Last year I was sent out a whole host of amazing products from Odacité and every single one has impressed me greatly – check out my review of their Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool and All-Embracing Serum here. But I have to admit, there’s been one solid favourite so far and that’s the Odacité Black Mint Cleanser.
I’m not Odacité’s only fan though – their products are a firm favourite of celebrity makeup artist Katy Denno and even OITNB star Ruby Rose spoke about her love of Odacité’s charcoal mask! Before I get stuck into my review though let’s talk a little bit about what Odacité stand for and their amazing founder, Valerie.
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Odacité was founded by the truly inspirational, Paris born and LA-based, Valerie Grandury. Valerie battled breast cancer and it was through this battle that she realised that in order to heal she would need to address her whole lifestyle and make some big changes. She decided not only to remove toxins completely from her life but also to quit her job and study to become a health and wellness coach.
Odacité’s Black Mint Cleanser is honestly a cleanser worth investing in, even with the high-end price tag attached.
Valerie knew that sacrificing the performance of her beauty products wasn’t an option, and with green beauty still in its early stages, she began to create her own custom-made skincare blends for both herself and her clients. It was then Odacité was born. If you’re wondering where the name Odacité came from, well, it is actually a cheeky wordplay on the word audacity. It spawned from Valerie’s way of taking the best from both French skincare and her green Cali living. Pretty sweet hey?!
Odacité sources their ingredients from worldwide locations, only picking those that are highest in quality. All of their products are handmade with love in sunny green California and Odacité promise to never use any fillers, parabens, nanoparticles, petrochemicals, PEG, synthetic perfumes, dyes, or phenoxyethanol. All products are 100% natural and 100% pure. But they don’t stop there – every product is vegan and cruelty-free, carrying the world-renowned PETA certification.
Now we know a little more about Odacité’s wonderful founder and the company’s mission it’s time to get down to the fun stuff – the review!
I’ve been a big fan of washing my face with clay for a long time now, and I absolutely love a good old DIY charcoal face mask so it wasn’t surprising that I was going to love the Black Mint Cleanser. Let’s take a look at the full ingredients list below:
Ingredients: Water [Aqua], Algal Betaine [Capric/Lauric/Myristic/Oleic Amidopropyl Betaine], Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl/ Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Xanthan Gum, Activated Charcoal, Rhassoul Clay [Moroccan Lava Clay], Tea Tree Leaf Oil [Melaleuca Altemifolia], Peppermint Oil [Mentha Piperita], Rosemary Leaf Extract [Rosmarinus Officinalis], Sunflower Seed Oil [Helianthus Annuus], Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, and Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate I *Organic Origin
Its active ingredients are activated charcoal and rhassoul clay to rid your skin of dirt and pollution, peppermint and tea tree for their astringent and pore minimising qualities, and a gentle creamy foam derived from apple amino acid that lifts away impurities, reduces shine, but doesn’t strip your skin’s natural oils. It’s described as being best for oily, combination, acne-prone, congested, and normal skin types.
I have a fairly oily t-zone myself but tend to get a little dry around the corners of my nose, cheeks, and chin at certain times of the year. Thankfully, this cleanser hasn’t made anything any worse.
Much to my relief I’ve only had to use half a pump at a time and the product has a gel-like consistency but foams up nicely. I found that using the Black Mint Cleanser after I’d cleansed off my make up with coconut oil and a muslin cloth at night was best. I even found that leaving it on like a mask for a few minutes once a week resulted in some seriously clear skin.
So, the verdict? Personally I found that the cleanser wasn’t too drying, which I was worried it might be. The difference in the visibility of my pores was amazing. The roughness of my skin instantly became soft, supple, and smooth and I found that my pores almost disappeared. The only thing that I didn’t like was that at night time it was so minty that I felt too awake, so I remedied this by washing my face earlier on in the evening instead of right before bedtime.
Odacité’s Black Mint Cleanser is honestly a cleanser worth investing in, even with the high-end price tag attached. You’ll go through one bottle in 3 months if washing twice daily, and maybe even at a stretch 6 months if you’re using it once a day as just half to one full pump is enough. So, it really is an amazing investment. I can’t wait to try their Blue Aura Cleansing Water next as it sounds super amazing and comes in the bluest of blue hues too.