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ZK'IN SKINCARE REVIEW: (1) CLEANSING PURIFYING GEL, (2) CLEAR SKIN TONER AND (3) RE-BALANCING LOTION !



Hi beauty lovers.


Feeling organic and want to opt for a natural skincare range? 
Zk'in can assist with that!  

Zk'in is known for their Australian certified organic and natural skin products. (For those unaware of this brand.) There has been many clinical tests conducted, products tested by many women and even industries in the beauty market. The Zk'in team are so honest about what contents are present in their products and the many benefits that come from using their products from the organic skincare range. Zk'in brings us back to the great Aussie organic products with a huge line of skincare creams, serums and toners. 

Beauty are the customers. Are we satisfied? Does using the Zk'in skincare products reflect our spirit, confidence and actions when it comes to having rejuvenated skin? The answer is YES! (Well from my experiences)

In this review I will be talking about the Zk'in skincare range namely: 
  • Zk'in Purifying Cleansing Gel (100ml) 
  • Zk'in Clear Skin Toner (120ml) 
  • Zk'in Rebalancing Lotion (50ml) 



Purifying Cleansing Gel


Zk'in Purifying Cleansing Gel 

This product is the first step you take when cleansing your face from dirt, grime or dust. It's clinically tested with sebum control active where it removes any excess oil you may have on your face naturally and restoring the balance back to your skin. For me, I tend to have a really oily face as it can be affected by the change in weather, sweat, mood, stress and so many more external factors.

This is an organic cleansing gel where it acts to remove any excess oil from the skin. It's been formulated with Quillaja - basically an ingredient which has been proven to reduce your shiny skin and clear any necessary acne that you may have. The Quillaja foams up quite naturally on your skin so this leaves your face feeling clean, balanced and clear. I would say this product is suitable for those with oily or combination skin. 

I've been using the cleanser gel for about a week now and I've found that it has left my skin feeling really firm and clear of dirt, oils and grime. I have slightly visible pores on my face and nose and I've noticed a gradual closure and clearness to my pores. I felt my face glowing everyday when using the cleanser for every day and night. My forehead has definitely shown less of a shine to it as the cleanser works to reduce the shine and any excess oil you may accumulate to your face. I loved how my skin felt and knowing that it's an organic product of about 96.11% of organic ingredients to it, I was definitely enjoying the healthy benefits of it. I tend not use skincare products that contain parabens, petrochemicals as they can be harmful to your body system in the long-run. Just to be on the safe side, I am opting for the healthier and organic products when it comes to my cleansers, toners, serums and lotions. 

The packaging consisted of this clever origami style cardboard box that contained the tube of cleanser. I found it fun to open the box because there's literally two sides from which you can open it from. It's sort of like a box in a box! The bottle is easy to squeeze out product - you simply flip the top and it's mess free - making my life easier when it comes to cleansing my face.

Smelling the product, I felt there was no harsh fragrance to it. To describe to you of how it smells, try combining aloe vera with orange mandarin peels! Voila - you have a fresh scented cleanser which when spread on the face it will feel quite refreshing and cool. The product has a feint orange brown tinge to it which I quite enjoyed because you can really see the organic ingredients in the cleanser. 

This was easy to use and I simply squeezed the product onto my palm to first activate the foam. Next, I worked my hands around my face to make sure I removed all the makeup and dirt that was still trapped on my skin. Next, I grabbed a cotton pad and removed the residual on my face. By reapplying the cleanser to my face with my fingertips, I gently massaged my face in circular motions - followed by rinsing my face with lukewarm water. I made sure to gently dry my face. This was followed by using the toner and lotion of which I shall discuss down below if you keep on reading. 

Overall I would rate this product a 4/5 stars!

POSITIVES:
  • Reduced skin shine to my forehead, nose and cheeks.
  • Clinically tested.
  • Has organic Quillaja bark that helps to reduce skin shine.
  • Reduces acne by 62%.
  • Designed for oily or normal skin combination skin types. 
  • Highly effective in cleansing and removing oil without drying skin.
  • Extract is 100% biodegradable - an alternative to synthetic sulphate based cleansers.
  • Ethical and safe to use.
  • No parabens, sulphates or petrochemicals.
  • Not tested on animals. 
  • Palm oil free. 
  • Vegan. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch. 
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • Cleanse in a circular motion using lukewarm water. Remember to towel dry. 
WHERE TO BUY:

Clear Skin Toner

Zk'in Clear Skin Toner 

The Zk'in skin toner is used after the cleanser and it has been developed to purify and remove any excess oil from the skin. This tone contains witch hazel as one of its main ingredients and so this assists to refine the skin pores and constrict any blood vessels. When I used this toner, I felt that my skin was being cleansed really well and I felt that it prevented any acne from surfacing. Usually I would get a few small acne spots randomly, but for the whole week of using this cleanser, I experienced no sightings of any acne or breakouts on my skin. Aloe vera is used in the product to alleviate dry skin and keep it fresh and feeling very hydrated. 

When using the toner, I poured a few drops of the product onto a cotton pad and glided this over the T-section of my face. My skin felt fresh and really hydrated. I tend to get redness from my skin after cleansing from warm water (maybe due to having sensitive skin) so when I applied the toner over the problem areas - the redness was reduced and I did not feel any irritation from using it. This toner is suitable for those with oily to normal combination skin. The witch hazel from the toner cleans out all of dirt and oils from your pores, so you'll feel as if your skin is tightening up. I don't even need a blotting sheet to blot any excess oil. I can simply use the toner to reduce shine and oil to my skin. Overall, I am happy about this outcome. 

The packaging was really simple to use. You simply flip the top open to dispense the solution onto a cotton pad. I've found that this toner is soothing and non-irritating for me and this is always a plus for toners. After wiping the cotton pad all over my face, I could see the oil and make-up that hasn't been properly removed present on the cotton pad. 
I also discovered that the toner contains White Willow Bark which a natural anti-microbial that prevents skin infections and any bacterial growth. For a toner to also offer this benefit is a huge plus for me because it's important to keep my skin always healthy and clean from any bacteria every night. 

For an awesome organic toner, I definitely give this a 5/5 stars.

POSITIVES: 
  • Suitable for oil to normal combination skin. 
  • Great to rid blemishes and redness. 
  • Witch Hazel present which is a natural ingredient. 
  • Tightens skin. 
  • Removes shine and excess oil from skin. 
  • Really cleanses out your pores. 
  • Not tested on animals. 
  • Palm oil free. 
  • Vegan. 
NEGATIVES:
  • No negatives. 
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • For those with oily skin, you'll find that the toner does wonders by removing any excess oil. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

Rebalancing Lotion

Zk'in Rebalancing Lotion

This lotion claims to rebalance the skin and mattes any shine within 1 hour of using the product. I've found this lotion to really give my face a matte effect, where my shine was reduced for the rest of the day and or night. After completing the first and second step of using the cleaner and toner, it's essential to rebalance your skin so that the oils  on your face don't re-appear again for the rest of the day or night.

It really does take effect within 1 hour of using the product as the ingredients are being activated to reduce any shine from the skin. I found this to be very moisturising for a lotion and it felt super lightweight which is good because it was not found to be sticky like other lotions I've tested out. As previously mentioned, it gives a matte effect look to your face when you have the product on - mainly because it works to reduce any excess shine. I also found out that the lotion is non pore clogging consisting of macadamia oils.This is packed with lots of Vitamin E where it reduces any inflammation, redness and it also has Vitamin A which acts to prevent skin congestion. I felt the product was very light on my face and it was not heavy or caked on which is very appealing to me as I want to feel comfortable when I have lotion on my face. 

The lotion smelt of soft oranges and mandarin - which simply smelt so organic, natural and I simply loved it. It was not too harsh and I would definitely recommend it to those who haven't tried organic packed products. They're so gentle and full of Vitamin which is supposed to be healthier for your skin in the long run. 

The packaging itself is in a form of a small pump. I believe this is reasonable for a lotion for as it's very hygienic to just pump out the lotion daily. To use the product, it was really simple - I would apply this lotion day and night to my face and neck after I cleanse and tone because you really need an effective lotion like the Zk'in Rebalancing lotion to even out any natural excess oils on your face. The lotion is so handy and small, I can easily pop this in my purse for touching up purposes should I experience an oily face while I'm out. 

Overall I would rate this amazing lotion a 5/5 full stars! 

POSITIVES: 
  • Rebalances skin. 
  • Gives skin a matte look. 
  • Reduces shine. 
  • Takes effect within 1 hour. 
  • Does not clog the pores. 
  • Relieves skin congestion. 
  • Has a nice scented blend of citrus orange and mandarin tinge to it.
  • Reduces inflammation. 
  • Not tested on animals. 
  • Palm oil free. 
  • Vegan. 
NEGATIVES:
  • No negatives besides it's worth investing into if you experience really oily skin and just want the matte look for long period of time throughout the day.
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Make sure you apply gentle circular motions to your face and neck, after cleansing and toning steps. 
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 

I've been using Zk'in as an organic staple in my bathroom cabinet for while now and I fully trust that it's packed with so many benefits that can assist to repair, replenish and most importantly keep your skin healthy all day, every day. The fact that it's an Australian product makes me support this 100% throughout. 

You can be sure to check out Zk'in through their website: http://www.zkinorganics.com.au/ or you can simply visit selected health food stores which may stock the product. They do FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100! Check them out now! 

I hope you enjoyed my Zk'in Skincare organic review, until then - happy reading! 

Cheers,
Livia
xoxo


Zkin certified organic skincare




*Thank you ZK'IN ORGANICS for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support. 

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