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