For January I wanted to test 2 products from the A’Kin range the Jojo & Corn scrub and the Purifying Masque. I have tested these products for around 3 weeks, as exfoliating and using face mask everyday can be damaging to the skin. I only used these 2-3 times a week.
I will start with the Jojo & Corn Scrub, it cost £17.99 for a 75ml scrub, if you are familiar with the A’Kin brand you will know the skincare comes in a beige colour packaging with earth green fonts. As with all A’kin products they are SLS, parabean, propylene glycol, petro chemical free. You can purchase from mypure website
Ingredients: aqua, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, lauryl glucoside, sorbitol, glycerin, sclerotium gum, jojoba esters, zea mays cob powder, sodium cocoyl glutamate, hamamelis virginiana water, glyceryl laurate, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, chlorphenesin, sodium dehydroacetate, quilaja suponaria, panthenol, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, ethylhexylglycerin, fusanus spicatus wood oil, citrus aurantium dulcis flower water.
• Corn grit – exfoliating, helps remove skin cells and stimulates microcirculation.
• Jojo beads – rounded wax beads for gentle exfoliation.
• Vit B5 – ‘the beauty vitamin’ to soothe skin.
• Witch Hazel – helps clarify and soothe.
Directions for Use:
Squeeze a small amount of the Jojo and Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub onto your moistened fingers. Massage gently onto the face and decolletage concentrating on problem areas, avoiding the eye area. Rinse with warm water and follow with Orange Blossom and Chamomile Refreshing and Soothing Toner and your favourite A’kin Moisturiser.
✓ Smooth skin after use
✓ did not react to my sensitive acne prone skin
✗ A bit pricey for such a small amount
✗ Bottle cap broke within 2 weeks of use
This scrub has vitamin B5 and witch hazel, this scrub is very gentle on the skin sweeping away the dead skin cells on the surface. The product is golden honey in colour and contains tiny particles of the corn. The smell has a hint of sandalwood, and the corn and jojo beads are as tiny as sugar granules. To be brutally honest I did not see much of a difference to my skin within the weeks I have tested the product, other the exfoliating properties there was no improvement to my spots and scars. The great thing about the product is that it did not react to my acne prone skin. The bottle cap was a bit flimsy and broke in half during week three. I do not have enough pros to make me repurchase this product.
❤❤❤ Product love rating 3/5
Akin Express Purifying Facial Masque
The masque, £16.49 for 75ml in size, this product is suitable for all types of skin. You can buy this from Mypure
A’kin Kaolin Clay and Activated Carbon Express Purifying Facial Masque is for normal, combination and oily skin. This fast-acting masque delivers a clear, smooth, glowing purified complexion from the very first application. Kaolin clay and activated carbon deeply cleanses the skin by drawing out pore clogging toxins and impurities whilst absorbing excess oils. Astringent witch hazel, plus lemongrass and cedarwood, helps minimise the appearance of pores.
Aqua (purified Australian water^), kaolin, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, glycerin*, macadamia ternifolia seed oil (cold pressed, Australian grown), caprylic/capric triglyceride*, cetearyl alcohol*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (cold pressed, Australian grown), sodium stearoyl glutamate*, carbon*, tocopheryl acetate (Vit E)*, bisabolol*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract [CO2], helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, lecithin*, tocopherol*, xanthan gum*, citric acid*, sodium phytate (from rice), ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, cymbopogon schoenanthus oil (lemongrass), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, cedrus atlantica bark oil (cedarwood), citral#, d-limonene#, linalool#. ^BP standard *botanical sources #from essential oils
• Kaolin clay – deeply cleanses by drawing out impurities from the skin and helping to reduce excess oils
• Activated carbon – helps draw out pore clogging toxins to leave skin refreshed and purified
• Lemongrass essential oil – a potent, astringent and clarifying extract that helps regulate oil levels on the skin and provides a fresh uplifting aroma
• Cedarwood essential oil – helps calm the skin while controlling excess sebum
• Witch hazel – a proven astringent that tones and tightens the skin
Directions for Use:
After cleansing and drying the skin, smooth a generous layer of this masque onto your face and décolletage, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Follow with your favourite A’kin moisturiser. For best results use once to twice a week.
✓ bright vibrant skin after use
✓ kaolin clay is left my face soft
✓ absorb oil on my face
This masque I really loved, compared to my Shiesido clay mask this one ranks the same. The clay does not leave your face tight or dry after use, I tend to love kaolin clay in my skin care. My face was left glowing and more vibrant after use the lemongrass is rather refreshing to smell. Over the past few weeks my skin started to look really good my skincare routine was sebamed soap, botanics toner and lush celestrial moisturiser using A’kin scrub and masque 2-3 times a week. I have no cons for this product and this will defiantly be repurchased.
❤❤❤❤❤ Product love rating 5/5