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Update - Cleansing and Toning

I have been using these two lovely products from A'kin Skincare as part of my skincare routine since the past few weeks and have noticed how you can get away with a minimum of products. 

As for my combination-sensitive skin type, I have noticed that the less amount of products I use and the more basic they are, the more my skin likes it. Basically, a big no-no for rich and lush creams especially as its getting warmer day by day. 

What I have here is Akin Refreshing and Soothing Toner(£11.99) and Akin Pure Rose Hydrating Mist(£14.99).

Akin Toner is meant to act a hydrating toner which is supposed to be used after cleansing your face to balance out the PH level of the skin and hydrate it as well. I in fact use it as a part of my cleansing routine, as I realised that a face wash and cleansing wipes were not enough to do the job. I use this with a cotton pad and it literally gets every speck of make-up off my face, almost two cotton pads full which was quite shocking! 

I usually moisturise after this but it does not leave my skin tight like other toners, in fact it leaves it squeaky clean and glowy. It also doubles up as an excellent eye-make up remover, removing stubborn water proof mascara too, which I did not expect it to do.

Here you go. Finally more than one reason to invest in a toner. Oh and it smells delicious! Fresh oranges anyone?

Once my face is squeaky clean after using the above product, I go ahead and spritz my face generously with this Hydrating Mist. This replaces any moisture lost in the cleansing process and prepares skin to absorb any moisturiser that you may apply after this.

In my case, I prefer to use this as a light spray of moisture and that's it for the moisturising part. If I see any particularly dry areas of the face, I go ahead and apply some intensive moisturiser there but that's it. For a full face, I only prefer to spray this and I am good to go. I have used MAC's Fix Plus and Body Shops Face Mist in the past, however this one is the most moisturising of the lot and actually works at replenishing the moisture lost.

It works quite well at refreshing worn out make-up through out the day or to add a glow to a matte powder or foundation. My MAC Fix Plus has never really worked so well to be honest. 

I can see this being a handbag staple for the summer!

Amy said...

Mmmm....They both look like they smell absolutely gorgeous!! xx


SweetLikeJelly said...

Sounds like a lovely product!

kay eh tea ei. said...

sounds good! quite a good price too xo.

Unknown said...


Thanks for following my blog! I've followed yours too.

You're right, it is important to not use those heavy creams - especially in summer.

I have combination skin, so might give these a try.

Sarah Betty xx

Fragancia said...

thanks for following my blog i followed you back :)





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