13 January 2017


Today I'd like to introduce you to Zk'in Certified Organic Skincare. Zkin, which is pronounced 'skin', and the Z in the name represents the brands zero tolerance for anything less than the best. The products are not only certified organic, vegan and cruelty free, they are also free from parabens, sulphates, and petrochemicals, but rather contain powerful bioactive ingredients that have proven efficient. 

I've put a few products to the test including the Zk'in Clarifying Exfoliating, which is made from among others orange fruit extract, citrus peel oil, coffee seed powder and aloe leaf juice and it helps gently buff away dead skin cells and excess oil and sebum for a cleaner and brighter skin. The coffee helps to remove dead skin cells and impurities, while the caffeine n the coffee alleviates puffiness, while the aloe vera helps soothe and calm the skin.

I love how this exfoliator is 95% certified organic, and that it is so gentle on the skin. And when used a few times a week in the shower (the coffee can make it a little messy), is definitely helping my skin look so much softer and smoother, but also less greasy. I also love the gorgeous orange zesty coffee scent that spreads in my bathroom after each use. Another thing that I love is that the exfoliator is not containing microplastics, which is clogging up the waterways and endangering aquatic life - microplastics is on the list of ingredients to be banned in several countries around the world in the near future.

Then there's the Zk’in Brightening & Hydrating Masque, which would be any chocolate lovers dream, as thanks to containing cocoa, it has the most delish chocolate scent. The cocoa is high in antioxidants, which helps to brighten the skin. It also contains aloe vera to increase skin hydration, while brown seaweed extract to help preserve the skins breakdown of collagen, and help smooth wrinkles and improve elasticity, 

The mask is to be used once or twice a week, and left on for 10 minutes before removed. I am not sure that I've seen any significant brightening effect, but I love how gentle it is on my skin, and soft and smooth it makes it feel. After each use my skin simply looks like it has been given a lift as it is plumper and clearly deeply nourished, and hence also glowing and healthy.

Finally, the Zk'in Line Smoothing Serum is a very light gel based serum that is to be used on the delicate eye area, and/or facial expression lines such as forehead wrinkles, after cleansing the skin and prior to moisturiser. I admit that I initially thought that this was a serum for the whole face, and it wasn't until I read the description on the box that I realised that it was in fact an eye serum - so it really would be ideal if that was more clearly displayed on the box!

The serum contains an active ingredient called Gee from atuline® Expression, an extract of the Paracress plant of Madagascar, which has been clinically shown* to smooth the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, a natural and safe alternative to injectables!

Anyway, as this is an eye serum, it is really an additional step in your skincare regime - I don't mind personally, as I am already using a serum on my face before moisturiser, but 'just' an eye cream, and as eye creams is one of the products I'm always willing to spend more on, I do like doing something extra for this area, as a younger looking eye area, makes such a difference to your whole look.

The light serum absorbs super quick, and without any greasiness, so you can move on and apply your eye cream on top, or you can of course leave it on its own - but again, with ageing skin, my eye area needs all the help it can get! It leaves the skin feeling silky soft and smooth. I haven't got a lot of deeper wrinkles, but the finer ones are starting to creep in, but I do have one larger expression line between my brows which is rather annoying.

I didn't expect to see massive results, but after using the serum for about a month, I am quite pleased to say that the fine lines around my eyes do appear to have softened a little, and the expression line slightly minimised in size and depth too. It is still early days, but for a serum to do that in a few weeks, is really impressive, so I will definitely continue to use it, and if results continue to show, also consider repurchasing.

So overall really enjoying these Zk'in products, they are gentle and don't contain any nasty ingredients, they are lovely to use, smell incredible, and I love seeing the positive effects they are having on my skin. 

Zk'in Line Smoothing Serum - RRP: $59.95 / 25ml
Zk'in Clarifying Exfoliator - RRP: $39.95 / 100ml
Zk'in Brightening & Hydrating Masque - RRP: $39.95 / 65ml

Available from Zk'in Organics Online and select stockists
* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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