HIM VS HER: WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I LEFT MY SKINCARE
AT MY BOYFRIEND'S FOR A WEEK
When Odacité asked if I would be up for leaving my entire skincare routine at my boyfriend’s place for an experiment, you could imagine my first reaction. My luxe products being left out and ignored, or even worse - exposed and vulnerable to be used INCORRECTLY at any moment! Only an insane person would agree to such a thing, but still, there’s something in my brain that doesn’t let me pass up a good challenge, especially when it involves my boyfriend! 😂
And so the experiment began. I subtly left my Odacité products scattered on the bathroom counter to see how my 3-in-1 wash type of boyfriend interacts with the new foreign objects over the course of a week. To ward off any suspicion, I told him I wanted to leave a set of my “bathroom stuff” at his place so I didn’t have to bring my beauty bag back and forth anymore, and threw in “you can try it out if you want” just to give him a nudge into the experimental direction.
Every night that week I went over to hang out aka “check-in” and note any mysterious doings with my products 🤔. I did have to stop him in the midst of using one product incorrectly as my soul couldn’t bare to see it being wasted!
The results by the end of the week were a little funny, a little odd, and most of all, eye-opening to the fact that some men just need a little push when it comes to taking care of their skin.
We both had fun at the end when I was able to show him my proper seven-step routine. The best part? He agreed to a much simpler version, as he saw a difference in his skin and actually wanted to keep up with it!
Here are my HIM vs HER Odacité findings:
Black Mint Cleanser: A minty-fresh cleanser with purifying power to deep clean while minimizing the appearance of pores and reducing shine - without over drying.
To my surprise I found the cleanser in his shower during the week, which is pretty spot on to how it can be used.
HIM: I used it once a day in the shower, before I did anything else. It feels cold and really gets the stuff off.
HER: I use this every morning because I feel like it really wakes my skin up and also mattifies my complexion for the day. On days where I do take it into the shower, I make sure to do it as my very last step so I can hop out and moisturize right away.
Gt+L Radiance Effect Serum Concentrate: This precious oil derived from Green Tea is known to be the beauty secret behind the geishas’ skin luminosity. 2-3 drops is all you need for a decadent glow.
I actually thought it was pretty funny when he told me how he used the Serum Concentrate.
HIM: I put a drop onto my finger and rubbed it on my lips. I didn’t think it was supposed to go all over my face.
HER: I use 2 drops of this Serum Concentrate all over my face after I mist. It smells amazing and gives me a no-makeup needed kind of base.
Rose + Neroli Hydra-Vitalizing Treatment Mist: Hydrates and minimizes the look of pores in a snap. This dewy revitalizing mist is ideal for normal and combination skin.
Brace yourself for this one... I walked into my boyfriend’s house one day during the experiment week as we had a planned dinner date, and instantly smelled something very very familiar. I had to stop him in his tracks as I couldn’t bare to see my precious drops of mist being used as air freshener, but I like where his head was at!
HIM: It smelled kind of like how you smell when you are done getting ready so I thought it would be nice to spray it around the house before you got here.
HER: I mist my skin before applying my serums to help seal in the actives. Then I carry a sample size around with me all day to mist anytime I need a little refresh.
All-Embracing Serum: All-hail the nourishing serum formulated with lightweight Watermelon Seed oil, antioxidant rich Hibiscus flower, and soothing Oatmeal. Luxurious and perfect for all skin types, this serum is a decadent dose of hydration.
After hearing how he used this serum, it reassured me that he can follow directions down to the T. 😂 And it was also good to know that this Serum can be used post-shaving, even on me!
HIM: It said to massage wherever skin needs hydration so I put it on this little dry patch after shaving and it actually looked better the next day!
HER: I love to use two pumps of this Serum at night so it wraps around my skin while I sleep. I wake up to very healthy-feeling skin, which is seriously the best feeling ever.
By Monique Montes, Odacité Marketing Manager
Ultra-Effective Eye Cream: Formulated with organic Blue Green Algae and Pomegranate extracts this eye cream helps stimulate vitality and elasticity. Hello bright eyes!
Well, he gets an A for effort with this one.
HIM: I rubbed this one under my eyes.
HER: Since this crème is super concentrated a little goes a long way. I like to put a rice grain size amount on the back of my hand, and then using my ring finger, I tap into it and start by patting it from the inner corner of my eye outward. I try to avoid my lid area as it could get into the eyes that way.
Synergie  Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque: Four Synergies of ingredients to DETOX, PEEL, BRIGHTEN & FIRM. This extraordinary masque is a complete beauty treatment!
I have to admit, I am not surprised he didn’t touch this one. After the experiment was done, I mixed the masque powder with some water to demonstrate how easy it was, and then applied it to both of our faces.
HIM: Wasn’t sure where to begin.
HER: For a weekly treatment, I mix Synergie  powder with water and depending on what my skin needs that week I will either mix Honey in to soothe, Apple Cider Vinegar to zap blemishes, or lemon juice to target dark spots.
Crystal Contour Gua Sha Beauty Tool: Hand-carved in Rose Quartz, the Gua Sha is specifically hand carved to adapt to your own facial contour, making it an effective technique to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and help to visibly firm the facial contours while awakening skin’s natural glow.
To be honest, I didn’t even see the Gua Sha anywhere in the house and definitely got suspicious. Come to find out, he found a way to use it ;-)
HIM: I remember seeing you use it on your face and neck one time, so I tried it on my pressure points after working out one day and it hasn’t left my gym bag since.
HER: I give myself a Gua Sha Facial almost every day using my All-Embracing Serum! I also keep my stone in the fridge so when I use it, it immediately gets rid of any puffiness around my eye area.