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

4.0

23 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sesame Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Squalane, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Witch Hazel Water, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Rose Flower Water, Panthenol, Jojoba Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Geranium Flower Oil, Tocopherol, Sandalwood Wood Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Benzoic acid, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool

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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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