Brand Spotlight – Odylique by Essential Care

Odylique (meaning “like a power of nature”) is a family owned and run brand that offers certified organic and 100% natural skin and hair care products. They originated in the UK over 30 years ago and their eco-luxe, hand made products are especially beneficial for sensitive and reactive skin.

Introduced to Pharmacognosy (plant medicine) in her early teens, founder Margaret Weeds became a lifelong devotee of natural medicine and organic gardening. Through her studies of plants and aromatherapy, she set about creating naturally effective products that would suit her and her family’s sensitive and eczema prone skin. In 2003, Odylique (formerly ‘Essential Care’) was born. Today, Margaret continues to formulate products from her own workshop, rather than outsourcing to a factory. This ensures she can provide the highest quality of product for her customers.

From their website:

“Our philosophy is simple: All ingredients must have therapeutic value, and the product must be a joy to use. This means we use actives – herbs and essential oils – in therapeutic concentrations for optimum benefit. Plant oils must be virgin and cold-pressed so that they have their full antioxidant vitamin-content intact, so as to actively nourish the skin and protect it from premature ageing.”
*PR Samples

I recently had the privilege of trying a few of Odylique’s lovely products. Here is what I tried (thoughts based on testing duration of 3 weeks):

Odylique’s Silk Touch Cleanser goes from this….
To this when water is added…tres cool! 🙂

1) Silk Touch Cleanser –   As you can see in the above photos, this unique cleanser starts off as a gel, performs like an oil cleanser (perfect for make-up removal), then when water is added, it transforms into an easy to rinse off milky cleanser. Soooo cool! The light Lavender scent helps to relax and soothe the senses, while organic Sunflower oil hydrates and Castor oil cleanses and removes impurities. Skin is left feeling clean, calm and moisturized. This was definitely my favorite of the bunch!

Price – $35 or $14 for trial size
Ingredients – Helianthus annuus seed oil*, Glycerine**, Ricinis communis seed oil*, Aqua, Sucrose laurate, Cananga odorata flower oil*, Lavandula hybrida oil*.

Plain English: Cold-pressed sunflower oil*, Non-palm plant glycerine**, Castor oil*, Sugar emulsifier, Water, Essential oils of Lavender* and Ylang ylang*
*Made with organic ingredients **Organic origin (total 98.4%)

Peace out acne!
2) Organic Spot On Serum –  A potent, non-greasy spot treatment, this product goes beyond just battling nasty blemishes. The combination of anti-microbial Tea Tree, Lavender and Echinacea plus repairing Aloe Juice as well as soothing Calendula, makes this treatment perfect for also healing burns, stings, bites, cuts, athlete’s foot, diaper rash and even yeast infections! Whew! Talk about a multi-tasker! I used this on some hormonal blemishes and it made them go buh-bye lickety split! Woot! A little goes a long way too, which is another plus! The only downside for me is that it smells very strongly of Tea Tree, which I am not a fan of, but hey, it works amazingly well so I can deal! 🙂

Price – $29 or $16 for trial size
Ingredients – Aqua, Olea europaea oil*, Cocos nucifera oil*, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil*, Lavandula hybrida oil*, Zinc oxide, Alcohol*, Cetearyl glucoside, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Calendula officinalis flower extract*, Echinacea purpurea extract*, Citrus limon oil*, Pogostemon cablin oil*, Lactic acid, Cetearyl alcohol, Xanthan gum, limonene* & linalool* (in the essential oils).

Bye bye crocodile skin!
3) Timeless Rose Moisturiser –  I don’t know about you, but I just cannot get enough of Rose anything! I love everything about Roses and the fact they they are sooooo good for your skin  just makes my heart beat all the faster for them! This moisturizer is simply beautiful. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly and deeply and leaves your skin feeling nourished and calm. The ingredients in this product makes it especially beneficial for sensitive or rosacea prone skins – ingredients like Seabuckthorn, Geranium essential oil and of course Rose water and oil all work to calm, soothe, balance and tone down redness. 

Price – $48 or $16 for trial size
Ingredients – Aqua, Rosa centifolia flower water*, Simondsia chinensis seed oil*, Cocos nucifera oil*, Butryospermum parkii butter*, Helianthus annuus seed oil*, Glycerine**, Cetearyl alcohol, Hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract*, Cetearyl glucoside, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Rosa rubignosa fruit extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*, Pelargonium graveolens oil*, Rosa damascena flower oil*, Lactic acid, Sodium anisate, Sodium levulinate, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Xanthan gum, geraniol * & eugenol* (in the essential oils)

Overall thoughts: Everything I tried by Odylique was a hit with my skin. I was most impressed with the Silk Touch Cleanser, but I loved the Spot Serum and Timeless Moisturizer as well. Would I purchase in the future? The cleanser, definitely. The others, maybe, as I have other just as effective spot treatments & moisturizers in my arsenal. Would I like to try more of their products and would I recommend them to others? Yes, yes and yes! 

*Products were sent to me for an honest review, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

You can also find Odylique on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Have you ever tried Odylique? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!

Peace & Love,
~Sabrina xx

*All reviews are based on my own experience with the products. I do not get paid to write reviews and will only recommend products if I truly like them. All photographs are by @TheBrunetteEcoholic unless stated otherwise.

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