signemarie's review of Unlisted Brand A'kin Rose and Geranium Cleanser and Toner in One

4.2

23 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (purified Australian water*), glycerin (botanical source), caprylic/capric triglceride (botanical source), sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol (botanical source), sorbitol (botanical source), sodium stearoyl lactylate (botanical source), glyceryl stearate (botanical source), lecithin (from GMO free soy bean), squalane (from olives), butyrospermum parkii (certified organic shea butter), persea gratissima (avocado) oil (certified organic cold pressed Australian grown), macadamia ternifolia seed oil (cold pressed Australian grown), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, panthenol (pro Vit B5), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (cold pressed Australian grown), tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, xanthan gum, sodium isostearoyl lactylate (botanical source), stearic acid (botanical source), glyceryl laurate (botanical source), sodium gluconate (from GMO free corn), phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxymethylglcinate, ethylhexlyglycerin, rosa centifolia flower water, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil, fusanus spicatus wood (West Australian sandalwood) oil, citronellol farnesol#, geraniol#, limalool#, *BP standard #from essential oils - A'kin products are free from sulfates, ethoxylates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemical cleansers, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA & artificial colours. - A'kin products are ingredient rich, vegan, using certified organic ingredients where possible, 100% natural botanical aromatherapy and formulated without animal ingredients or animal testing.

on 6/3/2012 6:50:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Got a trial size of this from an aussie friend and will be forever grateful. I agree with the poster who said this might just be the best cream cleanser on the market, natural or conventional, it beats every other product I tried in this category.

I have dry skin, so I love cream or balm cleansers and have tried a lot. Many. From Eve Lom, Estee Lauder, Dermalogica, Ole Henriksen, Clinique and natural brands like Weleda, Hauschka, Trilogy and pharmacy brands like Avène, La Roche Posay and Bioderma. I like this one best. I think this resembles Cliniques comforting cream cleanser a lot, so if youre looking for a natural, environmental-friendly and cruelty-free alternative, I'm pretty sure you're going to like this. It's creamy, cleans impressively well (removes cream eye makeup and my MUFE f&b foundation with no problems) and really leaves skin refreshed, like you used a toner. Just lovely!

So, what's the drawback? Well, for sensitive skin, it would be that A'Kin for some reason chose to use one of the most dreaded essential oils, geranium, containing linalool, which many are allergic to (it's oxidized compund to be precise). And it's pretty high on the ingredient list, too. I was weary. BUT I am happy to report that this sensitive-skinned user have not had any reactions to it - I tell myself that the risk of this product oxidizing on my skin or in the tube is minimal due to the use of the product.

Very pleased with everything about this product, from performance to packaging (eco-friendly, biodegradable). Well done, A'Kin and thank you aussie friend for tuning me in on this brand!

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