Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Zk'in Certified Organic Skincare Review

Honest Beauty


I was given the opportunity to try out Australian skincare brand Zk’in, which launched here in the UK September 2014.  Zk’in is certified organic and is free from BPA, GM ingredients and nano particles; it is also suitable for vegans and has been dermatologically tested and approved.

I was sent 3 products to try: A Cleanser, Hydrating Mist & Moisturiser.


Softening Cream Cleanser with Natural Skin Hydrating Actives - normal or dry skin



This cleanser is rich and creamy, it states on the packaging that it’s a makeup remover. I’m not much of a makeup user and only wear makeup when I’m going out so used it as a general cleanser and rinsed with warm water it worked well. I did eventually test it out on removing my makeup - to remove makeup you work the cleanser gently into the skin then remove it with cotton pad and reapply and rinse with warm water.  It worked really well lifting every trace and left my face feeling gently cleansed and mattified with no dryness or irritation.

Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice*, Glycerin^, Rosa eglanteria (Rosehip) seed oil*, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Sucrose cocoate*, Glyceryl stearate citrate^ (natural emulsifier), Avena sativa (Oat) kernel flour*, Leuconostoc/Radish root ferment filtrate, Sucrose laurate, Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin grosso) oil*, Sclerotium gum (natural gelling agent), Parfum (natural preservative), Citrus aurantium dulcis (Sweet orange) fruit water*, p-Anisic acid (natural preservative), Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange) fruit extract, Linalool#, Tocopherol (non GMO natural Vit. E), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil. (*certified organic, ^palm oil free, #natural component of essential oil)

Hydrating Mist with Clinically Tested Skin Repair Active - Targets UV Damage & Reactivates Radiance - sensitive, normal or dry skin


This was a follow on product from the cleanser, it worked pretty much like a toner, has a lovely fresh scent to it and left my face feeling like it was breathing. When you spray your face you need to gently press into the skin to help it to absorb quicker. This product offers UV exposure by 50% so a must have in your holiday essentials kit - perfect for aftersun care.

Ingredients: 

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavander) flower water*, Leuconostoc/Radish root ferment filtrate, Glycerin*^, Parfum (natural preservative), Fucus vesiculosus (Brown seaweed) extract*, Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin grosso) oil *, Linalool#, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) fruit extract*, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, d-Limonene#, Benzyl benzoate# (natural from Ylang Ylang), Geraniol#, Coumarin#. (*certified organic, ^palm oil free, #natural component of essential oil)

Rejuvenating Moisturiser with Clinically Tested Anti-Ageing Actives – normal or dry skin


This cream had a distinctive smell that I just couldn’t put my finger on. It wasn’t unpleasant but it did take some getting used to. It left my face with a light sheen finish and hydrated for the whole day. 


Ingredients:

Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leaf juice*, Rosa eglanteria (Rosehip) seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) seed oil*, Leuconostoc/ Radish root ferment filtrate, Cetearyl^ olivate (natural emulsifier), Alcohol (natural from beet), Aqua, Sorbitan olivate (natural emulsifier), Undaria pinnatifida (Brown seaweed) extract*, Lavandula hybrida (Lavandin grosso) oil*, Glyceryl stearate citrate (natural emulsifier), Avena sativa (Oat) kernel flour*, Sclerotium gum (natural gelling agent), Linalool#, Coconut acid* (natural emulsifier), Parfum (natural preservative), Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange) fruit extract, p-Anisic acid (natural preservative), Onopordum acanthium (Cotton thistle) flower/leaf/stem extract, Tocopherol (non GMO natural Vit.E), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, d-Limonene#, Geraniol#, Coumarin#. (*certified organic, ^RSPO sustainable palm input, #natural component of essential oil)

I used all three products day and night as recommend for about 4 weeks and noticed a difference in the appearance of my skin - it looked clear, fresh, smoother and I didn’t break out in spots around my monthly time which was great.


Zk’in do a whole range of products for all skin types from dry to normal, sensitive to combination, you will certainly find something to suit you.






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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, no money has been exchanged. The purpose of this post is for a review. All views and opinions are entirely my own
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