Summertime; the best time of the year! The time when you get outdoors and connect with nature, whether it is a day on the beach, hiking, hanging out with your friends, or simply drinking a cup of tea on your porch. You always need extra protection from harmful UV’s.
And as it is essential to apply sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY, you also need an extra dose of anti-oxidants, especially in the summertime.
You know, I have always preferred using a serum under my moisturizer, and the ones with vitamin C have been my favorite at all times.
Lately, I have been introduced to a brand-new skincare company based in Canada, Olli Organics Skincare.
This eco-friendly and USDA Certified organic skincare is also:
- Free of toxic preservatives
- No Sodium Benzoate
- No Potassium Sorbate
- No Hydrogeneration
- No Parabens
- Cruelty Free
Olli Organics products are mindfully selected and specifically curated for those looking for clean organic alternatives.
One of the main ingredients in their products is Vitamin C. If you have been following me for a while now, you already know how important this single ingredient is to your skin. But if you don’t, then here is a quick look at vitamin C benefits for your skin.
Why you should include vitamin C in your skincare routine?
According to this study, vitamin C is vital for the synthesis of collagen and regulating the collagen/elastin balance in the dermis.
Topical vitamin C products encourage the production of new collagen and help maintain and protect it from damage caused by sun exposure and pollution. It also promotes skin healing, reduces hyperpigmentation, and helps diminishes scars.
Vitamin C could be added to so many products like creams, serums, and oils. Unlike retinol and AHA’s, vitamin C is safe, so you can add it to your skincare routine, whether you have oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, or mature skin.
That being said, vitamin C has become one of the best anti-aging ingredients, and a simple yet effective one for enjoying a healthy, smooth, and glowy complexion.
Back to Olli Organics, the brand sent me a complete skincare regime, which I have been using for the past month. Here are the products I got and my thoughts about each one of them.
Gentle Cleanser – All Skin Types
This is a gentle gel cleanser that is for all skin types, including combination skin like mine, it washes off excess oil on the t-zone without making the rest of my face dry.
You can use it at night as an excellent makeup remover that won’t dry out your skin, and in the morning to prepare your skin for applying your skincare products.
How to use
“Moisten skin with warm water, dispense one or two drops of gel cleanser on fingertips, spread onto face, and gently cleanse using upwards and inwards motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.”
Fountain of Youth Serum
For the past two months, and as being a judge for the CertClean Clean Beauty Awards, I had tried out 6 serums, some were good, and others were great. My number one concern when using a serum is the packaging; it should be an air-tight pump to protect the delicate ingredients, especially vitamins C and E. For me, a dropper bottle is NO, No when it comes to serums.
Olli organics pay much attention to that; their Fountain of Youth serum is protected in an air-tight pump, so thank you Olli Organics!
This serum is designed for normal to dry skin and mature skin, but I found that it works great for my combination skin, too!
It smells like oranges (thanks to the organic Sweet Orange Oil), I love it so much! Two drops are enough to cover your entire face and neck. My skin absorbs it fast, leaving it soft but not sticky.
When applying it, it boosts hydration without making your skin greasy, shiny, or feels sticky. This is really important especially for oily and combination skin types in summer. It also softens those tiny fine lines, as you know; hydration makes your skin plumps so tiny fine lines are less visible.
The result is amazingly glowing skin with a soft orange scent!
Rich C Antioxidant Day Moisturizer (all skin types)
The Olli Organics moisturizer combines Kakadu plum, mango seed, and cocoa seed for excellent hydration, anti-aging, and firming qualities.
This light-consistency moisturizer is infused with high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants; my skin absorbs it quickly, without leaving it greasy or sticky. It also helps my foundation spread nicely and evenly.
It has a nice light herbal smell that disappears fast, leaving my skin hydrated and smooth.
5X Vitamin C Night Cream (all skin types)
The night cream provides overnight repair, protection, and hydration. It also brightens your skin, reduces redness, and balances your skin.
It has a light cream consistency, has a light herbal smell, and is absorbed quickly.
Maple Leaf Elastin Boost Cream
Maple Leaf helps the skin by increasing elasticity thus giving the skin a firmer appearance and a brightened radiant glow.
“Maple Leaf Elastin Boost Cream focuses on targeting sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. It contains high amounts of vitamin C along with antioxidants to help repair damaged skin giving it the boost it needs.”
It has a lighter consistency than the Olli Organics day cream, so I reach the boost cream more often, given that it is summer now, and the weather is really hot in my area. If you have dry skin, you may like the day cream more since it has a slightly thicker texture. On the other hand, I liked the day cream more as a base under my foundation.
My skin absorbs the boost cream quickly, providing hydration to my skin, leaving it soft, smells nice, without leaving it greasy or sticky.
Rich C Night Repair Balm
The Repair balm is made with butter, oils, and Kakadu Vitamin C. It has high amounts of antioxidants that help protect against environmental damage.
The key ingredients for the night repair balm are Shea butter, Kakadu, and Jojoba. This makes it a good choice for relieving eczema and dry itchy or flaky skin during cold weather.
Since it is designed for normal to dry skin, it has a thick cream consistency that is too heavy for oily to combination skin. But if you suffer from dry patches, or your skin tends to dry in winter, it helps moisturizes your skin.
Olli Organics has only USDA-certified organic ingredients. Certified organic ingredients: 95-100%
These ingredients are cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO*, no toxic preservatives, no Sodium Benzoate, no Potassium Sorbate, no hydrogenation, and with no Parabens.
*Non-GMO means a product was produced without genetic engineering.
Whether you are seeking an extra dose of anti-oxidants, a safe skincare routine for your sensitive skin, a solution for hyperpigmentation, or extra protection against UV’s and free radicals, Olli Organics provides a skincare routine that is loaded with vitamin C and protected in an air-tight package so you don’t have to worry about losing its effectiveness. Make sure to check Olli Organics website for more details about other products, too.