By Lori Bosworth
I was recently invited to a preview of Odacité Skincare Green Ceremony Cleanser by The Detox Market at The Haute Spot’s Pop-Up at Bayview Village Shopping Centre. Odacité makes skincare products using pure organic ingredients. All products are blended fresh and delivered immediately to you, which means that they don’t have to add preservatives or harmful chemicals to their products.
In fact, Odacité Green Ceremony Cleanser is so pure, you can eat it. The two key ingredients are Matcha and Spirulina. Other ingredients include food-grade baking soda, Aloe Vera powder, honey powder and Citric Acid.
As Laura Townsend of The Detox Market explained, there are several principles that are behind the development of Odacité Green Ceremony Cleanser. These principles are derived from the Japanese Tea Ceremony and include Purity (of ingredients), Respect (for the delicate skin barrier), Harmony (Aloe Vera reduces redness while Matcha and Spirulina reverse free radical damage) and Tranquility (transform powder to foam and enjoy a tranquil moment while massaging cleanser into skin).
Laura demonstrated how to use the cleanser. Since it’s in a powder form, you need to add a few drops of water. The Green Ceremony Cleanser comes with a small plastic scoop. Just fill the scoop with the powdered cleanser, then pour the contents of the scoop on the back of your hand. Add a few drops of water to your hand and mix it in with the cleanser. You’ll see the product turn into a foaming mixture. Apply the cleanser to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Laura advised me that she sometimes leaves the cleanser on for 30 minutes. People with oily skin can use the cleanser every other day while people with normal, dry or mature skin should restrict use to three times a week.
Since Odacité Green Ceremony Cleanser is made from Matcha, the organizers emphasized this fact with a lovely afternoon tea with fresh flowers, finger sandwiches, scones and…you guessed it: Matcha Tea. What a lovely touch!
I have tried the Green Ceremony Cleanser several times and love how clean my face feels afterwards. I usually leave the cleanser on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. It’s very easy to remove with the muslin cloth that comes with each Green Ceremony Cleanser. I’ve noticed that the cleanser has helped reduce my rosacea.
Odacité Green Ceremony Cleanser comes in a 150 ml bottle and retails for $55. You can purchase Odacité products at The Detox Market at 420 King Street West (at Spadina Avenue) and 96 Scollard Street in Yorkville.