I find myself reaching for this bottle of vitamin C serum often in the morning, and am almost out of it.
At $149 for a half an ounce, it’s expensive.
Like, very expensive.
But this is one vitamin C serum that I think is definitely worth the repurchase, especially for those of us who just want to use one face oil instead of layering product after product in the morning.
Granted, I’ve only sampled (like small samples of a week’s worth of product) a couple other true oil serums and have also given this one a whirl.
A perfect vitamin C serum for me would be a hybrid vitamin C serum + facial oil that I could use after toning my skin and before applying sunscreen.
(The fewer products, the more likely I am to use them consistently!)
This feels pretty close to perfect for me.
Here’s what’s inside Odacite’s “An Autumn on the World”
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Acai Berry, Passion Fruit Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Red Raspberry, Wild Carrot Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rosehip
I think this mix of potent, 15 percent vitamin C + an exotic mix of plant oils not typically found in your everyday face oils makes Odacite’s “An Autumn on the World” a clear knockout for all seasons — do you agree?
Have you tried anything from Odacite? Do you use a vitamin C serum? What are some of your favorites and why? Tell me in the comments section!
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