Natural Brand Focus: A’kin Beauty Facial Care
Skincare sets. There’s just something so lovely about a kit, isn’t there? Maybe it’s because I like things to match, but I do think that using skincare from the same range tends to work better. Online shopping channel QVC sent their exclusive A’Kin Beauty Facial Care kit for me to review. It arrived in a lovely sleek gift box, and felt like a real treat. This set contains full-sized Micellar Water, Day Cream, Rosehip Oil, and Mist Toner. There is a special offer on this kit for one week only, read on to find out more.
About A’Kin Beauty
I haven’t used any products from A’Kin, so I was interested to read about them. They are an Australian company, founded 15 years ago. A’Kin pioneered natural skincare and hair care products that genuinely work. Their philosophy is “The Power Of Purity” – the power of combining pure and natural ingredients. All products are paraben free, sulphate free, toxin free, harsh chemical free, certified vegan, animal ingredient free and animal testing free.
A’Kin Beauty Facial Care Cleansing Micellar Water
This is my favourite product from the set, as it smells and feels lovely and refreshing. This A’Kin Cleansing Micellar Water is free from parabens and sulphates, and removes make-up quickly and gently. It contains organic coconut water and green tea, and smells of cucumber.
The RRP is £12 for 150ml and I’m finding it lasts well. I use it to remove my mascara before using an oil-based cleanser. I then use it again as a final cleanse to remove any traces of my oil cleanser. It makes skin feel so refreshed and not at all dry or tight. And there is no stinging, which I have found with a few other micellar waters in the past. I think that as with all micellar waters, it would take a while and a lot of cotton wool pads, to remove all of my make-up. If you only wear light make-up I think it would do the job well.
A’Kin Beauty Facial Care Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
This organic, 100% natural rosehip oil is very rich and nourishing, and A’Kin say it’s suitable for dry or combination skin. I personally find it a bit rich for my combination skin, as it gave me a lot of tiny spots on my t-zone. So now I am just using it on my cheeks and neck, which are dryer. I’ve also been using it on a burn scar and it’s been nice and soothing as it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. RRP £18 for 20ml.
A’Kin Beauty Facial Care Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream
This rich and creamy day cream feels like a dream to apply. Even though it’s rich, it doesn’t feel greasy, and sinks in well. After a few minutes, it dries to a fairly matte finish, which surprised me, as I was expecting it to look a bit on the greasy side. This A’Kin Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream (RRP £20 for 50ml) contains coconut water, aloe, shea butter and green tea amongst other natural ingredients. The only downside for me is that it doesn’t have any sun protection.
A’Kin Beauty Facial Care Hydrating Mist Toner
This handy spray surprised me, as I didn’t think I would really bother to use it, but I’m finding it really refreshing. This light, water-based spray also contains organic coconut water and green tea, RRP £12.50 for 150ml. You can spritz it over skin beneath or over make-up and it instantly cools, refreshed and hydrates skin. It’s also lovely when sprayed onto your body, too. I use it to help refresh my make-up during the day: if you spritz it over your face and pat a cotton pad over skin it helps lift oil, so you can add a dusting of powder to get rid of shine, without it going all clumpy.
You can buy an A’Kin Beauty Facial Care kit for £38 from QVC, though it has a smaller version of the Mist Toner than I was given. The value of the contents is £55 so I think this kit is good value if you have normal or dry skin. Have you tried any A’Kin products? What did you think?