Skin is constantly changing, from week to week and even day to day. Weather, stress, and hormonal fluctuations are just a few of the factors that can affect how our skin looks and behaves.
Our skincare products should be able to keep up with this changeability!
Once we assess our skin’s needs for the day—and with equal importance, what it doesn’t need—we can then tailor our product usage accordingly. One day skin may be taut and flaky, and the next oily with a few blemishes. Or, after a night out, eyes can look sunken and skin can become dull. We need to be ready to handle what our skin throws at us.
That’s what Odacite’s Pure Element Serum Concentrates are all about: skincare personalization. These tiny dropper bottles contain targeted solutions for highly specific skin care. Use whichever moisturizer you like, but by adding 2-3 drops of a specific skin solution serum, you’ve now supercharged that moisturizer.
Best of all, there’s a serum concentrate for just about whatever needs your skin has. Eighteen in all!
The individual serum concentrates target:
- cell energy
- clogged pores
- combination skin
- deep wrinkles
- dull skin
- eye contour
- oily/acne prone
- sagging skin
- sensitive skin
- radiance effect
- very dry skin
- vital glow
- youthful glow
Don’t be surprised by how tiny these bottles are. They pack a punch. Each bottle is designed to last for 30 days. And when you’re using only 2-3 drops at a time, a tiny bottle is all you need.
Here’s a few of my favorite Pure Elements Serum Concentrates:
Peach-Cypress Serum Concentrate for Combination Skin
Living in the humid climate of coastal North Carolina, I often need oil-balancing skincare. In the Peach-Cypress Serum Concentrate, peach oil and sea buckthorn minimize excess oil and diminish the appearance of pores. And the cypress and grapefruit oils decongest skin while promoting a matte complexion.
On humid days, I rely on this serum by patting a couple drops onto my face before applying sunscreen. For me, this is a game-changer. My makeup can now last all day.
The Peach-Cypress Serum Concentrate for Combination Skin is $32 for a 0.17oz bottle. Purchase it here.
Ingredients: cold-pressed peach kernel oil, sea buckthorn oil, cypress essential oil, pink grapefruit essential oil, lavender essential oil, bisabolol, ylang ylang, tocopherol (Vit E).
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Papaya-Geranium Serum Concentrate for Hyperpigmentation
Nothing adds years to a face like hyperpigmentation. But, for certain skin types, this Papaya-Geranium Serum Concentrate can fade brown spots while protecting against further rogue pigmentation.
The papaya seed oil gently dissolves dead skin cells and fades dark spots. The geranium and lemon oils create a more even skin tone, while diminishing the look of existing wrinkles.
I’ve found that this serum can cause breakouts, so if you’re prone to blemishes, check out the True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster instead. It works wonders on hyperpigmentation.
The Papaya-Geranium Serum Concentrate for Hyperpigmentation is $39 for a 0.17oz bottle. Purchase it here.
Ingredients: cold-pressed papaya oil, organic geranium essential oil, lemon essential oil, tocopherol (Vit E).
Baobab-Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate for Eye Contour
This nutritive serum targets signs of aging around the eye area by increasing elasticity and reducing wrinkles. Puffiness and dark circles are also improved by this ingenious little serum concentrate.
Although it only makes a nominal difference to my longtime under eye darkness, it quickly improved the crepe-like texture that began forming around my eyes after turning 30.
Baobab oil comes from a large tree native to Africa and Australia that can live for over a thousand years. Baobab oil is deeply nutritive. When properly extracted, it’s full of antioxidants and vitamins. It’s a powerful oil that is used to great effect in this anti-aging serum booster.
The Baobab-Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate for Eye Contour is $42 for a 0.17 bottle. Purchase it here.
Ingredients: cold-pressed baobab seed oil, sarsaparilla essential oil, palmarosa essential oil, lavender essential oil, neroli essential oil, roman chamomile essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, geranium essential oil, bisabolol, tocopherol (Vit E).
Black Cumin-Cajeput Serum Concentrate for Pimples
This is one of the most effective natural treatments I’ve found for adult acne. Its inherent antibacterial and antiseptic qualities diminish active infections and return skin to a smooth, undamaged state. I love this serum concentrate both for its ability to calm active blemishes and to reduce the scarring and hyperpigmentation that often appear after the blemish has healed.
Another reason to pay attention to this product is that it doesn’t dry skin out. So many traditional acne treatments dry skin to the point where a problematic blemish is replaced with problematic flaking. Ick. But the Black Cumin-Cajeput Serum Concentrate doesn’t throw the delicate moisture balance of skin off-kilter.
Regaining your smooth, bright complexion in the midst of a breakout is top-priority….and this serum will help you get there.
The Black Cumin + Cajeput Serum Concentrate is $32 for a 0.17 oz bottle. Purchase it here. Not meant for those with sensitive skin or people using Retin A.
Ingredients: cold-pressed black cumin oil, organic cajeput essential oil, tocopherol (Vit E).
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Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Creme
Odacite recently came out with a cream delivery system for their serum concentrates called the Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Creme ($68). It is made of 83% organic ingredients and is entirely plant-derived. The oleosomes melt upon contact with the skin and steadily release their nutritive contents for ongoing delivery of actives and moisture.
This cream isn’t a required companion to the serum concentrates—the serum concentrates can be mixed into whatever basic skincare products you’re already using. Personally, I’ve had great results combining them with an organic jojoba oil that cost less than $16. But if you’ve got major skin obstacles to tackle, the Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Creme may be the ally you were looking for.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.