As a part of my journey into a more natural skin care products, I thought it only make sense if I were to use equally natural product to remove my makeup as well. I have the perfect product for quite a few months now. Recently I’ve been trying out this A’kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner, a best seller in the A’kin range to remove my face makeup as well as to cleanse and tone at the same time.
On the box it said that this is a day and night gentle cleanser, a face and eye makeup remover and it contain witch hazel that mildly tones the skin for dry as well as sensitive skin. Oh cool. It’s a 3-in-1 product. I love time saving products 😀
I struggled a bit with this A’kin Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner at the beginning. You do know I’m quite the rebel in reading product description before using right? So this time I make sure I read the description again and again before using it. I happily used it on my first trial to remove all my makeup. Now, this is a really gentle cleanser so it doesn’t remove all my waterproof eye makeup completely. I was also trying out the method of using face flannel aka face cloth to wipe everything off my face as opposed to rinsing and I totally hated it. At that point of time, I’m not sure if I hated the product or I hated using face flannel. The product somehow got to my eyes and it stings. No more new + new experiment for me 😛
What I do like about A’kin is that their product is made from pure active botanics ingredients and they are paraben-free as well as sulfate-free. The texture of Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner is just like any cleansing milk. Well, this one here is a teeny weeny thicker, which is expected as it is meant for dry and sensitive skin. But that doesn’t bothers me. Anything rose scented is my absolute favourite and this Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner happens to contain a little bit of rose scent. I believe my nose detected geranium more, not the rose. However I don’t quite like the natural + rose scent. I must say it does took me a while to get used to natural product scent and that includes this one. After a while it doesn’t bothers me that much.
The usage description said to either rinse or tissue off. I honestly cannot do tissue off at all. I like my face to be squeakily clean especially in the evening when I remove all my makeup. I have acne-prone skin and I don’t like my face to feel all greasy and mushy. This Rose & Geranium Pure Facial Creamy Cleanser & Toner is different from what I’ve used before. When I rinse off with water, it leaves a waxy feeling on the top layer of my face. If you have dry skin you will love this. I just happened to have a different preference when it comes to removing makeup and double cleansing so this is definitely something that I don’t quite enjoy. The good news is the waxy layer comes off after I double cleanse. With this product, you don’t have to double cleanse as it comes with toning benefit as well. It’s really up to you and how you like to cleanse your face. You know I can’t do without double cleanse 😀
Have you tried anything from A’kin before? I loveeee their hair care products so so much as it does wonder for my really confusing hair condition. What about you? Which natural brand / product that you would recommend me trying? 🙂
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.