Over the past couple of weeks, I've been putting the new vegan friendly, organic and natural Australian skincare brand, zk'in, to the test. Here are my thoughts on four of their top performing products, all of which marry natural active ingredients with proven clinical results.
I've tried a lot of manual exfoliators, but zk'in's Clarifying Exfoliator is the first that I've used which has tiny ground Organic Arabica Coffee Beans in it to do its exfoliating magic. The ground coffee is suspended in a gel like base and it has a wonderful 'freshly-brewed cuppa meets uplifting citrus' scent thanks to the Mandarin peel oil that helps to wake up tired skin. I've found this exfoliator to be very gentle, yet it still does a brilliant job of declogging pores and getting rid of impurities.
zk'in Hydrating Mist* (120ml, £22.95 - 97.45% organic)
This is a specially targeted toner style mist that helps to fight daily UV damage and it also loads the skin with extra moisture to keep it hydrated throughout the day. Packaged in a pressurised can, you simply shake before use, and lightly spray all over for that added protection. It has a really 'fresh' scent that reminds me of being by the beach and I think it would make an excellent travel companion for holidays in the sun.
My favourite product out of the four has to be this incredible Brightening & Hydrating Masque. I'm a total face mask junkie and like to use them regularly to keep my skin in tip top condition. This one uses Brown Seaweed to aid preserving the skin's existing natural collagen levels and it also helps to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines and improve elasticity. It's also packed full of antioxidants such as organic Cocoa to brighten and organic Aloe Vera to add essential hydration. With an easy to apply gel texture (and a little goes a long way too), I saw noticeable results after just 10 minutes - very impressive!
zk'in Rejuvenating Moisturiser* (50ml, £34.90 - 91.61% organic)
A clinically tested anti-aging moisturiser that's formulated with Brown Seaweed extract to reduce wrinkles, organic Cotton Thistle extract to promote skin regeneration and repair damage, the Rejuvenating Moisturiser has a light texture and absorbs into the skin quickly to get down to business. As I don't have any wrinkles just yet, I can't really put these claims to the test, but I can say that the fine lines under my eyes looked more plumped up and smoothed out when I applied a little of this over them instead of my eye cream and the more combination areas of my face felt a lot more hydrated than they usually are.
Zk'in skincare uses ingredients that are certified to the COSMOS Organic standard, and all of the products are free from BPA, parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, GM ingredients and nano particles. The full range is also suitable for vegans. Available to purchase in the UK from NutriMarketUK
Have you tried anything from zk'in?