A’kin…Delivering 100% Vegan Skincare on the High Street

Vegan skincare is something that really has become more and more important for many people. With demand comes supply, but you really need to know which brands are actually worth investing not only your money into, but also your time and skin. A’Kin is a brand that i have featured on this blog many, times….

A’Kin Vegan Skincare Range

It is a beautiful brand that i really, really enjoy using on my skin and a brand which always gives me gentle yet effective results. Established in 2002, this Australian brand, absolutely pride themselves on creating natural, safe and effective products. It’s great to know that these products  are Australian certified Organic, Paraban free, Sulphate free, harsh chemical free, vegan and animal ingredient and testing free – brilliant! Having recently had a little makeover and with some gorgeous new product releases about to hit Holland and Barrett, i thought i would share a super quick skincare routine with you.

A’Kin Micellar Water

Micellar Water is such a popular cleanser right now and something i have enjoyed using for the past couple of years. It’s great to quickly and easily remove make up with, perfect to use first thing in the morning to remove sweat, grime and last nights face cream and also just as a face re-freshener. A’Kin’s Cleansing Micellar Water contains super hydrating Organic Coconut Water and Green Tea. This is one of those, “OMG” products! Every single time i sweep this over my face i take a deep breathe in and just relax. It is incredibly cooling on the skin, but smells so lovely, you can smell the coconut water and green tea inclusion and it is sooo refreshing, especially in hot weather. I love to apply this to two cotton pads and just sit for a moment with it resting on my eyes as it really refreshes me. PH balanced and soap free there is no need to rinse this product away after use. Can be used twice as day as needed.

A’Kin Hydrating Mist Toner

After using the Micellar i love to follow on with the brand new Hydrating Mist Toner. Suitable for all skin types, which is great as mine is incredibly dehydrated, this instantly cools and tones the skin upon application. Infused with Organic Coconut Water and enriched with Green Tea and Chamomile, this toner adds hydration to the skin, whilst also soothing, tired, stressed or red skin. Perfect used after cleansing but also a great item to leave beside your computer for a quick refreshing spritz throughout the day. I enjoy this as a setting spray over my foundation too!

A’Kin Correcting Eye Gel

At my age, the ripe ole age of 42, i always use an eye cream, and i urge anyone from the age of 30 and above to do the same. Prevention is always better than cure and A’Kin have the Correcting Eye Gel in their collection, which is lovely.

A’Kin Eye Gel

Super light on application, this white, cooling lotion type gel cream immediately soothes  the tired, stressed eye area. Jam packed full of ingredients such as White Tea, Cornflower and Vitamin C, this really brightens my under eye area, but most importantly for me hugely reduces my puffiness. I love this in the morning, when i awake with really puffy eyes at is sinks in really fast without leaving any sticky residue behind and helps me look more awake. Great for anyone struggling with allergies too.

A’Kin Day and Night Cream

Now, i have spoken before about my feelings on a combined day and night cream and whether it was possible to include enough hydration and hard working ingredients. If you are looking for a quick and easy, fuss free routine with complete hydration and nourished skin, i really think you will enjoy the Intense Hydration Day & Night Cream.

A’Kin Day and Night Cream

 This pot of buttery goodness is incredible on my skin. Perfect for anyone with a more mature skin, seeing those signs of fine lines, dehydration and/or sensitivity. This cream has such a beautiful texture, thanks to the Shea Butter, it is rich in feel but not at all heavy on the skin. It melts into the skin and immediately just plumps it out. When my skin has that horrible tight feeling, or if i have been outside in the sun, this is what i reach for to nourish it and nurture it back to health. Containing :

Certifies Organic Rosehip Oil – natural source of essential fatty acids
Certified organic Shea butter – deeply nourishes, hydrates and strengthens skins barrier
Australian Avocado Oil – rich in vitamins A, B5 and E
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice – to calm and soothe dehydrated skin
This cream can help brightening and even the skin tone as well as hydrate it. You really only need a small amount both day and night to achieve lovely results.

If you would love the inclusion of Oils in your skincare routine check out my post featuring the A’Kin Rosehip Oil HERE. ( It is a really old post…..don’t judge hahaha)

These products are available direct from A’kin HERE and will be launching in Holland and Barrett Stores the beginning of June 2017.

Have you tried this brand before? I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment below

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  1. Anonymous
    May 24, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Beautiful products! I've used them since 2004 when I modelled for them and fell in love instantly! It helped correct any dehydration, dryness or oiliness too – especially with the Rosehip Oil with its balancing and healing effects! Thanks for this update Sharon! <3 x x x

  2. Megan McCoig
    May 24, 2017 / 11:02 am

    These sound amazing. It's not often you find amazing vegan Skincare products for such a good price. Must look out for them xx

  3. Petra / Be Healthy Now
    May 24, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Would love to try Akin's Hydrating Mist toner. It's good to know you can get it from Holland & Barrett. I have a voucher to use up so I may as well treat myself to something new!

  4. Beautylymin
    May 24, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    This whole range really appeals to me. Great review, Sharon! xxBeautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

  5. Roxie Watt
    May 24, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I've never heard of this brand before but I love the sound of the micellar water.

  6. Heather Nixon
    May 24, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I've tried a couple of products from this brand and liked them xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  7. Lauren Hills
    May 24, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Never heard of this brand before reading this post. Sounds like a great brand. I love the sound of the Micellar water. I love using Micellar water for removing makeup x

  8. The WeeBlondie
    May 24, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I've never heard of this brand but their products sound really cool! X

  9. Laura Hollier
    May 24, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Everything sounds like a dream! I am intrigued x

  10. Emmys Beauty Cave
    May 24, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I love the sound of the mist toner!www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

  11. beautyqueenuk
    May 24, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I've heard of the brand but hadn't seen it for sale anywhere, now I know x

  12. Gem flutterandsparkle
    May 24, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I've never really considered vegan skincare, but I love the sound of the toning mist, especially for the summer months Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

  13. Kristy
    May 24, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I haven't heard of this brand before but it really does sound like a great brand. I love the sound of the mist toner. Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

  14. Erin Russell
    May 25, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    It's so good you can get it from H&B, never think to go in there for skincare! I always think of them more for food – I will need to check it out :)Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. Cassandra Thompson
    May 26, 2017 / 12:54 am

    I've used their Dry Shampoo in the past and it was so good! Loving the looks of these products.Cass | CassandraMyee

  16. Georgia Weedon
    May 28, 2017 / 11:04 am

    The micellar water sounds lovely with coconut water in it! X

  17. Chantelle Nelson
    May 28, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    These sound lovely, especially the eye cream!Chantelle xThe Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  18. Beauty Drama Queen
    May 28, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I love natural skincare! These sound incredible! I'll be definitely looking for them on my next trip to H&B x

  19. Laura Louise
    May 29, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I hadn't heard of this brand before but this sounds so beautiful! I want the mist x

  20. The Sunday Girl
    June 6, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I really need to try some vegan brands asap!

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