A’kin Launches New Products
Australian natural skincare brand, A’kin, has had a bit of a makeover – hello new wood grain pattern with metallic accents – as well as launching a slew of new products. The old favourites are still there, including theA’kin rosehip oil I love so much. New products include the Weightless Rosehip Oil, dry shampoo, two new eye treatments, a hydrating mist, day and night creams and a micellar water.
A’kin kindly sent a few products to try which I’ve been putting through their paces……
A’kin products are all vegan-friendly and free from ingredients including parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, silicones, phthalates, artificial colours and fragrances.
A’kin Cleansing Micellar Water Review, 150ml, £12.50
I generally avoid micellar waters as they always make my face sting, even the ones labelled for sensitive skin, so I was a little apprehensive about using this but was intrigued by the ingredients. I’m glad I did though as it’s turned out to be first micellar water I’ve EVER enjoyed using. In fact I’d go as far as to say I love it!
The A’kin Cleansing Micellar Water is a pH balanced (as all micellars should be) cleansing water infused with organic coconut water, green tea, cucumber and lavender. A’kin had me at coconut water. This is the first coconut water based micellar I’ve come across. Firstly the scent is amazing – it’s not cloying coconutty but has the lightness of fresh coconut water with incredibly refreshing cucumber and green tea leaping out – I almost want to sip – Obviously don’t do that but do try my cucumberade recipe instead 😄
It doesn’t irritate my skin in the slightest or leave it feeling tight. Day to day, I use it as a first cleanse to quickly and gently take off makeup (except eye makeup which I use an oil for). It’s also great when you’re travelling and don’t have easy access to running water (an aircraft-friendly 100ml bottle would be nice….) or those nights when you’re too knackered for a full routine – no excuse to go to bed in makeup!