March 4, 2014

beauty scoop | odacite an autumn on the world

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.

odacite an autumn on the world vitamin c face oil

{Odacite sent me a sample of its vitamin C face oil, “An Autumn on the World,” which retails for $149 for a 0.5-ounce glass dropper bottle.}

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.

odacite an autumn on the world vitamin c face oil

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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  • Debbie

    I’ve never tried anything from Odacite before. In fact, this may be the first time I’ve come across the brand. So after seeing your review, I checked out their website. I decided to order some of their serums for oily/acne prone skin. Can’t wait to see how they perform. Thanks for introducing me to some new brands.

    • kimberlyloc

      Nice! You are so welcome. What goodies did you get? I really love this brand and hope to visit their shop in California sometime!

      • Debbie

        I picked up the Grapeseed Grapefruit Serum Concentrate and the Jojoba Lavender/Black Cumin Cajeput combination.

  • Kelly

    I have recently been using Yuli liquid Courage serum, it has the same type of vitamin C as this one. Really love it, feels so silky when applying and has no oily feeling. Bought it so I would only need one serum to go under sunscreen. It’s pricy but at least you get a whole ounce. Also love the smell, like neroli.

    • kimberlyloc

      And it’s also less expensive — $125 for a full ounce! Great pick. I will have to keep my eye on that one to try next once I’m out of this one (which is going to happen soon!).

  • lizthegreenspirit

    Great review! I’m so glad you like Odacité products too :) I’ve been using their eye cream, which is fantastic, and I also use two of their serums, Blueberry Jasmine (smells divine!) and Black cumin – Cajeput (great for spots). I reviewed them on my blog a few days ago. Both are high-quality, and I completely agree with you, I also love simplifying my beauty routine and be able to use less products but more effective ones.

    • kimberlyloc

      Yes! I left you a comment on your post — such a great product idea! I also have the cajeput one as well as the combination skin one. Love spiking my serums with these!

  • Iris

    Hello Kimberly! Thank you for your review, can you tell me what this smells like? I got a sample of this before but unfortunately only used it two times before it spilled and I’m trying to recall the scent. I was looking to consolidate my serums as well, moving from Mad Hippies Vitamin C serum plus face oil to something that combines the two. I was testing this and Yuli Liquid Courage which has the same form of Vitamin C but also has Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid along with antioxidant complex and other pretty insane ingredients. I chose Liquid Courage cause it seemed to make my skin smoother and brighter and was surprisingly cheaper (the Odacite bottle is so small!)

    • kimberlyloc

      Hi Iris! I would describe the smell as rooted in something “green” smelling and with top notes of raspberry and pomegranate — you get that nice burst of juicy berry smell as you apply it / it dries. It’s quite lovely but not overpowering with any particular scent! I’ve heard good things about the Mad Hippie serum but have yet to try it; what did you like / dislike about it? You are the second person to mention Liquid Courage, so it’s definitely on my list once this is out / my other vitamin C serum is out! The ingredients list of all Yuli products are top-notch and impressive. As Kelly mentioned below, it is nice that you get a full ounce for the price! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Nice review! I would definitely consider trying some Odacite samples soon in the future :-) !

  • kelly

    Hi Kimberly, I love my Ultra C Radiance serum from The Little Alchemist :) Funnily enough it also contains Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and the ingredient list is amazing. I love this oil it feels so nice on and makes my skin glow. You can find it here http://www.thelittlealchemist.com.au/collections/skin-care/products/the-little-alchemist-ultra-c-radiance-serum-anti-aging-serum It retails for $69 for 30ml.

  • Laura

    I have not tried the odacite, but also use yuli’s liquid courage and like it a lot.

  • Jade

    I have been eyeing this! So in love with the ingredient list–haven’t seen passion fruit seed oil used anywhere before.





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