Tuesday 25 May 2010

A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist -A Review For My Pure

I was thrilled when I opened my recent review parcel from My Pure to receive a facial spray / mist. As you probably know already from my blog I love facial sprays and even use my regular toners in spray bottles - they are great for toning, refreshing the skin and even setting make up. The one sent to me for review was the A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist.I've already tried a few A'kin products before (hand washes) and I've already heard so much about this product from one of my friends who has used it before so I was thrilled to receive it and get the chance to try it out for you x
A'kin was founded in Australia in 2002, and first came to the UK in 2004 - it's a truly natural, vegan range free from all sorts of nasties such as sulfates, silicone's and parabens :).
The first thing you obviously notice about this product is the packaging - it's simple and unfussy - packaged in a cream / grey bottle. It has a natural pump action spray dispenser which I love - no chemicals or gases are involved and they produce a super fine spray
the dispenser on this product is no exception it produces a lovely fine but substantial spray which adds to its usefulness
As I've already said A'kin prides itself on the use of natural ingredients and this product exemplifies that, it contains beautiful flower essences, plant extracts and vitamins to produce a spray to cool and rehydrate your skin.
A'kin have included several extracts which are beneficial for you skin including Aloe Vera. Aloe is one of the most amazing products as well as being anti-bacterial, it also immensely soothing and cooling on burnt or inflamed skin. As well as adding a beautiful but subtle scent the product obviously also contains several varieties of rose - one of the most precious plant extracts rose is especially good again for skin calming, but the smell can also actually induce relaxation. Another one of the key ingredients A'kin have used in this mist is the rather scary sounding sodium hyaluronate - again a naturally occurring product often from soy beans, HA as it's often know is high in antioxidants, and can play a key role in hydrating the skin. These are just some of the ingredients in this mist - it's clear A'kin have thought about every ingredient that has gone into thes product - about what is can do for our skin and or course about what it smells like.

As I said before it has a subtle rose smell, pleasant and refreshing but not overpowering. I have probably used this spray over the last few weeks mostly as a refresher. Like most of us in the UK I probably caught a tiny bit too much sun over the weekend and I used this spray all over my pink tinged face ;) - I have to admit it was a gorgeous - it didn't sting at all, and it felt beautifully cooling and soothing on my skin and my skin certainly didn't feel dry, exactly as A'kin claimed - thank you Aloe Vera content! I've also used this during the hot sticky nights we've had lately to cool the skin on my face and body -gorgeous and so refreshing. You can also use this product as a toner, or over make up or to refresh it and to help to set it, or even to foil eyeshadows :) Mummy LouLou also liked this product on her mature skin - she loved the subtle rose smell, and liked the fact that it absorbed into the skin and left a non-sticky finish. All in all this product has proved a bit of a winner with us - I like the smell,and the feel of it on my skin and I also like the ethos behind the company. I think like most facial sprays it would be a real summer essential - great for those (hopefully) hot days and nights :)
The only thing I have a slight issue with is the price of the product - £12.99 for 125ml which I think is a tad steep but if your into natural products this is a good one to try. You can purchase the A'kin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist from My Pure for £12.99.

(As you know I was sent this product for review purposes - this hasn't altered my opinion in anyway - this is my own honest viewpoint yours may be different)


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